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Switchable polymerisation catalysis: ordered block polymers from monomer mixtures

Thursday 14 March: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Department of Chemistry, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW

Professor Charlotte Williams, University of Oxford gives this year’s Lewis Lectureship. Her research focuses on the synthesis of novel catalysts and the use of renewable resources to make polymers. In this technical talk, she discusses the development of new switchable catalysts which allow the production of polymers with tailored properties suitable for application as rigid plastics.

Jack Lewis was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge from 1970, and a Professor Emeritus from 1995. He is credited with being one of the small group of scientists who led the expansion of inorganic chemistry from its renaissance in the mid-1950s through the syntheses and study of new transition-metal and organometallic complexes. He died in 2014 and the annual Lewis Lectures in the Department take place in his memory.

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Age: 15+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free