Most recent scientific publications

Maria Rosaria Caputo, Mercedes Fernández, Robert Aguirresarobe, Adriana Kovalcik, Haritz Sardon, María Virginia Candal, Alejandro J Müller

Influence of FFF Process Conditions on the Thermal, Mechanical, and Rheological Properties of Poly (hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxy Hexanoate)

Polymers 2023, 15(8), 1817.


Sustainable polymers

L. Polo Fonseca, A. Duval, E. Luna, M. Ximenis, S. De Meester, L. Avérous, H. Sardon

Reducing the carbon footprint of polyurethanes by chemical and biological depolymerization: Fact or fiction?

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2023, 41, 100802



Ion Olazabal, Emelin J Luna Barrios, Steven De Meester, Coralie Jehanno, Haritz Sardon

Upcycling of BPA-PC into trimethylene carbonate by solvent assisted organocatalysed depolymerisation

Polymer Chemistry 2023, Advance article.


I Olazabal, A Gonzalez, S Vallejos, I Rivilla, C Jehanno, H Sardon

Upgrading Polyurethanes into Functional Ureas through the Asymmetric Chemical Deconstruction of Carbamates

ACS SUSTAIN CHEM ENG. 2023, 11 (1) 332-342.


M Aguirre, N Ballard, E Gonzalez, S Hamzehlou, H Sardon, M Calderon, M Paulis, R Tomovska, D Dupin, R Bean, T Long, JR Leiza, J Asua

Polymer Colloids: Current Challenges, Emerging Applications, and New Developments

MACROMOLECULES. 2023, – (-) -.


Sustainable polymers


A Gomez-Lopez, B Grignard, I Calvo, C Detrembleur, H Sardon

Accelerating the Curing of Hybrid Poly(Hydroxy Urethane)-Epox y Adhesives by the Thiol-Epoxy Chemistry

ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4 (12), 8786–8794


A Dove, M Hong, J Lamb, H Sardon

Treating the plastic problem: From renewable feedstocks and degradability to recycling

Journal of Polymer Science 2022, 60 (24), 3253-3255


H Sardon, T Long, H Le Ferrand

Sustainable Additive Manufacturing of Plastics

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2022, 10 (6), 1983-1985


A Sangroniz, JB Zhu, A Etxeberria, EYX Chen, H Sardon

Modulating the crystallinity of a circular plastic towards packaging material with outstanding barrier properties

Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2022, 2200008


C Jehanno, JW Alty, M Roosen, S De Meester, AP Dove, E Chen, FA Leibfarth, H Sardon

Critical advances and future opportunities in upcycling commodity polymers.

Nature. 2022, 603, p. 803-814.


MR Caputo, X Tang, AH Westlie, H Sardon, EY-X Chen, AJ Müller.

Effect of Chain Stereoconfiguration on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Crystallization Kinetics.

Biomacromolecules. 2022, 23 (9), p. 3847-3859.


Sustainable polymers

A Dominguez, M Criado, E Gabirondo, H Lasa, JL Olmedo, N Casado, N Alegret, AJ Müller, H Sardon, A Vallejo, D Mecerreyes.

Electroactive 3D printable poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-graft-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) copolymers as scaffolds for muscle cell alignment.

Polym. Chem. 2022, 13 (1), p. 109-120.

Sustainable polymers

A Gomez, N Ayensa, B Grignard, L Irusta, I Calvo, AJ Müller, C Detrembleur, H Sardon.

Enhanced and Reusable Poly(hydroxy urethane)-Based Low Temperature Hot-Melt Adhesives.

Acs Polymers Au. 2022, 2 (3), p. 194-207


Sustainable polymers

S Atia, K Zeggagh, S Hadjout, A Etxeberria, Z Benabdelghani.

Enhancement of semiconducting and thermomechanical properties of materials based on polyaniline and polyvinylpyrrolidone.

J. Polym. Res. 2022, 29 (4), 138.


Sustainable polymers

I Olazabal, N Goujon, D Mantione, M Alvarez, C Jehanno, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon.

From plastic waste to new materials for energy storage.

Polym. Chem. 2022, 13(29), p. 4222-4229.


A Hernández, HA Houck, F Elizalde, M Guerre, H Sardon, FE Du.

Internal catalysis on the opposite side of the fence in non-isocyanate polyurethane covalent adaptable networks.

Eur Polym J. 2022, 168, 111100.


Sustainable polymers

A Sangroniz, L Sangroniz, S Hamzehlou, N Aranburu, H Sardon, JR Sarasua, M Iriarte, JR Leiza, A Etxeberria.

Lactide-valerolactone copolymers for packaging applications.

Polym. 2022, 14 (1), p. 52.


