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Jasinski Hits 600

Professor Jerry Jasinski (Chemistry) has reached another milestone in his long academic career at Keene State. In collaboration with many regional, national and international colleagues, he has now co-authored over 600 research papers in major refereed scientific journals related to his work focused on the X-ray crystallography and structure of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules.

In conjunction with the recent acquisition of a new state-of-the-art CCD single crystal X-ray diffractometer system from a National Science Foundation grant, he has extended his research activities to directly include KSC undergraduate students as well as faculty and students from several New England Colleges (Dartmouth, Middlebury, Williams, St. Anselm’s, Clark, UMASS-Boston, UMSS-Dartmouth, Fairfield, University of New Hampshire), regionally (Howard and Catholic Universities) and with significant collaborations globally. These include faculty and students from India (Universities of Banaras Hindu, Bharathidasan, Lovely Professional, Government Arts College for Women, Mysore, Mangalore, IIT-Deli, IIT-Bombay, Guru Nanak Dev, Jain, JIWAJI- Gwailor, Manipur, Punjab-Chandigarh, U.B.D.T. College of Engineering), Iran (Mashhad), Pakistan (Allama Iqbql Open University), Senegal (Faculate des Sciences et Techniques), South Africa (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Turkey (Earciyes), Venezuela (Universidad Simon Bolivar) and the West Indies (Cave Hill). His Fulbright-Nehru scholarship to India during the Fall 2013 semester significantly increased his international exposure and productivity.

In this venue, KSC undergraduates become directly involved as collaborators and enhance their professional exposure by allowing them to share data, computational tools and ideas related to projects of synthetic, biological and pharmaceutical interest. They advance communication skills by becoming directly involved in these projects and become co-authors on major research papers. These opportunities pave the way toward selective entrance into quality graduate schools or positions in science related industry or as science teachers in a most competitive world. Over the past 30 years KSC undergraduates have co-authored nearly 200 of these papers. Over the past six years Professor Jasinski has co-authored 40-60 papers a year.

Listed below are examples of the work put forth by Jasinski and his research students in the past year or so (asterisks indicate KSC student co-authors):

Synthesis, characterization of (3E)-1-(6-chloro-2-methyl-4-phenyl quinolin-3-Yl)-3-aryl prop-2-en-1-ones through IR, NMR, single crystal X-ray diffraction and insights into their electronic structure using DFT calculations, Sarveswari S; Srikanth A; Vijayakumar V; Murugan N Arul; Jasinski Jerry P; Beauchesne Hanna C; Jarvis Ethan E, Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy (2015), 136 Pt B 1010-7.

Synthesis of (3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione) (triphenylphosphine)-copper(I) bromide with a new coordination core of Cu(I), Lobana, Tarlok Singh; Rani, Anu; *Butt, Yasha N.; Jasinski, Jerry P., From Journal of Sulfur Chemistry (2015), 36(3), 251-256.

Synthesis and properties of the strained alkene perfluorobicyclo[2.2.0]hex-1(4)-ene, Junk Christopher P; He Yigang; Zhang Yin; Smith Joshua R; Gleiter Rolf; Kass Steven R; Jasinski Jerry P; Lemal David M. The Journal of Organic Chemistry (2015), 80(3), 1523-32. Self-assembling triazolophanes: from croissants through donuts to spherical vesicles, Haridas V; Sapala Appa Rao; Jasinski Jerry P., Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England) (2015), 51(32), 6905-8,

Reactivity of thiazolidine-2-thione towards CuI/CuII: Synthesis and structures of [3-(2-thiazolin-2-yl)thiazolidine-2-thione]copper(I) bromide and [bis(2,2’-bipyridine)nitratocopper(II)] nitrate, Lobana, Tarlok S.; Rani, Anu; Jassal, Amanpreet K.; Jasinski, Jerry P., Journal of Chemical Sciences (Bangalore, India) (2015), 127(1), 149-153.

Crystal structure of N-(propan-2-ylcarbamothioyl)benzamide, Jasinski, Jerry P.; Akkurt, Mehmet; Mohamed, Shaaban K.; Gad, Mohamed A.; Albayati, Mustafa R., Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(1), o56-o57.

Crystal structure of 4-[1-(2-hydroxypropyl)-4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl]benzoic acid, Jasinski, Jerry P.; Mohamed, Shaaban K.; Akkurt, Mehmet; Abdelhamid, Antar A.; Albayati, Mustafa R., Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(2), o77-o78.

Crystal structure of 3-benzoyl-2-[(5-bromo-2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylidene)amino]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophene, Kaur, Manpreet; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Yathirajan, H. S.; Glidewell, Christopher; Byrappa, K., Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(2), 176-179.

Crystal structure of 2-chloro-3-(dimethoxymethyl)-6-methoxyquinoline, Chandrika, Nanjappa; Suresha Kumara, Tholappanavara H.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; *Millikan, Sean P.; Yathirajan, Hemmige S.; Glidewell, Christopher, Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(5), o364-o365.

Crystal structure of (E)-2-fluorobenzaldehyde (pyridin-2-yl)hydrazine, Sowmya, Haliwana B. V.; Suresha Kumara, Tholappanavara H.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; *Millikan, Sean P.; Glidewell, Christopher, Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(5), o362-o363.

An unusual hydroxy-substituted mononuclear nickel(II) complex with a tetradentate Schiff base: Synthesis, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, crystallography, DNA binding, and theoretical investigation, Gupta, Sushil K.; Anjana, Chanda; Sen, Neha; Butcher, Ray J.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Golen, James A., Polyhedron (2015), 89, 219-231.

Metal derivatives of N-substituted imidazolidine-2-thiones with d10 metal ions (Zn-Hg): Synthesis, spectroscopy, ESI-mass and structures, Lobana, Tarlok S.; Sandhu, Amanpreet K.; Jassal, Amanpreet K.; Hundal, Geeta; Mahajan, R. K.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Butcher, Ray J., Polyhedron (2015), 87, 17-27.

Synthesis, crystal structure, molecular docking and antimicrobial evaluation of new pyrrolo[3,2-c]pyridine derivatives, Jose, Gilish; Suresha Kumara, T. H.; Nagendrappa, Gopalpur; Sowmya, H. B. V.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; *Millikan, Sean P.; More, Sunil S.; Janardhan, Bhavya; Harish, B. G.; Chandrika, N., Journal of Molecular Structure (2015), 1081, 85-95.

Synthesis, Crystal Structures and DFT Calculations of Two Schiff Base Derivatives of (2-Amino-5-ethyl-thiophen-3-yl)-(2-chloro-phenyl)-methanone, Kaur, Manpreet; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Anderson, Brian J.; Yathirajan, Hemmige S.; Byrappa, K., Journal of Chemical Crystallography (2015), 45(4), 193-201.

The crystal structures of three clozapinium salts: different molecular configurations, and supramolecular assembly in one, two and three dimensions, Kaur, Manpreet; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Yathirajan, Hemmige S.; Kavitha, Channappa N.; Glidewell, Christopher, Acta Crystallographica, Section E: Crystallographic Communications (2015), 71(4), 406-413.

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