Undergraduate Co-Authored Research Papers

(Undergraduate authors are underlined)

E. Brayfindley, E. Irace, C. Castro,* W. L. Karney,*  "Stone-Wales Rearrangements in Polycyclic Hydrocarbons: a Computational Study," J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, in press.

Chang, C.-C.; Greaney, M.; Nguyen, M.; Moy, D.; Liu, C.; Dancer, J.; Margerum, L. D., "PAMAM dendrimers on controlled pore glass: The effect of tethered dendrimer size and tethered affinity groups NTA and terpy on metal ion and indicator dye uptake."  Inorg. Chim. Acta 2014, 409, Part A (0), 127-136.

Martin Y. Ng, Jordan Nelson, Craig A. Taatjes, David L. Osborn, and Giovanni Meloni,* “Synchrotron Photoionization Study of Mesitylene Oxidation Initiated by Reaction with Cl (2P) or O (3P) Radicals,” J. Phys. Chem. A 118, 3735-3748 (2014). 

Elizabeth Cochran and Giovanni Meloni,* “Hypervalence in Monoxides and Dioxides of Superalkali Clusters,” J. Chem. Phys. 140, 204319/1-204319/13 (2014).

M. B. Pastor, A. J. Kuhn, P. T. Nguyen, M. V. Santander, C. Castro,* W. L. Karney,* “Hydrogen Shifts and Benzene Ring Contractions in Phenylenes,” J. Phys. Org. Chem 2013, 26, 750. (invited article for special issue on ISRIUM 2012).

M. V. Santander, M. B. Pastor, J. N. Nelson, C. Castro*, W. L. Karney,* "Hückel and Möbius Bond-Shifting Routes to Configuration Change in Dehydro[4n+2]annulenes," J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 2033-2039 (invited article for Howard Zimmerman Memorial Issue).

M. V. Santander, M. B. Pastor, J. N. Nelson, C. Castro, W. L. Karney, Hückel and Möbius Bond-Shifitng Routes to Configuration Change in Dehudro[4n+2]annulenes, J. Org. Chem., 2012 Article ASAP, DOI:10.1021/jo302072p

Kulczynska, A.; Johnson, R.; Frost, T.; Margerum, L.D.,* How Do Structure and Charge Affect Metal-Complex Binding to DNA? An Upper-Division Integrated Laboratory Project Using Cyclic Voltammetry, J. Chem. Educ. 2011, 88, 801-805.

Noey, E.; Curtis, J.; Tam, S.; Pham, D.M.; Jones, E.F.  “Synthesis and Ligand Exchange Reactions of a Tri-Tungsten Cluster with Applications in Biomedical Imaging”  J.Chem.Ed., 2011, 88,793-797.

L. A. Januar, V. Huynh, T. S. Wood, C. Castro,* W. L. Karney,* “Dehydro-[12]annulenes: Structures, Energetics, and Dynamic Processes,” J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 403.

Greaney, M.J.; Nguyen, M.A.; Chang, C.-C.; Good, A.; Margerum, L.D. Indicator Displacement Assays for Amino Acids using Ni-NTA Tethered to PAMAM Dendrimers on Controlled Pore Glass. Chem. Commun. (Cambridge, U. K.) 2010, 46, 5337-5339.

Okoronkwo, T.; Nguyen, P.T.; Castro, C.; Karney, W.L. [14]Annulene: Cis/Trans Isomerization via Two-Twist and Nondegenerate Planar Bond Shifting and Möbius Conformational Minima. Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 972-975.

Braten, M.B.; Castro, C.;* Herges, R.;* Köhler, F.; Karney, W.L., * The [12]Annulene Global Minimum, J.Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 1532-1535.

Braten, M.; Gutierrez, M. G.; Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L,* [12]Annulene Radical Anions Revisited: Evaluation of Structure Assignments Based on Computed Energetic and Electron Spin Resonance Data, J. Org Chem. 2008, 73, 8745-8754.

Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.; Noey, E.; Vollhardt, K.P.C,* "Competing Isomerizations of [12]Annulenes:  Diels Alder Reaction vs. Electrocyclization," Org. Lett. 2008, 10, 1287.

Chen, J.; Russo, R.; Chao, W.; Margerum, L. D.; Malachowski, M. R.; White, R.; Thawley, Z.; Thayer, A.; Rheingold, A. L.; Zakharov, L. N., Synthesis, structure, redox properties and azide binding for a series of biphenyl-based Cu(II) complexes. Dalton Trans. 2007, 24, 2571-2579.

Margerum, L. D.; Gulsrud, M.; Manlapex, R.; Rebong, R.; Love, A., Application of Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) writing assignments to enhance experiments with an environmental chemistry focus. J. Chem. Ed. 2007, 84, 292.

Moll, J.F.; Pemberton, R.P.; Gutierrez, M.G; Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.,* Configuration Change in [14]Annulene Requires Möbius Antiaromatic Bond Shifting, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 274-275.

Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.;* McShane, C.M.; and Pemberton, R.P, [10]Annulene: Bond Shifting and Conformational Mechanisms for Automerization, J. Org. Chem.  2006, 71, 3001-3006.

Pemberton, R.P.; McShane, C.M.; Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.,* Dynamic Processes in [16]Annulene: Möbius Bond-Shifting Routes to Configuration Change, J. Am. Chem. Soc2006, 128, 16692-16700.

Curtis, J.C.;* Inagaki, M.; Chun, S.J.; Eskandari, V.; Luo, X.; Pan, Z.N.; Sankararaman, U.; Pengra, G.E.; Zhou, J.; Hailey, P.; Laurent, J.; Utalan, D., Non-innocent electrolyte effects on bimolecular pseudo-self-exchange reactions of ruthenium ammine complexes: Evidence for electron-transfer catalysis in H-bonded ternary assemblies. Chemical Physics, 2006, 326, 43-53.

Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.;* Valencia, M.A.; Vu, C.M.H.; Pemberton, R.P., Möbius Aromaticity in [12]Annulene: Cis-Trans Isomerization via Twist-Coupled Bond Shifting, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2005, 127, 9704-9705.

Castro, C.;* Karney, W.L.;* C. M. H. Vu, S. E. Burkhardt, M. A. Valencia, "Computational Evaluation of the Evidence for Tri-trans-[12]Annulene," J. Org. Chem.  2005, 70, 3602-3609.

C. Castro*, Isborn, C.M.; Karney, W.L.;* Mauksch, M.; Schleyer, P.V.R.,* Aromaticity with a Twist: Möbius [4n]Annulenes, Org. Lett.  2002, 4, 3431-3434.

Yang, J.; Seneviratne, D.; Arbatin, G.; Andersson, A.M.; Curtis, J.C.,* Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Evidence for Significant Electronic Coupling in Mixed-Valence Hydrogen-Bonded Adducts of Ruthenium Cyano and Ethylenediamine Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 5329-5336.