|Synthetic Chemistry for Functional Materials |
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
|William Dichtel, University of California, Los Angeles.|
11:00 AM, WL-Aud
A variety of recent synthetic advances, which take advantage of the logic and techniques of organic chemistry, have made available new classes of functional compounds and materials. These molecules and macromolecules are capable of advanced functions, such as information storage, mechanical actuation, mimicking the light-collection processes of natural photosynthesis, or the controlled release of therapeutic agents. The development of these chemistries also sets the stage for fundamental studies of molecular behavior in solution, in solid-state devices, and on surfaces.