Catalysts and Polymer Chemistry for Carbon Circularity: Innovative chemistry forupgrading plastic waste (C3). KU Leuven
Polymer Chemistry and Technology Ghent University
Oriented covalent coupling of site-specific modified nanobodies onto functionalized conjugated polymers using 'click chemistry' Hasselt University
Exploitation of TAD-based chemistry for renewable polymers Ghent University
An efficient, newly developed chemical reaction based on triazolinediones will be studied in detail for the production and/or functionalization of renewable polymers from plant oils, terpenes en terpenoids via chemical pathways that are robust, non-toxic, atom-efficient and orthogonal.
Poly-Valve: Polymeric prosthetic heart valve for life, creative chemistry for a sustainable future Hasselt University
Study of polymer properties and polymer dynamics by means of 'single-molecule' fluorescence techniques. KU Leuven
Fossil oil depletion imposes a societal driven shift to non-edible biomass as a renewable feedstock for chemicals. Wood is among the most abundant carbon sources on earth, and is ideal to address this challenge. Wood contains (hemi)cellulose (carbohydrates) and lignin, a polymeric network of arenes. Biorefineries mostly focus on the former, using lignin only as low value fuel. This project's ambitious aim is to transform lignin into ...
Controlling the molecular structure of biocompatible hydrogels by combining PAOxylation chemistry and Monte Carlo stochastic tools. Ghent University
Hydrogels are three-dimensional networks of cross-linked hydrophilic copolymers. Their viscoelastic properties can be tailored by adjusting the chemical composition of the copolymers which build up the hydrogel. Poly(oxazoline)s (POx) are a class of low dispersity polymers. The poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) is biocompatible, stealthy and non-toxic, which makes this hydrophilic polymer, as well as POx hydrogels interesting for various biomedical ...