Sustainable polymers

G Damonte, L Maddalena, A Fina, D Cavallo, AJ Müller, MR Caputo, A Mariani, O Monticelli.

On novel hydrogels based on poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) and polycaprolactone with improved mechanical properties prepared by frontal polymerization.

Eur Polym J. 2022, 171, 111226.


Sustainable polymers

F Elizalde, J Amici, S Trano, G Vozzolo, R Aguirresarobe, D Versaci, S Bodoardo, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon, F Bella.

Self-healable dynamic poly(urea-urethane) gel electrolyte for lithium batteries.

J. Mater. Chem. A. 2022, 10 (23), p. 12588-12596.


Sustainable polymers

M Valle, M Ximenis, X Lopez de Pariza, JMW Chan, H Sardon.

Spotting Trends in Organocatalyzed and Other Organomediated (De)polymerizations and Polymer Functionalizations.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61 (36), e202203043.



SE Fenni, MR Caputo, AJ Müller, D Cavallo.

Surface Roughness Enhances Self-Nucleation of High-Density Polyethylene Droplets Dispersed within Immiscible Blends.

Macromolecules. 2022, 55 (4), p. 1412-1423.


Sustainable polymers

DE Fagnani, C Jehanno, H Sardon, AJ McNeil.

Sustainable Green Polymerizations and End-of-Life Treatment of Polymers.

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2022, 43(13), 2200446.



XL de Pariza, T Erdmann, PL Arrechea, L Perez, C Dausse, NH Park, JL Hedrick, H Sardon.

Synthesis of Tailored Segmented Polyurethanes Utilizing Continuous-Flow Reactors and Real-Time Process Monitoring.

Chem. Mater. 2021,  33 (20), p. 7986-7993.


Sustainable polymers

I Flores, RA Perez, E Gabirondo, MR Caputo, GM Liu, DJ Wang, H Sardon, AJ Müller.

Unexpected Structural Properties in the Saturation Region of the Odd-Even Effects in Aliphatic Polyethers: Influence of Crystallization Conditions.

Macromolecules. 2022, 55. (2), p. 584-594.


Sustainable polymers

F Siragusa, J Demarteau, T Habets, I Olazabal, K Robeyns, G Evano, R Mereau, T Tassaing, B Grignard, H Sardon, C Detrembleur.

Unifying Step-Growth Polymerization and On-Demand Cascade Ring-Closure Depolymerization via Polymer Skeletal Editing.

Macromolecules. 2022, 55. (11), p. 4637-4646.



A Dominguez, E Gabirondo, N Alegret, CM De León, R Hernandez, A Vallejo, M Prato, D Mecerreyes.

3D Printable Conducting and Biocompatible PEDOT-graft-PLA Copolymers by Direct Ink Writing.

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2021, 42 (12), 2100100.


A Gallastegui, E Gabirondo, F Elizalde, N Aranburu, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon.

Chemically recyclable glycerol-biobased polyether thermosets.

Eur Polym J. 2021, 143, 110174.


RA Perez, L Meabe, G Liu, H Sardon, Y Zhao, D Wang, AJ Müller.

Even-Odd Effect in Aliphatic Polycarbonates with Different Chain Lengths: from Poly (Hexamethylene Carbonate) to Poly (Dodecamethylene Carbonate).

Macromolecules. 2021, 54 (1), p. 259-271.


EM Niemczyk, A Gomez, JRN Haler, G Frache, H Sardon, R Quintana.

Insights on the atmospheric-pressure plasma-induced free-radical polymerization of allyl ether cyclic carbonate liquid layers.

Polym. 2021, 13 (17), 2856.


E Carmeli, SE Fenni, MR Caputo, AJ Müller, D Tranchida, D Cavallo.

Surface Nucleation of Dispersed Polyethylene Droplets in Immiscible Blends Revealed by Polypropylene Matrix Self-Nucleation.

Macromolecules. 2021, 54 (19), p. 9100-9112.


A Gomez, F Elizalde, I Calvo, H Sardon.

Trends in non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) development.

Chem. Commun. 2021, 57 (92), p. 12254-12265.


M Safari, I Otaegi, N Aramburu, G Guerrica, AM De Ilarduya, H Sardon, AJ Müller.

Synthesis, structure, crystallization and mechanical properties of isodimorphic PBS-ran-PCL copolyesters

Polym. 2021, 13 (14), 2263.


R A Pérez-Camargo, G Liu, L Meabe, Y Zhao, H Sardon, A J Müller, D Wang

Using Successive Self-Nucleation and Annealing to Detect the Solid–Solid Transitions in Poly (hexamethylene carbonate) and Poly (octamethylene carbonate)

Macromolecules 2021,  54 (20), p. 9670-9680.


