Scott D. Cummings

PUBLICATIONS and LECTURES

(Kenyon students’ names in purple)

Peer-reviewed Research Papers and Books

19. “Clean Energy from Solar Fuels” essay in Chemistry for Changing Times, 13th edition, John W. Hill, Doris K. Kolb, Terry W. McCreary (authors). Prentice Hall, 2011, submitted.

 

18. “ConfChem Conference on Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry—Solar Energy: a chemistry course on sustainability for general science education and quantitative reasoning” Scott D. Cummings, Journal of Chemical Education 2011, submitted.

 

17. “1000-fold enhancement of luminescence lifetimes via energy-transfer equilibration with the T1 state of Zn(TPP)Brian W. Cohen, Benjamin M. Lovaasen, Cheslan K. Simpson, Scott D. Cummings, Richard F. Dallinger, and Michael D. Hopkins* Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 49 (13), 5777–5779.

 

16. “Solution  Luminescence from Chloro(2,2':6',2" terpyridine) Platinum (II) in Micelles” Natalie Larew, Abby R. Van Wassen, Katherine Wetzel, Michael M. Machala, and Scott D. Cummings, Inorganica Chima Acta 2009, 363 (1), 57-62. (link)

15. “Platinum complexes of terpyridine: Interaction and reactivity with biomolecules” Scott D. Cummings, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2009, 253(9-11), 1495-1516. (on campus link)

14. “Platinum complexes of terpyridine: Synthesis, structure and reactivity” Scott D. Cummings, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2009, 253(3-4), 449-478. (on campus link)

13. Integrated Approach to Coordination Chemistry: An Inorganic Laboratory Guide Rosemary Marusak, Kate Doan, and Scott Cummings, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

12. "Luminescence and Photochemistry of Dithiolene Complexes" Scott D. Cummings and Richard Eisenberg in Dithiolene Chemistry: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (Progress in Inorganic Chemistry Vol. 52), Edward I. Stiefel (Ed.) 2004, 315-367

11. "Photoinduced Electron Transfer and Energy Transfer Reactions of Hydroxo-(2,2':6',2"-terpyridine) Platinum (II)" Mauricio Cortes, Jonathon D. Oppenheimer, Karen E. Downey and Scott D. Cummings*, Inorganica Chimica Acta 2002, 333, 147-150.

10. "Photoactivation of dichloroethylenediamine platinum(II)" H. Christopher Fry, Cynthia Deal, Erin Barr and Scott D. Cummings* The Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry 2002, 150 (1-3), 37-40.

9. "Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of Platinum(II) Complexes of 4'-Chloro-2,2':6',2"-terpyridine and 4,4',4"-Trichloro-2,2':6',2"-terpyridine" Sarah E. Hobert, Jessica T. Carney, Scott D. Cummings* Inorganica Chimica Acta 2001, 318, 89-96.

8. "Platinum Diimine Complexes: Toward a Molecular Photochemical Device" Muriel Hissler, James E. McGarrah, William B. Connick, David K. Geiger, Scott D. Cummings, Richard Eisenberg Coordination Chemistry Reviews 2000, 208, 115-137.

7. "Luminescent Platinum Complexes: Tuning and Using the Excited State" Paw, W.; Cummings, S. D.; Mansour, M. A.; Connick, W. B.; Geiger, D. K.; Eisenberg, R. Coordination Chemistry Reviews 1998, 171, 125-150.

6. "Molecular Hyperpolarizabilities of Mixed-Ligand Coordination Compounds" Cummings, S. D.; Eisenberg, R., Chemistry of Materials 1997, 9(2), 440-450.

5. "Tuning the Excited-State Properties of Mixed-Ligand Platinum(II) Diimine Dithiolate Complexes" Cummings, S.D.; Eisenberg, R. Journal of the American Chemical Society 1996, 118, 1949-1960.

4. "Luminescent platinum(II) bis(1,1-dithiolate) complexes" Cummings, S. D.; Eisenberg, R. Inorganica Chimica Acta 1996, 242, 225-231.

3. "Acid-Base Behavior of the Ground and Excited States of Platinum(II) Complexes of Quinoxaline-2,3-dithiolate" Cummings, S. D.; Eisenberg, R. Inorganic Chemistry 1995, 34, 3396-3403.

2. "Luminescent Platinum(II) Complexes of Quinoxaline-2,3-dithiolate" Cummings, S. D.; Eisenberg, R. Inorganic Chemistry 1995, 34, 2007-2014.

1. "Matrix Isolation and Transient Absorption Studies of (Bis(bis(pentafluoroethyl) phosphino)-ethane)tetracarbonylchromium: Intermolecular Alkane Complexes and Intramolecular F-Coordination" Cummings, S. D.; Eisenberg, R. Chemtracts, 1992, 4, 229.

 

Research Presentations and Published Abstracts

“Solar Energy: a chemistry course on sustainability for general science education and quantitative reasoning” Scott D. Cummings, online conference presentation for “Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry” conference, CONFCHEM http://www.ched-ccce.org/confchem/, May 15, 2010.

 

“Sustainable Energy in Undergraduate Chemistry CoursesScott D. Cummings, oral presentation, University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio conference, Columbus, OH, April 20, 2009.

