The Seminar by the Prof. Wim M. De Borggraeve

2018.12.19 00:00
We held a seminar by the Prof. Wim M. De Borggraeve from Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Development and Functionalisation of Hyperbranched Poly(aryleneoxindole)s or how Synthetic Chemistry Meets Materials Development

Hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) are dendritic macromolecules with a 3D globular nanostructure.
Poly(aryleneoxindole)s (Figure 1) are a class of HBPs that can be synthesized using superelectrophilic arylation
of isatin. Functionality can be introduced in the polymers either via the monomer units of via postfunctionalisation.

In the talk a number of examples will be discussed where these polymers are used as a platform to generate
novel materials with potential applications in the fields of catalysis, nanoparticle synthesis and biomaterials
development. A brief overview will also be given on our latest contributions to the field of methodology
development in synthetic chemistry.
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