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Tuning Smart Properties of mPEG-block-PDMAEMA Through Polymer Composition
The purpose of this study was to study smart polymers. “Smart” polymers respond to changes in their environment with a measureable change in property. Some smart polymers can change their solubility when the conditions ...
Structural and Energetic Properties of FCH2CN-GeF4 and CICH2CN-GeF4 Via Low-Temperature IR Spectroscopy and Computations
The present study deals with nitrile-GeF4 complexes. We hypothesize that adding electronegative halogens to the nitrile will weaken the complex and enhance them.
Purification of Copper-Free Methanobactin-SB2 to Analyze its Shape-Shifting Behavior
We are interested in isolating the copper-free forms of methanobactin, which presents a challenge, since they are much more unstable and difficult to characterize than the copper bound forms that we and others have worked ...
Flipping the General Chemistry Laboratory : Increasing Student Engagement by Enhancing Self-Directed Learning
The goal of this study is two-fold: to gather information about the impact of flipped and traditional teaching modes on student understanding of course material, as well measuring students' attitudes about chemistry. Our ...
Synthesis and Comparison of Various 6-aryldibenzo[b,d]pyrylium salts
Our objective is to synthesize different 6-aryldibenzo [b,d]pyrylium salts. By varying the R groups, we can examine the communication between electron donors and acceptors across extended ring systems.
Synthesis, Characterization, and Testing of PEG-PDMAEMA Diblock Smart Polymers
In order to determine if PEG-PDMAEMA serves as both a polymer and a surfactant in EOR, testing of how viscosity and interfacial tension change of the aqueous PEG-PDMAEMA solution is needed. This can predict its ability ...
Cavity Ringdown Spectrum of 2-Cyclohexen-1-one in Its Lowest Singlet Excited State
The overall goal of our experimental research program is to determine bond properties, such as vibrational frequencies, for small molecules. Such data may be used by computational chemists to verify their theoretical ...
Steric and Catalytic Effects of Alcohols on the Transamination of Napthalimides
This experiment describes a systematic study of the effects of the size of alcohols on the transamination of N-(3-chlorophenyl)-4-chloro-1,8- naphthalimide.
Analysis of the Antibody Binding of Derivative MUC1 Peptides via STD NMR
This study analyzes the binding ability of the peptide GVTSAPD, an upstream sequence preceding PDTRP, as well as six derivative peptides against specific mouse MUC1 mucin monoclonal antibody (IgG1, 6A4) by Saturation ...
A Computational Study of IR Frequency Shifts in CH3CN-HCI
We are interested in the effects of bulk, condensed-phase media on the structural properties of molecular complexes, with an eye toward systems that change structure when the chemical environment is altered.