Professional Conferences Where QCC Students Presented Their Research Works

2006 (164 presentations)

The 34th American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), Binghamton, NY, October 5-7, 2006.

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Marie Thomas; Tomasz Szreder; Robert Engel; James F. Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Comparing the physical properties of ionic liquids bearing chiral and achiral hydroxyl units”

Katherine Urena; Tomasz Szreder; James F. Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigating the physical properties of liquid ionic phosphates (LIPs)”

Kijana Kerr; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Tomasz Szreder; James F. Wishart, “Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids based on Dabco (Diazabicyclo-2,2,2-octane)”

Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Determination of Refractive Index Using Laser Pointer: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis”

Karina Bairamyan; Sabrina M. Song; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Determination of pKa of Carboxylic Acids Using 13C NMR Spectroscopy”

Alana Doonachar; Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Jun H. Shin; Gopal Subramaniam “Determination of the Isoelectric Points of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solutions Using 13C NMR Spectroscopy”

Steve DaSilva; D. M. Sarno “Nanofibers and Microspheres of Poly(o-toluidine)”

Vito Stabile; D. M. Sarno “Influence of Acid Concentration on the Formation of Polyaniline Nanofibers”

Ho-Chan Hwang; D. M. Sarno “Stability of Polyaniline Nanofibers Subjected to Dopant Cycling”

Isoken Igbinoghene, Kristina Foulias, Moni Chauhan, Bharati Balagam, Bhanu Chauhan, “Functionalization of 1,4 &1,2- Polybutadienes catalyzed with the lewis acid

Abhishek Roka, Moni Chauhan, Alok Sarkar, Bhanu Chauhan, “Highly Selective and Efficient Route to Silanols from Silanes”

Luis Vargas; Ralph Stephani; Renzo A. Samame "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: Anilinium Salt of the Chlorambucil Bisphosphonate"

N. Humala; Z. Zhao; J. Wang; D. MacGrogan; L. Ho; J. Suh; M. Thiyagarajan; G.M. Pasinetti; D. J. Lange; A. Voustianiouk; P. Svoronos “A Ketogenic Diet as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Interest in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Rosa P. Rosales; Saida Bibi; Ruel Desamero “Probing the Interaction Between the Enzyme Dihydropteridine Reductase (DHPR), It’s Cofactor and Ligands Using Spectroscopy Techniques”

A. Anwarzai; D. Gao; J. Gilligan “Binding of Protonated glycine with Water”

I. Igbinoghene; D. Gao; P. Svoronos; P. Schneider “pKa of Acetamide in Water”

V. Ling; G. Subramaniam; S. Karimi; D. Gao; P. Svoronos “Tautomerization of Acetylacetone”

J. Song; O. Chan; D. Gao“Structure of Glycine and Alanine”

I. Sultan; D. Gao“Heat of Formation of Ethanol”

L. Gomez; ; D. Gao P. Svoronos “Acidity of Acetonitrile in Water”

V. Ayala; D. Gao; P. Svoronos; P. Schneider “Computational Study of the SN2 Reaction of F- with CH3Cl”

B. Pascal; D. Gao“Optimization of Structure of Acetamide”

Dmitriy Rybitskiy; P. J. Irigoyen; P. Svoronos “Comparison of Caffeine Concentration of Different Type of Teas Utilizing HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)”

I. Sultan; P. Svoronos “Trace Analysis of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Domestic and Imported Food”


The Summer Poster Session of the Office of Educational Programs, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, August 11-12, 2006.

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Marie Thomas; Tomasz Szreder; Robert Engel; James F. Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Comparing the physical properties of ionic liquids bearing chiral and achiral hydroxyl units”

Katherine Urena; Tomasz Szreder; James F. Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigating the physical properties of liquid ionic phosphates (LIPs)”

Kijana Kerr; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Tomasz Szreder; James F. Wishart, “Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids based on Dabco (Diazabicyclo-2,2,2-octane)”


The 38th American Chemical Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), Hershey, PA, June 4-7, 2006.