N Fanjul-Mosteirín, R Aguirresarobe, N Sadaba, A Larrañaga, E Marin, J Martin, N Ramos-Gomez, M C Arno, H Sardon, A P Dove

Crystallization-Induced Gelling as a Method to 4D Print Low-Water-Content Non-isocyanate Polyurethane Hydrogels

Chemistry of materials 2021, 33 (18), 7194–7202


H Sardon, D Mecerreyes, A Basterretxea, L Avérous, C Jehanno

From Lab to Market: Current Strategies for the Production of Biobased Polyols

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2021, 9 (32), 10664-10677


R A Pérez-Camargo, G Liu, L Meabe, Y Zhao, H Sardon, D Wang, A J Müller

Solid–Solid Crystal Transitions (δ to α) in Poly(hexamethylene carbonate) and Poly(octamethylene carbonate)

Macromolecules 2021,  54 (15), 7258-7268.


A Gomez-Lopez, S Panchireddy, B Grignard, I Calvo, C Jerome, C Detrembleur, H Sardon

Poly (hydroxyurethane) Adhesives and Coatings: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9(29), 9541–9562


M Safari, I Otaegi, N Aramburu, G Guerrica-Echevarria, A Martínez Martínez de Ilarduya, H Sardon, A J Müller

Synthesis, Structure, Crystallization and Mechanical Properties of Isodimorphic PBS-ran-PCL Copolyesters

Polymers 2021, 13(14), 2263


X Lopez de Pariza, E Cordero Jara, N Zivic, F Ruipérez, T E Long, H Sardon

Novel imino- and aryl-sulfonate based photoacid generators for the cationic ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone

Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 4035-4042


J L Olmedo-Martínez, M Pastorio, E Gabirondo, A Lorenzetti, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes, A J Müller

Polyether Single and Double Crystalline Blends and the Effect of Lithium Salt on Their Crystallinity and Ionic Conductivity

Polymers 2021, 13(13), 2097


O Llorente, A Agirre, I Calvo, M Olaso, R Tomovska, H Sardon

Exploring the advantages of oxygen-tolerant thiol-ene polymerization over conventional acrylate free radical photopolymerization processes for pressure-sensitive adhesives

Polym J 2021, 53, 1195–1204.


A Basterretxea, E Gabirondo, C Jehanno, H Zhu, O Coulembier, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Stereoretention in the Bulk ROP of l-Lactide Guided by a Thermally Stable Organocatalyst

Macromolecules 2021, 54, 13, 6214–6225


S Marina, A D Scaccabarozzi, E Gutierrez‐Fernandez, E Solano, A Khirbat, L Ciammaruchi, A Iturrospe, A Balzer, L Yu, E Gabirondo, X Monnier, H Sardon, T D Anthopoulos, M Caironi, M Campoy‐Quiles, C Müller, D Cangialosi, N Stingelin, Jaime Martin

Polymorphism in Non‐Fullerene Acceptors Based on Indacenodithienothiophene

Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31, 29, 2103784


E Sanchez-Rexach, P T Smith, A Gomez-Lopez, M Fernandez, A L Cortajarena, H Sardon, A Nelson

3D-Printed Bioplastics with Shape-Memory Behavior Based on Native Bovine Serum Albumin

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 16, 19193–19199


C Jehanno, J Demarteau, D Mantione, M C Arno, F Ruiperez, J L Hendrick, A P Dove, H Sardon

Selective Chemical Upcycling of Mixed Plastics Guided by a Thermally Stable Organocatalyst

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 (12), 6710-6717


M Riechers, L Fanini, A Apicella, C B Galván, E Blondel, B Espiña, S Kefer, …

Plastics in our ocean as a transdisciplinary challenge

Marine Pollution Bulletin 164, 112051


A Gomez-Lopez, B Grignard, I Calvo, C Detrembleur, H Sardon

Synergetic Effect of Dopamine and Alkoxysilanes in Sustainable Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Adhesives

Macromolecular Rapid Communications 42 (3), 2000538


R H Aguirresarobe, S Nevejans, B Reck, L Irusta, H Sardon, J M Asua, N Ballard

Healable and self-healing polyurethanes using dynamic chemistry

Progress in Polymer Science 114, 101362


A Gallastegui, E Gabirondo, F Elizalde, N Aranburu, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Chemically recyclable glycerol-biobased polyether thermosets

European Polymer Journal 143, 110174


V Montagna, J Takahashi, M Y Tsai, T Ota, N Zivic, S Kawaguchi, T Kato, M Tanaka, H Sardon, K Fukushima

Methoxy-Functionalized Glycerol-Based Aliphatic Polycarbonate: Organocatalytic Synthesis, Blood Compatibility, and Hydrolytic Property

