Public lecture

Smart polymer microgels and their hybrids for environmental and catalytic applications

  • 7 November 2023
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Zahoor Hussain Farooqi delivers a seminar on their research - 

Synthesis and characterization of smart microgel particles have gained a lot of attention in the last few decades due to their potential applications in various fields including nanotechnology, catalysis and environmental science. Our group has reported different microgel systems with different morphologies for in-situ fabrication and stabilization of metal nanoparticles. Homogeneous microgel particles are obtained by free radical precipitation polymerization. Core-shell microgel particles were obtained by two step precipitation polymerization. We have also developed a single step method to obtain core shell microgel particles. Metal nanoparticles are loaded into the microgel system by reduction of metal ions inside the polymer network. Microgel particles are used as adsorbents for removal of heavy metal ions from waste water. Hybrid microgels are used as catalysts for different organic transformations. This talk gives an overview of our recent published work in the field of microgels and their hybrids.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1:00pm.

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