Western Carolinas Local Section

November 2013 meeting - Thursday November 21 in Newberry SC at Enoree River Winery

Please reserve the evening of Thursday, November 21st for a special meeting of the Section. The event will be held at the Enoree River Vineyards, located just out side of Newberry and will feature a talk by Professor Linda Shimizu of the University of South Carolina.

Directions to Enoree River Winery

The format of the meeting is somewhat different from our normal routine. We will gather between 6:00 and 6:30 and then socialize over heavy hors d'oeuvre. You will have the opportunity to sample some of the wine from the vineyard and to meet with the candidates for the upcoming Section elections. This will be followed by Dr. Shimizu’s lecture starting at approximately 7:30.


Self-assembling Macrocycles as Functional Molecular Containers 

Linda S. Shimizu

 University of South Carolina

Our goal is to identifying simple molecular building blocks that predictably self-assemble
into well-defined and functional supramolecular structures. We have focused on
macrocyclic building blocks that use ureas or amides to guide the self-assembly of these
small donut-shaped building blocks to form straw-like assemblies. These macrocycles
probe a range of different ring sizes, shapes, and functionality. They assembled as
designed into tubular structures forming porous crystals with guest-accessible channels.
The urea macrocycles form non-covalent assemblies that are robust enough to
be used as containers for facilitating photochemical reactions with both high selectivity
and conversion. Other macrocycles contained functional groups that could undergo
subsequent reactions and covalent stabilize the straws. These new functionalized
supramolecular assemblies may have applications in synthesis, for separations, and in
flow and molecular transport.

 Our goal is to identifying simple molecular building blocks that predictably self-assemble into well-defined and functional supramolecular structures. We have focused on macrocyclic building blocks that use ureas or amides to guide the self-assembly of these small donut-shaped building blocks to form straw-like assemblies. These macrocycles probe a range of different ring sizes, shapes, and functionality. They assembled as designed into tubular structures forming porous crystals with guest-accessible channels. The urea macrocycles form non-covalent assemblies that are robust enough to be used as containers for facilitating photochemical reactions with both high selectivity and conversion. Other macrocycles contained functional groups that could undergo subsequent reactions and covalent stabilize the straws. These new functionalized supramolecular assemblies may have applications in synthesis, for separations, and in flow and molecular transport.

October 2013 meeting - Tuesday October 29 at Michelin in Greenville SC

The October meeting will held at the Michelin Conference Center, 515 Michelin Road, Greenville SC 29605.

 
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
5:30 PM:  Executive Committee Meeting
 
6:30 PM:  Dinner (Catering by Bagatelle - $16 for members, $8 for students)
 
7:30 PM:  Seminar
 
The Peptoid Swiss Army Knife: Rapid Assembly Reactions with Applications in Polymer, Inorganic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
 
 
" The Peptoid Swiss Army Knife: Rapid Assembly Reactions with Applications in Polymer, Inorganic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry"

Dr. Modi Wetzler

 Chemistry Department

Clemson University
 

September meeting and recognition of 50- and 60-year members - September 24 at Hannah Flanagan's in Hendersonville, NC

 300 N. Main St, Hendersonville, 28792.

We will kick off our 2013-2014 season with our traditional September meeting recognizing our 50- and 60-year members. In addition to hearing anecdotes from our honorees, Dr. Carl Kohrt, Interim President of Furman University will be our featured speaker. Dr. Kohrt is a Furman graduate who received his MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He went on to a storied career at Eastman Kodak, retiring as the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President. He then spent seven years as the President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute, one of the world’s largest non-profit R&D corporations.

 5:30-6:30 Executive Committee Meeting
6:00-6:30 Meet and greet
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:30 Dr Kohrt and Awards presentation

 Please RSVP by 5 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending. 

 50-year members
 60-year members
 Dr. Bruce M. Johnson Dr. Russell J. Diefendorf
 Dr. David P. Kuhlman Dr. James C. Fanning
 Dr. Edward M. Levine Dr. Alfred C. Glatz
 Mr. Bright A. Lowry Dr. Donald G. Manly
 Dr. Elaine H. Marten Mr. David A. Mathewes
 Dr. William S. Morrow 
 Mr. G. K. Smith 
 Mr. Dewitt B. Stone 

Summer Social - Greenville Drive Baseball on July 21

Summer is at its peak and while your local ACS Section is pretty quiet this time of year, we would like to invite you to gather with your fellow chemists for a casual outing to see the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field. The game is scheduled for Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 PM against the Lexington Legends and you are encouraged to bring the entire family. We have a block of excellent seats reserved in section 102 behind 3rd base (see: http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20090521&content_id=4857962&sid=t428&vkey=team1). The sun will set behind us, so it will be a fine evening.

