Organic Materials

Carbon based materials are ubiquitous in the modern environment. Traditionally, high volume but low value plastics and paints industries have formed a major part of our economy for many years. However, a new generation of polymeric materials are finding novel uses in a diverse range of high value products, including the fuselages and wings of passenger planes and in the touch screens of mobile phones.

In conjunction with our LabFact partners we are designing novel materials that can change colour, conduct electricity or respond autonomously to their environment using reagentless, green methodologies.

Key Abstracts

Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity

Chen, E. Vivier, C.J. Eling, T.S. Babra, J-S. G. Bouillard, A. M. Adawi, D.M. Benoit, F. Hartl, H.M. Colquhoun, O.A. Efremova, B.W. Greenland. Synth. Met. 2018 241, 31-38

Elements of fractal geometry in the 1H NMR spectrum of a copolymer intercalation-complex: identification of the underlying Cantor set

J.S. Shaw, R. Vaiyapuri, M. P. Parker, C. A. Murray, K. J. C. Lim, C. Pan, M. Knappert, C. J. Cardin, B. W. Greenland, R. Grau-Crespo, H. M. Colquhoun, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 4052-4061

Fluoride degradable and thermally debondable polyurethane based adhesive

T.S. Babra, A. Trivedi, C.N. Warriner, N. Bazin, D. Castiglione, C. Sivour, W. Hayes, B.W. Greenland, Polym. Chem. 2017, 46, 7207-7216

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