Redox switchable catalysis

Switchable catalysis has received increased attention lately because it holds the promise of mimicking the temporal and spatial control exhibited by natural systems. We are studying a chemical method to shuttle between two catalyst states, by switching the oxidation state of iron in ligands containing a ferrocene backbone. This idea is applied to the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters/ethers catalyzed by transition metal complexes with the goal of forming biodegradable copolymers.

Division(s): Inorganic

Speaker: Paula Diaconescu

Speaker Institution: UCLA

Event Date: 10-31-2017

Event Time: 4:00 PM

Event Location: Chemistry A101

Mixer Time: 3:45 PM

Mixer Location: Chemistry B101E

Host: E. Chen