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

  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Assya Boujemaoui, Stéphane Mazières, Eva Malmstrom, Mathias Destarac, Anna Carlmark. SI-RAFT/MADIX polymerization of vinyl acetate on cellulose nanocrystals for nanocomposite applications. Polymer, 2016, 99, pp.240-249. ⟨10.1016/j.polymer.2016.07.013⟩. ⟨hal-02195540⟩
  • Guillaume Gody, Per Zetterlund, Per Perrier, Simon Harrisson. The limits of precision monomer placement in chain growth polymerization. Nature Communications, 2016, 7 (1), ⟨10.1038/ncomms10514⟩. ⟨hal-02194892⟩
  • Etienne Girard, Thierry Tassaing, Jean-Daniel Marty, Mathias Destarac. Structure–Property Relationships in CO 2 -philic (Co)polymers: Phase Behavior, Self-Assembly, and Stabilization of Water/CO 2 Emulsions. Chemical Reviews, 2016, 116 (7), pp.4125-4169. ⟨10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00420⟩. ⟨hal-02195696⟩
  • Joel J Thevarajah, Adam T Sutton, Alison R Maniego, Elizabeth G Whitty, Simon Harrisson, et al.. Quantifying the heterogeneity of chemical structures in complex charged polymers through the dispersity of their distributions of electrophoretic mobilities or of compositions. Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88 (3), pp.1674-1681. ⟨10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03672⟩. ⟨hal-04036459⟩
  • Joel Thevarajah, Adam Sutton, Alison Maniego, Elizabeth Whitty, Simon Harrisson, et al.. Quantifying the Heterogeneity of Chemical Structures in Complex Charged Polymers through the Dispersity of Their Distributions of Electrophoretic Mobilities or of Compositions. Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88 (3), pp.1674-1681. ⟨10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03672⟩. ⟨hal-02194460⟩
  • H. Nguyen, M. El Ezzi, Christophe Mingotaud, Mathias Destarac, Jean-Daniel Marty, et al.. Doubly thermo-responsive copolymers in ionic liquid. Soft Matter, 2016, 12 (13), pp.3246-3251. ⟨10.1039/C5SM03063C⟩. ⟨hal-02195652⟩
  • Laurie Despax, Juliette Fitremann, Mathias Destarac, Simon Harrisson. Low concentration thermoresponsive hydrogels from readily accessible triblock copolymers. Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7 (20), pp.3375-3377. ⟨10.1039/C6PY00499G⟩. ⟨hal-02195801⟩

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