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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

  • 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!

  • 27/06: Our lab reopens!

  • 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.

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. 

  • 21/08: Congratulations  to Thom and Cécile for their new article in JACS, about a new cyclic carbonate/olefin monomer.

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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