Dr. Christian Wahlen


Office Tel.: +49 (0)6131 39 26139
Lab Tel.: +49 (0)6131 39 25357
Email christian.wahlen@uni-mainz.de



Research Topic

Anionic Polymerization of Terpenes and Bio-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers



Carbanionic Polymerization, Block Copolymers and Multiblock Structures



[1] “Poly(phosphonate)s via Olefin Metathesis: Adjusting Hydrophobicity and Morphology” T. Steinbach, E. M. Alexandrino, C. Wahlen, K. Landfester, F. R. Wurm, Macromolecules 2014, 47 (15), 4884–4893. DOI: 10.1021/ma5013286

“Poly(phosphonate)-mediated Horner–Wadsworth–Emmons reactions” T. Steinbach, C. Wahlen, F. R. Wurm, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6 (7), 1192–1202. DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01365D

[3] "One-Step Block Copolymer Synthesis versus Sequential Monomer Addition: A Fundamental Study Reveals That One Methyl Group Makes a Difference" E. Grune, T. Johann, M. Appold, C. Wahlen, J. Blankenburg, D. Leibig, A. H. E. Müller, M. Gallei, H. Frey, Macromolecules, 2018,51, 3527. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00404.
[4] "Tapered Multiblock Copolymers Based on Isoprene and 4-Methylstyrene: Influence of the Tapered Interface on the Self-Assembly and Thermomechanical Properties" E. Galanos, E. Grune, C. Wahlen, A. H. E. Müller, M. Appold, M. Gallei, H. Frey, G. Floudas, Macromolecules 2019, 52, 1577–1588. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02669.
[5] "Myrcenol-Based Monomer for Carbanionic Polymerization: Functional Copolymers with Myrcene and Bio-Based Graft Copolymers"
C. Wahlen, M. Rauschenbach, J. Blankenburg, E. Kersten, C. P. Ender and H. Frey, Macromolecules 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01734.
[6] "Tapered Multiblock Copolymers Based on Farnesene and Styrene: Impact of Biobased Polydiene Architectures on Material Properties"
C. Wahlen, J. Blankenburg, P. v. Tiedemann, J. Ewald, P. Sajkiewicz, A. H. E. Müller, G. Floudas, and H. Frey, Macromolecules 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02118.