Components and Sample Abstract

Basic Author Guidelines for Student Research Project Abstract

Abstract Structure and Contents

The abstract should consist of the following six sections:

1. Main title

2. Author's (student's) data:

        This section includes:

  • name (first name and last name)
  • major
  • email

         If there is more than one author, these data should be listed for each of them.

3.  Research Adviser's Name

This section includes:

  • name (first name and last name)
  • title
  • email

4. Keywords   

This is a common separated list of up to five words or expressions.

5. Basic text

The text should be up to 20 lines (about 260 words) including at least the following two paragraphs:

  • The research project description (formulation)
  • Results and personal contribution to the project.

6. References

  • This is a list of up to three titles. Bibliographical references should be numbered.
  • When references are used in the basic text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1].  

Sample Abstract

Colorimetric Detection of Residual Level of Copper (II) ion: Oxidative Cyclization of o-(Phenylazo)aniline to Benzotriazole


Glenn Slick
[email protected]

Research Adviser: Dr. Jiyoung Jung
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
[email protected]


Keywords: Organic chemistry, azo compounds, copper (II) ion, chemical probe, fluorescence, oxidative cyclization.

Abstract: Azo compounds have been widely used for many decades in various consumer goods industries including textiles and leather goods due to their intense and characteristic colors. Recently a research group demonstrated that N=N bond can participate in copper mediated-oxidation reaction and transform to the benzotriazole when this azo functionality located by ortho-aniline group. Such chemical transformation is accompanied with a dramatic emissive property changes, i.e, turn-on fluorescence. In our group, we focused on a color change since this chemical conversion is associated with losing a ‘colorful’ azo-functionality. A series of o-(phenylazo)anine compounds were prepared and their relative responses toward copper ion were evaluated. Upon exposure to copper ion, the compounds commonly shows rapid color changes from red (or orange) to colorless. The electronic effects on their kinetic properties and their potential and practical application in industrial setting will be discussed in this presentation.