Welcome to the website of the Supramolecular Chemistry group at the Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of SciencesGhent University. The research group was started July 2010 and focuses on the development of adaptive and responsive materials inspired by natural self-assembly processes. This research goal is pursued by combining directional supramolecular interactions with well-defined polymeric building blocks and responsive polymer structures. 




- 11/2015: Congratulations Lenny, Dr. Voorhaar, with successfully defending your PhD thesis

- 10/2015: New paper on reversible calcium(II) binding is published in Angewandte Chemie! Thanks Victor and Maji for making this happen.

- 09/2015: Maarten V.'s graphical abstract is covered by TOCROFL :-)

- 08/2015: Victor's paper on 'Supramolecular control over thermoresponsive polymers' is published in Materials Today.

- 08/2015: Qilu's paper on 'Acid-Labile Thermoresponsive Copolymers That Combine Fast pHTriggered Hydrolysis and High Stability under Neutral Conditions' is published in Angewandte Chemie!

- 05/2015: Prof. Hoogenboom received the inaugural 2015 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship from the RSC

- 05/2015: Congratulations to Maarten Vergaelen for being selected to attend the 2015 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry program program at the ACS National meeting in Boston

- 04/2015: Victor's paper 'Colorimetric Logic Gates Based on Poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)-Coated Gold Nanoparticles' is published in Advanced Functional Materials and highlighted on the cover

- 02/2015: Congratulations to Bart Verbraeken for being selected to attend the Young Chemist Crossing Border program at the ACS National meeting in Boston

- 01/2015: Qilu's review on UCST polymers in ethanol-water solvent mixtures is accepted in Progress in Polym Science

- 12/2014: Congratulations Dr. De la Rosa, Victor, with successfully defending your PhD thesis!

- 11/2014: Congratulations to Maarten Mees for winning the best poster award at AMBA2014!

- 11/2014: Congratulations Dr. Zhang, Qilu, with successfully defending your PhD thesis! A special one being the first in the group!

- 07/2014: Lenny's paper on HTE Cu(0) mediated CRP is elected as paper of the week in Polym Chem

- 06/2014: Qilu's paper on UV-switchable UCST polymers is accepted in European Polymer Journal 

- 06/2014: The name of our department has officially been changed to 'Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry'

- 04/2014: Victor's paper on 'Programmable Polymer-Based Supramolecular Temperature Sensor with a Memory Functionis published online in Angew Chem Int Ed

- 03/2014: Review on 'Thermoresponsive poly(oligoethylene glycol acrylate)s' by Gertjan and Daniel published online in Prog Polymer Sci    

- 02/2014: Review on 'The chemistry of tissue adhesive materials' by Petra published online in Prog Polym Sci

- 05/2013: Bart Verbraeken won a poster prize at the BPG2013!

- 04/2013: Publication 'pH Degradable dendron-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) prepared by a cascade “double-click” reaction' amongst the 10 most downloaded Polymer Chemistry articles in March 2013  

- 01/2013: Publication in NATURE by Prof Hoogenboom: 'Responsive biomimetic networks from polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels'

- 11/2012: Publication in Angew Chem Int Ed: 'Hard Autonomous Self-Healing Supramolecular Materials—A Contradiction in Terms?'



Prof. dr. Richard Hoogenboom

Supramolecular Chemistry group

Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
Krijgslaan 281 S4
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

email: richard.hoogenboom@ugent.be
web: http://www.sc.ugent.be



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