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.
Winter and Spring 2020
20/03: Our lab is shut. Stay well and keep safe!
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.
12/02: Antoine gives an invited lecture at the annual general assembly of the RSC Bristol and District section.
10/01: Antoine gives a talk at the 12th Chemistry New Year Symposium in RWTH Aachen University.
Previously in 2019
22/10: Congratulations to Ioli for her first first author publication in Polymer Chemistry (open access), on reusable heterogeneous catalysts for polymerisation. Another collaboration with Dr Ceri Hammond, now at Imperial College.
21/08: Congratulations to Thom and Cécile for their new article in JACS, about a new cyclic carbonate/olefin monomer and the divergent catalytic polymerization strategies used to direct the resulting material properties. Well done!
Polymers from sugar and CO2
Polym. Chem., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/c9py01809c
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 13301-13305.
Howard, I. C.; Hammond, C.; Buchard A.
Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 5894-5904.
McGuire, T. M.; Lopez-Vidal, E. M.; Gregory G. L.; Buchard A.
J. CO2 Util., 2018, 27, 283-288.