P3R team

Created in 2007, the “Precision polymers by radical processes” group (P3R) is composed of organic and polymer chemists who develop original polymer materials using radical chemistry.

P3R has a longstanding experience in reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation. This includes the study of the structure-reactivity relationship of original classes of RAFT agents, RAFT control of “tricky” monomers, and the synthesis of functional block copolymers with targeted properties.
In recent years, we made a clear shift in the way we design our polymers towards materials of enhanced sustainability. For instance, new methodologies for making (chemically) degradable polymers by radical ring-opening copolymerization have been successfully developed.
Another recent strategic area is the design of dynamic polymer materials, in particular nanostructured vitrimers and carbon-fiber reinforced vitrimer materials for the aerospace sector.

We attach particular attention to the exploitation of our research results through a large number of patent applications with some examples of commercial success in collaboration with industrial partners.

Team leader
mots-clés de l'équipe P3R

Research topics

Pushing back the boundaries of RAFT polymerisation
Radical polymerisation for degradable polymers
Dynamic polymer materials

Team members

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Team publications

This list of publications is uploaded directly from the P3R team’s HAL collection.

94 documents

  • Vincent Schenk, Raffaele D’elia, Philippe Olivier, Karine Labastie, Mathias Destarac, et al.. Exploring the Limits of High- T g Epoxy Vitrimers Produced through Resin-Transfer Molding. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15 (39), pp.46357-46367. ⟨10.1021/acsami.3c10007⟩. ⟨hal-04219854⟩
  • Solène Guggari, Fiona Magliozzi, Samuel Malburet, Alain Graillot, Mathias Destarac, et al.. Vanillin-Based Epoxy Vitrimers: Looking at the Cystamine Hardener from a Different Perspective. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2023, 11 (15), pp.6021-6031. ⟨10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c00379⟩. ⟨hal-04092640⟩
  • Izabela Kurowska, Stéphane Balayssac, Marie Hennetier, Audrey Ric, Valérie Bourdon, et al.. Tailor‐Made Poly(vinylamine) via Purple LED‐Activated RAFT Polymerization of N ‐vinylformamide. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2022, pp.2200729. ⟨10.1002/marc.202200729⟩. ⟨hal-03897653⟩
  • Oleksandr Ivanchenko, Stéphane Mazières, Rinaldo Poli, Simon Harrisson, Mathias Destarac. Ring size-reactivity relationship in radical ring-opening copolymerisation of thionolactones with vinyl pivalate. Polymer Chemistry, 2022, 13 (45), pp.6284-6292. ⟨10.1039/d2py01153k⟩. ⟨hal-03846177⟩
  • Karolina Markiewicz, Laurence Marmuse, Margaux Mounsamy, Claire Billotey, Mathias Destarac, et al.. Assembly of Poly(vinylphosphonic acid)-Based Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers by Gadolinium Ions for the Formation of Highly Stable MRI Contrast Agents. ACS Macro Letters, 2022, pp.1319-1324. ⟨10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00489⟩. ⟨hal-03874455⟩
  • Alexis Dupre--Demorsy, Izabela Kurowska, Stéphane Balayssac, Marie Hennetier, Audrey Ric, et al.. RAFT polymerisation of N -vinylformamide and the corresponding double hydrophilic block copolymers. Polymer Chemistry, 2022, ⟨10.1039/D2PY00925K⟩. ⟨hal-03844500⟩
  • Oleksandr Ivanchenko, Stéphane Mazières, Simon Harrisson, Mathias Destarac. Lactide-derived monomers for radical thiocarbonyl addition ring-opening copolymerisation. Polymer Chemistry, 2022, 39, pp.5525-5529. ⟨10.1039/d2py00893a⟩. ⟨hal-03775825⟩
  • Jason Richard, Anthony Phimphachanh, Alix Jamet-Fournier, Thomas Cacciaguerra, Philippe Dieudonné-George, et al.. Dual control of external surface and internal pore structure of small ordered mesoporous silica particles directed by mixed polyion complex micelles. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2022, 338, pp.111915. ⟨10.1016/j.micromeso.2022.111915⟩. ⟨hal-03867129⟩
  • Izabela Kurowska, Karolina Markiewicz, Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Laskowska, Paweł Misiak, Mathias Destarac, et al.. Membrane-active diacylglycerol-terminated thermoresponsive polymers: RAFT synthesis and biocompatibility evaluation. European Polymer Journal, 2022, 169, pp.111154. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2022.111154⟩. ⟨hal-03621178⟩
  • Alexis Dupre--Demorsy, Olivier Coutelier, Mathias Destarac, Clémence Nadal, Valérie Bourdon, et al.. RAFT Polymerization of N -Methyl- N -vinylacetamide and Related Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers. Macromolecules, 2022, 55 (4), pp.1127-1138. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01593⟩. ⟨hal-03619590⟩

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