Publications from the Department of Chemistry faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2019

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Push-Button Method To Create Nanopores Using a Tesla-Coil Lighter, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Buddini I. Karawdeniya, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Fluorescence-Based Detection of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene, and Cumene (BTEXC) Compounds in Fuel-Contaminated Snow Environments, Dana J. DiScenza, Lauren E. Intravaia, Anna Healy, Sage B. Dubrawski, and Mindy Levine

Submissions from 2018

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Synergistic Performance of Lithium Difluoro(oxalato)borate and Fluoroethylene Carbonate in Carbonate Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Anodes, Zachary L. Brown and Brett L. Lucht

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Citric Acid Based Pre-SEI for Improvement of Silicon Electrodes in Lithium Ion Batteries, K. W. D. Kaveendi Chandrasiri, Cao Cuong Nguyen, Bharathy S. Parimalam, Sunhyung Jurng, and Brett L. Lucht

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Synthetic β‐Cyclodextrin Dimers for Squaraine Binding: Effect of Host Architecture on Photophysical Properties, Aggregate Formation and Chemical Reactivity, Sauradip Chaudhuri, Molly Verderame, Teresa Mako, Y. M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Ashvin I. Fernando, and Mindy Levine

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Detection of Bisphenol A and Derivatives in Human Urine via Cyclodextrin-Promoted Fluorescence Modulation, Dana J. DiScenza, Julie Lynch, Ezra Feder, and Mindy Levine

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Efficient Detection of Phthalate Esters in Human Saliva via Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Dana J. DiScenza, Melissa A. Smith, Lauren E. Intravaia, and Mindy Levine

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Environmental Application of Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Frameworks in an Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Daniel R. Jones, Dana J. DiScenza, Teresa L. Mako, and Mindy Levine

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Novel Fluorescent Fluorene-Containing Conjugated Polymers: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, and Application for the Detection of Common Bisphenols, Daniel R. Jones, Ryan Vallee, and Mindy Levine

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Surveying silicon nitride nanopores for glycomics and heparin quality assurance, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Jonathan W. Nichols, Robert B. Chevalier, and Jason R. Dwyer

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A General Strategy to Make an On-Demand Library of Structurally and Functionally Diverse SERS Substrates, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Julie C. Whelan, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Sweet, Sweet Science: Addressing the Gender Gap in STEM Disciplines through a One-Day High School Program in Sugar Chemistry, Mindy Levine and Dana J. DiScenza

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Evaluation of Polyphenol Anthocyanin-Enriched Extracts of Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Red Raspberry, and Strawberry for Free Radical Scavenging, Reactive Carbonyl Species Trapping, Anti-Glycation, Anti-β-Amyloid Aggregation, and Microglial Neuroprotective Effect, Hang Ma, Shelby L. Johnson, Weixi Lu, Nicholas A. DaSilva, Susan Meschwitz, Joel A. Dain, and Navindra P. Seeram

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Supramolecular Luminescent Sensors, Teresa L. Mako, Joan M. Racicot, and Mindy Levine

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Development of Electrolytes for Si-Graphite Composite Electrodes, Cao Cuong Nguyen and Brett L. Lucht

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Reduction Reactions of Electrolyte Salts for Lithium Ion Batteries: LiPF6, LiBF4, LiDFOB, LiBOB, and LiTFSI, Bharathy S. Parimalam and Brett L. Lucht

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Nicotinamide complex of silver(III) with expanded coordination number, Yunfu Sun and Louis J. Kirschenbaum

Submissions from 2017

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Investigation of the Lithium Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Vinylene Carbonate Electrolytes Using Cu||LiFePO4 Cells, Zachary L. Brown, Sunhyung Jurng, and Brett L. Lucht

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Reversible Graphite Anode Cycling with PC-Based Electrolytes Enabled by Added Sulfur Trioxide Complexes, Julien Demeaux, Yingnan Dong, and Brett L. Lucht

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Towards Rational Chemosensor Design through Improved Understanding of Experimental Parameter Variation and Tolerance in Cyclodextrin-Promoted Fluorescence Detection, Dana DiScenza, Ella Culton, Molly Verderame, Julie Lynch, Nicole Serio, and Mindy Levine

