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5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium. Hosted by Temple University. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Arrive and Sign in: 9:00-9:40. Welcome and ...

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University Wednesday July 30, 2014 Arrive and Sign in: 9:00-9:40 Welcome and Introductory Comments 9:45 - 10:00 Oral Presentations 10:00 - 12:05 Separation and Detection Science of Inorganic Elements 1. Justin Bogart. 10:00 - 10:25 University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Coordination Chemistry of the Rare-Earths in Nitroxide Ligand Frameworks: Towards New Methods for Rare-Earth Separations 2. Brittany Riggle. 10:25 - 10:50 University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Ivan Dmochowski New Biological Applications for Hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR Coffee Break. 10:50 - 11:05 Coordination Chemistry of Biologically Inspired Manganese Systems 3. Regina Baglia. 11:05 - 11:40 Johns Hopkins University. Advisor: Prof. David Goldberg Activation of a manganese-oxo complex by a non-metallic Lewis acid. 4. Michael Gau. 11:40 – 12:05 Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Mike Zdilla The “Twisted Basket” Mn4N8 Cluster: Synthesis, Characterization and Possible Interconversion between the “Pinned Butterfly” Mn4N8 cluster. Lunch. 12:05 – 1:25 Introductory Comments for the Afternoon Session. 1:25 - 1:30 Metal Coordination in Bioinorganic Chemistry 5. Josh Turek-Herman. 1:30 – 1:55 Swarthmore College. Advisor: Prof. Liliya Yatsunyk Polypyridal Ru complexes as G-quadruplex DNA ligands 6. Benjamin Williams. 1:55 – 2:20 Bryn Mawr College. Advisor: Prof. Sharon Burgmayer Reversible Pyranopterin Cyclization in Synthetic Models of the Molybdenum Cofactor

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 7. Shiyu Zhang. 2:20 – 2:55 Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren Reversible Capture of NO at a Copper(II)-Thiolate: Modeling the Interaction of NO at Type 1 Cu Sites Coffee Break. 2:55 – 3:10 Small Molecule Activation and Catalysis 8. Srimoyee Dasgupta. 3:10 -3:35 University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Mary Watson Copper(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Alkynylation of Oxocarbenium Ions to set Diaryl-substituted Quaternary Stereocenters 9. Eser Akturk. 3:35 – 4:00 University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Klaus Theopold [TptBu,MeCr]2(μ-N2) and [TpiPr2Cr]2(μ-N2) as chromium(I) synthons for dioxygen activation; reactivity and mechanism of activation 10. Clarence Rolle. 4:00 – 4:25 Johns Hopkins University. Advisor: Prof. Ken Karlin The Catalytic Reduction of Dioxygen by Copper Complexes Coffee Break. 4:25 – 4:40 Nano and Materials Chemistry Applications 11. Jonnathan Medina-Ramos. 4:40 – 5:05 University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Joel Rosenthal Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO with high current density, efficiency and selectivity at in-situ or ex-situ generated Bismuth Based Materials 12. Taejong Paik. 5:05 – 5:30 University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Christopher Murray Tailoring Size, Shape, and Composition of Gadolinium-based Nanocrystals for MRI Imaging

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 Reception and Poster session. 5:30-8:00 Poster Presentations 13. Elikplim Abada University of Maryland. Advisor: Prof. Andrei Vedernikov Stoichiometric and Catalytic Pd(II)/Pd(IV) Couple Mediated Intramolecular C-N Coupling with H2O2 as Terminal Oxidant 14. Gabriel Andrade University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Joel Rosenthal Palladium NHC pincer complexes for the electrocatalytic activation and conversion of CO2 15. Michael Boreen University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Complexes of a Tripodal Nitroxide Ligand 16. Yiming Chen & Joo Hyun Lee Swarthmore College. Advisor: Prof. Liliya Yatsunyk Study of H2TCPPSpm4 and ZnTCPPSpm4’s stabilizing interaction with human telomeric DNA 17. Vidumin Dahanayake Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Sarah Stoll Hybrid Metal-Oxo Polymer Nanobeads as Potential MRI Contrast Agents 18. Alan Dai University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Synthesis and Characterization of Bidentate Nitroxide-Lanthanide Complexes with Potential Applications in Lanthanide Separations 19. Haydee Dalafu Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Sarah Stoll Synthesis and Characterization of Chromium-based Chalcogenide Spinels 20. Supriya Davis & Kara Bledsoe Swarthmore College. Advisor: Prof. Liliya Yatsunyk Investigation of the GQ binding, stabilization, and selectivity of macrocyclic ligands. 21. John Dimeglio University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Joel Rosenthal Selective Conversion of CO2 to Fuel Precursors Using an Inexpensive Bismuth Based Electrocatalyst

