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Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polymers

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  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polymers Our group synthesizes new polymers based on poly(phenylenevinylene) and pyrylium salts to use in devices such as light-emitting electrochemical cells (LEC’s). Elizabeth M. Sanford Associate Professor Chemistry sanford@hope.edu Photograph A.B., Smith College, 1987 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 1994 Area of expertise: Organic and polymer chemistry pyrylium PPV A Typical LEC Design Petroleum Research Fund SRF, “Low Band-Gap, n-Dopable Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers,” 2005 Brookstra Faculty Development Grant, “Surface Modification with Synthetic Polymers for Control of Cell Adhesion and Growth,” 2005 HRSA Equipment Grant--Inverted microscope and digital camera, 2005 NSF Early CAREER Award, 1997 E. M. Sanford, H. L. Hermann, “Bromination, Elimination and Polymeriztion: A 3-Step for the Preparation of Polystyrene from Ethylbenzene,”J. Chem. Ed., 2000, 77, 1343-1344. E. M. Sanford, A. L. Perkins, B. Tang, A. M. Kubasiak, J. T. Reeves, K. W. Paulisse,”A Comparison of 1,4-Bis(halomethyl)benzenes as Monomers for the Modified Gilch Route to Poly[2-methoxy-5-((2’-ethylhexyl)-oxy)p-phenylenevinylene],”Chem. Comm., 1999, 23, 2347-2348. E. M. Sanford, K. W. Paulisse, J. T. Reeves, “A Computational Study of 2,5-Dibenzylidenecyclopentanone and 2,6-Dibenzylidenecyclohexanone, Model Compounds for Poly(arylidenecycloalkanones),”J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 1999, 74, 2255-2257. Acknowledgments: Dr. T. Guarr, Gentex Corporation and Dr. M. David Curtis, University of Michigan, NSF-REU, HHMI