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Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01092J, Paper
A series of new binuclear aluminum complexes containing β-ketiminato ligands R[N=CHC4H4(C6H4)OAl(CH3)2]2 (4a, R=CH2CH2; 4b, R=C6H10; 4c, R=CH2(CH3)2CH2) have been synthesized in high yields. These complexes were identified by 1H, 13C...
Wenhui Dong, Haiqiang Wu, Ming Chen, Yang Shi, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01202G, Paper
The anionic polytriazole PI with weight-average molecular weight of 190 300 was facilely and directly prepared in excellent yield of 98.1% in 6 h by well-established Cu(I)-catalyzed click polymerization of...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01154C, Communication
A new type of microporous organic polymer with azaindole unit (N-PEINK) has been designed. The resulting N-PEINK exhibits good chemical and thermal stability with a decomposition temperature of 550 °C....
HUimin Yuan, BR Yu, Li-Hai Fan, Meng Wang, Yiwen Zhu, Xiaokang Ding and F.J. Xu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01242F, Paper
Developing of new antibacterial materials is a constant demand in manufacturing of personal hygiene products and medical implements. The inhibition of bacterial adhesion onto surfaces is very challenging, and adhesion...
Weihong Lin, kai xu, Jun Peng, Yuxiu Xing, Mingcai Chen, Shuxi Gao and yuanyuan ren
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01229A, Paper
We described a design for core–shell structure polynaphthoxazine nanofiber that can be fabricated by a single-nozzle electrospinning process using a phase-separated mixed polymer composite solution. The naphthoxazine-based polymer, as core...
Mukhamed Lostambievich Keshtov, A R Khokhlov, S.A. Kuklin, I.E. Ostapov, A. Y. Nikolaev, I.O Konstantinov, Abhishek Sharma, Emmanuel N Koukaras and Ganesh D Sharma
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01173J, Paper
Two copolymers P1 and P2 with regioregular and random structures, respectively, were synthesized and their optical and electrochemical properties (both theoretical and experimental) were investigated. The regioregular copolymer P1 showed...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01016D, Paper
Ruthenium (Ru)-complex (Ru(bpy)32+) catalyzed reversible addition−fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) photopolymerization is an attractive technique for preparing polymer-functionalized biomaterials because of its gentle reaction conditions. Till now, negatively charged polymers prepared...
Paul Reader, Rueben Pfukwa, Simbarashe Jokonya, Gareth Edward Arnott and Bert Klumperman
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01296E, Paper
A simple one pot orthogonal procedure for synthesizing α-aldehyde, ω-thiol heterotelechelic poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) is introduced. Firstly we designed a xanthate chain transfer agent with an acetal protected aldehyde functionality in...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01337F, Paper
Green chemistry shows the advantages of simple synthetic process, low cost of production, clean working environment and reduction of harmful wastes. In this work, we used naturally occurring materials to...
Resat Aksakal, Marina Resmini and C. Remzi Becer
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01295G, Communication
A British 1 penny coin (1 p) was used to polymerize a selection of hydrophobic and hydrophilic acrylate monomers using linear and star shaped initiators to obtain polymers even in...
Enrique Folgado, Marc Guerre, Christian Bijani, Vincent Ladmiral, Anne-Marie Caminade, Bruno Ameduri and Armelle Ouali
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01167E, Communication
This study reports the preparation of a novel fluorinated dendrimer bearing PVDF branches by click chemistry and its characterization by several analytical methods.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01325B, Communication
The use of [emim]Cl–AlCl3 in combination with iPr2O allowed the synthesis of HR PIB with high exo-olefin end group content (≥90%) and a relatively narrow MWD (Mw/Mn ≤ 2.0) at a high reaction temperature (>0 °C) and monomer concentration (5.2 M–7.8 M).
