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|Date(s)|| 02/16/2018 - 2:15 p.m (refreshments), 2:30 p.m. (talk)
|Location||Willard Conference Room, DePerno Hall|
|Presenter||Michelle Boucher, Associate Professor of Chemistry|
|Description|| PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We will reschedule Professor Boucher's talk - please check back for updates.
Naturally occurring silicates have in them organized lattices of silicon and oxygen linkages. These lattices have the potential to be very useful in a variety of materials applications except for the fact that they are trapped in a mineral lattice. All of the useful silicate organization is part of a rock! Chemical modification of the silicate surface yields an organosilicate system; a new material is formed with properties from both the incoming functional groups and the parent silicate lattice. These organosilicate systems can be designed to have specific properties including the ability to thicken solvents, to form nanocomposites for reinforcement of materials, and to offer further reactivity to create even more complex systems.
Nexus is a seminar series presented by Utica College faculty in which they discuss their research interests and scholarly pursuits. It is an opportunity for participants to explore new findings and viewpoints and share ideas with faculty, students, and the local community. Refreshments are served at 2:15 p.m.; seminars begin at 2:30.
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