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Synthesis, Characterization, Structure and

Properties of Novel Biodegradable Polyesters


European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 778092


Journal Articles

  1. Zaldua, N.; Lieńard, R.; Josse, T.; Zubitur, M.; Mugica, A.; Iturrospe, A.; Arbe, A.; De Winter, J.; Coulembier, O.; Müller, A. J., Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 1718−1732, “Influence of chain topology  (cyclic  versus linear) on the nucleation and isothermal crystallization of poly(L‐lactide) and poly(D‐lactide)”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02638. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33072. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and UMONS.
  2. Pérez-Camargo, R. A.; Arandia, I.; Safari, M.; Cavallo, D.; Lotti, N.; Soccio, M.; Müller, A. J., European Polymer Journal, 2018, 101, 233–247, “Crystallization of isodimorphic aliphatic random copolyesters: Pseudo-eutectic behavior and double-crystalline materials”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.02.037Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33091. Joint paper by UNIGE and UPV/EHU.
  3. Bossion, A.; Aguirresarobe, R. H.; Irusta, L.; Taton, D.; Cramail, H.; Grau, E.; Mecerreyes, D.;  Su, C.;  Liu, G.;  Müller, A. J.; Sardon, H., Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 5556−5566, “Unexpected Synthesis of Segmented Poly(hydroxyurea−urethane)s from Dicyclic Carbonates and Diamines by Organocatalysis”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00731. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/31667. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and ICCAS.
  4. Wang, Z.; Dong, X.; Cavallo, D.; Müller, A. J.; Wang, D., Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 6037−6046, “Promotion of Self-Nucleation with Latent Form I Nuclei in Polybutene‐1 and Its Copolymer”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01313. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33073. Joint paper by ICCAS, UNIGE and UPV/EHU.
  5. Su, C.; Shi, G.; Li, X.; Zhang, X.; Müller, A. J.; Wang, D.; Liu, G., Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 9484−9493, “Uniaxial and Mixed Orientations of Poly(ethylene oxide) in Nanoporous Alumina Studied by X‑ray Pole Figure Analysis”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01801. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33076. Joint paper by ICCAS and UPV/EHU.
  6. Basterretxea, A.; Gabirondo, E.; Jehanno, C.; Zhu, H.; Flores, I.; Müller, A. J.; Etxeberria, A.; Mecerreyes, D.; Coulembier, O.; Sardon, H., ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 7, 4103−4111, “Polyether Synthesis by Bulk Self-Condensation of Diols Catalyzed by Non-Eutectic Acid−Base Organocatalysts”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05609. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33092. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and UMONS.
  7. Wen, X.; Su, Y.; Shui, Y.; Zhao, W.; Müller, A. J.; Wang, D., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 1505−1516, “Correlation between Grafting Density and Confined Crystallization Behavior of Poly(ethylene glycol) Grafted to Silica”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02007. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33074. Joint paper by ICCAS and UPV/EHU.
  8. Basterretxea, A.; Gabirondo, E.; Flores, I.; Etxeberria, A.; Gonzalez, A.; Müller, A. J.; Mecerreyes, D.; Coulembier, O.; Sardon, H., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 3506−3515, “Isomorphic Polyoxyalkylene Copolyethers Obtained by Copolymerization of Aliphatic Diols”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00469. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33075. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and UMONS.
  9. Maiz, J.; Liu, G.; Ruipérez, F.; Delbosc, N.; Coulembier, O.; Wang, D.; Müller, A. J., Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2019, 7, 6548-6558, “How cyclic chain topology can reduce the crystallization rate of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and promote the formation of liquid crystalline phases in comparison with linear analogue chains”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9tc01609k. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/33144. Joint paper by UPV/EHU, ICCAS and UMONS.
  10. Fenni, S.E.; Wang, J.; Haddaoui, N.; Favis, B. D.; Müller, A. J.; Cavallo, D., Thermochimica Acta, 2019, 677, 117–130, "Crystallization and self-nucleation of PLA, PBS and PCL in their immiscible binary and ternary blends". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tca.2019.03.015. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/34338. Joint paper by UNIGE and UPV/EHU.
  11. Palacios, J. K.; Liu, G.; Wang, D.; Hadjichristidis, N.; Müller, A. J., Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 1900292, 1-14, “Generating Triple Crystalline Superstructures in Melt Miscible PEO-b-PCL-b-PLLA Triblock Terpolymers by Controlling Thermal History and Sequential Crystallization”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.201900292. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41448. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and ICCAS.
  12. Flores, I.;  Basterretxea, A.;  Etxeberria, A.;  Gonzalez, A.;  Ocando, C.; Vega, J. F.;  Martínez-Salazar, J.;  Sardon, H.;  Müller, A. J., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 6834−6848, “Organocatalyzed Polymerization of PET-mb-poly(oxyhexane) Copolymers and Their Self-Assembly into Double Crystalline Superstructures”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01110. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41447.
  13. Shi, G.; Guan, Y.;  Liu, G.;  Müller, A. J.; Wang, D., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 6904−6912, “Segmental Dynamics Govern the Cold Crystallization of Poly(lactic acid) in Nanoporous Alumina”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00542. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41446. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and ICCAS.
