Within the framework of the American Chemical Society's half-year meetings, selected lectures by the participants of the conference will be recorded as a video, aiming to make the scientific content accessible to the interested public even after the end of the conference. The contributions of Klaus Luef and Frank Wiesbrock were recorded as a presentation-on-demand during the Autumn Meeting in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) in 2016. After successful examination by the board of the American Chemical Society, they were included in their database (Database of American Chemical Society).
In his contribution ‘ Photoresists based on coconut and castor oil ’, Klaus Luef outlines the development and application of a poly(2-oxazoline)-based photoresist from renewable raw materials. The UV-induced and structure-resolved crosslinking of the photoresist takes place by means of a thiol-ene reaction. These research activities have been carried out in collaboration with colleagues from the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, co-financed by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and the Agence National de la Recherche ANR.
In the video ‘' Green' Insulators for High Voltages’ , Frank Wiesbrock describes the application of poly(2-oxazoline)-based networks, also from renewable raw materials, as insulators for high-voltage applications. Poly(2-oxazoline)s have an amide bond in the side-chain of each repeating unit, and are therefore often referred to as ‘pseudo-amides’. In a collaboration with researchers from the TU Delft in the K-Project ‘PolyComp: Functional Polymer Composites’, funded by the FFG and SFG, it was confirmed that the permittivity and the isolation properties of the poly(2-oxazoline)-based networks are equal to those of conventional polyamides.