May 2013

Congratulations to Khang Le for graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry!

April 2013

Nick gave a talk on the history of analysis of mineral waters at a meeting of the History of Chemistry Division during the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Shannon presided over a Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division session during the 245th ACS National Meeting and gave a talk on his research involving epoxide-containing polymers.

Han presented a poster on his research at a joint poster session of the Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Divisions at the 245th ACS National Meeting.

Nick gave a talk on the use of exchange and transfer reactions in polymer synthesis in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.

David, Han, and Shannon gave talks on their research at the 46th ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature in Commerce, TX.

Han won a best presentation award for his talk at the 46th ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature!

Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization, edited by N. V. Tsarevsky and B. S. Sumerlin was published by the RSC (LINK)


The Tsarevsky group focuses on the synthesis of polymers with controlled molecular weight and architecture and precise placement of specific functionalities, e.g., redox-sensitive groups and groups undergoing (bio)degradation. Of particular interest are polymers with biomedical applications such as controlled delivery and imaging. Controlled/“living” radical polymerization techniques are chiefly employed by the group. Mechanistic studies, including determination of kinetic and thermodynamic reaction parameters are also carried out that enable the rational selection of polymerization conditions (e.g., catalyst or initiating system) for the synthesis of well-defined polymers with desired structures.

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