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.
Fields of science
Call for proposal
See other projects for this call