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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 York in the UK.

2023-2024 so far...

  • 15/04:  We have moved to the University of York!

  • 24/11:  Led by the Williams group in Oxford, this collaborative work on  'Evaluating Heterodinuclear Mg(II)M(II) (M = Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, and Zn) Catalysts for the Chemical Recycling of Poly(cyclohexene carbonate)' is out now in ACS Catalysis. Well done Maddie and Thom!

  • 16/10: Congratulations Craig for this new article: "Radical Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Ketene Acetals Derived From D-Glucal", now published in ACS Macro Letters.

  • 01/10: The team welcomes Jack and Sophie for their PhD studies, as well as Callum and Edmund for their final year research projects. Welcome everyone!

  • 01/09: Funded by the UK Catalysis Hub and in collaboration with the Williams group in Oxford, our latest article in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on 'Chemical Recycling of Commercial Poly(l-lactic acid) to l-Lactide Using a High-Performance Sn(II)/Alcohol Catalyst System' is out.

UV degradable sugar-based polymers

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Polymers from xylose

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Join the team

PhD positions 
available as part of the

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Process Industries: Net Zero (PINZ)

Apply before 31 May 2024

We are also keen to support funding applications for researchers to join our team. 


Do not hesitate to get in touch by email.

We have moved!

From April 2024, our team is moving to the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, within the Department of Chemistry of the University of York. 


For opportunities to join us there: get in touch by email.

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