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Jasinski Fulbright Update

From Jerry P. Jasinski, Chemistry:

As an update to my Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship to the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India, entitled “A Scientifically Oriented Cultural Exchange Focused X-ray Crystallography,” I would like to offer the following information after being here for the past 6 weeks. Shortly after my arrival at the University of Mysore, I was invited to give the Inaugural Address at the inaugural Function of the Chemical Society at the Department of Sciences in Chemistry. The topic of my talk was “X-ray Crystallography” and given to over 200 attendees. At the end of the talk I was honored by the Honorable Vice Chancelor, Prof. K.S. Rangappa and showered with several very unique gifts. Following this presentation, I gave a series of 3 additional weekly lecture/seminars to the faculty and students on various aspects of X-ray Crystallography including demonstrations of the X-ray crystallographic software used to solve and refine single crystal x-ray structures.

During this timeframe, I was invited as the Chief Guest to give invited lecture/seminars on the basic concepts of X-ray crystallography to the Maharani’s Science College for Women (about 100 attendees), Yuvaraja’s College of the University of Mysore (about 100 attendees), two lectures at the Materials Science Department of the University of Mysore (about 75 attendees) and the Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore (about 75 attendees).

Also, during late October and early November, I will be making a whirlwind tour of India visiting the Chemistry Departments of five Universities as their chief guest, of my many on-going collaborators for 4-5 days each, giving lectures on X-ray Crystallography and interacting with the faculty and students at each of these major Universities as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Department of Chemistry, Hauz Khas, New Delhi (Professor Jai Singh
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Department of Chemistry, Amritsar, Punjab,India (Professor Tarlok Lobana)
  • Punjab University, Center of Advanced Studies, Chandigrah, Punjab, India (Professor KK Bhasin)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Department of Chemistry, Powai, Mumbai, India (Professor H.B Singh)

In this regard, I have also been invited to be a guest speaker at ICIACS 2013, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Areas with Chemical Sciences, 30 Oct -1 Nov 2013. The topic of my presentation will be “Structure and DFT Calculations of some new Thiosemicarbazone Compounds”. I have attached a brochure and Technical Program describing this International conference.

Also during this timeframe as the chief guest of my host, Professor H.S. Yathirajan, and his research group, I have been able to train three of his graduate students in the use and application of the software used to solve and refine X-ray crystal structures (OLEX2). In working with this group and with my other collaborators, globally, we have been successful in coauthoring the following peer-reviewed research papers or submitted papers over the past 6 weeks:

Desvenlafaxinium chloranilate ethyl acetate solvate, Kaur, Manpreet, Jasinski, Jerry P, Butcher, Ray J, Yathirajan, HS and Byrappa, K, (2013), Acta Crystallographica Section E: 69(10), o1556–o1557.

N-(1,3-Benzothiazol-2-yl)acetamide, Prakash S Nayak, B. Narayana, Jerry P. Jasinski, H. S. Yathirajan and Manpreet Kaur, (2013), Acta Crystallographica Section E: 69(11), o1622.

3-Imidazol-1-yl-propyl-ammonium picrate, Yamuna, TS, Jasinski, Jerry P, Duff, Courtney E, Yathirajan, HS and Kaur, M., (2013) Acta Crystallographica Section E: 69 (10), o1572–o1573.

Solvent free synthesis, crystal studies, docking studies and antibacterial properties of some novel fluorinated pyridazinone derivatives, Sowmya, HBV, Suresha Kumara, TH, Nagendrappa, G, Jasinski, Jerry P, Millikan, Sean P, Jose, Gilish, Dileep, R and Sujan Ganapathy, PS, Journal of Molecular Structure {2013) Elsevier, in press.

Manganese (III)-mediated oxidative radical addition of malonates to 2-cyanoindoles}, Lopchuk, Justin M and Montgomery, William L and Jasinski, Jerry P and Gorjifard, Sayeh and Gribble, Gordon W, (2013) Tetrahedron Letters, Elsevier, in press.

1-Acetyl-4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)piperazine, Channappa N. Kavitha, Jerry P. Jasinski, Brian J. Anderson, H.S. Yathirajana and Manpreet Kaura, (2013), Acta Crystallographica Section E, Submitted.

Bis-[1-(benzo[1,3]dioxol-5-yl-methyl)piperazinyl]methane, Channappa N. Kavitha, Jerry P. Jasinski, Brian J. Anderson, H.S. Yathirajan and Manpreet Kaur, (2013), Acta Crystallographica Section E, Submitted.

4-[(3-Fluoro-4-methylphenyl)amino]-2-methylidene-4-oxobutanoic acid, Prakash S Nayak, B. Narayana, Jerry P. Jasinski, H.S. Yathirajan and Manpreet Kaur, (2013), Acta Crystallographica Section E, Submitted.

Ethyl 6-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-oxocyclohex- 3-ene-1-carboxylate, M. Sapnakumari, B. Narayana, H.S. Yathirajan, Jerry P. Jasinski and Ray J. Butcher, Acta Crystallographica Section E, Submitted.

Also, all has not been just work and no play, I have been able to visit and go through the giant palace complex in Mysore (75 acres of a Palace and temples), the Brindavan Garden sight at the base of huge dam providing electricity and water for a large part of southern India, the Chamundi hills temple, and the Mysore Museum to mention a few of the spectacular places to see in this area.

Jerry Jasinski

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