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 7 (2), 472-481


X Monnier, S Marina, X Lopez de Pariza, H Sardón, J Martin, D Cangialosi

Physical Aging Behavior of a Glassy Polyether

Polymers 13 (6), 954


E Gabirondo, B Melendez-Rodriguez, C Arnal, J M Lagaron, A Martínez de Ilarduya, H Sardon, S Torres-Giner

Organocatalyzed closed-loop chemical recycling of thermo-compressed films of poly (ethylene furanoate)

Polymer Chemistry 12 (10), 1571-1580



K O’Harra, N Sadaba, M Irigoyen, F Ruipérez, R Aguirresarobe, H Sardon, J Bara

Nearly Perfect 3D Structures Obtained by Assembly of Printed Parts of Polyamide Ionene Self-Healing Elastomer

ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2020, 2, 11, 4352–4359


S M Morozova, E I Lozinskaya, H Sardon, F Suárez-García, P S.Vlasov, R Vaudemont, Y S Vygodskii, A S Shaplov

Ionic Polyureas—A Novel Subclass of Poly(Ionic Liquid)s for CO2 Capture

Membranes 2020, 10, 240


E Sanchez-Rexach, T G Johnston, C Jehanno, H Sardon, A Nelson

Sustainable Materials and Chemical Processes for Additive Manufacturing

Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 17, 7105–7119


K Saito, C Jehanno, L Meabe, J L Olmedo-Martínez, D Mecerreyes, K Fukushima, H Sardon

From plastic waste to polymer electrolytes for batteries through chemical upcycling of polycarbonate

J Mater Chem A 2020, 8, 13921-13926


J Demarteau, I Olazabal, C Jehanno, H Sardon

Aminolytic upcycling of poly(ethylene terephthalate) wastes using a thermally-stable organocatalyst

Polymer Chem 2020, 11, 4875-4882


L Sangroniz, A Sangroniz, L Meabe, A Basterretxea, H Sardon, D Cavallo, A J Müller

Chemical Structure Drives Memory Effects in the Crystallization of Homopolymers

Macromolecules 2020, 53, 12, 4874–4881


A Basterretxea, X Lopez de Pariza, E Gabirondo, S Marina, J Martin, A Etxeberria, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Synthesis and Characterization of Fully Biobased Copolyether Polyols

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2020, 59, 23, 10746–10753


J Demarteau, K E O’Harra, J E Bara, H Sardon

Valorization of Plastic Wastes for the Synthesis of Imidazolium Based Self‐Supported Elastomeric Ionenes

ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 12, 3122-3126


J Huang, C Jehanno, J C Worch, F Ruipérez, H Sardon, A P Dove, O Coulembier

Selective Organocatalytic Preparation of Trimethylene Carbonate from Oxetane and Carbon Dioxide

ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 10, 5399–5404


A Gomez-Lopez, B Grignard, I Calvo, C Detrembleur, H Sardon

Monocomponent Non-isocyanate Polyurethane Adhesives Based on a Sol–Gel Process

ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 5, 1839–1847


N Zivic, N Sadaba, N Almandoz, F Ruipérez, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Thioxanthone-Based Photobase Generators for the Synthesis of Polyurethanes via the Photopolymerization of Polyols and Polyisocyanates

Macromolecules 2020, 53, 6, 2069–2076


C Jehanno, J Demarteau, D Mantione, M C Arno, F Ruipérez, J L Hedrick, A P Dove, H Sardon

Synthesis of Functionalized Cyclic Carbonates through Commodity Polymer Upcycling

ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 4, 443–447


E Gabirondo, A Sangroniz, A Etxeberria, Se Torres-Giner, H Sardon

Poly (hydroxy acids) derived from the self-condensation of hydroxy acids: from polymerization to end-of-life options

Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 4861-4874


I Arandia, LMeabe, N Aranburu, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes, A J Müller

Influence of Chemical Structures on Isodimorphic Behavior of Three Different Copolycarbonate Random Copolymer

Series Macromolecules 2020, 53, 2, 669–681


I Flores, A Martínez de Ilarduya, H Sardon, A J Müller, S Muñoz-Guerra*

ROP and crystallization behaviour of partially renewable triblock aromatic-aliphatic copolymers derived from L-lactide

Eur. Polym. J. 2020, 122, 109321



C Jehanno, L Mezzasalma, H Sardon, F Ruipérez, O Coulembier and 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



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 Y 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



A Basterretxea, C Jehanno, D Mecerreyes, Haritz Sardon

Dual Organocatalysts Based on Ionic Mixtures of Acids and Bases: A Step Toward High temperature Polymerizations

