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Chemistry Faculty, Students Present at American Chemical Society Expo

Michelle Leatherwood and Fatin Jweinat also presented the SMACS (Student Members of the American Chemical Society) chapter poster, “Belmont Student Members Show the Community that Science is Fun.”

Belmont Chemistry faculty Dr. Rachel Rigsby and Dr. Alison Moore, along with six Belmont University students, attended the American Chemical Society’s 245th National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, La.  The conference took place on April 7-11, with over 15,000 chemists, academics, students and other professionals in attendance.  The focus of the meeting was the chemistry of energy and food in our society. Five Belmont students presented undergraduate research posters:

Logan Books:  “Determining Chemical Compounds in the Mint Plant Blephilia Ciliata”
Michelle Leatherwood:  “Redox Reactions of a Schiff-base Copper (II) Complex”
Dviti Mody:  “Antioxidants and Polyphenol Activity: It’s Getting Hot”
Soham Mody:  “Save your Bible the Organic Way”
Rebecca Newton:  “Greener Synthesis of Carvone from the Oxidation of Limonene”

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