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David Nicewicz named Arthur C. Cope Scholar
David Nicewicz named Arthur C. Cope Scholar

David Nicewicz, Royce Murray Term Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2022 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award.

18 chemistry undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society

18 chemistry undergraduates have been selected for induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.

We're hiring: Assistant Professor & Associate Professor
Faculty Positions

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently accepting applications for three faculty positions.

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021
Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 of 2021

Frank Leibfarth joins Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 roster. The roster recognizes 10 early-career scientists and engineers across the nation whose innovative approaches to key issues have the potential to transform the world.


Investigating the Stress–Strain Behavior in Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Based Brush Elastomers

Here, we show that brush elastomers made by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornene-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) macromonomers are less extensible than brush elastomers with the methacrylate backbone yet not as extensible (λmax) as predicted by the strain-stiffening parameter (β) derived from fitting the experimental stress–strain curves.

Taking phototherapeutics from concept to clinical launch

This Review highlights these recent discoveries, along with their limitations and clinical opportunities.

Resolving the Molecular Origin of Mechanical Relaxations in Donor–Acceptor Polymer Semiconductors

This study uses dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) to probe thermal relaxations of a systematic set of polymers based around the benzodithiophene (BDT) moiety.

Accessing Photoredox Transformations with an Iron(III) Photosensitizer and Green Light

Efficient excited-state electron transfer between an iron(III) photosensitizer and organic electron donors was realized with green light irradiation.

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