ACS Macro Lett. 2019 8, 1055-1062



I Flores, A Basterrexea, A Etxeberria, C Ocando, J F Vega, J M Salazar, H Sardon, A J  Muller

Organocatalyzed Polymerization of PET-mb-poly(oxyhexane) Copolymers and Their Self-Assembly into Double Crystalline

Macromolecules 2019, 52, 18, 6834–6848



A Sangroniz, J-B Zhu, X Tang, A Etxeberria, E Y.-X. Chen, H Sardon

Packaging materials with desired mechanical and barrier properties and full chemical recyclability

Nat. Comm 10, 3559 (2019)



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 Advanced

Materials Technologies 2019, 4, 9, 1900452



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



A Basterretxea, E Gabirondo, I Flores, A Etxeberria, A Gonzalez, A J Müller, D Mecerreyes, O Coulembier and H Sardon

Isomorphic Polyoxyalkylene Copolyethers Obtained by Copolymerization of Aliphatic Diols

Macromolecules 2019,  52, 9, 3506–3515



C Jehanno and H Sardon

Dynamic polymer network points the way to truly recyclable plastics

Nature 568, 467-468 (2019)



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



A Bossion, I Olazabal, R H Aguirresarobe, S Marina, J Martín, L Irusta, D Taton and H Sardon

Synthesis of self-healable waterborne isocyanate-free poly(hydroxyurethane)-based supramolecular networks by ionic interactions

Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 2723-2733



F Tabatabaee, M Khorasani, M Ebrahimi, A González, L Irusta and H Sardon

Synthesis and comprehensive study on industrially relevant flame retardant waterborne polyurethanes based on phosphorus chemistry

Prog. Org. Coat. 2019, 131, 397-406



I Flores, A Martínez de Ilarduya, H Sardon , A J Müller and S Muñoz-Guerra

Synthesis of Aromatic–Aliphatic Polyesters by Enzymatic Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Oligoesters and their Cyclodepolymerization for a Circular Economy ACS

ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 3, 321–325



A Basterretxea, E Gabirondo, C Jehanno, H Zhu, I Flores, A J Müller, A Etxeberria, D Mecerreyes, O Coulembier and H Sardon

Polyether Synthesis by Bulk Self-Condensation of Diols Catalyzed by Non-Eutectic Acid−Base Organocatalysts

ACS Sust. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 4, 4103–4111



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



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, 164-210



C Jehanno, M M Pérez-Madrigal, J Demarteau, H Sardon and A P. Dove

Organocatalysis for depolymerisation

Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 172-186



E Verde-Sesto, N Goujon, H Sardon, P Ruiz, T Vu Huynh, F Elizalde, D Mecerreyes, M Forsyth, L A O´Dell

DNP NMR Studies of Crystalline Polymer Domains by Copolymerization with Nitroxide Radical Monomers

Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (20), 8046-8053



H Sardon and A P Dove

Plastic recycling with a difference

Science 2018, Vol. 360, Issue 6387, 380-381



A Bossion, R H 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, 2018, 51 (15), 5556-5566



A Y Yuen, A Bossion, A Veloso, D Mecerreyes, J L Hedrick, A P Dove and H Sardon

Efficient polymerization and post-modification of N-substituted eight-membered cyclic carbonates containing allyl groups

Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 2458-2467



I Flores, J Demarteau, A J Muller, A Etxeberria, L Irusta, F Bergman, C Koning, H Sardon

Screening of Different Organocatalysts for the Sustainable Synthesis of PET

Eur Polym J. 2018,104, 170-176



N Sadaba, M Salsamendi, N Casado, E Zuza, J Muñoz, J-R Sarasua, D Mecerreyes, D Mantione, C Detrembleur, H Sardon

Catechol End-Functionalized Polylactide by Organocatalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization

Polymers 2018, 10(2), 155



L Meabe, T Vu Huynh, N Lago, H Sardon, C M Li, L A O’Dell, M Armand, M Forsyth, D Mecerreyes

Poly(ethylene oxide carbonates) solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries

Electrochimica Acta 2018, 367-375



A Y Yuen, L Porcarelli, R H Aguirresarobe, A Sanchez-Sanche, I del Agua, U Ismailov, G G Malliaras, D Mecerreyes, E Ismailova, H Sardon

Biodegradable Polycarbonate Iongels for Electrophysiology Measurements

Polymers 2018, 10(9), 989



C Jehanno, I Flores, A P Dove, A J Müller, F Ruipérez, H Sardon

Organocatalaysed depolymerisation of PET in a fully sustainable cycle using thermally stable protic ionic salt

Green Chem. 2018, 20, 1205-1212



A Y Yuen, E Lopez-Martinez, E Gomez-Bengoa, A L Cortajarena, R H Aguirresarobe, A Bossion, D Mecerreyes, J L Hedrick, Y Yan Yang, H Sardon

