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Alexandru D. Asandei

AsandeiAlexAlexandru D. Asandei
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269

Phone: (860) 486-9062
Email: asandei@ims.uconn.edu    Web: http://www.asandeigroup.uconn.edu

 

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1999-2001
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S./M.S Polytechnical Institute of Iasi, Romania

 

Research Focus

  • New initiators, catalysts and monomers for living chain and step polymerizations.
  • Ti and Zr-catalyzed living radical and ring opening polymerizations initiated from epoxides, aldehydes, and inactivated halides in the synthesis of architecturally complex copolymers.
  • Dual concurrent living polymerizations of dissimilar monomers via different mechanisms in the synthesis of block copolymer nanostructures and self assembly.
  • Organometallic chemistry: new catalysts for transition metal couplings an metallocene/radical (co)polymerizations of polar/nonpolar monomers.
  • Controlled polymerization of fluorinated monomers, polycondensations, anionic, cationic, and metathesis living polymerizations, supercritical polymerizations for biodegradable drug delivery nanoparticles

 

Current Publications

“Book Chapter: Ti-Catalyzed Living Radical Polymerization of Styrene Initiated by Epoxide Radical Ring Opening.” Asandei, A. D.; Isaac W. Moran, I. W.; Saha, G.; Chen, Y. ACS Symposium Series, Progress in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization. 2006, 944, 125-139.

“Ti-Mediated Living Radical Styrene Polymerizations. 6. Cp2TiCl-Catalyzed Initiation by Epoxide Radical Ring Opening: Effect of Reducing Agents, Temperature, Ti/Epoxide and Ti/Zn Ratios.” Asandei, A. D.; Moran, I. W.; Saha, G.; Chen, Y. J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 2156-2165.

“Ti-Mediated Living Radical Styrene Polymerizations. 5. Cp2TiCl-Catalyzed Initiation by Epoxide Radical Ring Opening: Effect of Solvents and Additives.” Asandei, A. D.; Isaac W. Moran, I. W.; Saha, G.; Chen, Y. J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 2015-2026.

“The Ligand Effect in Ti-Mediated Living Radical Styrene Polymerizations Initiated by Epoxide Radical Ring Opening: 3. Substituted Sandwich Complexes.” Asandei, A. D.; Moran, I. W. J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 1060. Article featured on the journal cover.

“Cp2TiCl-Catalyzed Living Radical Polymerization of Styrene Initiated from Peroxides.” Asandei, A. D.; Saha, G. J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 1106.

“ATRP Grafting of Styrene from Benzyl Chloride Functionalized Polysiloxanes: An AFM and TGA Study of the Cu(0)/bpy Catalyst.” Asandei, A. D.; Taran, E.; Donose, B.; Higashitani, K.; Scutaru, D.; Hurduc, N. Eur. Polym. J. 2006, 42, 119.

“The Ligand Effect in Ti-Mediated Living Radical Styrene Polymerizations Initiated by Epoxide Radical Ring Opening: 2. Scorpionate and Half-Sandwich Complexes.” Asandei, A. D.; Moran, I. W. J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2005, 43, 6039-6047.