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A. V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute
A. V. Dumansky Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry
F. D. Ovcharenko Institute of Biocolloidal Chemistry
Institute for Sorption and Problems of Endoecology
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Inter-Agency Department of Electrochemical Energy Systems
L. M. Litvinenko Institute of Physical-Organic Chemistry and Coal Chemistry
L. V. Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
O. O. Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry
Research and Engineering Center for Development and Introduction of Technologies to Use Ammonium Carbonate Compounds in Agriculture (‘АКСО’ REC)
V. I. Vernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry 
 
48 Kharkivske Highway, 02160, Kyiv, Ukraine
Phone: (044) 559 1394; fax: (044) 292 4064
e-mail:ihvsnas@i.com.ua
http://www.makromol.kiev.ua
 Director
Yevhen V. Lebedev,
NAS academician

Set up in 1958 on the basis of the laboratory of high-molecular compounds of the Institute of Organic Chemistry under AS UkrSSR (before 1963 – the Institute of Polymers and Monomers).

The Institute carries out research into advanced areas of macromolecular chemistry:

- chemistry, physics and technology of functional polymers and polymer composites;

- theoretical fundamentals of polymer and polymer composite modification;

- scientific tools of forming organic-inorganic polymers and composites based on natural compounds;

- theoretical fundamentals of forming polymers intended for medicine.

Among practical developments of the Institute especially noticeable are novel adhesive compositions of various applications (constructional, cryogenic, electroconducting, optical, permanent-stickiness, medical etc.), safe paintwork, anticorrosive and special film materials, functional polymeric composites of various technical and technological applications: waterproof, antifriction, optical-and-sound-transparent, biocompatible, electroconducting nanocomposites, sensor materials, heat- and radiation-resistant, self-extinguishing and other materials.

The Institute continues application-oriented studies in chemistry and physico-chemistry of polymers and polymer composites: technology of functional polymers and composites; theoretical principles of modifying synthetic polymers and copolymers based on natural polymers; fundamentals of forming functional organic-inorganic polymers and composites based on natural compounds, of forming polymers to be used in medicine.

Developments offered for commercialization:

- all-purpose glue compositions of the ‘Styk’ family;

- the ‘Metakont’ conductive glue;

- adhesive compounds for spacecraft solar cells;

- paintwork materials for antifriction, chemical-resistant, waterproof, antistatic coatings;

- antifriction heat-resistant coatings with strong adhesion;

- elastic composite materials based on liquid caoutchouc;

- anticorrosive and antifriction coatings for protecting metal surfaces;

- polymer compositions for building and restoration (sealing of underground structures and pools, strengthening of structures and foundations, ground consolidation);

- multi-purpose water-based ionomer polyurethane dispersion;

- multi-layered film materials for personal protective equipment against active substances;

- wood-polymer composites to substitute industrial wood and thermoplastics;

- pollution-free presswork based on novel organic-inorganic binders;

- polymer materials for medicine;

- clot-resistant polyurethanes for coronary stents etc.

   
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