We express our greatest thanks and appreciation to the funding agencies and foundations that have supported our training and research efforts at various times over the years:

American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund
Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science
National Science Foundation - RUI
National Science Foundation - MRI
Connecticut Innovations Program
Sherman Fairchild Foundation
International Centre for Diffraction Data
Keck Foundation
Pfizer Inc.

We are also very grateful to Professor Steve Suib of the University of Connecticut, who has generously given us access to his laboratory instrumentation.