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20/11/2018 Lecture: Joining RAFT and thiolactone chemistries together with xanthates, Prof. Mathias Destarac, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, France
26/10/2018 Translating QR codes to chemical powder? We show that it is possible in our latest Nature Communications paper via multi-functionalised sequence-defined polymers
26/10/2018 Christian explaining about vitrimers and how to make more plastics recyclable in a video message.
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01/10/2018 From today Filip is associate editor for Polymer Chemistry
01/10/2018 Another paper on vitrimers appeared in JACS
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The key objectives of the "Polymer Chemistry Research Group” (PCR) within the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry in the Faculty of Sciences of Ghent University and part of the UGent Expertise Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry  (CMaC) can be described under the general heading "design, characterization and application of tailor-made, functional polymer structures and polymeric-derived materials".

Three types of research themes can be distinguished:

With our highly interdisciplinary approach, we are targeting novel, often industrially applicable polymer materials, for use in such areas as self-healing polymers, sustainable coatings, vitrimers, informatics, polymeric dispersants, packaging, particle design, recycling and reshaping by a combination of fine control over the polymer chemistry and an in-depth characterization of the materials generated, in conjunction with numerous academic and corporate partners.

The PCR-group is involved in two European projects, one as coordinator, which illustrate its collaborative efforts in different fields, respectively the SUSCOAT project on sustainable functional coatings and the EURO-SEQUENCES project on sequence controlled polymer structures.   

A Business Developer, operating in the fields of our research, is strongly involved in the development of early-stage technologies and the set-up of long-standing interactions with corporate partners.

By its research activities and equipment facilities, the PCR-group has the intention to provide students and researchers with a broad scope of the design and understanding of the properties of polymeric materials.


We hope to welcome you one day to the
beautiful city of Ghent,
home of the spirit of Leo Baekeland.