Chemistry Faculty & Staff

Nick Tsarevsky

Professor Nicolay V. (Nick) Tsarevsky


Assistant Professor  Office: 305 Fondren Science
Department of Chemistry Phone: (214) 768-3259
Southern Methodist University Fax: (214) 768-4089
PO Box 750314 e-mail: nvt@smu.edu
Dallas, TX 75275-0314    

[Research Group Site]

Education and Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University, 2010-
  • Chief Science Officer, ATRP Solutions, Inc., 2007-2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005-2007
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry), Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • M.S. (Theoretical Chemistry and Chemical Physics), University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1999

Professional Service:

  • Chair, Pittsburgh Section of ACS, 2009
  • Chair, Polymer group of Pittsburgh Section of ACS, 2006

Research Interests:

  • Controlled polymerization and synthesis of polymers with well-defined molecular architecture and functionality.
  • Nanostructured materials for biomedical applications (imaging, controlled delivery).
  • Degradable and biodegradable materials.
  • Transition metal-catalyzed polymerizations.
  • Mechanistic studies of polymerization.

Selected Publications (last 5 years):

  1. Gayathri, C., Tsarevsky, N. V., Gil, R. R., "RDCs Analysis of Small Molecules Made Easy: Fast and Tuneable Alignment by Reversible Compression/Relaxation of Reusable PMMA Gels", Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 3622-6.
  2. Tsarevsky, N. V., "Hypervalent Iodine-Mediated Direct Azidation of Polystyrene and Consecutive Click-Type Functionalization", J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2010, 48, 966-74.
  3. Tsarevsky, N. V., Huang, J., Matyjaszewski, K., "Synthesis of Hyperbranched Degradable Polymers by Atom Transfer Radical (Co)Polymerization of Inimers with Ester or Disulfide Groups", J. Polym. Sci.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2009, 47, 6839-51.
  4. Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., Gennaro, A., Matyjaszewski, K., "Thermodynamic Components of the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Equilibrium: Quantifying Solvent Effects", Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 6348-60.
  5. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N. V., "Nanostructured Functional Materials Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Nature Chemistry, 2009, 1, 276-88.
  6. Tang, W., Kwak, Y., Braunecker, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Coote, M. L., Matyjaszewski, K., "Understanding Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Effect of Ligand and Initiator Structures on the Equilibrium Constants", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 10702-13.
  7. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Structure-Reactivity Correlation in "Click" Chemistry: Substituent Effect on Azide Reavtivity", Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2008, 29, 1167-71.
  8. Jakubowski, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Matyjaszewski, K., "Allyl Halide (Macro) Initiators in ATRP: Synthesis of Block Copolymers with Polyisobutylene Segments", Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 2318-23.
  9. Gil, R. R., Gayathri, C., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Stretched Poly)methyl methacrylate) Gel Aligns Small Organic Molecules in Chloroform. Stereochemical Analysis and Diasterotopic Proton NMR Assignment in Ludartin Using Residual Dipolar Couplings and 3J Coupling Constant Analysis.", J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 840-8.
  10. Wu, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Hudson, J. L., Tour, J. M., Matyjaszewski, K., Kowalewski, T., ""Hairy" Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Small, 2007, 3, 1803-10.
  11. Matyjaszewski, K., Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Dong, H., Huang, J., Jakubowski, W., Kwak, Y., Nicolay, R., Tang, W., Yoon, J. A., "Role of Cu0 in Controlled/"Living" Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7795-806.
  12. Tsarevsky, N. V., Bencherif, S. A., Matyjaszewski, K., "Graft Copolymers by a Combination of ATRP and Two Different Consecutive Click Reactions", Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 4439-45.
  13. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Walker, L. M., Matyjaszewski, K., "Multisegmented Block Copolymers by "Click" Coupling of Polymers Prepared by ATRP", Austral. J. Chem., 2007, 60, 400-4.
  14. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Matyjaszewski, K., "Electron Transfer Reactions Relevant to Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", J. Organometal. Chem., 2007, 692, 3212-22.
  15. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., ""Green" Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: From Process Design to Preparation of Well-Defined Environmentally-Friendly Polymeric Materials", Chem. Rev., 2007, 107, 2270-99.
  16. McCarthy, P., Chattopadhyay, M., Millhauser, G. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Bombalski, L., Matyjaszewski, K., Shimmin, D., Avdalovic, N., Pohl, C., "Nanoengineered Analytical Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography Stationary Phase by ATRP: Separation Prion Peptides", Anal. Biochem., 2007, 366, 1-8.
  17. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Vacca, A., Gans, P., Matyjaszewski, K., "Competitive Equilibria in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Macromol. Symp., 2007, 248, 60-70.
  18. Tang, H., Arulsamy, N., Radosz, M., Shen, Y., Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Tang, W., Matyjaszewski, K., "Highly Active Copper-Based Catalyst for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16277-85.
  19. Matyjaszewski, K., Jakubowski, W., Min, K., Tang, W., Huang, J. Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., "Diminishing Catalyst Concentration in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with Reducing Agents", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2006, 103, 15309-14.
  20. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Tang, W., Brooks, S. J., Matyjaszewski, K., Weisman, G. R., Wong, E. H., "Copper-Based ATRP Catalysts of Very High Activity Derived from Dimethyl Cross-Bridged Cyclam", J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 2006, 257, 132-40.
  21. Tsarevsky, N. V., Braunecker, W. A., Brooks, S. J., Matyjaszewski, K., "Rational Selection of Initiating/Catalytic Systems for the Copper-Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Basic Monomers in Protic Media: ATRP of 4-Vinylpyridine", Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6817-24.
  22. Golas, P. L., Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Matyjaszewski, K., "Catalyst Performance in "Click" Coupling Reactions of Polymers Prepared at ATRP: Ligand and Metal Effects", Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6451-7.
  23. Shach-Caplan, M., Silverstein, M. S., Bianco-Peled, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Cooper, B. M., Matyjaszewski, K., "Nanoscale Sructure of SAN-PEO-SAN Triblock Copolymers Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Polymer, 2006, 47, 6673-83.
  24. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Environmentally Benign Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Towards "Green" Processes and Materials", J. Polym. Chem.: Part A: Polym. Chem., 2006, 44, 5098-112.
  25. Oh, J. K., Tang, C., Gao, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Inverse Miniemulsion ATRP: A New Method for Synthesis and Functionalization of Well-Defined Water-Soluble Cross-Linked Polymeric Particles", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 5578-84.
  26. Tang, W., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Determination of Equilibrium Constants for ATRP", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 1598-1604.
  27. Sumerlin, B. S., Tsarevsky, N. V., Louche, G., Lee, R. Y., Matyjaszewski, K., "Highly Efficient "Click" Functionalization of Poly(3-azidoporpyl methacrylate) Prepared by ATRP", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(18), 7540-5.
  28. Gao, H., Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Synthesis of Degradable Miktoarm Star Copolymers via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(14), 5995-6004.
  29. Braunecker, W. A., Tsarevsky, N. V., Pintauer, T., Gil, R. R., Matyjaszewski, K., "Quantifying Vinyl Momomer Coordination to Cu1 in Solution and the Effect of Coordination on Monomer Reactivity in Radical Copolymerization", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(10), 4081-8.
  30. Tsarevsky, N. V., Sumerlin, B. S., Matyjaszewski, K., "Step Growth "Click" Coupling of Telechelic Polymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(9), 3558-61.
  31. Tsarevsky, N. V., Matyjaszewski, K., "Combining Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Disulfide/Thiol Redox Chemistry: A Route to Well-Defined (Bio)degradable Polymeric Materials", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(8), 3087-92.
  32. Braunecker, W. A., Pintauer, T., Tsarevsky, N. V., Kickelbick, G., Matyjaszewski, K., "Towards Understanding Monomer Coordination in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Synthesis of [Cu1 (PMDETA)(□-M)][BPh4] (M=Methyl Acrylate, Styrene, 1-Octene, and Methyl Methacrylate) and Structural Studies by FT-IR and 1H NMR Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography", J. Organometal. Chem., 2005, 690, 916-24.