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Lecture Jean-Francois Nierengarten


20 January 2012 FWN-Building 5118.-152, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jean-Francois Nierengarten
Affiliation: Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Moléculaires, Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM), Université Louis Pasteur et CNRS, France
Title: Fullerene-containing nanostructures for materials science and biological applications
Date: Fri Jan 20, 2012
Start: 09.30
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-152
Host: J.C. Hummelen
Telephone: +31 50 363 5553


Fullerene hexakis-adducts with a T h-symmetrical octahedral addition pattern are unique three dimensional molecules with an appealing compact spherical scaffold for the construction of multifunctional materials and bioactive nanomolecules. As part of this research, we have developed an efficient toolbox for the synthesis of fullerene hexakis-adducts bearing two or more different peripheral functional subunits allowing us to produce unique multifunctional nanomaterials. Indeed, this has been achieved by combining the alkyne-azide click chemistry with the radical thiol-ene click chemistry for the stepwise multifunctionalization of the hexa-substituted fullerene scaffold. The latest results in this topic will be presented.

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