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Submissions from 2017

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Polyoxovanadate Fabricated Gold Nanoparticles: Application in SERS, Bharat Baruah and Toni-Ann Miller

Submissions from 2016

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Distinctive Coordination of CO vs N2 to Rhodium Cations: An Infrared and Computational Study, A. D. Brathwaite, H. L. Abbott-Lyon, and M. A. Duncan

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Characterization of Lead-Free Gunshot Residue Analogs, Lashaundra A. Fambro, Ethan T. Miller, Deidre D. Vandenbos, and Christopher R. Dockery

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Multimodal Vacuum-Assisted Plasma Ion (VaPI) Source with Transmission Mode and Laser Ablation Sampling Capabilities, Joel D. Keelor, Paul B. Farnsworth, Arthur L. Weber, and Heather Abbott-Lyon

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The Evolution of the Surface of the Mineral Schreibersite in Prebiotic Chemistry, Nikita L. La Cruz, Danna Qasim, Heather Abbott-Lyon, and Claire Pirim

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Antibacterial Activities of Wasabi Against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus, Zhongjing Lu, Christopher Dockery, Michael Crosby, Katherine Chavarria, Brett Patterson, and Matthew Giedd

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Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Uncovers Substrate Promiscuity of Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase from Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora, Hassan Rana, Patricia Moussatche, Lis Souza Rocha, and Ellen W. Moomaw

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Thermogravimetric Analysis of Target Inhibitors for the Spontaneous Self-Heating of Coal, Christopher J. Raymond, Justin Farmer, and Christopher R. Dockery

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Novel Cell Penetrating Peptide-adaptors Effect Intracellular Delivery and Endosomal Escape of Protein Cargos, John C. Salerno, Verra M. Ngwa, Scott J. Nowak, Carol A. Chrestensen, Allison N. Healey, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Highly Luminescent Linear Complex Arrays of up to Eight Cuprous Centers, Michael Stollenz, Jeffery E. Raymond, Lisa M. Perez, Jessica Wiederkehr, and Nattami Bhuvanesh

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Identification of Preferred DNA-Binding Sites for the Thermus thermophilus Transcriptional Regulator SbtR by the Combinatorial Approach REPSA, Michael W. Van Dyke, Matthew D. Beyer, Emily Clay, and Jonathan L. McMurry

Submissions from 2014

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Biochemistry Students' Ideas abour Shape and Charge in Enzyme-Substrate Interactions, Kimberly J. Linenberger and Stacey Lowery Bretz

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Training the Foot Soldiers of Inquiry: Development and Evaluation of a Graduate Teaching Assistant Learning Community, Kimberly Linenberger, Michael C. Slade, Elizabeth A. Addis, and Emily R. Elliot

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Real-time Kinetic Studies of Bacillus Subtilis Oxalate Decarboxylase and Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora Oxalate Oxidase Using Luminescent Oxygen Sensor, Laura Molina, Thomas Goodall, Umar Twahir, and Ellen W. Moomaw

Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry Reveals that Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase is Inhibited by Nitric Oxide, Ellen Moomaw, Richard Uberto, and Chingkuang Tu

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Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometry Reveals that Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase is Inhibited by Nitric Oxide, Ellen W. Moomaw, Richard Uberto, and Tu Chingkuang

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Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase is Regulated by ERK Phosphorylation at Ser602, John C. Salerno, Dipak K. Ghosh, Raj Razdan, Katy A. Helms, Jonathan L. McMurry, Emily A. Rye, and Carol A. Chrestensen

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A dibenz[a,c]phenazine-Supported N-heterocyclic Carbene and Its Rhodium and Iridium Complexes, Daniela Tapu, Zachary McCarty, Lauren Hutchinson, Christopher Ghattas, Mahatab Chowdhury, John C. Salerno, and Donald VanDerveer

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A Stable Janus bis(maloNHC) and Its Zwitterionic Coinage Metal Complexes, Daniela Tapu, Zachary McCarty, and Colin McMillen

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Lysine Deacetylase (KDAC) Regulatory Pathways: an Alternative Approach to Selective Modulation, Michael W. Van Dyke

Submissions from 2011

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Antidiabetic Vanadium Compound and Membrane Interfaces: Interface-facilitated Metal Complex Hydrolysis, Debbie Crans, Samantha Schoeberl, Ernestas Gaidamauskas, Bharat Baruah, and Deborah Roess

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The Occurrence of False Positive Tests for Gunshot Residue Based on Simulations of the Suspect's Occupation, Christopher R. Dockery, Matthew B. Rosenberg, Kimberly Kammerdiener, and Lauren E. McAdams

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Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase Inhibitors - Progress and Potential, Ish K. Khanna and Christopher W. Alexander