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 22. Walter Dorfner University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Synthesis and Characterization of Mono-, Di-, and Tetra-topic η2-Hydroxylaminato Ligand Frameworks and Their Cerium(IV) Complexes 23. Rita N Egekenze Howard University. Advisor: Prof. Yilma Gultneh Catalytic epoxidation of alkenes with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by Manganese complexes of tridentate Schiff-Base Ligands 24. Michael Fortin University of the Sciences. Advisor: Prof. Nathan West Transition metal catalyzed lignin oxidative cleavage 25. Annastassia Gallo Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Ann Valentine Improving the Efficiency of Nicatransferrin Expression 26. Alexander Gee Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren Modeling Reversible S-NO Bond Formation and S-S Disulfide Cleavage at Copper and Zinc Sites 27. Shabnam Hematian Johns Hopkins University. Advisor: Prof. Ken Karlin Two Different Redox States of a Heme/Cu Assembly Competent of Nitrite and Nitric Oxide Interconversion 28. Corey Herbst-Gervasoni Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Ann Valentine Biological Interactions of Titanium with the Siderophore Enterobactin 29. William Hickling Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Sarah Stoll Magnetic Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as Potential MRI Contrast Agents 30. Anne Hylden University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Donald Berry Synthesis and characterization of mononuclear ruthenium(I) complexes

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 31. Gregory Imler Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Brad Wayland Reaction of [(tmtaa)Rh]2 with CO and H2 to form a rhodium formyl complex: Rhodium σ donor activation of CO 32. Eun Sil Jang Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren Copper(II) Anilides in sp3 C‑H Amination 33. Cathrine Jarinko University of the Sciences. Advisor: Prof. Nathan West Small Molecule Activation Using Lewis Acid 34. Samantha Klein Jones Bryn Mawr College. Advisor: Prof. Sharon Burgmayer & Jonas Goldsmith Investigation of the Interaction Between DNA and a Novel Pyrene Terminated Ruthenium Polypyridyl Complex 35. Kayleigh Jones Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Ann Valentine Dissolution of Ti(IV) from TiO2 by the Siderophore Desferrioxamine B 36. Anna Kalinsky Bryn Mawr College. Advisor: Prof. Sharon Burgmayer Molybdenum pyranopterin dithiolene complexes: Synthesis, reduction, and reactivity of molybdenum cofactor models 37. Natasha Khatri Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Sarah Stoll Single Molecule Magnet Mn12O12(CxH2x-1O2)16·4H2O: Characterization and Surface Organization 38. Aram Kim Pusan National University and Temple. Advisor: Prof. Kang Hyun Park (PNU) and Won H. Suh (TU) Facile Synthesis of Multipodal MnO Nanocrystals: An Efficient Catalyst for the Synthesis of Quinoxalines 39. Jee Eon Kim University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Isolation of a terminal trivalent organocerium acetylide and its reactivity with highly enolizable ketones

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 40. Connor Koellner Albright College. Advisor: Prof. Christopher Graves Aluminum-a-Diimine Complexes – Redox-Active Aluminum Complexes 41. Subrata Kundu Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren Diverse Reactivity Pathways of a Low-coordinate {Ni(NO)}10 Complex 42. Jessica Levin University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Influencing the oxidation state of cerium cations in M4-5(sol)[Ce(PhNNPh)4] complexes through variation in the secondary coordination sphere 43. Connor Lippincott University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Isolation and Characterization of Cerium (III) and (IV) Complexes Supported by a Tripodal Nitroxide Framework and Pursuit of a CeIV-Alkyl Complex through Trapping Experiments 44. Danielle Lovett Villanova University. Advisor: Prof. Deanna Zubris Sterically hindered (imino)pyridine Ni(II) complexes: precatalysts for the oligomerization of ethylene 45. Jeff McCall Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Mike Zdilla Two-step access to the Wilkinson tris (tert-butylimido)nitridomanganate(VII) complex from commercially available materials 46. Ian McKendry Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Mike Zdilla Variations of oxidation states on layered manganese-oxide complexes and the effect on wateroxidation catalysis 47. Kim Mullane University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Unusual One-Electron Processes and Implications for Strong Inverse Trans Influence Stabilization in the Chemistry of Uranium Nitrogen Multiple Bonds 48. Stan Najmr University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Christopher Murray Optimizing Metamaterials: Enhancing the Optical Properties of Nanocrystals through Synthesis and Self-Assembly

