New Catalysts for Epoxy – Carboxylic Acid Crosslinkable Coatings

This project aims to develop new catalysts for the crosslinking reaction between epoxy and carboxylic acid moieties. Such catalysts will broaden the application window of coatings which cure through this crosslinking reaction. The aim is to develop catalysts which give rise to good cure rates at temperatures of 120°C, with the ambition to go to even lower temperatures (ambient temperature being the ultimate goal.


Syuzanna Harutyunyan

Professor of Synthetic organic chemistry
University of Groningen

Tizian Ramspoth

PhD candidate
University of Groningen