263rd ACS Spring National Meeting in San Diego


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Probing Structure & Transforming Biomass for Value Added Opportunities:
A Symposium in Honor of the Lifetime Contributions of Prof. D. S. Argyropoulos

March 20-24, 2022
(Hybrid in person and online format)

It is our distinct pleasure to contact you in order to invite you to a celebration on the occasion of the phase retirement of our friend and colleague Professor Dimitris Argyropoulos of North Carolina State University.
Our symposium aims to honor his numerous contributions to our science. Professor Argyropoulos is best known to our community for the development of the invaluable pivotal analytical tool of 31P NMR with numerous applications by all of us. The work of his team over the years has allowed the biomass/biomaterials chemistry community to embark and address detailed investigations promoting biomass utilization on many fronts. These contributions further advance the vision of a forest based biorefinery. These efforts arrived at an opportune juncture since our community works so intensely these days at promoting the principles of Green Chemistry and a Sustainable Circular Economy. It is therefore a timely pleasure to invite you to gather in San Diego to celebrate and discuss our progress to date.
We thus welcome contributions on the wide range of topics the work of Professor Argyropoulos has covered such as:
Development & application of new methods to Understand, Modulate, Catalyze & promote the transformation of wood biopolymers to New Materials, Chemicals & Energy.
While we are not able to offer any reimbursement for your participation, this is promised to be a truly unique scientific and social occasion. More details on the actual scientific and social program are to follow.
To submit a paper you may use the following link:

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Claudia Crestini, Department of Molecular Science and Nanosystems
Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Nathalie Lavoine, Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, USA

Lucian Lucia, Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, USA



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