ANGELA WILSON, National ACS President, is visiting the Midland Section on September 22 for the re-opening of the Centennial Exhibit at CMU. Please note the abstract below, and sign up if you expect to attend her seminar. It will take place in-person at CMU in BioSciences 2010 from 11:30-12 pm. The VIRTUAL LINK is
Everything But the Kitchen Sink:
From Transition Metals and the Heavy Elements to Drug Discovery
Angela K. Wilson
Michigan State University
Energies are vital to chemistry from the prediction of chemical reactivity to the design of new molecules. Insight about energetics is vital in areas such as developing new catalysts, designing more sustainable solar cells (spin trapping), addressing environmental contaminants, and discovering new drugs. The need for energy data spans the periodic table from small molecules to proteins. In the first part of this talk, the challenges in obtaining thermodynamic properties of transition metal species and heavy element (lanthanide and actinide) species will be overviewed, along with effective strategies developed by our group to predict energetic properties. The later part of this talk will address our studies in spin trapping, environmental chemistry, and drug discovery.
Information on additional aspects of the visit is provided in the attached flyer.
If you sign-up AND ATTEND, you will be in the running for a $50 Amazon gift card that will go to one of the attendees chosen at random (in-person OR virtual!)
|| Gina Malczewski