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Chemistry Research at Lycoming College


Summer Chemistry Researchers
group (1)
Every summer faculty and students work together in lab doing chemistry research, here is the Summer 2013 group of student researchers:
(front row, left to right):  Katie Wellmon, Alicia Kovach;
(back row, l to r) Christopher McAtee, Joe Mauck, Rory McAtee.



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Summer researchers (here from a few years ago) meet weekly to present their results, discuss progress, and eat pizza.


Why Do Research?
Previous Student Research Projects
Internships, Independent Studies, Honors Projects, and Summer Research
Faculty Background Information and Research Interests


Internships, Chemistry Research Methods,
Honors, and Summer Research


Many research projects are available at Lycoming College in synthetic organic, organometallic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. All the Chemistry faculty have projects in which students can involve themselves - or you may have an idea which a faculty member could supervise. Projects may take one of four forms:

1. Internships. These are jointly sponsored by the College and a public or private agency and allow you to earn credit while doing research outside of the school.

2. Chemistry Research Methods. These are taken as a course, but instead of studying a text you can do research in the laboratory under the supervision of a faculty member. Normally a paper is produced and presented orally to the Department for a grade.

3. Honors. If you are an excellent chemistry student, your senior independent studies (see 2) may qualify for departmental honors. This requires you to produce a substantial research paper which is defended orally in front of a committee of three faculty members.

4. Summer Research. Funds are available at Lycoming to pay students to do full-time research over summer vacation. Credit may be earned for such work if you desire.

Student research plays a vital role in preparing for your career. We believe that the undergraduate research program is one of the strengths of the Chemistry Department at Lycoming College.

 


Faculty Background Information and Research Interests


Dr. Holly D. Bendorf, Organic/Organometallic Chemistry
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles

Courses: General, Organic, and Organometallic Chemistry
Research: Organic and Organometallic.  Research projects focus on the development of new organometallic reactions and the application of this chemistry to the synthesis of biologically active organic compounds.  Current research focuses on chelation-assisted intramolecular hydroacylation and the synthesis of medium ring heterocycles.

 


Dr. Charles H. Mahler, Physical/Inorganic Chemistry
B.A., The Ohio State University
M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

 

Courses: General, Physical, and Inorganic Chemistry
Research: Inorganic Synthesis, Physical and Computational Chemistry. Projects include synthesis of phosphine and phosphite complexes of ruthenium, iron and molybdenum and determination of their physical properties through nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Other projects include computational chemistry studies.

 


Dr. Chriss E. McDonald, Organic Chemistry
B.S., Manchester College
Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio

Courses: General and Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy
Research: Synthesis of Organic Molecules.  Research concentrates on developing new synthetic methodologies for oxygenated functionalities.  Ongoing projects include: the use of carbohydrates as starting materials for the synthesis of biologically interesting natural products; radical cyclization of masked carbonyl derivatives. 
 


Dr. Jeremy D. Ramsey, Department Chair, Analytical Chemistry
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Courses:  General and Analytical Chemistry
Research: 
Miniaturized sensors for the detection of biologically important molecules; Customization of electrode surfaces; New electrode materials for electrochemical analysis; Fast electrophoretic separations; Lab-on-a-chip devices for chemical analysis.

Email: ramsey@lycoming.edu


List of Chemistry Research Projects


HP: Honors Project; CR: Chemistry Research Methods; IN: Internship;
RA: Research Assistant; IS: Independent Study Project (now these are mostly CR).


Projects are listed in the following order: Student, Type of Project, Project Title, Faculty Advisor.
 

Student

Type of 
Project

Date / Project Title

Faculty 
Advisor

Spring 2014

Catherine Castillo

RA

The Use of SmI2/TEU- for the Cyclization of Various Haloalkenes

McDonald

Justin Jacobs

CR

Computational Chemistry Investigation of Transition-Metal Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Sarah Jenny

RA

 

Ramsey

Alicia Kovach

RA

 

Ramsey

Joseph Mauck

CR

Investigation of Sterically Demanding Phosphoramides as Activators for SmI2

McDonald

Christopher McAtee

CR

Synthetic Investigation of the SmI2  / TEU- Complex: A Look at the SmI2-Mediated Barbier Reaction

McDonald

Emily Vebrosky

CR

Synthesis and Characterization of Dihydrobenzoxazines and Tetrahydroquinazolines

Bendorf

Fall 2013

Catherine Castillo

CR

Cyclization of Haloalkenes with SmI2 / TEU-

McDonald

Tim Kocher

CR

Allylamine-Directed Intermolecular Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Christopher McAtee

RA

Anionic Ureas for the Activation of Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Rory McAtee

RA

Intermolecular Hydroacylation Directed by Secondary Amines

Bendorf

Matt McCaffer

CR

Using Organic Films to Control the Electrochemistry of Ascorbic Acid and Dopamine

Ramsey

Katy Wrona

CR

Investigation of Physical Properties of Transition-Metal Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Summer 2013

Sarah Jenny

RA

Analytical Analysis of Raw Materials at Norwich Pharmaceuticals

(Summer research at Norwich Pharmaceuticals)

