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Oscillatory Chemical Reactions in the World of Polymers

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Katarina Novakovic, Chinyelumndu Nwosu, Dr Anna Isakova


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Polymeric oscillators in lab conditions are a new concept primarily associated with only two research groups worldwide, Professor Ryo Yoshida’s research group, Tokyo University and the Novakovic research group, Newcastle University.1-5 The ultimate aim in linking oscillatory chemical systems with polymer science is the development of useful materials and devices that otherwise would not be feasible. The vision includes fully self-oscillatory materials, materials that act life-like, materials that are able to carry and dispense their content in predefined rhythms, and materials which can be made into an artificial heart. Here we present most recent developments in Novakovic lab ranging from first ever mono- and poly-functional polymeric substrate oscillatory chemical reactions (employing alkyne-terminated poly(ethylene glycol)) to recently expanded family of polymeric catalysts successfully applied to oscillatory systems (using polymer-bound palladium catalysts).1 Yoshida, Sakai, Hara, Maeda, Hashimoto, Suzuki, Murase, J. Control Release 2009, 140, 186; 2Yoshida, Adv. Mater.2010, 22, 3463; 3; Donlon, Novakovic, Chem. Commun.2014, 50, 15506; 4Isakova, Novakovic, Eur. Polym. J.2017, 95, 430; 5 Isakova, Murdoch, Novakovic, PCCP2018, In Press.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Novakovic K, Nwosu CJ, Isakova A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: World Polymer Congress (MACRO18)

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 01/07/2018

Acceptance date: 23/02/2018