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 49. Heather Neu Johns Hopkins University. Advisor: Prof. David Goldberg Oxygen-Atom Transfer Reactivity of Axially Ligated Mn(V)–Oxo Complexes 50. Michael Noss University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Donald Berry Electrochemistry of a Formally Ruthenium(0) Series with a Non-Innocent Ligand System and Comparative DFT Calculations 51. Mohit Patel Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Sue Jansen-Varnum Stable tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline osmium(III) complex in neutral pH as a photoluminescencefollowing electron-transfer reagent for the detection of acetaminophen in urine and pharmaceutical formulations 52. Erin Peterson Villanova University. Advisor: Prof. Jared Paul Synthesis, characterization, and electronic properties of [Ru(bpy)2(3,3'bpy(OH)2)]2+ (bpy = 2,2'bipyridine; 3,3'bpy(OH)2 = 3,3'-dihydroxy-2,2'-bipyridine 53. Sergio Pineda Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Sarah Stoll Europium Nanowire synthesis, doping and characterization 54. Allen Pistner University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Joel Rosenthal Development of Novel Tetrapyrrole Scaffolds Displaying Multielectron Redox Chemistry 55. Michael Pogash, Gregory Lorzing, Joseph Vasta, & Xuyao Duan St. Joseph's University. Advisor: Prof. Peter Graham Synthesis of Molybdenum Carbon Dioxide Complexes via Oxidation of a Carbonyl Ligand 56. Tian Qiu University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Joel Rosenthal Developing tetrapyrrole ligand scaffolds that display cooperative multielectron redox property for applications in energy conversion and catalysis 57. Margaret Roeder Villanova University. Advisor: Prof. Jared Paul Spectroelectrochemical and pH dependent electrochemical studies of ruthenium terpyridyl complexes

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 58. Sumit Sahu Johns Hopkins University. Advisor: Prof. David Goldberg Secondary Coordination Sphere Influence on the Reactivity of Nonheme Iron Complexes 59. Tolani Kuam Salvador Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren Formation of Sterically Hindered Ethers via Copper Catalyzed C-H and C-X Bond Functionalization 60. Jonathan Shamberg Villanova University. Advisor: Prof. Deanna Zubris Progress towards the synthesis of ansa-zirconocenes with 4-carbon alkene linkers through ring closing metathesis 61. Lukman Solola University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Ce(IV) atrane Complexes 62. Alaina Stockhausen & Nicolette Wilkes St. Joseph's University. Advisor: Prof. Jose Cerda Heme Peripheral Group Interactions In Extremely Low Dielectric Media And Their Contributions To The Heme Reduction Potential 63. Farzaneh Ghasemi Tahrir Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Won Suh The Utilization of Porous Nanostructured Particles for Cell Biology Applications 64. Behzad Tangeysh Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Brad Wayland Anionically cross linked homopolymer colloids applied in formation of metal nanoparticles 65. Behzad Tangeysh Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Brad Wayland Formation of gold nanoparticles controlled by shaped femtosecond near-IR laser irradiation 66. Laura Thierer & Lindsey Round Villanova University. Advisor: Prof. Deanna Zubris Development of imino and amino pyridine iron(II) catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization 67. Peng Wang University of Delaware. Advisor: Prof. Charles Riordan Five-coordinate M(II)-semiquinonate (M = Fe, Co, Mn, Ni) complexes: A platform for O2 activation of relevance to the catechol dioxygenases

5th Mid-Atlantic Seaboard Inorganic Symposium Hosted by Temple University, Wednesday July 30, 2014 68. Kamille Williams Georgetown University. Advisor: Prof. Tim Warren The Synthesis and Reactivity of Copper(II) Nitroxides: Intermediates in the Metal-Promoted Formation of HNO 69. Stephanie Yang & Kai Wang Bryn Mawr College. Advisor: Prof. Sharon Burgmayer Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Ruthenium (II) Polypyridyl Complexes 70. Kevin Yeagle Albright College. Advisor: Prof. Christopher Graves Synthesis and catalytic activity of aluminum amidate complexes 71. Haolin Yin University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Prof. Eric Schelter Coordination chemistry involving C‒F→Ln/U interactions 72. Mark Zierden Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Ann Valentine Ferrireductase Activity of Nicatransferrin, a Monolobal Transferrin from the Ascidian Ciona intestinal 73. Colin Murphy Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Eric Borguet Hot Electron Induced Hydrogenation of Acridine Orange 74. Aurelia Niaux Temple University. Advisor: Prof. Eric Borguet Hot Electron Induced Dissociation of Hydrogen on Gold Nanoparticles