Tim Kocher

RA

Elucidating the Binding Mechanisms of Starch Excess 4
(NSF REU Research at The University of Kentucky)

Alicia Kovach

RA

Monitoring the Growth of Sterically-Hindered Organic Films

Ramsey

Joe Mauck

RA

Investigation of New Radical Precursors for Samarium Diiodide Reduction

McDonald

Christopher McAtee

RA

Asymmetric Ureas as Activators for Samarium (II) Iodide Reductions

McDonald

Rory McAtee

RA

An Organometallic Investigation of Thermochemical Properties in Molybdenum Complexes

Mahler

Rory McAtee

RA

Photoactivated Hydrazone Metal Chelation: The HAPI Approach (NSF REU Research with Dr. Kathy Franz at Duke University)

Samantha Rockwell

RA

A Sticky Summer: My Internship at Avery Dennison

(Summer research at Avery Dennison)

Katie Wellmon

RA

Optimization of the Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Amines

Bendorf

Spring 2013

Caitlin DeAngelo

HP

Synthesis of Medium-Ring Heterocycles via Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Allyson Marianelli

RA

Continuing Studies of Organic Film Thickness on Glassy Carbon Electrodes Using Cyclic Voltammetry of Dopamine

Ramsey

Rory McAtee

RA

An Organometallic Investigation of Thermochemical Properties in Iron and Molybdenum Complexes

Mahler

Katie Wellmon

HP

Rhodium catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroacylation of alkyl amines: Optimization and Scope

Bendorf

Fall 2012

Caitlin DeAngelo

CR

Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Amines: Substituent Effects

Bendorf

Jordan Krebs             

CR

Characterization of High and Low Ratio Complexes of SmI2/DPMPA

McDonald

Terry Lynn    

CR

Monitoring Film Growth from Diazonium Reduction using Cyclic Voltammetry of Nitro Functionalities

Ramsey

Allyson Marianelli

CR

Exploring Organic Film Thickness on Glassy Carbon Electrodes Using Cyclic Voltammetry of Dopamine

Ramsey

Katie Wellmon

CR

Optimization of the Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Amines

Bendorf

Summer 2012

Laura Anderson

RA

Studies on the Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Sulfides and Allyl Ethers

Bendorf

Caitlin DeAngelo

RA

RNAi Therapeutics at Merck
(Summer research at Merck)

Allyson Marianelli

RA

Using Cyclic Voltammetry to Determine Organic Film Thickness

Ramsey

Rory McAteee

RA

An Organometallic Investigation of Thermochemical Properties in Iron Complexes

Mahler

David Sampsell    

RA

Synthesis of Compact Phosphoramides for Use as Activators in Samarium Diiodide Reductions

McDonald

Katie Wellmon

RA

Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Amines: Effect of Substitution on the Allyl Group

Bendorf

Spring 2012

Elisabeth Feld      

CR

Using Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry to Examine Organic Film Growth on Glassy Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Lauren Bottorf             

CR

Synthesis and 31P NMR Studies of Organometallic Iron Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Evan Holland    

CR

Improved Synthesis of DPMPA and its Use in the Reduction of Alkyl Chlorides

McDonald

Fall  2011

Laura Anderson

CR

Demonstrating and Quantifying the Reductive Power of SmI2/DPMPA-

McDonald

Kelly Andrews             

CR

Synthesis and Electrochemistry of Diazonium Functionalities for the

Formation of Monolayers at Glassy Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Phil Cook    

CR

Synthesis and 31P NMR Studies of Organometallic Phosphine Complexes of Group 8 Transition Metals

Mahler

Eric Dingler

CR

Comparison of Computational and Experimental Data in Iron and Ruthenium Organometallic Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Taylor Hague

RA

Selective Deprotection of Allyl Amines using [Rh(dppe)]BF4

Bendorf

Dave Sampsell

HP

Cyclization Studies of Haloalkenes Using SmI2/DPMPA-

McDonald

Katherine Wellmon

RA

Synthesis of Allyl Amine Hydroacylation Substrates

Bendorf

Summer 2011

Caitlin DeAngelo

RA

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Sulfides

Bendorf

 Jordan Krebs

RA

Role of Extraneous Layer in Enhanced UV Resistance (Research at CalTech / JPL)

David Sampsell    

RA

Optimization of SmI2/DPMPA--Mediated Reductions of Halogenated Substrates

McDonald

Katie Wellmon

RA

Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl Amines

Bendorf

Spring 2011

Frank Lettieri      

CR

Determining the Stability of Diazonium Salt Solutions through Instrumental Analysis

Ramsey

Kyle Ruhl             

HP

Synthesis and Hydroacylation of Tertiary Allyl Amines

Bendorf

David Sampsell    

CR

Synthesis of Compact Phosphoramides for Use as Activators in Samarium Diiodide Reductions

McDonald

Samantha Smith

CR

Synthesis of Frankensteinian Combinations of TriPy and diHMPA Ligands for SmI2 Reductions

McDonald

Fall  2010

Jennifer Adams

CR

Synthesis and NMR Studies of Organometallic Ruthenium Phosphite and Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Rob Beamon

