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Award Abstract #1229234

MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Mass Spectrometer for Small Molecule Analysis

Division Of Chemistry
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Initial Amendment Date: August 22, 2012
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Latest Amendment Date: August 22, 2012
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Award Number: 1229234
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Carlos A. Murillo
CHE Division Of Chemistry
MPS Direct For Mathematical & Physical Scien
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Start Date: September 1, 2012
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End Date: August 31, 2015 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $315,033.00
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Investigator(s): Charles Riordan riordan@udel.edu (Principal Investigator)
Joel Rosenthal (Co-Principal Investigator)
Donald Watson (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of Delaware
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716-2553 (302)831-2136
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Chemical Catalysis
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Program Reference Code(s): 1108, 1189, 1401, 1982, 7644, 9150, 8650
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Program Element Code(s): 1189, 6884


With this award from the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program that is also co-funded by the Chemical Catalysis Program, Professor Charles Riordan from the University of Delaware and colleagues Donald Watson and Joel Rosenthal will acquire a high-resolution mass spectrometer (HRMS). The proposal is aimed at enhancing research training and education at all levels, especially in areas such as (a) reaction discovery and surface patterning; (b) bacterial activation of the innate immune system; (c) microbial energy metabolism; (d) catalytic upgrading of biomass-derived chemical intermediates;(e) nickel-oxygen chemistry; (f) solar fuels and renewable energy; (g) preparation, reactivity, and catalytic activity of low-valent chromium complexes; (h) development of transition metal catalyzed reactions; and (i) nickel- and copper-catalyzed reactions of acetals and carboxylates.

A high resolution mass spectrometer analyzes samples by creating ions from it which are injected into the spectrometer where their mass/charge ratios are measured to high accuracy. The mass information that is obtained provides qualitative and quantitative information on the chemical composition of the sample. This instrument uses a variety of tools to inject the sample and ionize it, which will allow a broad range of small molecules to be analyzed from liquids to solids. The instrumentation provided by this award will provide faculty and students in several departments the opportunity to pursue research projects using state-of-the-art instrumentation. It will also be used in several laboratory courses to train undergraduate students in the use of this widely employed analytical tool. The mass spectrometer facility at the university of Delaware will partner and share the instrument with a number of institutions in the region including, Delaware State University, Lincoln University, Washington University, Bryn Mawr College and Drexel University.


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Rossi, S. A.; Shimkin, K. W.; Xu, Q.; Mori-Quiroz, L. M.; Watson, D. A.. "Selective Formation of Secondary Amides via the Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Alkylboronic Acids with Primary Amides," Organic Letters, v.15, 2013, p. 2314.

Zhou, Q.; Srinivas, H. D.; Dasgupta, S.; Watson, M. P.. "Nickel-Catalyzed Cross-Couplings of Benzylic Pivalates with Arylboroxines: Stereospecific Formation of Diarylalkanes and Triarylmethanes," Journal of the American Chemical Society, v.139, 2013.

Panish, R.; Chintala, S. R.; Boruta, D. T.; Fang, Y.; Taylor, M. T.; Fox, J. M.. "Enantioselective Synthesis of Cyclobutanes via Sequential Rh-catalyzed Bicyclobutanation/Cu-catalyzed Homoconjugate Addition," Journal of the American Chemical Society, v.135, 2013, p. 9283.

Gabriel A. Andrade, Allen J. Pistner, Glenn P. A. Yap, Daniel A. Lutterman and Joel Rosenthal. "Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to CO using Rhenium Bipyridine Platforms Containing Ancillary Phenyl or BODIPY Moieties," ACS Catalysis, v.3, 2013, p. 1685.

Honglan Qi, Justin J. Teesdale, Rachel C. Pupillo, Joel Rosenthal and Allen J Bard. "Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Electrogenerated Chemiluminesce of two BODIPY-Appended Bipyridine Homologues," Journal of the American Chemical Society, v.ASAP, 2013.

Darko, A.; Wallace, S.; Dmitrenko, O.; Machovina, M. M.; Mehl, R. A.; Chin, J. W.; Fox, J. M.. "Conformationally strained trans-cyclooctene with improved stability and excellent reactivity in tetrazine ligation," Chemical Science, 2014.

Gietter, A. A. S.; Gildner, P. G.; Cinderella, A. P.; Watson*, D. A.. "General Route for Preparing ?-Nitrocarbonyl Compounds Using Copper Thermal Redox Catalysis," Org. Lett., 2014, p. 3166.

Justin J. Teesdale, Allen J. Pistner, Daniel A. Lutterman, Glenn P. A. Yap, and Joel Rosenthal. "Reduction of CO2 using a Rhenium Bipyridine Complex Containing Ancillary BODIPY Moieties," Catalysis Today, 2014.

Mahmoud, E.; Watson, D. A.; Lobo, R. F.. "Renewable Production of Phthalic Anhydride from Biomass-Derived Furan and Maleic Anhydride? Green Chemistry," Green Chemistry, 2014.

Martin, Sara; Streeter, Matthew; Jones, Laurel; Klepfer, Matthew; Atmatzidis, Kyriakos; Wille, Kristen; Harrison, Sean; Hoegg, Edward; Sheridan, Heather; Kramer, Stephanie; Parrish, Damon; Amick, Aaron.. "A Three-Step Process to Facilitate the Annulation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons," J. Org. Chem., 2014.

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