Summer is at its peak and while your local ACS Section is pretty quiet this time of year, we would like to invite you to gather with your fellow chemists for a casual outing to see the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field. The game is scheduled for Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 PM against the Lexington Legends and you are encouraged to bring the entire family. We have a block of excellent seats reserved in section 102 behind 3rd base. The sun will set behind us, so it will be a fine evening. 

Chemistry will not be the focus of this particular event, though there may be some informal physics discussions! Food and beverages may be purchased separately from the concession stands. If you would like to join us please send an email to WCACS2013@gmail.com and let us know how many tickets you will need. Tickets are $8 each and we we will need a head count no later than Monday, July 8 at 7 PM. We pay for the tickets in advance, so please honor your reservations.

Directions to Fluor Field and a parking map can be found here 

 

April 2013 Meeting - Tuesday April 16 at Furman University

 The annual WCACS Spring Awards Dinner and Poster Session will be held Tuesday, April 16 at Furman University, Townes Science Center. Beginning at 5:00 PM, undergraduate students from the Section’s Colleges and Universities will be setting up posters highlighting their research activities. We will have a meal beginning at 6:30 with an awards presentation at 7:30. We will recognize not only one outstanding senior chemistry major from each of the schools, but also the top performing high school students from the 2013 Chemistry Olympiad. Finally, we will also announce and recognize the winner of the 2013 WCACS Award for Excellence in High School Teaching.

 

March 2013 Meeting - Tuesday March 12 at the Campus Life Center USC Upstate

The March meeting will take place in the Ballroom on the third floor of the Campus Life Center (Building K on this campus map).  Suggested parking options are given in this map.

 Directions to USC Upstate 

 From U.S. 176: Use Exit 22, Valley Falls Road. At the top of either ramp, turn LEFT on to Valley Falls Road. Proceed to North Campus Boulevard. Turn right on to North Campus Boulevard.

From Business I-85 North: Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the four-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight on North Campus Boulevard.

From Business I-85 South: Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for about ½ mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus.
From Business I-85 South: Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for about ½ mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus.
 
 From I-85: continue to use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Then use Exit 22 to Valley Falls Road as above.

Once on campus, turn onto Hodge Dr. (there is only one way to turn, no matter how you come to campus), and turn in to either the second or third parking lot on your right (labeled P on the map).  The CLC is adjacent to both of these areas.


Chemicals in Your Products – Challenges and Opportunities

Julie Panko, Principal Health Scientist

 ChemRisk, Pittsburgh PA

It is estimated that more than 95% of all products in commerce are enabled by chemistry. Industries such as building materials, household products, toys, apparel, automotive supplies, electronics and many others make wide use of chemicals to achieve the performance and benefits we expect as society.  Yet, product manufacturers are under increasing pressure to identify and eliminate chemicals that pose human and ecological risks from their products. This presentation will provide some examples of product chemical risk evaluations, highlight the importance of supply chain communication and provide a look into the crystal ball regarding future chemical challenges.

 About our speaker

 Ms. Panko is a Principal Health Scientist with the consulting firm ChemRisk.  She has 25 years of experience in conducting and managing a wide variety of environmental and occupational health risk assessments and is a certified industrial hygienist.  A large portion of her practice is dedicated to the evaluation of chemical risks from industrial, commercial and consumer products.  Some of these have included product lines such as paints and coatings, adhesives, tires, arts and crafts, beauty care, and many industrial process chemicals. Ms. Panko and her colleagues at ChemRisk are pioneering the use of chemical footprinting as a tool to evaluate chemical risks associated with a product throughout its lifecycle, and provide a transparent and scientific method for evaluating chemical substitutes.

February 2013 Meeting - Thursday February 8 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Clemson University

The February meeting will take place at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Patrick Square, 100 Thomas Green Blvd. (578 Issaqueena Trail), Clemson, SC 2963.
 
