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    Synthesis and Modification of Reactive and Functional Polymers


Fields of Work

Polyolefine based nanostructures

  • Controlled metallocene catalyzed polymerization, e.g. copolymerization of propene with polar comonomers and synthesis of polar macromonomers
  • Kinetic studies by monitoring of the reaction process using "real-time" ATR-FTIR spectroscopy in collaboration with co-workers from the Department of Analytics
  • Structure-properties relationships of synthesized propene copolymers using of different analytical methods
  • Synthesis of polypropylene nanocomposites by in situ polymerization

Aims of this topic are:

Generation of activated polypropene surfaces or interfaces in blends, polymer composites, and multilayer films by polar modification of polyolefin in particular of polypropylene

Looking for potential applications of polyolefin copolymers as compatibilizers for inorganic nanoparticles or as emulsifiers

 Projects

Trinational IUPAC Project “Morphology Control of Olefin Based Homo and Copolymers in Catalytic Gas-Phase, Slurry and Emulsion Polymerization” with MPI-P Mainz, UNICAMP, Brazil and the University of Florida, USA

 Cooperation

  • Prof. Heloise de Oliveira Pastore, Instituto de Química, Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Ken Wagener, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Prof. Steve Miller, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Dr. Tibor Macko, Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit Darmstadt
  • Prof. Bela Ivan, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Material Science, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Ungarn

Coworker

Mrs. Sabina Kinder (PhD student)
PhD students in the framework of the cooperation

 

 
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