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SYNTHESIS AND SELF-ASSEMBLY OF POLYPHOSPHAZENE (PP) BLOCK COPOLYMERS. DESIGN OF NEW INORGANIC NANOSTRUCTURES DERIVED FROM HIGH CRISTALLINE OR/AND CHIRAL HIGH TUNABLE PP BLOCK

Objective

An exciting new area would involve PP block copolymers. These materials would possess an inorganic PP coblock which is superficially reminiscent of Polysiloxane. However, the PP block is inherently much more tunable. A key advantage is that whereas siloxane blocks are intrinsically highly hydrophobic, phosphazene blocks can be easily derivatized to allow them to become hydrophilic. This has the key advantage that self-assembly can be performed in water making processing and practical applications more realistic. This tunability of phosphazene blocks, will allow us to gain deep insight into the factors that facilitate self-assembly of block copolymers in solution and will also allow us to access stabilized nanomaterials for example by introducing crosslinking groups. The introduction of high crystallinity and/or chirality in the PP block will allow us to generate novel and interesting nanostructures.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-RG
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Address
Calle san francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Spain

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Region
Noroeste Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Santiago García Granda (Dr.)
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