2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture Hall 47.03
We are very happy to welcome within the CRC 1333 Colloquium Series:
Robert Eckles Swain Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. USA
Topic: “Organocatalytic Polymerization: From Chemistry to Immunology”
Robert Eckles Swain Professor in Chemistry Robert Waymouth investigates new catalytic strategies to create useful new molecules, including bioactive polymers, synthetic fuels, and sustainable plastics. In one such breakthrough, Professor Waymouth and Professor Wender developed a new class of gene delivery agents.
The Waymouth Group applies mechanistic principles to develop new concepts in catalysis, with particular focus on the development of organometallic and organic catalysts for the synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures. In organometallic catalysis, the group devised a highly selective alcohol oxidation catalyst that selectively oxidizes unprotected polyols and carbohydrates to alpha-hyroxyketones. In collaboration with Dr. James Hedrick of IBM, we have developed a platform of highly active organic catalysts and continuous flow reactors that provide access to polymer architectures that are difficult to access by conventional approaches.
The CRC cordially invites all who are interested to the lecture.