CR

Using SmI2 and Various Phosphoramides to Form Carbon-Carbon Bonds From Unsaturated Chlorides

McDonald

Emily Rogers

CR

Monitoring the Growth of Films Formed by Reducing 3,5-tert-Butyl Benzenediazonium at Glassy Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Kyle Ruhl

CR

Synthesis and Hydroacylation of Tertiary Allyl Amines

Bendorf

Kate Williamson

CR

Hydroacylation of Propargyl Sulfides: Synthesis of Thiepinones

Bendorf

Summer 2010

Jennifer Adams

RA

Synthesis and NMR Studies of Organometallic Ruthenium Phosphite Complexes

Mahler

Joe Andrie

RA

Summer Research (at the University of Southern Mississippi)

Rob Beamon

RA

Synthesis of Benzazepines via Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Allyl and Propargyl Amines

Bendorf

Lauren Bottorf

RA

Synthesis of Oxepines and Thiepines via Hydroacylation of Allyl and Propargyl Sulfides and Ethers

Bendorf

Elisabeth Feld

RA

Monitoring Film Growth from Nitrophenyl Diazonium Reduction using Cyclic Voltammetry

Ramsey

Chad Lemmons

CR

Analytical Techniques for the Determination of the Physical and Chemical Properties of Filtration Media (at Ahlstrom Filtration LLC)

Ramsey

Kyle Ruhl

RA

Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Target Molecules (Summer internship in medicinal chemistry at Merck & Co.)

David Sampsell

RA

Further Characterization of the SmI2/Tripyrrolidinophosphine Oxide Complex

McDonald

Kate Williamson

RA

The Synthesis of a Di-cationic Mono-radical Initiator (DCCBMP) (at the University of Southern Mississippi)

Spring 2010

Julie Butler

CR

Determining the Standard Potential of Complexes of SmI2 and

Tripyrrolidine Phosphine Oxide via Cyclic Voltammetry

McDonald

Zach Carroll

CR

Developing Microfabrication Tools for Use with Glassy Carbon

Electrodes

Ramsey

Mike Cecchini

CR

Electrochemistry of Catechols at Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Fall  2009

Brittany Bryan

CR

Synthesis and NMR studies of Organometallic Ruthenium Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Michael Cecchini

RA

Electrochemistry of Catechols at Modified Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Carrie Harsomchuck

CR

Intermolecular Hydroacylation of Chelating Alkenes

Bendorf

Trisha Lindenmuth

CR

Using Dopamine Electrochemistry to Study Biphenyl Layers on Glassy Carbon

Ramsey

Kyle Ruhl

RA

Synthesis of Medium-Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles via Intramolecular Hydroacylation: Effect of Solvent and Chain Length

Bendorf

Summer 2009

Michael Cecchini

CR

Electrochemistry of Catechols at Modified Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Tess Duffin

CR

2-Aminobenzaldehyde Substrate-Assisted Intermolecular Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Trisha Lindenmuth

RA

Waste water analysis for Chromaglas

Zimmerman

Kyle Ruhl

RA

Synthesis of Medium-Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles via Intramolecular Hydroacylation: Effect of Solvent and Chain Length

Bendorf

David Sampsell

RA

Search for Alternative Phosphoramide Ligands for SmI2-mediated Reactions

McDonald

Spring 2009

Kyle Ruhl

RA

Synthesis of Tricyclic Benzothiepine Compounds via a Tandem Intramolecular Hydroacylation-Conjugate Addition Strategy

Bendorf

Kyle Totaro

RA

A New Ligand for Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Casey Walls

CR

Synthesis and NMR Spectroscopy of Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Ruthenium Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Fall 2008

Alex Hunter

IS

Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes: Synthesis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies

 Mahler

John Stutzman

CR

Outgassing of Common Electronic Devices

 Ramsey

Kyle Totaro

CR

A New Ligand for Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Summer 2008

Trisha Lindenmuth

RA

Electrodes Modified with Polyoxometalates Using Layer-by-layer Assembly: Applications in Catalysis and Chemical Sensing, REU at Auburn University

 

John Stutzman

RA

Towards Enabling Hydride as a Leaving Group: Carbon Kinetic Isotope Effect on the Hydride Abstraction of 1-Phenylethanol, REU at University of Southern California

 

Oscar Wheeler

CR

Synthesis of an Anion Specific Sensor (REU at the University of Southern Mississippi)

Bendorf

 

 

Spring 2008

 

James Grant

IS

DiHMPA, a Replacement for HMPA in SmI2 Mediated Radical Reactions

McDonald

Chris Heist

CR

Microfabrication Techniques for Preparing Carbon Microelectrode Arrays

Ramsey

Lauren Raby

CR

Synthesis of Nitrogen-Heterocycles via Hydroacylation: effect of the Nitrogen Protecting Group

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 2007

 

Christi Groller

CR

The Effect of Organic Monolayers on the Electrochemistry of Dopamine at Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Brandon Zarzyczny

CR

Novel Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes and their NMR Spectra

Mahler

 

 

Summer 2007

 

Nancy Berger

CR

Synthesis of Organometallic Acene Analogues for Applications in Organic Electronics (at the University of Kentucky with Professor Selegue)

