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Chemistry

College of the Sciences

Rebecca Coates

   

Phone:509-963-2902

Education

·         Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2017, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.  “Structural and Thermochemical Investigations of Transition Metal Ions Complexed with Amino Acids and with Water.”

·         B.A. Chemistry, 2008, Carroll College, Helena, MT.

 

Professional Experience

·         Lecturer, CWU Chemistry Department, present

·         Adjunct Lecturer, Westminster College Department of Chemistry, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014 – 2017

·         Quality Assurance Coordinator, ACZ Laboratories, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO., 2009 – 2010

·         Inorganic Instrument Operator, ACZ Laboratories, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO., 2008 – 2009

 

Publications

1.    Boles, G. C.; Coates, R. A.; Berden, G.; Oomens, J.; Armentrout, P. B. Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectra of Asparagine Complexes with Zn2+ and Cd2+ and Their Deamidation Processes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120, 12486-12500. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b10326. Published, 11/17/2016. 

2.    Coates, R. A.; Boles, G. C.; McNary, C. P.; Berden G.; Oomens, J.; Armentrout, P. B. Zn2+ and Cd2+ Cationized Serine Complexes: Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Investigations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 22434 – 22445. DOI: 10.1039/c6cp03805k. Published, 07/21/2016.

3.    Boles, G. C.; Coates, R. A.; Berden, G.; Oomens, J.; Armentrout, P. B. Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectra of Glutamine Complexes with Zn2+ and Cd2+, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 11607–11617. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b06528. Published, 11/2015.

4.    Coates, R. A.; McNary, C. P.; Boles, G. C.; Berden, G.; Oomens, J.; Armentrout, P. B. Structural Characterization of Gas-Phase Cysteine and Cysteine Methyl Ester Complexes with Zinc and Cadmium Dications by Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Invited Article: Special Issue on Optical Spectroscopy) 2015, 17, 25799-25808. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP01500F. Published, 05/2015.

5.    Coates, R. A.; Armentrout, P.B. Binding Energies of Hydrated Co(II) by Threshold Collision-Induced Dissociation and Theoretical Studies: A Comparison with Fe(II) and Ni(II), Submitted to Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 08/25/2017

 

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