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
15/07: New paper on the ROCOP of a sugar-derived oxetane with CS2. The resulting polymers can be recycled back to monomer or degraded under UV. Now out in Polymer Chemistry.
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 PML.
23/02: New publication on sugar-derived polyethers and stereocomplexation now out in Angewandte Chemie (Open Access).
Previously in 2020
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.
Join the team
October 2022 PhD project: Polymers from sugars: development of emerging sustainable plastics and investigation of their impact on the marine environment.
To know more, please check our current opportunities. We are also keen to support funding applications for researchers to join our team.
Do not hesitate to get in touch by email.
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.