Engineering Tailor-made Polymer Libraries

The molecular engineering of complex macromolecules can be performed nowadays using advanced organic reactions like -click chemistry- as well as living and controlled polymerization methods. As a result, special properties such as LCST and UCST transition temperatures as well as complex morphologies can be targeted. The detailed characterization of the resulting advanced materials can be performed by combinations of state-of-the-art techniques, such as MALDI-TOF-MS/MS, analytical ultracentrifugation, SPM and cryo-TEM. Moreover, the application of parallel synthesis methods, combinatorial approaches as well as high-throughput characterization techniques opens versatile opportunities to establish systematic libraries of compounds in order to elucidate structure-property relationships. The lecture will provide an overview on the current state of synthesis, characterization and strategies for the preparation of nanomaterials performed in Jena.

Ulrich S. Schubert,

Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (IOMC) and Jena Center for
Soft Matter (JCSM),

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Humboldtstr. 10, 07743 Jena,

Germany; Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI);