Wooley, Karen individual record
Distinguished Professor

Our research activities combine organic syntheses, polymerization strategies and polymer modification reactions in creative ways to afford unique macromolecular structures, which have been designed as functional nanostructures, polymer systems having unique macromolecular architectures, and/or degradable polymers. The emphasis is upon the incorporation of functions and functionalities into selective regions of polymer frameworks. In some cases, the function is added at the small molecule, monomer, stage, prior to polymerization, whereas, in other cases, chemical modifications are performed upon polymers or at the nanostructure level; each requires a strategic balance of chemical reactivity and the ultimate composition and structure.

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Academic Articles367
  • Cauët, S. I., Lee, N. S., Lin, L. Y., & Wooley, K. L. (2012). Individual Nano-Objects Obtained via Hierarchical Assembly of Polymer Building Blocks. Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, 10 Volume Set. (pp. 775-820). Elsevier.
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  • Chen, Z., Cheng, C., Germack, D. S., Gopalan, P., van Horn, B. A., Venkataraman, S., & Wooley, K. L. (2007). Complex Functional Macromolecules. Macromolecular Engineering. (pp. 1341-1385). Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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Conference Papers89
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Chemistry Department; 3255 TAMU
College Station, TX 77842-3012