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# Obszar badawczy Dziedzina naukowa
1 Switchable catalysts/catalytic systems based on gallium and indium alkoxides for the controlled and stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters. The research field concerns determination of the effect of the structure of gallium and indium alkoxides, a relatively new class of catalysts for the polymerization of cyclic esters leading to biodegradable polyesters, on their activity and selectivity towards different monomers or enantiomers (mirror images of the same monomer) of the same monomer, in order to determine the possibility of developing switchable catalysts/catalytic systems. The properties of alkoxides of gallium and indium, a biocompatible metals (of low toxicity and essentially no effect on human immune system) could enable synthesis of new materials, among others controlled drug delivery systems.
2 Synthetic and modified biopolymers. Research on the synthesis and physical (blend, composite) and chemical modification (block and branched copolymers, degradation, chain extension) of synthetic (PLA, PHA, PBAT, etc.) and natural (cellulose, starch, chitosan) biopolymers. The use of natural, waste fillers. Composites of biopolymers with heat-conducting carbon materials. Abrasive compositions based on biopolymers. Development of materials and testing the properties of these systems for specific applications. Research on mechanical, rheological and structural properties. Processing of biopolymers, including reactive processing. Investigations of hydrolytic, enzymatic and composting degradation. Modification to increase hydrolytic, thermo- and photo-oxidative stability.