The Application Driven Synthesis and Modification of Chemically Recyclable Polyesters

Lead Research Organisation: CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Department Name: Chemistry


The ring-opening co-polymerisation of epoxides and anhydrides has been shown to yield an effectively limitless number of chemically distinct polymers, each with unique chemical and physical properties. This has generated a "dial a property" level of flexibility in polymers, that are all biodegradable or chemically recyclable by de-polymerisation. This project will use this class of polymers to produce antimicrobial materials, and will supply data relating to their chemical, biological, and mechanical properties.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/T517951/1 30/09/2020 29/09/2025
2418829 Studentship EP/T517951/1 30/09/2020 31/03/2024 Taylor Young