Welcome to the Polymer Separation, an international research group spanning across Europe and Africa. The group was established in 2007 and joins together researchers from Stellenbosch University and Leibniz-Intitut für Polymerforschung.
We are a joint research group across Stellenbosch University and Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung with more than 15 years’ experience. Our main focus areas are interaction and size exclusion chromatography, field flow fractionation and multiple detection techniques. Through a collaborative effort that includes postgraduates, scientists and technicians alike, we study the structure-property relation of advanced macromolecular systems.
Palinske, M., Muza, U.L., Moreno, S., Appelhans, D., Boye, S., Schweins, R. and Lederer, A., 2023. Potential of Small‐Angle Neutron Scattering for Evaluating Protein Locus within a Polymersome. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 224(1), p.2200300.
Wang, D., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Voit, B. and Appelhans, D., 2023. Crosslinked and Multi‐Responsive Polymeric Vesicles as a Platform to Study Enzyme‐Mediated Undocking Behavior: Toward Future Artificial Organelle Communication. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, p.2200885.
Xu, X., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Wang, P., Voit, B. and Appelhans, D., 2023. Artificial Organelles with Digesting Characteristics: Imitating Simplified Lysosome‐and Macrophage‐Like Functions by Trypsin‐Loaded Polymersomes. Advanced Science, p.2207214.
Moreno, S., Alex, S., Fernandez, L.L., Lappan, U., Boye, S., Voit, B. and Appelhans, D., 2023. Peroxidase‐mimicking activity of nanozymes‐loaded polymeric artificial organelles potentially active in acidic environment. Journal of Polymer Science.
Stanvliet, Z., Deng, Y., Appelhans, D., Moreno, S., Boye, S., Gaitzsch, J. and Lederer, A., 2023. Responsive tertiary amine methacrylate block copolymers: uncovering temperature-induced shape-shifting behaviour. Polymer Chemistry, 14(17), pp.2022-2026.
The Polymer Separation group was featured in an article published by the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University. Read more here.
We came, we saw, we conquered! 💪👏
We are glad to host the research stay of Prof Mallon at the IPF Dresden. Peter is the head of the Dept. of Chemistry and Polymer Science at our Stellenbosch University lab.