Faculty Publications


Stenfors,* B. A.; Ngassa, F. N. “The Synthesis and Crystallographic Characterization of 4-methylbenzenesulfonamide Derivatives” Eur. J. Chem. 2021, 12 (2), 109-116.

Barbera, J., Naibert, N., Komperda, R., & Pentecost, T. C. (2021). Clarity on Cronbach’s Alpha Use. Journal of Chemical Education, 98(2), 257-258. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00183

Hujer, A. M., Hujer, K. M., Leonard, D. A., Powers, R. A., Wallar, B. J., Mack, A. R., Taracila, M. A., Rather, P. N., Higgins, P. G., Prati, F., Caselli, E., Kreiswirth, B. N., Fouts, D. E., & Bonomo, R. A. (2021) A comprehensive and contemporary “snapshot” of β-lactamases in carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Diagnostic Microbiology & Infectious Disease, in press, 99(2)


Alan R. Lear,* Jonah Lenters,* Michael G. Patterson,* Richard J. Staples, Eric J. Werner and Shannon M. Biros “Two beta-phosphorylamide compounds as ligands for Sm3+, Eu3+ and Tb3+: X-Ray Crystallography and Luminescence Properties” Molecules – Special Issue on Lanthanide Luminescence, 2020, 25, 2971. doi: 10.3390/molecules25132971

Stenfors,* B. A.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Synthesis and Crystallographic Characterization of X-Substituted 2,4-Dinitrophenyl-4’-phenylbenzenesulfonates” Chemistry 2020, 2, 591-599.

Stenfors,* B. A.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Crystal Structure of 4-Methylbenzylamine-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide” Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 2020, E76, 235-238.

Stenfors,* B. A.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Crystal Structure of 1-[(4-Methylbenzene)sulfonyl]pyrrolidine” Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 2020, E76, 452-455.

Stenfors,* B. A.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Crystal Structure of N,N-Diisopropyl-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide” Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 2020, E76, 1018-1021.

Stenfors,* B. A.; Collins,* R. C.; Duran,* J. R. J.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Crystal Structure of 4-Methyl-N-Propylbenzenesulfonamide” Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 2020, E76, 1070-1074

Hulsman, Andrew; Lorenzana, Isabelle; Schultz, Theodore; Squires, Breezy; Stenfors, Brock; Tolonen, Mason; Staples, Richard J.; Biros, Shannon M.; and Winchester, William R., Acta Crystallogr E Cryst Commun, 2020, 76, 1311 - 1315. Syntheses and crystal structures of the anhydride 4-oxa­tetracyclo­[,6.08,10]dodec-11-ene-3,5-dione and the related imide 4-(4-bromo­phenyl)-4-aza­tetracyclo­[,6.08,10]dodec-11-ene-3,5-dione

DeKorver, B., Chaney, A. Herrington, D. (2020, ASAP). Strategies for teaching chemistry online: A content analysis of a chemistry instruction online learning community during the time of COVID-19. Journal of Chemical Education, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00783

Bain, K., Bender, L., Bergeron, P., Caballero, M.D., Carmel, J.H., Duffy, E.M., Ebert-May, D., Fata-Hartley, C.L., Herrington, D.G., Laverty, J.T., Matz, R.L., Nelson, P.C., Posey, L.A., Stoltzfus, J.R., Sweeder, R.D., Tessmer, S.H., Underwood, S.M. Urban-Lurain, M., & Cooper, M.M. (2020). Characterizing college science instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol. PlosOne. 15(6): e0234640. doi: 10.137/journal.pone.0234640

Stephenson, N., Duffy, E., Day, E., Padilla, K., Herrington, D., Cooper, M., & Carmel, J. (2020 Editor’s Choice). Development and validation of scientific practices assessment (SPA) tasks for the general chemistry laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education. 97(4), 884-893. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00897

Sweeder, R.D. & Herrington, D.G. (2020 Editor’s Choice). Formative assessments using text messages to develop students’ ability to provide causal reasoning in general chemistry. Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 98(1), 15-23. doi: 10.1139/cjc-2019-0291

Woodward, R. L., Castleman, M. M., Meloche, C. E., Karpen, M. E., Carlson, C. G., Yobi, W. H., Jepsen, J. C., Lewis, B. W., Zarnosky, B. N., & Cook, P. D. (2020) X‐ray crystallographic structure of BshB, the zinc‐dependent deacetylase involved in bacillithiol biosynthesis. Protein Science, 29(4), 1035-1039, DOI: 10.1002/pro.3808.

Thompson, C. L., Bottenberg, K. N., Lantz, A. W., Oliveira, M. A.B., Melo, L. C.O., & Vinyard, C. (2020) What smells?  Developing in-field methods to characterize the chemical composition of wild mammalian scent cues. Ecology & Evolution, 2020: 10, 4691-4701.

George C. McBane. [Rp] Reproduction of interaction second virial coefficient calculation for H2–CO interactions [J. Chem. Phys. vol. 112, 4417 (2000)]. ReScience C, 6(1):#1, January 2020. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3630224.

Stenfors,* B. A.; Ngassa, F. N. “Synthesis and Crystallographic Characterization of N-Allyl-N-benzyl-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide” Eur. J. Chem. 2020, 11 (3), 245-249.

Curtis, B. N., Smolen, K. A., Barlow, S. J., Caselli, E., Prati, F., Taracila, M. A., Bonomo, R. A., Wallar, B. J., & Powers, R. A. (2020). Structural insights into inhibition of the Acinetobacter derived cephalosporinase ADC-7 by ceftazidime and its boronic acid transition state analog. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 64(12):1-13, doi: 10.1128/AAC.01183-20

Caselli, E., Fini, F., Introvigne, M. L., Stucchi, M., Taracila, M. A., Fish, E. R., Smolen, K. A., Rather, P. N., Powers, R. A., Wallar, B. J., Bonomo, R. A., Prati, F. (2020) 1,2,3-Triazolylmethaneboronate: a Structure Activity Relationship Study of a New Class of β-Lactamase Inhibitors against Acinetobacter baumannii Cephalosporinase (ADC-7).  ACS-Infect Dis. 6(7):1965-1975.

Thorgaard, S.N.; Jenkins, S.; Tarach, A.R. Influence of Electroosmotic Flow on Stochastic Collisions at Ultramicroelectrodes Anal. Chem. 2020, 92, 12663–12669.

Winchester, William R.; Seymour, Jenna, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, 2020, 58 (4), 312-218. “Computational and Dynamic NMR Investigation of 2,2-dimesityl-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexamethyltrisilane.”


Eric J. Werner and Shannon M. Biros “Supramolecular ligands for the separation of lanthanides and actindes” Curr. Org. Front. - Special Issue in honor of Julius Rebek’s 75th birthday, 2019, 6, 2067-2094. doi: 10.1039/C9QO00242A

Andrew I. Vanderweide*, Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Crystal structures of two bis-carbamoylmethylphosphine oxide (CMPO) compounds” Acta Cryst., 2019, E75, 991-996. doi: 10.1107/S205698901900820X 

Tomilola J. Ajayi, Moses Ollengo, Lukas le Roux, Michael N. Pillay, Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros, Kasper Wenderich, Bastian Mei, Werner E. van Zyl. “Heterodimetallic Ferrocenyl Dithiophosphonate Complexes of Nickel(II), Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) as Sensitizers for TiO2-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 7416-7424. doi: 10.1002/slct.201900622   

Alexandra Williams,* Michelle Brown,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros, Willliam R. Winchester. “Syntheses and crystal structures of 2-methyl- 1,1,2,3,3-pentaphenyl-2-silapropane and 2-methyl- 1,1,3,3-tetraphenyl-2-silapropan-2-ol” Acta Cryst., 2019, E75, 1339-1343, doi: 10.1107/S2056989019011265

Christopher J. Royer and Paul D. Cook (2019) “A structural and functional analysis of the glycosyltransferase BshA from Staphylococcus aureus: insights into the reaction mechanism and regulation of bacillithiol production.” Protein Science 28:1083-1094.

