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Polymer Chemistry

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Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01641F, Paper
In this paper, we firstly synthesized comb polymers with crystallizable poly(ethyleneimine) (PEI) side chains, and further investigated their self-assembly behavior and catalytic templating role for silicification.
Andrea Hufendiek, Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Michael A. R. Meier
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00063G, Communication
We introduce a mild photochemically driven strategy for the synthesis of fluorescent cellulose copolymers in solution using filter paper as the starting material.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01728E, Paper
A series of novel, well-defined triblock and pentablock terpolymers of n-butyl vinyl ether (nBVE), 2-chloroethyl vinyl ether (CEVE) and tert-butyldimethylsilyl ethylene glycol vinyl ether (SiEGVE) were synthesized by sequential base-assisted living cationic polymerization.
Surinthra Mongkhontreerat, Marie Walter, Yanling Cai, Hjalmar Brismar, Anders Hult and Michael Malkoch
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01803F, Communication
By combining ATRP, dendrimer chemistry and ‘click’ reactions, a library of novel linear dendritic block copolymers (hybrids) was successfully synthesized. The isolated polymers displayed hydrophilic alkyne groups and Tg’s ranging...
Rumei Cheng, Ruitao Zou, Shengju Ou, Rui Guo, Ruiying Yan, Haiyan Shi, Shanshan Yu, Xiaojian Li, Yexu Bu, Mimi Lin, Yong Liu and Liming Dai
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00047E, Paper
pH-sensitive nanostructured antitumor drugs from GO-CONH-Schiff base (GCS) were prepared from the chitosan-xanthone schiff base (CS) modified graphene oxide (GO) complex. The successful synthesis of GCS was confirmed using various...
Siming Dong, Wei Zhao, Frank P. Lucien, Sébastien Perrier and Per B. Zetterlund
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01632G, Paper
A novel method for synthesis of polymeric nano-objects via polymerization-induced self-assembly in a CO2-expanded medium has been developed.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00035A, Paper
In this study, we synthesized a new bifunctional benzoxazine monomer (Coumarin-Py BZ) possessing both coumarin and pyrene groups through the reaction of 4-methyl-7-hydroxycoumarin (Coumarin-OH), paraformaldehyde, and amino-pyrene (Py-NH2) in 1,4-dioxane....
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01644K, Paper
A simple molecular design based on the size of the cyclic components of polyrotaxanes achieved a significant variation of mechanical relaxation dynamics of polyrotaxane gels.
Maciej Podgórski, Eftalda Becka, Shunsuke Chatani, Mauro Claudino and Christopher N. Bowman
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01552E, Paper
A comparison of mechanical properties and hydrolytic stability between thiol–ene and thiol-Michael network polymers with varied content of interchain ester moieties was performed.
Yanyan Fu, Junjun Yao, Wei Xu, Tianchi Fan, Qingguo He, Defeng Zhu, Huimin Cao and Jiangong Cheng
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01793E, Communication
By embedding multiple reactive groups onto one conjugated polymer backbone, an ultrasensitive and reversible “fingerprint” fluorescent probe for simultaneous detection of primary aliphatic amine, secondary aliphatic amine as well as...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01773K, Paper
We report the synthesis and characterization of multifunctional triblock copolymers, poly(1-pyrenemethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-block-poly(N-methylolacrylamide) (PPy-b-PNIPAAm-b-PNMA), and their electrospun (ES) nanofibers for thermal and metal-ion detections. The triblock copolymers are composed of fluorescent...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00034C, Paper
To enhance the therapeutic efficacy of doxorubicin (DOX) to breast cancer cells, a multifunctional triblock copolymer, poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(L-glutamic acid γ-hydrazide)-block-polyethyleneimine (PEG-b-PGAH-b-PEI) having a cleavable disulfide linkage between blocks, was developed...
Rishi Sharma, Issan Zhang, Leïla Abbassi, Rabindra Rej, Dusica Maysinger and René Roy
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01761G, Communication
A novel strategy is described for the rapid syntheses of polyhydroxylated dendrimers in which the layer by layer building blocks are different from one another. The resulting dendrimers showed no cytotoxicity.