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Improving the Performance at Elevated Temperature of High Voltage Graphite/LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Cells with Added Lithium Catechol Dimethyl Borate, Yingnan Dong, Julien Demeaux, Yuzi Zhang, Mengqing Xu, Liu Zhou, Alex D. MacIntosh, and Brett L. Lucht

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Through a Window, Brightly: A Review of Selected Nanofabricated Thin-Film Platforms for Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Detection, Jason R. Dwyer and Maher Harb

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In Vivo Detection of Cucurbit[6]uril, a Hyperpolarized Xenon Contrast Agent for a Xenon Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biosensor, Francis T. Hane, Tao Li, Peter Smylie, Raiili M. Pellizzari, Jennifer A. Plata, Brenton DeBoef, and Mitchell S. Albert

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Anti-glycation and anti-oxidative effects of a phenolic-enriched maple syrup extract and its protective effects on normal human colon cells, Weixi Liu, Zhengxi Wei, Hang Ma, Ang Cai, Yongqiang Liu, Jiadong Sun, Nicholas A. DaSilva, Shelby L. Johnson, Louis J. Kirschenbaum, Bongsup P. Cho, Joel A. Dain, David C. Rowley, Zahir A. Shaikh, and Navindra P. Seeram

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A Facile Synthesis of ZnCo2O4 Nanocluster Particles and the Performance as Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries, Yue Pan, Weijia Zeng, Lin Li, Yuzi Zhang, Yingnan Dong, Dianxue Cao, Guiling Wang, Brett L. Lucht, Ke Ye, and Kui Cheng

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A highly versatile fluorenone-based macrocycle for the sensitive detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and fluoride anions, Ingrid-Suzy Tamgho, Sauradip Chaudhuri, Molly Verderame, Dana J. DiScenza, and Mindy Levine

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Adhesion Evaluation of Duplex Paint System for Sustainable Infrastructure, Sze C. Yang, Kang-Won Wayne Lee, Chen Lu, Maureen Mirville, and Anthony Parham

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Conductance-Based Profiling of Nanopores: Accommodating Fabrication Irregularities, Y. M. D. Y. Bandara, Maher Harb, Jonathan W. Nichols, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Lithium Salt Effects on Silicon Electrode Performance and Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) Structure, Role of Solution Structure on SEI Formation, Taeho Yoon, Navid Chapman, Daniel M. Seo, and Brett L. Lucht

Submissions from 2016

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Real-time Profiling of Solid-State Nanopores During Solution-Phase Nanofabrication, Y. M. N. D. Y. Bandara, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Solution-Based Photo-Patterned Gold Film Formation on Silicon Nitride, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, Julie C. Whelan, Lucas D.S. Ginsberg, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Controlled Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Thionocaprolactone, Partha P. Datta and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Development of Lithium Dimethyl Phosphate as an Electrolyte Additive for Lithium Ion Batteries, Mickdy S. Milien, Usha Tottempudi, Miyoung Son, Makoto Ue, and Brett L. Lucht

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Improved cycling performance of Si nanoparticle anodes via incorporation of methylene ethylene carbonate, Cao Cuong Nguyen and Brett L. Lucht

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Effect of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) oligosaccharides on the formation of advanced glycation end-products, Jiadong Sun, Weixi Liu, Hang Ma, Jannie P.J. Marais, Christina Khoo, Joel A. Dain, David C. Rowley, and Navindra P. Seeram

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Lead Selenide Nanostructures Self-Assembled across Multiple Length Scales and Dimensions, Evan K. Wujcik, Stephanie R. Aceto, Radha Narayanan, and Arijit Bose

Submissions from 2015

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A Poly(thioester) by Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization, Timothy J. Bannin and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Cyclodextrin-promoted Diels Alder reactions of a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon under mild reaction conditions, Sauradip Chaudhuri, Tyler Phelan, and Mindy Levine

