Project

Vinylogous urethane vitrimers: new generation of high performance polymers

Acronym
Vitrimers
Duration
01 September 2015 → 31 January 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
vitrimers
 
Project description

UGent researchers have recently developed, patented and published the first alternative chemical system for vitrimination, built around vinyloge urethanes as dynamic and versatile chemical "links", which offer many benefits at material level. A convincing but fairly limited series of examples was submitted with the priority application. Additional examples and data will be required to support the requested claims. A first industrial cooperation on this new UGent technology has already started.