Rashida Begum; John J. Gilligan “Quantitative Analysis of Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”

Chrystel Dol; John J. Gilligan “Determination of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether in Water by Headspace-Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Tiffany L. Cotier; John J. Gilligan “Environmental Analysis of New York City Lake Water by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Determination of Refractive Index Using Laser Pointer: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis”

Karina Bairamyan; Sabrina M. Song; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Determination of pKa of Carboxylic Acids Using 13C NMR Spectroscopy”

Alana Doonachar; Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Jun H. Shin; Gopal Subramaniam “Usage of 13C NMR Spectroscopy to Determine the Isoelectric Points of Amino Acids in Aqueous solutions”

Steve DaSilva; D. M. Sarno “Nanoscale Morphologies of Ring-Substituted Polyanilines”

Vito Stabile; D. M. Sarno “Selectivity of Polyaniline Nanofiber Morphology via Acid Concentration”

A. Anwarzai; J. Gilligan; D. Gao“Binding Free Energy of Amino Acids and Water”

I. Igbinoghene; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“Acidity Constant of N-Protonated Proline Methyl Ester”

V. Ling; S. Karimi; G. Subramaniam; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“Tautomerization of Heterocyclic Organic Molecules”

J. Song; O. Chan; D. Gao“Structure of Glycine in the Gas Phase and in Solution”

I. Sultan; D. Gao“Heat of Formation”

L. Gomez; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“Computation of the pKa Value of Acetonitrile in Aqueous Solution”

V. Ayala; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“Strain Energy”

B. Pascal; D. Gao“Structure of Acetamide”

Pagorn Chunmuang; Gopal Subramaniam; Sasan Karimi "Interaction of Cholorambucil Analogs with DNA"

Shazim Mobin; Sasan Karimi "Preparation and Reactions of Chiral 2-Oxazolinyloxy and 2-Imidazolinyloxy-Substituted Carbanions"

Abhishek Roka; Moni chauhan “Selective and high Yield Synthesis of Silanols through Pt-Nanocluster Catalysis”

Kristina Foulias, Moni Chauhan “A Highly Efficient One Pot Lewis Acid Catalyzed Route to Functional Polybutadienes”

Janie Quizhpi “Examination of the Chemoreceptor in Limulus Polyphemus Using a SEM”

Enyinne Liquori; Luis Vargas "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: reaction with Haloformate"

Katherine Urena; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Polarity Characteristics of Ionic Liquids”

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Pooja S. Agarkar; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigation of the Characteristics of Achiral and Chiral Ionic Liquids”

Hughton Walker; Kijana Kerr; Sofiya Penkhasova; Robert Engel; Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Ether and Hydroxyl Containing Ionic Liquids II”

Katya Eger; Martine Pericles; Raji Subramaniam; Patricia Schneider “Distribution of Periodontal Pathogens Among Asian Indians with Periodontal disease”

Rosa P. Rosales; Saida Bibi; Ruel Desamero “Probing the Interaction Between the Enzyme Dihydropteridine Reductase (DHPR), Cofactor and Inhibitors Using Spectroscopy techniques”

Dmitriy Rybitskiy; P. J. Irigoyen; P. Svoronos “Comparison of Caffeine Concentration of Different Type of Teas Utilizing HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)”

N. Humala; Z. Zhao; D. MacGrogan; L. Ho; J. Suh; M. Thiyagarajan; G.M. Pasinetti; J. Wang; A. Voustianiouk; D. J. Lange; P. Svoronos “A Ketogenic Diet as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Intervention in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

I. Sultan; P. Svoronos and Z. Huang “Trace Analysis of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Domestic and Imported Food”

Rafael Perez; Regina Sullivan; Susan Rotenberg “Murine Melanoma Cells Overexpressing a Kinase-Defective PKC Alpha Have Disorganized Actin Structure and Reduced Phosphorylation of MARCKS”


ACS Central Meeting and 39th Silicon Symposium, Frankenmuth, Michigan, May 16-20, 2006

Kristina Foulias, Moni Chauhan “Lewis Acid Catalyzed Hydrosilylation of 1,4 &1,2 –Polybutadienes


The 54th Undergraduate Research Symposium of the American Chemical Society-NY Section, St. John’s University, NY,April 29th, 2006.

