The scientific project, headed by Andrzej Dzienia, a PhD student of the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the University of Silesia has been ranked on the highest position in the list of applications for research funding under the TANGO 3 call.
The co-financing will allow him to develop a unique pressure free-radical method of polymerization of N-vinyl pyrrolidione to obtain polymers with controlled properties. These compounds will find use in the pharmaceutical industry.
The developed method will reduce the use of catalysts and organic solvents and will maintain high process efficiency and control over the properties of the obtained macromolecules. This makes the whole pressure polymerization process much more effective and more ecological compared to the methods currently used in this industry.