Professor Brian Popp receives a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation
Microwave chemistry research heats up at WVU
WVU chemistry department receives $1 million gift from C. Eugene Bennett Family FoundationThanks to a recent $1 million gift, the West Virginia University C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry is modernizing the general chemistry laboratories.
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Synthesis of Fused NanohoopsIn an article highlighted in Synfacts ( 2018 , 14 , 0371) the group of Dr. Wang reports the efficient synthesis of molecular nanohoops with two fused cycloparaphenylenes by Diels–Alder reactions and homocoupling reactions. This strategy may be applied to the synthesis of carbon nanotubes.
Using field effect to predict decarboxylation ratesThe field effect parameter has a substantial influence on the rate of decarboxylation of well-defined silver benzoate complexes. The data published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by the group of Dr. Hoover provides the opportunity to surpass current substrate limitations associated with decarboxylation and to enable widespread utilization of decarboxylative coupling reactions.
WVU awarded $1 million grant from NSF for new High Performance Computing clusterRead in E-news
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Glen Jackson named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Glen Jackson, Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic & Investigative Science holds a joint appointment in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry and an adjunct position in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University.Read in E-news