报 告 人：唐传兵 教授
Dr. Chuanbing Tang received B.S. from Nanjing University, M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of University of South Carolina. His research interests focus on organic polymer synthesis, sustainable polymers and biomaterials from biomass, metal-containing polymers, and polymers for advanced applications. He is a recipient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He won South Carolina Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, National Science Foundation Career Award, ACS Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award, and USC Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. He is an Editor for Polymer (Elsevier), and has served or is serving as editors or on editorial advisory boards of major polymer journals including Polymer Reviews, Macromolecules, ACS Macro Letters, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, and Green Materials. He has edited one book, published about 140 papers and garnered 14 patents.
Polyelectrolytes are a class of macromolecules containing charged groups. The fields of macromolecular sciences have enjoyed a unique combination of metals and soft organic frameworks in the name of metallopolymers, metal-containing polymers or organometallic polymers. When metallopolymers carry charged groups, they form a class of polyelectrolytes or metallo-polyelectrolytes. This is an emerging area that is particularly well suited for manufacturing functional materials. This presentation will focus on a few unique properties and functions of metallo-polyelectrolytes that conventional organo-polyelectrolytes, do not possess. Particularly I will talk about cationic metallocene-containing polyelectrolytes on the following perspectives: (1) electronic, bonding, and redox properties; (2) functional materials via electrostatic interactions; (3) ion-exchange for transport. A perspective on the critical challenges will be discussed, especially on experimental quantitative analysis and theoretical modeling of ionic binding.