ChemCon ’17 – 42nd Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

May 4-6, 2017, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

ChemCon 2017 Abstracts

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Science Atlantic Award for Best Undergraduate Presentation (Award Description)

Kaitlyn Blatt-Janmaat

Kaitlyn Blatt-Janmaat
Saint Mary’s University
Adventures in Ionic Thiourea Organocatalysis in Ionic Liquid Solvents

Science Atlantic Science Communication Award (Award Description)

Amanda Cameron

Amanda Cameron
Cape Breton University
Investigation into the Effects of Salmon (Salmo Salar) Hydrolysate Enhanced Biochar (from Birch Bark) on the Growth of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare L.)

Journal of Chemistry Award for Best Graduate Presentation

Jennifer Murphy

Jennifer Murphy
Memorial University
Making Waste Mussels Work: A Story of Road Salt, AMD Remediation and Manicures

ACEmat Award in Computational Modeling of Materials (Award Description)

Ifenna I Mabzue

Ifenna I. Mbaezue
Saint Mary’s University
A Spectroscopic and Computational Investigation of the Rh-catalyzed [5 + 1 + 2 + 1] Cycloaddition Reaction

CATC Award for Best Theoretical Presentation

Undergraduate

Archita Adluri

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

Graduate

Ernest Williams

Ernest Awoonor-Williams
Memorial University
Advancing Kinase Inhibitor Drug Discovery through Computational Modelling

CIC Award for Best Presentation in Analytical Chemistry

Oral (Undergraduate)

Taylor Lynk

Taylor Lynk
Saint Mary’s University
Green Synthetic Approaches for the Production of High Performance Plasmonic Sensors

Poster (Undergraduate)

Shayne Gracious

Shayne Gracious
Dalhousie University
Analysis of the Adsorption of Metal Ions From Water Onto Charcoal

Oral (Graduate)

Heidi Pickard

Heidi Pickard
Memorial University
A 38-Year Temporal Record of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in the Canadian Arctic

Poster (Graduate)

Ahmad Al-Shraah

Ahmad Al Shra’ah
Memorial University
Degradation Studies of Coal tar PAHs using Mg/EtOH System and Fenton Oxidation

CIC Award for Best Presentation in Biological/Medicinal Chemistry

Oral (Undergraduate)

Julia Killorn

Julia Killorn
Saint Mary’s University
Modified Polonovski Reactions in Ionic Liquid Solvents

Poster (Undergraduate)

Guilherme Ferreira

Guilherme Ferreira
Mount Saint Vincent University
The Synthesis of N-methylpiperidine-4-thiol and Nmethylpyrrolidine-3-thiol, Compounds Required to Make Potential SPECT Imaging Agents for Alzheimer’s Disease

Oral (Graduate)

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Garrett MacDougall
Memorial University
AFM Characterization of Hypertension-Induced Nanomechanical Dysfunction in Cardiovascular Tissues

CIC Award for Best Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry

First Place, Oral (Undergraduate)

Matthew Tobin

Matthew F. Tobin
Cape Breton University
Synthesis and Characterization of Chiral Biocarbon for use as Chiral Stationary Phases in Enantioselective Chromatography

Second Place, Oral (Undergraduate)

Victoria Downing

Victoria Downing
Memorial University
The Role of NO+ Formation on Nitrous Acid Sequestration

First Place, Oral (Graduate)

Kenson Ambrose

Kenson Ambrose
Memorial University
Chromium(III) Amino-bis(phenolate) Complexes for Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclohexene Oxide

Second Place, Oral (Graduate)

Kaijie Ni

Kaijie Ni
Memorial University
Cr(III) Amine-bis(phenolate) Complexes as Catalysts for Copolymerization of CO2 and Epoxide

Poster (Undergraduate)

Samuel Baird

Samuel Baird
Mount Allison University
Hydroboration and Phosphinoboration of 3-Hydroxy-4-pyridinone Bismuth(III) Compounds

Poster (Graduate)

Kori Andrea

Kori Andrea
Memorial University
Iron Amino-bis(phenolate) Complexes for CO2 Activation

CIC Award for Best Presentation in Organic Chemistry

Oral (Undergraduate)

Melissa OBrien

Melissa O’Brien
Acadia University
5-Arylisoindolo[2,1-a]quinolin-11(6aH)-ones from Nacyliminium Ions and Aryl Acetylenes through Cycloaddition Reaction

Poster (Undergraduate)

Jon Kyle Awalt-new

Jon Kyle Awalt
Saint Mary’s University
Utility of Iron Nanoparticles and a Solution-Phase Iron Species for the N-demethylation of Alkaloids

Oral (Graduate)

Josh Walsh

Joshua Walsh
Memorial University
Synthesis of Pyrene Dimers Utilizing an Intramolecular Scholl Reaction

CIC Award for Best Presentation in Physical, Theoretical, and Computational Chemistry

First Place, Oral (Undergraduate)

Melanie Davidson

Melanie Davidson
Saint Mary’s University
Exploration of Surface Plasmon-Assisted Catalysis (SPAC) as a New Route for Heterogeneous Catalysis

Second Place, Oral (Undergraduate)

Anderson Fuller

Anderson Fuller
Acadia University
Photophysical Investigation of Ru(II) Dyads as Photosensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy

Poster (Graduate)

Tobias Brueckner

Tobias Brueckner
Memorial University
Screening of Catalysts for Electrochemical Oxidation of Bio-Fuels

Past Student Award Winners