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Friday, February 22, 2013
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Conference/Workshop/Seminar)

Derek P. Gates, Department of Chemistry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, will present a seminar entitled, "P=C Bonds in Polymer Science and Catalysis".
Everyone is Welcome:
The synthesis of new polymers with unique function and properties is an area that is attracting considerable interest. This presentation will survey the recent advances in our laboratory towards the development of the addition polymerization for P=C bonds as a route to an unprecedented class of phosphine-containing macromolecules, the poly(methylenephosphine)s. Highlighted will be our investigations of the preparation and potential applications of block and random copolymers of phosphaalkenes with olefins. Recent results on the study of the mechanism and microstructure of polymers derived from P=C bonds will be discussed. The use of achiral and enantiomerically pure P-C polymers as efficient and recyclable supports for Pd-catalyzed reactions used in organic synthesis will be outlined.
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Location: Ladd 107
Price: Free
Host: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Contact: Wendy J. Leach
E-Mail: wendy.leach@ndsu.edu


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