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Houk-Jung Organic Colloquium 247: Brett Fors

Organic Colloquium

November 10, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory
607 Charles E. Young Dr., East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Speaker Prof. Brett Fors


Brett Fors Flyer

Title: Controlling Polymer Structure in Cationic and Radical Polymerizations

Abstract: Synthetic polymers are significant importance in all aspects of modern life, and during the last few decades, these materials have facilitated major societal advances. Innovative polymeric materials have the potential to address humankind’s next grand scientific and technological challenges; however, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by these materials requires new methods for gaining precise control of polymer structure and function. To address this challenge, our research group focuses on the development of new synthetic methods and catalyst systems to control polymer architecture, composition, and function to yield next-generation materials. Specifically, this presentation will detail (1) the development of polymerization reactions where polymer chain growth and sequence are regulated with external stimuli and (2) the development of user-friendly cationic polymerization processes that can be run open to the air without reagent purification.

Prof. Brett Fors

Organic Colloquium

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Cornell University