Rashida Begum; John J. Gilligan “Quantitative Analysis of Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”

Chrystel Dol; John J. Gilligan “Determination of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether in Water by Headspace-Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Tiffany L. Cotier; John J. Gilligan “Environmental Analysis of New York City Lake Water by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements of Refractive Index Using Laser Pointer”

Karina Bairamyan; Sabrina M. Song; Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin “Usage of 13C NMR Spectroscopy to Determine the pKa of Carboxylic Acids in Aqueous Solutions”

Alana Doonachar; Sabrina M. Song; Karina Bairamyan; Jun H. Shin; Gopal Subramaniam “Determination of the Isoelectric Points of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solutions Using 13C NMR Spectroscopy”

N. Humala; P. Svoronos; Z. Zhao; D. J. Lange; A. Voustianiouk; D. MacGrogan; L. Ho; J. Suh; M. Thiyagarajan; J. Wang and G.M. Pasinetti “A Ketogenic Diet as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Intervention in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

D. Rybitskiy; P. J. Irigoyen; P. Svoronos “Comparison of Caffeine Concentration of Different Type of Teas Utilizing HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)”

I. Sultan; P. Svoronos and Z. Huang “Trace Analysis of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Domestic and Imported Food”

I. Ibinoghene; P. Svoronos; P. Schneider; D. Gao “The Acidity Constant of N-Protonated Proline Methyl Ester

L. Gomez; P. Svoronos; D. Gao “The Calculation of the pKa Value of Acetonitrile in Aqueous Solution”

V. Ayala; P. Schneider; P.Svoronos; D.Gao “Strain Energy”

A. Anwarzai; J. Gilligan; D. Gao“Computational and Experimental Binding Studies of Amino Acids and Water”

I. Igbinoghene; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Acidity Constant of Acetamide”

V. Ling; S. Karimi; G. Subramaniam; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Tautomerization of Heterocyclic Organic Molecules in Solution”

J. Song; D. Gao“The Structure of Glycine and an Intramolecular Proton Transfer Process in the Gas Phase and Solution”

I. Sultan; D. Gao“Computation of the Heat of Formation of Alcohols by Isodesmic Reactions”

L. Gomez; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Computation of the pKa Value of Carbon Acid Acetonitrile in Aqueous Solution”

O. Chan; D. Gao“Computational Study of the Conformational Analysis of Alanine”

V. Ayala; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Mechanistic Study of the SN2 Reaction of Fluoride with Methyl Chloride in the Gas Phase and in Solution”

B. Pascal; D. Gao“The Structure of Acetamide”

Katherine Urena; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Polarity Characteristics of Ionic Liquids”

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigation of the Characteristics of Achiral and Chiral Ionic Liquids”

Kijana Kerr; Hughton Walker; Sofiya Penkhasova; Robert Engel; Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Ether and Hydroxyl Containing Ionic Liquids II”

Shazim Mobin; Sasan Karimi "Preparation and Reactions of Chiral 2-Oxazolinyloxy and 2-Imidazolinyloxy-Substituted Carbanions"

Pagorn Chunmuang; Gopal Subramaniam; Sasan Karimi "Interaction of Cholorambucil Analogs with DNA"

S. Da Silva; D. M. Sarno “Ring-Substituted Polyaniline: Nanofibers and Microspheres”

H. Hwang; D. M. Sarno “Dopant Cycling to Prepare Conducting Polyaniline Nanofibers with Selected Diameter”

V. Stabile; D. M. Sarno “Effect of Acid Concentration on Morphologies of Polyaniline”

Enyinne Liquori; Luis Vargas; Ralph Stephani "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: reaction with Haloformate"

Renzo A. Samame; Luis Vargas; Ralph Stephani "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: Anilinium Salt of the Chlorambucil Bisphosphonate"

Abhishek Roka; Moni Chauhan “Synthesis of Silanols from Organosilanes catalyzed via Pt-nano clusters

Kristina Foulias, Moni Chauhan “Hydrosilylation of 1,4 &1,2 –Poly butadienes catalyzed with the Lewis Acid


The 2nd Annual QCC Honors Conference, QCC, NY, April 28, 2006.

