Chemical Technology

The Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT) integrates chemical science and engineering in its research on catalysis, polymerization, kinetics, reactor design and process design. LCT is part of the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University in Belgium and member of the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) of Ghent University. LCT aims at research excellence and bottom-up innovation in the framework of technological, industrial, and societal challenges.

Cover article in Polymer Chemistry


The research groups LCT and SC (Supramolecular Chemistry) have joint forces to understand the correct initiator choice for linear and star polymer systems. The results have been recognized as a cover article in the leading polymer science journal 'Polymer Chemistry".

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F.A. Arraez, X. Xu, M. Edeleva, P.H.M. Van Steenberge, Y.W. Marien, V.-V. Jerca, R. Hoogenboom, D.R. D’hooge ‘Differences and similarities between mono-, bi- or tetrafunctional initiated cationic ring opening polymerization of 2-oxazolines’ Polym. Chem. 2022 13, 861