October 2003 Meeting
Basolo Award Presentation

Joint Meeting of the Northwestern University Department of Chemistry and the Chicago ACS Section

Speaker:   Professor Daryle H. Busch
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry Department
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66049
Daryle H. Busch
Topic:   Ventures in the Design of Homogeneous Oxidation Catalyst Systems

Date:  Friday, October 24, 2003

Background information about the Basolo Award

NOTE: The Basolo Medal Lecture will be held at 4:30 P.M. - 5:45 P.M. at Northwestern University.
--- The Medalist Lecture is open to the public and admission is free to all those wishing to attend. ---

Northwestern University
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL
Lecture Room 3

Abstract:     The molecular design of oxidation catalysts for application under severe conditions proceeds toward multiple goals relating to catalyst efficacy, affordability, and, because of environmental considerations, acceptability.   Our focus is on efficacy for here the considerations are essentially all chemical.   They include catalyst activity-the catalyst must operate at an energy level adequate to accomplish the desired oxidation process; catalyst selectivity-an exciting challenge is to design catalysts that will partially oxidize preferred substrates, yielding preferred products, and durability-catalysts must not be destroyed by the severe reaction environment during the reaction time.   The focus in America on green chemistry leads those involved in such molecular design to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances and waste in their new processes.   Major consideration is therefore given to performing oxidations with the environmentally most friendly terminal oxidants, which we deem to be O2 and H2O2, and solvents, in this case water and dense phases of CO2.   Two programs will be described.

The first mission is to design a bleach enhancer for the laundry industry.   This seemingly pedestrian venture requires a selective catalyst that will use O2 or H2O2 in hot aqueous media above pH 10 to oxidize stains from surfaces without destroying the dyes or pigments on those surfaces.   The two greatest challenges are oxidative selectivity and catalyst durability, and the manner in which these have been met is described, along with the principles that are involved.   The second mission explores the broad area of homogeneous catalytic oxidations in dense phases of CO2 as solvent media, again with O2 and H2O2 as terminal oxidants.   In addition to selectivity and catalyst durability, solubility and reactivity are challenges in these new media.   Exciting advances have been made by making use of binary and ternary CO2 phases that display a synergism due to the mixed solvents. Potential broad impacts of these and similar studies will be discussed.

Biography:     Daryle H. Busch is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas, a position he has occupied since August of 1988.   Previously he was a faculty member at The Ohio State University where he rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor (1954) to Presidential Professor (1987).   His research in basic transition metal coordination chemistry fathered modern macrocyclic ligand chemistry and created the molecular template effect.   He was among the founders of the subject of ligand reactions and an early researcher and proponent of bioinorganic chemistry.   He first described the phenomenon called preorganization in 1970.   His research is presently focused on green homogeneous catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, and orderly molecular entanglements, a part of supramolecular and nanochemistry.   Throughout his research career Busch has worked closely with industry and holds 11 patents joint with five major industrial companies, and 2 universities.   He received a B.A. from Southern Illinois University in 1951 and M.S. and Ph.D.degrees from the University of Illinois in 1952 and 1954.   The ACS Award for Distinguished Service in Inorganic Chemistry (1976), the ACS Award for Research in Inorganic Chemistry (1963), the John C. Bailar Medal of his alma mater, the University of Illinois (1978), the Dwyer Medal of the Royal Society of N.S.Wales, Australia (1978), and the Izatt-Christenson International Award for Macrocyclic Chemistry (1994)are among the recognitions of his research.   Busch has contributed to all aspects of university education, having taught thousands of undergraduates, guided some 200 Ph.D. and postdoc researchers.   In addition to the predominant research articles in his approximately 400 publications, Dr. Busch has written three text books, and numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews.   His teaching has been recognized by the University of Kansas= Louis Byrd Graduate Educator Award (1996) and an Ohio State University Alumni Teaching Award (1980).   His service to the American Chemical Society includes the Chairs of the Local Sections in Columbus, Ohio, and the University of Kansas, General Chair of the 3rd Central Regional Meeting, Chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, and of its Bioinorganic Subdivision, Advisory Boards of the Office of Graduate Education and the Green Chemistry Institute and various committee assignments, including chairing the Society Committee on Education.   He was Chair of the Chemistry Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry as Chair of the Commission on Inorganic Nomenclature and as Secretary of the Inorganic Chemistry Division Committee.   He served in the Presidential Succession and on the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and was President of the ACS in 2000.   Professor Busch remains active in teaching, research and institutional development.

