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 Here is some recent news from Dr. York and students.
  • Dr. York's paper with Christine Green and Patrick Grudzien entitled "Binding and Activation of Ethylene by Zinc(II), Cadmium(II), and Mercury(II) Complexes: A Theoretical Investigation" has been published in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (September 2017).
  • Dr. York's paper on gold(I)-alkene complexes supported by NHC ligands has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A (July 2016)
  • Dr. York's paper with Jacob Geri and Naomi Pernicone entitled "Comparing the Impact of Different Supporting Ligands on Copper(I)-Ethylene Interactions" is in press in the invited special issue of Polyhedron in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alfred Werner's 1913 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Ricky Coulson and Dr. York attended the Florida Inorganic and Materials Symposium in Gainesville, FL on September 28-29. Ricky presented a poster entitled "Investigating the Interaction of Thiophene with Lewis Acidic Metal Centers" at the conference.
  • Jacob Geri has begun his graduate work at the University of Michigan (Fall 2012!
  • Our new JEOL ECS-400 NMR spectrometer has been installed and is now in use (April 2012)
  • Dr. York presented a  lecture at the Florida Institute of Technology entitled "Tuning the Properties of Metal Complexes through Ligand Electronic Effects: Insight Gained from Synthetic and Computational Investigations" in March of 2012.
  • Dr. York presented a poster entitled, "Investigating the Interaction of Thiophene with Lewis Acidic Metal Centers" at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March of 2012 in San Diego, CA.
  • Dr. York's paper with Naomi Pernicone and Jacob Geri entitled "Examining the Impact of Ancillary Ligand Basicity on Copper(I)-Ethylene Binding Interactions: A DFT Study" has been published n in Theoretical Chemistry Accounts (September 2011).
  • Dr. York's paper with Dr. Eric Brown at Boise State University entitled "Examining the Impact of Steric and Electronic Variation in N2S Scorpionate Ligands on the Properties of Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) Complexes" has been published in Inorganica Chimica Acta (August 2011).
  • Dr. York's paper with Naomi Pernicone and Jacob Geri entitled "Using a Combination of Experimental and Computational Methods to Explore the Impact of Metal Identity and Ligand Field Strength on the Electronic Structure of Metal Ions" has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education (June 2011).
  • Dr. York and the chemistry department have been awarded a NSF-TUES grant ($200,000) for the purchase of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer that will be used to develop a new NMR curriculum for teaching undergraduate chemistry (June 2011).
  • Dr. York presented two lectures at the Florida regional meeting of the American Chemical Society (FAME) in May 2011.
    • One invited lecture in the Young Inorganic Investigators in Florida Symposium.
    • One lecture in the Frontiers in Computational Chemistry Symposium
  • Dr. York presented a poster entitled, "Investigating the Impact of Ligand Basicity on Palladium Centers: Implications for p-Backbonding and Oxidative Addition" at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March of 2011 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Undergraduate student Jacob Geri presented a poster entitled, "Ancillary Ligand Tuning of Cu(I)-Thiophene Bond Strength" at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March of 2011 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Undergraduate student Jacob Geri gave an oral presentation on his research project entitled, "Ancillary Ligand Tuning of Cu(I)-Thiophene Bond Strength" at the Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (SURCAS) in April, 2011. 
  • Dr. York presented a poster entitled, "Elucidating the Impact of Ligand Basicity on Copper(I)-Ethylene Binding Interactions" at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March of 2010 in San Francisco, CA.
  • Undergraduate student Naomi Pernicone presented a poster entitled, "Examining the Role of the Supporting Ligand in the Binding of Ethylene to Copper(I) Centers" at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March of 2010 in San Francisco, CA. 
  • Undergraduate student Ashli Simone gave an oral presentation on her senior research project entitled, "Investigating the Binding of Ethylene to Copper Centers of Ethylene Receptor Proteins" at the Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (SURCAS) on April 7, 2010. 
    • Ashli won a Maris Prize for the top presentation in her section!! This is a big honor!
    • Ashli is off to pursue a PhD in chemistry at Colorado State University starting this fall 2010!
  • Undergraduate student Naomi Pernicone gave an oral presentation on her senior research project entitled, "Examining the Role of the Supporting Ligand in the Binding of Ethylene to Copper(I) Centers" at the Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Symposium (SURCAS) on April 7, 2010.