ChemCon ’16 – 41st Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

June 2-4, 2016, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

ChemCon 2016 Conference Program and Abstracts

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Bradley Greene

Bradley Greene
Saint Mary’s University
The σ-hole interaction of 1,3-bis(2,6- diisopropylphenyl)imidazolidine [SiPr] with iodine-containing small molecules

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Award Description)

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Kyle Awalt
Saint Mary’s University
N-Demethylation of Alkaloids Using Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron

ACEmat Award in Computational Modeling of Materials (Award Description)

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Ifenna Mbaezue
Saint Mary’s University
Does the [5 + 1 + 2 + 1] Rhodium-catalysed
Cycloaddition Reaction Actually Proceed via an
Alternate Pathway? The Elucidation of a [5 + 1 + 1
+ 2] Mechanistic Pathway via DFT Investigation

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

Murray Brooker

Melanie Davidson
Saint Mary’s University
Spectroscopic Analysis of a 19th century Tibetan thangka

CATC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in  Theoretical or Computational Chemistry

Oral

Mitch Pinto

Mitch Pinto
Acadia University
Photophysical Investigation of a Novel Family of Ru(II) Dyads as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

Poster

Acrita Adluri-new

Archita Adluri
Memorial University
DFT-Calculated Molecular Polarizability as a Single Parameter Descriptor for the Partitioning and Phase Behaviourof Chlorinated and Brominated Compounds

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Biological/Medicinal Chemistry

Oral

Julia Mccain

Julia McCain
Acadia University
Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclometalated Ruthenium(II) Complexes for Applications in Photoactivated Cancer Therapy

Poster

Blake Power

Blake Power
Memorial University
Computational Simulations of Aminoglycoside Resistant Enzyme APH(3′)-IIIain complex with Antimicrobial Agents

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Materials Chemistry

Oral

Kori Andrea-new

Kori Andrea
Cape Breton University
Interactions Between Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles and Cellulose for Biomedical Applications

Poster

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Adrienne Allison
Dalhousie University
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Pseudocapacitive Manganese Oxide Electrodes after Increasingly Long Potentiostatic Holds

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Oral

Rachel Weagle

Rachael Weagle
Acadia University
Environmentally Benign Multicomponent Approach to Novel Splitomicin Analogs

Poster

Chandika Devi Ramful

Chandika Devi Ramful
Saint Mary’s University
Synthesis of Novel Cobalt-Pentadienyl Complexes

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Oral

Ryan Greenham

Ryan Greenham
Acadia University
Removal Efficiencies of Wastewater Treatment Technologies for Top Pharmaceuticals

Poster

Presley MacMillan

Presley MacMillan
Saint Mary’s University
Investigation into the Interaction between Protein Aggregates and Various Salts

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

Oral

Mason Lawrence

Mason Lawrence
Memorial University
Unique UiO-67 –Determining the Stability through Solid-State NMR Analysis

Poster

Angela Todd

Angela Todd
Saint Mary’s University
Unique UiO-67 –Determining the Stability through Solid-State NMR Analysis

Best Graduate Presentation

Oral

Chris Lavoe

Chris Lavoie
Dalhousie University
A Competitive Reactivity Survey of Prominent Nickel Pre-Catalysts in C-N Cross-Coupling

Poster

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Alex Veinot
Saint Mary’s University
Synthesis and Characterisation of New Bulky Chelating Cyclopentadienyl Ligands

Past Student Award Winners