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Undergraduate student receives oral presentation award

Alex M. Schrader won a best oral presentation prize at the Minnesota Academy of Science 78th Annual Meeting & 23rd Winchell Undergraduate Symposium, which was conducted, Saturday, April 16, 2011. Schrader is a junior and an undergraduate research assistant in the Department of Chemistry, working under the tutelage of Professor George Barany.

Schrader's presentation was entitled, Synthetic Routes to, Transformations of, and Rather Surprising Stabilities of (N-methylphenylcarbamoyl)sulfenyl Chloride, ((N-methylphenylcarbamoyl)dithio)carbonyl Chloride, and Related Compounds.

Other undergraduate research assistants, who are also advised by Barany, making oral presentations at the symposium were sophomore David Ford and junior Xiaolu Zheng, Optimized Synthesis and X-Ray Crystallographic Structure of Bis[(methylthio)carbonyl]disulfane; and junior Phillip Goldblatt, Synthesis and Comparative Xray Crystallography of Xanthic Anhydrides and Related Polysulfanes.