For his contributions to the field of anion spectroscopy, including the application of photoelectron imaging for probing molecular electronic structures and their transformations in chemical reactions, and the development of practical models for the analysis of photoelectron angular distributions as signatures of molecular orbitals, Andrei Sanov has been elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society. Congratulations, Andrei.
Professor Jon T. Njardarson along with graduate students Isaac Chogii, Pradipta Das and Kevin A. Scott as well as undergraduate student Mark N. Crawford report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society a new asymmetric anion-accelerated amino-Cope reaction (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13141).
The UA Chemistry Club (SMACS) recently hosted an exciting Semester Magic Show, dazzling an audience of approximately 50, young and old from all over the Tucson Community, with a barrage of chemical phenomena. We had fires big and small (mostly big), chilling displays of dry ice and liquid nitrogen, and a “magic” disappearing trick featuring a pinata hat! From the bright flame of magnesium reacting with dry ice to the cool chemiluminescence of luminol, we tried to make sure our show had something for everyone.