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VT SBIO at the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society


March 18, 2014 – By Maren Roman
During the third week of March, the American Chemical Society is holding its 247th National Meeting in Dallas, TX with the theme: Chemistry and Materials for Energy. The Virginia Tech Department of Sustainable Biomaterials will be represented at this meeting by Prof. Kevin Edgar and his graduate students Ruoran Zhang, Xueyan Zheng, Joyann Marks, and Xiangtao Meng, Prof. Chip Frazier and his graduate students Guigui Wan and Xing Yang, Prof. Scott Renneckar and his graduate student Wei Zhang, Prof. Barry Goodell, and Prof. Maren Roman’s graduate students Jung Ki Hong and Xinyi Tan. Prof. Audrey Zink-Sharp is a co-author of one of the papers. The delegation will deliver thirteen oral and four poster presentations: 

Oral Presentations:  

1. Versatile design and synthesis of cellulose derivatives for amorphous solid dispersions (Edgar) Design and Self-Assembly of Bio-Inspired Nanocomposites Based on Renewable Building Blocks, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

2. Regioselectively synthesized aminopolysaccharides for high performance applications (Edgar) ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Arthur J. Ragauskas, Division of Energy and Fuels 

3. Synthesis of curdlan derivatives regioselectively aminated at the C-6 position (R. Zhang) Design and Self-Assembly of Bio-Inspired Nanocomposites Based on Renewable Building Blocks, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

4. Efficient method for regioselective synthesis of cellulose esters (Zheng) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

5. Pairwise polymer blends for oral drug delivery (Marks) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

6. Isolation and structural analysis of lignin from glycerol thermal pretreated (GTP) biomass (W. Zhang) Lignin Biosynthesis, Characterization and Modifications: Anselme Payen Award Symposium in Honor of Dr. John Ralph, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials

7. Glycerol thermal processing as a new pretreatment to fractionate biopolymers and improve enzymatic saccharification (W. Zhang) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

8. Non-enzymatic decomposition of lignocellulose by brown rot fungi and the role it plays in carbon sequestration and cycling (Goodell) Changing Atmospheric Chemistry: Environmental Implications of Land-Air Interactions, Division of Environmental Chemistry 

9. Cellulose nanocrystal reinforced polymeric bone scaffolds (Hong) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

10. Mechanisms of wood-generated formaldehyde emission (Wan) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

11. Influence of biomass fillers in phenol-formaldehyde wood adhesion (Yang) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials

12. Decoration of nanocellulosic fibrils with spatially distributed inorganic crystals using biomimetic processes (Renneckar) Cellulose Structures, Surfaces, and Interfaces: Towards Truly Nanostructured Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials 

13. Novel process combining biomass pretreatment for cellulosic bioethanol production and synthesis of alkyl glycosides (Tan) USDA -NIFA Sponsored Biobased Materials as Resources for Tomorrow: Graduate Interdisciplinary Research in Biobased Materials, Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials

Poster Presentations:(each presented at two different poster sessions) 

1. Olefin cross-metathesis as a source of novel polysaccharide derivatives (Meng) Poster Session of the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials and Sci-Mix (a convention- wide poster session) 

2. Remarkably regioselective deacylation of cellulose esters using tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (Zheng) Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research, Poster Session of the Division of Polymer Chemistry and Sci-Mix


 

   

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