Stowe, R.; Herrington, D.G.; McKay, R., & Cooper, M.M. (2019). Adapting a core-idea centered Undergraduate General Chemistry Curriculum for Use in High School. Journal of Chemical Education. 96(7), 1318-1326. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00071

Stowe, R.; Herrington, D.G.; McKay, R., & Cooper, M.M. (2019). The Impact of Core-Idea Centered Instruction on High School Students’ Understanding of Structure-Property Relationships. Journal of Chemical Education. 96(7), 1327-1340. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00111

Sweeder, R.D., Herrington, D.G., VandenPlas, J.R. (published online May 2019). Supporting students’ conceptual understanding of kinetics using screencasts and simulations outside of the classroom. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. doi: 10.1039/C9RP00008A

Bancroft, S., Herrington, D., Dumitrache, R. (2019). Semi-quantitative characterization of secondary science teachers’ use of three-dimensional instruction. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 30(4), 379-408. doi: 10.1080/1046560X.2019.1574512

Herrington, D.G.; Sweeder, R.D.; Daubenmire, P.; Bauer, C.; Bretz, S.L.; Bunce, D.; Carmel, J.; Cole, R.; DeKorver, B.; Kelly, R.; Lewis, S.; Oliver-Hoyo, M.; Ryan, S.; Stains, M.; Towns, M.; & Yezierski, E.J. (2019). Supporting the Growth and Impact of the Chemistry Education Research Community. Journal of Chemical Education. 96(3), 393-397. doi: 0.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00823

Carmel, J.; Herrington, D.G.; Posey, L.; Ward, J.; Pollock, A.; Cooper, M.M. (2019).  Helping Students to “Do Science”: Characterizing Scientific Practices in General Chemistry Laboratory Curricula. Journal of Chemical Education. 96(3), 423-434. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00912

Wijeyesakere, S., Wilson, D., Auernhammer, T., Parks, A., Kovacs, D., and Marty, S. M. Hybrid machine-learning-SMARTS profiling model for mitochondrial inhibition Applied In Vitro Toxicology, 5(4), 196-204, 2019. Open access at https://doi.org/10.1089/aivt.2019.0010

Kovacs, D.G., Richard R. Rediske, R., R., Marty, S., Spencer, P., J., Wilson, D., Landenberger, B. Contemporary concepts in toxicology: a novel multi-instructor general education course to enhance green chemistry and  biomedical curricula, Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, (12), 136-146, 2019. Open access at https://doi.org/10.1080/17518253.2019.1609600

Lantz, A., Shavalier, S., Schroeder, W., Rasmussen, P. (2019). Evaluation of an Aqueous Biphenol and Anthraquinone Based Electrolyte Redox Flow Battery. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2(11), 7893-7902

Transition metal-mediated reductive coupling of diazoesters. Amanda Grass, Sebastian A. Stoian, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 8458-8461 (doi: 10.1039/C9CC03771C).

Gauging the Redox Noninnocence of a Highly Pi-Acidic bis-Tetrazine Pincer Ligand. Brian J. Cook, Richard L. Lord, Chun-Hsing Chen, Kenneth G. Caulton. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 2535-2542 (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201900186).

Ketenimine Formation Catalyzed by a High-Valent Cobalt Carbene in Bulky Alkoxide Ligand Environment. Amanda Grass, Nicholas S. Dewey, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. Organometallics, 2019, 38, 962-972 (doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00911).

Colin J. Wallace, Carolyn E. Gunthardt, George C. McBane, and Simon W. North. Empirical assignment of absorbing electronic state contributions to OCS photodissociation product state populations from 214 to 248 nm. Chem. Phys., 521:1–7, 2019. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2018.12.005

Zhong-Fa Sun, Chandan Bishwakarma, Lei Song, Ad van der Avoird,Marc van Hemert, George C.McBane, Arthur Suits, and David Parker. Imaging inelastic scattering of CO with argon: polarization dependent differential cross sections. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21:9200–9211, 2019. DOI: 10.1039/C9CP00876D

Gellman, S. H.; Hayen, A.; Ngassa, F. N.; Schmitt, M. “Heterogeneous Foldamers Containing Alpha, Beta, and/or Gamma-Amino Acids” Issued US Patent No. 10322998, June 13, 2019 ¾ June 13, 2024. WARF Ref P02125US02.


Wendell, L. T., Bender, J., Xuyang, H., Noll, B. C., & Henderson, K. W. Heterodimetallic Alkaline Earth Metal Amides: Synthesis, Structure, and Solvent-Induced Charge Separation of Homoleptic Calcium-Magnesium Hexamthyldisilaizde. Organometallics(25), 4953-4959.

Mugemana J., Bender J., Staples R., Biros, S. “Crystal structure of cis-[1,2-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)ethene- κ2P,P′]dichloridoplatinum(II) chloroform disolvate: a new polymorph“, Acta Cryst. 2018, E74, 998.

Biros, S., & Russell, K. (2018). The TIM Consortium: A Dispersed REU Site at Primarily Undergraduate Institutes. In Mark A. Griep and Linette M. Watkins (Ed.), Best Practices for Chemistry REU Programs. (pp. 59-71). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Patel, Z. S.; Stevens, A. C.; Bookout, E. C.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Ngassa, F. N. “Crystal Structure of N-Allyl-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide” Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications 2018E74, 1126-1129.

Patterson, M. G., Mulville, A. K., Connor, E. K., Henry, A. T., Hudson, M. L., Tissue, K., Biros, S., & Werner, E. J. (2018). Lanthanide extraction selectivity of a tripodal carbamoylmethylphosphine oxide ligand system. Dalton Transactions, 47, 14318-14326.

Neils, T. L., Biros, S., Staples, R. J., Wackerle, B. G., & Harrison, R. B. (2018). Three monomeric compounds containing the dipyrimidine-2-thiolategold(I) anion. Polyhedron, 157, 474-478.

Gulotty, E. M.; Staples, R. J.; Biros, S. M.; Gaspar, P. P.; Rath, N. P.; Winchester, W. R. Acta Crystallogr E Cryst Commun 2018, 74 (Pt 8), 1142. "Crystal structures of 2-bromo-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexamethyl-2-(trimethylsilyl)trisilane and 2-bromo-1,1,1,3,3,3-hexaisopropyl-2-(triisopropylsil- yl)trisilane”

Joel W. Francis, Christopher J. Royer, and Paul D. Cook (2018) “Structure and function of the bacillithiol-S-transferase BstA from Staphylococcus aureus.” Protein Science 27:898-902.

Gupta, T., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. (2018). Target Inquiry: A case for quality professional development. In D. Polly, M. Putnam, T. Petty, and A. Good (Ed.), Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs. (pp. 3830416). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Underwood, S. M., Posey, L. A., Herrington, D., Carmel, J. H., & Cooper, M. M. (2018). Adapting Assessment Tasks To Support Three-Dimensional Learning. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 95(2), 207-217.

Matz, R. L., Fata-Hartley, C. L., Posey, L. A., Laverty, J. T., Underwood, S. M., Carmel, J. H., Herrington, D., Stowe, R. L., Caballero, M. D., Ebert-May, D., & Cooper, M. M. (2018). Evaluating the extent of a large-scale transformation in gateway science courses. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 4(10).

Herrington, D., & Sweeder, R. D. (2018). Using Text Messages To Encourage Meaningful Self-Assessment Outside of the Classroom. Journal of Chemical Education, 95(12), 2148-2154.

Kovacs, D.G., Krikke, J., Mack, K. An Introductory Course in Green Chemistry: Progress and Lessons Learned: 978-3-11-056578-GREEN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION (M. Benvenuto, editor) GRCP 4, De Gruyter in press (manuscript ID is PSR.2018.0082); Physical Sciences Reviews, 20180077, ISSN (Online) 2365-659X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2018-0077 

Bethel, C. R., Distler, A. M., Ruszczycky, M. W., Carey, M. P., Carey, P. R., Hujer, A. M., Taracila, M., Helfand, M. S., Thomson, J. M., Kalp, M., Anderson, V. E., Leonard, D., Hujer, K. M., Abe, T., Venkatesan, A. M., Mansour, T. S., & Bonomo, R. A. Inhibition of OXA-1 beta-Lactamase by Penems. 2018 Antimicrob. Agents. Chemotherapy, 52, 3135-3143.

A Series of 4- and 5-Coordinate Ni(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Spectroscopic, and DFT Studies. Jack Ghannam, Talal Al Assil, Trey C. Pankratz, Richard L. Lord, Matthias Zeller, Wei-Tsung Lee. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 8307-8316 (doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00958). 

Probing Redox Noninnocence of Copper and Zinc Bis-pyridylpyrrolides. Jaime A. Flores, José G. Andino, Richard L. Lord, Robert J. Wolfe, Maren Pink, Hyunsoo Park, Joshua Telser, Kenneth G. Caulton. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 45, 4893-4904 (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201800935).

