CE06 - Polymères, composites, physique et chimie de la matière molle, procédés

Molecular anchoring of functional macromolecular compatibilizers – ANCHORS

Submission summary

Recycled plastics typically exhibit poor physical properties because they consist of blends of incompatible polymers with poor interfacial adhesion. Although many approaches have been reported to strengthen such interfaces, all suffer from drawbacks in terms of performance, cost-effectiveness, or modularity. In this research program, I will explore unconventional strategies to mechanically interlock incompatible semi-crystalline polymers together. The key innovation will be compatibilizers that feature molecular anchors, which are functional groups that are designed to become mechanically trapped in targeted crystalline phases. This project is oriented at improving the properties of polyolefin blends, but these principles will be applicable to semi-crystalline polymers in general. We envision that this strategy will also unlock new methods for surface functionalization and adhesion.

Project coordination

Nathan Van Zee (CHIMIE MOLECULAIRE, MACROMOLECULAIRE, MATERIAUX)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

C3M CHIMIE MOLECULAIRE, MACROMOLECULAIRE, MATERIAUX
LRS Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface
MAT Centre des matériaux - Pierre-Marie Fourt

Help of the ANR 174,279 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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