DRAFT

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Gates Annex B122
Shining Light on Chemistry
Javier Read de Alaniz, Professor, Associate Director of the California Nanosystems Institute, UC Santa Barbara,

Hybrid Event

Photons have multiple enabling advantages to control chemical reactions and stimuli-responsive materials. In this seminar, I will discuss our groups effort to design and develop a new class of negative photochromic molecules termed DASA, their incorporation into materials and subsequent effort to unlock their potential to convert light directly into mechanical work. Additionally, a new Diels–Alder based photoclick platform to enable bio-orthogonal chemistry with spatial control for biomaterial applications will be discussed.

For more information, please contact Annette Luymes by phone at 626-395-6016 or by email at aluymes@caltech.edu.