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Polymer Chemistry

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Hongqiang Li, Srinivas Thanneeru, Lei Jin, Curtis Guild and Jie He
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00822D, Paper
We report a facile approach to designing multiblock thermoplastic elastomers using a two-step thiol-ene reaction. It is based on the utilization of intermolecular hydrogen bonding of widely available and cost-effective...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00730A, Paper
Selective interactions between conjugated polymers and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are promising for purifying and isolating electronically enriched nanotube structures. However, the structure-property relationships that dictate the interaction selectivity are...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00705H, Paper
Narrowly dispersed amphiphilic PMA-g-PMMA/PDMA DBCs with high molecular weight were efficiently synthesized by Pickering emulsion template directed radical polymerization of macromonomer micelles.
Xiaoqian Zhang, Wenli Guo, Yibo Wu, Liangfa Gong, Wei Li, Xiaoning Li, Shuxin Li, Yuwei Shang, Dan Yang and Hao Wang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00796A, Paper
Cationic polymerizations of p-methylstyrene were investigated in selected ionic liquids and the possible polymerization mechanism was proposed.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00914J, Paper
Rosin-based, reduction-responsive block copolymer-based nanocarriers exhibiting excellent colloidal stability enabling the delivery of anticancer drugs to cancerous tissues for the enhanced release of encapsulated drugs, offering great versatility as intracellular drug-delivery nanocarriers for cancer therapy.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00724D, Paper
A series of dendronized polyacetylenes with trans-double bond and five-membered ring backbones were prepared by metathesis cyclopolymerization. The dendronized polymers performed good thermal stability with a highest decomposition temperature of...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00976J, Paper
Solvent-free ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of lactide using the self-complementary quadruple hydrogen bonding 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone (UPy)-functionalized alcohol as the initiator was achieved to attain the UPy mono-functionalized poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) and poly(D-lactic...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00841K, Paper
The series solution-processable sulfur-containing poly(o-hydroxy-imide)s 3SOH-RPI with pendant hydroxyl groups and the corresponding 3SOH-RPI/ZrO2 polyimide (PI) hybrids were synthesized from the diamine 3SOH-DA and dianhydrides of CHDA, 6FDA, and DSDA,...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00638H, Paper
Herein the preparation of CO2-switchable graphene dispersions by noncovalent exfoliation of graphite in water using a CO2-switchable star copolymer surfactant is described. The copolymer is comprised of a hyperbranched polyethylene...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00968A, Paper
Aqueous phase SET-LRP has become a useful method to produce water-soluble polymers directly in water. However, the major issue of hydrolysis of the halide chain-end has restricted the use of...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00583G, Paper
“Perfect” long-subchain hyperbranched poly(methyl methacrylate) (lsc-hp PMMA) was obtained under the reaction condition in disfavor of self-cyclization of seesaw macromonomer as well as triggered by the intrinsic hindrance of 1,1-disubstituted...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00910G, Communication
Poly(benzyl β-malolactonate)-b-poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-b-poly(benzyl β-malolactonate), PMLABe-b-PHB-b-PMLABe, and its analogous poly(β-malic acid), PMLA-b-PHB-b-PMLA, triblock copolymers are synthesized and fully characterized.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00791K, Paper
High molar mass SCLCPs were synthesized by miniemulsion polymerization, and the phase behavior of the polymers was investigated by a combination of DSC, PLM, SAXS and WAXS.
Donatien de Rochambeau, Maciej Barłóg, Thomas G. W. Edwardson, Johans J. Fakhoury, Robin S. Stein, Hassan S. Bazzi and Hanadi F. Sleiman
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00532B, Paper
Efficient automated synthesis of sequence-controlled “DNA–Teflon” polymers with potential drug delivery and bioimaging applications.
Hongyan Yao, Ningning Song, Kaixiang Shi, Sinan Feng, Shiyang Zhu, Yunhe Zhang and Shaowei Guan
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00637J, Paper
The cross-linked highly sulfonated co-polyimides based on novel diamine monomer containing double hydrophobic cross-linkable tetrafluorostyrol side-groups showed improved enhanced dimensional stability and superior proton conductivity.
J. P. Swanson, M. R. Martinez, M. A. Cruz, S. G. Mankoci, P. J. Costanzo and A. Joy
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00814C, Paper
This work details a thermoresponsive, biodegradable coacervate-forming polyester, which exhibits tunable Tcp under various conditions.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00963H, Paper
Insertion-like addition of disulphide-containing polyesters to styrene derivatives is reported, enabling facile control of various properties including dynamic covalent characteristics.
Ulrich Sigmar Schubert, Meike Leiske, Fabian Sobotta, Matthias Hartlieb, Renzo Paulus, Helmar Görls and Peter Bellstedt
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00785F, Paper
Poly(urea)s are a polymer class widely used in industry. Their utilization in biomedical applications is already described, however, the use of controlled polymerization methods instead of polycondensation approaches would allow...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00986G, Communication
The well-defined hyperbranched polymer with long-chain backbones between branched points (HyperMacs) is an emerging issue in topological polymers. Owing to the difficult discrimination of branching points interfered or overlapped by...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00965D, Paper
Main- and side-chain sequence-regulated vinyl copolymers with acid and base monomer units were prepared using atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) and alternating radical copolymerization. A series of maleimide-ended sequence-regulated “oligomonomers”...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00794E, Paper
Salicylaldehyde-functional diblock copolymer nano-objects were synthesized by polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA) via RAFT dispersion polymerization of a newly designed core-forming monomer, 3-formyl-4-hydroxybenzyl methacrylate (FHMA), using poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate) (PHPMA) macromolecular chain...
Kayla R. Delle Chiaie, Lauren M. Yablon, Ashley B. Biernesser, Gregory R. Michalowski, Alexander W. Sudyn and Jeffery A. Byers
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00975A, Paper
A unique redox-triggered crosslinking reaction is disclosed that capitalizes on the orthogonal reactivity of an iron-based catalyst for the ring opening polymerization of cyclic diesters and epoxides.
Fanny Coumes, Aurélie Malfait, Marc Bria, Joël Lyskawa, Patrice Woisel and David Fournier
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00738D, Paper
A series of well-defined nitrocatechol and boronic acid end-functionalized homopolymers were synthesized via the RAFT process, followed by their coupling reactions leading to block copolymers integrating a multi-stimuli responsive link in between the blocks.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00856A, Minireview
Bioorthogonal chemistries have been used to achieve polymer-protein conjugation with the retained critical properties.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00922K, Paper
BCl3-mediated alkyne–aldehyde polymerization to stereoregular functional polymers in a facile, metal-free and multicomponent manner.

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