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

Smart alkoxyaminea as radical inhibitors for controlling polymerisation – SMART-INHIBITORS

Submission summary

Chemical anchoring is currently used in industry due to its versatility, efficiency and convenience. However, it suffers severe drawbacks concerning its sustainability, safety concerns, and narrow range of conditions for its utilization. Empiric strategies are currently used to find Solutions for these issues rising dramatic concerns on possible safety and reliability. The corresponding polymerisation procedures are highly temperature dependent limiting their scope. Thus, a promising way to control the radical polymerization of monomers – the chemistry on which chemical anchoring is grounded – would be to use inhibitors which would slow down the polymerization speed for border lines conditions. To achieve this aim, we plan to use alkoxyamines as smart inhibitors. They are able to decompose yielding radical species, upon specific conditions, which scavenge propagating radicals via the cross-coupling reaction. Our aim is to develop a controlling molecular device for polymerisation.

Project coordination

Gérard AUDRAN (Institut de Chimie Radicalaire)

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Graz University of Technology / Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
ICR Institut de Chimie Radicalaire
Graz University of Technology / institute for chemistry and technology of materials
Hilti / Department of Chemistry

Help of the ANR 495,803 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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