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Retention and Reform: An Evaluation of Peer-Led Team Learning, Scott E. Lewis

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Establishing Open-Ended Assessments: Investigating the Validity of Creative Exercises, Scott E. Lewis, Janet L. Shaw, and Kathryn A. Freeman

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Rate, Affinity and Calcium Dependence of Nitric Oxide Synthase Isoform Binding to the Primary Physiological Regulator Calmodulin, Jonathan L. McMurry, Carol A. Chrestensen, Israel M. Scott, Elijah W. Lee, Aaron M. Rahn, Allan M. Johansen, Brian J. Forsberg, Kyle D. Harris, and John C. Salerno

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Characterization of Ceriporiopsis subvermispora Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase Expressed in Pichia pastoris, Patricia Moussatche, Alexander Angerhofer, Witcha Imaram, Eric Hoffer, Kelsey Uberto, Christopher Brooks, Crystal Bruce, Daniel Sledge, Nigel G. J. Richards, and Ellen W. Moomaw

Characterization of Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora Bicupin Oxalate Oxidase Expressed in Pichia Pastoris, Patricia Moussatche, Eric Hoffer, Ellen W. Moomaw, and Et al.

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Chemistry Teachers' Emerging Expertise in Inquiry Teaching: The Effect of a Professional Development Model on Beliefs and Practice, Gregory T. Rushton, Christine Lotter, and Jonathan Singer

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Gel Formulation Containing Mixed Surfactant and Lipids Associating with Carboplatin, Kellie A. Woll, Eli J. Schuchardt, Claire R. Willis, Christopher D. Ortengren, Noah Hendricks, Mitch Johnson, Ernestas Gaidamauskas, Bharat Baruah, Audra G. Sostarecz, Deanna R. Worley, David W. Osborne, and Debbie C. Crans

Submissions from 2010

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Gunshot Residue Analysis in the Undergraduate Laboratory Using Toy Cap Guns, Christopher Dockery, Julie Turner, Matthew A. Rosenberg, Kimberly Kammerdiener, and Susan W. Mungai

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Structure Dependence in the Solvolysis Kinetics of Amino Acid Esters, John Haseltine and Jason W. Runyon

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Ab Initio Studies of Structural and Vibrational Properties of Protonated Water Cluster H7O3+ and Its Deuterium Isotopologues: An Application of Driven Molecular Dynamics, Martina Kaledin and Christopher A. Wood

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Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry: Method Development and Results of the Analysis of Bismuth in Pharmaceuticals, Marina Koether, Brent Ferguson, and Rebekah Kimbrough

Charge Neutralization Study of Mixtures of Al13 with Alum, Marina Koether, Dayne Fraser, Amanda Owens, and Richard Murphy

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Creative Exercises in General Chemistry: A Student-Centered Assessment, Scott E. Lewis, Janet L. Shaw, and Kathryn A. Freeman

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Kinetic Characterization of Salmonella FliK-FlhB Interactions Demonstrates Complexity of the Type III Secretion Substrate-Specificity Switch, Daniel P. Morris, Eric D. Roush, J. Will Thompson, M. Arthur Moseley, James W. Murphy, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Discerning Some Tylenol Brands Using Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Data and Multivariate Analysis Techniques, Huggins Msimanga and Robert J. Ollis

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Development of A Real Time Optical Biosensor Assay for Amoxicillin and Other β-Lactams in Water Samples, Israel M. Scott, Lewis J. Kraft, Jonathan D. Parker, Kathryn Daniel, Sarah Kustick, Diana Kennen, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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[Diphenyldi(pyrazol-1-yl)methane]dinitratocobalt(II), Janet L. Shaw and Bruce C. Noll

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The Preparation, Characterization, X-ray Structural Analysis, and Thermogravimetric Analysis of Tetrakis[1,3-Dimethyl-2(3H)-Imidazolethione]Zinc(II) Nitrate and Tetrafluoroborate, Daniel J. Williams, Kimberly Arrowood, Lindsey M. Bloodworth, Angela L. Carmack, Daniel Gulla, Michael W. Gray, Igal Maasen, Fareeha Rizvi, Sarah L. Rosenbaum, Kevin P. Gwaltney, and Donald VanDerveer

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Further Studies into the Feasibility of Using Aqueous Alum Solutions in the Destruction of VX, Daniel J. Williams, William R. Creasy, Roderick A. Fry, Vicky L. H. Bevilacqua, and H. Dupont Durst

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Optical Biosensing, Jo Leanna Wilson, Israel M. Scott, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Optical Biosensing: Kinetics of Protein A-IGG Binding Using Biolayer Interferometry, Jo Leanna Wilson, Israel M. Scott, and Jonathan L. McMurry

