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Welcome to the Buchard Group website. We are interested in the use of renewable resources in catalysis, in particular for the synthesis of sustainable polymers. Our group is located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.

 2020 in brief

  • 20/11: New publication on sugar-derived polyethers and stereocomplexation just accepted in Angewandte Chemie. More info soon!

  • 16/11: New group photo!

  • 16/11: Congratulations to Thom for passing his PhD viva today!

  • 12/10: New publication out in Chemical Science (OA), a project led by Dr Jennifer Garden from Edinburgh University, on mixed-metal catalysts giving "best of both" in lactone ROP.

  • 18/09: Our latest collaboration with the Williams group in Oxford, on ROP catalysis and indium phosphasalen complexes is out in Catalysis Science & Technology. Well done Peck and Thom!

  • 19/08: Thom's latest work on bio-based degradable star polymers with the Kamigaito group from Nagoya University can now be read in Polymer Chemistry (open access).

  • 27/06: Marco wins a poster prize at the (virtual) Macro Group UK's Young Researchers Meeting, well done!

  • 13/03: Congratulations Marco for his new publication in Polymer Chemistry (open access), on the synthesis of new polymers from sugars and unsaturated fatty acids using metathesis polymerisation.

Polymers from sugar and CO2

Join the team

Do you want to do a PhD or a Postdoctoral research project ? Are you interested in working on sustainable polymers? 

Please check our current opportunities and get in touch by email.

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