Polymer Synthesis

New polyesters from renewable resources

Based on glucose, a multitude of potential synthetic building blocks for aliphatic polyesters are accessible through biotechnology. Most prominent examples include aliphatic and cyclo-aliphatic diols, aliphatic and aromatic dicarboxylic acids as well as multifunctional compounds. From these substances we develop synthetic routes to achieve a large variety of aliphatic and partly aromatic polyesters with tailor-made performance profiles.