Renewable polymers and clean synthetic approaches

Renewable polymers and clean synthetic approaches

20 Nov 2019, 11:50 - 12:15

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

Our research focuses on sustainable chemistry; developing clean ways to make new polymers. Our society is reliant upon polymers and this talk will show how we are creating new approaches to new materials with wide ranging properties.

We have developed unique approaches to polymer synthesis by exploiting supercritical carbon dioxide; an unusual solvent with liquid like and gas like properties.

Additionally, we will describe our development of new polymeric materials from natural wastes that can be described as renewable and may also be degradable.


  • Steve Howdle


    Professor of Chemistry

    Steve’s research focuses on sustainable chemistry and in particular on the utilisation of supercritical carbon dioxide for polymer synthesis, polymer...