Multiblock Copolymer Synthesis for Nano-Engineered Materials

  • Setterlund, Per (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Perrier, Sebastien, University of Warwick, (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Moad, Graeme (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The overall aim of this Project is to develop environmentally friendly and scalable methodology for synthesis of novel multiblock copolymers – complex polymer chains containing discrete segments of different monomer types – that are able to undergo microphase separation into spatially periodic compositional patterns in the molten/solid state. In essence, every type of block copolymer would be expected to correspond to a unique material as dictated by its polymer molecular structure and self-assembly behaviour, thus providing access to a myriad of nano-engineered materials. This would enable the creation of advanced materials with specific engineering targets and applications ranging from nanomedicine to materials science.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date8/05/1731/12/19