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(Aug. 2) Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries

Last updated :2018-07-27

Topic: Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries
Speaker: Professor Karen L. Wooley
(Texas A&M University)
Host: Associate Professor ZHOU Jianhua
Time: 9:30 am, Thursday, August 2, 2018
Venue: Wing-tsit Chan Lecture Room, 3rd Floor, Lingnan Hall, Guangzhou South Campus, SYSU

Abstract:
This presentation will highlight synthetic strategies for the development of polymers, block polymers and crosslinked network materials, which can be produced by relatively simple approaches from complex polyhydroxyl natural products and can be made to exhibit a range of properties. The physical, mechanical, supramolecular assembly and stability properties are tuned by the chemical compositions and structures, controlled by the advancement of synthetic methodologies by which to prepare such materials. Polycarbonates, polyphosphoesters and polypeptides that can be produced rapidly as well-defined block polymers and then undergo multiple chemical transformations and direct assembly in water into functional nanomaterials are serving as platforms for several directions toward their development as biomedical devices for orthopedic applications, or in the treatment of lung infections, osteosarcoma lung metastases or recurrent urinary tract infections.