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Bio-based polymer coatings with re-mendable thermo-responsive properties
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PROJECT CODE: PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2021-0513. Contract number: 10/2022

ACRONYM: ReMendBioCoat

DURATION: 2022 - 2024. STARTING DATE: 01.04.2022 

FUNDING PROGRAMME: Human Resources; Subprogram: Postdoctoral research projects

CONTRACTING AUTHORITY: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding

TOTAL BUDGET: 250000 lei


Lately, there is a great interest to replace synthetic polymers with natural ones in many applications. In addition, the increasing use of renewable materials is considered to be one of the key issues which contribute to a sustainable development. Consequently, functional materials with unique properties have been obtained from renewable resources, such as polysaccharides and vegetable oils, using their intrinsic features. For example, to design polysaccharide-based materials with improved mechanical and thermal features the cross-linking approach has been adopted. Moreover, re-mendable cross-linked polymers are able to heal after mechanical damage. In this context, the main goal of this project is to design bio-based coatings applying the cross-linking strategy through Diels-Alder cycloaddtions. In particular, furyl modified polysaccharides and maleimido castor oil functionalized derivatives will be synthesized and used to prepare coatings with re-mendable thermo-responsive properties. 

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