Project

Sequence-defined multifunctional polymers: from precise self-assembly to molecular data encryption

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
sequence-defined polymers information containing polymers solid phase synthesis polymer chemistry self-assembly of polymers
 
Project description

The first aim is to explore the limits of a recently developed chemical strategy, in terms of sequence length, monomer alphabet and product purity. Secondly, the newly acquired knowledge will be applied in an advanced technology, i.e. molecular data encryption. The ultimate goal will not only be to be able to write encoded information but also to erase and reconstruct it.