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.
2022 in bried
21/04: In collaboration with the Williams group in Oxford, we report the first chemical recycling of poly(cyclohexene carbonate) back to epoxide and CO2 in Angewandte Chemie (open access). Congrats to Frances, Arron, and Thom!
06/04: Congratulations to Craig for his first publication in Chem. Commun. (open access), on UV degradable poly(lactic acid) materials.
28/02: Our work on xylose-based solid polymer electrolyte for Li+ ion conduction has been published in J. Mater. Chem. A (open access). Congratulations team and well done Matt for this first publication in the group!
Previously in 2021
19/11: We've launched iCAST, the Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies!
27/10: Our recent work on xylose-based polymers with polyethylene like properties is now published in ACS Applied Polymer Materials.
01/10: The group welcomes Donatella, Emily and Lauren for their Masters final year research project.
Join the team
There are currently no funded positions available in the group. PhD studentships will be available in the area of catalysis and sustainable polymers from October 2022 (to start October 2023).
Farrar, E. H. E; Grayson, M. N.; Buchard, A.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 4524-4528.
Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 2681-2691.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 13301-13305.
McGuire, T. M.; Lopez-Vidal, E. M.; Gregory G. L.; Buchard A.
J. CO2 Util., 2018, 27, 283-288.