Reactions of Dicobalt Octacarbonyl with Dinucleating and Mononucleating Bis(imino)pyridine Ligands. Ryan L. Hollingsworth, Jeffrey W. Beattie, Amanda Grass, Philip D. Martin, Stanislav Groysman, Richard L. Lord. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 15353-15363 (doi: 10.1039/C8DT03405B).

Cooperative bimetallic reactivity of a heterodinuclear molybdenum–copper model of Mo–Cu CODH. Thilini S. Hollingsworth, Ryan L. Hollingsworth, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 10017-10024 (doi: 10.1039/C8DT02323A).

Catalytic Nitrene Homocoupling by an Iron(II) Bis(alkoxide) Complex: Bulking Up the Alkoxide Enables a Wider Range of Substrates and Provides Insight into the Reaction Mechanism. Maryam Yousif, Duleeka Wannipurage, Caleb D. Huizenga, Elizabeth Washnock-Schmid, Nicholas J. Peraino, Andrew Ozarowski, Sebastian A. Stoian, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 9425-9438 (doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01418).

Warter, M. L., Gunthardt, C. E., Wei, W., McBane, G. C., & North, S. W. (2018). Nascent O2 (a 1g ,v = 0,1) rotational distributions from the photodissociation of jet-cooled O3 in the Hartley band. Journal of Chemical Physics, 149(13), 134309, doi: 10.1063/1.5051540

McBane, G. C., Cannella, C., & Schaertel, S. (2018). A Low-Cost Time-Resolved Spectrometer for the Study of Ruby Emission. Journal of Chemical Education, 95(1), 173-177, doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00438

Ngassa, F. N.; Jungong, A. C.; Aleksandrov, T.; Nori, R.; Erickson, J.; Thomasson, K. A.; Uporov, I. V.; Austhof, E. R.; Holt, E. “Theoretical Circular Dichroism Spectra of the a-Helical Protein Calexcitin with the Dipole Interaction Model Including the n-p* Transition” Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 2018, 17(2), 25-31.

Pentecost, T.C., Raker, J.R., & Murphy, K. (2018). Preparing for your ACS examination in General Chemistry, 2nd ed.; Milwaukee, WI: Examinations Institute American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education (ISBN 978-1-7327764-0-1)

Komperda, R., Pentecost, T. C., & Barbera, J. (2018). “Moving beyond Alpha: A Primer on Alternative Sources of Single-Administration Reliability Evidence for Quantitative Chemistry Education Research”. Journal of Chemical Education, 95(9), 1477–1491. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00220

Harper, T. M.†, June, C. M., Taracila, M. A., Bonomo, R. A., Powers, R. A., & Leonard, D. A. Multiple substitutions lead to increased loop flexibility and expanded specificity in Acinetobacter baumannii carbapenemase OXA-239. Biochem J (2018) 475:273-88.

Bouza, A. A., Swanson, H. C., Smolen, K. A., VanDine, A. L., Taracila, M. A., Romagnoli, C., Caselli, E., Prati, F., Bonomo, R. A., Powers, R. A., Wallar, B. J. (2018) Structure-Based Analysis of Boronic Acids as Inhibitors of Acinetobacter-Derived Cephalosporinase-7, a Unique Class C β-Lactamase.  ACS-Infect Dis. 4(3):325-336.

Caselli, E., Romagnoli, C., Powers, R. A., Taracila, M. A., Bouza, A. A., Swanson, H. C., Smolen, K. A., Fini, F., Wallar, B. J., Bonomo, R. A., Prati, F. (2018) Inhibition of Acinetobacter-Derived Cephalosporinase: Exploring the Carboxylate Recognition Site Using Novel β-Lactamase Inhibitors.  ACS-Infect Dis.  4(3):337-348.

Ronspees, A.T.; Thorgaard, S.N.; Electrochim. Acta 2018, 278, 412-420.

Ronspees, A.T., Thorgaard S.N. Blocking electrochemical collisions of single E. coli and B. subtilis bacteria at ultramicroelectrodes elucidated using simultaneous fluorescence microscopy Electrochim. Acta 2018, 278, 412–420.


Austin, A. C., Hammond, N. B., Barrows, N., Gould, D. L., & Gould, I. R. (2017). Relating motivation and student outcomes in general organic chemistry. Chemical Education Research and Practice, 19, 331-341.

Wendell, L. T., Bender, J., Xuyang, H., Noll, B. C., & Henderson, K. W. Heterodimetallic Alkaline Earth Metal Amides: Synthesis, Structure, and Solvent-Induced Charge Separation of Homoleptic Calcium-Magnesium Hexamthyldisilaizde. Organometallics(25), 4953-4959.

Li, J., Molenda, M. A., Biros, S., Staples, R. J., & Chavez, F. A. (2017). Assembly of a mononuclear ferrous site using a bulky aldehyde-imidazole ligand. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 464, 152-156.

Li, J., Banjerlee, A., Hasse, T., Loloee, R., Biros, S., Staples, R. J., & Chavez, F. (2017). Synthesis and reactivity of a 4His enzyme model complex. RSC Advances, 7, 50713-50719.

Hensiek, S., DeKorver, B. K., Harwood, C., Fish, J., Kevin, O., & Towns, M. (2017). Digital Badges in Science: A Novel Approach to the Assessment of Student Learning. Journal of College Science Teaching, 46(3), 28-33.

Ayoub, A. M., Hawk, L. M.L., Herzig, R. J., Jiang, J., Wisniewski, A. J., Gee, C. T., Zhao, P., Zhu, J.-Y., Berndt, N., Offei-Addo, N. K., Scott, T. G., Qi, J., Bradner, J. E., Ward, T. R., Schoenbrunn, E., Georg, G. I., & Pomerantz, William C. K. (2017). BET Bromodomain Inhibitors with One-Step Synthesis Discovered from Virtual Screen. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, 60(12), 4805-4817.

Herrington, D., Richison, J., & Mattox, S. (2017). Deep time, deep thinking. Fossils and relative dating by inquiry. Science Scope, December 2017, 30-39.

Herrington, D., VandenPlas, J. R., & Sweeder, R. (2017). Students’ Independent use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Solubility Concepts. Journal of Science and Technology Education, 26, 359-371

Bethel, C. R., Distler, A. M., Ruszczycky, M. W., Carey, M. P., Carey, P. R., Hujer, A. M., Taracila, M., Helfand, M. S., Thomson, J. M., Kalp, M., Anderson, V. E., Leonard, D., Hujer, K. M., Abe, T., Venkatesan, A. M., Mansour, T. S., & Bonomo, R. A. Inhibition of OXA-1 beta-Lactamase by Penems. 2008 Antimicrob. Agents. Chemotherapy, 52, 3135-3143.

Polezhaev, A. V., Chen, C.-H., Kinne, A. S., Cabelof, A. C., Lord, R. L., & Caulton, K. G. (2017). Ligand Design toward Multifunctional Substrate Reductive Transformations. Inorganic Chemistry, 56, 9505-9514.

Gordon, Z., Drummond, M. J., Boggart, J. A., Schelter, E. J., Lord, R. L., & Fout, A. R. (2017). Tuning the Fe(II/III) Redox Potential in Non-heme Fe(II)-Hydroxo Complexes through Primary and Secondary Coordination Sphere Modifications. Inorganic Chemistry, 56, 4852-4863.

Reed, B. R., Yousif, M., Lord, R. L., McKinnon, M., Rochford, J., & Groysman, S. (2017). Coordination Chemistry and Reactivity of Bis(aldimino)pyridine Nickel Complexes in Four Different Oxidation States. Organometallics, 36, 582-593.

Hollingsworth, R. A., Bheemaraju, A., Lenca, N., Lord, R. L., & Groysman, S. (2017). Divergent Reactivity of a New Dinuclear Xanthene-Bridged Bis(iminopyridine) Di-Nickel Complex with Alkynes. Dalton Transactions, 46, 5605-5616.

Ngassa, F. N.; Riley, S.; Atanasova, T. P.; Ahmed, A. O.; Kerr, S.; Cooley, T. A.; Dawood, I. A.-S.; Austhof, E. R.; Duran, J. R. J.; Franklin, M. “Facile Synthesis of Arylsulfonates from Phenol Derivatives and Sulfonyl Chlorides.” Trends in Organic Chemistry, 2017, 18, 1-14.

Werner, J. P., Mitchell, J. M., Taracila, M. A., Bonomo, R. A., & Powers, R. (2017). Exploring the potential of boronic acids as inhibitors of OXA-24/40 β-lactamase. Protein Science, 26(3), 515-26.

