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WELCOME to the Matson group website. We develop new materials for biology and medicine using techniques and tools from organic polymer chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. Our research group is interdisciplinary, with the goal of designing and synthesizing new small molecules, polymers, and gels for various applications. Current areas of focus include:

  • New compounds and materials for gasotransmitter delivery, focused on H2S and COS
  • Photo- and biodegradable polymer synthesis
  • Peptide-based responsive materials
  • New methods for synthesis of bottlebrush polymers
  • Novel covalent nanostructures with anisotropic shapes