 

“Sustainable Energy in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses” Scott D. Cummings, oral presentation, 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. March 22, 2010.37.  “Luminescence from Platinum (II) Terpyridine Complexes” Scott D. Cummings, invited lecture, The College of Wooster Department of Chemistry, Jan. 26, 2010.

 

“Luminescence from Platinum (II) Terpyridine Complexes in Surfactant Solutions” Scott D. Cummings, invited lecture, Ohio University Department of Chemistry, June 1, 2009.

 

“Solution  Luminescence from Chloro(2,2':6',2" terpyridine) Platinum (II) in Anionic Micelles” Abigail R. Van Wassen, Natalie A. Larew, and Scott D. Cummings, poster presentation, 41st Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Cleveland, OH,  May 21-23, 2009.

 

Photophysical properties of highly reducing tungsten-alkylidyne/zinc-porphyrin dyads and triads” Benjamin M. Lovaasen, Brian W. Cohen, Scott D. Cummings, Richard F. Dallinger and Michael D. Hopkins, Abstracts of Papers, 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009.

 

“Luminescence of Pt(II) Terpyridine Arylacetylide Complexes” Katherine Wetzel and Scott D. Cummings, Abstracts, 39th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Covington, KY,  May 20-23, 2007.

 

“Synthesis and photophysical properties from tungsten-alkylidyne/zinc-porphyrin dyads” Brian W. Cohen, Scott D. Cummings, Richard F. Dallinger, Michael D. Hopkins, Abstracts of Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007.

“Spectroscopic and photophysical studies of a tungsten-alkylidyne/zinc-porphyrin dyad” Richard F. Dallinger, Brian W. Cohen, Scott D. Cummings, Michael D. Hopkins, Abstracts of Papers, 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 13-17, 2005.

Photophysics of a tungsten-alkylidyne/zinc-porphyrin dyad” Brian W. Cohen, Scott D. Cummings, Michael D. Hopkins , Abstracts of Papers, 228th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004.

Photophysical Properties of a Tungsten Alkylidyne - Zinc Porphyrin Dyad” Scott D. Cummings, Brian W. Cohen, Cheslan Simpson, Marya K. Jones, Richard F. Dallinger, Michael D. Hopkins, poster presentation, Inter-American Photochemical Society 15th Winter Conference, Tempe, AZ. January 1-4, 2004.

"Exciting State of Platinum(II) Complexes" S.D. Cummings, oral presentation, 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans. August 24, 2003.

"Cutting-edge research in introductory chemistry: Use of case studies to teach fundamental principles" 223rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL. April 10, 2002.

"Photoluminescent transition metal terpyridine complexes" S.D. Cummings, M. Cortes, K.E. Downey, S.E. Hobert. Poster presentation, 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans. August 22 & 23, 1999.
*this poster was also selected as one of 50 to be presented in the Sci-Mix poster session.

"Electron Transfer Reactions of Excited State Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes"S. D. Cummings, M. Cortes, K. E. Downey. American Chemical Society 31st Central Regional Meeting, Columbus, OH. June 21, 1999.

"Photoinduced Energy and Electron Transfer Reactions of Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes" Scott D. Cummings, Poster presentation, Council on Undergraduate Research 7th National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 1998.

"Photoinduced Energy and Electron Transfer Reactions of Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes" Scott D. Cummings Karen E. Downey, Sarah E. Hobert. Oral presentation, American Chemical Society 30th Central Regional Meeting, Cleveland, OH. May 29, 1998.

"Photoluminescent Properties of Pt(II) Terpyridine Complexes" Scott D. Cummings, Sarah Hobert and Karen E. Downey. Poster presentation, Inter-American Photochemical Society 10th Winter Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL. December 31, 1997 - January 4, 1998.

 

Student Papers and Presentations

“Luminescence From Chloro(2,2':6',2"-terpyridine)platinum(II) in Aqueous Micelles” Natalie A. Larew and Scott Cummings, poster presentation, Ohio Inorganic Weekend, Nov. 7, 2008 .

“Luminescence from Dimers of Chloro(2,2':6',2"-terpyridine)platinum(II) in Aqueous Solution” Abigail R. Van Wassen and Scott Cummings, poster presentation, Ohio Inorganic Weekend, Nov. 7, 2008.

“Luminescence of Pt(II) Terpyridyl ArylacetylidesKatherine Wetzel and Scott D. Cummings, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Dominican University of California, April 12-14 2007.

"Photophysical Characteristics of Selected Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes" Karen E. Downey, Scott D. Cummings. NCUR Proceedings, 1998.

 

Popular Lectures and Writings

“Clean Energy from Sunlight: Green Chemistry’s Quest for Solar Fuels” in Celebrating Chemistry 2011: Energy—It’s Everywhere! American Chemical Society 2011, p. 3. (link)

 

“Lost and Found” Kenyon College Founders’ Day, October 31, 2008.

“Creative Solutions” Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2008. (link)

“A Sunny Future for Energy Security” Learning in the Company of Friends Program, Boston, MA, November 28, 2007.

“The Hope and Hype of Hydrogen” Kenyon Junior Visit Day, April 22, 2006.

“Calculus (Newton's Whores) By Carl Djerassi” book review, Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2005. (link)

“A Chemistry Career at a Liberal Arts College: Getting It, Keeping It, and Enjoying It” The Ohio State University, Nov. 3, 2005.

 

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