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Laboratory of Controlled Polymerization and Macromolecular Engineering


The Laboratory of Controlled Polymerization and Macromolecular Engineering (Laboratory of Cationic Polymerization, before) was found in 1983, which is a division of State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. The main research interests include the fundamental research,technology innovationand industrial applications in the fields of controlled/living cationic polymerization, controlled/livingcoordination polymerization, controlled/living ring-opening polymerization, butyl rubber, butadiene rubber, isoprene rubber, ethylene-propylene rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber, butadiene-isoprene elastomers, thermoplastic elastomers, isobutylene-based special elastomers,bio-medical polymers, biomass-based polymer materials, functional membranes with excellentbarrier property and polymer-based nano-composite. There are major or key projects under the National973 Program, the National 863 Program, and the National Natural Science Foundationof Chinaand the SinopecProgram.


Dr. Yi-Xian Wu, Professor

Dr. Ri-Wei Xu,Associate Professor

Dr. Han Zhu,Associate Professor

Dr. Shu Zhang, Associate Professor

Dr. Qiang Liu, Lecture

Mrs. Meiqing Fan, secretary

3Research areas

1Controlled/Living Cationic Polymerization and Macromolecular Engineering

Ø  Controlled/Living Ring-opening Cationic Polymerization of Tetrahydrofuran

Ø  Highly Selective Polymerization of Isobutylene from C4 fractions

Ø  Polymerization Kinetics and Mechanism

Ø  Butyl Rubber and Novel Polymerization Process

Ø  Polyisobutylenes with various Molecular Weights & Highly Reactive Polyisobutylenes

Ø  Isobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers with Totally Saturated Soft Segments

Ø  Isobutylene-based Special Elastomer

Ø  Structure and Property of Isobutylene-based Elastomers

Ø  Functionalization of Isobutylene-based Elastomers

Ø  Amphiphilic Copolymers and their Bio-medical Applications

Ø  Conetworks and their Bio- medical Applications

Ø  Novel Polymer Materials based on Biomass

2Controlled Coordination Polymerization and Macromolecular Engineering

Ø  Transition Metal / Rare Earth Metal-based Catalytic Systems with High Activity and Stereoselectivity

Ø  Controlled Polymerization of Conjugated Dienes and Styrene

Ø  Controlled copolymerization of Ethylene and Propylene

Ø  High cis-polybutadiene Rubber with various Chain Structures

Ø  High cis-polyisoprene Rubber with various Chain Structures

Ø  Butadiene-Isoprene Copolymer Elastomer with High cis-1,4 Microstructure

Ø  Butadiene-Styrene Elastomer with High cis-1,4 Microstructure in Butadiene Structural Units

Ø  Butadiene-styrene Elastomer with Crystallizable PS HardSegments and High cis PB SoftSegments

Ø  Ethylene-propylene Rubber

Ø  Structure and Properties of Conjugated Diene-based Elastomers

Ø  In-Chain and End-chain Functionalization of Conjugated Diene-based Elastomers

3Design and Synthesis of Functional Polymers

Ø  Functionalized Polyisobutylene for Dispersants/Detergent Additives in Lubricant or Gasoline

Ø  Ion Conductive Membrane for fuel cell

Ø  Membrane with High Air Barrier Property

Ø  Polymer-encapsulated Magnetic Materials

Ø  Self-healing Materials

4Controlled Preparation of Polymer-based Nanocomposite

Ø  Novel Hybrid Copolymer by Incorporating POSS into Hard Segments of SEBS

Ø  Butyl Rubber / Clay Nanocomposite

Ø  Conjugated Diene-based Elastomers with High cis-1,4 configuration / Silica, Carbon Black, GrapheneNanocomposite

Ø  Polybenzoxazine /POSS Nanocomposite



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