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Conférence Prof. Parisa MEHRKHODAVANDI, Univ. British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Le 21/06/2018
De 16h30 à 18h00
Faculté de chimie, salle mauve

Titre:
"Indium(III) Catalysts: Gentle Lewis Acids That Do Great Things"

Abstract:

We have developed neutral indium catalysts capable of the highly controlled living and immortal ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters such as lactide and butyrolactone.  We can use this capability to generate controlled microstructure block co-polymers with sequential addition and carry out immortal ring opening polymerization with a variety of alcohols to achieve star-shaped block copolymers. The analogous cationic indium complexes are excellent catalyst for the coupling of functionalized epoxides and cyclic esters to form orthoesters and for the controlled ring opening polymerization of cyclic ethers, respectively.  Structure function relationships in each of these systems will be explored.