One of the main focus is the synthesis of oligomers and polymers, which are used as precursors for adhesives, sealing materials and coatings. On the one hand, new catalysts are being developed, and on the other hand, process-specific questions are being adressed together with cooperation partners. Sample quantities are produced for the formulation tests. This involves avoiding toxic or environmentally hazardous substances in the adhesive formulations. The synthesis of polymers with low polydispersities, characterization and optimization of process parameters and further deveelopment of the catalysts are at the forefront of the work. In addition, processes for two-phase catalysis and derivatization of renewable raw materials are investigated.