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19.09.2019 - Group tour to the Monastery Eberbach

The yearly group tour to the Cistercian Monastery Eberbach (built in the 12th century) included a tour of the rooms were the monks lived for centuries and also the famous movie “The Name of the Rose” with Sean Connery was staged.

12.09.2019 - Poster Award for Rebecca Mohr

Rebecca Mohr received a poster award at IP´19 in Beijing for her poster titled “The Unique Versatility of the Double Metal Cyanide (DMC) Catalyst: Copolymers of Siloxanes and Epoxides by Ring-Opening Copolymerization”  She presented the first case of a copolymerization of D3 cyclosiloxane monomer with propylene oxide.

Left Picture: Rebecca at the poster presentation.
Right Picture: Rebecca (second from left) with the organizer, Prof. Junpo He as well as the other poster awardees.

08.09.2019 - Members of the research group were present at the Ip 2019 in Beijing, China

12 members of the group including profs. Holger Frey as well Axel Müller were present at the ip´19 conference on Ionic Polymerization in Beijing. 3 oral presentations were given as well as 11 poster presentations. All of us enjoyed a wonderful symposium with many vivid discussions and a great final banquet dinner. A great thanks to the organizers, Profs. Yixian Wu and Junpo He.

The group members also enjoyed a fascinating day in the Forbidden City, the former center of the Chinese empire.

19.08.2019 - Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?

A fruitful collaboration with the MPI-P and the Lodz University of Technology enabled the use of ferroelectric Nylon-11 for thin film processing. More information can be found in the publication or the official JGU press release.

 

06.05.2019 - Publication on a new strategy for α‐amino‐ω‐hydroxyl heterobifunctional polyether highlighted on the cover of Macromolecular Rapid Communication

Convenient access to α‐amino‐ω‐hydroxyl heterobifunctional polyether was achieved by a synthesis route via “sacrificial” hexahydro‐triazine containing star polymer precursors. This work by Jan Blankenburg is highlighted on the cover of Macromolecular Rapid Communication.

22.02.2019 - Members of the research group were present at the Macromolecular Colloquium in Freiburg, Germany

The research group attended the Makromolekulares Kolloquium in Freiburg with 15 visitors. Tobias Johann presented his latest results and was honored with a poster award by Wiley-VCH for his work on Hydroxamic acids.

14.11.2018 - Publication on noncovalent micellar hydrogels featured on the cover of Polymer Chemistry

Supramolecular, micellar hydrogels based on triblock polyether copolymers with apolar poly(alkyl glycidylether) blocks can be tailored with respect to their gel melting points. This is now shown in a publication by Patrick Verkoyen, Tobias Johann and other group members. The publication is featured on the cover of the RSC journal Polymer Chemistry.

10.10.2018 - We enjoyed a sunny day on our annual field trip in Mainz.

24.09.2018 - Members of the research group were present at the Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry in Karlsruhe, Germany

Tobias Kaiser, Jennifer Keth and Marvin Steube attended the Biennial Meeting of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry in Karlsruhe and presented their latest results. Marvin Steube was honored with a poster award by Wiley-VCH for his work on "(AB)n Multiblock Copolymers: Tapered Systems up to 10 Blocks based on Styrene and Isoprene".

06.09.2018 - Members of the research group attended the Mainzer Firmenlauf 2018

Philipp von Tiedemann, Jennifer Keth, Christina Gardiner, Philip Dreier, Erik KerstenTobias Kaiser, Christian Wahlen as also Holger Frey went for a 5 km run at the Mainzer Firmenlauf 2018.

18.07.2018 - Members of the research group were present at the MACRO 2018 conference in Cairns, Australia

Tatjana Dänzer and Tobias Johann attended the World Polymer Congress MACRO 2018 in Australia and presented their latest results. Tobias Johann was honored with a poster award by IUPAC for his work on "Hydroxamic acid bearing polyethers".

25.06.2018 - Members of the research group were present at the 82nd Prague Meeting on Macromolecules and 24th Polymer Networks Group Meeting in Prague, Czech Republic

Kamil Maciol  presented a lecture on his results. Olga Linker and Johannes Ewald presented posters with their latest results.

25.06.2018 - Polyether-review in "Chemical Reviews" among the 10 most downloaded publications.

The comprehensive review-article  on polyether chemistry authored by several members of the group has been downloaded 28,500 times in total since its appearance in December 2015. The article was among the 10 most downloaded reviews in this leading ACS journal (IF 47.9) in the last 12 months. (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00441 )

28.05.2018 - Several members of the research group were present at the Bordeaux Polymer Conference in France.

Eyleen Becker, Jan Blankenburg, Johannes Ewald, Tobias Johann, Tobias Kaiser, Jennifer Keth, Lena Kunze, Olga Linker, Marvin Steube and Patrick Verkoyen presented posters with their latest results.

The successfull work of  Tobias Kaiser on controlling the molar mass of hyperbranched poly(ethylene oxide) was honored with a poster award provided by ACS Macro Letters.

05.03.2018 - Arthur Ziegler successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Strategies for the Synthesis of Novel Polycations

18.12.2017 - Andreas Friedel successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Polymerization of Propylene Oxide and Cyclic Ester Monomers with the DMC Catalyst

24.09.2017 - Members of the research group were present at International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP 2017) in Durham, England

Tatjana Dänzer, Eduard Grune, Tobias Kaiser, Olga Linker, Kamil Maciol, Marvin Steube and Christian Wahlen presented posters with their latest results. Additionally, Tobias Johann presented his work in a short lecture.

