Sunday, May 23, 2010

Craig Hawker named to Royal Society for macromolecules work including click chemistry

May 20th, 2010, Craig Hawker  was elected to Britain's prestigious Royal Society. Currently the society includes more than 60 Nobel Laureates.

The right-side bar takes you to Dr. Hawker's laboratory page - he is the director of the Materials Research Lanboratory and a professor of chemistry, biochemistry and materials in USCB.

By the Royal Society: "Craig Jon Hawker is one of the world's foremost pioneers in the design and synthesis of functionalized macromolecules." His publication of dendrimer synthesis using click chemistry demonstrated a beautiful example of click chemistry application in extremely demanding context - one of the most influential publications from Sharpless group.

Peng Wu, Alina K. Feldman, Anne K. Nugent, Craig J. Hawker,* Arnulf Scheel, Brigitte Voit, Jeffrey Pyun, Jean M. J. Frechet, K. Barry Sharpless,* and Valery V. Fokin*, Efficiency and Fidelity in a Click-Chemistry Route to Triazole Dendrimers by the Copper(i)-Catalyzed Ligation of Azides and Alkynes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 3928.

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