Rashida Begum; John J. Gilligan “Quantitative Analysis of Hydrocarbons by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”

Chrystel Dol; John J. Gilligan “Determination of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether in Water by Headspace-Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Tiffany L. Cotier; John J. Gilligan “Environmental Analysis of New York City Lake Water by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”

Sabrina M. Song; Jun H. Shin “Qualitative and Quantitative Measurements of Refractive Index Using Laser Pointer”

Alana Doonachar; Jun H. Shin; Gopal Subramaniam “Determination of the Isoelectric Points of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solutions Using 13C NMR Spectroscopy”

Karina Bairamyan; Jun H. Shin “Usage of 13C NMR Spectroscopy to Determine the pKa Of Carboxylic Acids in Aqueous Solutions”

N. Humala; P. Svoronos; Z. Zhao; D. J. Lange; A. Voustianiouk; D. MacGrogan; L. Ho; J. Suh; M. Thiyagarajan; J. Wang and G.M. Pasinetti “A Ketogenic Diet as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Intervention in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

D. Rybitskiy; P. J. Irigoyen; P. Svoronos “Comparison of Caffeine Concentration of Different Type of Teas Utilizing HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)”

I. Sultan; P. Svoronos; Z. Huang “Trace Analysis of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Domestic and Imported Food”

I. Ibinoghene; P. Svoronos; P. Schneider; D. Gao “The Acidity Constant of N-Protonated Proline Methyl Ester

L. Gomez; P. Svoronos; D. Gao “The Calculation of the pKa Value of Acetonitrile in Aqueous Solution”

V. Ayala; P. Schneider; P.Svoronos; D.Gao “Strain Energy”

A. Anwarzai; J. Gilligan; D. Gao“Computational and Experimental Binding Studies of Amino Acids and Water”

I. Igbinoghene; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Acidity Constant of Acetamide”

V. Ling; S. Karimi; G. Subramaniam; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Tautomerization of Heterocyclic Organic Molecules in Solution”

J. Song; D. Gao“The Structure of Glycine and an Intramolecular Proton Transfer Process in the Gas Phase and Solution”

I. Sultan; D. Gao“Computation of the Heat of Formation of Alcohols by Isodesmic Reactions”

L. Gomez; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Computation of the pKa Value of Carbon Acid Acetonitrile in Aqueous Solution”

O. Chan; D. Gao,“Computational Study of the Conformational Analysis of Alanine”

V. Ayala; P. Schneider; P. Svoronos; D. Gao“The Mechanistic Study of the SN2 Reaction of Fluoride with Methyl Chloride in the Gas Phase and in Solution”

B. Pascal; D. Gao“The Structure of Acetamide from Computations and Experiments”

Katherine Urena; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Polarity Characteristics of Ionic Liquids”

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigation of the Characteristics of Achiral and Chiral Ionic Liquids”

Kijana Kerr; Hughton Walker; Sofiya Penkhasova; Robert Engel; Sharon I. Lall-Ramnarine “Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Ether and Hydroxyl Containing Ionic Liquids II”

Shazim Mobin; Sasan Karimi "Preparation and Reactions of Chiral 2-Oxazolinyloxy and 2-Imidazolinyloxy-Substituted Carbanions"

Pagorn Chunmuang; Gopal Subramaniam; Sasan Karimi "Interaction of Cholorambucil Analogs with DNA"

S. Da Silva; D. M. Sarno “Nanofibers and Microspheres from Ring-Substituted Polyaniline”

H. Hwang; D. M. Sarno “Selection of Polyaniline Nanofiber Diameter by Dopant Cycling”

V. Stabile; D. M. Sarno “The Effects of Acid Concentration on Polyaniline Nanofiber Morphology”

Enyinne Liquori; Luis Vargas; Ralph Stephani "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: reaction with Haloformate"