Bendorf

James Grant

CR

Samarium Diiodide Radical Reactions Mediated by DiHMPA

McDonald

John Stutzman

RA

Using Amine Terminated Carbon Electrode Surfaces for the Fabrication of Glucose Sensors

Ramsey

Kyle Totaro

RA

A New Strategy for the Synthesis of FGAR: Amidine and Glucose-Derived Sugars

McDonald

Oscar Wheeler

RA

Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Hydroacylation Substrates

Bendorf

Brandon Zarzyczny

RA

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes

Mahler

 

 

Spring 2007

 

Dan DiRocco

HP

Synthesis of Biologically Active Benzothiepinones

Bendorf

John Stutzman

RA

The Effect of Polishing Techniques on Electrochemical Kinetics at Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Jamie Tribo

CR

Preparation of Enzyme Modified Carbon Electrodes via Diazonium Derivatization

Ramsey

 

 

Fall 2006

 

Sara Bartlett

CR

Synthetic and Computational Studies of Pentamthylyclopentadienyl Ruthenium Phosphine Complexes

Mahler

Dan DiRocco

CR

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition:  Synthesis of Aminomethylbenzothiepinones

Bendorf

Corey Mitchell

CR

Generalization of the Silylamide Component in the Lewis Acid Mediated Amidation of Carbohydrates

McDonald

Melissa Pownall

CR

Electrochemistry at Glassy Carbon Electrodes Derivatized by Oxidation of Arylacetates

Ramsey

Andrew Shurer

CR

Synthesis of Benzazepinones via Intramolecular Hydroacylation

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 2006

 

Brittany Austin

CR

The Synthesis of 1à3 Branched Poly-Urea Newkome-Type Dendrons and Dendrimers (Research conducted at the University of Akron with Dr. Newkome)

Bendorf

Nancy Berger

RA

Synthesis of Novel N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for use in Olefin Metathesis, REU at the University of Southern Mississippi

 

Scot Bower

CR

A New Method for the Conversion of Lactols to Amidoacetals

McDonald

Dan DiRocco

RA

Industrial Chemistry Internship, Merck Pharmaceutical Company

 

Katherine Kressler

CR

Using Electrochemistry to Attach and Remove Molecules to Glassy Carbon Electrodes

Ramsey

Erika Pfaunmiller

CR

A New Synthesis of Glycosylamides

McDonald

Andrew Shurer

RA

Efforts Toward Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Receptor Selective FTY720 Analogs, REU at the University of Virgina

 

Jamie Tribo

RA

Industrial Chemistry Internship,

 

 

 

Spring 2006

 

Josemar Castillo

HP

Synthesis and Characterization of New Soluble Transition-Metal Selenides with Phosphine Ligands

Mahler

Dan DiRocco

RA

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition: Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Stephanie Falcioni

CR

Modifying the Surface of a Glassy Carbon Electrode via Electrochemistry and Investigating the Effect on the Electron Transfer Kinetics of Dopamine

Ramsey

Tim Hartingh

CR

A New Route to Glycosylamides and Application to the Synthesis of FGAR   

McDonald

Kim McDowell

CR

Synthesis and NMR Studies of Ruthenium Organometallic Compounds

Mahler

Andrew Shurer

RA

Synthesis of Benzazepines by Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation      

Bendorf

Lindsey Welch

CR

Synthesis of Medium-Ring Carbocycles by Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation                                                

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 2005

 

Hans Bottesch

CR

Synthesis and NMR Studies of Ruthenium Organometallic Compounds

Mahler

Josemar Castillo

CR

Synthesis and Characterization of New Soluble Transition-Metal Selenides with Phosphine Ligands

Mahler

Chrissy Caroselli

CR

Synthesis of Medium-Ring Carbocycles by Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation                                                

Bendorf

Dan DiRocco

RA

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition: Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Kelly Howerter

CR

A New Route to Glycosylamides and Application to the Synthesis of FGAR   

McDonald

Andrew Shurer

RA

Synthesis of Benzazepines by Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation      

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 2005

 

Karissa Capitan

RA

Internship, PPL Susquehanna (Nuclear Power Plant), LLC

 

Josie Castillo

RA

Separation, Characterization, and Functionalization of the Triscandium Nitride Metallofullerene ScN@C78, REU, Clemson University

 

Dan DiRocco

RA

Industrial Chemistry Internship, Merck Pharmaceutical Company

 

Anne Marie DiSante

CR

Synthesis and Characterization of New Soluble Transition-Metal Selenides with Phosphine Ligands

Mahler

Kelly Howerter

RA

Forensics Laboratory Internship, Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Jillian Johnson               

IN 

The Synthesis of Pentaerythritol-Based Polyesters, Internship with Croda Chemical Company in Mill Hall, PA

McDonald

Erin Peters

CR

Computational Chemistry Investigations Using the CAChe Software Package

Mahler

Lauren Watkins

IN

Internship with Osram Sylvania, in Towanda, PA

Mahler

 

 

Spring 2005

 

