Smaldone, Ronald A.
Ronald Smaldone is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry who is working to combine "novel organic and inorganic materials by using the principles of supramolecular chemistry, organic synthesis and biomimetic self-assembly." Specifically, his research focuses on three areas:
- Developing new methods for the synthesis and processing of porous materials and polymers for the storage of hydrogen, natural gas and electrical power.
- The design and synthesis of novel polycyclic aromatic building blocks for the development of electrically-active and highly-ordered solid state materials.
- Using synthetically functionalized biomolecules (i.e., DNA and peptides) to direct the formation of nanostructured devices and soft-materials.
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(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014-04-24)In this communication, we report the synthesis of several novel hexa-(peri)-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) containing microporous polymers. These polymers exhibit good adsorption properties for H2, N2 and CO2 gases. Based on ...