Recerca de polímers d'interès industrial (polièsters, poliuretans, poliamides i policarbonats), basats en products naturals de fàcil accessibilitat, principalment carbohidrats, amb l'objectiu d'assolir nous polímers sostenibles amb propietats avançades, els quals siguin capaços de reemplaçar als plàstics tradicionals obtinguts a partir del petroli. Recerca en biopolímers procedents de biosíntesi microbiana, els quals són posteriorment modificats de forma que puguin tenir aplicacions biomèdiques, ja sigui com membranes o com sistemes alliberadors de fàrmacs.

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The group carries out research on polymers of interest to industry (polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides and polycarbonates) based on natural products that are easily accessible (mostly carbohydrates), with the aim of achieving sustainable new polymers with advanced properties that can replace traditional petroleum-based plastics. It also carries out research on biopolymers from microbial biosynthesis that are then modified for biomedical applications as membranes or drug delivery systems.

http://futur.upc.edu/POL

Recent Submissions

  • Modification of microbial polymers by thiol-ene click reaction: Nanoparticle formation and drug encapsulation 

    Lanz, Alberto; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; García Álvarez, Montserrat; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2016-09-01)
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    Comb-like amphiphilic polymers were obtained by grafting long paraffinic chains on microbial poly(¿,dl-glutamic acid) and poly(ß,l-malic acid) through two steps, i.e. allylation of the carboxylic side groups followed by ...
  • Poly(butylene succinate) ionomers and their use as compatibilizers in nanocomposites 

    Bautista, Mayka; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alla, Abdelilah; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2016-09-01)
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    A series of low-molecular-weight poly(butylene succinate-co-glutarate-co-2-trimethylammonium chloride glutarate) terpolyester ionomers containing 35% mol of total glutarate units but varying in the content of charged units ...
  • Bio-based PBS copolyesters derived from a bicyclic D-glucitol 

    Zakharova, Elena; Alla Bedahnane, Abdelilah; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2015-05-12)
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    2,4:3,5-di-O-methylene-D-glucitol (Glux-diol) was used for the synthesis of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) copolyesters by melt polycondensation. Glux-diol possess a rigid bicyclic asymmetric structure made of two fused ...
  • Dielectric relaxations in poly(glycidyl phenyl ether): Effects of microstructure and cyclic topology 

    Gambino, Thomas; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alegría, Angel; Barroso Burjans, Fabienne (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016-02-09)
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    Cyclic and linear, isoregic and aregic, and isotactic and atactic poly(glycidyl phenyl ether) (PGPE) with molecular weights up to Mw = 5.5 kg/mol are synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of glycidyl phenyl ether. ...
  • Poly(alkylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)s (PEF and PBF) by ring opening polymerization 

    Morales Huerta, Juan Carlos; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (Elsevier, 2016-03-22)
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    The preparation of cyclic ethylene and butylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate oligoesters and their conversion to furan-based polyesters poly(ethylene furanoate) (PEF) and poly(butylene furanoate) (PBF) by ring-opening polymerization ...
  • Cationic poly(butylene succinate) copolyesters 

    Bautista, Mayka; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alla, Abdelilah; Vives, Marc; Morató Farreras, Jordi; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2016-02-01)
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    The synthesis, characterization and comparative evaluation of properties of two series of cationic PBS copolyesters bearing respectively ammonium and tributylphosphonium side groups, are reported. The copolyesters with ...
  • Poly(butylene succinate) ionomers with enhanced hydrodegradability 

    Bautista, Mayka; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alla Bedahnane, Abdelilah; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2015-07-09)
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    A series of poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) ionomers containing up to 14 mol%of sulfonated succinate units have been synthesized by polycondensation in the melt-phase. The copolyesters were obtained with weight average ...
  • Copolyesters made from 1,4-butanediol, sebacic acid, and D-glucose by melt and enzymatic polycondensation 

    Japu, Cristina; Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Alla Bedahnane, Abdelilah; Jiang, Yi; Loos, Katja; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2015-03-09)
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    Biotechnologically accessible 1,4-butanediol and vegetal oil-based diethyl sebacate were copolymerized with bicyclic acetalized d-glucose derivatives (Glux) by polycondensation both in the melt at high temperature and in ...
  • Configurational entropy calculation of poly(alpha-alkyl beta,L-aspartate)s amorphous and crystalline films using gas permeation 

    del Castillo, L. F.; Andrio Balado, Andreu; Nava, J.A.; Molla, S.; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián; Compañ Morreno, Vicente (2014-10-01)
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    The permeability and diffusion coefficient of gases such as N-2, O-2 and CO2 through two polymeric membranes of poly(alpha-alkyl beta,L-aspartate)s (PAALA-n) were determined by the
  • Chemical structure and microstructure of poly(alkylene terephthalate)s, their copolyesters, and their blends as studied by NMR 

    Martínez de Ilarduya Sáez de Asteasu, Domingo Antxon; Muñoz Guerra, Sebastián (2014-11-17)
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    The use of NMR spectroscopy in solution to investigate the chemical structure of engineering poly(alkylene terephthalate)s such as poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT), and poly(butylene ...

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