Hong Du, Ying Wang, Xuxia Yao, Qiaojie Luo, Weipu Zhu, Xiaodong Li and Zhiquan Shen
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01346E, Communication
We prepared injectable cationic hydrogels with strong antibacterial activity and remarkably low toxicity by in situ thiol–ene “click” reaction between dimethacrylate terminated poly(hexamethylene guanidine) (PHMGDMA) and poly[oligo(ethylene) glycol mercaptosuccinate] (POEGMS) under physiological conditions.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01113F, Paper
Well-defined poly(D,L-lactic acid)-block-poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide) (PDLLA-b-PHPMA) copolymers were synthesized by the combination of ring opening polymerization (ROP) and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization technique. Paclitaxel loaded nanoparticles based on these...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01039C, Paper
We report a facile method to synthesize stimuli-responsive aqueous microgels containing degradable crosslinks based on the supramolecular host-guest complexes between β-cyclodextrin and cholesterol. A degradable crosslinker was synthesized by modification...
Chunhui Duan, Jacobus J van Franeker, Martijn M Wienk and Rene A J Janssen
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01083K, Paper
We investigate the effect of introducing thiazole π-spacers in wide bandgap semiconducting copolymers based on benzothiadiazole with either benzodithiophene or indacenodithiophene. Thiazole-containing polymers show similar optical bandgaps but drastically downshifted...
Jörg Reichenwallner, Anja Thomas, Lutz Nuhn, Tobias Johann, Annette Meister, Holger Frey and Dariush Hinderberger
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01335J, Paper
In this study, synthesis and dynamic properties of amphiphilic core-shell polymers are reported as monitored through their interaction with small amphiphilic molecules. Brush-like structures are formed with a hydrophobic core...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01214K, Paper
Shape memory effects in shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) are due to a network architecture formed by phase separation. Here we study the phase domain architectures of a series of SMPUs...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01237J, Paper
A direct arylation polycondensation of fluoroarenes with 2,7-dibromo-9,9-dioctylfluorene, F8, was achieved in a low polar solvent, toluene. The polycondensation of 1,2,4,5-tetrafluorobenzene, M1, or 2,2’,3,3’,4,4’5,5’-octafluorobiphenyl, M1’, with F8 in toluene under...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01269H, Paper
The effects caused by photo-induced proton generation on the assembly formation of dual-temperature/pH-responsive block copolymers are investigated. The block copolymer of P(N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm)-co-N-(isobutoxymethyl)acrylamide (BMAAm))-b-P(NIPAAm-co-2-carboxyisopropylacrylamide (CIPAAm)) was synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation...
Quang Vinh Nguyen, Jae Seung Lym, Cong Truc Huynh, Bong Sup Kim, Jun Jae Hwan , Young Il Kim and Doo Sung Lee
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01141A, Paper
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been the mainstay palliative therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The conventional TACE systems, comprising of a drug-in-oil emulsion and embolic materials, have been reported...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00845C, Paper
Self-assembled polymeric micelles are widely applied in drug delivery system to improve the performance of existing therapeutic agents. The aim of this study is to synthesize a series of amphiphilic...
L. Vlaminck, K. De Bruycker, O. Türünç and F. E. Du Prez
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01144F, Paper
Post-polymerisation functionalisation and subsequent crosslinking of unsaturated ADMET derived polymers were performed via the versatile and ultrafast 1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione click chemistry.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01135G, Communication
Cyclic topological constraint suppresses columnar ordering while showing remarkably enhanced fluorescence as a supplement of aggregation-induced emission (AIE).
Xin Wang, Jiaqi Liu, Songquan Xu, Jiaxi Xu, Xianfu Pan, Jingjing Liu, Saide Cui, Zhenjiang Li and Kai Guo
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01107A, Paper
Catalytic ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of the three major types of cyclic monomers of lactides, lactones, and carbonates showed match and mismatch between the monomer and the catalyst. Therefore, one organocatalyst...

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The ongoing research activities in the field of lignocellulosic biomass for production of value-added chemicals and polymers that can be utilized to replace petroleum-based materials are reviewed.
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00263J
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In this work, we demonstrate the use of organophotoredox catalysts under visible light to perform photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) for the polymerization of methacrylate monomers.
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01317D
Published: 04 Nov 2014
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A remarkably diverse set of complex polymer nanoparticle morphologies have been prepared by photoinitiated polymerization-induced self-assembly (photo-PISA) at room temperature.
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00022C
Published: 24 Feb 2016

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