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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.

2022 in brief

  • 11/10: The lab welcomes Beth and Seb for their final year research project.

  • 29/09: Antoine gives a talk at the Irish Polymers and Materials Conference 2022: Polymers and the Environment II.

  • 29/09: Funded by the UK Catalysis Hub and in collaboration with the Williams group in Oxford, our latest article in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on 'Solid-State Chemical Recycling of Polycarbonates to Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide Using a Heterodinuclear Mg(II)Co(II) Catalyst'. is out. Congrats Thom and Arron!

  • 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)

UV degradable sugar-based polymers

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Polymers from xylose

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Join the team

PhD position(s) for October 2023
available:

Sugar-derived polymers for molecular recognition: sensing and catalysis

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


Do not hesitate to get in touch by email.