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Durham Centre for Soft Matter

Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme- Download pdf version here

Monday September 18th 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

08.15

Registration

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

08:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session Chair – Lian Hutchings

09:00

I1

Combination of Conventional and Controlled/Living Radical and Ionic Polymerizations by Photoinduced Processes

Yusuf YagciIstanbul Technical University, Turkey

09:30

C1

Cationic Ring-Opening (co)Polymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate Catalysed by Organic Acids

Frédéric PeruchBordeaux University, France

09:50

I2

Anionic Cyclopolymerisation of α‚ÄźLinked Diacrylates

Tatsuki KitayamaOsaka University, Japan

10:20

Coffee break

Session Chair – Michael Shaver

10:50

I3

Living Anionic Polymerisation of Aziridines: Controlling Comonomer Reactivity and Kinetics

Frederick Wurm - Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany

11:20

C2

Molecular Engineering of Microstructure Modifiers for Anionic Polymerization of Dienes

Luis Rodriguez-GuadarramaDynasol Group, Spain

11:40

C3

New Catalysts for the Synthesis of Highly Reactive Polyisobutylene: Imidazole-Based Ionic Liquids in the Presence of Ethers

Sergei KostjukBelarusian State University, Belarus

12:00

I4

Switchable Polymerization Catalysis as a Means to Deliver Multi-Block Copolymers From Monomer Mixtures

Charlotte WilliamsUniversity of Oxford, UK

12:30

Lunch – Grey College

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair - Tatsuki Kitayama

14:00

I5

Functional Polymer Synthesis via Controlled Cationic Polymerization

Yi-Xian WuBeijing University of Chemical Technology, China

14:30

C4

The Synthesis of Sequence-Controlled In-chain Functionalized Polymers with Living Anionic Polymerization

Hongwei Ma - Dalian University of Technology, China

14:50

C5

Recent Developments with Polyisobutylene Derivatives

Szilard CsihonyBASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

15:10

I6

Synthesis of Branched and Functional Copolymers: Challenges in Achieving Controlled Structure and Function Simultaneously

Kristoffer AlmdalTechnical University of Denmark, Denmark

15:40

Coffee Break

Session Chair – Yusuf Yagci

16:10

I7

Advances in Ammonium-mediated Polymerization of Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides

Helmut SchlaadUniversity of Potsdam, Germany

16:40

C6

Atropos Polymerization: Controlled Polymerization by Programmed Termination and Application Thereof

Yasuhiro KohsakaShinshu University, Japan

17:00

C7

Cationic Polymerization in Ionic Liquids: characteristics and mechanism

Yi-bo Wu Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, China

17:20

I8

Catalytic Living ROMP

Andreas KilbingerUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland

Tuesday September 19th 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair – Judit Puskas

08:30

I09

Precision Ionic Polymerizations: A Perspective

Mitsuo SawamotoChubu University, Japan

09:00

I10

Playing with Anionic Polymerization for the Synthesis of New Polyamides

Stéphane CarlottiUniversity of Bordeaux, France

09:30

C8

Chain-end and Backbone Functionalized SSBR for Improved Tire Tread Compounds: synthesis and structure/properties correlation

Silvia ValentiTrinseo, Schkopau, Germany

09:50

I11

Cationic Polymerisations in the Presence of Silyl Enol Ethers

Stephen Rimmer University of Bradford, UK

10:20

Coffee break

Session Chair – Richard Hoogenboom

10:50

I12

CO2 and Anionic Polymerization: New Developments on the Horizon

Yves GnanouKAUST, Saudi Arabia

11:20

C9

From Linear Ionic Polymers to Ionic Polymer Networks via Catalyst Free Quaternization Polymerization

Tomáš Faukner - Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

11:40

C10

Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Side-Chain Amino Acid Based Synthetic Polymers

Priyadarsi De - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

12:00

I13

Synthesis of Well-Defined Stimuli-Responsive Polymers via Controlled Cationic Polymerization

Sadahito AoshimaOsaka University, Japan

12:30

Lunch – Grey College

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair – Sophie Guillaume

14:00

I14

Polymerisation-induced Self-assembly

Steven ArmesUniversity of Sheffield, UK

14:30

C11

Polymer, Particle, Vesicle? – The New Challenge for Analytical Separation Technologies in Polymer Characterisation