Dan DiRocco

RA

Synthesis of Aminomethylbenzothiepinones via Tandem Hydroacylation - Michael Addition

Bendorf

Andrew Shurer

RA

Synthesis of Hydroacylation Substrates

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 2004

 

Dan DiRocco

RA

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition: Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Olivia English

CR

Synthesis and Characterization of New Soluble Transition-Metal Selenides with Phosphine Ligands

Mahler

Laura Lockard

CR

Novel Samarium Diiodide Mediated 5-exo-trig and 6-exo-trig Cyclizations of Sulfoxide Precursors

McDonald

Michelle Morone

CR

Benzazepine Synthesis via Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Damien Reali

CR

The Use of Methyl Phenyl Sulfoxide as a Reagent for Construction of Carbon-Carbon bonds Under Radical Conditions 

McDonald

 

 

Summer 2004

 

Dan DiRocco

RA

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition: Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Dylan Dupuis

IN

R and D Sample Stability Project at Chanel Inc.

Mahler

Olivia English

RA

Synthesis and Characterization of New Soluble Transition-Metal Selenides with Phosphine Ligands

Mahler

Kelly Howerter

RA

The SmI2-mediated Cyclization of Pummerer Rearrangement Products: Optimization of the Radical Cyclization of Unsaturated a-Trifluoroacetoxy Sulfides with Samarium Iodide

McDonald

Erin Karschner

CR

An Enzyme-Coupled Spectrophotometric Assay for S-Adenosylhomocysteine Nucleosidase and S-Adenosylmethionine Methyltransferases (at Washington State University with Dr. Sunny Zhou)

Bendorf

Theresa LaBarte

CR

Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Nitrogen-Containing Substrates: Synthesis of Azepines

Bendorf

 

 

Spring 2004

 

Dan DiRocco 

RA  

Tandem Hydroacylation-Michael Addition: Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Jennifer Clark

CR

Analysis of Ergosterol in Plant Leaf Material: Method Development and Improvement

Franz

JJ Manikowski

HP

Exploration into the Novel Generation of Carbon Radicals

McDonald

Lisa Stutzman 

CR  

Synthesis of Medium Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles Using Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 2003

 

Christine Colella

IS

Alternative Methods for Electrophilic Activation of Unsaturated Amides

McDonald

JJ Manikowski

CR

Alkylation and Radical Cyclization of Electron-Poor Pyridine Rings

McDonald

Jennie Shaffer 

CR  

Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Nitrogen-Containing Substrates: Synthesis of Azocines

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 2003

 

Dan DiRocco

RA  

Tandem Hydroacylation – Michael Addition and the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Christine Colella

RA

Process Development in the Personal Care Industry: Summer Internship at Croda, Mill Hall, PA

 

Kim Hengst

RA

Summer Internship with Merck & Co., Inc. at West Point, PA

 

J.J. Manikowski

RA

Summer Internship with Merck & Co., Inc. at West Point, PA

 

Matt Zarzyczny  

RA 

Synthesis and Characterization of Soluble Mixed-Metal Selenides

Mahler

 

 

Spring 2003

 

Christine Colella

CR

Alternative Methods for Electrophilic Activation of Unsaturated Amides

McDonald

Tom Coombs

RA

Synthesis of Substrate for Reductive Cyclization by Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Dan DiRocco

RA

Tandem Hydroacylation – Michael Addition and the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Precursors

Bendorf

Kim Hengst

CR

Synthesis of Hydroacylation Substrates

Bendorf

J.J. Manikowski

RA

Synthesis of Substrate for Reductive Cyclization by Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Zach Shiffler

CR

Molecular Modeling of 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-Glycero-3-Phosphocholine (DPPC) Using CAChe: Classical and Quantum Mechanical Approaches to Lipid Systems

Mahler

Betsy Williams

IN

Internship at Avery-Denison, Mill Hall, PA

Franz

Matt Zarzyczny

CR

Synthesis and Characterization of Soluble Mixed-Metal Selenides

Mahler

 

 

Fall 2002

 

Jeffrey Musselman

CR

Elaboration of Substrates Derived from the Chelation-Assisted Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Betsy Williams

IN

Development of a Low Temperature Water Soluble Label Adhesive, Internship at Avery-Denison, Mill Hall, PA

Franz

 

 

Summer 2002

 

Christine Colella

RA

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Sulfur Containing Substrates

Bendorf

Kim Hengst

RA

Solidago altissima Chemistry and Resistance to Eurosta solidaginis

Bendorf / Briggs

Crystal McKinney

RA

Solidago altissima Chemistry and Resistance to Eurosta solidaginis

Bendorf / Briggs

Jeffrey Musselman

RA

Summer Internship with Merck & Co., Inc. at West Point, PA

Chris Robbins

RA

A New Approach to the Synthesis of  FGAR

McDonald / Newman

Zach Shiffler

RA

X-Ray and NMR Spectroscopic Studies of 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-Glycero 3-phospho-Choline (DPPC) influenced by Poly(ethylene-glycol), National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at Bucknell University

Betsy Williams

RA

Single Molecule Detection and Spectroscopy on Chemically Modified Glass Surfaces, National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Maryland, College Park

