Designer Nanoreactors: An Environmentally Friendly Solution for Polymer Synthesis (2009–2011)

Abstract:
There is great demand by environmental and economic concerns to develop polymeric materials in water for use in coatings, biomedical and electronic industries. The project will develop a completely new way of conducting polymerizations in water by creating the desired nanoevironment using our designer nanoreactors. This new water-based methodology will revolutionise the way polymers are made and dramatically expand the range of structures available to materials scientists. This will represent a significant synthetic breakthrough in polymer chemistry.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • VC's Research and Teach Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Vice-Chancellor's Res & Tech Fellow
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council