Unprecedented polyesters as coating for solid surfaces with application in medicine and nanotechnology

  The main goal of the project is to develop new hybrid materials based on polyesters of α-hydroxy carboxylic acids (PAHCA) functionalized with molecules having different application in magnetic separation, biomedicine and chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The project focused on a complex research field, polymers, nanosciences and nanotechnologies, situated in the actual orientation for the development of functional hybrid nanostructured materials.

   Polyesters of α-hydroxy carboxylic acids, such as polylactic acid or polyglycolic acid have found widespread application in materials field, medicine and nanotechnology, but have also several limitations due to lack of reactive groups for linkage, and because of their easiness of biodegradation in environment and in biological medium. The project aims to overcome these obstacles and extends potential application of these polymers by preparing new functionalized PAHCA by polymerization reaction of new functionalized lactides synthesized in the project. The resulting composite materials attract fundamental interest by contributing to the understanding of physical processes and phenomena associated with nanostructures, intermolecular specific interactions, interface effects, phase transitions and applicative interest for medicine and nanotechnology.

dec. 2016

Contract nr. 319/01.10.2015

Program name from PN II: HUMAN RESOURCES

Types of projects: Research projects to stimulate the establishment of                                                           young independent research teams - TE

Contract duration: 24 months (October 2015 – September 2017)

Contracting authority: UEFISCDI

Contractor: INCDTIM Cluj-Napoca

To contact us:

National Institute for Research and Development

of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca


Address: 67-103 Donat Str., 400293, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Phone: (+4)0264-584037

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