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Workshop 5: Chemical and Biological Nanoscale Materials

Co-organizers: David Tiede and Andrew Goshe

This workshop will explore emergent opportunities for creating new classes of nanocomposite materials that combine the functional properties of inorganic and bio-organic molecular materials. Integration of the normally disparate functionalities of inorganic and bio-organic materials within nanostructured composites holds promise for a wide range of applications in areas that include nano-patterning, signaling, energy transduction, and catalysis. The workshop will highlight advances taking place in the design and realization of supramolecular building blocks with covalent bonded architectures that are tuned for self-directed assembly, molecular recognition, and enhanced chemical reactivity. Biological, bio-mimetic, and chemical design strategies will be examined with a goal of highlighting fundamental molecular mechanisms for function, realization in nanoscale assemblies, successes and challenges for characterization, and opportunities for future exploitation.

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Bldg. 402, Lecture Hall
9:00 am Opening Remarks
David Tiede, Argonne National Laboratory
9:15 Welding Biomolecules to Nanoparticles
Tijana Rajh, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
9:45 Bio-molecules at Interfaces
Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:15 Break
10:40 Design of Nanoscale Architectures and Characterization Using High-Angle X-ray Scattering
Andrew Goshe, Argonne National Laboratory
11:00 Supramolecular Materials Based On High-Valent Metal-Alkylidyne Building Blocks
Michael Hopkins, University of Chicago
11:30 Foldamer Heterosequences: A Modular Approach to Customizable Molecular Containers
Jeffrey Moore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:00 pm Lunch

Structure and Function in Beta-Peptide Foldamers
Samuel Gellman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:00 Reticular Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks
Omar Yaghi, University of Michigan
2:30 Functional Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Coordination Chemistry
Joseph Hupp, Northwestern University
3:00 Break
3:20 Resolving the Conformational Envelope of DNA in Solution by Wide Angle X-ray Scattering
Xiaobing Zuo, Argonne National Laboratory
3:40 Solution Phase Structural Analysis of Supramolecular Assemblies by Wide Angle X-ray Scattering
Jodi O'Donnell, Northwestern University
4:00 Atomic-Scale Structure of Nanoscale Materials by The Atomic Pair Distribution Function Technique and High Energy X-ray Diffraction
Valeri Petkov , Central Michigan University
4:20 Discussion
5:00 Adjourn


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