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SELECTBIO Conferences Microfluidics & Flow Chemistry 2019

Amanda Evans's Biography

Amanda Evans, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in organic synthesis from the University of Cambridge (Professor Steven Ley). She was subsequently appointed as a Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a RSC JWT Fellowship recipient, in addition to appointments as a Visiting Professorship at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis and as an Assistant Professor in Bio-Organic Chemistry at California State University Fullerton. Dr. Evans currently works at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Scientist (Physical Organic Chemistry) in the Biosciences Division. She utilizes both batch and continuous processing/bioprocessing approaches for making molecules and her research interests remain diverse, spanning microfluidic syntheses, continuous flow biocatalysis, high energy compounds, DNA nanotechnology, and polymeric materials. She possesses an extensive background in the generation of chiral substrates and the use of synthetic techniques in combination with other cross-disciplinary methods to construct and characterize molecular or macromolecular compounds with useful material and/or biological properties for interdisciplinary applications. She is particularly interested in establishing more innovative, scalable and sustainable enabling methodologies for creating chiral molecules.

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Tunable Chiroptical Induction/Destruction Using Synchrotron-Sourced Circularly Polarized Light

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 15:30

Add to Calendar ▼2019-10-08 15:30:002019-10-08 16:30:00Europe/LondonTunable Chiroptical Induction/Destruction Using Synchrotron-Sourced Circularly Polarized LightMicrofluidics and Flow Chemistry 2019 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island,

This talk will focus on the use of circularly polarized (cp), or “chiral”, light as a supramolecular chiroptical field for selective asymmetrical destruction of small molecules as a continuous photochemical process. A series of experiments have been performed using synchrotron-sourced cp light as the sole source of chiroptical induction under a number of different conditions. Experimental circular dichroism (CD) and anisotropy spectroscopy have been used to characterize a series of small molecules into the vacuum/low UV prior to cp exposure, and theoretical predictive approaches for generating CD and anisotropy spectra for small molecules have also been established. Novel applications of these approaches for selective photodestruction will be discussed, and the relevance of these results for the chiral origins of life will also be considered.

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