Resolving structural defects in push-pull type conjugated polymers as a leverage for commercialization of organic electronics Hasselt University
Polymer chemistry with nature's precision: design of supramolecular sequence defined polymers. Hasselt University
Conjugated polymers prepared by a controlled polymerization mechanism: synthesis and characterization. KU Leuven
Since the research groups of Yokozawa and McCullough in 2004 simultaneously discovered that poly(thiophene) could be synthesized in a controlled chain-growth method, the field of conjugated polymers evolved greatly. The mechanism behind this polymerization was unraveled and the same principles were employed to polymerize a variety of new monomers in a controlled way. Also different architectures, such as block copolymers, can be synthesized ...
Molecularly imprinted polymers for pesticide detection and removal Hasselt University
Few consumer goods can rival (one-dimensional) polymers in terms of societal and industrial relevance (around 300 megatons are produced every year). Two-dimensional (2D) polymers, and among them single-layer covalent organic frameworks, are one-molecule thick sheets of a crystalline and robust material endowed of a periodic array of nanopores. By tuning the building-blocks, a wide set of potential applications, ranging from superthin ...
High-E conjugated polymers for next generation organic photovoltaics Hasselt University
Catalytic strategies to novel bio-based alpha-hydroxy acid building blocks for polyester polymers. KU Leuven
Plastics lie at the heart of modern day comfort and find use in nearly all aspects of human activity. There are however two main drawbacks concerning the current generation of polymers. For one, they are derived from diminishing fossil resources with associated greenhouse gas emissions. Secondly, most of these polymers are non-degradable and contribute to a huge environmental waste problem after disposal. Polymers obtained from renewable and ...