Topic: Polymer Chemistry

Speaker: Professor Robert H Grubbs - California Institute of Technology

Host: Professor Xuefei Huang

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: 581E&W CEM

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Polymer chemistry has become a topic of academic chemistry with the development of a wide array of new analytical and synthetic techniques.  Polymer synthesis has now reached the stage where complex structures can be prepared and characterized.  We will discuss the basic mechanisms of polymer synthesis and how the molecular weight and distribution are controlled in each case.