 
 Order of Events:
5:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (OLLI, Room TBD)
6:30 pm Dinner (OLLI, Room TBD; Friends Café Catering, menu & pricing forthcoming)
7:30 pm Lecture (OLLI, Room TBD) 

Please RSVP by Friday February 1, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address, how many will be attending and if student or high school teacher status is applicable.  

Please check the WCACS website (http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/) for updated information. 

Abstract: 
Over the past decade there has been extended interest in the use of magnetic nanoparticles for both imaging and therapeutic applications in medicine.  Key to the success of these opportunities is the preparation of well characterized materials with tailored magnetic, thermal, colloidal, and bio-interaction properties.  To address these issues we have focused our efforts on three distinct areas in this problem: 1.) Nanoparticle synthesis and morphology, 2.) Surface-ligand interfaces, and 3.) Specialized surface moieties for additional imaging, therapy, and targeting.  In addition to these aspects of material design, issues of colloidal stability and magnetic relaxitivity, potential of low cost nano-patterning, and issues related to the environmental transport of these functionalized materials will be discussed.   

 5:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (OLLI, The Gathering Room)
 
 6:30 pm Dinner (OLLI, Cheezem Education Center Auditorium; Friends Café Catering, $16 members, $8 students)
 
Menu:
Appetizers: Hummus with pita, Dolme (Rice Garlic Mint, and Spices, Wrapped in Grape Leaves)
Entrees: Chicken Kabobs and Shish Kabobs
Rice (white) and Addas Polo (Basmati Rice with lentils, caramelized onion, raisins, and spices)
Mixed steamed vegetables
Vegetable lasagne (Spinach, mushrooms, and three cheeses)
Dessert: Persian Cheesecake
Beverage: Sweet tea, unsweet tea, water

 Menu:
Appetizers: Hummus with pita, Dolme (Rice Garlic Mint, and Spices, Wrapped in Grape Leaves)
 Entrees: Chicken Kabobs and Shish Kabobs
 Rice (white) and Addas Polo (Basmati Rice with lentils, caramelized onion, raisins, and spices)
 Mixed steamed vegetables
 Dessert: Persian Cheesecake
 Beverage: Sweet tea, unsweet tea, water
Vegetable lasagne (Spinach, mushrooms, and three cheeses)

 7:30 pm Lecture (OLLI, Cheezem Education Center Auditorium)
 
Multifunctional metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: particle synthesis, hetero-bifunctional polymers, interface design, and biomedical applications
 
Dr. O. Thompson Mefford
 Clemson University

 
 Over the past decade there has been extended interest in the use of magnetic nanoparticles for both imaging and therapeutic applications in medicine.  Key to the success of these opportunities is the preparation of well characterized materials with tailored magnetic, thermal, colloidal, and bio-interaction properties.  To address these issues we have focused our efforts on three distinct areas in this problem: 1.) Nanoparticle synthesis and morphology, 2.) Surface-ligand interfaces, and 3.) Specialized surface moieties for additional imaging, therapy, and targeting.  In addition to these aspects of material design, issues of colloidal stability and magnetic relaxitivity, potential of low cost nano-patterning, and issues related to the environmental transport of these functionalized materials will be discussed.
 
Please RSVP by Monday February 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address, how many will be attending and if student or high school teacher status is applicable.

January 2013 Meeting - Tuesday January 8 at Michelin Conference Center

 

The January meeting will be, a joint meeting between WCACS and the Western South Carolina local section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and will be held at the Michelin Conference Center, 515 Michelin Road, Greenville SC 29605.

Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending.  
Time:    17:00 (executive committee meeting) 
             18:30 (dinner $16, Catering by Bagatelle) 
             19:30 (seminar) 

Location: Michelin Conference Center (see attached directions)
                517 Michelin Road 
               Greenville, SC 29605 

Please RSVP by January 4, 2013 to:  wcacs2013@gmail.com or call  864-422-4649 and leave your name, contact number or email address and how many will be attending
 
Hot Topics in R&D at Milliken and Company
Dr. Keith Keller
 
Milliken & Company is one of the largest privately held textile and chemical companies in the world as well as an international manufacturer of a broad range of chemicals, packaging materials, and textile products, whose rich history of technological innovation has resulted in more than 2,200 patents.    A brief overview of some of the ongoing research areas and new products at Milliken, spanning target applications from digital printing of carpet to fiber reinforced composites, will be presented.  This will be followed by a more in-depth discussion of some of our recent efforts in creating new flame retarded textiles for protective apparel in both military and civilian work wear applications.