|Name||Mr. Steven Shen|
|Organization or Institution||University of Florida|
Renewable Polymers via Multicomponent Polymerization
Steven Shen, Jessica A. Thomas, Stephen A. Miller
University of Florida
Since the first multicomponent reaction (MCR) was discovered in 1850 by Strecker, the combinatorial chemistry in 1990s led into an escalating development of MCR in pharmaceutical chemistry. In recent years, researchers have been trying to utilize MCR for developing polymers with a wide range of applications. In this project, several bioaromatic polymers are synthesized by using renewable starting materials via multicomponent polymerizations.