Undergraduate Poster Session I

Thursday, 22 October 2009: 10:00-12:00
Exhibit Hall C (Puerto Rico Convention Center)
Presider:
Carmen Gauthier
Organizer:
Carmen Gauthier
240
Comparative Evaluation of Exhaust Emissions From An Electric Power Generator Fueled by Petrodiesel and Biodiesel Blends
Luke Bolin, Middle Tennessee State University; Melissa Shelby, Middle Tennessee State University; Brandi Hypolite, Middle Tennessee State University; Beng Guat Ooi, Middle Tennessee State University; Ngee Sing Chong, Middle Tennessee State University
241
Synthesis of Bis-Maleimide with Degradable pH Sensitive Acetal Linkage for Drug Delivery Systems
Julia K. Logsdail, Florida Institute of Technology; Bin Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; S. Richard Turner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Barbara Lawson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Tyler M. Horseman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Abby Morgan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
242
Enantioselective Reduction of Prochiral β-Halogenated Aryl Ketone for the Synthesis of Chiral Oxetanes
Javier O. Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Miriam M. Padilla, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Lilinete Roldán, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Jorge De Jesus, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
243
Synthetic Efforts towards An Aziridinium-Based Cofactor Mimic
Paige E. Daniel, Undergraduate Student, Wake Forest University; Lindsay R. Comstock, Wake Forest University
244
Electrospun Nanofibers of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)-Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Poly(styrene sulfonate) Composites
Osmarie Martinez, University of Puerto Rico - San Juan; Ariana Bravo, University of Illinois - UC; Nicholas J. Pinto, University of Puerto Rico - Humacao
245
Surface Modified CdSe Nanorods and CdSe/CdTe Nanobarbells with Thiol Anchored Diacetylene Containing Moieties
Andrea Man, Newberry College; Arthur Young IV, Newberry College; Sid Parrish Jr., Newberry College
246
Synthesis of Optically Pure N-Methylbenzylamines Via the Asymmetric Reduction of E-Oxime Benzyl Ethers with Spiroborate Ester Derived From Diphenyl Valinol
Héctor J. Meléndez González, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Silvia Farré, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
247
Development of a Rapid and Reliable Solid Phase Extraction/ Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method for the Analysis of Pharmaceutical Compounds in the Water Supply
Marianita Pérez-González, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; Jennifer Quiñones-González, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; Osvaldo Rosario, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
248
Enhanced Solid Phase Raman Spectroscopy
John Mark Dias II, Presbyterian College; Latha Allen Gearheart, Associate Professor, PI, Presbyterian College
249
Melting Point Prediction of Different Organic Compounds
Ivan Ojeda Sr., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Natalia Hernandez, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Myreisa Morales, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Ingrid Montes, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus
250
Synthesis, Characterization and Reactions of a Metal Containing Ligand
Muthukrishna Raja, Associate Professor, Claflin University; Krystal Lewis, Student, Claflin University; Jaqueline Lamar, Student, Claflin University; Daniel L. Reger, University of South Carolina; Mark D. Smith, University of South Carolina
251
Capillary Electrophoresis as a Tool for the Determination of Detergent Residues in Cleaning Validation
Hector Colon, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; Rosamil Rey, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; Bianca Hernandez, Inter American University of Puerto Rico; Yasmarie Torres, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
252
Toward A Synthetic Route to A New Ruthenium Lumiphore
Jennifer S. Myers, Furman University; Laura L. Wright, Furman University; Timothy W. Hanks, Furman University
254
Chain Length Impacts On Immobilized Luminescent Probes
Sally Sandner, Furman University; Jennifer S. Myers, Furman University; Cody R. Morelock, Furman University; Beth Wetmore, Furman University; James Rapley, Furman University; Laura L. Wright, Furman University; Timothy W. Hanks, Furman University
255
Model Complex Compuational Investigations of the Copper Dioxygenase Active Site
