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