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Polymer Chemistry

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Yangyang Wei, Li Xiang, Zhen Xu, Haiyan Sun, yao chen zheng, Li Peng, Zheng Liu, Chao Gao and Mingxia Gao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01055H, Paper
Soluble inverse-vulcanized hyperbranched polymers (SIVHPs) were synthesized via thiol-ene addition of polymeric sulfur (S8) radicals to 1,3-diisopropenylbenzene (DIB). Benefited from their branched molecular architecture, SIVHPs presented excellent solubility in polar...
Martin Hufnagel, Matthias Fischer, Thomas Thurn-Albrecht and Mukundan Thelakkat
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01357C, Paper
We present a straightforward method for the preparation of a novel donor-acceptor block copolymer based on an acceptor block with pendant phenyl-C71-butyric methyl ester (PC71BM) and a regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT)...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01159G, Paper
Amphiphilic random copolymers are designed to bear a corrosion inhibitor as cleavable side group, which can be released upon activation by chemical reduction.
Elizabeth G. L. Williams, Benjamin Fairbanks, Graeme Moad, Roger J. Mulder, Ezio Rizzardo and San H. Thang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01247J, Communication
Despite recent advances in template polymerization, control of repeat unit sequence requires further development. We describe herein the synthesis of StyThy-alt-MAh sequence-regulated copolymers.
Kung-Chin Chang, Wei-Fu Ji, Mei-Chun Lai, You-Rong Hsiao, Chien-Hua Hsu, Tsao-Li Chuang, Yen Wei, Jui-Ming Yeh and Wei-Ren Liu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY90078B, Correction
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00973H, Paper
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Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01274G, Paper
A new D-A structured conjugated polymer (PBDO-T-TDP) based on electron-rich benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′] difuron (BDO) containing conjugated alkylthiophene side chains with electron-deficient diketo- pyrrolopyrrole (DPP) derivative is designed and synthesized. The polymer...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01208A, Review Article
Primary/secondary covalent/non-covalent interactions between dendritic polymers and nanomaterials can change the physicochemical properties, such as shape, of the obtained hybrid nanomaterials.
Long Feng, Wenxiang Zhu, Chuncheng Li, Guohu Guan, Dong Zhang, Yaonan Xiao and Liuchun Zheng
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00976B, Paper
A new family of high-molecular-weight and high Tg poly(ester carbonate)s partially based on renewable isosorbide were prepared by incorporating 1,4-butanediol and dimethyl terephthalate into poly(isosorbide carbonate).
Yang Bai, Xiao-dong Fan, Wei Tian, Ting-ting Liu, Hao Yao, Zhen Yang, Hai-tao Zhang and Wan-bin Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01092B, Paper
Morphology transitions of supramolecular hyperbranched polymers can be induced under the double actions of host–guest inclusion and hydrophilic–hydrophobic interactions.
Lei Wang, Marcus Cole, Junting Li, Yang Zheng, Yung Pin Chen, Kristen P. Miller, Alan W. Decho and Brian C. Benicewicz
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01134A, Paper
The recyclable poly(methacrylic acid) grafted magnetic particles retained excellent aqueous phase dispersibility and high biological activity against bacteria when loaded with an antibiotic. The particles were removed from water solutions using a magnet after antimicrobial testing, thus avoiding nano-based pollution of the biological environment.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01158A, Paper
Polythioether dendrons made tuning of the LCST of a thermo-sensitive hydrogel facile and the size of loaded Ag nanocrystals much smaller.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00934G, Paper
Core–shell P3HT/fullerene composite nanofibers were obtained using supramolecular chemistry involving cooperative orthogonal non-covalent interactions.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01253D, Paper
Xanthate functional dendritic ATRP macroinitiators, synthesised via a new orthogonal strategy, have been used to form a library of linear-dendritic hybrids via one-pot, post polymerisation, deprotection/acrylate Michael addition.
Vivek Arjunan Vasantha, Satyasankar Jana, Serina Siew-Chen Lee, Chin-Sing Lim, Serena Lay-Ming Teo, Anbanandam Parthiban and Julius G. Vancso
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01113A, Paper
Block copolymers undergoing conversion from “conventional” to “inverse” micelles upon changing the medium are described.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01097C, Paper
Synthesis of gradient liquid crystalline copolymers is reported for the first time, phase structures of which on multiple length scales with composition and temperature are investigated and compared with the corresponding diblock copolymers.
Yanli Wei, Huanhuan Li, Hongye Hao, Yanxia Chen, Chuan Dong and Gufeng Wang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00618F, Paper
A versatile, multi-functional photoluminescence platform for chiral recognition and sensing of tryptophan enantiomers is fabricated based on cyclodextrin modified Mn-ZnS quantum dots.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01221F, Paper
A novel o-hydroxyl-functionalized spirobifluorene-based diamine monomer, 2,2′-dihydroxyl-9,9′-spirobifluorene-3,3′-diamine (HSBF), was successfully prepared by a universal synthetic method.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01284D, Paper
Heck coupling reaction of vinyl-terminated double four-ring siloxane cages (octavinylsilsesquioxane) with aromatic bromide monomers (4,4'-dibromobiphenyl, 1,4-dibromonaphthalene, 2,6-dibromonaphthalene, 1,2-bis(4-bromophenyl)-1,2-diphenylethene) was used to construct a class of luminescent nanoporous inorganic-organic hybrid polymers...
Jason C Morris, Sofia Telitel, Kathryn Fairfull-Smith, Steven Bottle, Jacques Lalevée, Jean-louis Clément, Yohann Guillaneuf and Didier GIGMES
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01270D, Paper
The combination of thermally- and photochemically-induced polymerization using light sensitive alkoxyamines was investigated. The thermally driven polymerizations were performed via the cleavage of the alkoxyamine functionality, whereas the photochemically-induced polymerizations...
Qiao Song, Fei Li, Liulin Yang, Zhiqiang Wang and Xi Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01303D, Communication
This communication describes the fabrication of supramonomers based on supramolecular complexation between cucurbit[8]uril and the tetrapeptide Phe-Gly-Gly-Cys. The supramolecular polymers are obtained by thiol-ene click polymerization of the supramonomers with...
Tuba Erdogan, Cigdem Bilir, Elif Erdal Unveren, A. Levent Demirel and Umit Tunca
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00994K, Paper
Novel multiarm star block copolymer ionomers containing hydrophobic fluorinated block at the periphery and partially sulfonated polystyrene block at the core with varying ion exchange capacities (IECs) were synthesized.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01148A, Paper
A new method for introducing robustly bound organic functional groups on the silica surface using a vinylsilane-containing polymer is developed.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00928B, Paper
We present the facile synthesis and orthogonal functionalization of diblock copolymers consisting of two incompatible segments, i.e. primary amines and activated esters, and demonstrate their use as protein-repellent brush layers with multivalent biorecognition.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01225A, Paper
Novel barbwire-like graft polymers PEO-g-PCL4 were synthesized by combination of ring opening polymerization (ROP) and Glaser coupling with thiol–yne addition reaction via the “grafting from” strategy.

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