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.

91 documents

  • Aitor Hernández, Hannes Houck, Fermin Elizalde, Marc Guerre, Haritz Sardon, et al.. Internal catalysis on the opposite side of the fence in non-isocyanate polyurethane covalent adaptable networks. European Polymer Journal, 2022, 168, pp.111100. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2022.111100⟩. ⟨hal-03653810⟩
  • Vincent Schenk, Karine Labastie, Mathias Destarac, Philippe Olivier, Marc Guerre. Vitrimer composites: current status and future challenges. Materials Advances, 2022, ⟨10.1039/d2ma00654e⟩. ⟨hal-03826938⟩
  • Marc Guerre, M. Semsarilar, Vincent Ladmiral. Grafting from Fluoropolymers Using ATRP: What is Missing?. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2022, 2022 (4), pp.e202100945. ⟨10.1002/ejic.202100945⟩. ⟨hal-03516068⟩
  • Clémence Nadal, Olivier Coutelier, Sandrine Cavalie, Valérie Flaud, Jérémy Soulié, et al.. Polymer/silica core–shell nanoparticles with temperature-dependent stability properties. European Polymer Journal, 2022, 168, pp.111104. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2022.111104⟩. ⟨hal-03656287⟩
  • Fang Yin, Hong Hanh Nguyen, Olivier Coutelier, Mathias Destarac, Nancy Lauth-de Viguerie, et al.. Effect of copolymer composition of controlled (N-vinylcaprolactam/N-vinylpyrrolidone) statistical copolymers on formation, stabilization, thermoresponsiveness and catalytic properties of gold nanoparticles. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2021, 630, pp.127611. ⟨10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.127611⟩. ⟨hal-03413835⟩
  • Yann Spiesschaert, Jens Danneels, Niels van Herck, Marc Guerre, Guillaume Acke, et al.. Polyaddition Synthesis Using Alkyne Esters for the Design of Vinylogous Urethane Vitrimers. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (17), pp.7931-7942. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01049⟩. ⟨hal-03347163⟩
  • Marc Guerre, Gérald Lopez, Bruno Ameduri, M. Semsarilar, Vincent Ladmiral. Solution self-assembly of fluorinated polymers, an overview. Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12 (27), pp.3852-3877. ⟨10.1039/D1PY00221J⟩. ⟨hal-03377919v2⟩
  • Joren van Herck, Simon Harrisson, Robin Hutchinson, Gregory Russell, Tanja Junkers. A machine-readable online database for rate coefficients in radical polymerization. Polymer Chemistry, 2021, ⟨10.1039/D1PY00544H⟩. ⟨hal-03269449⟩
  • E. Read, Barbara Lonetti, Stéphane Gineste, A.T. Sutton, E. Di Cola, et al.. Mechanistic insights into the formation of polyion complex aggregates from cationic thermoresponsive diblock copolymers. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2021, 590, pp.268-276. ⟨10.1016/j.jcis.2021.01.028⟩. ⟨hal-03130969⟩
  • Olivier Coutelier, Issam Blidi, Mathias Destarac. Xanthate-derived mercaptophosphonates for thiol-ene modification of styrene-butadiene rubber. European Polymer Journal, 2021, 151, pp.110419. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2021.110419⟩. ⟨hal-03240506⟩

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