Leach, E. G., Shady, J. R., Boyden, A. C., Emig, A.-l., Henry, A. T., Connor, E. K., Staples, R. J., Schaertel, S., Werner, E. J., & Biros, S. (2017). X-ray crystallographic, luminescence and NMR studies of phenacyldiphenylphosphine oxide with the Ln(III) ions Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy. Dalton Trans., 46, 15458-15469.


Wendell, L. T., Bender, J., Xuyang, H., Noll, B. C., & Henderson, K. W. Heterodimetallic Alkaline Earth Metal Amides: Synthesis, Structure, and Solvent-Induced Charge Separation of Homoleptic Calcium-Magnesium Hexamthyldisilaizde. Organometallics(25), 4953-4959

E. P. Beaumier, B. S. Billow, A. K. Singh, S. M. Biros, A. L. Odom.  A Complex with Nitrogen Single, Double and Triple Bonds to the Same Chromium Atom:  Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity”. Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 2532-2536; doi: 10.1039/C5SC04608D,  Edge Article.

Paul T. Morse,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Th(IV) complexes with cis- ethylenebis(diphenylphosphine oxide): X-ray structures and NMR solution studies” Polyhedron – Special Issue on Undergraduate Research, 2016, 114, 2-12; doi: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.05.016

Riley, R. J. Staples, S. M. Biros, F. N. Ngassa.  Crystal Structure of Phenyl 2,4,5-Trichlorobenzenesulfonate.  Acta Crystallographica Section E Crystallographic Communications, 2016, 72, 789-792.  doi:10.1107/S2056989016007325.

Berryhill, E., Oliver, K., & Herrington, D. "Kinematics card sort activity: Insight into students’ thinking for students and teacher." The Physics Teacher, 54, 541-544.

Herrington, D. & Daubenmire, P. "No teacher is an island: Bridging the gap between teacher’s professional practice and research findings." Journal of Chemical Education, 98(3), 1371-1376. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00700

Stevens, B., Rybczynski, S., & Herrington, D. "Food and energy for all: Turning a demonstration into an inquiry activity!" Science Scope, 40(4), 48-56.

Meyer, A., Rybczynski, S., & Herrington, D. "Starchy surveillance." MSTA Journal, 61(2), 73-83.

Bancroft, S., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. "Tool trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional Development." Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53, 1055-1081. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21323

Bancroft, S., Edwards, M., Schairer, C., & Herrington, D. "I want to be the inquiry guy: How research experiences for teacher change beliefs, attitudes, and values about teaching science as inquiry." Journal of Science Teacher Education, 27(2), 183-204. DOI 10.1007/s10972-016-9450-y

Herrington, D., VandenPlas, J. R., & Sweeder, R. (2017). Students’ Independent use of Screencasts and Simulations to Construct Understanding of Solubility Concepts. Journal of Science and Technology Education, 26, 359-371, doi: doi:10.1007/s10956-017-9684-2

Kelsey R. Winchell, Paul W. Egeler, Andrew J. VanDuinen, Luke B. Jackson, Mary E. Karpen and Paul D. Cook,  “A Structural, Functional, and Computational Analysis of BshA, the First Enzyme in the Bacillithiol Biosynthesis Pathway.” Biochemistry 55:4654-4665, 2016.

Brianna N. Barbu, Talon M. Kosak, Amber J. Prins, Jason G. Gillmore, Andrew L. Korich. “Fast Colorimetric Titration Protocol for Quantification of Boron Tribromide.” Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57(33), 3746-3748.

Andrew L Korich. “Harnessing a Mobile Social Media App to Reinforce Course Content.” J. Chem. Ed. 2016, 93(6), 1134-1136.

K. M. Coburn, D. A. Hardy, M. G. Patterson, S. N. McGraw, M. T. Peruzzi, F. Boucher, B. Beelen, H. T. Sartain, T. Neils, C. P. Lawrence, R. J. Staples, E. J. Werner, S. M. Biros.  "f-Element Coordination and Extraction Selectivity of a Carbamoylmethylphosphine Oxide Ligand on a Tripodal Phosphine Oxide Scaffold." Inorganica Chimica Acta, 449, 96-106; doi: 10.106/j.ica.2016.05.003.

Bethel, C. R., Distler, A. M., Ruszczycky, M. W., Carey, M. P., Carey, P. R., Hujer, A. M., Taracila, M., Helfand, M. S., Thomson, J. M., Kalp, M., Anderson, V. E., Leonard, D., Hujer, K. M., Abe, T., Venkatesan, A. M., Mansour, T. S., & Bonomo, R. A. Inhibition of OXA-1 beta-Lactamase by Penems. 2008 Antimicrob. Agents. Chemotherapy, 52, 3135-3143

Simakov, N., Leonard, D., Smith, J. C., Wymore, T., & Szarecka, A. (2016). A Distal Disulfide Bridge in OXA-1 β-Lactamase Stabilizes the Catalytic Center and Alters the Dynamics of the Specificity Determining Ω Loop. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b07884

Aysegul Saral, David A. Leonard, Azer O. Duzgun, Aysegul C. Cicek, Cynthia M. June, and Cemal Sandalli. "Kinetic characterization of GES-22 β-lactamase harboring the M169L clinical mutation."  2016, Journal of Antibiotics (Tokyo). 

Emma C. Schroder, Zachary L. Klamer, Aysegul Saral, Kyle A. Sugg, Cynthia M. June, Troy Wymore, Agnieszka Szarecka and David A. Leonard. "Clinical Variants of the Native Class D β-lactamase of Acinetobacter baumannii pose an emerging threat through increased hydrolytic activity against carbapenems." 2016, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60, 6155-6164.

Michael W. Staude, David A. Leonard, and Jeffrey W. Peng. "Expanded Substrate Activity of OXA-24/40 in Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Involves Enhanced Binding Loop Flexibility." 2016, Biochemistry, 55, 6535–6544.

Alexander V. Polezhaev, Nicholas A. Maciulis, Chun-Hsing Chen, Maren Pink, Richard L. Lord, Kenneth G. Caulton. "Tetrazine Assists Reduction of Water by Phosphines: Application in the Mitsunobu Reaction." Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 13985-13998.

Brian J. Cook, Chun-Hsing Chen, Maren Pink, Richard L. Lord, Kenneth G. Caulton. "Coordination and electronic characteristics of a nitrogen heterocycle pincer ligand." Inorg. Chim. Acta 2016, 451, 82-91.

James A. Bellow, Sebastian Stoian, Johan Van Tol, Andrew Ozarowski, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. "Synthesis and Characterization of a Stable High-Valent Cobalt Carbene Complex."  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 5531-5534.

Maryam Yousif, Alyssa C. Cabelof, Philip D. Martin, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. "Synthesis of a mononuclear, non-square-planar chromium(II) bis(alkoxide) complex and its reactivity toward organic carbonyls and CO2." Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 9794-9804.

WeiWei, Colin J. Wallace, George C. McBane, and Simon W. North. Photodissociation dynamics of OCS near 214 nm using ion imaging. J. Chem. Phys., 145(2):024310, 2016.  

George C. McBane. A three-dimensional He–CO potential energy surface with improved long-range behavior. J. Mol. Spectrosc., 330:211–216, 2016.  

Jungong, A.; Nori, R.; Uporov, I.; Ngassa, F. N.; Austhof, E.; Holt, E.; Thomasson, K. A. “Improving far-UV CD Prediction with the Dipole Interaction Model.” Biophysical Journal, 2016, 110 (3), 331A.

Weber, S., Pentecost, T., & Herrington, D. "Connecting the visible world with the invisible." The Science Teacher, 83(5), 53-58.

Werner, J. P., Mitchell, J. M., Taracila, M. A., Bonomo, R. A., & Powers, R. (2017). Exploring the potential of boronic acids as inhibitors of OXA-24/40 β-lactamase. Protein Science, 26(3), 515-26, doi: 10.1002/pro.3100

Cynthia M. June, Taylor J. Muckenthaler, Emma C. Schroder, Zachary L. Klamer, Zdzislaw Wawrzak, Rachel A. Powers, Agnieszka Szarecka, David A. Leonard. "The structure of a doripenem-bound OXA-51 class D β-lactamase variant with enhanced carbapenemase activity." 2016, Protein Science, 25, 2152–2163.

Powers, Rachel. "Structural and functional aspects of extended-spectrum AmpC cephalosporinases." Current Drug Targets 17, no. 9 (2016): 1051-60.

Lockmiller, K., Kneeshaw, T. A., Nicholas, W., & Qi, M. (2016). Presence and Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediment Contaminated with Tar Sands Crude Oil.  Geological Society of America. (5th ed., vol. 48). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.


