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Organic Chemistry Seminar

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Gates Annex B122
Bridging Carbon Nanoscience and Organic Synthesis
Ramesh Jasti, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon,

Graphitic nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, graphene, and their related derivatives) have outstanding properties for a broad spectrum of applications ranging from electronics, molecular sensors, nanoporous filters, as well as energy generation and storage. These materials, however, are difficult to prepare in a uniform manner. The structural variation dramatically affects properties and performance. I will describe my research group's efforts to develop molecular syntheses and assembly strategies to prepare these types of structures with angstrom-level precision. Specifically, I will focus on our most recent work with the cycloparaphenylenes, or "carbon nanohoops," and their utility as a novel platform for molecular and materials design.

For more information, please contact Annette Luymes by phone at x6016 or by email at [email protected].