Bassem SabaghPostnova Analytics, Malvern, UK

14:50

C12

Synthesis of Cyclic Poly(Glycidyl Phenyl Ether)s with Controlled Regicity – Some Insights into their Chain Dielectric Relaxations

Fabienne Barroso-Bujans - Donostia International Physics Centre , Spain

15:10

I15

Hemiacetal Ester Bond in Precision Polymerization: Ring-Expansion Cationic Polymerization and Sequence-Controlled Polymer

Makoto OuchiKyoto University, Japan

15:40

Coffee Break

Session Chair - Stéphane Carlotti

16:10

I16

Stimuli-responsive Antifouling Polyisobutylene-based Biomaterials via Carbocationic Polymerization and Enzyme-catalyzed Functionalization

Judit PuskasUniversity of Akron, USA

16:40

C13

Synthesis and Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of 6-Membered Bicyclic Glycocarbonates Derived from CO2 and Various Sugars

Debasis PatiKAUST, Saudi Arabia

17:00

C14

Amine-mediated Nucleophilic Ring Opening Polymerization of α-Amino Acid N-Thiocarboxyanhydrides

Jun Ling - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

17:20

I17

Controlled Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Architectures via Ring-Opening Polymerization: from synthesis to biomedical applications

Sophie GuillaumeUniversity of Rennes, France

18:30 – 20:00 Poster Session – with drinks and canapes (Durham Town Hall)

Wednesday September 20th 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair – Makoto Ouchi

09:00

I18

Block Copolymers by Sulphur Free RAFT (SF RAFT) Free Radical Emulsion Polymerisation

David HaddletonUniversity of Warwick, UK

09:30

C15

Cationic Polymerization of Biorenewable Monoterpenes

Jeroen van Herrikhuyzen Arizona Chemical, a subsidiary of Kraton Corporation, Almere, The Netherlands

09:50

I19

Neodymium Catalysts for Polymerization of Dienes and Cyclic Esters

Mihaela StefanUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA

10:20

Coffee break

Session Chair - Axel Müller

10:50

I20

Fire and Forget: Controlling Monomer Sequences in Living Anionic Copolymerisation

Paul BrooksSynthomer UK Ltd

11:20

C16

Combination of Phosphazene Bases and Triisobutylaluminium: a tool for challenging epoxide anionic ring-opening polymerizations

Nicolas Illy - UPMC University Paris 06, France

11:40

C17

CSTR Studies of the HR PIB Polymerization Process with Ethyl Aluminum Dichloride/Bis(2-chloroethyl) Ether Catalyst System

Philip Dimitrov - Infineum USA

Packed Lunch – Collected in Chemistry Department

Wednesday Afternoon

Excursion!

Thursday September 21st 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair - Takashi Ishizone

09:00

I21

Effect of Cyclic Imino Ether Side Chains and Ring-Size on the Cationic Ring-Opening (co)Polymerization of 2-Oxazolines

Richard HoogenboomGhent University, Belgium

09:30

C18

Ultra-High Performance GPC Combined with Multi-Detector OMNISEC System for a Fast Characterisation of Polymers

Serena AgostiniMalvern PANalytical, UK

09:50

I22

Single Molecular Organic Nanospheres by Anionic Polymerization and Reaction

Junpo HeFudan University, Shanghai, China

10:20

Coffee break

Session Chair – Junpo He

10:50

I23

Functional Polymers Obtained by Ionic Polymerizations as Building Blocks of Multicomponent Polymer Architectures

Bela IvanRCNS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

11:20

C19

Styrenic Thermoplastic Elastomers for Healthcare Applications

Michiel Verswyvel - INEOS Styrolution, Belgium

11:40

C20

Temperature Gradient Interaction Chromatography (TGIC) for the characterisation of functionalised polymers

Gabriele BenziThomas Swan & Co Ltd

12:00

I24

Anionic Polymerization of Styrene Derivatives Possessing Adamantyl Groups

Takashi IshizoneTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

12:30

Lunch – Grey College

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair – Holger Frey

14:00

I25

Functional Cylindrical Polymer Brushes and 1D Hybrid Materials from Block Copolymers