Submissions from 2009

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Automated Extraction of Direct, Reactive, and Vat Dyes from Cellulosic Fibers for Forensic Analysis by Capillary Electrophoresis, Christopher R. Dockery, Amy R. Stefan, Alexander A. Nieuwland, and Samantha N. Roberson

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Detection of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs in Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events into the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Brandon Huskins and Christopher Dockery

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Calculation of the Vibrational Spectra of H5O2+ and Its Deuterium-Substituted Isotopologues by Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Martina Kaledin, Alexey L. Kaledin, Joel M. Bowman, Jing Ding, and Kenneth D. Jordan

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Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Infrared Spectra of H3O2- and D3O2-, Martina Kaledin, John M. Moffitt, Craig R. Clark, and Fareeha Rizvi

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Indirect Gravimetric Determination of Waters of Hydration, Marina C. Koether

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Flagellar Formation in C-Ring-Defective Mutants by Overproduction of FliI, the ATPase Specific for Flagellar Type III Secretion, Manabu Konishi, Masaomi Kanbe, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Shin-Ichi Aizawa

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Attitude Counts: Self-Concept and Success in General Chemistry, Scott E. Lewis, Janet L. Shaw, Judith O. Heitz, and Gail H. Webster

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Induction of Tunica Vaginalis Mesotheliomas in Rats by Xenobiotics, Robert R. Maronpot, Errol Zeiger, Ernest E. McConnell, Holly Kolenda-Roberts, Henry Wall, and Marvin A. Friedman

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The Helicobacter pylori Anti-Sigma Factor FlgM Is Predominantly Cytoplasmic and Cooperates with the Flagellar Basal Body Protein FlhA, Melanie Rust, Sophie Borchert, Eike Niehus, Sarah A. Gripp, Afrodita Bajceta, Jonathan L. McMurry, Sebastian Suerbaum, Kelly T. Hughes, and Christine Josenhans

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The Trans Effect: A Guided-Inquiry Experiment for Upper-Division Inorganic Chemistry, Janet L. Shaw, Christopher R. Dockery, Scott E. Lewis, Lindsay Harris, and Richard Bettis

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Series of Diphenyldipyrazolylmethane Complexes with Zinc(II), Janet L. Shaw, Kevin P. Gwaltney, and Nikky Keer

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Microextraction, Capillary Electrophoresis, and Mass Spectrometry for Forensic Analysis of Azo and Methine Basic Dyes from Acrylic Fibers, Amy R. Stefan, Christopher R. Dockery, Brittany M. Baguley, and Brandi C. Vann

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Forensic Analysis of Anthraquinone, Azo, and Metal Complex Acid Dyes from Nylon Fibers by Micro-extraction and Capillary Electrophoresis, Amy R. Stefan, Christopher R. Dockery, Alexander A. Nieuwland, and Samantha N. Roberson

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N,N,N′,N′-Tetraethyl-P-phenylphosphonous Diamide, Daniela Tapu

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13C NMR Spectroscopy of "Arduengo-type" Carbenes and Their Derivatives, Daniela Tapu, David A. Dixon, and Christopher Rowe

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The First Phenanthrene-Fused Imidazol-2-ylidene and Its Transition-Metal Complexes, Daniela Tapu, Clayton Owens, Donald VanDerveer, and Kevin P. Gwaltney

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Aluminum Sulfate and Sodium Aluminate Buffer Solutions for the Destruction of Phosphorus Based Chemical Warfare Agents, Daniel J. Williams, William R. Creasy, David McGarvy, Roderick A. Fry, Vicky L. H. Bevilacqua, and H. Dupont Durst

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The Preparation, Characterization and X-ray Structural Analysis of Tetrakis[1-Methyl-3-(2-Propyl)-2(3H)-Imidazolethione]Cadmium(II) Hexafluorophosphate, Daniel J. Williams, Daniel Gulla, Kimberly Arrowood, Lindsey M. Bloodworth, Angela L. Carmack, Taylor J. Evers, Mark S. Wilson, Javier J. Concepcion, Carol A. S. Brevett, Benjamin E. Huck, and Donald VanDerveer

Submissions from 2008

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Visualizing the Solute Vaporization Interference in Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Christopher Dockery, Michael J. Blew, and Scott R. Goode

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Seeking Effectiveness and Equity in a Large College Chemistry Course: An HLM Investigation of Peer-Led Guided Inquiry, Scott E. Lewis and Jennifer E. Lewis

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Group 13 Chelates in Nerve Gas Agent and Pesticide Dealkylation, Amitabha Mitra, David A. Atwood, Jeffrey Struss, Daniel J. Williams, Bradley J. McKinney, William R. Creasy, David McGarvy, H. Dupont Durst, and Roderick A. Fry

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Determining the Lifetime of Detectable Amounts of Gunshot Residue on the Hands of a Shooter Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Matthew A. Rosenberg and Christopher Dockery

