报告题目：Reducing Environmental Impact by Green Design of Molecules and Processes: The Use of CO2 as a Trigger for Stimuli-Responsive Materials
报告人：Prof. Philip Jessop，Queen‘s University，Canada
报告时间：2019年11月10日（周日）上午9:00 - 10:00
Dr. Philip Jessop is the Canada Research Chair of Green Chemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and the Technical Director of GreenCentre Canada. After his Ph.D. (British Columbia, 1991) and a postdoctoral appointment (Toronto, 1992), he was a contract researcher in Japan working for R. Noyori (Nobel Prize 2001). As a professor at the University of California-Davis (1996-2003) and since then at Queen’s, he has studied green solvents and the chemistry of CO2 and H2. Distinctions include the NSERC Polanyi Award (2008), Killam Research Fellowship (2010), Canadian Green Chemistry & Engineering Award (2012), Eni Award (2013), Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (2013), a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 (2013 to 2020), and the NSERC Brockhouse Prize (2019). He serves as Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Green Chemistry, has chaired three international conferences, and helped create GreenCentre Canada, a National Centre of Excellence for the commercialization of green chemistry technologies. Forward Water Technologies Inc. is a spin-off company based upon Dr. Jessop's switchable solvents.
Environmental problems caused by human activities can be ameliorated by green redesign of chemical processes and products. But that redesign must be performed with care.
• How can molecules be designed to perform well but avoid harming the environment?
• How can chemical syntheses be redesigned to simplify post-reaction separations?
• How can we replace harmful organic solvents in products where water doesn’t work well?
My group studies ways to use waste CO2as a trigger for stimuli-responsive solvents, solutes, and surfaces. Our work will be used as examples to answer these many questions about green chemistry.