2019 Polymer Science Publications


Book Chapters



  1. I. Etxaniz O. Llorente, J. Aizpurua, L. Martín, A. González, L. Irusta “Dispersion Characteristics and Curing Behaviour of Waterborne UV Crosslinkable Polyurethanes Based on Renewable Dimer Fatty Acid Polyesters” Journal of Polymers and the Environment (2019) 27:189–197
  2. J. Aizpurua, L. Martin, E. Formoso, A. González, L. Irusta, “ One pot stimuli-responsive linear waterborne polyurethanes via Diels-Alder reaction” Progress in organic coatings  (2019)  130, 31-43
  3. F. Tabatabaeea, M. Khorasania, M. Ebrahimia, A. González, L. Irusta, H. Sardon, “Synthesis and comprehensive study on industrially relevant flame retardant waterborne polyurethanes based on phosphorus chemistry” Progress in organic coatings  (2019)  131, 397-406 
  4. A. Iregui, L. Irusta, L. Martin,  A. González “Analysis of the Process Parameters for Obtaining a Stable Electrospun Process in Different Composition Epoxy/Poly -Caprolactone Blends with Shape Memory Properties” Polymers (2019), 11, 475
  5. A. Bossion, I. Olazabal, R. H. Aguirresarobe,  S. Marina, J. Martín,  L. Irusta, D. Taton, H. Sardon “Synthesis of self-healable waterborne isocyanatefree poly(hydroxyurethane)-based supramolecular networks by ionic interactions” Polymer Chemistry  (2019) 10, 2723–2733
  6. I. Flores, A. Etxeberria, L. Irusta, I. Calafel, J. F. Vega, J. Martínez-Salazar, H. Sardon, A. J. Muller “PET-ran-PLA Partially Degradable Random Copolymers Prepared by Organocatalysis: Effect of Poly(L‑lactic acid) Incorporation on Crystallization and Morphology”ACS Sustainable Chem., (2019) 7, 8647−8659  
  7. J. Pascual, S. Collavini, S.F. V¨olker, N. Phung, E. Palacios-Lidon, L. Irusta, H. Grande, A.  Abate, R.Tena-Zaera, J.L.  Delgado “Unravelling fullerene–perovskite interactions introduces advanced blend films for performance improved solar cells” Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2019) 3, 2779–2787
  8. N. Zivic, P. K. Kuroishi F. Dumur D. Gigmes A. P. Dove, H. Sardon “Recent Advances and Challenges in the Design of Organic Photoacid and Photobase Generators for Polymerizations”, Angew. Chem., 2019, 58, 31, 10410-10422
  9. A. Basterretxea, E. Gabirondo, C. Jehanno, H. Zhu, I. Flores, A. J. Müller, A. Etxeberria, D. Mecerreyes, O. Coulembier, H. Sardon, “Polyether Synthesis by Bulk Self-Condensation of Diols Catalyzed by Non-Eutectic Acid−Base Organocatalysts”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 4, 4103-4111
  10. I. Flores, A. Martínez de Ilarduya, H. Sardon , A.J. Müller, S. Muñoz-Guerra “Synthesis of Aromatic–Aliphatic Polyesters by Enzymatic Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Oligoesters and their Cyclodepolymerization for a Circular Economy” ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 3, 321-325
  11. I. Flores, A. Etxeberria , L. Irusta, I. Calafel, J. F. Vega, J. Martínez-Salazar H. Sardon , and A. J. Müller “PET-ran-PLA Partially Degradable Random Copolymers Prepared by Organocatalysis: Effect of Poly(l-lactic acid) Incorporation on Crystallization and Morphology” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 9, 8647-8659
  12. C. Jehanno and H. Sardon Dynamic polymer network points the way to truly recyclable plastics Nature 568, 467-468 (2019)
  13. A. Basterretxea, E. Gabirondo, I. Flores, A. Etxeberria, A. Gonzalez, A. J. Müller , D. Mecerreyes , O. Coulembier, H. Sardon “Isomorphic Polyoxyalkylene Copolyethers Obtained by Copolymerization of Aliphatic Diols” Macromolecules 2019, 52, 9, 3506-3515
