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CHE 4151 Chemistry Undergraduate Seminar

This guide will help senior chemistry majors complete their report for senior seminar

Choosing a Lead Article to Present Spring 2022

You will need to pick a lead article to present in your seminar.  You will write an abstract for this article and use this article as the basis for your report.

Make sure that you follow the specific parameters for your lead article that your instructor has set for your section.


The lead journal article for Dr. Bellerts's seminar students should come from around calendar year 2017 and from a journal focused on physical, inorganic, or analytical chemistry.  General chemistry journals can also be used but the articles, but the topic of the article must be in physical, inorganic, or analytical chemistry NOT synthesis or biochemistry.  You will write an extended abstract for this article.

The practice article for this section is Role of Spin in the Catalytic Oxidation of CO by N2O Enabled by Co+: New Insights from Temperature-Dependent Kinetics and Statistical Modeling


The lead journal article for Dr. Klausmeyer's seminar students should come from calendar year 2017 and from the journals listed below.  You will write an extended abstract for this article.

The practice article for this section is Understanding the Solution and Solid-State Structures of Pd and Pt PSiP Pincer-Supported Hydrides


The lead journal article for Dr. Romo's seminar students should come from calendar year 2017and from the journals listed below.  You will write a summative abstract for this article.

The practice article for this section is An Assay Based on SAMDI Mass Spectrometry for Profiling Protein Interaction Domains


The lead journal article for Dr. Solouki's seminar students should come from calendar year 2017and from the journals listed below.  You will write a summative abstract for this article.

The practice article for this section is An Assay Based on SAMDI Mass Spectrometry for Profiling Protein Interaction Domains


Tip:  You will want to make sure you can find other more recent articles by your corresponding author and articles by other research groups citing your lead article before you finalize your decision to use that article for your seminar.  You will use these other articles as part of your report.

Finding supporting articles

For your seminar you may want to look at supporting articles for your lead article.

  • Look at the subject headings for your lead article.  Pick two or three subject you would like to focus on and then use those subject headings as search terms or combine those searches.

For you report you may be required to find

Tip: You may want to make sure you can find these supporting articles before you finalize your decision to use that article for your seminar. 

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