Polymers from biomass

Polymer and supramolecular assembly from biosourced molecules

The objective of this theme is the use of biosourced molecules to realize new materials. The first approach is to use cyclodextrin to make polyrotaxanes based on polyfluorene, polyazomethine … (supramolecular assemblies formed by cyclic molecules encapsulating a linear polymer, and blocked at both ends) or to use derivatives from lipochemistry to synthesize new thermoplastics with mechanical properties competitive with those of polymers from petrochemistry.

Collaboration : V.Harabagiu, A. Farcas