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

  • Cécile Barthet, James Wilson, Arnaud Cadix, Mathias Destarac, Christophe Chassenieux, et al.. Micellar RAFT/MADIX Polymerization. ACS Macro Letters, 2017, 6 (12), pp.1342-1346. ⟨10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00791⟩. ⟨hal-02194956⟩
  • Ihor Kulai, Nathalie Saffon-Merceron, Zoia Voitenko, Stéphane Mazières, Mathias Destarac. Alkyl Triarylstannanecarbodithioates: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Efficiency in RAFT Polymerization. Chemistry - A European Journal, 2017, 23 (63), pp.16066-16077. ⟨10.1002/chem.201703412⟩. ⟨hal-02194963⟩
  • Xuan Liu, Mingxi Wang, Simon Harrisson, Antoine Debuigne, Jean-Daniel Marty, et al.. Enhanced Stabilization of Water/scCO 2 Interface by Block-Like Spontaneous Gradient Copolymers. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 5 (11), pp.9645-9650. ⟨10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02779⟩. ⟨hal-02194962⟩
  • Anthony Phimphachanh, Emilie Molina, Mélody Mathonnat, Mael Bathfield, Julien Reboul, et al.. Synthesis of stimuli-responsive double hydrophilic block copolymers by ATRP and RAFT and their use as nanostructure-directing agents of mesoporous silica materials. 254th ACS National Meeting, Aug 2017, Washington, United States. pp.2719554. ⟨hal-01804723⟩
  • Marvin Langlais, Ihor Kulai, Olivier Coutelier, Mathias Destarac. Straightforward Xanthate-Mediated Synthesis of Functional γ-Thiolactones and Their Application to Polymer Synthesis and Modification. Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (9), pp.3524-3531. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00398⟩. ⟨hal-02195475⟩
  • Lucie Seiler. Synthèse de copolymères d'architecture contrôlée à motifs acide phosphonique : étude de leurs propriétés superplastifiantes dans des pâtes cimentaires. Polymères. Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017TOU30279⟩. ⟨tel-01955925⟩
  • L. Kunitskaya, T. Zheltonozhskaya, Mathias Destarac, Stéphane Mazières. Block copolymers containing polyacrylamide and polyacrylic acid: Bulk structure and hydrogen bonds system. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 2017, 642 (1), pp.89-98. ⟨10.1080/15421406.2016.1255522⟩. ⟨hal-02194480⟩
  • Lucie Seiler, Julien Loiseau, Frédéric Leising, Pascal Boustingorry, Simon Harrisson, et al.. Acceleration and improved control of aqueous RAFT/MADIX polymerization of vinylphosphonic acid in the presence of alkali hydroxides. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8 (25), pp.3825-3832. ⟨10.1039/C7PY00747G⟩. ⟨hal-02194986⟩
  • Roberto Yañez-Macias, Ihor Kulai, Jens Ulbrich, Turgay Yildirim, Pelin Sungur, et al.. Thermosensitive spontaneous gradient copolymers with block- and gradient-like features. Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8 (34), pp.5023-5032. ⟨10.1039/C7PY00495H⟩. ⟨hal-02194983⟩
  • Kyle Sykes, Simon Harrisson, Daniel Keddie. Phosphorus-Containing Gradient (Block) Copolymers via RAFT Polymerization and Postpolymerization Modification. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2016, 217 (20), pp.2310-2320. ⟨10.1002/macp.201600087⟩. ⟨hal-02195518⟩

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