Preparation of Biodegradable Cationic Polycarbonates and Hydrogels through the Direct Polymerization of Quaternized Cyclic Carbonates

ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng  2017, 3, 8, 1567–1575



L Meabe, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes

Hydrolytically degradable poly(ethylene glycol) based polycarbonates by organocatalyzed condensation

Eur. Polym. J. 2017, 95, 737-745



E Udabe, M Isik, H Sardon, L Irusta, M Salsamendi, Z Sun, Z Zheng, F Yan, D Mecerreyes

Antimicrobial polyurethane foams having cationic ammonium groups

J. Appl. polym Sci. 2017, 134, 45, 45473



D Mantione, N Casado, A Sanchez-sanchez, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes

Easy-to-make carboxylic acid dioxythiophene monomer (ProDOT-COOH) and functional conductive polymers

Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 17, 2721-2724



L I Roncoa, A Basterretxea, D Mantione, R H Aguirresarobe, R J Minari, L M Gugliotta, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Temperature responsive PEG-based polyurethanes “à la carte”

Polymer 2017, 122, 117-124



X An, R H Aguirresarobe, L Irusta,  F Ruipérez,  J M Matxain,  X Pan,  N Aramburu,  D Mecerreyes,  H Sardon,  Jian Zhu

Aromatic diselenide crosslinkers to enhance the reprocessability and self-healing of polyurethane thermosets

Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 3641-3646



A Basterretxea, E Gabirondo, A Sanchez-Sanchez, A Etxeberria, O Coulembier, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon

Synthesis and characterization of poly (e-caprolactam-co-lactide) polyesteramides using Brønsted acid or Brønsted base organocatalyst

Eur. Polym. J 2017, 95, 650-659



D Mantione, I del Agua, W Schaafsma, M ElMahmoudy, I Uguz, A Sanchez-Sanchez, H Sardón, B Castro, G G Malliaras, David Mecerreyes

Low temperature cross-linking of PEDOT:PSS films using divinylsulfone

ACS applied and interfaces 2017, 9, 21, 18254–18262



J P K Tan, D J Coady, H Sardon, A Yuen, S Venkataraman, A C Engler, R Ono, Y Y Yang, J L Hedrick

Broad spectrum macromolecular antimicrobials with biofilm disruption capability and in vivo efficacy

Adv. Health. Mater. 2017, 6, 16, 1601420



L Porcarelli, K Manojkumar, H Sardon, O Llorente, A S Shaplove, K Vijayakrishna, C Gerbaldi, D Mecerreyes

Single Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes Based on Versatile Polyurethanes

Electrochimica Acta 241 (2017) 526-534



S Garmendia, D Mantione,  S Alonso-de Castro,  C Jehanno,  L Lezama,  J L Hedrick,  D Mecerreyes,  L Salassa  and  Ha Sardon

Polyurethane based organic macromolecular contrast agents (PU-ORCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging

Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 2693-2701



Le eabe, N Lago, L Rubatat, C Li, A J Müller, H Sardon, M Armand, D Mecerreyes

Polycondensation as a Versatile Synthetic Route to Aliphatic Polycarbonates for Solid Polymer Electrolytes

Electrochimica Acta 237 (2017) 259–266



Sofia M. Morozova, Alexander S. Shaplov, Elena I. Lozinskaya, Petr S. Vlasov, Haritz Sardon, David Mecerreyes and Yakov S. Vygodskii

Poly(ionic liquid)-based polyurethanes having imidazolium, ammonium, morpholinium, or pyrrolidonium cations

High Performance Polymers



A Sanchez-Sanchez, I Rivilla, M Agirre, A Basterretxea, A Etxeberria, A Veloso, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes, Fernando P. Cossio

Enantioselective Ring-Opening Polymerization of rac-Lactide Dictated by Densely Substituted Aminoacids

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139 (13), pp 4805–4814.



S Morozova, A Shaplov, E Lozinskaya, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon, S Zulfiqar, F Suárez-García, Y Vygodskii

Ionic polyurethanes as new family of poly(ionic liquid)s for efficient CO2 capture

Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (7), pp 2814–2824



J M W Chan, R J Wojtecki, H Sardon, A L Z Lee, C E Smith, A Shkumatov, S Gao, H Kong, Y Y Yang, J L Hedrick

Self-Assembled, Biodegradable Magnetic Resonance Imaging Agents: Organic Radical-Functionalized Diblock Copolymers

ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, pp 176–180



A Bossion, G O Jones, D Taton, D Mecerreyes, J L Hedrick, Z Y Ong, Y Y Yang, H Sardon

Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Soft Nanoparticles Obtained by Surfactant-Assisted Interfacial Polymerization

Langmuir, 2017, 33 (8), pp 1959–1968



H Daemi, M Barikani, H Sardon

Transition-metal-free synthesis of supramolecular ionic alginate-based polyurethanes

Carbohydr. Polym. 2017, 157, 1949-1954



M Isik, M Agirre, J Zarate, G Puras, D Mecerreyes, H Sardon, J L Pedraz

Amine Containing Cationic Methacrylate Copolymers as Efficient Gene Delivery Vehicles to Retinal Epithelial Cells

Polym. Sci., Part A 2017, 2, 280-287



M Ribeiro, M P Ferraz, F J Monteiro, M H Fernandes, M M Beppu, D Mantione, Haritz Sardon

Antibacterial silk fibroin/nanohydroxyapatite hydrogels with silver and gold nanoparticles for bone regeneration Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine 2017, 13(1,) 231-239



A Basterretxea, Y Haga, A Sanchez-Sanchez, M Isik, L Irusta, M Tanaka, K Fukushima, Haritz Sardon

Biocompatibility and hemocompatibility evaluation of polyether urethanes synthesized using DBU organocatalyst

Eur. Polym. J. 2016, 84, 750-758



M Isik, J P K Tan, R J Ono, A Sanchez-Sanchez, D Mecerreyes, Y Y Yang, J L Hedrick, H Sardon

Tuning the antimicrobial properties of biodegradable polycarbonates by simple anion-exchange reactions

Macro. Biosci. 2016, 16, 1360-1367



J Fernández, H Amestoy, H Sardon, M Aguirre, A Larrañaga Varga, Jose-Ramon Sarasua

Effect of the molecular weight on the mechanical properties an crystallization of poly(ethylene brassylate) homopolymers

J Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2016, 64, 209-219



J S Desport, D Mantione, M Moreno, H Sardón, M J Barandiaran, D Mecerreyes

Synthesis of three different galactose-based methacrylate monomers for the production of sugar-based polymers

Carbohydrate research 2016, 232, 50-54



D Mantione, I del Agua, W Schaafsma, J Diez-Garcia, B Castro, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):GlycosAminGlycan (PEDOT:GAG) aqueous Dispersions: Towards Electrically Conductive Bioactive Materials for Neural Interfaces

Macro. Biosci 2016, 16, 1227-1238



A Sanchez-Sanchez, A Basterretxea, D Mantione, A Etxeberria, C Elizetxea, A de la Calle, S García-Arrieta, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes

Organo-mediated bulk polymerization of ε-Caprolactam and its Copolymerization with ε-Caprolactone using sulfonic acids

J. Polym. Sci., Part A 2016, 54, 2394-2402



J M W Chan, J P K Tan, A C Engler, X Ke, S Gao, C Yang, H Sardon, Y Y Yang, J L Hedrick

Anticancer Drug Loading of Degradable Polymeric Mixed Micelles via a Biomimetic Mechanism

Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (6), 20132021



M Isik, F Ruiperez, H Sardon, A Gonzalez, S Zulfiqar, D Mecerreyes

Innovative Poly(ionic liquid)s by the Polymerization of Deep Eutectic Monomers

Macro. Rapid Comm., 2016, 37, 11351142



A Yuen, A Bossion, E Gómez-Bengoa, F Ruipérez, M Isik, J L Hedrick, D Mecerreyes, Y Y Yang, H Sardon

Room temperature synthesis of isocyanate free poly(hydroxyurethanes) using highly reactive N-substituted 8-membered cyclic carbonates.

Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 2105-2111



H Daemi, S Rajabi-Zeleti, H Sardon, M Barikani, A Khademhosseini, H Baharvand

A Robust Super-Tough Biodegradable Elastomer Engineered by Supramolecular Ionic Interactions.

Biomaterials 2016, 84, 54-63



W N Ottou, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes, J Vignolle, D Taton

Update and challenges in organo-mediated polymerization reactions

Prog. Polym. Sci. 2016, 56, 64115



N Casado, G Hernández, H Sardon, D Mecerreyes

Current Trends in Redox Polymers for Energy and Nanomedicine

Prog. Polym. Sci. 2016, 52, 107-135




S Venkataraman, V W L Ng, D J Coady, H W Horn, G O Jones, T S Fung, H Sardon, R M Waymouth, J L Hedrick, Y Y Yang

A Simple and Facile Approach to Functional Eight-Membered Aliphatic Cyclic Carbonates and Their Organo-catalytic Polymerization.

J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 13851-13860



M Isik, T Lonjaret, H Sardon, R Marcilla, T Herve, G G Malliaras, E Ismailova, D Mecerreyes

Cholinium Based Ion Gels as Electrolytes for Long-Term Cutaneous Recordings.

Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8942-8948



H Sardon, J P K Tan, J M W Chan, D Mantione, D Mecerreyes, J L Hedrick, Y Y Yang

Thermoresponsive Random Poly(ether urethane) based Nanoparticles with Tailorable LCSTs for Anticancer Drug Delivery.

Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2015, 36 (19), 1761-1767



H Sardon, A Pascual, D Mecerreyes, D Taton, H Cramail, J L Hedrick

Synthesis of Polyurethanes using Organocatalysis: A Perspective

Macromolecules 2015, 48, 31533165



A Pascual, J P K Tan, A Yuen, J M W Chan, D J Coady, D Mecerreyes, J L Hedrick, Y Y Yang, H Sardon

Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Polycarbonate Hydrogels with Fast Degradability

Biomacromolecules 2015, 16 (4), 1169–1178



Q Xu, H Sardon, J M W Chan, J L Hedrick, Y Y Yang

Polyurethane-coated silica particles with broad-spectrum antibacterial properties

Polym. Chem. 2015,6, 20112022



H Sardon, A González, M J Fernández-Berridi, L. Irusta

Oxygen Barrier Properties of Waterborne Polyurethane/Silica Hybrids

J. Macromol. Sci. B. 2015, 54, 711-721



J M W Chan, X Zhang, M K Brennan, H Sardon, A C Engler, C H Fox, C W Frank, R M Waymouth, J L Hedrick

Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate to Yield a Biodegradable Polycarbonate

J. Chem. Educ., 2015, 92 (4), 708713



A Pascual, H Sardón, F Ruipérez, R Gracia, P Sudam, A Veloso, D Mecerreyes

Experimental and Computational Studies of Ring Opening Polymerization of Ethylene Brassylate Macrolactone and Copolymerization with ε-caprolactone and TBD-guanidine Organic Catalyst

J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53 (4), 552-561




V W L Ng, et al.

Antimicrobial hydrogels: a new weapon in the arsenal against multidrug-resistant infections

Adv. Drug Delivery Rev. 2014, 78, 46-62



M Isik, et al.

New amphiphilic block copolymers from lactic acid and cholinium building units

RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 53407-53410



A Pascual, et al.

Organocatalyzed Synthesis of Aliphatic Polyesters from Ethylene Brassylate: a Cheap and Renewable Macrolactone

ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3 (9), 849-853



M Isik, et al.

Ionic Liquids and Cellulose: Dissolution, Chemical Modification and Preparation of New Celullosic Materials

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 11922-11940



J M W Chan, et al.

Chemically Modifiable N-Heterocycle-functionalized Polycarbonates as a Platform for Diverse Smart Biomimetic Nanomaterials

Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 3294-3300



H Sardon, et al.

Polymer/silica nanohybrids by means of tetraethoxysilane sol–gel condensation onto waterborne polyurethane particles.

Prog. Org. Coat. 2014, 77, 1436–1442



H Sardon, et al.

Highly Tunable Polyurethanes: Organocatalyzed Polyaddition and Subsequent Post-polymerization Modification of Pentafluorophenyl Ester Sidechains.

Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3547-3550



D P Sanders, et al.

Synthesis of functionalized cyclic carbonate monomers using a versatile pentafluorophenyl carbonate intermediate.

Polym. Chem. 2014, 5(2), 327-329




H Sardon, et al.

Organic Acid-Catalyzed Polyurethane Formation via a Dual-Activated Mechanism: Unexpected Preference of NActivation overOActivation of Isocyanates.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1623516241



J M W Chan, et al.

Tetra-n-butylammonium Fluoride as an Efficient Transesterification Catalyst for the Functionalization of Cyclic Carbonates and Aliphatic Polycarbonates.

ACS Macro Lett., 2013, 2(10) 860–864



A Pascual, et al.

Organocatálisis: hacia una nueva generación de catalizadores para la síntesis de polímeros

Anales de Química 2013, 109(3), 173–181


H Sardon, et al.

Waterborne hybrid polyurethane coatings functionalized with (3-aminopropyl)triethoxysilane: Adhesion properties.

Prog. Org. Coat. 2013, 76, 1230–1235



H Sardon, et al.

Homogeneous isocyanate-and catalyst-free synthesis of polyurethanes in aqueous media.

Green Chem., 2013, 15, (5), 1121-1126



D J Coady, et al.

Polymerizing Base Sensitive Cyclic Carbonates Using Acid Catalysis

ACS Macro Lett.2013,2(4),306-312



A C Engler, et al.

Accessing New Materials through Polymerization and Modification of a Polycarbonate with a Pendant Activated Ester.

Macromolecules 2013, 46 (4),1283-1290