Jeffrey A. Ivie, Georgia College & State University; Christina Hamilton, Georgia College & State University; Candace Rowell, Georgia College & State University; Julia K. Padden Metzker, Georgia College & State University
256
The Synthesis of Ethynlsulfur Pentafluoride
Andrew T. Larkins, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa); Matthew D. Hennek, The University of Alabama; Joseph S. Thrasher, The University of Alabama
257
Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of New 2-Dimensional Alkaline Earth Metal Strontium Compounds
Tolulope O. Salami, Valdosta State University; Stephanie N. Patterson, Valdosta State University
258
Understanding Interfacial Tension to Stabilize Emulsions
Eric Coleman, Erskine College; Sven H. Behrens, Georgia Institute of Technology; Adriana San-Miguel, Georgia Institute of Technology; Smitha Nair, Georgia Institute of Technology
259
Construction and Thermal Rearrangement of 4-Hydroxy-2,4-Diaryl-2-Cyclobuten-1-Ones
Kimberly D. Fisher, Rhodes College; Joshua A. Anderson, Rhodes College; Daniel A. Schrader, Rhodes College; Björn C. G. Söderberg, West Virginia University
260
Catalytic Decomposition of Peroxynitrite by Acidic Nafion® Films in Buffered Solution – Effects of Sodium Ion Exchange
Victor A. Sarpong, Undergraduate student, Coastal Carolina University; John A. Goodwin, Coastal Carolina University
261
The Effects of Bound Inert Ions and Metalloporphyrins in the Catalytic Decomposition of Peroxynitrite by Nafion® Films
Donnell N. Black, Undergraduate student, Coastal Carolina University; John A. Goodwin, Coastal Carolina University
262
Active Learning Activity On Hess's Law in General Chemistry
Lance R. Connell, Clayton State University; Patricia M. Todebush, Clayton State University
263
Electrochemical Studies of Ferrocene Chalcones Derivatives Immobilized in Nafion and Their Role as Mediators for the Oxidation of Compounds of Biological Importance
Kenneth Hernández, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Rocio del A. Cardona, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Myrna R. Otaño, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Ingrid Montes, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus; Ana R. Guadalupe, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
264
Synthesis of Alkylpyrroles
Mathew T. Wright, Virginia Military Institute; David G. Carroll, Virginia Military Institute; Stanton Q. Smith, Virginia Military Institute
265
Nanoparticle Shape Effects On Luminescent Probes
James Rapley, Furman University; Cody R. Morelock, Furman University; Beth Wetmore, Furman University; Sally Sandner, Furman University; Myra E. Dennis, Furman University; Laura L. Wright, Furman University; Timothy W. Hanks, Furman University
266
The Use of POSS Nanostructured Chemicals to Improve the Physical Properties of Protective Coatings for Potential Health Related Applications
Elizabeth Muriuki, REU Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Delta State University; Wilbur L. Walters Jr., Assistant Professor, Jackson State University
267
Intra-Molecular Hydrogen Bonding within the Nucleophile: The Effects On the Nucleophilic Trapping of Carbonyl Oxides
Joshua H. Wheeler, Summer Undergraduate Research Student, Delta State University; Patrick H. Dussault, Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
268
Immobilization of Cationic Polydiacetylene-Contiaining Liposomes in Alginate Fibers
Hansen Caroline, Furman University; Jennifer S. Kauffman, Clemson University; William T. Pennington, Clemson University; Timothy W. Hanks, Furman University
269
Determination of Trace Sulfate Analysis
Ashley M. Tanner, REU Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Delta State University; Yiming Liu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Jackson State University; Hau Wu, Delta State University
270
Validation of Methodology for Metal Determination in Atmospheric Particulate Trapped by Dry Deposition
Daniel Serrano, Inter American University of Puerto Rico San Germán Campus; Moises Estrada, Inter American University of Puerto Rico San Germán Campus; Angela González, Inter American University of Puerto Rico San Germán Campus
271
Utilizing Soybean Hulls, Rice Hulls, and Highly Characterized Peats to Extract Textile Dyes From Contaminated Water
Anthony M. Rizzuti, Claflin University; Darcel J. Lancaster, Claflin University
272
Copper Amyloid-Beta Complex in Alzheimer's Disease
George E. Cutsail III, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Veronika A. Szalai, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
273
Computational and Thermodynamic Studies of the Interactions Between 1,8-Diazaanthracene and 1,8-Dihaloanthracenes
