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Mohammed Lahcini

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GSAS Fellow
2013 Catalysis, Qatar
Department of Chemistry
University Cadi-Ayyad


- Ring-opening polymerization of lactones and cyclic diesters. Preparative aspects and elucidation of reaction mechanisms are studied.

- Design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation of new catalyst/initiators for ring-opening polymerizations mainly concentrating on the elements Sn, Ti and Bi.

- Syntheses and characterization of aliphatic polyesters by polycondensation methods.

Publications & Honors

Bismuth(III) Alkoxide Catalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactides and epsiv-Caprolactone Sirpa Vuorinen”, Mohammed Lahcini, Markku Sundberg, Timo Repo, Markku Leskelä, (Submitted to Macromolecular chemistry and physics, 2012)

”Poly(ε-caprolactopne) by Combined Ring-Opening Polymerization and Polycondensation” Hans R. Kricheldorf, Steffen M. Weidner, Felix Schelig and Mohammed Lahcini (accepted for publication in Macromolecular chemistry and physics, 2012).

A facile preparation route for nanostructured composites - surface-initiated ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone from high surface area nanopaper” Assya Boujemaoui, Linn Carlsson, Eva Malmström, Mohammed Lahcini, Lars Berglund, Houssine Sehaqui and Anna Carlmark ((accepted for publication in, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2012)

“Dielectric behaviour of amorphous copolymers of cyano monomers and methyl-acetoxyacrylate, a captodative monomer”Mustapha Raihane, Amar Zerroukhi, Hamid Kaddami, Mohammed Lahcini, Gisèle Boiteux ((accepted for publication in Polymer International, April 2012).

“Polymerizations of Hexamethyl Cyclosiloxane Catalyzed by Metal Sulfonate/Acide Chloride Combinations” Hicham Qayouh, Mohammed Lahcini, Jean-Luc Six, Hans R. Kricheldorf, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 124, 4114–4120 (2012)

“Bismuth Triflate Catalyzed Polymerizations of ε‑Caprolactone” Mohammed Lahcini, Hicham Qayouh, Takao Yashiro, Steffen M. Weidner and Hans R. Kricheldorf, Makromol Chem. Physic. 2011, 212, 583-591.