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Alternative Conceptions of Organic Chemistry Topics among Fourth Year Chemistry Students, Gregory T. Rushton, Rebecca C. Hardy, Kevin P. Gwaltney, and Scott E. Lewis

Submissions from 2007

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Loss of MNK Function Sensitizes Fibroblasts to Serum-withdrawal Induced Apoptosis, Carol A. Chrestensen, Andrew Eschenroeder, William G. Ross, Takeshi Ueda, Rie Watanabe-Fukunaga, Rikiro Fukunaga, and Thomas W. Sturgill

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Lactate Dehydrogenase Kinetics and Inhibition using a Microplate Reader, Jennifer L. Powers, Natalie E. Kiesman, Connie M. Tran, John H. Brown, and Vicky L. H. Bevilacqua

A Survey of Enzymatic Activity in Commercially Available Pool and Spa Products, Karen Rippe, Brian Condon, Kevin Hosterman, Erica Williams, and Michelle Garner

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Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Ken D. Shimizu and Gregory T. Rushton

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The Effect of Steric Bulk on Coordination Sphere Geometry for BiCl3 Complexes with Bulky Heterocyclic Imidazolethione Ligands, Daniel J. Williams, Jeffrey T. Anderton, Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Margaret H. Bowen, Richard E. Hart, Segmia K. Tata, Dustin R. Smith, Kathleen M. White, and Donald VanDerveer

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The Preparation, Characterization and X-ray Structural Analysis of Tetrakis[1,3-dimethyl-2(3H)-imidazoleselone]cadmium(II) Hexafluorophosphate, Daniel J. Williams, Bradley J. McKinney, Ben Baker, Kevin P. Gwaltney, and Donald VanDerveer

Submissions from 2006

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The Preparation, Characterization and X-Ray Structural Analysis of Tetrakis[1-methyl-3-(2-propyl)-2(3H)-imidazolethione]zinc(II) Tetrafluoroborate and Tetrakis[1-methyl-3-(1-butyl)-2(3H)-imidazolethione]zinc(II) Tetrafluoroborate, Daniel J. Williams, Javier J. Concepcion, Marina Koether, Kimberly Arrowood, Angela L. Carmack, Tiffany G. Hamilton, Stacy M. Luck, Madeleine Ndomo, C. Ryan Teel, and Donald VanDerveer

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Main Group Metal halide Complexes with Sterically Hindered Thioureas Part XVIII: The Synthesis, Characterization, and X-Ray Crystallographic Study of a BiCl3 Complex with 1-methyl-2(3H)-imidazolethione, Daniel J. Williams, Anna M. Hutchings, Natalia E. McConnell, Roland A. Faucher, Benjamin E. Huck, Carol A. S. Brevett, and Donald VanDerveer

Submissions from 2005

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The Structural Characterization of the First Beryllium Amide Possessing Nitrogen-Bridged Be(II) and Sn(IV) Metal Centers: Synthesis and X-Ray Study of [(Me3Sn)2nbe(Cl)•(THF)]2, Jack F. Eichler, Oliver Just, and William S. Rees

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Structure-Activity Relationships for 1-Alkyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indoles at the Cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 Receptors: Steric and Electronic Effects of Naphthoyl Substituents. New Highly Selective CB2 Receptor Agonists, John W. Huffman, Gulay Zeggin, Ming-Jung Wu, Jianzhong Lu, George Hynd, Kristen Bushell, Alicia L. S. Thompson, Simon Bushell, Cindy Tartal, Dow P. Hurst, Patricia H. Reggio, Dana E. Selley, Michael P. Cassidy, Jenny L. Wiley, and Billy R. Martin

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Carbohydrate Recognition by Porphyrin-Based Molecularly Imprinted Polymers, Jung-Deog Lee, Nathaniel T. Greene, Gregory T. Rushton, Ken D. Shimizu, and Jong-In Hong

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Endocannabinoid N-Arachidonoylethanolamine (Anandamide) in a Phospholipid Bilayer: Probing Structure and Dynamics, Diane L. Lynch and Patricia H. Reggio

Methanol and Water Cluster Ab-Initio Structure Determination, Maxwell Merkle and Leon L. Combs

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A Chemometrics Module for an Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis Chemistry Course, Huggins Z. Msimanga, Phet Elkins, Segmia K. Tata, and Dustin Ryan Smith

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Determination of Acetaminophen in Analgesics by the Standard Addition Method: A Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Huggins Z. Msimanga and Jilliann Wiese

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An SDS-PAGE Examination of Protein Quaternary Structure and Disulfide Bonding for a Biochemistry Laboratory, Jennifer L. Powers, Carla S. Andrews, Carolina C. St. Antonia, and Swapan S. Jian