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Design of NIPUs through transfer reactions and complementary reactions

Design of NIPUs through transfer reactions and complementary reactions figure

Category: Ph. D.

Duration: 36 months

Team: Biopolymers and bio-sourced polymers

Salary: 3,800 € (+600 € of mobility allowance and 500 € of family allowance if applicable at the time of recruitment)

Funding: Horizon 2020, NIPU

Laboratory: LCPO

Contacts : Henri Cramail

Applicant profile

Solid background in organic and polymer synthesis. Ability for research management, dissemination, communication with colleagues and supervisors, strong teamwork spirit, creativity, problem solving and attention to safety. Research experience in the academic or industrial sector will be considered. Excellent command of written and spoken English is a must.

Not having resided in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date, and not having carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France during this period. Having a master degree or equivalent diploma, less than 4 years of research career at the recruitment date, and not having a doctoral degree.

Interested candidates should apply by using the following link: Application

Project summary

Objectives: to synthesize high molecular weight NIPU (i) by trans-urethanisation of a biobased biscarbamate with renewable diols using organocatalysts such as carbenes or superbases; (ii) by one pot process via an in-situ urethanization of bio-based diamines; (iii) catalytic Lossen rearrangements followed by the transurethanization. Both systems will investigate CO2 and ionic liquids as reaction systems. In an alternative way, building NIPU-based materials via compatible coupling reactions (i.e. acyclic diene metathesis polymerization and others) based on monomers with preformed carbamate moieties (derived via Lossen rearrangement) will be investigated. A mechanical and rheological mapping will be carried out.

Website of the H2020 NIPU project: NIPU website