Polymer chemistry group (closed)
Dr. Christopher M. Plummer
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
The research will involve the chemical synthesis of novel rROP monomers capable of installing degradable linkages into conventional polymers. The synthesised rROP monomers will be tested for their copolymerization ability with various commercially important monomers such as styrenic, acrylate and vinylic-based monomers. It is thereby envisioned that (bio)degradable analogues of commercially important polymers can be produced, providing important answers to the contemporary plastic pollution problem.