Breann Wolfe

RA

Preparation of Early Intermediates for the Synthesis of FGAR

McDonald / Newman

Matt Zarzyczny

RA

The Bipolar Doping of Silver Containing Delafossites, National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University

 

 

Spring 2002

 

Tom Coombs

CR

A Radical Mediated  6-endo-trig Cyclization of an Unsaturated Amide

McDonald

Mike Greenage

CR

A Radical Mediated  6-exo-trig Cyclization of an Unsaturated Amide

McDonald

Tara Tiley

HP

Chelation-Assisted Instramolecular Hydroacylation of Sulfur and Nitrogen Containing Substrates

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 2001

 

Zach Shiffler

RA

Synthesis of a Substrate for SmI2-Mediated Radical Cyclization

McDonald

Tara Tiley

CR

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Sulfur Containing Substrates

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 2001

 

Thomas Coombs

RA

Solidago altissima Chemistry and Resistance to Eurosta solidaginis

Bendorf / Briggs

Samantha Geyer 

RA

Solidago altissima Chemistry and Resistance to Eurosta solidaginis

Bendorf / Briggs

Stacy Howerter 

RA

Synthesis and characterization of Novel Transiton-Metal Selenides

Mahler

Jeffrey Musselman 

RA

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Sulfur Containing Substrates

Bendorf

Chris Robbins 

IS

A New Approach to the Synthesis of the Purine Precursor FGAR

McDonald

Zach Shiffler

RA

National Science Foundation Research Expeience for Undergraduates at Bucknell University

 

Tara Tiley 

RA

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation of Nitrogen and Oxygen Containing Substrates

Bendorf

 

 

Spring 2001

 

Christy Rosselli 

CR

Synthesis of an Oxazoline: A Potential Carbon Radical Precursor

McDonald

 

 

Fall 2000

 

Liz Dixon

IS

Investigation of Ring Sizes Available via the Chelation-Assisted Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Alicia Matukonis

CR

Chelation-Assisted Intramolecular Hydroacylation: Alkene Substituent Effects

Bendorf

Tanzina Mirza

CR

Use of Triflic Anhydride for the Cyclization of Amidoallylsilanes

McDonald

 

 

Summer 2000

 

Liz Dixon

RA

Summer Internship at Aventis,  Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

 

Amy Galka

RA

Cyclization of Unsaturated Amides Using Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Jen Kowalchick

CR

The Chemistry of the Goldenrod Species Solidago altissima and its  Resistance to the Gall Fly Eurosta solidagensis

Bendorf
Briggs

Adrianna Kuckla

RA

Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 

 

Mitchell Marzo

RA

An Approach to the Total Synthesis of FGAR

McDonald

Alicia Matukonis

RA

Summer Internship at Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, New Jersey

 

Christopher Micklitsch

IS 

Cyclization of Unsaturated Amides Using Samarium Diiodide

McDonald

Chris Robbins

RA

The Chemistry of the Goldenrod Species Solidago altissima and its  Resistance to the Gall Fly Eurosta solidagensis

Bendorf
Briggs

Mary Ann Seltzer

RA

Summer Research Program in Physics, Bucknell University 

 

Zach Shiffler

RA

Soluble Selenide Chemistry: Investigations of Selenium-Molybdenum
Complexes of Pd2+, Sm2+ and Sm3+

Mahler

 

 

Spring 2000

 

Amy Galka

HP

6-exo-trig Cyclizations of Unsaturated Amides

McDonald

Melissa Marchetti

HP

Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroacylation: Preparation of Medium Rings

Bendorf

 

 

Fall 1999

 

Phil Levesque

IS

Computational Chemistry Investigations Using CAChe

Mahler

Melissa Marchetti

IS

Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroacylation: Preparation of Medium Rings

Bendorf

Vanessa Richter

IS

Synthesis and Use of Unsaturated Thiazolines as Substrates 
for Samarium Diiodide Mediated Cyclization

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1999

 

Jennifer Boughton

IS

Chelation-Asssisted Hydroacylation of Oxygen-Containing Substrates

Bendorf

Amy Galka

RA

The Synthesis of Alpha-Methoxy Carbamates, 
Potential Substrates for Radical Cyclization

McDonald

Amy Hall

RA

Derivitization Reactions Involving Cp*Co(2,3-Et2C2B4H4)
and Cp*Co(2,3-Et2C2B3H5)

Franz

Jennifer Kowalchick

RA

The Synthesis of Unsaturated Oxazolines and Thiazolines

McDonald

Misty Laubscher

IN

Evaluation of a New Method for Determining Hydroxyl Values

Franz

Phil Levesque

RA

Summer Chemistry Research at the University of New Hampshire

 

Lauren Mangeney

RA

Undergraduate Summer Research Experience, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 

 

Melissa Marchetti

RA

Summer Internship at Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, New Jersey

 

Alicia Matukonis

RA

Chelation-Asssisted Hydroacylation of Nitrogen-Containing Substrates

Bendorf

John Mazzullo

RA

Synthesis of N-Acyl Oxazolines, 
Potential Substrates for Radical Cyclization

McDonald

Ed Slavin

RA

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program, Hampton, VA

 