  14. N. Fanjul-Mosteirín, C. Jehanno, F. Ruipérez, H. Sardon, A.P. Dove “Rational Study of DBU Salts for the CO2 Insertion into Epoxides for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2019, 7, 12 10633-10640
  15. J. Wong, A.T. Gong, P.A. Defnet, L. Meabe, B. Beauchamp, R. M. Sweet, H. Sardon, C.L. Cobb, A. Nelson “3D Printing Ionogel Auxetic Frameworks for Stretchable Sensors” Adv. Mat. Tech 4, 9, 1900452 (2019).
  16. A. Sangroniz, J-B Zhu, X. Tang, A. Etxeberria, Eugene Y.-X. Chen, H. Sardon “Packaging materials with desired mechanical and barrier properties and full chemical recyclability” Nat. Comm 10, 3559 (2019).
  17. I. Flores, A. Basterrexea, A. Etxeberria, C. Ocando, J. Francisco Vega, J. Martinez Salazar, H. Sardon, A. Muller “Organocatalyzed Polymerization of PET-mb-poly(oxyhexane) Copolymers and Their Self-Assembly into Double Crystalline Superstructures” Macromolecules 2019, 52, 18, 6834-6848
  18. A. Basterretxea, C. Jehanno, D. Mecerreyes, H. Sardon “Dual Organocatalysts Based on Ionic Mixtures of Acids and Bases: A Step Toward High Temperature Polymerizations” ACS Macro Lett. 2019 8, 1055-1062
  19. J.P. K. Tan, J. Tan, N. Park, K. Xu, E. D. Chan, C. Yang, V. A. Piunova, Z. Ji, A. Lim, J. Shao, A. Bai, X. Bai, D. Mantione, H. Sardon, Y. Yan Yang, J.L. Hedrick “Upcycling Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Refuse to Advanced Therapeutics for the Treatment of Nosocomial and Mycobacterial Infections” Macromolecules 2019, 52, 20, 7878-7885
  20. C. Jehanno, L. Mezzasalma, H. Sardon, F. Ruipérez, O. Coulembier, D. Taton “Benzoic Acid as an Efficient Organocatalyst for the Statistical Ring-Opening Copolymerization of ε‑Caprolactone and L‑Lactide: A Computational Investigation” Macromolecules 2019, 52, 23, 9238-9247
  21. C. Jehanno, M.M. Perez-Madrigal, J. Demarteau, H. Sardon, A.P. Dove, “Organocatalysis for depolymerisation” Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 172-18
  22. A. Bossion, K.V. Heifferon, L. Meabe, N. Zivic, D. Taton, J.L. Hedrick, T.E. Long, H. Sardon “Opportunities for organocatalysis in polymer synthesis via step-growth methods” Prog. Polym. Sci. 2019, 90, 2109, 164-210
  23. A. Chaos, A. Sangroniz, A. González, M. Iriarte, J. R. Sarasua, J. del Río, A. Etxeberria, “Tributyl citrate as an effective plasticizer for biodegradable polymers: effect of the plasticizer on the free volume, transport and mechanical properties” Polymer International, 68, 125-133, 2019.
  24. I. Emaldi, S. Hamzehlou, E. Erkizia, J. Sanchez Dolado, A. Etxeberria, J. R. Leiza “Modelling and control of the microstructure of comb-like poly(MAA-co-PEGMA) water soluble copolymers” Polymer Chemistry, 10, 1000-1009, 2019.
  25. S. Eceolaza, A. Sangroniz, J. del Río, M. Iriarte, A Etxeberria “Improving the barrier character of poly(caprolactone): Transport properties and free volume of immiscible blends”Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 136, 48018 (11 pg), 2019.
  26. L. Sangroniz, A. Sangroniz, M. Fernández, A. Etxeberria, A. J. Müller, A. Santamaria “Elaboration and characterization of conductive polymer nanocomposites with potential use as electrically driven membranes” Polymers, 11, 1180 (14 pg.), 2019.
  27. A. Sangroniz, J. R. Sarasua, M. Iriarte, A. Etxeberria “Survey on transport properties of vapours and liquids on biodegradable polymers” European Polymer Journal, 120, 109232 (2019).
  28. C. Mendes-Felipe, J.Oliveira, P. Costa, L. Ruiz-Rubio, A. Iregui, A. González, J.L. Vilas S. Lanceros-Mendez, “Stimuli responsive UV cured polyurethane acrylated/carbon nanotube composites for piezoresistive sensing”.European Polymer Journal, 120, 109226, (2019)


