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Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00089K, Review Article
Recent progress in nanobiotechnology has allowed using glycans and their conjugates as biofunctional molecules for many biological and biomedical applications. Therefore, specific interactions of carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) are continuously been...
Ning Zheng, Guangqiang Fang, Zhengli Cao, Qian Zhao and Tao Xie
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00172B, Paper
Epoxy polymers represent a recently emerged class of thermoset shape memory polymers with superior thermo-mechanical endurance and excellent processability. However, the strains at break are typically low for epoxy shape...
Junfei Zhao, Yanyan Zhou, Yiwen Li, Xiangqiang Pan, Wei Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Ke Zhang, Zhengbiao Zhang and Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00174A, Paper
Tadpole-, spiro-shaped, fused-dicyclic tadpole and other complex macrocycle-based topological polymers were modularly constructed via thiol-X chemistry.
Qinmei Li, Saina Yang, Lijun Zhu, Hongliang Kang, Xiaozhong Qu, Ruigang Liu and Yong Huang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01750A, Paper
Keratin graft PHPMA copolymers were successfully synthesized and can be used as drug carriers with physiological stimuli responsive properties.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00156K, Paper
Bioreducible FA-PEG-b-P(α-Pt(II)-SS-CL/CL) conjugates have been successfully developed in order to build redox-responsive micelles with targeting and site-specific drug releasing abilities.
Ozcan Altintas, Thomas Josse, Mahdi Abbasi, Julien De Winter, Vanessa Trouillet, Pascal Gerbaux, Manfred Wilhelm and Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00036J, Paper
Functional modular ATRP polymers suffer from accelerated ester cleavage due to HBr release as well as the formation of triazolium salts via the reaction of triazole units with bromine terminal chain ends under thermal and thermomechanical insult.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00113G, Paper
Fluorinated microgel star polymers work as fluorous nanocapsules to efficiently capture and thermo-responsively release perfluorinated guest compounds.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00144G, Review Article
Biocompatible or biodegradable hyperbranched polymers (HBPs), an important subclass of hyperbranched macromolecules, have recently received an increasing attention due to their unique physical and chemical properties as well as their...
Maia Merlani, Yasuhito Koyama, Hiroyasu Sato, Geng Li, Vakhtang Barbakadze, Bezhan Chankvetadze and Tamaki Nakano
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY90038G, Correction
Yuji Sasanuma, Daisuke Abe and Yuichiro Fukuda
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01702A, Paper
Aromatic polythioesters (abbreviated as PyTS2) and polydithioesters (PyTS4) (y: the number of methylene units = 2-5), analogues of the common aromatic polyesters such as poly(ethylene terephthalate) and poly(butylene terephthalate), have...
Daniel B. Wright, Joseph P. Patterson, Anaïs Pitto-Barry, Pepa Cotanda, Christophe Chassenieux, Olivier Colombani and Rachel K. O'Reilly
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01782J, Paper
A series of pH sensitive amphiphilic diblock copolymers where the associating block is a copolymer have been synthesized. Their pH sensitive behavior has been explored by a range of analytical techniques and the nanostructures formed are highly sensitive to both pH and the associating block composition.
Shaoqing Zhang, Mohammad Afsar Uddin, Wenchao Zhao, Long Ye, Han Young Woo, Delong Liu, Bei Yang, Huifeng Yao, Yong Cui and Jianhui Hou
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00071H, Paper
Alkyl side chains play critical roles in the molecular design of conjugated polymers for applications in bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) polymer solar cells (PSCs).
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00255A, Communication
Stimuli responsive polymers are of great interest in the fields of controlled drug delivery, tissue engineering, bioseparations, and sensors. Here we report the synthesis of a new dual stimuli-responsive double...
Juan Yang, Jaap Keijsers, Maarten van Heek, Anthonie Stuiver, Martien A Cohen-Stuart and Marleen Kamperman
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01790K, Paper
In this article, catechol-functionalized polymers are synthesized by free radical polymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA) and 2-methoxyethyl methacrylate (MEA) at 60 ?C in DMF. By varying the DMA content in...
Peng Zhang, Liang Zhang, Hui Wang, Dan-Wei Zhang and Zhan-Ting Li
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00096C, Paper
An amphiphilic aromatic amide polymer has been prepared from the condensation of 1,8-naphthalimide-3,6-diamine and isophthalic acid precursors, both of which bear tetraethylene glycol chains. Fluorescent and UV-vis experiments for the...
Weian Zhang, Lei Xu, Feng Liu, Lichao Liu and Haibo Cai
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00039D, Paper
Amphiphilic PNIPAM-b-PTPPC6MA block copolymers were first synthesized using porphyrin-containing monomers. The mono-hydroxylphenyl-triphenylporphyrin photosensitizer, TPP-OH, was modified into porphyrin monomer, and it was further used to construct the amphiphilic PNIPAM-b-PTPPC6MA block...
Miriam Trigo-López, Jesús Luis Pablos, Asunción Muñoz, Saturnino Ibéas, Felipe Serna, Félix Clemente García and José M M García
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01545B, Paper
Reusable colorimetric acid responsive coated fibres and manageable films or membranes have been successfully designed and prepared herein. The design of the materials rely on condensation and addition monomers both...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01437E, Review Article
Current cancer chemotherapy often suffers severe side-effects of the administered cancer drugs on the normal tissues. In addition, poor bioavailability due to the low water solubility of the anticancer drugs,...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00065C, Paper
Functional polyhydrocarbosilane-based homo and diblock copolymers are prepared by combination of anionic ring-opening polymerization and postmodification with functional vinyl compounds.
Xin Sui, Zhenyu Zhang, Song Guan, Yawei Xu, Chao Li, Yufeng Lv, Aihua Chen, Lijun Yang and Longcheng Gao
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00058K, Paper
We present a facile and inexpensive approach to synthesize block copolymers bearing an acid-cleavable junction.
Fangyao Liu, Shaohua Jiang, Leonid Ionov and Seema Agarwal
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00109A, Paper
Photo cross-linkable thermoresponsive polymers of UCST-type and the corresponding thermophilic films and fibers are presented for use in biofabrication and microactuators.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00028A, Paper
Nitroxide-mediated polymerization was used to graft modify solubilized chitosan, allowing the reaction to be performed homogeneously.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01709A, Paper
Synthesis of novel, thermotropic hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) derivatives, completely esterified with functional thioether end groups and without crosslinking or chain degradation, showing cholesteric pitch heights in the visible range.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01804D, Paper
We herein report a well-defined six-arm star triblock copolymer poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-b-poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) (s-(PDEA62-b-PMMA195-b-PPEGMA47)6) that was synthesized by core-first ATRP (atom transfer radical polymerization) method. The star...
James P Blinco, Emily Simpson, Zoran D. Ristovski, Steven E. Bottle and Kathryn Fairfull-Smith
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00120J, Paper
A simple modular strategy for the synthesis of profluorescent nitroxide containing polymers is described. The incorporation of an epoxide as a pendant functionality on a polymer backbone and subsequent nucleophilic...

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