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Functional liquid Crystalline dendrimers: Synthesis of New Materials, Resource for New Applications

Functional liquid Crystalline dendrimers: Synthesis of New Materials, Resource for New Applications

Objective

Dendrimers are new materials obtained with a highly controlled molecular structure in several space orientations. Liquid Crystals (LC) Dendrimers are a part of them that incorporate directional properties to these materials. If we append active molecules into these engineered molecules, we can obtain multifunctional anisotropic molecules that open the possibility of achieving a wide variety of physical properties and new applications. Among the numerous possibilities to be explored within this field, we have chosen two fundamental lines, which are Biomedicine and Advanced Molecular Materials. Training of multidisciplinary personnel in this field of research will contribute to concentrate the knowledge spread in different countries and to accelerate the development within Europe by means of industrial collaboration. This collaboration will provide an up-to-date list of requirements for better planning the research lines that ensure a rapid evolution of the existing ones in Europe, all of which are oriented to the synthesis of compounds easily transferable to industrial use. The aim is to reduce the existing gap between academically developed new materials and their industrial application. Multidisciplinary training will include modelling of new materials, chemical synthesis and controlled chemical orientation, structural functional studies, physical characterization of structural properties, biological modelling, molecular activity analyses, technology oriented samples and product escalation towards industry processes. These training aspects will go parallel to a research career, complementary formation and cooperation key-events.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Address

Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 897 307,40

Administrative Contact

Carmen Baras Escola (Ms.)

Participants (8)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 483 097,20

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 500 736,20

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 438 597,20

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 442 641,20

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 474 073,20

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 381 646,20

PHARMAMAR, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 288 017,20

NANOLOGICA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 312 994,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215884

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 219 110

  • EU contribution

    € 4 219 110

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

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