Rong Chen

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. in Chemistry 08/2003
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

B.S. in Polymer Chemistry
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China 06/1996
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“Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Macrocyclic Polystyrene Containing Two Fluorene Units and Single 9,10-Anthracenylidene Group”, Rong Chen, Jun Ling, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 6015-6022.

“Investigation of Macrocyclic Polymers as Artificial Light Harvesters: Subpicosecond Energy Transfer in Poly(9,9-dimethyl-2-vinylfluorene)”, Jerainne M. Johnson, Rong Chen, Xiyi Chen, Amy C. Moskun, Xi Zhang, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch and Stephen E. Bradforth. J. Phys. Chem. B2008112 (51), pp 16367–16381.

“Synthesis and Thermal and Spectroscopic Properties of Macrocyclic Vinyl Aromatic Polymers.”                      Rong Chen, Gennadi G. Nossarev, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2004,  42,  5488-5503.

“Synthesis and Properties of Macrocyclic Vinyl Aromatic Polymers Containing a Single 1,4- Benzylidene or 9,10-Anthracenylidene Group.” Rong Chen, Gennadi G. Nossarev, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. Macromolecular Symposia 2004, 215 (Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization and Related Processes), 67-79.

“Ultraviolet Absorption and Fluorescence Emission Spectroscopic Studies of Macrocyclic and Linear Poly(9,9-dimethyl-2-vinylfluorene). Evidence for Ground State Chromophore Interactions.” Rong Chen, Jerainne M. Johnson, Stephen E. Bradforth and Thieo E. Hogen- Esch. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 9966.

"Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Macrocyclic Poly(9,9-dimethyl-2-vinylfluorene) Containing Single 1,4-Benzylidene or 9,10-Anthracenylidene Linking Units" Rong Chen, Xi Zhang and Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 7477.

“A New Bifunctional Initiator for Use in Anionic Polymerizations”, Kurt A. Alberty, Rong Chen, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. J. Polym. Sci.Part A: Polym. Chem. 2002, 40, 2108.

“Synthesis and Characterization of Macrocyclic Poly[4-N,N-dimethylamino)styrene]”, Rong Chen, Thieo E. Hogen-Esch. ACS Div. Polym. Polym. Prepr. 2002, 43(2), 1142. Poster presentation at The 224th ACS National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (August, 2002).