Renzo A. Samame; Luis Vargas; Ralph Stephani "Reactivity of Tris(trimethylsilylphosphite) TMSP: Anilinium Salt of the Chlorambucil Bisphosphonate"

Kristina Foulias; Moni Chauhan “Antimatter

Abhishek Roka; Moni Chauhan “Nano Cluster Catalyzed Synthesis of Silanols

Asef Anwarzia; Moni Chauhan “Lasers

David Shyu Guang-Horng; Moni Chauhan “Free Radicals and Advanced Glycation End Products”

Jin Bakalis; Moni Chauhan “Teflon”

Steve Da Silva; Moni Chauhan “The Properties of Liquid Crystals”

Katya Eger; Moni Chauhan “The Chemistry of Shampoo”

Pagorn Chunmuang; Moni Chauhan “Carbon Allotropes”

Bing Hu; Moni Chauhan “Antioxidants, Nature and Chemistry”

Isoken Igbinoghene; Moni Chauhan “Electrochemical Fuel Cells”

Vito Stabile; Moni Chauhan “Plymers”

Sheryl Ferreira; Moni Chauhan “Thermodynamics of Heat Engines”

Alana Doonachar; Moni Chauhan “Energy, Calories and Their Importance to the Human Body”

Tiffany Cotier; Moni Chauhan “Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry”

Yu Ha; Moni Chauhan “Fossil Fuels”

Vanessa Jean; Moni Chauhan “Electroplating of Metals”

Karina Bairamyan; Moni Chauhan “Blood and Buffers”

Win Kan Chiu; Moni Chauhan “Nanotechnology, the Promising Future for the Treatment of Cancer”

Jessica Clavell; Moni Chauhan “Current Chronometric Dating Methods”

Mary Kwon; Moni Chauhan “Chirality and its Affect on Bioactivity”

Sabrina Song; Moni Chauhan “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”

Corina Wong; Moni Chauhan “Fireworks”

Vito Stabile; Moni Chauhan “The Effects of Acid Concentration on Polyaniline Nanofiber Morphology”

A. Blades; S. Svoronos, “Crack Cocaine

B. Reinertsen-Hotzoglou; S. Svoronos “Obesity

B. Patel; S. Svoronos “Effects of Alcohol

Y. Jin; S. Svoronos Global Warming

T. Goni; S. Svoronos “Nature of Carbon and its Significance

T. Kim; S. Svoronos “How Soap Works

R. M. Topal; S. Svoronos “Biochemical Connections of Diabetes”

O. Ogunsakin; S. Svoronos “The Scoop on Hot Peppers

M. Hampsten; S. Svoronos “Controversial and Non-Controversial Prescription Drugs”

K. Lin; S. Svoronos “Oxidation-Reduction

C. Estevez; S. Svoronos “Rubber”

C. Alcaide; S. Svoronos Steroids”

D. Gomez; S. Svoronos “Leafs”


The 14th Annual State Wide CSTEP Student Conference: Journeys Beyond Excellence, Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY, April 21-23, 2006.

Katherine Urena; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Polarity Characteristics of common ionic liquids” First place poster recipient.

Kijana Kerr; Marie Thomas; Tomasz Szreder; James Wishart; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Caffeinated ionic liquids”


The 6th Annual Arizona More Graduate Education at Mountain States Alliance Student Research Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 21, 2006.

Jasmine Hatcher; Leah Rothman; Marie Thomas; Robert Engel; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Investigation of the characteristics of achiral and chiral ionic liquids”


Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society Queens College Chapter Twentieth Annual Research Day, Queens, NY, March 30, 2006.

Hughton Walker; Sofiya Penkhasova; Kijana Kerr; Robert Engel; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine “Synthesis, characterization and applications of ether and hydroxyl containing ionic liquids II”

Leah Rothman; Jasmine Hatcher; Laura Friedman; Pooja Agarkar; Marie Thomas; Sharon Lall-Ramnarine; Robert Engel “Synthesis and characterization of chiral ionic liquids II”

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