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Empowering Girls with Chemistry, Exercise and Physical Activity, Emily Clapham, Lori E. Ciccomascolo, and Andrew J. Clapham

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Selective Detection of Non-Aromatic Pesticides via Cyclodextrin-Promoted Fluorescence Modulation, Dana J. DiScenza and Mindy Levine

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Collagen Gel Formation in the Presence of a Carbon Nanobrush, George W. Dombi, Kaushalkumar Purohit, Lenore M. Martin, and Sze C. Yang

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Regioselective C–H bond amination by aminoiodanes, Abhishek A. Kantak, Louis Marchetti, and Brenton DeBoef

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Oxidative Cross-Coupling of sp3- and sp2-Hybridized C–H Bonds: Vanadium-Catalyzed Aminomethylation of Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Pinku Kaswan, Ashley Porter, Kasiviswanadharaju Pericherla, Marissa Simone, Sean Peters, Anil Kumar, and Brenton DeBoef

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Cocatalyst Binding Effects in Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of L-Lactide, Oleg I. Kazakov and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Carbonate Free Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries Containing γ-Butyrolactone and Methyl Butyrate, Michael L. Lazar and Brett L. Lucht

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Addressing the STEM Gender Gap by Designing and Implementing an Educational Outreach Chemistry Camp for Middle School Girls, Mindy Levine, Nicole Serio, Bhasker Radaram, Sauradip Chaudhuri, and William Talbert

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Effect of Vinylene Carbonate and Fluoroethylene Carbonate on SEI Formation on Graphitic Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries, Mengyun Nie, Julien Demeaux, Benjamin T. Young, David R. Heskett, Yanjing Chen, Arijit Bose, Joseph C. Woicik, and Brett L. Lucht

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Characterizing Solid Electrolyte Interphase on Sn Anode in Lithium Ion Battery, Daniel M. Seo, Cao Cuong Nguyen, Benjamin T. Young, David R. Heskett, Joseph C. Woicik, and Brett L. Lucht

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Efficient Extraction and Detection of Aromatic Toxicants from Crude Oil and Tar Balls Using Multiple Cyclodextrin Derivatives, Nicole Serio and Mindy Levine

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Solvent Effects in the Extraction and Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Complex Oils in Complex Environments, Nicole Serio and Mindy Levine

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Array-Based Detection of Persistent Organic Pollutants via Cyclodextrin Promoted Energy Transfer, Nicole Serio, Daniel F. Moyano, Vincent M. Rotello, and Mindy Levine

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Rapid and Efficient Pesticide Detection via Cyclodextrin-Promoted Energy Transfer, Nicole Serio, John Roque, Andrew Badwal, and Mindy Levine

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Transition-metal free umpolung carbon-nitrogen vs. carbon-chlorine bond formation, John J. Sirois and Brenton DeBoef

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Rate Accelerated Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of l-Lactide via the Application of a Bis(thiourea) H-bond Donating Cocatalyst, Samuel S. Spink, Oleg I. Kazakov, Elizabeth T. Kiesewetter, and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Improved Performance of High Voltage Graphite/LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Batteries with Added Lithium Tetramethyl Borate, Mengqing Xu, Liu Zhou, Yingnan Dong, Usha Tottempudi, Julien Demeaux, Arnd Garsuch, and Brett L. Lucht

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Capacity Fading Mechanisms of Silicon Nanoparticle Negative Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries, Taeho Yoon, Cao Cuong Nguyen, Daniel M. Seo, and Brett L. Lucht

Submissions from 2014

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Cooperative Hydrogen-bond Pairing in Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization, Oleg I. Kazakov, Partha P. Datta, Meghedi Isajani, Elizabeth T. Kiesewetter, and Matthew K. Kiesewetter

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Inhibitory Effect of Gold Nanoparticles on the D-ribose Glycation of Bovine Serum Albumin, Weixi Liu, Menashi A. Cohenford, Leslie Frost, Champika Seneviratne, and Joel A. Dain

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Coffee Stirrers and Drinking Straws as Disposable Spatulas, Cinzia Lobuono, Morgan A. Turano, and Louis J. Kirschenbaum

