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Speaker Series: Mitch Smith

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry for Sustainability in the 21st Century Mitch Smith Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University Our research ranges from developing metal-catalyzed reactions that act on organic and inorganic substrates, to designing polymers that interact in interesting ways with enzymes and drugs. The connecting theme is developing new chemistry and mentoring the next generation of scientists to tackle the…

Synthesis of Biobased Terephthalic Acid: Enabling Manufacture of 100% Renewable PET

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Presentation by John Frost, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Michigan State University, at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute, Holland, Mich., Feb. 10, 2016.