  14. Wang, B.; Wen, T.;  Zhang, X.;  Tercjak, A.; Dong, X.;  Müller, A. J.; Wang, D.; Cavallo, D., Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 6274−6284, “Nucleation of Poly(lactide) on the Surface of Different Fibers”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01078. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41445. Joint paper by UPV/EHU, UNIGE and ICCAS.
  15. Arandia, I.; Zaldua, N.; Maiz, J.; Pérez-Camargo, R. A.; Mugica, A.; Zubitur, M.; Mincheva, R.; Dubois, P.; Müller, A. J., Polymer, 2019, 183, 121863, 1-12, “Tailoring the isothermal crystallization kinetics of isodimorphic poly(butylene succinate-ran-butylene azelate) random copolymers by changing composition”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2019.121863. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41444.
  16. Matxinandiarena, E.; Múgica, A.; Zubitur, M.; Yus, C.; Sebastián, V.; Irusta, S.; Loaeza, A. D.; Santana, O.; Maspoch, M. L.; Puig, C.; Müller, A. J., Polymers, 2019, 11, 1692, 1-22, “The Effect of Titanium Dioxide Surface Modification on the Dispersion, Morphology, and Mechanical Properties of Recycled PP/PET/TiO2 PBNANOs”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym11101692. Link to Open Access: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/11/10/1692. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and USB.
  17. Safari, M.; Maiz, J.; Shi, G.; Juanes, D.; Liu, G.; Wang, ; Mijangos, C.; Alegría, A.; Müller, A. J., Langmuir, 2019, 35, 15168−15179, “How Confinement Affects the Nucleation, Crystallization, and Dielectric Relaxation of Poly(butylene succinate) and Poly(butylene adipate) Infiltrated within Nanoporous Alumina Templates”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02215. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41442. Joint paper by UPV/EHU and ICCAS.
  18. Moins, S.; Loyer, P.; Odent, J.; Coulembier, O., RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 40013–40016, “Preparation of a mimetic and degradable poly(ethylene glycol) by a non-eutectic mixture of organocatalysts (NEMO) via a one-pot two-step process“, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9ra09781c. Link to Open Access: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/ra/c9ra09781c#!divAbstract.
  19. Liénard, R.; Duez, Q.; Grayson, S. M.; Gerbaux, P.; Coulembier, O.; De Winter, J., Rapid Communication in Mass Spectronomy, 2019, in press, “Limitations of ion mobility spectrometry‐mass spectrometry for the relative quantification of architectural isomeric polymers: A case study”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcm.8660. Link to Open Access: http://applications.umons.ac.be/docnum/c7b423fd-d183-486c-9cec-966066b9b364/96B7090F-5615-48A7-8F56-FC57FEA2ED6B/rcm.8660.pdf. Joint paper by UMONS and UTulane.
  20. Fenni, S. E.; Cavallo, D.; Müller, A. J., Advances in Polymer Science, 2019, 283, 219–256, “Nucleation and Crystallization in Bio-Based Immiscible Polyester Blends”, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/12_2019_48. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/35189. Joint paper by UNIGE and UPV/EHU.
  21. Safari, M.; Mugica, A.; Zubitur, M.; Martínez de Ilarduya, A.; Muñoz-Guerra, S.; Müller, A. J., Polymers, 2020, 12, 17, 1-21, “Controlling the Isothermal Crystallization of Isodimorphic PBS-ran-PCL Random Copolymers by Varying Composition and Supercooling”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym12010017. Link to Open Access: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/12/1/17.
  22. Flores, I.; Martínez de Ilarduya, A.; Sardon, H.; Müller, A. J.; Muñoz-Guerra, S., European Polymer Journal, 2020, 122, 109321, 1-11, “ROP and crystallization behaviour of partially renewable triblock aromatic-aliphatic copolymers derived from L-lactide”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109321. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41441.
  23. Arandia, I.; Meabe, L.; Aranburu, N.; Sardon, H.; Mecerreyes, D.; Müller, A. J., Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 669−681, “Influence of Chemical Structures on Isodimorphic Behavior of Three Different Copolycarbonate Random Copolymer Series”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02078. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/40489.
  24. Liu X.; Wang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Cavallo, D.; Müller, A. M.; Zhu, P.; Zhao, Y.; Dong, X.; Wang, D., Polymer, 2020, 188, 122117, 1-9, “The origin of memory effects in the crystallization of polyamides: Role of hydrogen bonding”. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2019.122117. Link to Open Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/41443. Joint paper by UPV/EHU, UNIGE and ICCAS.
  25. Lanteri, D.; Quattrosoldi, S.; Soccio, M.; Basso, A.; Cavallo, D.; Munari, A.; Riva, R.; Lotti, N.; Moni, L., Front. Chem., 2020, 8 (85), accepted, “Regioselective Photooxidation of Citronellol: A Way to Monomers for Functionalized Bio-Polyesters”. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00085. Link to Open Access: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fchem.2020.00085/full.
  26. Potaufeux, J.-E.; Odent, J.; Notta-Cuvier, D.; Delille, R.; Barrau, S.; Giannelis, E. P.; Lauro, F.; Raquez, J.-M., Composites Science and Technology, 2020, accepted, “Mechanistic insights on ultra-tough polylactide-based ionic nanocomposites”. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108075. Link to Open Access: http://di.umons.ac.be/.
  27. Magnani, C.; Idström, A.; Nordstierna, L.; Müller, A. J.; Dubois, P.; Raquez, J.-M.; Giada, L. R., Biomacromolecules, 2020, accepted, "Interphase design of cellulose nanocrystals/ poly(hydroxybutyrate-ran-valerate) bionanocomposites for mechanical and thermal properties tuning". DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01760. Link to Open Access: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01760 (in processing). Joint paper by UPV/EHU and UMONS.


