Project

Design and synthesis of alternating copolymers with crown ether side loops for molecular recognition

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
Keywords
alternating copolymers smart polymeric sensors responsive hydrogels molecular muscles
 
Project description

Within this project we will develop a novel straightforward methodology for the preparation of sequence controlled alternating copolymers that comprise side chain loops between every two consecutive monomers. These novel polymers will be developed into multiresponsive polymer solutions, smart polymeric sensors, responsive hydrogels as well as molecular muscles and polyrotaxane graft copolymers with high potential for utilization as stress-releasing materials.