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1999 STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS (and faculty advisors)

Katherine M. Berghorst Hudsonville, MI " The Preparation of a Norcamphor-Substituted[1.1.1]Propellane " (Sanford)

Joel C. Berrier Michigan City, IN " Set up Sample Transfer and Vacuum System " (Polik)

Jessica R. Black Chardon, OH " Macatawa Area Coordinating Council Intern: Chemical Analysis of Watershed Surface Waters " (Peaslee)

Christopher D. Cappa Naperville, IL " The Investigation of Direct HCl Oxidation Mechanisms in Sulfuric/Nitric Acid Solutions " (Elrod)

Heather A. Coverdale , Portage, MI " The Preparation of Photocrosslinkable Silcone-Copolyol Surfactant " (Silver)

Matthew J. DeBoer Holland, MI " Independent Study Project: Neutron Activation Analysis of Watershed Sediments " (Peaslee)

Brandon C. Doroh St. Joseph, MI " The Preparation of Starting Materials for the Synthesis of a Fluorenyl-Substituted[1.1.1]Propellane" (Sanford)

Justin M. Dragoo Ligonier, IN " Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium (-Allyl Complexes " (Bennett)

Nicholas S. Grasman Byron Center, MI " Synthesis of Carboxy-Substituted Poly(m-xylylene) as a Model for the Study of the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal " (Mungall)

Karen E. Hahn Midland, MI " Dispersed Fluorescence Spectroscopy of HFCO " (Polik)

Ronald J. Heemstra Saline, MI " Synthesis of Methoxy-Substituted Poly(m-xylylene) as a Model for the Study of the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal " (Mungall)

Ronald J. Heemstra Saline, MI " Synthesis and Purification of HFCO " (Polik)

Kristie P. Hertz Davidson College " The Preparation of a Adamantyl-Substituted[1.1.1]Propellane " (Sanford)

Katie M. Horsman Battle Creek, MI " Dispersed Fluorescence Spectroscopy of HFCO " (Polik)

Christopher S. Howell Brighton, MI " Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium pi-Allyl Complexes " (Bennett)

Nathan D. Ide Spring Lake, MI " Biosynthesis of Chiral Lactones " (Taylor)

Matthew M. Kern Farmington Hills, MI " Heavy Ion Reaction Studies: Analysis of Light Charged Particles in 84Kr + Au, Th Reactions " (Peaslee)

Julia R. Koeppe Fayetteville, AR " Investigation of the Reduction of Conjugated Diesters " (Sanford)

Jennifer B. Kossoris Jenison, MI " Isolation and Characterization of Vasopressin-Activated Calcium - Mobilizing (VACM-1) Protein Related Clones " (Burnatowska-Hledin)

Aimee M. Kubasiak Battle Creek, MI " The Preparation of a Fluorenyl-Substituted[1.1.1]Propellane " (Sanford)

Sarah E. Kuipers Grandville, MI " The Investigation of Direct HBr Oxidation Mechanisms in Sulfuric/Nitric Acid Solutions " (Elrod)

Phung O. Lam Holland, MI " Preparation of Cephalosporolides Using Inverse-Demand Diels-Alder Reactions " (Sanford)

Melyssa A. Lenon Mecosta, MI " Selective Air Oxidation of Alkenes by a Cobalt Catalyst " (Mungall)

Benjamin M. Messer Stilwell, KS " Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometric Detection of Atmospherically Relevant Species " (Elrod)

Aimee M. Morehouse Bowie, MD " Independent Project: Development of a Radon Detection Laboratory " (Peaslee)

Jessica L. Mulder Queensbury, NY " Pheromones from Aluminum Enolate/Epoxide Reactions " (Taylor)

William J. Murdoch Fennville, MI " Preparation of Cephalosporolides Using the Inverse-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction " (Bennett)

David G. Nash Lyons, MI " Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies: Aerosol Sampling and Analysis " (Peaslee)

Caroline J. Newell Reed City, MI " Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium pi-Allyl Complexes " (Bennett)

Kevin W. Paulisse Grandville, MI " Computation and Assignment of the Acrolein Vibronic Spectrum; DISCUS Discussion Board Software " (Polik)

Aranh Pen Holland, MI " Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium pi-Allyl Complexes " (Bennett)

Angela L. Perkins Williamston, MI " The Preparation of MEH-PPV via the Modified Gilch Route using Bis(bromomethyl)benzenes " (Sanford)

Dana L. Ranschaert Holland, MI " The Use of Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry in the Study of Peroxy Radical Kinetics " (Elrod)

Matthew R. Reynolds Lansing, MI " The Preparation of a Novel Bridged Cyclic Bis-Allyl Ligand for Zirconium Complexes " (Silver)

Jeanine M. Roberts Petoskey, MI " Kinetics Studies of the HCl Oxidation in Sulfuric Nitric Acid Solutions " (Elrod)

Jon A. Rumohr Mason, MI " The Preparation of Siloxyorthoquinones as Inhibitors for Pt Hydrosilation Catalysts " (Silver)

Jordan R. Schmidt Eagan, MN " Java Applets for Chemical Computation and Molecular Visualization " (Polik)

Nicholas A. Schnarr Haslett, MI " Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via palladium pi-Allyl Complexes " (Bennett)

Nicholas J. Schneider Wyoming, MI " The Use of Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry in the Study of Peroxy Radical Kinetics " (Elrod)

John D. Shoemaker Fort Wayne, IN " The Preparation of a Novel Bridged Cyclic Bis-Allyl Ligand for Zirconium Complexes " (Silver)

Kurtis W. Scholtens Naperville, IL " The Study of the Atmospheric Fate of Methylperoxy Radicals Using Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry " (Elrod)

Victoria M. Sprague Palatine, IL " The Enantioselective Synthesis of Homoallylic Alcohols " (Stewart)

David E. Stielstra Holland, MI " Ion-molecule Kinetics Studies of HOOH and CH3OOH " (Elrod)

Betty Tang " The Synthesis of Monomers for the Preparation of MEH-PPV " (Sanford)

Jannah H. Thompson Port Sanilac, MI " Synthesis of Polymeric Phenols as Models for Low-Rank Coal " (Mungall)

Rebecca L. Thoreson Maple City, MI " Synthesis of Substituted Poly(m-xylylene)Polymers as Models To Study the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal " (Mungall)

Rebecca J. Timmer Pella, IA " Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies: Aqueous Precon-centration Techniques " (Peaslee)

Valorie L. Vance Gaylord, MI " The Development of an Inquiry-based Inorganic Laboratory Course " (Stewart)

Holly J. Van Dam Hudsonville, MI " Macatawa Area Coordinating Council Intern: Environmental Chemistry Analysis of Watershed Surface Waters " (Peaslee)

Annalise L. VanWyngarden Caledonia, MI " Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies: Aerosol Sampling and Analysis " (Peaslee)

Andrew D. Vanover Ada, MI " Synthesis of beta-Substituted gamma-Butyro-lactone " (Taylor)

Joseph W. Veldman Sawyer, MI " Community-Level Consequences of Chemical Defenses of Tropical Pioneer Plant Seeds " (Mungall)

Jeffrey D. Wilcox Saline, MI " Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies: Geochemical Analysis of Zircons " (Peaslee)

Ann E. Zenenberg Roscommon, MI " Isolation and Characterization of Vasopressin-Activated Calcium - Mobilizing (VACM-1) Protein Related Clones " (Burnatowska-Hledin)