Research Highlights

Solid-State NMR Views of Chitin and Chitosan in Fungal Pathogens

high-resolution information on the structure of chitin and chitosan in their cellular contexts

Solid-state NMR data were analyzed using principal component analysis and heatmap comparison to investigate the atomic-level structure of chitin and chitosan structures in the alive cells of six types of fungal pathogens.

Fernando ET AL.

Universality of Time-Temperature Scaling Observed by Neutron Spectroscopy on Bottlebrush Polymers

Time-Temperature Scaling Observed by Neutron Spectroscopy on Bottlebrush PolymersQuasi-elastic neutron scattering detects dynamical processes in the time range of pico to nano seconds in combination with spatial resolution by means of momentum transfers, Q, allowing to track fast vibrations, methyl group rotations and segmental dynamics. We have studied PDMS-g-PDMS in the Q -range of Q ≥ Å-1 and separated the processes based on their temperature scaling. This enabled the combination of all processes across the glass transition temperature resulting in the full proton mean square displacement of the bottlebrush polymers. 

Bichler ET AL.

Frontal Polymerization 

thermal-diffusion frontal polymerization in TMPTA with metal strips

In this article, we perform a combined experimental, numerical, and analytical investigation of the thermal-diffusion-promoted frontal polymerization (FP) in trimethylolpropane triacrylate (TMPTA) with embedded metal strips. The study reveals that the enhancement in the front velocity is mainly due to a preheating effect associated with the conductive element. Moreover, the numerical parametric study for the system size shows that the front speed increases as the system size decreases, ultimately approaching a prediction provided by a homogenized model for polymer–metal composites.

Gao ET AL.


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Hydroformylation Catalysts

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Vicente Receives NSF Funding

Dr. Graca Vicente

LSU Chemistry Professor Graça Vicente received NSF funding to study the synthesis, properties, and dynamics of BODIPY-based fluorophores. 

Professor Graça Vicente

Southeast Magnetic Resonance Conference 

SERMC conference October 22-24

The 49th Southeast Magnetic Resonance Conference (SEMRC) will be held Oct. 22-24, 2021 (virtual). The SEMRC is held every year and rotates among locations in the southeastern region. The conference's focus is the exchange of ideas and recent magnetic resonance research highlights, including new applications and technique development.

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