Alex Adronov
Alex Adronov
A.N. Bourns Science Building, Room 419
905-525-9140 x23514


Research focuses on: Polymer Chemistry of Nanotubes; Dendrimer-Based Therapeutics; Covalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs); Supramolecular Functionalization of SWNTs; Dendrimer-Based Imaging Agents

Current research projects can be separated into two main areas, including the polymer chemistry of carbon nanotubes, and dendrimer-based therapeutics. In the former, both covalent and non-covalent carbon nanotube functionalization strategies are being explored, with a focus on producing functional materials that combine the properties of carbon nanotubes with those of other nano-scale structures. In the area of dendrimer-based therapeutics, the emphasis is on the development and investigation of simultaneous diagnostic imaging and drug delivery agents.

Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

A current list of Dr. Adronov's publications can be found on his research group website
  • 105. Fong, D.; Bodnaryk, W. J.; Rice, N. A.; Saem, S.; Moran-Mirabal, J. M.; Adronov, A. “Influence of Polymer Electronics on Selective Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” Chem. Eur. J. 2016, in press.
  • 104. Imit, M.; Imin, P.; Adronov, A. “Supramolecular Interactions of Fluorene-Based Copolymers Containing 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene and Phenazine Units with SWNTs” Polym. Chem., 2016, in press.
  • 103. Imit, M.; Imin, P.; Adronov, A. “π-Conjugated Polymers with Pendant Coumarins: Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Interactions with Carbon Nanotubes” Can. J. Chem., 2016, in press.
  • 102. Sadowski, L. P.; Edem, P. E.; Valliant, J. F.; Adronov, A. “Synthesis of Polyester Dendritic Scaffolds for Biomedical Applications” Macromol. Biosci., 2016, in press.
  • 101. Bodnaryk, W. J.; Rice, N. A.; Adronov, A. “Influence of Regiochemistry in the Selective Dispersion of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes Using Electron Poor Conjugated Polymers” Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 3832-3837.
  • 100. Zhang, J.; Liang, S.; Yu, L.; Ladegaard Skov, A.; Etmimi, H. M.; Mallon, P. E.; Adronov, A.; Brook, M. A. “Silicone-Modified Graphene Oxide Fillers via the Piers-Rubinsztajn Reaction” J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem., 2016, 54, 2379-2385.
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