Alyssa A. Kulesza,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Crystal structure of bis(3,3-dimethyl-2-oxobutyl)diphenyl phosphonium bromide chloroform solvate (1/1)” Acta Cryst. 2015, E71, o339-o340.

Erin G. Leach,* Alyssa A. Kulesza,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Crystal structures of 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(diphenylphosphoryl)ethan-1-one and 1-(diphenylphosphoryl)-3,3-dimethylbutan-2-one” Acta Cryst. 2015, E71, 523-527.

Hope T. Sartain,* Shelby N. McGraw,* Christopher Lawrence, Eric J. Werner, Shannon M. Biros. “A Novel Tripodal CMPO Ligand: Affinity for f-Elements and Luminescence Properties” Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 426, 126-135.

VanDuinen A.J., Winchell, K.R., Keithly M.E., and Cook P.D. X-ray crystallographic structure of BshC: a unique enzyme involved in bacillithiol biosynthesis. Biochemistry. 2015 Jan 20;54(2):100-3.

Henderleiter, J. Seasonal analysis: A 5E lesson  on Michigan weather and the  “reason for the seasons". MSTA Journal, 20(2), 70-78

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Mary E. Karpen and Pieter L. deHaseth, "Base Flipping in Open Complex Formation at Bacterial Promoters" Biomolecules 2015, 5(2), 668-678.

Kosak, T. M., Conrad, H. A., Korich, A. L., & Lord, R. L. Ether Cleavage Re-Investigated: Elucidating the Mechanism of BBr3-Facilitated Demethylation of Aryl Methyl Ethers. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015(34), 7460-7467, doi: 10.1002/ejoc.201501042

Kovacs, D., J. J., & M. D. Mechanistic investigation of glycerol hydrogenolysis. Review  Roumain de Chimie, 60(7-8), 727-733

Yousif, M., Tjapkes, D. J., Lord, R. L., & Groysman, S. Catalytic Formation of Asymmetric Carbodiimides at Mononuclear Chromium(II/IV) Bis(alkoxide) Complexes. Organometallics, 34(20), 5119-5128, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00703

Bellow, J. A., Yousif, M., Cabelof, A. C., Lord, R. L., & Groysman, S. Reactivity Modes of an Iron Bis(alkoxide) Complex with Aryl Azides: Catalytic Nitrene Coupling vs Formation of Iron(III) Imido Dimers. Organometallics, 34(12), 2917-2923, doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00231

Thomas, R. A., Tsai, C. N., Mazumder, S., Lu, I. C., Lord, R. L., Schlegel, H. B., Chen, Y. J., & Endicott, J. F.  Energy Dependence of the Ruthenium(II)-Bipyridine Metal-to-Ligand-Charge-Transfer Excited State Radiative Lifetimes: Effects of ππ*(bipyridine) Mixing. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119(24), 7393-7406, doi: 10.1021/jp510949x

Blake R. Reed, Sebastian A. Stoian, Richard L. Lord, Stanislav Groysman. “The aldimine effect in bis(imino)pyridine complexes: non-planar nickel(I) complexes of a bis(aldimino)pyridine ligand” Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 6496-6499.

Waingeh, V. F.; Ngassa, F. N.; Song, J. “A Theoretical Study of b-Amino Acid Conformational Energies and Solvent Effect” Open Journal of Physical Chemistry 20155, 122-131.

Ngassa, F. N., Cooley, T., Riley, S., & Biros, S. Crystal Structure of 2,4-Dinitrophenyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate: A New Polymorph. Acta Crystallographica E, 71, 1085-1088

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Ngassa, F., Biros, S., & Staples, R. J. Crystal structure of N-[(1S,2S)-2-aminocyclohexyl]-2,4,6-trimethylbenzenesulfonamide. Acta Cryst., E71, 1521-1524

Mitchell JM, Clasman JR, June CM, Kaitany KC, LaFleur JR, Taracila MA, Klinger NV, Bonomo RA, Wymore T, Szarecka A, Powers RALeonard DA.  “Structural Basis of Activity against Aztreonam and Extended Spectrum Cephalosporins for Two Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing Class D β-Lactamases from Acinetobacter baumannii”.  Biochemistry. 2015 Mar 17;54(10):1976-87. doi:  10.1021/bi501547k. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

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Hope T. Sartain,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Crystal structure of pentakis (ethylenediamine-[kappa]2N,N')lanthanum(III) trichloride-ethylenediamine (1/1) dichloromethane solvate” Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, 424-426.

Nathan H. Murray,* Shannon M. Biros, Robert L. LaDuca. “Crystal structure of [propane-1,3-diyldbis(piperidine-4,1-diyl)]bis[(pyridin-4-yl)methanone]-isophthalic acid (1/1)” Acta Cryst. 2014, E70, 298-300.

Julie A. Stoscup,* Richard J. Staples, Shannon M. Biros. “Crystal Structure of a Samarium(III) nitrate Chain Cross-linked by a bis-Carbamoylmethylphosphine oxide ligand”, Acta Cryst 2014, E70, 188-191.

Thompson M.K., Keithly M.E., Goodman M.C., Hammer N.D., Cook P.D., Jagessar K.L., Harp J., Skaar E.P., Armstrong R.N. Structure and function of the genomically encoded fosfomycin resistance enzyme, FosB, from Staphylococcus aureus. Biochemistry. 2014 Feb 4;53(4):755-65.

Herrington, D. & Yezierski, E.  Professional development aligned with AP Chemistry curriculum: Promoting science practices and facilitating enduring conceptual understanding. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(9), 1368-1374, DOI: 10.1021/ed5000668 .

Herrington, D. & Daubenmire, P.  Using Interviews in CER Projects: Options, Considerations, and Limitations. In D.M. Bunce and R.S. Cole (Eds.) Tools of Chemical Education Research; ACS Symposium Series 1166 (pp. 31-59). Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society.

Ryan, S. & Herrington. D.  Sticky Ions: An Inquiry-Based Activity Using Magnetic Models to Explore the Dissolving of Ionic Compounds, Journal of Chemical Education, 91(6), 860-863, DOI: 10.1021/ed300607a.

Mitchell, J. M., & Leonard, D. Common clinical substitutions enhance the carbapenemase activity of OXA-51-like class D β-lactamases from Acinetobacter spp. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58, 7015-7016

Cynthia M. June, Robert M. Vaughan, Lucas S. Ulberg, Robert A. Bonomo, Laurie A. Witucki and David A. Leonard. A fluorescent carbapenem for structure-function studies of penicillin-binding proteins, β-lactamases and β-lactam sensors, 2014 Analytical Biochemistry, 463, 70-74.

Alice K. Hui, Chun-Hsing Chen, Adam M. Terwilliger,* Richard L. Lord, Kenneth G. Caulton. "A Tale of Hydrogen Abstraction, Initially Detected via X-ray Diffraction" Acta Cryst. C 2014, 70, 250255.

Christopher R. Benson, Alice K. Hui, Kumar Parimal, Brian J. Cook, Chun-Hsing Chen, Richard L. Lord, Amar H. Flood, Kenneth G. Caulton. "Multiplying the Electron Storage Capacity of a bis-Tetrazine Pincer Ligand" Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 65136524.

Alice K. Hui, Yaroslav Losovyj, Richard L. Lord, Kenneth G. Caulton. "Chemical Implications of Incompatible Ligand versus Metal Coordination Geometry Preferences" Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 30393047.

Alice K. Hui, Richard L. Lord, Kenneth G. Caulton. "In Search of Redox Non-innocence Between a Tetrazine Pincer Ligand and Monovalent Copper" Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 79687963.

Shivnath Mazumder, Douglas W. Crandell, Richard L. Lord, Mu-Hyun Baik. "Switching the Enantioselectivity in Catalytic [4 + 1] Cycloadditions By Changing the Metal Center: Principles of Inverting the Stereochemical Preference of an Asymmetric Catalysis Revealed by DFT Calculations" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 94149423.

Shivnath Mazumder, Ryan A. Thomas, Richard L. Lord, H. Bernhard Schlegel, John F. Endicott. "A DFT and Spectroscopic Study of Intramolecular Quenching of Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer Excited States in Some MonoBipyridine Ruthenium(II) Complexes" Can. J. Chem. 2014, 92, 9961009.

Robert L. Paddock, Debashis Adhikari, Richard L. Lord, Mu-Hyun Baik, SonBinh T. Nguyen. "[(Salcen)CrIII + Lewis Base]Catalyzed Synthesis of Naryl Substituted Oxazolidinones from Epoxides and Aryl Isocyanates” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 1518715190.

