Project

Synthesis of novel types of macromolecular ligands using "click" chemistry: application for diverse Metal-calayzed reactions

Duration
01 October 2007 → 31 July 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Keywords
solid-supported catalysts polymer chemistry ATRP click chemistry metal-catalyzed polymer
 
Project description

The aim of this research project is to develop novel types of ligand-containing polymer structures as a macromolecular support of a (copper)catalyst and to apply them for various metal-catalyzed reactions (e.g. ATRP polymerization). The synthesis of these novel macromolecular ligands will be "click" chemistry. Three types that will be investigated are: ligand-polymers, ligand-polymer beads and ligand-cryogels.