David E. Bergbreiter

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New methods for the reduction and remediation of hazardous wastes like carcinogenic organic solvents, toxic materials, and nuclear contamination are vital to environmental health. Procedures for effective waste reduction, detection, and removal are important components of any such methods. Toward this end, polymeric smart materials are finding useful(More)
Ruthenium and molybdenum catalysts are widely used in synthesis of both small molecules and macromolecules. While major developments have led to new increasingly active catalysts that have high functional group compatibility and stereoselectivity, catalyst/product separation, catalyst recycling, and/or catalyst residue/product separation remain an issue in(More)
Characterization of Mode-I fracture toughness of ductile polymeric thin films is nontrivial. It requires extreme care in sample preparation to avoid premature film damage, in fixture design to minimize out of plane film wrinkling, and in the analysis of their deformation and corresponding energy partitioning to establish meaningful structure-property(More)
Fatty acid esters have been synthesized in good yield by reaction between copper(I) ate complexes formed from methylcopper(I) and primary or secondary Grignard reagents and esters of primary iodoalkylcarboxylic acids. The synthetic method is illustrated with proced.ures for CHr:gH(CHz)rgCO2C2H5, CeHsCHzO(CH2)16COzCzHs, CH3(CH2)25CO2C2H5, CH3O2C(CH)I2CO2CHI,(More)
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