Thomas C. Pentecost. “Introduction to the Use of Analysis of Variance in Chemistry Education Research”. In Tools of Chemistry Education Research, Bunce, D. Cole R. Eds. ACS Symposium Series Vol 1166, pp 99-114. doi: 10.1021/bk-2014-1166.ch006

Powers, R.A., Swanson, H.C., Taracila, M.A., Florek, N.W., Romagnoli, C., Caselli, E., Prati, F., Bonomo, R.A., and Wallar, B.J.  Biochemical and structural analysis of inhibitors targeting the ADC-7 cephalosporinase of Acinetobacter baumannii.  Biochemistry (2014) 53:7670-90.

Hendershot, J. M., Mishra, U. J., Smart, R. P., Schroeder, W., and Powers, R. A., Structure-based efforts to optimize a non-β-lactam inhibitor of AmpC β-lactamase.  Bioorg Med Chem (2014) 22:3351-9.

June, C.M., Vallier, B.C. , Bonomo, R.A., Leonard, D.A. and Powers, R.A.  Structural origins of oxacillinase specificity in class D β-lactamases.  Antimicrob Agents Chemother (2014) 58:333-41.

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Fang, D.; Lord, R.L.; Cisneros, G.A. "Ab Initio QM/MM Calculations Show There is an Intersystem Crossing in the Hydrogen Abstraction Step in the Dealkylation Catalyzed by AlkB". J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 6410-6420 (doi:10.1021/jp403116e).

Bheemaraju, A.; Beattie, J.W.; Tabasan, E.G.; Martin, P.D.; Lord, R.L.; Groysman, S. "Steric and Electronic Effects in the Formation and Carbon Disulfide Reactivity of Dinuclear Nickel Complexes Supported by Bis(iminopyridine) Ligands". Organometallics 2013, 32, 2952-2962 (doi: 10.1021/om400187v).

Tsvetkov, N.P.; Chen, C.-H.; Andino, J.G.; Lord, R.L.; Pink, M.; Buell, R.W.; Caulton, K.G. "Synthesis and Oxidative Reactivity of 2,2'-Pyridylpyrrolide Complexes of Ni(II)". Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 9511-9521 (doi:10.1021/ic4011746).

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Schmidt, J.A., Johnson, M.S., McBane, G.C., and Schinke, R. The ultraviolet spectrum of OCS from first principles: Electronic transitions, vibrational structure and temperature dependence. J. Chem. Phys., 137(5): 054313.

Pentecost, Thomas C.; Langdon, Laurie S.; Asirvathan, Margaret; Robus, Hannah and Parson, Robert, "TA Training that Integrates Pedagogy and Content." Journal of College Science Teaching. 41(6), 68-75.

Ruble, J. F., Lefurgy, S. T., Cornish, V. W., and Powers, R. A. Structural analysis of the Asn152Gly mutant of P99 cephalosporinase. Acta Cryst (2012) D68:1189-93.

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Herrington, D. & Scott, P. (April/May 2011). Get in the Game with Team Density, The Science Teacher, 78(4), 58-61.

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Kovacs, D. Sustainable chemistry-the chemist's tool for a systemic approach toward climate change understanding Climate Change: Perspectives and Projections, A System Approach, K. Janardhan Reddy, Sashidhar Rao Beedu, and R. Pavanaguru, Editors, Macmillan Publishers India, Ltd., New Delhi, India. 2011. ISBN 10: 0230-32343-X, ISBN 13: 978-0230-32343-8.

Schneider, K. D., Ortega, C. J., Renck, N. A., Bonomo, R. A., Powers, R. A., and Leonard, D. A. Structures of the class D carbapenemase OXA-24 from Acinetobacter baumannii in complex with doripenem. Journal of Molecular Biology (2011), 406,583-594.

J. A. Schmidt, M. S. Johnson, U. Lorenz, G. C. McBane, and R. Schinke. Photodissociation of N2O: Energy partitioning. J. Chem. Phys., 135(2):024311, 2011.

Kurt A. O'Hearn, Christian Trefftz, George C. McBane, and Gregory Wolffe. Accelerating the computation and verification of molecular collision models: A case study in legacy code parallelization. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2011. Accepted.

Deanna M. Cullen, Thomas C. Pentecost. A Model approach to the electrochemical cell: An inquiry Activity. Journal of Chemical Education, Publication Date (Web): August 25, 2011 DOI: 10.1021/ed101146u

Witucki, L., Hunter, M. S., & Clarke, K. C. Induction: The WISE Living and Learning Community: A First-year Residential Experience for Women in Science and Engineering”. In Michelle Morgan (Ed.), Joining up the dots -A practitioners guide to enhancing the student experience: supporting and interlinking student transitions. (pp. 88-104). Routledge Press.


Herrington, D. (April 2010). Really Dynamic Equilibrium. Chem13 News, 374, 6-7.

Andrew W. Lantz, Bledar Bisha, Man-Yong Tong, Ryan E. Nelson, Byron F. Brehm-Stecher, Daniel W. Armstrong. "Rapid Identification of Candida albicans in Blood by Combined Capillary Electrophoresis and Fluorescence in situ Hybridization" Electrophoresis, 2010, 31, 2849-2853.

Ye Bao, Andrew W. Lantz, Daniel W. Armstrong. "A Rapid Capillary Electrophoresis Method for the Detection of Microbial Contamination: An Alternative Approach for Sterility Testing" Pharmacopeial Forum, 2010, 36(6), 1798-1805.

K. Bloch and C. P. Lawrence, "Hydrogen Bond Lifetimes and Clustering of Methanol in Carbon Tetrachloride Solutions", J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 293 (2010).

George C. McBane, Luan T. Nguyen, and Reinhard Schinke. Photodissociation of ozone in the Hartley band: Product state and angular distributions. J. Chem. Phys., 133(14):144312, 2010.

C.-H. Yang, G. Sarma, J. J. terMeulen,D. H. Parker, G. C. McBane, L. Wiesenfeld, A. Faure, Y. Scribano, and N. Feautrier. Mapping water collisions for interstellar space conditions. J. Chem. Phys., 133(13):131103, 2010.

Brian A. Stewart, Troy N. Stephens, Barbara Lawrence, and George C. McBane. Rovibrational energy transfer in Ne-Li 2(A1 +u ,v = 0): Comparison of experimental data and results from classical and quantum calculations. J. Phys. Chem. A, 114(36):9875-9885, 2010.

R. Schinke and G. C. McBane. Photodissociation of ozone in the Hartley band: Potential energy surfaces, nonadiabatic couplings, and singlet/triplet branching ratio. J. Chem. Phys., 132(4):044305, 2010.

Ashok K. Dham, George C. McBane, Frederick R.W. McCourt, and William J. Meath. An exchange-Coulomb model potential energy surface for the Ne-CO interaction. II. Molecular beam scattering and bulk gas phenomena in Ne-CO mixtures. J. Chem. Phys., 132(2):024308, 2010.

Ngassa, F. N.; Gomez, J. M.; Haines, B. E.; Ostach, M. J.; Hector, J. W.; Hoogenboom, L. J.; Page, C. E. "Facile Cu-free Sonogashira Cross-Coupling of Nucleoside C-6 Arylsulfonates with Terminal Alkynes" Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 7919-7926.


Schneider, Kyle D., Bethel, Christopher R., Distler, Anne M., Hujer, Andrea M., Bonomo, Robert A., and Leonard, David A. Mutation of the active site carboxy-lysine (K70) of OSA-1 beta-lactamase results in a deacylation-deficient enzyme. 2009 Biochemistry 48, 6136-6145.

Schneider, K. D., Karpen, M. E., Bonomo, R. A., Leonard, D. A., and Powers, R. A. The 1.4 Å crystal structure of the class D -lactamase OXA-1 complexed with doripenem. Biochemistry (2009) 48,11840-11847.

A. Gilde, N. Siladke, and C. P. Lawrence, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Water Transport through Butanol Films", J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 8586, 2009.

P. N. Perera, K. R. Fega, C. Lawrence, E. J. Sundstrom, J. Tomlinson-Phillips, Dor Ben-Amotz, "Observation of Water Dangling OH Bonds Around Dissolved Non-Polar Groups", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 106, 12230, 2009.

George C. McBane. A plea for the abandonment of the atmosphere as a unit in gas law instruction. J. Chem. Educ., 86(1):17-18, 2009.

