2011 Chem 43 Poster Session

Hannah Rose '12 and Mary Alice Upshur '12 presenting their poster on detecting an antioxidant found in green, black, and herbal teas.

In December 2011, Professor Alison Holliday's Chem 43 class held a poster session in the Science Center Commons, presenting their final projects.  Each pair of students used the methods learned throughout the semester to quantify the amounts of certain compounds in the world around us.


Research Topics

Non-toxic levels of melamine detected in Sharples dinnerware
Dan Ly and Jack Nicoludis

How much cocaine is in your wallet?
Raymundo Alfaro-Aco and Vishaal Chhabria

Quantitative detection of urea in Ware Pool using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Steven Barrett and Alice Wong

Amygdalin content of apple seeds
Neil Palmer and Vienna Tran

Characterization of origin of vodka by presence of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Joravar Dhaliwal and Ozan Erturk

Determination of Bisphenol A (BPA) concentration in canned vegetable soups using solid phase extraction and high performance liquid chromatography
Di Yan and Mariah Parker

Antioxidant EGCg detected in select green, black and herbal teas using MEKC
Hannah Rose and Mary Alice Upshur


Sodium and potassium content of alternative electrolyte-replacement options
Elizabeth Cushing and Brett McLarney

Efficient extraction and quantification of capsaicin using high performance liquid chromatography
Vuong Dang and Richard Chen

Concentrations of Brilliant Blue FCF in Gatorade well below the acceptable daily intake defined by FDA
Tiffany Lee and Daniel Pak

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) for detection of high MW glutenin subunits from wheat and spelt flour
Elizabeth Williams and Elissa Wong

Metal detection in a protein powder using ICP-AES
Henry Ainley and Jake Tracy