Older News Archive (since 2007)

> From Jan 2007 to April 2008:

In Feb 2007 Anna Larsen was invited to the Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (Ventura CA) , where she was chosen from >70 poster participants to give an oral presentation before the highly distinguished academic audience. The presentation included the research results obtained by IC students Matt Pearsall and KelLee Rich. 

>In March 2007 Ryan Wibby (Chemistry '07) presented our results at the  spring ACS meeting:  

Full reference: Wibby, Ryan Emerson; Larsen, Anna S.; Kleingardner, Jesse; Brown, Katrina. > Synthesis and characterization of low-melting salts: O-carborane anions with N-alkyl pyridinium and N,N-dialkyl imidazolium. Abstracts of  Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March  25-29, 2007 (2007), CHED-1170.  

>In June 2007 Anna Larsen participated in the Inorganic Chemistry Gordon  Research Conference where she presented a poster co-authored by IC  students John Dymon ('09), Ryan Wibby ('07) and Jesse Kleingardner ('06).

 > This year we published two papers in Acta Chrystallographica JOurnal co-authored by Ithaca College students Matt Pearsall and Semeret Munie. Details below (from Intercom submission): > >

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#1. Semeret Munie (Chemistry'08) and professor Anna Larsen of Ithaca College  Chemistry Department co-authored a paper which was published in the latest  issue of Acta Crystallographica Journal (International Union of >Crystallography).  Semeret is the first author of the article describing the single crystals  X-ray diffraction study of the air-sensitive ruthenium complex carried out >in collaboration between Anna Larsens group at IC and the group of >professor >Phillip Coppens (State University of New York at Buffalo). 

Full reference: (Glycol-[kappa]^[2]O,O')nitrosyl([eta]^[5]-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) >ruthenium(II) bis(trifluoromethanesulfonate) >S. Munie, A. Larsen and M. Gembicky Acta Cryst. (2008). E64, m293  

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#2. Matthew Pearsall (Chemistry'06, currently at Vertex. Inc, Cambridge, MA) and professor Anna Larsen of Ithaca College Chemistry Department  co-authored a paper accepted for publication at Acta Crystallographica  Journal (International Union of Crystallography). Matthew is the firs author of the article describing the single crystals X-ray diffraction  study of the air-sensitive ruthenium(0) complex carried out in >collaboration between Anna Larsens group at IC and the group of professor  Phillip Coppens (State University of New York at Buffalo). 

Full reference: "Structure of the Di-mu-nitrosyl-bis [(eta-5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) >ruthenium(0)](Ru—Ru) complex", Pearsal,M., Gembicky,M., Dominiak,P., Larsen, A., Coppens, P., Acta Crystallographica Section E, 2007, E63, m2596

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Jason Diaz (Chemistry '08) has received a Supplementary Grant for ACS PRF SUPPLEMENT FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY RESEARCH for the period of summer 2007 - in conjunction with our 30K ACS PRF research grant "Advancing Organometallic Catalysis via Incorporating >Weakly-Coordinating Carborane Anions into Cationic Half-Sandwich >Electrophilic Complexes". 

Jason will be presenting the results of his research at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August 2008. 

> In summer 2007 we completed the purchase and installation of the state-of- the-art double-sized inert-atmosphere camera (30 K) - supported >Anna Larsens Research Corporation grant "Non-coordinating carborane counterions for cationic organometallic catalysis" matched by Ithaca College. 

>Cole Lechleighter(Chemistry '10) has received a Supplementary Grant for the period of summer 2008 - in conjunction with our ACS PRF research grant "Advancing Organometallic Catalysis via Incorporating Weakly-Coordinating Carborane Anions into Cationic Half-Sandwich >Electrophilic Complexes".  

 >John Dymon (Chemistry'10), Jesse Kleingardner (Chemistry'10), Ryan Wibby >(Chemistry'07) and professor Anna Larsen of Ithaca College >Chemistry Department co-authored a paper which was just accepted for  publication in Dalton Transactions (Journal of the Royal Chemical Society of Great Britain). The paper is also coauthored by collaborators in  Queens University (Belfast, Ireland), University of Wisconsin-Madison and  Vassar College (New York).  The paper reports the syntheses and physico-chemical behavior of the low  melting salts classified as ionic liquids - i.e. substances melting below >100 C while remaining completely ionic. All the research was carried in  Ithaca College laboratories, with X-ray analysis performed at the collaborator facilities.   

Full reference: Designing ionic liquids with boron cluster anions: alkyl pyridinium and  imidazolium [nido C2B9H11] and [closo-CB11H12] carborane salts > Dymon,J., Wibby,R., Kleingardner,J., Tanski, J.M., Guzei, I.A., Holbrey,  J.D., Larsen,A.S. > >Dalton Trans., 2008, in press 

 >A paper titled "A Weakly Coordinating Anion as a Tripodal ‘Br3’-Ligand for >Platinum(IV): Structure of [(closo-CB11H6Br6)PtMe3]" coauthored by  Antonio G. De Crisci , Jesse Kleingardner , Alan J. Lough , Anna Larsen, >and Ulrich Fekl, was submitted to the Canadian Journal of Chemistry, - to  appear in print in 2008. The research described was carried out in >collaboration with University of Toronto group headed by professor Ulrich >Fekl and IC student Jesse Kleingardner and professor Anna Larsen.  

 >John Dymon ('10) presented a research poster at the ACS meeting in New  Orleans in Aprril of 2008 titled "The low-melting ionic compounds with >boron-carbon cluster anions" >

 >John Dymon ('10) has been invited to carry out summer research internship >in June -July 2008 in the research group of professor Maria Forsyth at >Monash University (Victoria, Australia) to study electrochemical methods  applied to ionic liquids as part of collaboration with Anna Larsens research group at IC. > >***********************************

 

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