Location of the dinner and general meeting:   Kendall College
2408 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
The Dining Room

Cost:  $40.00 each for Section members and one guest.   Students and out of work half price.   $42 for others.

Basolo Lecture : 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM at Northwestern
Job Club: 5:00 PM at Kendall College
Reception: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Kendall College
Dinner: 7:00 PM at Kendall College
Presentation of Basolo Medal: 8:00 PM at Kendall College

Presentation of the Basolo Medal and remarks: Susan Shih, Chair, Chicago Section American Chemical Society; Michael R. Wasielewski, Chairman, Chemistry Dept., Northwestern University; Professor Daryle H. Busch, University of Kansas, 2003 Basolo Medalist for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry

Reservations:   (847) 647-8405, or by e-mail: chicagoacs@ameritech.net
                    by noon, Friday, October 17

Please honor your reservations. We must pay for all dinners ordered. No-shows will be billed.

Traffic Alert !!

Northwestern University Police remind all parkers that on Friday October 24, 2003 beginning at 5:30pm, there will be limited access into and from the main campus during Northwestern's Homecoming Parade. Access to all lots and drives east of Sheridan Road will be closed until the parade ends at approximately 9:30pm. Lincoln Street will remain open to westbound traffic until the parade reaches that street. After which, it will be closed until the parades end.

Please contact University Police at 847-491-3254 if you require additional traffic information.

From the city: Take Lake Shore Drive North to Sheridan Road into Evanston. Continue on Sheridan Road to the Tech Institute. From the west: take I-88 east to 294 north to Dempster east. Proceed east on Dempster into Evanston. Turn left onto Chicago Ave. and proceed to Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan Road north to the Tech Institute. The Technological Institute is at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Noyes Street in Evanston.

To those attending the Basolo Medal lecture, parking after 4:00 P.M. is available in the lot across from the Technological Institute at the corner of Noyes Street and Sheridan Road. Parking is also available on the side streets just west of this lot--however, observe the posted signs. Car-pooling is always encouraged.

Lecture room 3 is on the first floor of the Technological Institute and is most easily reached by entering through the main doors facing Sheridan Road. The lecture room is clearly marked and there will be signs at the entrance to guide you to the room.

Kendall College is located just a short walk (about 3 blocks) from the Tech Institute. If you are not attending the lecture and, instead, driving directly to Kendall College Culinary School, the following are directions from the Edens Expressway. Take the Edens to the Old Orchard Road exit. Proceed straight east to Green Bay Road and turn north two blocks to Central Street. Turn right onto Central Street and go two streets beyond Ridge Road to Orrington Avenue. Turn south onto Orrington Avenue 1.5 blocks. The culinary school has limited parking in the lot adjacent to the dining room. Parking is also available on the neighborhood side streets. Observe the posted signs.

This is the forth year we have had the Basolo Medal dinner and presentation at Kendall College. Kendall College is the site of the premier culinary school in the Midwest, training chefs to work in the finest and most expensive restaurants. All those attending can look forward to a wonderful evening and a truly fine dining experience.

6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. Reception

Complementary wine, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres served butler style. Hors d'oeuvres selection: Salmon Canapés (Scottish salmon with chive spread and caviar), Lamb Tenderloin with mint yogurt and couscous.

7 p.m. Dinner

The first course will be Pumpkin Soup (roasted pumpkin with allspice served with vanilla bean cream).
For the main course, choice of:
Chicken breast stuffed with Brie cheese and sun-dried tomatoes served with lemon tarragon beurre blanc sauce with asparagus and a mushroom flan.
Grilled salmon filet served with a white wine lemon dill butter and caper sauce, rice pilaf with sun-dried tomatoes and chives, fresh asparagus on the side.
Grilled vegetables Wellington with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, Portobello mushroom, red peppers, ricotta/asiago cheese filling and presented in a tomato basil sauce
Chocolate Obsession Cake with a warm chocolate filling, crème anglaise, raspberry sauce and fruit garnish.
Wine will be served throughout the evening

Updated 10/23/03