Vanessa Richter

RA

Synthesis of Cp*Rh(2,3-Et2C2B3H2Cl)IrCp*, 
a Bimetalllic Tripledecker Metallacarborane

Franz

 

 

Spring 1999

 

Amy Galka

IS

The Synthesis of Alpha-Methoxy Carbamates, 
Potential Substrates for Radical Cyclization

McDonald

John Mazzullo

IS

Use of Amides as Substrates in Radical Cyclization Reactions

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1998 / Spring 1999

 

Joseph Keane

HP

Use of Amides as Substrates in Radical Cyclization Reactions

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1998

 

Ahren Green

IS

Optimization of SmI2 Mediated Radical Cyclization Reactions

McDonald

Joseph Keane

RA 

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Virginia

 

Amy Leight

RA

Multidecker Metallocarborane Complexes

Franz

Melissa Marchetti

RA

Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation: Preparation of Medium Ring Compounds

Bendorf

Edward Slavin

RA

Synthesis and Structural Determination of Early Transition-Metal Compounds

Mahler

 

 

Spring 1998

 

Ty Kahler

IS

Synthesis of Organic Substrates for Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Shannon Matteo

IN

Global Laser Label Internship Project (Avery Denison) 

Franz

Pamela Muschlitz

IN

Electrochemical Research: The Analysis of a Potential On-line Analytical Probe (Lonza)

Franz

Amy Turner

IS

Computational Chemistry and cis-trans Isomers

Mahler

David Wisnoski

IS 

Radical Mediated Annulations of Masked Carbonyl Species

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1997

 

Matt Barr

IS

Investigation of Bonding and Magnetic Properties of Early Transition-Metal Compounds

Mahler

David Wisnoski

IS

Radical Mediated Annulations of Masked Carbonyl Species 

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1997

 

Matt Barr

RA

Multidecker Metallocarborane Complexes

Franz

Jason Bower

RA

Synthesis of Organic Substrates for Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation

Bendorf

Joseph Keane

RA

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Amy Turner

RA

Multidecker Metallocarborane Complexes

Franz

 

 

Spring 1997

 

Ann Bullion

IS

The Reaction of Cuprates with Dihalomethoxycarbamates

McDonald

Bimal Desai

IN

Manganese Sequestration in Public Water Supplies Using Polyphosphates (Williamsport Water Authority)

Franz

 

 

Fall 1996

 

Ahren Green

IS 

Preparation of Biaryl Ethers via Cyclohexadienyl Iron Tricarbonyl Complexes

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 1996

 

Ron Aungst

RA

Oxidation of Carbamates by N-Halosuccinimides

McDonald

Matt Barr

RA

Multidecker Metallocarborane Complexes

Franz

Jason Bower

RA

Preparation of Biaryl Ethers via Cyclohexadienyl Iron Tricarbonyl Complexes

Bendorf

Ann Bullion

RA

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Ahren Green

RA

Oxidation of Carbamates by N-Halosuccinimides

McDonald

Jim Katrivanos

RA

Oxidation of Carbamates with N-Bromosuccinimide

McDonald

Joseph Keane

RA

Synthesis and Structural Determination of Early Transition-Metal Compounds

Mahler

 

 

Spring 1996

 

Jeff Adamus

IS

Computational Chemistry Using the HyperChem Program 

Mahler

Ron Aungst

IS

Oxidation of Carbamates by N-Halosuccinimides

McDonald

Greg Guerrisky

IS

The Determination of Nicotine in Tobacco via Capillary Electrophoresis

Franz

 

 

Fall 1995

 

Ron Aungst

IS 

Oxidation of Carbamates by N-Halosuccinimides

McDonald

Brian Belz

IS

Synthesis and Structural Determination of Early Transition-Metal Compounds

Mahler

Jamie Vargeson

IS

Preparation of Biaryl Ethers via Cyclohexadienyl Iron Tricarbonyl Complexes

Bendorf

 

 

Summer 1995

 

Brian Belz

RA 

Synthesis and Structural Determination of Early Transition-Metal Compounds

Mahler

 

 

Fall 1994 / Spring 1995

 

Jason Stamm

HP

Investigation of Radical Cyclization of Haloalkenes by Polymeric Tin Xanthate

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1994

 

Ann Hartnett

IN

Lonza Chemical Co. Williamsport, PA

Wolfskill

Susan Hill

IN

Merck and Company Danville, PA

Wolfskill

 

 

Summer 1994

 

Ron Aungst

RA

Reductive Cleavage of Mono-Protected Diols

McDonald

Ann Bullion

RA

Reductive Cleavage of Mono-Protected Diols

McDonald

Jason Stamm

RA

Synthesis of a Polymeric Tin Xanthate

McDonald

Ingrid Zhang

IN

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Philadelphia, PA

Franz

 

 

Fall 1993

 

Ingrid Zhang

IS

Substituent Effects of an Oxidatively Removable Ketal

McDonald

 

 

Spring 1993

 

