Prof. Wei Zhang from University of Colorado


Topic: From Nanocage to Malleable Thermosets: An Adventure in Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
Speaker: Prof. Wei Zhang
Time: 9:30AM 19th November 2015


Dynamic covalent chemistry (DCvC) has attracted tremendous research interest, particularly in the past decade, due to its great power in highly efficient construction of complex functional molecular architectures from simple small organic building blocks. This talk will focus on the recent progress in Zhang group in the design, synthesis, and property study of shape-persistent, customizable molecular cages and functional polymeric materials. These materials have shown a variety of important applications, such as molecular separation, nanoparticle synthesis, energy storage, etc. Our results illustrate how the thermodynamically controlled DCvC can be utilized to construct target-specific organic functional materials and enable their practical applications.