P. Defazio, C. Petrongolo, G. C. McBane, L. Adam,W. Hack, S. Akpinar, and R. Schinke. Relaxation of NH(a1,v = 1) in collision with H(2S): An experimental and theoretical study. J. Phys. Chem. A, 113(52):14458-14464, 2009.

R. Schinke, G. C. McBane, L. Shen, P. C. Singh, and A. G. Suits. Production of O2 Herzberg states in the deep UV photodissociation of ozone. J. Chem. Phys.,131:011101, 2009.

Ngassa, F. N.; Lindsey, E. A.; Haines, B. E. The First Cu- and Amine- Free Sonogashira-Type Cross-Coupling in the C-6-Alkynylation of Protected 2'- Deoxyadenosine. Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 4085-4091.


Courtney J. Hastings, Michael D. Pluth, Shannon M. Biros, Robert G. Bergman and Kenneth N. Raymond. "Simultaneously Bound Guests and Chiral Recognition: A Chiral Self-Assembled Supramolecular Host Encapsulates Hydrophobic Guests", Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 8362-8367.

Shannon M. Biros, Robert M. Yeh and Kenneth N. Raymond. "Design and Formation of a Large, Tetrahedral M4L6 Supramolecular Cluster using 1,1-Binaphthyl Ligands", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6062-6064.

Julius Rebek, Jr., Shannon M. Biros, Lionel Moisan, Alessandro Volonterio, Enrique Mann and Trevor Dale. "Pyridazine Based Alpha-Helix Mimetics" International Patent Appl. Publ., 2008, PCT/US2008/009730.

Julius Rebek, Jr., Shannon M. Biros, Lionel Moisan, Alessandro Volonterio, Enrique Mann and Trevor Dale. "Pyridazine Based Alpha-Helix Mimetics" US Patent Appl. No. 12/228,559, filed Aug. 13, 2008., 2008, PCT/US2008/009730.

Julius Rebek, Jr. Shannon M. Biros, Lionel Moisan. "UPP Amphiphilic a-Helix Mimetics" International Patent Appl. Publ., 2008, PCT/US2008/009417.

J. Henderleiter. Chemistry 109 Lab Experiments. Hayden-McNeil, Plymouth, MI. 2008.

Herrington, D., Yezierski, E., & Caldwell, R. (2008). Chapter 5: Chemistry and the life science standards. In S. Lowery Bretz (Ed.), Chemistry in the National Science Education Standards (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Education Division.

Lisa A. Schroeder, Mary E. Karpen, and Pieter L. deHaseth, "Threonine 429 of Escherichia coli s70 is a Key Participant in Promoter DNA Melting by RNA Polymerase", Journal of Molecular Biology, 376: 153-165, 2008.

Andrew W. Lantz, Byron F. Brehm-Stecher, Daniel W. Armstrong, "Combined Capillary Electrophoresis and DNA-FISH for Rapid Molecular Identification of Salmonella Typhimurium in Mixed Culture" Electrophoresis, 2008 29, 2477-2484.

Ye Bao, Andrew W. Lantz, Jeffrey A. Crank, J. Huang, Daniel W. Armstrong. "The Use of Cationic Surfactants and Ionic Liquids in the Detection of Microbial Contamination by Capillary Electrophoresis." Electrophoresis, 2008, 29, 2587-2592.

Bethel, C. R., Distler, A. M., Ruszczycky, M. W., Carey, M. P., Carey, P. R., Hujer, A. M., Taracila, M., Helfand, M. S., Thomson, J. M., Kalp, M., Anderson, V. E., Leonard, D., Hujer, K. M., Abe, T., Venkatesan, A. M., Mansour, T. S., & Bonomo, R. A. Inhibition of OXA-1 beta-Lactamase by Penems. 2008 Antimicrob. Agents. Chemotherapy, 52, 3135-3143

The role of OXA-1 beta-lactamase Asp(66) in the stabilization of the active-site carbamate group and in substrate turnover. Leonard DA, Hujer AM, Smith BA, Schneider KD, Bethel CR, Hujer KM, Bonomo RA Biochemical Journal 2008 Mar 15;410(3):455-62

H. Ueta, I. M. N. Groot, M. A. Gleeson, S. Stolte, G. C. McBane, L. B. F. Juurlink, and A. W. Kleyn. CO blocking of D2 dissociative adsorption on Ru(0001). ChemPhysChem, 9(16):2372-2378, 2008.

Nkabyo, E. M.; Lindsey, E. A.; Haines, B. E.; Thomasson, K. A.; Ngassa, F. N. "Understanding the Interactions of ²-Peptides with each other and with the Human Leucine Zipper: A Computational Modeling Study" J. Undergrad. Chem. Res., 2008, 7, 98-107.

"A Modular Raman Spectrometer for Solids," Debra Johnson, Peter Larsen, Jerry Fluellen, Douglas Furton, and Stephanie A. Schaertel, Chemical Educator 2008, 13, pp. 82-86.

"Benefiting Female Students in Science, Math, and Engineering: Establishing a WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Learning Community", Laurie A. Witucki, Diana G. Pace and Kathleen M. Blumreich, Journal About Women in Higher Education (JAWHE), Vol. 1, March 2008

"Female Students in Science, Math, and Engineering: The Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Learning Community", D. Pace, L. Witucki, K. Blumreich, NASPA Journal, 2008, Vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 373-383.1.

Yezierski, E. J., Bauer, C. F., Hunnicutt, S. S., Hanson, D. M., Amaral, K. E., & Schneider, J. P. (2008). POGIL implementation in large classes: Strategies for planning, teaching, and management. In R. S. Moog & J. N. Spencer (Eds.), Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Symposium Books.

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Herrington, D. G. (2005). Target inquiry: Some simple strategies for implementing inquiry in your classroom. Chem13 News, 8.

M. V. Ivanov, R. Schinke, and G. C. McBane. Theoretical investigation of vibrational relaxation of NO, O2, and N2 in collisions with O(3P). Mol. Phys., 105(9):1183-1191, 2007.

L. Adam, W. Hack, G. C. McBane, H. Zhu, Z.-W. Qu, and R. Schinke. Exploring Renner-Teller induced quenching in the reaction H(2S)+NH(a): A combined experimental and theoretical study. J. Chem. Phys., 126(3):034304, 2007.

Matchett, S.A.; Fratarelli, D.; Hoekstra, R. "Electronic control of the competitive À donation in heteroatom substituted CpFe(CO)2(olefin)BF4 complexes and the resulting influence on the symmetry of the metal to olefin bond ." J. Organomet. Chem. Vol 692: 22, 2007, 4978-4984.

Lakshman, M. K.; Keeler, J. C.; Ngassa, F. N.; Hilmer, J. H.; Pradhan, P.; Zajc, B.; Thomasson, K. A. "Highly Diastereoselective Synthesis of Nucleoside Adducts from the Carcinogenic Benzo[a]pyrene Diol Epoxide and a Computational Analysis" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 68-76.

Wallar, B. J., DeWard, A. D., Resau, J. H., Alberts, A. S. (2007) RhoB and the Mammalian Diaphanous-related Formin mDia2 in Endosome Trafficking Exp Cell Res 313(3):560-571.


"Heterodimetallic Alkaline Earth Metal Amides: Synthesis, Structure, and Solvent-Induced Charge Separation of Homoleptic Calcium-Magnesium Hexamthyldisilaizde", Wendell, L.T.; Bender, J.; Xuyang, H.; Noll, B.C.; Henderson, K.W. Organometallics, 2006, 25, 4953-4959.

Hart, M., et al. "Trace Amine-Associated Receptor Agonists: Synthesis and Evaluation of Thyronamines and Related Analogues", Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

S. Li, J. R. Schmidt, S. A. Corcelli, C. P. Lawrence, and J. L. Skinner, Approaches for the calculation of vibrational frequencies in liquids: Comparison to benchmarks for azide/water clusters, J. Chem. Phys., 124, 204110, 2006.

George C. McBane. Programs to compute distribution functions and critical values for extreme value ratios for outlier detection. Journal of Statistical Software, 16(3):1-9, 2006.

Arthur M. Halpern and George C. McBane. Experimental Physical Chemistry: A Laboratory Textbook. W. H. Freeman, New York, 3rd edition, 2006.

Ngassa, F. N.; DeKorver, K. A.; Melistas, T. S.; Yeh, E. A.-H.; Lakshman, M. K. "Pd-Xantphos-Catalyzed Direct Arylation of Nucleosides" Org. Lett. 2006.

