Research at the SOPR Lab
We use the tools of synthetic, polymer and supramolecular chemistry to develop structurally precise organic materials and polymers. Projects in the Cetin Research Group (Synthetic Organic and Polymer Research (SOPR) Lab) will involve synthetic organic, supramolecular and polymer chemistry, catalysis, photo-redox chemistry, ionic liquids, anti-cancer agents, small molecules, characterization via applied spectroscopic techniques, materials science and nanotechnology, nanofabrication, and the comprehensive testing of newly discovered materials. Current application areas of interest include but not limited to materials for electric vehicle batteries, toxic gas capture, metal ion removal/separation, fuel cells, energy harvesting and storage, drug delivery platforms, polymers (polycatenanes, polyrotaxanes, polypseudorotaxanes, etc.), molecular electronics, nano cells, separations technology, hydrogels, self-healing materials, the rational design of 2D/3D polymers, and the interaction of nanostructured materials with biological systems. Some selected and published studies are presented below.