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5th Bi-Annual John Eisch Lectureship in Organic Synthesis to take place on April 8, 2016. Professor Bob Crabtree from the Department of Chemistry at Yale Univeristy with be speaking.

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Justin Sambur, a 2006 BS Honors graduate in Chemistry at Binghamton University, was highlighted in a recent issue of C&E News for his recent research “reactivity hot spots” on catalytic surfaces.

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Stan Whittingham has been named a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate for his pioneering research on the lithium battery.

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Brian Callahan's research into hedgehog proteins could lead to improved treatments for cancer.

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Rising 6th Graders got hands-on exposure to Science careers at Binghamton University this summer.

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Christof Grewer receives major NSF grant to study glutamate transport.

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Wayne E. Jones Jr. has been named the NERM 2015 awardee of the E. Ann Nalley Northeast Region Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society

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Student Athlete Agatha Ambrozy Inducted into National College Athlete Honor Society

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Chemistry Dept Graduate Student earn University Excellence Awards for their work.

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Graduate student, Francis Osonga’s work on lead removal was selected as the cover page for the recent edition of Environmental processes and Impact.

This work demonstrates the application of water soluble Quercetin pentaphosphate (QPP), a derivative of quercetin, for the detection and immobilization of Pb2+ from water and soil samples. QPP; naturally-derived showed over 91% efficiency indicating effective immobilization of Pb (II) ions from Binghamton University water and soil samples. This approach does not require the use of organic solvents or the disposal of large amounts of sludge. Once complexed with lead, QPP may not release phosphate to cause any secondary pollution.

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Last Updated: 4/4/16