School Seminar: A/Prof. James Blinco; Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Friday, 13 May 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Speaker: A/Prof. James Blinco; Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Host: A/Prof. Markus Muellner
Title: Triggering Thermal Cycloadditions Using Visible Light
Abstract: Rapid and catalyst-free cycloaddition systems that are activated via irradiation with visible light will be reported. Molecules that incorporate azirine,1 o-methylbenzaldehydes2 and tetrazole3,4 moieties have been shown to undergo photo –ring opening, -enolisation and -elimination respectively. In all cases this photo-reaction produces a reactive intermediate that rapidly undergoes a thermal cycloaddition with an appropriate dipolarophile. This presentation will highlight examples of these phototriggered reactions in solution, flow and on surfaces.
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Biography: James P. Blinco graduated from QUT, Australia, in 2009 with a PhD in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. S. Bottle. In 2009 he held a postdoctoral position working on polymer synthesis for next generation photoresists at the Centre for Magnetic Resonance (CMR) and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland. In 2010, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship to work at the KIT with Prof Christopher Barner-Kowollik. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor at QUT and heads the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory. He has been the recipient of the RACI David Sangster Polymer Science and Technology Achievement Award and the AIPS Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award. He has published in excess of 100 research articles and currently has a H-index of 34. His research interests include polymer synthesis, and free radical-, electro and photo-chemistry.