Congratulations to the 2017 Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award Winner!
Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
2017 Baekeland Symposium
Featuring Prof Dichtel as Keynote Speaker
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center Parking in Lots 74A & 82 without permits
12:00 - Registration / Snacks
12:30 - Welcome Address Dr. Miriam Gulotta, Baekeland Symposium Chair
12:40 - Professor Christopher A. Alabi
Coupling Molecular Design to Structure and Activity of Sequence-Defined Macromolecules
1:20 - Professor Natalia Shustova
Fulleretic Materials for Directional Energy Transfer
2:00 – Professor Jeffrey S. Moore
Organic Chemistry at the Interface of Materials and Mechanics
2:40 – Break / Refreshments
3:20 – Professor Timothy M. Swager
Dynamically-Reconfigurable Complex Emulsions
4:00 – Baekeland Award Presentation Dr. Landon Greene, NJ-ACS Section Chair
4:10 – Keynote: Professor William Dichtel
Covalent Organic Frameworks as a Platform for Molecular Assembly
4:50 – Closing remarks Dr. Les McQuire, NJ-ACS Awards Chair
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Dr. Timothy M. Swager: Dynamically-Reconfigurable Complex Emulsions This lecture will focus on the design of systems wherein the reconfiguration of immiscible fluorocarbon/hydrocarbon droplets can be triggered chemically of mechanically. The utility of these methods is to generate transduction mechanisms by which chemical and biological sensors can be developed. Three different types of systems will be discussed. (1) Particles wherein a protease enzyme releases cleaves reactive surfactants. (2) Janus droplets  that can be reoriented to give strong optical responses in response to pathogens. (3) Integrated optical systems that make use of the refractory optics to create novel sensing modalities.
 Zarzar, L. D.; Sresht, V.; Sletten, E. M.; Kalow, J. A.; Blankschtein, D.; Swager, T. M. “Dynamically Reconfigurable Complex Emulsions via Tunable Interfacial Tensions” Nature, 2015, 518, 520-524.
 Zarzar, L. D.; Kalow, J. A.; He. X.; Walish, J. J.; Swager, T. M. “Optical Visualization and Quantification of Enzyme Activity using Dynamic Droplet Lenses” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2017, 115, 3821-3825.
 Nagelberg, S.; Zarzar, L. D.; Nicholas, D.; Subramanian, K.; Kalow, K. A.; Sresht, V.; Blankschtein, D.; Barbastathis, G. Kreysing, M.; Swager, T. M.; Kolle, M. “Reconfigurable and Responsive Droplet-based Compound Micro-Lenses” Nature Comm. 2017, 8, 14673.
 He, Y.; Savagatrup, S.; Zarzar, L. D.; Swager, T. M. “Interfacial Polymerization on Dynamic Complex Colloids: Creating Stabilized Janus Droplets” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 7804–7811.
 Zhang, Q.; Savagatrup, S.; Kaplonek, P.; Seeberger, P. H.; Swager, T. M. “Janus Emulsions for the Dectection of Bacteria” ACS Central Science 2017, 3, 309-313.
Dr. William Dichte: Covalent Organic Frameworks as a Platform for Molecular Assembly Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are two or three-dimensional polymer networks with designed topology and chemical functionality, permanent porosity, and high surface areas. These features are potentially useful for a broad range of applications, including catalysis, optoelectronics, and energy storage devices. But current COF syntheses offer poor control over the material’s morphology and final form, generally providing insoluble and unprocessable microcrystalline powder aggregates. Homogenous polymerization conditions for boronate ester-linked, 2D COFs that provide stable colloidal nanoparticles will be described. These colloids can be grown into larger, single-crystalline particles through careful control of the reaction conditions. This structural control provides new opportunities for understanding COF formation and designing morphologies for device applications. Mechanistic studies of imine-linked 2D COFs will also be discussed. These studies have revealed new catalysts that are amenable to interfacial polymerizations and the formation of extremely thin films.4
Registration deadline is November 22, 2017 – Extended to Dec 4.
Note: Students must register for $5, but their $5 will be refunded at the door