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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.

 2021 in brief

  • 18/05: New publication on xylose-based polyesters made by ring-opening copolymerization of oxetanes and anhydride now out in Macromolecules. Well done Thom and Ella!

  • 12/04: Welcome to Fannie who joins us to work on a project funded by NERC, to investigate the environmental impact of bio-derived polymers, in collaboration with the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

  • 23/02: New publication on sugar-derived polyethers and stereocomplexation now out in  Angewandte Chemie (Open Access).

Previously in 2020 in brief

  • 16/11: New group photo!

  • 16/11: Congratulations to Thom for passing his PhD viva today!

  • 28/09: The group welcomes James, Ella and Sophie for their PhD studies.

  • 18/09: Our latest collaboration with the Williams group in Oxford is out in Catalysis Science & Technology. Well done Peck and Thom!

  • 19/08: Thom's work on bio-based degradable star polymers with the Kamigaito group from Nagoya University can now be read in Polymer Chemistry.

  • 27/06: Marco wins a poster prize at the (virtual) Macro Group UK's Young Researchers Meeting, well done!

Polymers from xylose

Polymers from sugar and CO2

Join the team

We are always looking for talented and motivated researchers to work with us.

  

To know more, please check our current opportunitiesWe are also keen to support funding applications for researchers to join our team. 

Do not hesitate to get in touch by email.