Research Area C
Faculty of Engineering | Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 95105
Project: Thermal and photochemical activation of diazo groups containing Polymers for the generation of Polymer networks through C-H-insertion
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
I develop new crosslinker molecules based on diazo groups that can be activated by photochemical or thermal energy. Thus it is possible to form free-standing or surface-bound networks. The advantage here is that the crosslinkers are already built into the polymer and are not introduced subsequently. By modifying the crosslinker molecules, the required photochemical energy (excitation wavelength) or thermal energy (temperature) can be adjusted.