Photochemical "Directed Evolution" of Novel Materials

Project: Research project

Project Details


This proposal describes an abiotic analogue of directed evolution that will provide access to functional materials that are inaccessible by biological reactions. The initial proof of concept for Abiotic Directed Evolution will focus on photochemical reactions, the core expertise of the Kalow lab. The objectives of this proposal are to discover: Objective 1. Photopolymerizations that determine the band gap of π-conjugated copolymers Objective 2. Photoinduced cross-coupling reactions to identify organic triplet materials Objective 3. Photochemistries to identify magnetooptic materials.
Effective start/end date12/22/2012/22/22


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Agmt 9/3/2020)


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