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Design and Synthesis of Novel Polymeric Materials by ROMP


The new technologies and applications, e.g. in optoelectronics, microelectronics, biotechnology and medicine necessitate accessibility of quite modern synthetic polymeric materials with continuously more sophisticated, well-defined properties and structures. One of the most challenging tasks in current chemical research is the creation of catalytic system which allows to obtain stereo-regular linear polymers with defined units. Functionalized norbornenes (NBEs), such as: exo-n(alkyl/arylene)-norbornene dicarboxyimides, 5-norbornene-exo,exo-2,3-dimethanol or 5-norbornene-exo,exo-2,3-dicarboxylic acid will be extensively used to construct ‘designer’ ROMP materials with controlled architectures (homopolymers, diblock and triblock copolymers) via well established living polymerisation (ring opening metathesis polymerisation - ROMP) in the presence of Grubbs ruthenium initiators. NBE-based ROMP materials including supported definite and reactive groups for organic synthesis (-hydroxy, -carboxy or -silyloxy), specific chromophores for photo- and optoelectronic devices will be synthesised. After that, the advanced study of photophysical and mechanical properties of all polymeric materials will be explored. This project may deliver a new approach for production of new functional macromolecules and the final results will permit to find practical applications in manufacturing.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/optoelectronics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MC-ERG - European Re-integration Grants (ERG)


Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Administrative Contact
Bogdan Marciniec (Prof.)