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Intramolecular arylation of benzimidazoles via Pd(II)/Cu(I) catalyzed cross-dehydrogenative coupling, Kyle C. Pereira, Ashley L. Porter, and Brenton DeBoef

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Cyclodextrin-promoted energy transfer for broadly applicable small-molecule detection, Nicole Serio, Chitapom Chanthalyma, Lindsey Prignano, and Mindy Levine

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Detection of Medium-Sized Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons via Fluorescence Energy Transfer, Nicole Serio, Lindsey Prignano, Sean Peters, and Mindy Levine

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Iron-Catalyzed Arylation of Heterocycles via Directed C–H Bond Activation, John J. Sirois, Riley Davis, and Brenton DeBoef

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Electroless Plating of Thin Gold Films Directly onto Silicon Nitride Thin Films and into Micropores, Julie C. Whelan, Buddini Iroshika Karawdeniya, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, Brian D. Velleco, Caitlin M. Masterson, and Jason R. Dwyer

Submissions from 2013

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Nanopore surface coating delivers nanopore size and shape through conductance-based sizing, Cameron M. Frament, Y.M. Nuwan D.Y. Bandara, and Jason R. Dwyer

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Chiral cationic polyamines for chiral microcapsules and siRNA delivery, Justin Gharavi, Patricks Marks, Kelly Moran, Brett Kingsborough, Ruchi Verma, Yuan Chen, Ruitang Deng, and Mindy Levine

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A Correlation of the Solubility of Water in Hydrocarbons as a Function of Temperature Based on the Corresponding Vapor Pressure of Pure Water, Louis J. Kirschenbaum and Benjamin P. Ruekberg

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A Review of Luminescent Anionic Nano System: d10 Metallocyanide Excimers and Exciplexes in Alkali Halide Hosts, Xiabo Li and Howard H. Patterson

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Synthesis of a Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer in the Undergraduate Organic Teaching Laboratory, Teresa Mako and Mindy Levine

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Highly Efficient Quenching of Nanoparticles for the Detection of Electron-Deficient Nitroaromatics, Patrick Marks, Sage Cohen, and Mindy Levine

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Two polymorphs of 1,8-dichloro­anthracene, Peter Müller, Frank R. Fronczek, Stacey J. Smith, Teresa Mako, and Mindy Levine

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A Modern Apparatus for Performing Flash Chromatography: An Experiment for the Organic Laboratory, Gregory R. Naumiec, Angela N. Del Padre, Matthew M. Hooper, Alison St. Germaine, and Brenton DeBoef

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Modern Apparatus for Performing Flash Chromatography: An Experiment for the Organic Laboratory, Gregory R. Naumiec, Angela N. Del Padre, Matthew M. Hooper, Alison St. Germaine, and Brenton DeBoef

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Insight into the palladium catalyzed oxidative arylation of benzofuran: Heteropoly acid oxidants evoke a Pd(II)/Pd(IV) mechanism, Kyle C. Pereira, Ashley L. Porter, Shathaverdhan Potavathri, Alexis P. LeBris, and Brenton DeBoef

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Sensitive and Selective Detection of Cesium via Fluorescence Quenching, Bhasker Radaram, Teresa Mako, and Mindy Levine

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Highly Efficient Non-Covalent Energy Transfer in All-Organic Macrocycles, Bhasker Radaram, Joshua Potvin, and Mindy Levine

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Cyclodextrin-Enhanced Extraction and Energy Transfer of Carcinogens in Complex Oil Environments, Nicole Serio, Chitapom Chanthalyma, Lindsey Prignano, and Mindy Levine

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Efficient Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Polychlorinated Biphenyls via Three-Component Energy Transfer, Nicole Serio, Kayla Miller, and Mindy Levine

Submissions from 2012

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Rare-Event Sampling: Occupation-Based Performance Measures for Parallel Tempering and Infinite Swapping Monte Carlo Methods, J. D. Doll, Nuria Plattner, David L. Freeman, Yufei Lu, and Paul Dupuis

