Materials Chemistry

Polymer and Materials Chemistry

Our progress in synthetic electrochemistry also lends itself well to the synthesis of organic materials ranging from polymers to covalent organic frameworks. We have successfully employed electrochemistry to precisely control important polymer properties such as molecular weight, dispersity, and chain-end fidelity. In future projects, we hope to develop electrochemical methods to exert control over the tacticity and microscopic topology of polymeric and extended structure materials.

Representative Publications

Peterson, B. M.; Lin, S.; Fors, B.P. “Electrochemically Controlled Cationic Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 2076–2079. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b00173 [html]