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

  • Oleksandr Ivanchenko, Ugo Authesserre, Guilhem Coste, Stéphane Mazières, Mathias Destarac, et al.. ε-Thionocaprolactone: an accessible monomer for preparation of degradable poly(vinyl esters) by radical ring-opening polymerization. Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12 (13), pp.1931-1938. ⟨10.1039/D1PY00080B⟩. ⟨hal-03211731⟩
  • Vincent Bouad, Marc Guerre, Cédric Totée, Gilles Silly, Olinda Gimello, et al.. RAFT Polymerisation of Trifluoroethylene: The importance of understanding reverse additions. Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12 (15), pp.2271-2281. ⟨10.1039/d0py01754j⟩. ⟨hal-03182909⟩
  • Oleksandr Ivanchenko, Maksym Odnoroh, Sonia Mallet-Ladeira, Marc Guerre, Stéphane Mazières, et al.. Azo-Derived Symmetrical Trithiocarbonate for Unprecedented RAFT Control. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143 (49), pp.20585-20590. ⟨10.1021/jacs.1c10031⟩. ⟨hal-03566047⟩
  • Christian Taplan, Marc Guerre, Christopher N. Bowman, Filip Du Prez. Surface Modification of (Non)‐Fluorinated Vitrimers through Dynamic Transamination. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2021, 42 (7), pp.2000644. ⟨10.1002/marc.202000644⟩. ⟨hal-03093836⟩
  • Andrii Karpus, Simon Harrisson, Rinaldo Poli, Stéphane Mazières, Eric Manoury, et al.. Well-Defined P III -Terminated Polymers from Phosphorylated Carbodithioate RAFT Agents. Macromolecules, 2021, 54 (6), pp.2627-2636. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02805⟩. ⟨hal-03200586⟩
  • Christian Taplan, Marc Guerre, Filip Du Prez. Covalent Adaptable Networks Using β-Amino Esters as Thermally Reversible Building Blocks. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143 (24), pp.9140-9150. ⟨10.1021/jacs.1c03316⟩. ⟨hal-03259626⟩
  • Vincent Bouad, Marc Guerre, Sami Zeliouche, Bruno Ameduri, Cédric Totée, et al.. NMR investigations of polytrifluoroethylene (PTrFE) synthesized by RAFT. Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12 (15), pp.2293-2304. ⟨10.1039/D0PY01753A⟩. ⟨hal-03188630⟩
  • Iwona Misztalewska-Turkowicz, Olivier Coutelier, Mathias Destarac. Two Pathways of Thiolactone Incorporation into Polyurethanes and Their One-Pot Double Postfunctionalization. Macromolecules, 2020, 53 (24), pp.10785-10795. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01779⟩. ⟨hal-03114588⟩
  • Fang Yin, Juliette Behra, Mariana Beija, Annie Brûlet, Juliette Fitremann, et al.. Effect of the microstructure of n-butyl acrylate/N-isopropylacrylamide copolymers on their thermo-responsiveness, self-organization and gel properties in water. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020, 578, pp.685-697. ⟨10.1016/j.jcis.2020.06.005⟩. ⟨hal-02873611⟩
  • Junliang Zhang, Barbara Farias‐mancilla, Ihor Kulai, Stephanie Hoeppener, Barbara Lonetti, et al.. Effect of Hydrophilic Monomer Distribution on Self‐Assembly of a pH‐Responsive Copolymer: Spheres, Worms and Vesicles from a Single Copolymer Composition. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, ⟨10.1002/anie.202010501⟩. ⟨hal-03031355⟩

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