38th Annual SMACS
Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting

Murray State University
Saturday, April 11th
Jesse D. Jones Chemistry Building

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Organized for / by area ACS Student Members
Co-Hosted by Murray State University and The University of Tennessee - Martin

Registration/Poster Set-Up: 8:00-8:30 am
Lobby, Jesse D. Jones Hall

Early AM Session 8:30AM - 9:45 AM - Oral Presentations
Jones Hall, Room 1212
Presider: Abbey Adler MSU SMACS President

8:30-8:45 Sanaa Aljali, MSU, “Bisphenol-A Concentrations in Western Kentucky Waters”
8:45-9:00 Evan Lewoczko, Union University, “Separation of alpha and beta Sodium Glucoheptonate.”
9:00-9:15 Phillip Kurtzweil, Union University, “Themostabilization of Water Soluble Variants of the Human Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor.”
9:15-9:30 Abbey Adler, MSU, “Physicochemical Properties of 1,2,3-Triazolium Ionic Liquids.”
9:30-9:45 Alex Taylor, Union University, “Determination of the Anticancer Effects of the Chemically Derives Natural Compound Aloe Polymannose.”

Break - Refreshments and Poster Session (9:45-10:30 am)
Poster Presentations - Jones Hall Lobby
Chase Haynes and Dwight Johnson, UTM, “Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Lauroside B.”
Joseph Zitnyar, UTM, “A Property Study of Cobalt-Silica Gels and Aerogels.”
Krysten Harris and Lauren Snider, UTM, “Detection of Metal Concentrations in Washboard Mussel Shells.”
Garrett Mills, UTM, “Extraction of Metals from Mussel Shells.”
Anita Afshan and Hye Oh, UTM, “Validation of Separated Hemoglobin Variants A, C, F and S.”
Brianna Foss, UTM, “Capillary Isoelectric Focusing – Focusing Proteins.”
Stephanie Courley, UTM, “Dynamic IEF.”
Jonathon Zachary and Matthew Chisolm, MSU, “Mechanochemical Kinetics of Palladium Complexes.”

Late AM Sessions 10:30AM - 11:45PM - Oral Presentations
Session 2 - Jones Hall, Room 1212
Presider: Layla Gargus, UTM SMACS President

10:30-10:45 Jacob Thompson, UTM, “Mechanistic Investigations of an Iodine Mediated Aromatic Substitution.”
10:45-11:00 Tyler Smith, Union University, “Designing an Undergraduate Lab Procedure for the Synthesis of [R,S]-Boc-Phenylglycyltryptophan Methyl Ester.”
11:00-11:15 Faisal Alkahtani, MSU, “Synthesis of Imidazolium-Containing Pincer Monomers.”
11:15-11:30 Cameron Faulk, Union University, “Determining the Anticancer Effects of the Known Indian Herb Ashwagandha.”
11:30-11:45 Caitlin Hughes, MSU, “Investigation of the Conversion Over Time in the Mechanochemical Synthesis of Bis(2-hexadecyl)-2,2’-bipyridine-4,4’-dicarboxylate Complexes of Platinum and Cadmium.”

Session 3 - Jones Hall, Room 1213
Presider: TBD

10:30-10:45 Kimberly Van, Union University, “Determining the Use of Na-glucoheptonate as an Anticoagulant.”
10:45-11:00 Kendall Oziminski, UTM, “Photocatalytic Titanium Dioxide for the Reduction of Livestock Gas Emissions.”
11:00-11:15 Lang Van, Union University, “Determining Formation Constants of Sodium Glucoheptonate for Metal Ions: Exploring its Potential in Foliar Fertilization as a Metal Chelator.”
11:15-11:30 Kelsie Wood, Union University, “Completing a Green Chemistry Lab Manual for General Chemistry.”

11:45-1:00 pm - Luncheon - Jones Family Clock Tower (2nd floor, Jones Hall)


Related Sites:
Murray State University Chemistry Department
Kentucky Lakes Section of the American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society
Murray State Univeristy SMACS

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