Research Opportunities 

Dendrimer Chemistry




Research Opportunities

What can SyMO-Chem do for you?

Contract research activities that can be conducted in our lab vary from the execution of complete research tasks, to syntheses of compounds or polymers that you are interested in, to (simple) analyses and characterization of samples delivered by you, and, finally, to consultation. Next examples might give a better idea of the possibilities:


  • You need an expertise lab for executing (fundamental or applied) research in organic, polymer or physico-chemical field. You want to develop a long-term relationship with a well-outfitted laboratory for the benefit of your own research expertise and capacity.

  • You want to characterize a solid or liquid dispersion to have a physico-chemical perspective of your sample to understand its behavior and with this acknowledge adapt its usage or improve the formulation. See for analytical equipment, the Facilities section.

  • You are looking for a partner for a (EU) research consortium. Where this partner is capable of providing materials, materials research and/or organic chemistry.

  • You want to test certain custom-made organic materials or polymers in an application. You want us to perform the syntheses, to do the molecular characterization and to deliver these custom-made materials to you. Possibly, you want us to investigate certain material properties as well (mechanical testing, thermal tests, basic formulation tests, spectroscopic tests, etc.). 

  • You need a certain chemical that is not commercially available and you want us to make it for you, possibly on a somewhat larger scales (up to about 1 kg). 

  • You want to use the state-of-the-art analytical equipment that is available in our lab. Discuss with us what kind of analytical measurements you want us to conduct and send us the samples of interest. We will then perform the required analyses, send the results back and discuss the outcome with you. See for analytical equipment, the Facilities section. 

  • You have a special interest in a specific activity within the Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Chemistry, i.e. the research groups of prof.dr. E.W. Meijer or prof.dr.ir. R.A.J. Janssen (e.g., dendrimer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, π-conjugated polymers, solar cells, etc.), and you want us to perform (feasibility) studies to see if the attained knowledge can be used in applications that are relevant for your company. 

For research activities on supramolecular polymers based on the quadruple hydrogen bonding ureidopyrimidinone group (UPy-unit), you are referred to SupraPolix, a company that is commercialising the use of UPy technology.


Contact us, if one of the above applies to your situation, or if you have further questions or requests.