Elizabeth Wood, Furman University; Rebecca Gieseking, Furman University; Elizabeth Gordon, Furman University; Timothy W. Hanks, Furman University
274
Synthesis of New Ligands for Purification of Plasminogen Activators
Christian Benitez, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Luis De Jesus, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Vibha Bansal, Dr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Ezio Fasoli, Dr., University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
275
Synthesis Toward Antascomicin B
Erika D. Pollard, University of West Georgia; John M. Hutchison, University of Arkansas; Matt McIntosh, University of Arkansas
276
Screening of Metagenomic Libraries From Halophilic Environment for Biocatalytic Applications
Rey Dieppa Rios, University of Puerto Rico Humacao; Brian Rosselo Benitez, University of Puerto Rico Humacao; Carlos Rios Velazquez, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez; Ezio Fasoli, University of Puerto Rico Humacao
277
Preparation, Characterization, and Quantum Efficiency of Water-Soluble, Monolayer-Protected Quantum Dots
Elizabeth Marie Henry, University of the South; Deon T. Miles, University of the South; Joseph A. Giesen, University of the South; Laura A. Logan, University of the South; Jack R. Renehan, University of the South
278
Purification and Characterization of Plasminogen Activator From HEK-293 Cells
Veronica Ortiz Colon Sr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Natalia Cintron Rodriguez Sr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Marivee Borges Sr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Vibha Bansal, Dr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
279
New Hydrolases From Halophilic Microorganisms
Hildamarie Caceres, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Karla Esquilin, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Lilliam Casillas, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Ezio Fasoli, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
280
Isolating and Characterizing Plasminogen Activators From Microorganisms
Edmarie Martinez Sr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Vibha Bansal, Dr., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
281
Organic Waste Conversion to Biofuel
Mariangelie Flores, University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo
282
Advancements in Platinum and Palladium 1,4,7-Trithiacyclononane Chemistry
Natalie Nicole Talbott, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Gregory Grant, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
284
A Quantitative Study of Gold Adhesion to PMMA and POSS-MA Surfaces
Laura L. Lee, High Point University; W. Christopher Hughes, James Madison University; Brian H. Augustine, James Madison University; Alan Mo, James Madison University
285
Inhibicion Bacteriana Con Extractos Liposolubles DE Algas Marinas Pardas
Guido Peña Sr., University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
286
Analysis of PBDEs, PCBs, and Lipids in Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Liquid Fish Fertilizer
Orielyz Flores-Fernández, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Sara J. Lupton, State University of New York at Buffalo; Diana S. Aga, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
287
Total Synthesis of Hibiscone C - Part 1
Maggie Meadows, Furman University
288
Effect of Previous Inflammation On the Susceptibility of the Colon to Subsequent Physical Restraint Stress-Induced Changes
Olga I. Santiago, PhD, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Myrella L. Cruz, MT, Ponce School of Medicine; Marielly Cuevas, BS, Ponce School of Medicine; Raymond A. Isidro, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Caroline B. Appleyard, PhD, Ponce School of Medicine
289
Potential Photochromic Proton Exchange Membrane as An Alternative for PEMCF 's
Frances P. Rodríguez-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; James J. Chambers, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
290
Esterification Reactions Applying a Greener Approach
Silvette M. Castro, University of Puerto Rico; Javier Escudero, University of Puerto Rico; Ingrid Montes, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico
291
Synthesis of Ferrocenyl Chalcones From 1,1'- Diacetylferrocene
Ninoshka M. Lafontaine, University of Puerto Rico; Myrna R. Otaño, University of Puerto Rico; Ingrid Montes, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico; Ana R. Guadalupe, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus
293
One-Pot Dialkylation of Lactones
Erin Gray, Furman University; Brian C. Goess, Furman University
