Well-defined macromolecular architectures by controlled radical polymerization (CRP) and their assembly

2.1. Synthesis and characterization of copolymers and their assemblies

  • Synthesis of block, graft, gradient copolymers
  • Polymer characterization by SEC (multiple detection : RI, LS, viscosimetry, UV-Vis (diode array)), MALDI-ToF MS, 13C, 1H-RMN, DSC
  • Assemblies’ characterization by DLS, nano-DSC, TEM, cryo-TEM, AFM, SEM (UPMC collaborations)
  • Synthesis and control of intelligent supramolecular polymers

Examples : 

A) Synthesis and characterization of poly(vinylidene chloride)-Based Amphiphilic Block Copolymers. (Collaboration with Solvay and C2P2-Lyon; Macromolecules (2013), 46(3), 664-673)

B) A new class of organosilane-modified polycarboxylate superplasticizers with low sulfate sensitivity. (PhD F. Wei – collaboration with Italcementi; Cement and Concrete Research (2012), 42(1), 166-172)

C) Synthesis and use of a new alkene-functionalized SG1-based alkoxyamine. (Polym. Chem. (2011), 2(1), 229-235)

2.2 Synthesis and control of intelligent supramolecular polymers

- Collaboration : P. Woisel – UMET- Lille

This topic is based on the specificity and reversibility of host/guest supramolecular interactions in order to build smart polymer systems.

Examples :  

A) Programmable Polymer-Based Supramolecular Temperature Sensor with a Memory Function. (Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. (2014), 53(20), 5044-5048)

B) Multi-stimuli responsive supramolecular diblock copolymers. (Polym. Chem. (2014), 5(3), 1031-1036)