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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00342J, Paper
Narrowly distributed poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) was synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (CL) using tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane (B(C6F5)3) as acidic catalyst and benzyl alcohol (BnOH) as the initiator in bulk at...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00251B, Paper
Poly(3,6-carbazole)s with tetraphenylethylene units in side chains exhibit an AIE phenomenon and high sensitivity towards both vapor and solution of trinitrobenzene (TNB).
Huseyin Akbulut, Murat Yavuz, Emine Guler, Dilek Odaci Demirkol, Takeshi Endo, Shuhei Yamada, Suna Timur and Yusuf Yagci
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00079J, Paper
A simple and efficient approach for the electrochemical deposition of polypeptides as bio-based covering materials for surface design is described.
Zhishan Bo, Khalid Mahmood, Zhengping Liu, Cuihong Li, Zhen Lu, Tao Fang, Guangwu Li, Lin Li, Xiao Liu, Qiaohong Peng and Heng Lu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00004H, Paper
Three novel isoindigo based donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers P1-3 have been synthesized by Suzuki polycondensation and utilized as donor materials for polymer solar cells (PSCs).These three polymers are of the...
You-Ming Zhang, Bing-Bing Shi, Hui Li, WenJuan Qu, Guoying Gao, Qi Lin, Hong Yao and Tai-Bao Wei
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00186A, Paper
Copillar[5]arene-based supramolecular polymer gels were obtained in acetonitrile. These supramolecular polymer gels were driven by the C-H•π interactions, and presented two phases as time goes on, finally, constructed the supramolecular...
Szymon Wiktorowicz, Roland Duchêne, Heikki Tenhu and Vladimir Aseyev
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00298A, Paper
New main chain azopolymers comprising of dibenzo-18-crown-6-ether units joined by azo-bridges have been prepared and fractionated. UV-Vis studies show that the polymers are solvatochromic and pH-sensitive. Upon irradiation with specific...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00300D, Paper
Well-defined terpolymers of benzyl methacrylate (BzMA), 9-(4-vinylbenzyl)-9H-carbazole (VBK) with either methyl methacrylate (MMA) or oligo(ethylene glycol)methacrylate (OEGMA) were synthesized to study their LCST-type phase behavior (due to BzMA) and fluorescent...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00262H, Communication
A facile method for the synthesis of high molecular weight functionalized polyurethanes from a novel pentafluorophenyl ester-containing diol precursor is described.
Tobias Steinbach, Frederik Wurm and Harm-Anton Klok
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00168K, Paper
Three new squaric acid-based protein-reactive ATRP initiators have been developed, which can be used to generate protein–side chain functional synthetic polymer conjugates via both the grafting-onto and grafting-from approaches.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00314D, Paper
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00349G, Paper
Microwave assisted synthesis allows for the rapid access of low generation triazine dendrimers in high yields. Products include a macromonomer and alkyne functionalized dendrimers from generation one to three. Using...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00036F, Paper
A phase diagram showing complex thermoresponsive transitions of diblock copolymers from unimers to micellar clusters, micelles and aggregates.
Jialing Lu, Jianyu Yuan, Xiaodong Huang, Zeke Liu, Hai-Qiao Wang, Wanli Ma, Wenping Guo and Haibing Zhao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00357H, Paper
A class of polymers (POT–DH, POT–HCN and POT–DCN) were synthesized and they contain the same donor (BDT) and acceptor unit but incorporated with different number of cyano (CN)–groups, i.e. 0,...
Haiyin Li, Xiqi Zhang, xiaoyong zhang, Bin Yang, Yang Yang and yen wei
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00386A, Communication
Aggregation induced emission (AIE) chain transfer agent was utilized for the first time to construct biocompatible cross-linked fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles (FPNs) for cell imaging application. These FPNs were demonstrated with...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00400K, Communication
We report here a facile approach for the fabrication of Fe(0)-encapsulated nanoparticles via Fe(0)-mediated RAFT miniemulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA). The polymerization demonstrated good control/livingness: linear kinetic plots, linear...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00234B, Paper
Poly (ether ether ketone) bearing benzyl bromide groups (Br-PEEK) was synthesized. And a series of cross-linked membranes (Br-PEEK-x%PBI) based on Br-PEEK with polybenzimidazole (PBI) as a macromolecular cross-linker was prepared...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00419A, Paper
In this paper, two new second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) hyperbranched polytriazoles (HP1 and HP2) containing nitro azobenzene as chromophore, were successfully prepared, through the AB4-type click polymerization under copper(I) catalysis....
Derrick A. Roberts, Maxwell J. Crossley and Sébastien Perrier
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00250D, Paper
We report the synthesis and post-synthetic modification of a library of hydrophilic and hydrophobic ‘clicked’ triazole-linked porphyrin–polymer conjugates (PPCs), and their subsequent assembly into fluorescent bowl-shaped nanoparticles.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00207E, Communication
Polyester nanosponges with crosslinking densities of ~4%, ~7% and ~10% and an average size of 100 nm were studied individually and in a mixture of particles with different crosslinking densities, on the release kinetics of paclitaxel in buffer and gastrointestinal fluid, showing fully adjustable release rates suitable for intravenous and oral delivery.
Jianguo Wen, Jing Zhang, Yue Zhang, Yongfang Yang and Hanying Zhao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00100A, Paper
The charge density on the single-chain nanoparticles plays an important role in the self-assembly of the amphiphilic monotailed single-chain nanoparticles.
Wei-wei Fan, Xiao-dong Fan, Wei Tian, Xuan Zhang, Gang Wang, Wan-bin Zhang, Yang Bai and Xiu-zhong Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00155A, Paper
Hyperbranched polyethers self-assembled into micelles below their LCST, while the temperature-dependent aggregation occurred and complex micelles formed above LCST.
Hongju Zhou, Chong Cheng, Hui Qin, Lang Ma, Chao He, Shengqiang Nie, Xiang Zhang, Qiang Fu and Changsheng Zhao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00136B, Paper
The self-assembly protocol of a macro-interface 3d porous thin film layer construction, which confers the modified substrates with integrated blood compatibility, cell proliferation and biological activity.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00315B, Paper
Pseudopeptide oligomers as newly developing fluorescent macromolecules are of much importance and fairly attractive in bioimaging of living cell. We present that a kind of efficient fluorescent pseudopeptide oligo(3,4,5-triethoxycarbonyl-2-pyrazoline) is...
Jian Pei, Yue Cao, Zi-Hao Guo, Zi-Ying Chen, Jin-Song Yuan, Jin-Hu Dou, Yu-Qing Zheng and Jie-Yu Wang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00272E, Paper
Beckmann rearrangement was applied to construct the pentacyclic aromatic bislactam thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrido[2,3-g]thieno[3,2-c]quinoline-4,10(5H,11H)-dione (TPT) from diketone in two steps under mild condition. Based on TPT, conjugated polymers P1 and P2 were developed...
Victor R. De la Rosa, Eva Bauwens, Bryn Monnery, Bruno De Geest and Richard Hoogenboom
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00355A, Paper
Partial hydrolysis of poly(2-oxazoline)s yields poly[(2-oxazoline)-co-(ethylenimine)] copolymers that are of interest for a broad range of applications, from switchable surfaces, nanoparticles and hydrogels, to gene delivery and biosensors. In the...

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