Jin Qian

IS 

Reductive Cleavage of Vicinyl monoprotected-diol via Sulfenate Ester

McDonald

Dan Taormina

IS 

Chemical Demonstrations for Secondary Education

Franz

 

 

Fall 1992

 

Lois Nice

IS 

Barton Rearrangement of Alkoxy Radicals via the Tin Hydride Mediated Reduction of O-Benzene Sulfenate Esters

McDonald

Jin Qian

IS 

Reductive Cleavage of Vicinal Mono-protected Diols

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1992

 

Lois Nice

RA

An Oxidatively Removable Ketal

McDonald

Nestor Nestor

RA

Oxidative Degradation of Carbohydrates

McDonald

Shannon Keane

RA 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to tert-Butyl Esters

McDonald

 

 

Spring 1992

 

Lois Nice

IS 

An Oxidatively Removable Ketal

McDonald

Anthony Shaw

IS 

The Oxidation of Aldehydes to tert-Butyl Esters

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1991

 

Anthony Shaw

IS

Heterolysis and Homolysis of Alkyl Hypochlorites

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1991

 

Francis 
Ampadu-Nyarko

RA 

An Approach to the Synthesis of Canadensolide

McDonald

Nestor Nestor

RA

Oxidation of Aldehydes to tert-Butyl Esters

McDonald

Lois Nice

RA 

Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Methyl Ester with Calcium Hypochlorite

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1990

 

Francis 
Ampadu-Nyarko

IS

The Oxidative Cleavageof Vicinal, Monoprotected Diols

McDonald

James Frommer

RA

Cleavage of 1,2 Monoprotected Diols

McDonald

Todd Leathers

RA

Enantioconversion of D-Ribose

McDonald

 

 

Spring 1990

 

Ted Jefferson

IS

A Novel Synthesis of Methyl Ethers from Carboxylic Acids

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1989/Spring 1990

 

Todd Leathers

HP 

The Enantioconversion of Ribose

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1989

 

Ted Jefferson

IS 

Oxidation Decarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids

McDonald

 

 

Summer 1989

 

Harald Holcomb

IS 

Cleavage of 1,2 Mono-protected Diols

McDonald

Todd Leathers

IS 

Cleavage of 1,2 Mono-protected Diols

McDonald

 

 

Spring 1989

 

Harald Holcomb

IS 

The Oxidation of Diols to Lactones

McDonald

Patrick Lutz

IS 

Lead and Copper Analysis of Soil along Route I-80, Route 87, and Old Route 220 in Lycoming County, PA

Franz
Zimmerman

 

 

Fall 1988/Spring 1989

 

Michael Justice

HP

The N-Iodosuccinimide Mediated Oxidative Decarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids

McDonald

Ken  Kennedy

IS 

An Oxidatively Removable Ketal

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1988

 

Melody Griese

IS 

Heavy Metal Analysis of Three Creeks and the Susquehanna River via Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry 

Franz
Zimmerman

 

 

Summer 1988

 

Harald Holcomb

IS 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to Methyl Esters

McDonald

Ken Kennedy

IS 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to Methyl Esters

McDonald

Sonny Kirkpatrick

IS 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to Methyl Esters

McDonald

Todd Leathers

IS 

Oxidation of Aldehydes to Methyl Esters

McDonald

 

 

Spring 1988

 

Jeff Thompson

IS

Diffusion of Carbon in Transition Metals and Alloys 

Bularzik

 

 

Fall 1987/Spring 1988

 

Penny Swartwood

HP 

N-Iodosuccinimide Induced Conversion of Aldehydes to Methyl Esters

McDonald

 

 

Fall 1987

 

Jeff Thompson

IN

Determination of Arsenic in Fatty Acids by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry 
(Lonza)

Franz

 

 

Spring 1987

 

Bruce Epley

IS

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Franz

Lou Ann Miller

IN 

Urinary Analysis of Catecholamines by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (Williamsport Hospital)

Franz

 

 

Spring 1986

 

Jim LaPoint

IS 

Determination of Copper Concentrations in Williamsport Reservoir Soils

Franz

Michael Shifflet

IN 

Analytical Laboratory
(Williamsport Water Authority)

Franz

 

 

Fall 1985

 

Chris Poretta

IS 

Laboratory Electronics for Scientists, an Independent Study Using the New ACS Audio/Lab Pack Course

Franz

 

 

Spring 1985

 

Tim Lintz

IS 

Laboratory Electronics for Scientists

Franz

 

 

Spring 1984

 

Mike Reed

IS 

Microcomputer Acquisition and Processing of Instrumental Data

Franz

 

 

Fall 1983

 

Trudy Carl

IN 

Trace Metal Analyses of Sludge and Waste Water Samples by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Franz

 

 

Spring 1983

 

Steve Casperson

IS

Isolation and Characterization of Some Alkaloid Constituents in Tobacco and Tomato Plants

Hummer

 

 

 

 


Conferences at which Lycoming College Chemistry Department faculty and students have presented their research include:

 Annual Eastern College Science Conference

 Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention

 Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research Meetings

 Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers Annual Meeting

 Pittsburgh Conference on Anlytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy

 Local and Regional Meetings of the American Chemical Society


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