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Review Article

Secondary structures of synthetic polypeptide polymers

Synthetic peptide-based polymers can fold into different secondary structures in the same way as do proteins. This review article presents how tuning the polypeptide secondary structure could be a key step to modulate various properties in advanced polymeric materials (size, rigidity, self-assembly, etc.).

Graphical abstract: Secondary structures of synthetic polypeptide polymers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synthesis, aggregation and responsivity of block copolymers containing organic arsenicals

Block copolymers containing an organic arsenical (AsAm) have been synthesised by aqueous SET-LRP.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, aggregation and responsivity of block copolymers containing organic arsenicals
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

Non-toxic hydrophobic and amphiphilic N-acylated poly(amino ester)-based comb polymers self-assemble into functional responsive nano-sized aggregates in aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synthesis of a helical π-conjugated polymer with a dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity and its circularly polarized luminescence properties

We have succeeded in developing a circularly polarized luminescent π-conjugated polymer with a dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a helical π-conjugated polymer with a dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity and its circularly polarized luminescence properties
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Photochemical regulation of a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst: controlling polyethylene microstructure with visible light

The utility of photoredox chemistry is expanded to include microstructural control of polyolefins.

Graphical abstract: Photochemical regulation of a redox-active olefin polymerization catalyst: controlling polyethylene microstructure with visible light
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Polymerizations in oil-in-oil emulsions using 2D nanoparticle surfactants

Oil-in-oil emulsions are especially attractive for compartmentalized reactions with water-sensitive monomers which cannot be used with traditional oil/water emulsions.

Graphical abstract: Polymerizations in oil-in-oil emulsions using 2D nanoparticle surfactants
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Communication

Photolabile protecting groups: a strategy for making primary amine polymers by RAFT

Photolabile amine protecting groups are combined with RAFT polymerization to create well-defined amine containing polymers, which is typically a challenge for RAFT polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Photolabile protecting groups: a strategy for making primary amine polymers by RAFT
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Paper

Room temperature multicomponent polymerizations of alkynes, sulfonyl azides, and N-protected isatins toward oxindole-containing poly(N-acylsulfonamide)s

The development of a new polymerization methodology affords polymer materials with new structures and functionalities.

Graphical abstract: Room temperature multicomponent polymerizations of alkynes, sulfonyl azides, and N-protected isatins toward oxindole-containing poly(N-acylsulfonamide)s
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Oxidation-responsive micelles by a one-pot polymerization-induced self-assembly approach

Combining a sequential, one-pot RAFT polymerization with the polymerization-induced self-assembly process results in a versatile oxidation-responsive carrier system.

Graphical abstract: Oxidation-responsive micelles by a one-pot polymerization-induced self-assembly approach
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Paper

Orange is the new white: rapid curing of an ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate copolymer with a Ti-bisphenolate type catalyst

The here established crosslinking chemistry opens up a by-product free method for rapid curing of epoxy-functionalised polyethylenes.

Graphical abstract: Orange is the new white: rapid curing of an ethylene-glycidyl methacrylate copolymer with a Ti-bisphenolate type catalyst
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Paper

Conjugate substitution and addition of α-substituted acrylate: a highly efficient, facile, convenient, and versatile approach to fabricate degradable polymers by dynamic covalent chemistry

Degradable poly(conjugated ester)s with various backbones were synthesized via conjugate substitution (SN2′) polymerization of bis[α-(chloromethyl)acrylate] and nucleophilic monomers under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Conjugate substitution and addition of α-substituted acrylate: a highly efficient, facile, convenient, and versatile approach to fabricate degradable polymers by dynamic covalent chemistry
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Paper

Swelling properties of thermoresponsive/hydrophilic co-networks with functional crosslinked domain structures

We focused on the monomer/crosslinker sequence in a gel network and designed novel thermoresponsive/hydrophilic amphiphilic co-networks with crosslinked domain structures.

Graphical abstract: Swelling properties of thermoresponsive/hydrophilic co-networks with functional crosslinked domain structures
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Paper

Continuous-flow chemistry for the determination of comonomer reactivity ratios

Continuous-flow chemistry provides an operationally simple and reproducible method for the determination of comonomer reactivity ratios in a single afternoon.

Graphical abstract: Continuous-flow chemistry for the determination of comonomer reactivity ratios
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Paper

3D-printing of dynamic self-healing cryogels with tuneable properties

3D-printable self-healing oxime gels have been reinforced by cryogelation, making these gels mechanically tuneable, macroporous, and doubly dynamic.

Graphical abstract: 3D-printing of dynamic self-healing cryogels with tuneable properties
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Paper

A new echelon of precision polypentenamers: highly isotactic branching on every five carbons

A systematic study shows that bulky allylic substituents on cyclopentene monomers affords a highly precise microstructure after ring-opening metathesis polymerization.

Graphical abstract: A new echelon of precision polypentenamers: highly isotactic branching on every five carbons
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Paper

Supracolloidal chains of patchy micelles in water

This work describes the programmable self-assembly of ABC triblock terpolymers into patchy micelles and further to supracolloidal chains in water.

Graphical abstract: Supracolloidal chains of patchy micelles in water
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Paper

Synthesis of star polymers using organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization through a core-first approach

Star polymers containing 3–8 arms and a linear telechelic polymer are synthesized from a core-first approach using visible-light induced organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of star polymers using organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization through a core-first approach
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Paper

Highly functional ellipsoidal block copolymer nanoparticles: a generalized approach to nanostructured chemical ordering in phase separated colloidal particles

Spatially controlled introduction of chemical functionalities into ellipsoidal block copolymer nanoparticles is achieved through pre- and post-assembly strategies.

Graphical abstract: Highly functional ellipsoidal block copolymer nanoparticles: a generalized approach to nanostructured chemical ordering in phase separated colloidal particles
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Polymer brush guided templating on well-defined rod-like cellulose nanocrystals

Precisely grafted polymer brushes on cellulose nanocrystals guide the formation of silica and yield uniform CNC-based hybrid nanomaterials which are subsequently used in the fabrication of hollow and highly porous silica nanorods.

Graphical abstract: Polymer brush guided templating on well-defined rod-like cellulose nanocrystals
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A photocatalyst immobilized on fibrous and porous monolithic cellulose for heterogeneous catalysis of controlled radical polymerization

Fibrous and porous monolithic cellulose was employed to immobilize a photocatalyst for heterogeneously catalysing controlled radical polymerization, which provides superior catalyst recyclability.

Graphical abstract: A photocatalyst immobilized on fibrous and porous monolithic cellulose for heterogeneous catalysis of controlled radical polymerization
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The effects of polymer topology and chain length on the antimicrobial activity and hemocompatibility of amphiphilic ternary copolymers

Hyperbranched random copolymers that consist of ethylhexyl hydrophobic groups have the best selectivity compared to linear random and block copolymers.

Graphical abstract: The effects of polymer topology and chain length on the antimicrobial activity and hemocompatibility of amphiphilic ternary copolymers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Open Access Paper

Pure hydrophilic block copolymer vesicles with redox- and pH-cleavable crosslinks

The formation and stimuli cleavable crosslinking of completely water drained double hydrophilic block copolymer vesicles is presented.

Graphical abstract: Pure hydrophilic block copolymer vesicles with redox- and pH-cleavable crosslinks
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
Open Access Correction

Correction: The effects of polymer topology and chain length on the antimicrobial activity and hemocompatibility of amphiphilic ternary copolymers

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