2017 Oesper Symposium Schedule Friday, November 17, 2017, 400 B-C TUC

9:00-9:10 a.m. Tom Beck, Head, Dept. of Chemistry
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Session Chair: Hairong Guan

9:10-9:50 a.m. Anna Gudmundsdottir, University of Cincinnati
"Photosalient vinyl azide crystals: How does the crystal lattice control their movements?"
9:50-10:30 a.m. David Modarelli, The University of Akron
"Photochemistry in Self-Assembled Complexes"

Break (10:30-10:50 a.m.)

Session Chair:
Neil Ayres

10:50-11:30 a.m.

John Toscano, Johns Hopkins University
"Chemistry and Biology of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and Related Hydropersulfides (RSSH)"
11:30-12:10 p.m. Elisa Leyva, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
"Synthesis, Photochemistry and Thermochemistry of Aryl Azides"

Break for lunch (12:10-2:00 p.m.)

Session Chair: James Mack

2:00-2:40 p.m. James "Ned" Jackson, Michigan State University
"AMHB: (Anti)aromaticity-Modulated Hydrogen Bonding: Modulation of Associations and Reactions"
2:40-3:20 p.m. Dina Merrer, Barnard College
"Carbene Whisperers: What Carbene Additions to Strained Bonds Tell Us About Reactivity"
3:20-4:00 p.m. Chris Hadad, Ohio State University
"Developing Therapeutic Approaches against Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Break (4:00-4:20 p.m)

4:25 p.m.
Introduction of Oesper Awardee: Anna Gudmundsdottir
4:30 - 5:20 p.m. Matthew Platz, University of Hawaii Hilo
"Fifty Years of Carbene Chemistry: A Personal Perspective"
5:30-7 p.m. Poster Session & Reception (see Call for Submissions)
TUC Great Hall
7-8 p.m. ACS Banquet (Reservations are required)
TUC Great Hall
8 p.m. Award Presentation, Announcements & After-dinner Speaker
Raymond Goodrich, Colorado State University
"Improving Blood Safety on a Global Basis: A Thirty-Plus Year Journey with Dr. Matthew Platz"