37th Annual

Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting

at

The University of Tennessee at Martin

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

Organized for / by area ACS Student Members
and other Chemistry Professionals

utm  acs-logo

 

Presentations:  University Center room 203A-203C

Presenters:  Complimentary Luncheon, room 125

 

Room 203B

Hospitality Center

(refreshments are available)

 

Co-Hosts:

Murray State University and The University of Tennessee - Martin Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

 

Student Research Papers

Session I-A:  Heather Streckert, The University of Tennessee – Martin, presiding

Room 203A

 

8:30     “Identification of N-glycan Structures in Kentucky Bluegrass using Mass Spectrometry”

Sarah Maxey, Elizabeth DeVlieger, and Katherine Stumpo, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

8:43       “Imidazolium-Containing Polyurethanes:  Deciphering the Relationship Between Structure and Thermal Properties” Zachary K. Reeder and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University

 

8:55       “Analytical Techniques in the Validation of Separated Hemoglobin Variants” Meagan Eason and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

9:07       “Optimization of Glycan Labeling for Plant Pollen Protein Analysis by UPLC”  Justin Burns, Phil Wesner, and Kate Stumpo, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

9:19       “Physicochemical Properties of 1,2,4-Triazolium Ionic Liquids” Andreah de la Hoz and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University

 

9:31       “A Focus on Focusing Proteins” Matt Roberson and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

9:43     “Linear and Covalently Crosslinked Polyesters Containing a Pendant Imidazolium Group” Carli P.

 Whittington and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University

 

 

 

Session I-B:  Chapell Smith, The University of Tennessee – Martin, presiding

Room 203C

 

8:30     “Strength Optimization Study of Ambient-Dried Silica Aerogels” Tony Polanco and Abigail Shelton,

              The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

8:43       “Aerogels and Their Application as Matrices for Photoluminescent Compounds” Will Crosby and

 Abigail Shelton, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

8:55       “Development and Theoretical Performance Assessment of a Spatially Multiplexed Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometer” Katrina L. Leaptrot, Jody C. May, and John A. McLean, Vanderbilt University

 

9:07       “Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production by a Molecular Cobalt Complex” Yuan Chen1 and Xuan Zhao2

1Christian Brothers University and 1University of Memphis

 

9:19       “Hypervalent Iodine Mediated Substitution of Phenol” Will Crosby and Phillip Shelton, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 

9:31       “Evaluation and Prediction of Biomolecular Class in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry” Caleb B. Morris, Jody C. May, and John A. McLean, Vanderbilt University

 

9:43     “Synthesis and Emission Characterization of Organoplatinum Complexes” Eric Staggs, Will Crosby,

              and Abigail Shelton, The University of Tennessee – Martin

 Student Research Posters

Session II

UTMartin SMACS president Krysten Harris  presiding

Room 203B, Hospitality Center

(refreshments are available)

 

10:00 – 10:40 a.m.

 

 

“Synthesis of Dehydroheteroarylannulenes Using Palladium Catalyzed Cross Coupling”

Roman Oundirenko and K.C. Russell, Northern Kentucky University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

 

“In-Gel Digestion of BSA and Myoglobin” Anita Afshari, Jade Oh, and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee - Martin

 

“Validation of Separated BSA and Myoglobin” Ashley Balius, Ben Rollins, and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee - Martin

 

Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Lauroside B.” Heather Vacovsky, Saumil Patel, and Genessa M.

              Smith, The University of Tennessee - Martin

 

“Fundamental Studies of Electron Transfer Active Iridium Oxide Nanoparticles in Solutions and on Conducting

             Surfaces” Lauren Trent and Lloyd P. Horne, Murray State University

 

“Riboflavin vs Blackberry Juice as a Sensitizer for Titanium dioxide/Indium Tin Oxide Solar Cells” Krysten

Harris, Krishna Patel, Priya Patel, Heather Streckert and S. K. Airee, The University of Tennessee -  Martin

 

 


Student Research Papers

Session III-A:  Shesha Shah, Christian Brothers University, presiding

Room 203A

 

