James Wilson

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Phone: 815-793-6271


Education

Ph.D., Chemistry: 2015
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

MChem, Chemistry: 2010
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK


Current Research

Biomaterials from the ring-opening (co)polymerizations of anhydrides, epoxies and lactones.


Publications

  1. Wilson, J.A.; Hopkins, S.A.; Wright, P.M.; Dove, A.P. “Immortal” ring-opening polymerization of ʊ-pentadecalactone by Mg(BHT)2(THF)2. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 2691-2694
  2. Wilson, J.A.; Hopkins, S.A.; Wright, P.M.; Dove, A.P. Synthesis of ʊ-pentadecalactone copolymers with independently tuneable thermal and degradation behavior. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 950-958
  3. Wilson, J.A.; Hopkins, S.A.; Wright, P.M.; Dove, A.P. Synthesis and post-polymerization modification of one-pot ʊ-pentadecalactone block-like copolymers. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3191-3200
  4. Naumann, S.; Scholten, P.B.V.; Wilson, J.A.; Dove, A.P. Dual catalysis for selective ring-opening polymerization of lactones: Evolution towards simplicity. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 45, 14439-14445
  5. Wilson, J.A.; Hopkins, S.A.; Wright, P.M.; Dove, A.P. Dependence of Copolymer Sequencing Based on Lactone Ring Size and epsilon-Substitution. ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, 346-350