Polymer Functionalization Group

The group creates and studies new methodologies to chemically modify polymeric materials. The ultimate aim is to provide to the society significant technological and/or biomedical advances. To achieve that, the group has experience in organic synthesis, polymer chemistry and in the biological evaluation of polymeric materials, and they perform their activities in close collaboration with complementary groups.


Chemical and topographical modification of polycarbonate surfaces through diffusion/photocuring processes of hydrogel precursors based on vinylpyrrolidone. Langmuir 2017, 33, 1614-1622

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04143


Non migrating equivalent substitutes for PVC/DOP formulations as shown by a Tg study of PVC with covalently bound PEO-PPO oligomers. Macromol. Rapid Comm 2017, 38,1600734

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/marc.201600734/full


Polymeric gene carriers bearing pendant b-cyclodextrin: The relevance of glycoside permethylation on the 'in vitro' cell response. Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2016, 37, 575?583

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/marc.201500647/pdf


Aqueous micro and nanoreactors based on alternating copolymers of phenylmaleimide and vinylpyrrolidone bearing pendant L-proline stabilized with PEG grafted chain. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 1228-1236

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pola.28487/full


Pseudo Double Network Hydrogels with Unique Properties as Supports for Cell Manipulation. J Mater. Chem. 2014, 2, 3839-3848; DOI: 10.1039/C4TB00371C.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/tb/c4tb00371c#!divAbstract


Surface hierarchical porosity in poly (caprolactone) membranes with potential applications in tissue engineering prepared by foaming in supercritical carbon dioxide. J Supercritical Fluids 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2014.09.01

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844614002964


Binding of Functionalized Polymers to Surface-Atacched Polymer Networks Containing Reactive Groups. Macromolecules, 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ma500282b.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma500282b


Preparation of Surface-Attached Polymer Layers by Thermal or Photochemical Activation of a-Diazoester Moieties. Langmuir, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/la402323k.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la402323k


The work of the covalent linking of plasticizers to PVC on the media. (other research lines)


Educational videos of chain and step polymerizations. (More videos and other tools)


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