10:40     “A Simple Preconcentration Proctocol for Semi-automated Analysis of Total Trihalomethanes and Total Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water” Thomas E. Watts, Yin Yee Choo, Paul S. Simone, and Gary L. Emmert, University of Memphis

 

10:53     “The Nature of Tyrosine/Adenine Stacking Interactions” Sam Pellock and J. Ricky Cox, Murray State University

 

11:06     “Improving Stereoisomer Analysis Of 1,3-DMAA AND 1,4-DMAA In Geranium Plants Using a Chiral Derivatizing Agent Wit HPLC-MS/MS Detection” Heather L. Fleming, Patricia L. Ranaivo, and Paul S. Simone, University of Memphis

11:19     “Effects of Gelsolin and Prosthetic Particles on Human Macrophages” Shannon Jean McDonald1, Dr. Richard Smith2, D. Lev2, and C. Pammi2, 1 Christian Brothers University and 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

11:32     “Cloning of Wapl Proteins for Antibody Production and RNA Interference” Katie Eudy1, Kuntal De2, Christopher Makaroff2,  1Union University, Jackson, TN and 2Miami University, Oxford, OH es1, WenLin Sun2, Olga ZaBirnyk2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 11:45     “Neurological Basis for Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity” Erika Yates1, WenLin Sun2, Olga ZaBirnk2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Tennessee Health Science Centery

11:58     “Effects of Cranberry Components on Hepatocyte Growth Factor Production by Human Gingival Fibroblasts in Response to IL-1B and LPS” Melanie Saunders1, David Tipton, DDS, PhD2, and Alesia Hatten2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN

 

12:11     Receptor Agonist Mediated Response of IL-6 and cAMP in Human Bronchial Smooth Muscle Cells”  Anna Birg1, Amy Bogard2, and Rennolds Ostrom2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

 

 

 Session III-B: Abbey Adler, Murray State University, presiding

Room 203C

 

10:40     Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles from Iron Oleate Complex, Oleic Acid, and 1-Octadecene”

Natalie Wright1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis

 

10:53     “A Computational Investigation of M-Ga-F Triatomics with row 3 metals (M = Sc-Zn)” Shesha Shah1 and Nathan DeYonker2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis

 

11:06     “An Examination of the Factors that Influence Iron Oxide-Gold Core-Shell Particle Growth” Yusef Akbik1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis

 

11:19     “Studies Toward Selective Green Bromination” Ashley Mendez and  Jozsef Devenyi, The University of Tennessee - Martin

11:32     “Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles of Various Sizes and Shapes” Christine Nguyen1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis

 

11:45      “Iron-oxide Nanoparticles for Photothermal-Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer” Duy Nguyen1, M.D. Nadim2, and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis

 

11:58  “To Synthesize an IONP” Kevin Liao1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Christian Brothers University and

 2University of Memphis

 

12:11     “ Use of MOE 2011.10 to Test Potential Docking Site for Physiological Steroids on the B1 Subunit”

Esha Thakore1, Anna Bukiya2, and Alejandro M. Dopico2, 1Christian Brothers University and  2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

 

 

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The Following Institutions are represented today:


Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Murray State University, Murray, KY

Northern Kentucky University

The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN          

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN
The University of Tennessee - Martin, Martin, TN
Union University, Jackson, TN

Vanderbilt University
West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah
 
, KY

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Acknowledgement and Thanks

 

On behalf of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society, we are grateful for the success of this Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting and thank:

 Krysten A. Harris                     S. K. Airee
  Chapter President                Faculty Advisor

 

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 Alphabetical List of Authors

 