Axel MüllerUniversity of Mainz, Germany

14:30

C21

Photoresponsive Poly(2-oxazoline)s: Toward Next Generation of Smart Materials

Valentin JercaGhent University, Belgium

Young Researchers Oral Presentations

Session A – Lecture Theatre CG91

Session Chair - Kristoffer Almdal

15:00

YR1

Manipulating Morphologies and the Surface Chemistry of Polymeric Nanostructures with Nucleobase-Containing Synthetic Polymers as Cores in Aqueous Solutions

Zan HuaUniversity of Warwick, UK

15:15

YR2

End-Functionalized Chains via Anionic Polymerization - Can the Problems With Using Diphenylethylene Derivatives be Solved by Using Bisphenol F?

Antonella PagliaruloDurham University

15:30

YR3

Investigation into the Mechanism of Photo-mediated RAFT Polymerization Involving the Reversible Photolysis of the Chain-Transfer Agent

Benjamin Cabannes-Boué - Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse, France

15:45

YR4

Tiling Patterns from Star ABC Terpolymers Obtained by Combination of Anionic Polymerization and Coupling Reaction

Segolene AntoineUniversity of Bordeaux, France

16:00

Coffee Break

Session Chair – Andreas Kilbinger

16:30

YR5

Green Synthesis Towards Poly(2-oxazoline)s for Oral Drug Formulation

Maarten Vergaelen Ghent University, Belgium

16:45

YR6

Dual pH- and Thermo- Responsive Alternating Copolymer with Unusual Fluorescence Behaviour

Biswajit SahaIndian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

17:00

YR7

Cationic Polymerization of Isobutylene Catalyzed by AlCl3 with Multiple Nucleophilic Reagents

Shan ZhuTsinghua University, Beijing, China

Young Researchers Oral Presentations

Session B – Lecture Theatre CG83

Session Chair – Helmut Schlaad

15:00

YR8

Poly(ethylene alkyl phosphonate) Copolymers: LCST and UCST Thermal Response

Thomas WolfMax Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany

15:15

YR9

Novel Functionalized Carbon-Chain Polymers via Tandem Anionic Ring-Opening Polymerization / Post-Polymerization Modifications

Antoine BenlahouèsUniversité Paris Est, France

15:30

YR10

Ring Opening Polymerization of Lactones and Propylene Oxide by a Neodymium Coordination Catalyst

Ruvanthi KularatneUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA.

15:45

YR11

Prediction of Carbanionic Copolymerization Kinetics of Styrene Derivatives and Application of Copolymerization Differential Equations to a General Rational Design of Copolymers

Tobias JohannUniversity of Mainz, Germany

16:00

Coffee Break

Session Chair – Frederick Wurm

16:30

YR12

Synthesis of Telechelic Poly(p-benzamide)s

Mahshid Alizadeh - University of Fribourg, Switzerland

16:45

YR13

Synthesis and TGIC Characterisation of Branched Polymer Architectures

Matthew OtiDurham University

17:00

YR14

N-Heterocyclic Carbene Organocatalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of N-Tosyl Aziridines with Functional and non-activated Initiators

Camille Bakkali-HassaniBordeaux University, France

19:30 Conference Banquet, Great Hall, Durham Castle


Friday September 22nd 2017

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Scarborough Lecture Theatre (CG 93)

Session Chair – Stephen Rimmer

09:00

I26

Facilitating the Synthesis of Multiblock Copolymers: From Common Monomers to Complex Structures

Holger FreyUniversity of Mainz, Germany

09:30

I27

In Our Element: Aluminum-Based Catalysts and Initiators for Controlled Ionic Polymerization of Heterocycles

Nathaniel Lynd - University of Texas at Austin, USA

10:00

I28

New Monomer Designs in Ring Opening Polymerisation for the Synthesis of (Multi)functional Polyesters

Michael ShaverUniversity of Edinburgh, UK

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Prize announcement for best poster and best young researcher presentation

Session Chair – Lian Hutchings

11:10

I29

Synthesis of Brush Block Copolymers by Combination of Living Anionic Polymerization and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization

Jae-Suk LeeGwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

11:40

I30

Borane Initiated C1 and C3 Polymerization of Ylides: An Inverse Anionic Polymerization

Nikos HadjichristidisKAUST, Saudi Arabia

Closing Remarks