Alexandre Simula, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Athina Anastasaki, Fehaid Alsubaie, Gabit Nurumbetov, Paul Wilson, Kristian Kempe and David M. Haddleton
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01802H, Paper
The synthesis of well-defined α,ω-dihydroxyl telechelic multiblock copolymers by sequential in situ chain extensions via aqueous Cu(0) mediated living radical polymerization (SET-LRP) is reported.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00004A, Paper
The complexation equilibrium between azo and β-CD can be shifted by various methods, thus the micellar morphology of azo-bearing block copolymers is altered.
Zengfang Huang, Xiqi Zhang, Xiaoyong Zhang, Bin Yang, Yaling Zhang, Ke Wang, Jinying Yuan, Lei Tao and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01769B, Paper
A novel one-pot strategy for the fabrication of AIE-based FONs was developed via a combination of RAFT polymerization and Schiff base reaction for the first time.
Anca Petran, Radosław Mrówczyński, Claudiu Filip, Rodica Turcu and Jürgen Liebscher
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01467G, Paper
Polydopa amides as new polymers synthesized by oxidative polymerization of dopa amides are used as coatings for magnetite nanoparticles.
Yuki Kohno, Shohei Saita, Yongjun Men, Jiayin Yuan and Hiroyuki Ohno
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01665C, Review Article
In this review we summarise recent progress on the design, properties, and potential applications of ionic liquid-derived polyelectrolytes showing thermoresponsive phase behaviour after mixing with water or other organic solvents.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01622J, Paper
Fluorinated quinoxaline unit is an attractive acceptor block to building low band gap photovoltaic polymers. In this contribution, two novel fluorinated quinoxaline-based copolymers, PCPDTBFQ and PDTSBFQ, have been successfully synthesized...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01678E, Paper
A nitric oxide (NO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) dual-responsive block copolymer was self-assembled in aqueous solution upon gas stimuli to form nanostructures. Specifically, poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate)-block-poly(N,N-diethylaminoethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(2-(3-(2-aminophenyl)ureido)ethyl methacrylate)...
Georg Gescheidt, Christian Slugovc, Roman Geier, Christina Wappl and Hilde Freissmuth
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01739K, Paper
Thermography has been shown to be an efficient tool for the screening of the efficiency of exothermic reactions. Here we show that the use of a thermal IR camera reveals...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01797H, Paper
Considering that carbazolyl groups can be coupled through FeCl3-promoted oxidative coupling reaction and vinyl/hydroxymethyl-carrying phenyl groups can be linked by FeCl3-catalyzed Friedel–Crafts alkylation, a facile method for the preparation of...
Maia Merlani, Yasuhito Koyama, Hiroyasu Sato, Li Geng, Vakhtang Barbakadze, Bezhan Chankvetadze and Tamaki Nakano
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01711K, Communication
Ring-opening polymerization of a 2,3-disubstituted oxirane afforded a polyether exhibiting intramolecular charge-transfer (ICT) interactions due to a carbonyl–aromatic π-stacked conformation.
Chen Xie, Chenchen Yang, Peng Zhang, Jialiang Zhang, Wei Wu and Xiqun Jiang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01722F, Paper
A new kind of drug-crosslinked polymer nanoparticle was synthesized. The nanoparticles were composed by a phenylboronic acid modified 10-hydroxycamptothecin (the crosslinker) and 1,2-diol-rich PEG-PGMA diblock copolymer (the backbone), and crosslinked by phenylboronic ester bond.
Shampa R. Samanta, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Shauni Keller, Michael J. Monteiro, Daniela A. Wilson, David M. Haddleton and Virgil Percec
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01748J, Paper
Ultrafast, inversely temperature dependent aqueous SET-LRP with “in situ” generated Cu(0) yields quantitative chain-ends demonstrating surface mediated activation and termination.

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