Project

Hyperbranched polymer structures: From new synthesis routes to applications

Duration
01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Keywords
controlled radical polymerization hyperbranched polymers click chemistry
 
Project description

The aim of this work is to synthesize and evaluate hyperbranched polymers via new routes by making use of the versatile and metal-free thiol-yne click reaction and the controlled radical polymerization technique RAFT (Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer). For the synthesis of the hyperbranched polymers, thiol-yne click chemistry is used based on AB2 oligomers, which are synthesized via two strategies.