The Rapid Characterization of Polymer Combinatorial Libraries


Announcing The GOLDEN GATE POLYMER FORUMNovember Dinner LectureWednesday, November 18


"The Rapid Characterization of Polymer Combinatorial Libraries"
Ralph NielsenDirector, Organic MaterialsSymyx TechnologiesSanta Clara, CA


Combinatorial strategies for accelerating the discovery process have recently been extended beyond pharmaceutical applications to include the discovery of electronic materials and catalysts, with a few reports relating to the combinatorial discovery of synthetic polymeric materials. Successful combinatorial discovery benefits from rapid methods for both the creation and screening of large numbers of candidates, to determine which candidates show useful performance attributes. Examples of parallel synthesis of polymer libraries will be presented, together with newly developed, rapid screening methods for polymer attributes such as molecular weight.

6 PM -- social hour
7 PM -- dinner
8 PM -- lecture

cost: $30

Capriccio Ristorante Italiano
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(in Sharon Heights Shopping Center)
Menlo Park
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