294
INTERACTION of Various Gases with the Nanoporous CARBON, Carbosieve S-III
Megan E. Busch, Erskine College; Howard E. Thomas, Erskine College; Aaron M. Evans, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Thomas R. Rybolt, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
295
Chemical Analysis and Biological Evaluation of the Endemic Plant Simarouba Tulae
Karla Claudio, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Pedro González, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Elsa Luciano, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Janice Santiago, UPR - Medical Sciences Campus; Marianela Pérez, Ph.D., UPR - Medical Sciences Campus; Augusto Carvajal, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Mayra Pagan, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey; Claudia A. Ospina, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
296
Isomerization of Stilbenes
Brian C. Goess, Furman University; Jacqueline Razzaghy, Furman University
299
The Exploratory Synthesis of Chlorometallate Ionic Liquids
Cain S. Green, The University of the South; Aida M. Sanchez, The University of the South; Robert E. Bachman, The University of the South
300
Thermo-and Vapoluminescent PlatinumDiimine-Based Metallomesogens
Sarah H. Fried, The University of the South; Robert E. Bachman, The University of the South
301
A Facile Synthesis of 7-Hydroxy-4-Methylcoumarin Via Microwave Irradiated Solvent Free Pechmann Reaction
Tina John, University of the Cumberlands; Clint Creekmore, University of the Cumberlands; Tiffany Suttles, University of the Cumberlands; Jessica Cox, University of the Cumberlands; Amanda Faulkner, University of the Cumberlands; Christina Hayes, University of the Cumberlands; April Carman, University of the Cumberlands; Julie Tan, University of the Cumberlands
302
Microwave Irradiated Bromination of Trans-Stilbene
Tiffany Suttles, University of the Cumberlands; Clint Creekmore, University of the Cumberlands; Tina John, University of the Cumberlands; Julie Tan, University of the Cumberlands
303
Triangular Copper (II) Pyrazolate Based Metal Organic Frameworks
Jorge Torres King, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus; Logesh Mathivathanan, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus; Marlyn Rivera Carrillo, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus; Arturo J. Hernandez-Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez; Raphael Raptis, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus
304
Impact of the MAMP Program On Minority STEM Majors at Delta State University
Bonnie Williams, Delta State University; Lacey S Fitts, Delta State University
305
Optimization of Patterned Self Assembled Monolayers On Gold Substrates Using Alkanethiols
Heather Robinson, University of Richmond; Teri W. Odum, Dr., Northwestern University; Lubin Steve, Northwestern University; Sweeney Christina, Northwestern University
307
A Green and Efficient Synthesis of Metalloporphyrins and Its Spectroscopic Characterizations
Tamara Wilson, SPELMAN COLLEGE; Nripendra K. Bose, SPELMAN COLLEGE; Natarajan Ravi, SPELMAN COLLEGE; Albert N. Thompson, SPELMAN COLLEGE
308
Licorice Root Fractions Inhibit LNCaP Prostate Cancer Cell Proliferation
Michelle E. Reid, SPELMAN COLLEGE; Angelique Harris, Early College at Carver High School; Marisela De Leon Mancia, SPELMAN COLLEGE; Kimberly M. Jackson, SPELMAN COLLEGE
309
Photolytic and Chemical Reactivity of Immobilized Metal Nanoparticles to Remediate Antimicrobials Drugs and Emerging Pollutants
Kermit Santiago Sierra, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Marco De Jesús, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
310
Molecular Dynamics for Helical Peptides as Proton Transport Wires
Inara Colon-Diaz, B.S. , University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Gustavo E. Lopez, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Jeanne A. Hardy, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Scott M. Auerbach, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
311
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Studies for a Series of Estrogen Derivatives and Their Antioxidant Capacity Using CoMFA and CoMSIA
Jorge Benejam-Bocanegra, University of Puerto Rico; José L. Ruiz, University of Puerto Rico; Alberto Santana-Vargas, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico; Nilka M. Rivera-Portalatín, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico
312
Synthesis and Characterization of New Coordination Polymers with Carboxylate Ligands
