Alexandru D. Asandei

AsandeiAlexAlexandru D. Asandei
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269

Phone: (860) 486-9062
Email: alexandru.asandei@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

  • Polymer synthesis

Current Publications

Kim, J. S.; Dutta, A.; Vasu, V.; Adebolu, O. I.; Asandei, A. D., Universal Group 14 Free Radical Photoinitiators for Vinylidene Fluoride, Styrene, Methyl Methacrylate, Vinyl Acetate and Butadiene. Macromolecules, 2019, 52(22), 8895-8909. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01802.

Vasu, V.; Kim, J. S.; Dutta, A.; Asandei, A. D., Specifics of the Mn2(CO)10 Photomediated Synthesis of PVDF Block Copolymers. in Progress in Fluorine Science. Opportunities for Fluoropolymers. 1st Edition, Synthesis, Characterization, Processing, Simulation and Recycling. Ameduri, B. Fomin, S. Eds., Elsevier, In Press 2020. Chapter 4 (https://www.elsevier.com/books/opportunities-for-fluoropolymers/ameduri/978-0-12-
821966-9).

Towards Butadiene-ATRP with Group 10 Metal Complexes. Vasu, V.; Kim, J. S.; Yu, H. S.; Bannerman, W. I.; Johnson, M. E.; Asandei, A. D. ACS. Symp. Ser. 2018, 1284, Chapter 9, 205-225.  DOI: 10.1021/bk-2018-1284.ch009, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/bk-2018-1284.ch009

Normal, ICAR and Photomediated Butadiene-ATRP with Iron Complexes. Vasu, V.; Kim, J. S.; Yu, H. S.; Bannerman, W. I.; Johnson, M. E.; Asandei, A. D. Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 2389-2406. DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00463C

First-principles studies of spontaneous polarization in mixed poly (vinylidene fluoride)/2, 3, 3, 3-tetrafluoropropene polymer crystals.Ghosh. A.; Louis, L.; Asandei, A. D.; Nakhmanson, S. Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 2484-2491. DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00262B

Water soluble poly(styrene sulfonate)-b-poly(vinylidene fluoride)-b-poly(styrene sulfonate) triblock copolymer nanoparticles. Cernoch, Peter; Cernochova, Zulfiya; Petrova, Svetlana; Kankova, Dana; Kim, Joon-Sung; Vasu, Vignesh; Asandei, Alexandru D. RSC Advances 2016, 6(60), 55374-55381. DOI:10.1039/C6RA10241G

Photomediated Controlled Radical Polymerization and Block Copolymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride. Asandei, Alexandru D. Chemical Reviews  2016, 116(4), 2244-2274. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00539

Metal and Ligand Effects of Photoactive Transition Metal Carbonyls in the Iodine Degenerative Transfer Controlled Radical Polymerization and Block Copolymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride. Simpson, Christopher P.; Adebolu, Olumide I.; Kim, Joon-Sung; Vasu, Vignesh; Asandei, Alexandru D. Macromolecules  (2015), 48(18), 6404-6420.  DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00698

Temperature dependent structural, elastic, and polar properties of ferroelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and trifluoroethylene (TrFE) copolymers. Sun, Fu-Chang; Dongare, Avinash M.; Asandei, Alexandru D.; Pamir Alpay, S.; Nakhmanson, Serge. Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices (2015), 3(32), 8389-8396.  DOI:10.1039/C5TC01224D

Mn2(CO)10-photomediated synthesis of poly(vinylidene fluoride)-b-poly(styrene sulfonate). Cernoch, Peter; Petrova, Svetlana; Cernochova, Zulfiya; Kim, Joon-Sung; Simpson, Christopher P.; Asandei, Alexandru D. European Polymer Journal (2015), 68, 460-470. DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.05.013

Photochemically enabled iodine degenerative transfer controlled radical homo- and block copolymerization of vinylidene fluoride at ambient temperatures with Mn2(Co)10 and visible light. Simpson, Christopher P.; Adebolu, Olumide I.; Kim, Joon-Sung; Vasu, Vignesh; Asandei, Alexandru D. ACS Symposium Series (2015), 1187 (Controlled Radical Polymerization), 183-209.  DOI:10.1021/bk-2015-1187.ch011