– Separation Anxiety –
Department – Chemistry & Biochemistry (Undergraduate Student) –
Research Field -Material Chemistry –
How image was captured – DSLR –
Research Impact & Significance – This separation was utilized to purify a monomer that is used in the polymerization of photomechanical polymer films. These monomers have the ability to undergo conformation changes when irradiated with light source. This process is reversible by thermal treatment or irradiation with a different wavelength of light. When they are incorporated into a thin film through polymerization, their ability to change their conformations will be augmented and can be harvest to perform various functions.