ChemCon ’12 – 37th Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

May 15-18, 2012, Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS

Conference Program including Abstracts

2012 ChemCon Abstracts addendum

Sepracor Award for the Best Overall Oral Presentation by an Undergraduate (Award Description)

Marcus Drover

Marcus Drover
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Structural, Catalytic and Spectroscopic Studies of Lithium and Bismuth Coordination Compounds

ACEmat Award in Computational Modeling of Materials (Award Description)

Jean Gillis

Jean Gillis
Cape Breton University
An ab Initio Study on the Competition of Hydrogen and Halogen Bonding in Hypohalous Acid (HOX, X=F, Cl, Br, I) Complexes

Atlantic NSERC Representatives’ Award (Award Description)

Adam Brown

Adam Brown
Cape Breton University
Synthesis and Characterization of Biomimetric Copper Complexes with N,S-Based Ligands

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Award Description)

Arthur Hendsbee

Arthur Hendsbee
Saint Mary’s University
The reactions of symmetrical dichalcogen compounds with N-heterocyclic carbenes

Murray Brooker Award for Best Undergraduate Oral or Poster Presentation in Chemical Education (Award Description)

Barbara Goodall

Barbara Goodall
Saint Mary’s University
An ab Initio Investigation of the Hydration of the d0 Transition Metal Tetraoxo Complexes: CrO42-, MnO4-, FeO4

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Oral

Osai Clarke

Osai Clarke
Saint Mary’s University
Development of Novel Spectroscopic Methods for In Situ Characterization of Amyloid Aggregate Formation

Poster

Zack Brown

Zack Brown
Dalhousie University
Detection of Carbon Dioxide in Carbonated Beverages with Agar Based Indicator Gels

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Biological/Medicinal Chemistry

Oral

Lucas Stewart

Lucas Stewart
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Artificial Tissue Scaffolds

Poster

Julie Colpitts

Julie Colpitts
Acadia University
Investigation of Activatable DNA Damaging Agents

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

Oral

Nicholas Randall

Nicholas Randall
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Structural and Magnetic Properties of [2×2] Self-Assembled Ln4 grids

Poster

Robie Hennigar

Robie Hennigar
Acadia University
Photophysical Investigation of Ruthenium(II) Coordination Complexes

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Materials Chemistry

Oral

Chris Maclean

Chris MacLean
Cape Breton University
Building N-Heterocyclic Carbenes on the Surface of Ordered Materials

Poster

Chris Keefe

Chris Keefe
Cape Breton University
Single File Diffusion in Orthosilicate Thin Films

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Oral

Christina LeGay

Christina LeGay
St. Francis Xavier University
New Tools for Organic Synthesis and Natural Product Characterization

Poster

Kerry-Lynn Williams

Kerry-Lynn Williams
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Oligo-(1,8-pyrenylene)s

Best Undergraduate Poster & Oral Presentation in Physical, Theoretical or Computational Chemistry

Oral

Jane Ferguson

Jane Ferguson
Saint Mary’s University
An Improved Method for Extending the STO-NG Basis Sets to be Applied to all Elements of the Periodic Table

Poster

Erica Campbell

Erica Campbell
Cape Breton University
Measuring Vibrational intensities: Current Techniques and Examples

E. Gordon Young Award for Most Pedagogical Presentation by a Graduate Student

Crystal Sweeney

Crystal Sweeney
Acadia University
Sweating the small stuff: study of pesticides and primary metabolites excreted in human sweat

Best Graduate Oral Presentation

Jim Ghoshdashtidar

Jim Ghoshdastidar
Acadia University
Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals in the Cornwallis and Annapolis River Watersheds

Best Graduate Poster

Tariq Sainuddin

Tariq Sainuddin
Acadia University
Synthesis & Characterization of Polypyridyl Ruthenium complexes for Photodynamic
Therapy