Nick Hud Appointed as Regents Professors

The title represents the highest academic recognition bestowed by the University System of Georgia, and demonstrate distinction and achievement in teaching and scholarly research.

Working with Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals Before Graduation

GlaxoSmithKline co-op program gives Ph.D. chemistry student Cynthia Martin real-life training in drug discovery.

GT Students Learn Beaujolais Traditions

Forty-six Georgia Tech undergraduates recently had the opportunity to visit the Beaujolais region as part of the fifth annual faculty-led study abroad program in Lyon in France.

Heme, a Poisonous Nutrient, Tracked by ‘Green Lantern’ Sensor

Reddi lab features in Research Horizons for recent PNAS paper

Meet Casey Bethel, Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year

College of Sciences basks in the reflected glow of a GIFTed science teacher

New award recognizes Wendy Kelly, Joseph Sadghi, and William Baron

Congratulations to Professors Wendy Kelly, Joseph Sadighi and William Baron as the inaugural recipients of the Vasser Woolley Award for Excellence in Instruction in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Welcome to Dr. Gutekunst

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Will R. Gutekunst, who will join the faculty on July 1, 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

Welcome to Dr. La Pierre

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Henry S. La Pierre, who will join the faculty on July 1, 2016 as an Assistant Professor with a courtesy appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program.

Seminars & Events

Colloquium - Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Meeting - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Joshua Pierce - North Carolina State University
Organic Division Seminar - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A
Meeting - Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Kalelkar, Pranav P.; Alas, Guillermo R.; Collard, David M..
Macromolecules (2016), Vol. 49(7), 2609-2617
Miscellaneous Details
Grant-In-Aid of Research from the National Academy of Sciences, administered by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Perry, Garcia, Linn, and Reynolds research groups, and Dr. John Bacsa at Emory University

The ring-opening copolymerization of 3,6-bis(chloromethyl)-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione and L-lactide affords a chloro-substituted polylactide copolymer (chloro-PL). Base-promoted dehydrochlorination of chloro-PL provides a copolymer (ene-PL) that contains electrophilic alpha,beta-unsaturated ester units. The copolymer undergoes conjugate addition with a variety of thiols in solution under mildly basic conditions and also in the presence of AIBN. Reaction on the surface of films of the unsaturated copolyester is demonstrated by the addition of a thiol-substitutedfluorescent dye.  

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