|The synthesis of special materials and model polymers is the base for most research projects in our group. Normally anionic polymerisation, radical polymerisation or emulsion polymerisation are used. With complex model polymers we are in a position to study e.g. the influence of the topology and/or morphology on the foaming properties and the fatigue behaviour of polymers.|
Other Synthesis methods
In principle, nearly every synthesis methods is possible. Often used in our group (beside anionic synthesis) are mainly radical polymerisation and emulsion polymerisation, more rarely condensation.
Emulsion polymerisation is e.g. used for the synthesis for colloidal model system allowing deeper insights into the general process of glass transition.