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Soft Materials Laboratory

College of Engineering and Applied Science

SML Living Polymerization Program


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Mission: To develop catalyst systems and to optimize the living radical polymerization conditions toward well-defined structures and uniform polymers.
Projects: Highly-active catalysts, catalyst separation from the polymer product, self-assembling polymeric DNA analogs
Funding: National Science Foundation, Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network, University of Wyoming



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Sample publications:

  • Ding, S.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Ionic Liquid Catalyst for Biphasic Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate". Macromolecules 2005; 38(14); 5921-5928.
  • Tang, H.; Tang, J.; Ding, S.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Atom transfer radical polymerization of styrenic ionic liquid monomers and carbon dioxide absorption of the polymerized ionic liquids". Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2005), 43(7), 1432-1443.
  • Ding, S.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "A new tetradentate ligand for atom transfer radical polymerization". Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2004, 42, 3553-3562.
  • Ding, S.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of N,N-Dimethylacrylamide". Macromolecular Rapid Communication 2004, 25, 632-636.
  • Ding, S.; Tang, H.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Atom transfer radical polymerization of ionic liquid 2-(1-butylimidazolium-3-yl)ethyl methacrylate tetrafluoroborate". Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2004, 42, 5794-5801.
  • Ding, S.; Yang, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y. "Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate by Reversibly Supported Catalysts on Silica Gel via Self Assembly". Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2004, 1, 22-30.
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