Al Knowlton, Francis Marion University; Jonetha Fleming, Francis Marion University; LeRoy Peterson Jr., Francis Marion University; Jennifer Kelley, Francis Marion University; Mark D. Smith, Univeristy of South Carolina; Hans-Conrad zur Loye, University of South Carolina
313
Time Domain Analysis of FTIR Signals
Anna Lee, Loyola University New Orleans; Kathryn J. Conroy, Loyola University New Orleans; Thomas G. Spence, Loyola University New Orleans; Maria E. Calzada, Loyola University New Orleans; Charles C. Harb, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Force Academy
314
Computational Investigations of Conformations and Electronic Structure of Fluorescent Metal-Ion Sensors
Kathryn N. Rosa, Francis Marion University; D. Allen Clabo, Francis Marion University
317
Kinetics of Biodiesel Production Via Acid Catalysis
Jenna M. Wasylenko, Sweet Briar College; Susan Williams, Ph.D., University of Kansas; Andrew M. Duncan, University of Kansas
319
Optimizing the Use of B Lymphocyte Cellular Vaccines
Jennifer E. Claudio, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Gail A. Bishop, PhD, University of Iowa; Tony J. Vanden Bush, PhD, University of Iowa
320
UV/Visible Spectroscopy of Ferrocene Derivatives
Mirna Rivera-Claudio, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Ileana Martínez-Flores, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Rafael Orellana, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Mara Acevedo, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao; Jorge Castillo-Ramirez, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
321
Bioaccumulation of Lead (Pb) in Aquatic Plants From a Natural Wetland
Sergio J. Cardona-González, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; Yadiel Vega-Pérez, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; Vivianette Alicea-Vázquez, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; Maiella Ramos-Fontán, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; José G. Arbelo-García, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
322
Levels of Cadmium and Lead in Ceratophyllum Demersum From the Caño Tiburones Wetland
Jocelyn Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; José L. García, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; Christine Santana, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; José G. Arbelo, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo; Maiella L. Ramos, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
323
Fluorometric Assays of Tubulin Inhibition by Analogs of Combretastatin A-4 and Phenstatin
Ahamad M. Abuadas, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Thomas H. Poole, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Ryan A. Oliver, University of North Carolina at Asheville; Karen Buchmueller, Furman University; Herman L. Holt Jr., University of North Carolina at Asheville
324
Synthesis, Characterization and Solution Stability of Water-Soluble Ruthenium-Arene-Phosphine Complexes
Bethany Floyd, Randolph-Macon College; Nicole Klee, Randolph-Macon College; Serge Schreiner, Randolph-Macon College
325
New Flavones for Liquid Crystal Materials
Jeffrey R. Cooper, Virginia Military Institute; Jerry L. Hickey, Virginia Military Institute; Stanton Q. Smith, Virginia Military Institute; Daren J. Timmons, Virginia Military Institute
326
Reducing Carbon Dioxide through Synthesis of Electrocatalysts and Photocatalysts
Natalie Eisenach, University of Richmond; Kristen Jobes, University of Richmond; Emma W. Goldman, University of Richmond; Raymond N. Dominey, University of Richmond
327
Investigation of the Dynamic Melt Rheology of GRC – A – Zeolite L Mixtures
Candace James, Clark Atlanta University; Tracy Brown, Clark Atlanta University; Donald Hylton, Clark Atlanta University; Conrad Ingram, Clark Atlanta University; Eric Mintz, Clark Atlanta University; Kathy Chaung, NASA Glenn Research Center
328
Novel Naphthyridine-Imine Ligand Systems: Application to Synthesis of New Electrocatalysts and Photocatalysts for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
Bryn Allen, University of Richmond; Stephen Wilson, University of Richmond; Emma W. Goldman, University of Richmond; Raymond N. Dominey, University of Richmond
329
The Loyola University New Orleans Biodiesel Project: Batch Production of Biodiesel From Campus Waste
Hunter B. Fontenot, Loyola University New Orleans; Michelle M. Chatelain, Loyola University New Orleans; Brian Hays, Loyola University New Orleans; Alexander L. Girau, Loyola University New Orleans; Andrew V. Scott, Loyola University New Orleans; Joelle S. Underwood, Loyola University New Orleans; Lynn V. Koplitz, Loyola University New Orleans
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