Application of Living Polymerization to the Preparation of Chomatographic Substrates for Protein ...



The Golden Gate Polymer Forum presents

Tuesday, Sept. 13- GGPF Monthly Dinner Lecture
Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

"Application of Living Polymerization to the Preparation of Chomatographic Substrates for Protein, Peptide, and Polynucleotide Separations"

Patrick McCarthy
Senior Chemist
Dionex Corporation


Emerging problems in analytical separations drive chromatographic stationary phase development. Since many stationary phases are polymer-based, improvements in the chromatographic performance often result from successful utilization of new polymer chemistry techniques during stationary phase development. Controlled/living polymerization
methods are particularly interesting because they not only allow for preparation of polymers with well-defined structures while precisely controlling molecular weight(Mn), molecular weight distribution (PDI) and chain end functionality, but also, make it possible to produce
block, brush and star architectures by re-initiation. Here we will discuss the application of the living polymerization technique atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) to the preparation of chromatographic stationary phases for biomolecule separation applications.

Speaker Background:

Patrick McCarthy is a Senior Chemist in R&D at Dionex Corporation. He received a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Chemistry from Colorado State University. He was a Post- Doctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratories and worked as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University with Krzysztof Matyjaszewski. He has more than 8 journal publications, 16 conference
presentations an 4 patents.



DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 13

Location: Michael's at Shoreline
(see directions below)

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30 with advance registration
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)
$35 after registration deadline

PLEASE NOTE: we accept cash or checks, but are unable to
accept payment by credit card at this time.

Deadline for registration: 5 PM Friday, Sept. 9

Please register on the web site

Or, contact:
Nayan Ashar

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please contact us again.


Dinner choices (pick one when registering):
Broiled Salmon
Chicken Marsala
Wild Rice Vegetable Brochette

Note that we must request that you be liable for your
registration fee if you register and do not attend;
cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


Restaurant's web page directions

From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline
Amphitheater on the left hand side and go straight ahead,
entering into Shoreline Park. After a mile or so inside
the park, a sign for Michael's will direct you to turn left
into the parking lot for Michael's Restaurant.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


Upcoming GGPF events:

GGPF 25th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet: from Macro to Nano.
October 23 & 24, 2005
Embassy Suites, Burlingame, CA.
Go to for symposium details and registration information


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:


Aug. 11, Palo Alto
Bay Area MEMS Journal Club meeting at PARC
"The Benefits of Using Modeling & Simulation Software Tools
for Analysis and Virtual Design of MEMS."
James T. Lindauer and Abhro Roy, ESI Group
or contact Rolfe Anderson,

Aug. 12-13, San Francisco
Particle technology short courses in association with Particles 2005
Aug. 13-16, San Francisco
Particles 2005 - Surface Modification in Particles Technology

Aug 22-24, San Francisco
NanoComposites conference


Sept. 14-16, Berkeley
ASME and MIT-Stanford-Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum meeting,
"Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis, and Applications"

Sept. 17-21, Los Angeles
For those interested in thermal analysis, the North American Thermal
Analysis Society (NATAS) will hold its annual conference and short courses
in Polymers, Pharmaceuticals and Energetics in Los Angeles Sept. 17-21. For
more information and to register visit

Sept. 20
Silicon Valley EOS/ESD Society meeting
"ESD PEEK in Test and Burn-in Sockets"
Wayne Tan, Western Digital
(see page 6 of newsletter)

Sept. 21-23, Sunnyvale
NCCAVS Short Course Program
includes half day courses on low k dielectrics, surface science analytical
methods such as XPS/ESCA, Auger, SIMS, Rutherfurd BackScattering (RBS), etc.

Sept. 24, Stanford
"Symposium on Soft Materials -
A Tribute to Prof. Curtis Frank on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday"
Speakers include:
Prof. Wolfgang Knoll, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Prof. Glenn Fredrickson, UC Santa Barbara
Prof. Joseph DeSimone, Univ. of North Carolina
Prof. Chang-Sik Ha, Pusan National University, Korea
Prof. Robert Waymouth, Stanford
Prof. Craig Hawker, UC Santa Barbara
Prof. Alice Gast, MIT
Any interested persons should contact Prof. Gerald Fuller of Stanford,

Sept. 25-28, Rohnert Park
ACS Workshop: 5th "Advances in Polyolefins", 2005


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