Chemistry Student Honored at Florida Conference

Posted on February 11th, 2009 by

Jason Schultz and Brian O’Brien at the 19th Winter Fluorine Conference.

Jason Schultz and Brian O’Brien at the 19th Winter Fluorine Conference.

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Jason Schultz was recently honored at the 19th Winter Fluorine Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla., on Jan. 11-16.

Schultz presented a poster on research done at Gustavus titled “Preparation of Fluorous Ponytail Primary Phosphines from Phthaloylphosphide Ion,” and received an honorable mention for his presentation.

Schultz was one of four authors of the research, along with Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian O’Brien, Alex Burum ’07, and Karrie-Ann Kubatko, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Burum is currently a graduate student at Ohio State and Kubatko is his advisor.

Schultz, a pre-professional (ACS) chemistry major, was one of six presenters to be honored at the conference, and was the only undergraduate student in attendance. Schultz received a travel award of $500 from the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

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