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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Maria Rosa Aguilar, Raquel Palao-Suay, Francisco J. Parra-Ruiz, Samarendra Maji, Richard Hoogenboom, Nathan A. Rohner, Susan Thomas and Julio San Roman
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01811K, Paper
α-Tocopheryl succinate (α-TOS) is a well-known mitochondrially targeted anticancer compound. However, the major factor limiting the use of α-TOS is its low solubility in physiological media. To overcome this problem,...
Samuel Clark Ligon-Auer, Martin Schwentenwein, Christian Gorsche, Jürgen Stampfl and Robert Liska
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01631B, Review Article
This review surveys relevant scientific papers and patents on the development of crosslinked epoxies and also photo-curable polymers based on multifunctional acrylates with improved toughness.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01795E, Paper
RAFT dispersion polymerization of benzyl methacrylate (BzMA) has been used previously (E. R. Jones et al., Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 5091) to prepare poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PDMA-PBzMA) diblock copolymer nanoparticles in...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01765C, Paper
The development of an atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) system without any transition metal catalyst for electronic and biomedical applications was considered to be in pressing need. Fluorescein (FL) was...
Zhi Xiang Voo, Majad Khan, Qingxing Xu, Karthikeyan Narayanan, Brandon Ng, Raidah Bte Ahmad, James Hedrick and Yi-Yan Yang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01718A, Paper
Catheters-associated infections, which are caused by bacteria fouling and subsequent biofilm formation, are difficult to treat. In this study, diblock copolymers of antifouling poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) having different lengths (2.4...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01517K, Paper
Polythiols were prepared via thiol-click chemistry and employed to form super thick films to inhibit corrosion.
Yuewen Xu, Weiyu Wang, Yangyang Wang, Jiahua Zhu, David Uhrig, Xinyi Lv, Jong Keum, Jimmy W Mays and Kunlun Hong
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01514F, Paper
Abstract Bottlebrush polymers are densely grafted polymers with long side-chains attached to a linear polymeric backbone. Their unusual structures endow them with a number of unique and potentially useful properties...
lei tao, Qingdong Zhang, Yuan Zhao, Bin Yang, changkui fu, Lingyun Zhao, xing wang and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01624J, Communication
Fluorescent PEGylation agents have been facilely synthesized through the Hantzsch reaction. Different from other methods, the protein reactive group has been linked at the PEG chain ends through a Hantzsch...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01629K, Paper
A new bromine substitution near infrared (NIR) cyanine Br2-IR808 has been synthesized, and the heavy atom effect makes it an efficient photosensitizer with NIR fluorescence properties, and it can be...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01625H, Paper
A GSH sensitivity nanocarrier (G4-DOX-Angiopep-PEG) with Angiopep-2 as a dual-targeting group and doxorubicin (DOX) as the therapy drug was constructed by covalently conjugating them on the periphery of the fourth...
Eric Alan Dailing, Devatha Nair, Whitney Setterberg, Kyle A Kyburz, Chun Yang, Tyler D'Ovidio, Kristi S Anseth and Jeffrey Stansbury
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01464F, Paper
Drug releasing shape memory polymers (SMPs) were prepared from poly(thiourethane) networks that were coated with drug loaded nanogels through a UV initiated, surface mediated crosslinking reaction. Multifunctional thiol and isocyanate...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01527H, Paper
This study focuses on the synthesis of well-defined proton exchange membranes (PEM) for fuel cell applications using reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization in the radiation-induced grafting part of the...
Debobrato Das, Selvi Srinivasan, Abby Kelly, David Chiu, Bridget Daugherty, Daniel Ratner, Patrick Stayton and Anthony J Convertine
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01704A, Paper
Prodrug monomers derived from the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (Cipro) were synthesized with phenolic or aliphatic esters linking the drug to a polymerizable methacrylate group. RAFT polymerization of these monomers exhibited linear...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01655J, Paper
Kinetics of bulk photo-initiated copper(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) polymerizations is governed by several factors including the physicochemical nature of the monomers; the copper salt and photoinitiator types and concentrations; light intensity; exposure time and solvent content.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01644D, Paper
(PAA-g-PS)-co-PPEGMEMA asymmetric polymer brushes formed large compound micelles in aqueous media for encapsulating both hydrophobic pyrene and hydrophilic Rhodamine 6G.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01682G, Communication
The well-defined nitro group functionalized porous aromactic frameworks (NO2-PAF-1) was synthezised via bottom-up strategy using copper-mediated Ullmann reaction. The synthetic route shows cost-efficient and robust for large scale preparation. Brunauer-Emmett-Teller...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01794G, Paper
A series of conjugated polymers based on benzo[5]helicene have been synthesized by employing Sonogashira cross coupling, Suzuki−Miyaura cross coupling and Yamamoto homocoupling reactions. The photophysical properties of these polymers, and...
Zhening Yang, Zhengwei Mao and Jun Ling
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01681A, Communication
Non-ionic water-soluble poly-DL-serine (PSer) was synthesized by activated urethane-type derivative of serine. SEC, NMR and MALDI-ToF analyses of the polypeptides revealed a controllable polymerization initiated by primary or secondary amine....
Qin-Qin Dang, Xiao-Min Wang, Yu-Fen Zhan and Xian-Ming Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01671A, Paper
An azo-linked porous organic network (Azo-Trip) in which triptycene is incorporated as building block, has been prepared via a facile Zn-induced reductive homo-coulping reaction. The Azo-Trip exhibits BET surface area...
Kaja Kaastrup, Alan Aguirre-Soto, Chen Wang, Christopher N. Bowman, Jeffrey W. Stansbury and Hadley D. Sikes
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01528F, Paper
Coupled UV-Vis/FT-NIR spectroscopy was applied to the study of the eosin-activated photopolymerization of hydrogels in the presence of oxygen; a relationship between signal loss and network formation was established.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01450F, Paper
The shape memory (SM) properties of polymers depend on material toughness and the efficiency of SM performance is governed by morphology and viscoelasticity.
Hong yuan Wang, Rongqi Zhu, Po Yang and Yi Gu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01397F, 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., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01455G, Paper
Using acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET), we synthesized homologous luminescent conjugated polymers with two aromatic segments based on thiophene and substituted phenylene, either alternating or randomly distributed, either directly connected or...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01709B, Paper
By incorporating benzothiadiazole units into the main chain of 1,2,5,6-naphthalenediimide based copolymers, we report herein a new copolymer with much improved film crystallinity and charge carrier mobility.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01606A, Paper
The ring-opening polymerisation of 2,3-dihydro-5H-1,4-benzodioxepin-5-one gives polyester homopolymers and copolymers that contain both aromatic and aliphatic linkages. The polymers can be easily depolymerised by Al catalysts.

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