Chemistry for Chemical Overdose Remediation [S-17-11]

Presenter: Richard (Dick) Partch
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 3:30 PM 04/04

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The use of many legal medicines as well as illicit drugs can cause serious problems, including death. Their prevalence is astounding. With anesthesiologist collaborators, Dick Partch has successfully developed injectable and biocompatible antidotes in his Clarkson laboratory. These antidotes hold promise for saving lives. This course covers, at the lay scientific level, what problem molecules are, how they relate to current antidotes, and how the new remedies are better.

Dick has been professor at Clarkson for 51 years. He has mentored numerous students at all levels in class, as well as in fundamental research. His focus has been on making colloidal particles, now often referred to as nanoparticles. These particles have the needed composition, size, shape, and surface properties for improved practical applications. Dick’s published and patented examples include: applications to computer chip manufacture, thermally-conducting materials, magnetic composites for antenna applications, visible and infrared obscurants, air filters for neutralizing nerve gases, and medicinal antidotes.

NOTE: In local and national news media, take notice of the scourge of illegal drug addictions happening all across the US.

Cap: 50

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