|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.|
Contact Person: Maxi Hoffmann, Maria Röpert, Matthias Heck
Three vaccum lines for anionic synthesis in different buildings allows the chemical synthesis of model polymers, especially for complex morphologies like block copolymers, star polymers or comb polymers. Capacity ranges from 200 ml to 2 l per reaction batch.
Other Synthesis methods
Other Synthesis Methods
Contact Person: Lea Fischer, Matthias Heck
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.