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Functionalized PEO-based block copolymers:

We are interested in the synthesis of poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(furfuryl glycidyl ether) (PEO-b-PFGE) block copolymers of different molar mass and weight fractions. The furfuryl functionality allows Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions for crosslinking and further functionalization. Differences in morphology are investigated using several techniques such as small and wide angle X-ray scattering or transmission electron microscopy in bulk films. One straightforward applications of such materials are robust, nanostructured and reversibly crosslinkable coatings.