Afshari , Anita                               Session II

Airee, S. K.                                   Session II

Akbik, Yusef                                 Session III-B

Balius, Ashley                               Session II                       

Birg, Anna                                     Session III-A

Bogard, Amy                                Session III-A

Bukiya, Anna                                Session III-B

Burns, Justin                                Session I-A

Chen, Yuan                                   Session I-B

Choo, Yin Yee                             Session III-A

Cox, J. Ricky                                Session III-A

Crosby, Will                                 Session I-B

De, Kuntal                                    Session III-A

de la Hoz, Andreah                     Session I-A

Devenyi, Jozsef                          Session III-B

DeVlieger, Elizabeth                   Session I-A

DeYonker, Nathan                      Session III-B

Dopico, Alejandro M.                            Session III-B

Eason, Meagan                            Session I-A

Emmert, Gary L.                         Session III-A                  

Eudy, Katie                                   Session III-A

Fleming, Heather L.                    Session III-A    

Harris, Krysten                           Session II

Hatten, Alesia                               Session III-A

Horne, Lloyd P.                          Session II

Huang, Xiaohua                          Session III-B    

Leaptrot, Katrina L.                    Session I-B

Lev, D.                                          Session III-A

Liao, Kevin                                   Session III-B

Makaroff, Christopher                Session III-A 

Maxey, Sarah                                Session I-A

May, Jody C.                               Session I-B

McDonald, Shannon Jean         Session III-A

McLean, John A.                        Session I-B

Mendez, Ashley                         Session III-B

Miller,   Kevin M.                        Session I-A

Montgomery, Robbie                 Session I-A, Session II

Morris, Caleb B.                         Session I-B       

Nadim, M.D.                                Session III-B

Nguyen, Christine                       Session III-B

Nguyen, Duy                                Session III-B

Oh, Jade                                        Session II

Ostrom, Rennolds                       Session III-A

Oundirenko, Roman                    Session II

Pammi, C.                                     Session III-A

Patel, Krishna                           Session II

Patel, Priya                                   Session II

Patel, Saumil                                 Session II

Pellock, Sam                                  Session III-A

Ranaivo, Patricia L.                     Session III-A

Reeder, Zachary K.                     Session I-A

Roberson, Matt                          Session I-A

Rollins, Ben                                  Session II

Russell, K.C.                                 Session II

Saunders, Melanie                       Session III-A

Shah, Shesha                                 Session III-B

Shelton, Abigail                          Session I-B

Shelton, Phillip                           Session I-B

Simone, Paul S.                           Session III-A

Smith,    Genessa M.                     Session II

Smith,    Richard                            Session III-A

Staggs, Eric                                   Session I-B

Streckert, Heather                       Session II

Stumpo, Katherine                      Session I-A

Sun, WenLin                                 Session III-A

Thakore, Esha                               Session III-B

Tipton, David                                           Session III-A

Trent,    Lauren                               Session II

Vacovsky, Heather                     Session II

Watts, Thomas E.                       Session III-A

Wesner, Phil                                  Session I-A

Whittington, Carli P.                   Session I-A

Wright, Natalie                            Session III-B

Yates,    Erika                                  Session III-A

ZaBirnyk, Olga                           Session III-A

Zhao, Xuan                                   Session I-B

 

 

The papers submitted in chronological order of submission:

1. Development and Theoretical Performance Assessment of a Spatially Multiplexed Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometer, Katrina L. Leaptrot; Jody C. May; John A. McLean, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2. Evaluation and Prediction of Biomolecular Class in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry, Caleb B. Morris; Jody C. May; John A. McLean, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

3. "Synthesis of dehydroheteroarylannulenes using palladium catalyzed cross coupling.", Roman Oundirenko
West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Paducah, KY

4. Ashley Mendez is planning to present her results titled  Studies Toward Selective Green Bromination, Ashley Mendez and  Jozsef Devenyi, The University of Tennessee at Martin

5. A Simple Preconcentration Proctocol for Semi-automated Analysis of Total Trihalomethanes and Total Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water, Thomas E Watts, Yin Yee Choo, Paul S Simone, Gary L Emmert, University of Memphis 

6."Hypervalent Iodine Mediated Substitution of Phenol", Will Crosby and Phillip Shelton, The University of Tennessee at Martin 

7. IMPROVING STEREOISOMER ANALYSIS OF 1,3-DMAA AND 1,4-DMAA IN GERANIUM PLANTS USING A CHIRAL DERIVATIZING AGENT WITH HPLC-MS/MS DETECTION, Heather L. Fleming, Patricia L. Ranaivo, and Paul S. Simone, Jr., The University of Memphis  

