Research Area B
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy | Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry
University of Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 6304
Bottom-up design of adaptive materials from redox responsive building blocks
Complex systems in nature are often based on the precise assembly of smaller, often rather simple building blocks. The sequence and type of building blocks define the function and role of these systems. Similar to nature, we seek to build sequence-defined poly- and oligomers by iterative selective couplings of custom-tailored building blocks. Thereby, we will generate adaptive functional materials from responsive building blocks such as thiols and catechols. We pay special attention to adaptive self-organization and network building processes.
Prof. Dr. Laura Hartmann