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Conductance-Based Determination of Solid-State Nanopore Size and Shape: An Exploration of Performance Limits, Cameron M. Frament and Jason R. Dwyer

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Synthesis of a Near-Infrared Emitting Squaraine Dye in an Undergraduate Organic Laboratory, Mindy Levine and Patrick Marks

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Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Renewable Energy, Igor A. Levitsky

Submissions from 2011

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Metal-Free Intermolecular Oxidative C–N Bond Formation via Tandem C–H and N–H Bond Functionalization, Abhishek A. Kantak, Shathaverdhan Potavathri, Rose A. Barham, Kaitlyn M. Romano, and Brenton DeBoef

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Monitoring nonenzymatic glycation of human immunoglobulin G by methylglyoxal and glyoxal: A spectroscopic study, Praveen K. Pampati, Sreekanth Suravajjala, and Joel A. Dain

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Phenol Nitration Induced by an {Fe(NO)2}10 Dinitrosyl Iron Complex, Nhut Giuc Tran, Harris Kalyvas, Kelsey M. Skodje, Takahiro Hayashi, Pierre Moënne-Loccoz, Jason Shearer, Louis J. Kirschenbaum, and Eunsuk Kim

Submissions from 2010

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Convergence Characteristics of the Cumulant Expansion for Fourier Path Integrals, Sharif D. Kunikeev, David L. Freeman, and J. D. Doll

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Recent Advances in Noble Metal Nanocatalysts for Suzuki and Heck Cross-Coupling Reactions, Radha Narayanan

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Carbon nanotube-Si diode as a detector of mid-infrared illumination, Pang-Leen Ong, William B. Euler, and Igor A. Levitsky

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Organic / IV, III-V Semiconductor Hybrid Solar Cells, Pang-Leen Ong and Igor A. Levitsky

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Regioselective Oxidative Arylation of Indoles Bearing N-Alkyl Protecting Groups: Dual C−H Functionalization via a Concerted Metalation−Deprotonation Mechanism, Shathaverdhan Potavathri, Kyle C. Pereira, Serge Gorelsky, Andrew Pike, Alexis P. LeBris, and Brenton DeBoef

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Proton Disorder and the Dielectric Constant of Type II Clathrate Hydrates, Steven W. Rick and David L. Freeman

Submissions from 2009

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The Thermodynamic and Ground State Properties of the TIP4P Water Octamer, E. Asare, A-R. Musah, E. Curotto, David L. Freeman, and J. D. Doll

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Green Multicomponent Reaction for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory. The Aqueous Passerini Reaction., Matthew M. Hooper and Brenton DeBoef

Submissions from 2008

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A Stereographic Projection Path Integral Study of the Coupling between the Orientation and the Bending Degrees of Freedom of Water, E. Curotto, David L. Freeman, and J. D. Doll

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Oxidant-controlled regioselectivity in the oxidative arylation of N-acetylindoles, Shathaverdhan Potavathri, Ashley S. Dumas, Timothy A. Dwight, Gregory R. Naumiec, Jeffrey M. Hammann, and Brenton DeBoef

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A Constant Entropy Increase Model for the Selection of Parallel Tempering Ensembles, Dubravko Sabo, Markus Meuwly, David L. Freeman, and J. D. Doll

Submissions from 2007

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C−C Bond Formation via Double C−H Functionalization:  Aerobic Oxidative Coupling as a Method for Synthesizing Heterocoupled Biaryls, Timothy A. Dwight, Nicholas R. Rue, Dagmara Charyk, Ryan Josselyn, and Brenton DeBoef

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Rigid Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations of Condensed Molecular Matter: Water Clusters in the n=2 ―˃ 8 Range, Stephen F. Langley; E. Curotto; David L. Freeman; and J. D, Doll

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Fluorescent polymer-porous silicon microcavity devices for explosive detection, Igor A. Levitsky, William B. Euler, N. Tokranova, and A. Rose

Submissions from 2005

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Combining Smart Darting with Parallel Tempering Using Eckart Space: Application to Lennard–Jones Clusters, Pablo Nigra, David L. Freeman, and J. D. Doll