学术报告-美国南卡罗来那大学Chuanbing Tang 教授- Multifunctional Metallo-Polyelectrolytes: from Chemoselective Synthesis to Robust Antimicrobials & Beyond
报告题目：Multifunctional Metallo-Polyelectrolytes: from Chemoselective Synthesis to Robust Antimicrobials & Beyond.
报 告 人：Chuanbing Tang 教授 美国南卡罗来那大学
主 持 人：闫毅 教授
报告摘要：Metallopolymers possess simultaneous benefits of mechanical and processing properties of polymeric frameworks and electronic, catalytic, and magnetic properties of metal building blocks. Cationic metallocenes are a class of sandwich-type compounds with cationic metal centers, which are usually iron,cobalt, or rhodium. They are potential building blocks for fabricating functional polyelectrolytes and for numerous applications. The synthetic chemistry of cationic metallocenes has becoming an emerging field.In this presentation, I will talk about the latest development on chemoselective synthesis of derivatives of cationic cobaltocenium and rhodocenium as well as controlled polymerization toward multifunctional polyelectrolytes with a variety of macromolecular architectures. On the other hand, these novel polyelectrolytes have found many utilities that play an active role in promoting sustainability. I will discuss a sustainable strategy to addressing bacteria resistance by conjugating cationic polyelectrolytes with conventional β-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin. This new approach could provide a therapeutic platform in revitalizing old antibiotics to treat multidrug resistant superbugs. In addition, I will also talk about the potential of this class of polyelectrolytes in the field of electrochemical cells.
个人简历：Dr. Chuanbing Tang received B.S. from Nanjing University, and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University with Profs. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Tomasz Kowalewski. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara with Profs. Craig J. Hawker and Edward J. Kramer. On August 2009, he joined Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor. His research interests focus on organic polymer synthesis, sustainable biobased polymers and biomaterials, metal-containing polymers, and polymers for biomedical applications. He has been recognized with a few awards and honor including Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), South Carolina Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, NSF Career Award, Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, and USC Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. He has also been named a Breakthrough Rising Star at the University of South Carolina and an ACS PMSE Young Investigator. He serves on a few journal editorial advisory boards including major leading polymer journals such as Macromolecules, ACS Macro Letters, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, and Polymer. He has co-edited one book and published over 120 papers and 12 patents.