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Monomer sequence control in Polymers : Toward next-generation precision materials

Monomer sequence control in Polymers : Toward next-generation precision materials

Objective

The aim of the project “Euro-Sequences” is to establish a multidisciplinary training network on the emerging topic of sequence-controlled polymers. It has been shown during the last 5 years that such polymers open up unprecedented options for the future of manmade materials. Indeed, similarly to biopolymers such as DNA and proteins, synthetic sequence-controlled polymers contain precisely engineered chain-microstructures that allow a fine control over their molecular, nanoscopic and macroscopic properties. For instance, these new types of polymers are relevant for applications in molecular data storage, catalysis, and nanomedicine. However, this field of research is young and therefore, fundamental and applied research is still mandatory. Thus, it seems timely and appropriate to federate top-European researchers working on that topic. The proposed network is composed of 7 academic partners and 2 companies and connects researchers with complementary expertise in areas such as organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, physico-chemistry and materials science. This multidisciplinary network will focus on different scientific aspects. A first important objective will be the development of facile and rapid chemical methods for ‘writing’ molecular information on polymers. In addition, analytical techniques that allow characterization and sequencing of polymers will be studied. The folding and self-assembly of sequence-controlled polymers will be also examined in order to understand the correlation between controlled primary structure and higher levels of organization. Eventually, a crucial aim of this project will be the conception of new types of plastics materials. This network will be a unique scientific environment for training PhDs. The students will conduct their research in top-European laboratories and will receive a complete training, including lectures and summer schools, on polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and biomaterials.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

Participants (8)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

PSA AUTOMOBILES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

IONERA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642083

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 926 899,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 926 899,80

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France