DirectorInstitute of Chemistry & Molecular Engineering Agricultural University of Georgia
Creation of new “Active” and “Active-Silyl” polycondensation methods of polymers synthesis, development of “Silyl” and “Click” polycondensations. Synthesis of various hetero-chain polymers (polyamides, polyesters, polyurethanes, polyureas, poly(heteroarylene)s, etc. using new polycondensation methods of polymer synthesis. Synthesis, study and applications of new biodegradable and biocompatible (bioassimilative) polymers – pseudo-proteins [poly(ester amide)s, poly(ester urethane)s, poly(esterurea)s and copolymer thereof, functional, water soluble polymers, hydrogels etc.) composed of naturally occurring and non-toxic building blocks such as -amino acids, -hydroxy acids, dicarbixylic acits and diols. The application of pseudo-proteins as resorbable surgical materials, drug sustained/controlled release devices, artificila organs, etc.
Scientific interests in past: synthesis of aromatic poly(amino amido acid)s by interaction of aromatic tetraamines with aromatic dianhydrides, synthesis of soluble poly(benzoylene benzimidazole)s, polyimides and other thermally and radio stable polymers on the basis of aromatic poly(amino amido acid)s.