Associative polymers

Associative polymers assemble into supramolecular structures whose formation and arrangement result from the delicate balance between contradictory forces. Among these, the entropic forces related to the loss of degrees of freedom of molecules, for example freedom of translation or freedom of conformation etc. They perfectly illustrate the various problems encountered in the study of soft matter. Mainly studied from the 1980s in the absence of solvent, my contributions in the field relate to the structures obtained in solution.

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