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Reference : UMR5623-STEMAZ-002
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 20 April 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2617 euros gross monthly
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
A 12-month post-doctoral position is available at the IMRCP laboratory of the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, in the P3R team (http://imrcp.ups-tlse.fr/en/page/p3r-team-m-destarac). under the supervision of Pr. Mathias Destarac and Dr. Stéphane Mazières. This work is part of a challenging collaborative project with the LAC2 team from the “Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination” (LCC) of Toulouse, led by Dr. Eric Manoury and Pr. Rinaldo Poli.
One of the most important scientific and industrial challenges in polymer chemistry is the synthesis of materials with well-defined composition and macromolecular architectures, which are in principle accessible by living polymerization methods. The recent development of controlled radical polymerization (CRP) has broadened the scope of monomers that can be incorporated in well-defined macromolecular architectures but monomers with very different reactivity (More Activated Monomers or MAMs and Less Activated Monomers or LAMs) cannot be controlled with a single technology. This limits the possibility of making by sequential addition, block PMAM-b-PLAM architectures of interest for multiple innovative applications. Among the various CRP strategies, reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization is the most versatile and promising for industrial implementation.
So the general topic of the present project deals the development of RAFT polymerization with an original switch of reactivity.
The aim of this ambitious project concerns first of all the implementation and optimization of the switching strategy and then the synthesis of block copolymers from monomers of disparate reactivity. In addition to the development of polymerizations, the work will include the polymer analyses using mainly SEC, NMR and MALDI-TOF MS.
The candidate must have a Ph. D. degree, no more than 4 years of prior post-doctoral experience, a solid background in polymer chemistry and a general knowledge of organic chemistry. A previous experience in the field of radical polymerization would be appreciated.
The researcher will carry out his work in the IMRCP laboratory of the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, in the P3R team (http://imrcp.ups-tlse.fr)
Constraints and risks
No special risks
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