The multidisciplinary project aims at developing new hydrosilylation catalysts for grafting/functionalization or crosslinking of silicone oils. This reaction indeed requires the presence of catalysts (usually platinum-based catalysts). Replacement of platinum by nonprecious metal is thus desired. The project will include synthesis and characterization of catalysts, mechanistic investigations, kinetic studies, for instance using liquid or solid-state NMR spectroscopies, DSC or rheology in particular to monitor both the chemical and physical changes in silicone-based materials during their grafting or crosslinking.

Publié le 12/06/18