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.
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.
The October meeting will held at the Michelin Conference Center, 515 Michelin Road, Greenville SC 29605.
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
7:30-8:30 Dr Kohrt and Awards presentation
Please RSVP by 5 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.