David Ditter

Research Interests

  • Processing and manipulation of liquid crystalline elastomers


D. Ditter, L. B. Braun, R. Zentel; Influences of Ortho-Fluoroazobenzenes on Liquid Crystalline Phase Stability and 2D (Planar) Actuation Properties of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 1900256, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201900265


D. Ditter, P. Blümler, B. Klöckner, J. Hilgert, R. Zentel; Microfluidic Synthesis of Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Particle Transport Systems Which Can Be Remote‐Controlled Magnetically, Adv. Funkt. Mater. 2019, 29, 1902454, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201902454


D. Ditter, W.-L. Chen, A. Best, H. Zappe, K. Koynov, C. K. Ober, R. Zentel; MEMS analogous micro-patterning of thermotropic nematic liquid crystalline elastomer films using a fluorinated photoresist and a hard mask process, J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 12635, DOI: 10.1039/C7TC03958A


D. R. Calabrese, D. Ditter, C. Liedel, A. Blumfield, R. Zentel, C. K. Ober; Design, Synthesis, and Use of Y-Shaped ATRP/NMP Surface Tethered Initiator, ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 6, 606, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00175



Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Institut für Organische Chemie
Duesbergweg 10-14
D-55099 Mainz

Tel: (+49-6131) 39-25467
Fax: (+49-6131) 39-24778

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