Novel polythiophenes from highly reactive metals (Printed Electronics Europe 2006)

Dr Reuben Rieke, President & CEO
Rieke Metals Inc, United States


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Speaker Biography

Dr. Rieke received a Bachelor of Chemistry Degree in 1961 from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. His undergraduate research was under Professor Wayland E. Noland. His Ph.D. Degree was in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Professor Howard E. Zimmerman. He then did postdoctoral studies with Professor Saul Winstein at UCLA. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1966 to 1976, North Dakota State University in Fargo from 1976 to 1977, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1977 to 2004.
Dr. Rieke is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the development of highly reactive metals, conducting polymers, and novel organometallic reagents. These studies have lead to major extensions of many known reactions and the development of many new synthetic methods.
In 1991 he founded Rieke Metals, Inc. The company specializes in active metals, conducting polymers, novel organometallic reagents and complex fine organic chemicals. Dr. Rieke currently is President and CEO.

Company Profile

Rieke Metals, Inc. has been in business since December 1991. We manufacture high quality 3-Alkyl Polythiophenes. Rieke Metals, Inc. produces highly reactive metals which can be used to manufacture novel organometallic reagents. These reagents can be used in the synthesis of unique polymers as well as fine organic chemicals. Rieke Metals, Inc. offers a wide range of substituted polythiophenes. These include over 98% regioregular 3-Alkyl Polythiophenes and regiorandom 3-Alkyl Polythiophenes. These polymers are highly soluble in organic solvents. We also offer water soluble polythiophenes. All of our polythiophenes are characterized by high quality and reproducibility. We supply quantities from grams to kilograms.