(Lecture, Apr 3) Using the Coordination Chemistry Toolbox to Tackle Societal Issues
time: 2018-03-28

Title: Using the Coordination Chemistry Toolbox to Tackle Societal Issues
Speaker: Prof. Carl Redshaw (University of Hul)
Time: 10:00-12:00a.m., Apr. 3rd, 2018
Venue: Room 105, Shaw Engineering Building, Wushan Campus
By manipulating the versatile coordination chemistry of the calix[n]arene family (see figure), it is possible to isolate highly active catalysts for -olefin homo (and co-)polymerizations [1] and for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. [2] This allows access to polymers with new properties including biodegradation.

The same ligand set can also be used to construct metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for gas storage [3] and allows for the monitoring of cellular uptake of metal agents. [4]
[1] C. Redshaw, M. J. Walton, D. S. Lee, C. Jiang, M. R.J. Elsegood and K. Michiue, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 5199-5210.
[2] M. J. Walton, S. J. Lancaster, and C. Redshaw. Chem.Cat.Chem., 2014, 6, 1892-1898.
[3] C. Redshaw, O. Rowe, M.R.J. Elsegood, L. Horsburgh and S.J. Teat, Cryst. Growth & Design, 2014, 14, 270-277.
[4] C. Redshaw, M. R.J. Elsegood, J. A. Wright, H. Baillie-Johnson, T. Yamato,  S. De Giovanni  and A. Mueller, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1129-1131.
2012 to-date: Professor of Inorganic Materials, University of Hull.
2015 to-date: 100 Talents Professor, Northwest University, Xi’an, China.
2014 Visiting Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing.
2012 – 2014 Guest Professor, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China.
2011  Visiting Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shanghai.