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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Senator Avella presents QC with a $2M grant for renovating Remsen chemistry labs

Hot Off the Press [Recent research publications from our faculty]

  • Jang group: "Generalized master equation ..." (2014) Phys. Rev. Lett. 113: 188102
    "Can the ring polymer molecular..." (2014) J. Chem. Phys. 140: 154103
    "Generalized Forster resonance energy transfer" (2014) in Quantum Effects in Biology, Cambridge University Press, UK
    "Open quantum system approaches to biological systems" (2014) in Quantum Effects in Biology, Cambridge University Press, UK

  • Saffran group: "Induction of direct repeat recombination by psoralen-DNA adducts in Saccharomyces cerevisiae:..." (2014DNA Repair 21:87-96​

  • Kumar group: "Studies on quantitative phosphopeptide ...." (2014) Rapid Commun. Mass Sp. 28: 2621-9
    "Development of a highly potent, selective, and cell-active inhibitor ..." (2014) Chem. commun. DOI:10.1039/C4CC04037F
  • Liu group: "Collision dynamics of protonated N-acetyl.." (2014) J.Phys.Chem. B 118: 3844-52
    "Direct dynamics simulation of the activation..." (2014J.Phys.Chem. A 118: 2228-36

  • Mirkin group: “carbon pipette-based Electrochemical ...” (2014Anal. Chem. 86:3365-72
    “Nucleation and growth of mercury on Pt nanoelectrodes...” (2014Chem. Sci. 5: 189-194

  • Chen group: "Synthesis of Dibenzocyclohepten-5-ones..."(2014) J. Org. Chem.79:3452-64
    "Synthesis of 1-Aminoisoquinolines ..." (2013) J. Org. Chem. 78: 2579-88

  • Rotenberg Group:"Phosphorylation of a-tubulin by protein kinase C...." (2014) Cytoskeleton 71, 257-72

  • Subramaniam group: "Regioselective alkylation reactions..." (2014) Tet. Lett. 55:4386-9
    "NMR Spec.: Atropisomeric ..."(2013) J. Org. Chem. 78: 8028-36  
  • Engel group: "Cyclic phosphonium ionic ..." (2014) Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 10: 271-275. 
    "Antimicrobial Surfaces" (2013) (CA patent# 2481199 - Feb 5, 2013)

  • Samuni group: "Pro-oxidative synergic bactericidal effect of NO..." (2014) Free Radic. Biol.Med. 67:248-254.
    "Synthesis, DNA binding..." (2013Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 23: 5086-90

  • Gafney group: “Photocat Conversion of CO2 ..." (2013J. Phys. Chem. A 117: 12268-79
    "Ligand Initiated Self-Assembly of Pt and Ir Nanoparticles about Ru(II) Diimines in Room Temperature Fluid Solution" (2013) J. Phys. Chem. C 117: 1925–1934

  • Baker group: "Comment on Mono- and ..." (2013) Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.15: 696-7
     "Bonding in sodium chloride nanotubes...“ (2013J. Phys. Chem. C. 117: 25742-7 
  • Hersh Group:  "A Non-Karplus Effect: Evidence from Phosphorus Heterocycles and DFT Calculations of the Dependence of Vicinal Phosphorus-Hydrogen NMR Coupling Constants on Lone-Pair Conformation," (2012) J. Org. Chem.  77: 4968-4979

Recent Awards:

Thomas Sangiorgi recognized as Dailynews' Hometown Hero in Education on Sep. 17, 2014

$2M grant from Senator Avella to renovate science lab

QC Students Win Silver Medals at the 2014 LI-ACS challenge

Adjunct Prof. and QC alumni Thomas Sangiorgi received 2013 Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching

NSF Career Grants to Dr. Jianbo Liu and Dr. Seogjoo Jang

QC President's Innovative Teaching Project awarded to Prof. Uri Samuni

About the Department 
Queens College offers a number of options for pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has Bachelor of Arts, Master's, and Doctoral programs. We also have a four year BA/MA option and a track for students who want to concentrate on chemistry education.



 Office Information

Chair: Wilma Saffran
Dept. Office: Remsen 206
Phone: 718-997-4100, 4482 or 4191

General inquiries:
Ms. Linda Didomenick

PhD program in chemistry:
DECLARE A MAJOR: Click here for link. Fill the online form and bring it to dept. 
Undergraduate Program Advisors:
Profs. Cherice Evans, Gopal Subramaniam
Masters Program Advisors:
Profs. Arthur Baker, Wilma Saffran
Note: For transcript evaluation, major/minor advisement, please drop-off forms at the chem office. Set up appointment using the link above for program advisement.


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Scanning Electron Microscopy by A.J. Bard and M. Mirkin

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