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Controlled metal-catalysed polymerisation of SO2-derived sources to high performance and recyclable materials

Project description

New procedures for sulfur dioxide metal-catalysed copolymerisation

The burning of sulfur-rich fossil fuels generates sulfur dioxide (SO2) which represents a growing threat to human health and the environment. The EU-funded PolySO2 project will search for new controlled procedures. The goal is to achieve direct metal-catalysed copolymerisation of SO2 and sulfone-derived sources. The project aims to advance new sustainable platforms to produce unconventional materials from renewable resources designed for high performance and recyclability. PolySO2 will examine the ring-opening polymerisation and ring-opening alternating copolymerisation of these monomer sources. The project will also search for the best depolymerising strategies of such linear chains to demonstrate full chemical recyclability.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76