03.07.2017 - Markus Scharfenberg successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Polycarbonate Architectures Based on Carbon Dioxide and Tailored Epoxides

01.04.2017 - Several members of the research group were present at the Spring ACS Meeting in San Francisco in April 2017.

Ann-Kathrin Danner and Eduard Grune presented short lectures on their results, and Jan Blankenburg, Markus Scharfenberg, Tobias Johann and Olga Linker presented posters with their latest results.

17.02.2017 - Macromolecular Colloquium in Freiburg

On the occasion of the Macromolecular Colloquium in Freiburg in February, Holger Frey and several other leading researchers gave their ideas regarding current challenges in Polymer Science and the future of the area. Please see the respective website of Wiley: http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/challenges-future-polymer-science/

19.01.2017 - Interview of Prof. Holger Frey on his new paper presenting 'pH-degradable polyethylene glycol' (ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5 (12), 1357-1363.)

Highlighted in the ACS Podcast Series, edt. Nov. 2016.: http://pubs.acs.org/page/polymer/audio/index.html

20.12.2016 - Kerstin Niederer successfully defended here Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Multi-Catechol Functional Polyethers Synthesis, Properties and Applications

19.12.2016 - Matthias Worm successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: pH-Cleavable and Hyperbranched Polyether Architectures: From Novel Synthesis Strategies to Applications in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine

15.12.2016 - Jana Herzberger successfully defended here Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Stimuli-Responsive Multifunctional Poly(ethylene glycol) Copolymers

12.12.2016 - Daniel Leibig successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Functional Copolymers: In-Situ Kinetics of Anionic Copolymerizations

01.12.2016 - Hannah Pohlit successfully defended here Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Degradable Poly(ethylene glycol) Nanocarriers for Encapsulation of Therapeutic Proteins, Directed Transport and Controlled Release

29.06.2016 - Jan Seiwert successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Modification of Hyperbranched Polyether Polyol Copolymers

01.11.2016 - Prof. Holger Frey was invited as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the ACS Journal Biomacromolecules

14.09.2016 - Poster award for Lena Kunze at the "14th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (ICCDU)" in Sheffield (GB)

Lena Kunze received the Green Chemistry Award for her poster presentation at the International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation in Sheffield (GB) on thermo-responsive polycarbonate elastomers. The aliphatic polycarbonates which are based on functional epoxides and CO2 can be reversibly cross-linked.

07.09.2016 - Poster award for Markus Scharfenberg at APA 2016 in Flic en Flac, Mauritius

Markus Scharfenberg received an award for his poster presentation at the APA International Conference on Advanced Polymers, Biomaterials, Bioengineering & Nano Drug Delivery (APA 2016, Mauritius) on blockcopolymers based on aliphatic polycarbonates. This surfactants are prepared by immortal polymerization of carbon dioxide and tailored epoxides.

29.06.2016 - Jan Seiwert successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Modification of Hyperbranched Polyether Polyol Copolymers

23.06.2016 - Eva Christ successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Functional Aliphatic Polyethers via Cationic Ring-Opening (Co)polymerization of Cyclic Ether Monomers

02.06.2016 - Jan Morsbach successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! We wish you all the best for your future.

Title: Living Carbanionic Polymerization: Ferrocene Containing Polymers and Synthesis in Continuous Flow Reactors

18.12.2015 - Poster award for Markus Scharfenberg at "2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies" in Honolulu

Markus Scharfenberg received an award for his poster presentation at the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM 2015, USA) on aliphatic multifunctional polycarbonates. The CO2 based polymers are versatile platforms for many other functional groups and for reversible cross-linking.

13.10.2014 - Poster award for Hannah Köhring at "9. Deutscher Allergiekongress" in Wiesbaden

Hannah Köhring received the "Junior Member Award of DGAKI" for her poster presentation at the Allergiekongress of the "German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology" on degradable PEG nanocarriers. The nanocarriers are designed to degrade under acidification and release their payload inside the lysosome.

12.10.2013 - Cover Page of the journal "Polymer".

The review article on the grafting of branched structures onto polymer chains and surfaces was featured on the cover.

 

 

 

11.10.2013 - MAINZ-award for Anna Maria Hofmann and Christine Tonhauser

Anna Maria Hofmann and Christine Tonhauser received the two MAINZ awards for their outstanding PhD theses. Anna Maria Hofmann worked on branched and hyperbranched lipids and Christine Tonhauser worked on functional PEG. Pressemeldung der JGU.

05.10.2013 - Poster award for Rebecca Klein at IP2013 at Awaji Island, Japan

Rebecca Klein received an award for her poster presentation at the 2013 Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP 2013, Japan) on poly(oxymethylene) block copolymers. The materials are prepared by combined cationic and oxyanionic ring-opening polymerization.

26.01.2013 - Cover Page of Journal of Polymer Science A, Polymer Chemistry

New Review Article published: "Hyperbranched Aliphatic Polyether Polyols"

M. Schömer, C. Schüll, H. Frey J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 995-1019;

Cover Page of Journal of Polymer Science A, Polymer Chemistry

 

 

25.12.2012 - Cover Page of Macromolecules

Perspectives Article published on Polymer Synthesis in Microflow;

Cover of Macromolecules, issue from Dec. 25, 2012

 

 

 

14.12.2012 - Poster Award on IPC 2012

Mathias Werre received the "Young Scientist Poster Award" on the "International Polymer Conference 2012" (IPC 2012) in Kobe, Japan for his poster "Polymerization of a Bifunctional Epoxy-Styrene Monomer via Orthogonal Polymerization Techniques".

29.03.2011 - New Book

Release of the book "Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications" edited by Deyue Yan, Chao Gao and Holger Frey. Link

ISBN: 978-0-471-78014-4