2018 Polymer Science Publications



 A. Dove, H. Sardon, S. Naumann, “Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation Print” in Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation Print,  Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 978-1-78801-184-6

Book chapters

B.Olave, T. Schäfer, “DNA Gated Membranes” in  Smart Membranes, L-Y Chu, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, United Kingdom

 B.Olave, T. Schäfer, “Fundacional DNA in oinic liquids” in Ionic Liquide devices (Smart Material Series), A. Eftekhari, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, United Kingdom, ISBN: 978-1-78801-181-5,2018

 A. Bossion, K.V. Heifferon, N. Zivic, T. E. Long and H. Sardon, “Organocatalyzed Step-Growth Polymerization” in  Organic Catalysis for Polymerisation Print, Royal Society of Chemistry, ISBN: 978-1-78801-184-6

L. Peponi, J-M Raquez, R. H. Aguirresarobe, S. Nevejans, N. Ballard, J. Aizpurua, L. Irusta and H. Sardon, “Intrinsically Healable Polymers” in How smart are the polymers, Nova publisher, ISBN: 978-1-53613-960-0


  1. A. SANGRONIZ, A. CHAOS, M. IRIARTE, J. DEL RIO, J.R. SARASUA, A. ETXEBERRIA, “Influence of the Rigid Amorphous Fraction and Crystallinity on Polylactide Transport Properties”, Macromolecules, 51, 3923-3931 (2018).
  2. C. JEHANNO, I. FLORES, A. DOVE, A.J. MÜLLER, F. RUIPEREZ, H. SARDON, “Organocatalysed depolymerisation of PET in a fully sustainable cycle using thermally stable protic ionic salt”, GREEN CHEMISTRY, 20, 1205-1212 (2018).
  3. C JEHANNO, M PEREZ-MADRIGAL, J DEMARTEAU, H SARDON, AP DOVE.  “Organocatalysis for depolymerisation”. POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 10, 1039 (2018).
  4. J. MARTIN, M. DYSON, O. REID, R. LI, A. NOGALES, D. SMILGIES, C. SILVA, G. RUMBLES, A. AMASSIAN and N. STINGELIN, “On the Effect of Confinement on the Structure and Properties of Small-Molecular Organic Semiconductors”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 4, 1 (2018).
  5. J. MARTIN, E. DAVIDSON, C. GRECO, W. XU, J. BANNOCK, A. AGIRRE, J. DE MELLO, R. SEGALMAN, N. STINGELIN, K. DAOULAS, “Temperature-Dependence of Persistence Length Affects Phenomenological Descriptions of Aligning Interactions in Nematic Semiconducting Polymers”, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 30(3), 748-761 (2018).
  6. L. MEABE, T. VU HUYNH, N. LAGO, H. SARDON, C. LI, L. O'DELL, M. ARMAND, M. FORSYTH, D. MECERREYES, “Poly(ethylene oxide carbonates) solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries”,  ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 264, 367-375 (2018).
  7. J. MARTIN, N. STINGELIN, D. CANGIALOSI, “Direct Calorimetric Observation of the Rigid Amorphous Fraction in a Semiconducting Polymer”, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 9(5) 990 995 (2018).
  8. A. YUEN, A. BOSSION, A. VELOSO, D. MECERREYES, J. HEDRICK, A. DOVE, H. SARDON,  “Efficient polymerization and post-modification of N-substituted eight-membered cyclic carbonates containing allyl groups“, POLYMER CHEMISTRY 9(18), 2458-2467 (2018).
  9. H. SARDON, A. DOVE,” Plastics recycling with a difference”, Science, 360, 6387, 380-381 (2018).
  10. I. FLORES, J. DEMARTEAU, A.J. MÜLLER, A. ETXEBERRIA, L. IRUSTA, F. BERGMAN, C. KONING and H. SARDON, ”Screening of different organocatalysts for the sustainable synthesis of PET”, EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL 104, 170-176 (2018)
  11. A. BOSSION, R. AGUIRRESAROBE, L. IRUSTA, D. TATON, H. CRAMAIL, E. GRAU, D. MECERREYES, C. SU, G. LIU, A.J. MÜLLER, H. SARDON, ”Unexpected Synthesis of Segmented Poly(hydroxyurea-urethane)s from Dicyclic Carbonates and Diamines by Organocatalysis”, Macromolecules 51(15), 5556-5566 (2018).
