Loyola at a Glance
Chemistry students showcase research at national conference
April 4, 2014
Loyola University New Orleans chemistry majors Vu D. Nguyen, Joshua LeBoeuf, Heather Renfro and Francesca Vaccaro, along with physics major Cameron McCormick presented research at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, Texas, March 17.
The American Chemical Society—with its more than 163,000 members—is the world’s largest scientific society. The national meetings, like the one in Dallas this year, bring more than 12,000 industry, academic and government professionals from around the world. The Loyola students this year joined thousands of researchers to showcase the latest research in the field.
- McCormick, Nguyen and Vaccaro presented research on “Optimized calculations of layered organic salts.” Co-authors on the paper include Loyola Department of Chemistry chair Lynn V. Koplitz, Ph.D., Kevin E. Riley of Xavier University and Joel T. Mague, Ph.D., of Tulane University.
- Nguyen, McCormick, Renfro presented research on “Cyclotrimerization of 4-cyano-1-methylpyridinium.” Co-authors on the paper include Koplitz, Riley and Mague.
- LeBoeuf presented research on “PEG modified Chatt synthesis: Microwave synthesis of new group VI metal carbonyl complexes.” Loyola chemistry professor Kurt Birdwhistell, Ph.D., was a co-author on that paper.
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