8. Analytical Techniques in the Validation of Separated Hemoglobin Variants – Meagan Eason and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee at  Martin
9. A Focus on Focusing Proteins – Matt Roberson and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee at  Martin
10. In-Gel Digestion of BSA and Myoglobin – Anita Afshari and Jade Oh and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee at  Martin
11. Validation of Separated BSA and Myoglobin – Ashley Balius, Ben Rollins and Robbie Montgomery, The University of Tennessee at  Martin

12. Riboflavin vs Blackberry Juice as a Sensitizer for Titanium dioxide/Indium Tin Oxide Solar Cells, Krysten Harris, Krishna Patel, Priya Patel, Heather Streckert and S. K. Airee, The University of Tennessee at  Martin

13. Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of LLauroside B., Heather Vacovsky, Saumil Patel, and Genessa M. Smith, The University of Tennessee at Martin

14. "Imidazolium-Containing Polyurethanes: Deciphering the Relationship Between Structure and Thermal Properties." Zachary K. Reeder* and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University
15. "Physicochemical Properties of 1,2,4-Triazolium Ionic Liquids." Andreah de la Hoz and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University
16. " Linear and Covalently Crosslinked Polyesters Containing a Pendant Imidazolium Group." Carli P. Whittington and Kevin M. Miller, Murray State University17. Synthesis and Emission Characterization of Organoplatinum Complexes" Eric Staggs, Will Crosby, and Abigail Shelton , The University of Tennessee at Martin
18. "Strength Optimization Study of Ambient-Dried Silica Aerogels" Tony Polanco and Abigail Shelton, The University of Tennessee at Martin
19. "Aerogels and Their Application as Matrices for Photoluminescent Compounds" Will Crosby and Abigail Shelton, The University of Tennessee at Martin20. 20. Cloning of Wapl Proteins for Antibody Production and RNA Interference, Katie Eudy1, Kuntal De2, Christopher Makaroff2, Department of Chemistry, Union University, 1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, TN 38305, Miami University, 501 E High Street, Oxford, OH 45056

21. "The Nature of Tyrosine/Adenine Stacking Interactions," Sam Pellock and J. Ricky Cox, Murray State University

22. "Fundamental Studies of Electron Transfer Active Iridium Oxide Nanoparticles in Solutions and on Conducting Surfaces,"  Lauren Trent and Lloyd P. Horne , Murray State University

23. Neurological basis for individual differences in punishment sensitivity, Erika Yates1, WenLin Sun2, Olga ZaBirnyk2
1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

24. "Effects of Gelsolin and Prosthetic Particles on Human Macrophages, Shannon Jean McDonald1, Dr. Richard Smith2, Lev D.2. and Pammi C.2
1 Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University, 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.
24. Effects of Cranberry Components on Hepatocyte Growth Factor Production by Human Gingival Fibroblasts in Response to IL-1B and LPS", Melanie Saunders1 , David Tipton, DDS, PhD2, Alesia Hatten, D, 42 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN, USA
25. Receptor agonist mediated response of IL-6 and cAMP in human bronchial smooth muscle cells, Anna Birg1, Amy Bogard2 , Rennolds Ostrom2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
26. A computational investigation of M-Ga-F triatomics with row 3 metals (M = Sc-Zn), Shesha Shah1 and Nathan DeYonker2, 1 Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2University of Memphis, Department of Chemistry
27. “An Examination of the Factors that Influence Iron Oxide-Gold Core-Shell Particle Growth”, Yusef Akbik1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis
28. “Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles of Various Sizes and Shapes”, Christine Nguyen1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis

29. Title to be sent, Duy Nguyen1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis
30. Title to be sent, Natalie Wright1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis
31. Title to be sent, Kevin Liao1 and Xiaohua Huang2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis

32. Title to be sent, Yuan Chen1 and Xuan Zhao2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis
33. Title to be sent, Esha Thakore1 and Alejandro M. Dopico2, 1Department of Chemistry, Christian Brothers University and 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

34. Identification of N-glycan Structures in Kentucky Bluegrass using Mass Spectrometry, Sarah Maxey, Elizabeth DeVlieger and Katherine Stumpo, The University of Tennessee at Martin

35.Optimization of Glycan Labeling for Plant Pollen Protein Analysis by UPLC, Justin Burns, Phil Wesner, Kate Stumpo, The University of Tennessee at Martin