Yangju Li (email | web): obtained his B.S. in chemistry and M.S. in polymer chemistry and physics from Xiamen University. During his M.S. research, he worked with Prof. Wengui Weng on self-healing and stress-sensing polymers. He later earned his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Craig at Duke University, where he focused on the molecular-level engineering of stress-responsive materials. Yangju Lin is currently a postdoc in Zhenan Bao's group at Stanford University and he works on the molecular design of polymer materials for all-solid-state lithium batteries. His research interests include functional polymers, sustainable polymers, and polymer materials for energy storage devices.
Talk details: Dynamic Enamine-one Bonds Enabled Sustainable Polymeric Materials
Dynamic enamine-one bond, which is typically generated from amine-acetoacetate condensation, has been extensively applied in vitrimer fabrication and now has been demonstrated useful in imparting reprocessability and recyclability into polymer network electrolyte. In complement to the condensation reaction, amino-yne click reaction is proposed as an effective chemical tool for the construction of enamine-one bond based vitrimer materials.