PhD Theses

  1. Idoia Arandia, “Crystallization and morphology of poly(butylene succinate-ran-butylene azelate) random isodimorphic copolymers”. Thesis defense: 11/1/2019. Thesis director: A.J. Müller, Agurtzane Mugica. Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. http://hdl.handle.net/10810/35303
  2. Ricardo Arpad Pérez-Camargo, “Crystallization and morphology of multiphasic polymeric systems: Random copolymers, nanocomposites and polymers with complex chain topologies”.  Thesis defense: 28/01/2019. Thesis director: A.J. Müller. Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. http://hdl.handle.net/10810/36886
  3. Seif Eddine Fenni, "Crystallization of poly(lactcic acid)-based immiscible blends and nanocomposites". Thesis defense: 08/04/2019. Thesis director: Dario Cavallo (UNIGE), Naccerdine Haddaoui (Setif, Algeria). University of Genova, Italy and University of Ferhat-Abbas Setif-1, Algeria.
  4. Irma Flores, “Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers Containing Monomers from PET Waste Obtained by Organocatalysis”. Thesis defense: 07/06/2019. Thesis director: A.J. Müller, Haritz SardonUniversidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. 
  5. Andere Basterretxea, "Non-Eutectic Mixture Organocatalysts (NEMOs): A Step Towards High Temperature Polymerizations". Thesis defense: 16/09/2019. Thesis director: Haritz Sardon, O. Coulembier. Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. http://hdl.handle.net/10810/39085
  6. Leire Meabe, "Innovative Polycarbonates for lithium conducting polymer electrolytes". Thesis defense: 26/09/2019. Thesis director: David Mecerreyes, L. Rubatat. Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.  
  7. Leire Sangroniz Agudo, “Rheological basis for a survey of complex and multiphasic polymer systems”. Thesis defense: 27/09/2019. Thesis director: Antxon Santamaria, A.J. MüllerUniversidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. 
  8. Maryam Safari, “Synthesis, structure, crystallization and confinement of isodimorphic PBS-ran-PCL copolyesters”. Thesis defense: 11/02/2020. Thesis director: A.J. Müller. Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. 


Last updated: 09/03/2020