Danver, Dale C.; Smart, Robert P. "Lightweight Composite Materials for Aerospace Using Polyimide and PBO Chemistries", Reinforced Plastics Proceedings.

Danver, Dale C.; Smart, Robert P.; Hartman, Robert F. "Innovative Thermal Insulation Technologies", AFRLVS-PS-TR-2005-1154.

Wallar, B. J., Stropich, B. N., Schoenherr, J. A., Holman, H. A., Kitchen, S. M., Alberts, A. S. (2005) The basic region of DAD is required for autoregulatory interactions with the Diaphanous-related Formin inhibitory domain. J. Biol. Chem. 281:4300-4307.

Colucci-Guyon, E., Niedergang, F., Wallar, B. J., Peng, J., Alberts, A. S., Chavrier, P. (2005) A role for mammalian Diaphanous-related formins in complement receptor (CR3)-mediated phagocytosis in macrophages. Current Biology 15:2007-2012.

Zhang, J., Wallar, B. J., Popescu, C. V., Renner, D. B., Thomas, D. D., Lipscomb, J. D. (2005) Methane Monooxygenase Hydroxylase and B Component Interactions. Biochemistry 45:2913-26.

Yezierski, E. J., & Birk, J. P. Misconceptions about the particulate nature of matter: Using animations to close the gender gap, J. Chem. Educ. 2006 83 954.

Yezierski, E.J., (2006). Annotated Instructor's Edition for Bauer, R., Birk, J., & Marks, P. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry, Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Yezierski, E. J., & Birk, J. P. (2006). Particulate nature of matter assessment, Journal of Chemical Education Digital Library (QBank).


Kirk A. Peterson and George C. McBane. A hierarchical family of three dimensional potential energy surfaces for He-CO. J. Chem. Phys., 123(8):084314, 2005.


Mary E. Karpen, Julie Henderleiter, and Stephanie A. Schaertel. Integrating Computational Chemistry into the Physical Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum: A Wet Lab/Dry Lab Approach. J. Chem. Ed., Vol. 81, No. 4, April 2004, pp. 475-477, and Supplemental Material in JCE Online.

Matchett, S. A., Zhang, G. R., Frattarelli, D. L., Measurement of Olefin Bond Rotation Barriers in a Series of Vinyl Aniline Complexes of the Cyclopentadienyl Iron (II) Dicarbonyl Cation and their Correlation to Metal-Olefin Bond Asymmetry". Organometallics, 2004, 23, 5440.

Tony C. Smith, David A. Hostutler, Gordon D. Hager, George C. McBane, and Michael C. Heaven. State to state rotational relaxation rate constants for CO+Ne from IR-IR double-resonance experiments: Comparing theory to experiment. J. Chem. Phys., 120(16):7483-7489, 2004.

Tony C. Smith, David A. Hostutler, Gordon D. Hager, George C. McBane, and Michael C. Heaven. State to state rotational rate constants for CO+He: Infrared double resonance measurements and simulation of the data using the SAPT theoretical potential energy surface. J. Chem. Phys., 120(5):2285-2295, 2004.

David A. Hostutler, Tony C. Smith, Gordon D. Hager, George C. McBane, and Michael C. Heaven. State-to-state rotational relaxation rate constants for the CO+X series (X=CO, He, and Ne) using IR-IR double resonance experiments: comparing theory to experiment. In Claude R. Phipps, editor, High-Power Laser Ablation V, volume 5448 of Proceedings of SPIE, pages 906-917, 2004.

Wen, Y., Eng, C. H., Schmoranzer, J., Cabrera-Poch, N., Morris, E. J. S., Chen, M., Wallar, B. J., Alberts, A. S., Gundersen, G. G., (2004) EB1 and APC interact with mDia to selectively stabilize microtubules downstream of Rho and promote cell migration. Nature Cell Biology 6:820:830.


Herrington, D.G. & Nakhleh, M.B. (2003). What Defines Effective Chemistry Laboratory Instruction? A Teaching Assistant and Student Perspective. Journal of Chemical Education. 80, 1197.

Matchett, S. A., Schmiege-Boyle, B. R., Cooper, J., Frattarelli, D. L., Olson, K., Roberts, J., Thommen, J., Tigelaar, D., Winkler, F., Electronic control of the Asymmetry in Heteroatom Monosubstituted Olefin Bonding to the Cyclopentadienyl Iron (II) Cation. A Hammett Correlation Study. Organometallics, 2003, 22, 5047.

Zhang, G. R., Matchett, S. A., Dai, L. Y., Lu, J. X., Studies of the Relationship between Proton chemical Exchange and Substituent Electronic Effects in Some Metal-Olefin Complexes with DNMR. J. East China Normal Univ. 2003, 2, 46.

Xiaojuan Xu, Jennifer Bazner, Min Qi, Eric Johnson, "The Role of Telencephlic NMDA Receptors in Avoidance Learning in Goldfish", Behavioral Neuroscience, 117 (3): 548-554, 2003.

Brazeau, B. J., Wallar, B. J., Lipscomb, J. D. (2003) Effector proteins from P450cam and methane monoxygenase: lessons in tuning nature's powerful reagents. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 312:143-148.

Wallar, B. J., Alberts, A. S. (2003) The formins: active scaffolds that remodel the cytoskeleton. Trends Cell Biol. 13(8):435-446.

Wallar, B. J., Peng, J., Flanders, A., Swiatek, P. J., Alberts, A. S. (2003) Disruption of the Diaphanous-related formin Drfl gene encoding mDia 1 reveals a role for Drf3 (mDia2) as an effector for Cdc42. Current Biology 13:534-545.


Cygan, Z.T.; Bender, J.E.; Litz, K.E.; Kampf, J.W.; Banaszak Holl, M.M., "Synthesis and Reactivity of a Novel Palladium Germylene System", Organometallics, 2002, 21, 5373-5381.
K. Thomas Lorentz, David W. Chandler, and George C. McBane. State-to-state differential cross sections by velocity mapping for rotational excitation of CO by Ne. J. Phys. Chem. A, 106:1144-1151, 2002.

Benjamin A. DeGraff, Mandy Hennip, Julie M. Jones, Carl Salter, and Stephanie A. Schaertel. "An Inexpensive Laser Raman Spectrometer Based on CCD Detection," Chemical Educator, Vol. 7, 2002, pp. 15-18.


J. Henderleiter, R. Smart, J. Anderson, & O. Elian. (2001). Journal of Chemical Education, 78, 1126.
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Litz, K.E.; Bender J.E.; Sweeder, R.D.; Banaszak-Holl, M.M.; Kampf, J.W., "Photochemistry of Transition Metal Germylenes and Metallacycles", Organometallics, 2000, 19, 1186.

J. Henderleiter & C. Trapp. Solutions Manual for Chemistry: Molecules, Matter, and Change, 4th Ed. W. H. Freeman and Company. 2000.


Bender J.E.; Shusterman, A.J.; Banaszak-Holl, M.M.; Kampf, J.W., "X-ray Crystallographic and Theoretical Comparison of Ge[2,4,6-(CF3)3C6H2]2 and Ge[N(SiMe3)3]2 as Ligands in (Ph3P)2NiGeX2 Complexes", Organometallics. 1999, 18, 1547.

Bender, J.E.; Chin, W.; Banaszak-Holl, M.M., "Synthesis and Characterization of a Soluble, Highly Branched Organo Silicon-Nitride Polymer", Chemistry of Materials. 1999, 11, 154.

Min Qi, J. Blunt, J. Chen, "Determination of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Sediment Samples of Twelve Rivers in Eastern China", Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, Vol. 71, 497-508, 1999.

Tong Zhang, Sharon Wilson, Min Qi, "Study of the Removal of 4-Chlorophenol from Wastewater Using Horseradish Peroxidase", Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, Vol. 71, 115-123, 1999.

Jiangsheng Chen, Jessica Blunt, Min Qi, "The Contents of Polychlorinated Biphenyl in River Sediments in Eastern China", China ACTA SCIENTIAE CIRCUMSTANTIAE, Vol. 19 (6), 1999.

Mary E. Karpen, Julie Henderleiter and Stephanie A. Schaertel. "Computational Chemistry in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory: A "Wet" Lab/"Dry" Lab Experience," American Chemical Society: Chemical Education Division Newsletter, Abstract No. 299, Division of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society, Fall 1999.


John W. Ledbetter and Stephanie Schaertel. "Pyridinyl and Ketyl Radicals of Pyridoxal-5-phosphate on Micellar and Liposomal Surfaces," Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B: Biology, Vol 47, 1998, pp. 12-21.


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