  12. J. MARTIN, E. DAVIDSON, C. GRECO, W. XU, J. BANNOCK, A. AGIRRE, J. DE MELLO, R. SEGALMAN, N. STINGELIN, K. DAOULAS, ”Temperature dependence of persistence length affects top-down descriptions of aligning interactions in nematic conjugated polymers”, Abstracts Of Papers Of The American Chemical Society, 256 (2018).
  13. I. BLASZCZYK-LEZAK, D. JUANES, J. MARTIN, C. MIJANGOS, ”Gecko-like Branched Polymeric Nanostructures from Nanoporous Templates”, LANGMUIR, 34(38), 11449-11453 (2018).
  14. E. VERDE-SESTO, N. GOUJON, H. SARDON, P. RUIZ, Tan Vu Huynh, F. ELIZALDE, D. MECERREYES, M. FORSYTH, L. O'DELL, “DNP NMR Studies of Crystalline Polymer Domains by Copolymerization with Nitroxide Radical Monomers”, Macromolecules 51(20), 8046-8053 (2018).
  15.  A. YUEN, L. PORCARELLI, R. AGUIRRESAROBE, A. SANCHEZ-SANCHEZ, I. DEL AGUA, U. ISMAILOV, G. MALLIARAS, D. MECERREYES, E. ISMAILOVA, H. SARDON, ”Biodegradable Polycarbonate Iongels for Electrophysiology Measurements”,  POLYMERS, 10, 9 (2018).
  16. A. CHAOS, A. SANGRONIZ, A. GONZALEZ, M. IRIARTE, J.R. SARASUA, J. DEL RIO, A. ETXEBERRIA, ”Tributylcitrateasan effective plasticizer for biodegradable polymers: effect of plasticizer on free volume and transport and mechanical properties”, Polymer International, 68, 125-133 (2018).
  17. A.SANGRONIZ, A.GONZÁLEZ, L. IRUSTA, L. MARTIN, M. IRIARTE, A. ETXEBERRIA. “Miscibility and degradation of polymerblends based on biodegradable poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)”, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 151, 25-35 (2018).                 
  18. J.M. UGARTEMENDIA, A. LARRAÑAGA, H. AMESTOY, A. ETXEBERRIA, J.R. SARASUA. “Tougher biodegradable polylactide system for bone fracture fixations: Miscibility study, phase morphology and mechanical properties”, European Polymer Journal, 98, 411-419 (2018).
  19. S. MONTES, A. ETXEBERRIA, V. MOCHOLI, A. REKONDO, H. GRANDE, J. LABIDI. “Effect of combining cellulose nanocrystals and graphene nanoplatelets on the properties of Poly (lactic acid) based films”, Express Polymer Letters, 12, 543-555 (2018).
  20. I. FLORES, J. DEMARTEAU, A.J. MULLER, A. ETXEBERRIA, L. IRUSTA, F.  BERGMAN, C. KONING, H. SARDON, “Screen of different organocatalysts for the sustainable synthesis of PET”, EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 104, 170-176, (2018).
  21. A. SANGRONIZ, L. SANGRONIZ, N. ARANBURU, M. FERNANDEZ, A. SANTAMARIA, M. IRIARTE, A. ETXEBERRIA, “Blends of biodegradable poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) with poly(hydroxi amino ether) for packaging applications: Miscibility, rheology and transport properties”, European Polymer Journal, 105, 348-358 (2018).
  22. L. SANGRONIZ, J.L. RUIZ, A. SANGRONIZ, M. FERNANDEZ, A. ETXEBERRIA, A.J. MÜLLER, A. SANTAMARIA. “Polyethylene terephthalate/Low Density Polyethylene/Titanium dioxide blend nanocomposites: Morphology, crystallinity, rheology and transport properties”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 136, 46986, 10 (2018).
  23. A. SANGRONIZ, L. SANGRONIZ, A. ALEGRIA, M. FERNANDEZ, L. IRUSTA, A.J. MÜLLER, A. ETXEBERRIA, A. SANTAMARIA.“Effect of hydrogen bonding on the physicochemical and rheological features of chemically modified phenoxy”, Polymer 159, 12-22, (2018).
  24. I. ECEIZA, L. IRUSTA, A. BARRIO, M.J. FERNANDEZ-BERRIDI. “In Situ Monitoring of Isophorone Diisocyanate Based Flexible Polyurethane Foams Formation”, Journal of cellular plastics, 54    , 37-52 (2018).
  25. I. DEBBAH, R. KRACHE, N. ARANBURU, M. FERNANDEZ, A. ETXEBERRIA. “Of SEBS-g-MAH addition on the mechanical, rheological, and morphological properties of polycarbonate/acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene blends”, J. Elast. Plast. 50(7), 611-633 (2018).