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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/C4PY01225A, Paper
A novel barbwire-like graft polymers PEO-g-PCL4 were synthesized by combination of ring opening polymerization (ROP), Glaser coupling with thiol-yne addition reaction via grafting from strategy. Typically, the precursor (PEO-Diyne-PEO)s with...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01072H, Communication
Graft polymers always play a significant role in polymer chemistry as they are preferred materials for a large variety of applications, such as drug/gene delivery systems, hybrid and biomedical materials,...
Michael Giulbudagian, Mazdak Asadian-Birjand, Dirk Steinhilber, Katharina Achazi, Maria Molina and Marcelo Calderón
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01186D, Communication
Thermo-nanoprecipitation is presented as a versatile, surfactant-free, and mild synthetic method for the preparation of thermoresponsive nanogels and in situ encapsulation of bioactives.
Guobing Zhang, Jinghua Guo, Jie Zhang, Peng Li, Jingxuan Ma, Xiang-hua Wang, Hong-Bo Lu and Long-Zhen Qiu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00916A, Paper
An acceptor-π-acceptor (A1-π-A2) type polymer based on phthalimide and diketopyrrolopyrrole units has been designed and synthesized by Stille cross-coupling reaction. The photo-physical, electrochemical and transistor properties have been also investigated....
Liandong Feng, Hao Yu, Yucheng Liu, Xinyu Hu, Junjian Li, Aming Xie, Jianfa Zhang and Wei Dong
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01022A, Paper
In the present study, we have constructed hepatoma-targeted nanomicelles with non-covalently functionalized galactose for drug delivery.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01012D, Communication
A well-defined catalyst, generated quantitatively in situ simply by mixing ZrCl4 and a salphen ligand was shown to induce the living cationic polymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether.
Ning Che, Saina Yang, Hongliang Kang, Ruigang Liu, Zhuang Li, Zhijing Liu, Pingping Li, Xiaozhong Qu and Yong Huang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00987H, Paper
CO2-switchable Dex-g-PAHMA copolymers were synthesized and characterized. The properties of the graft copolymers and the cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of DOX-loaded Dex-g-PAHMA copolymer micelles were investigated.
Dan Ouyang, Manjun Xiao, Dangqiang Zhu, Weiguo Zhu, Zhengkun Du, Ning Wang, Yuanhang Zhou, Xichang Bao and Renqiang Yang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01061B, Paper
An improved photovoltaic performance of quinoxaline-based polymer solar cells was obtained from the view of conjugated length and steric hindrance.
J. Oriou, F. Ng, G. Hadziioannou, G. Garbay, M. Bousquet, L. Vignau, E. Cloutet and C. Brochon
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00896K, Paper
Low band-gap π-conjugated copolymers based on squaraine units can be synthesized through classical Suzuki and Stille cross-coupling reactions (in blue), or through a metal-free polycondensation (in green).
Qiang Fu, Jiangtao Xu, Katharina Ladewig, Tim Henderson and Greg G Qiao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01123F, Paper
Nontoxic and acid-degradable cross-linked polymeric vesicles as efficient nanocarriers for the delivery of platinum drugs are reported. Well-defined linear-brush diblock copolymers were synthesized via robust ring opening metathesis polymerization technique...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01084A, Paper
Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) copolymerization of n-butyl acrylate (nBuA) with semifluorinated acrylates, such as 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl acrylate (TFEA), 2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropyl acrylate (PFPA) and 2,2,3,3,4,4,4-heptafluorobutyl acrylate (HFBA) up to 90.2% co-monomers...
Isabel Asenjo-Sanz, Antonio Veloso, José I. Miranda, José A. Pomposo and Fabienne Barroso-Bujans
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00574K, Communication
Glycidyl monomers react with B(C6F5)3 to generate cyclic polyethers decorated with functional groups.
Xin He, Quanlong Li, Pengfei Shi, Yongliang Cui, Shentong Li and Wangqing Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01077A, Paper
Thermo-responsive multicompartment nanoparticles containing a PS core, discrete PVEA nodules on the PS core and a PDMAEMA corona are prepared.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00917G, Paper
Controlled Suzuki–Miyaura catalyst-transfer polycondensation was achieved using a N-heterocyclic carbene-based Pd-complex (Pd(IPr)(OAc)2) as the catalyst.
Lin Zhou, Mao Chen, Ying Guan and Yongjun Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00868E, Paper
Hydrogel films crosslinked with dynamic Schiff base bonds are sensitive to pH, temperature, L-lysine and pyridoxal.
Jinjin Chen, Jianxun Ding, Ying Zhang, Chunsheng Xiao, Xiuli Zhuang and Xuesi Chen
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01149J, Paper
A serials of poly(amino acid)-containing copolymers with gradient pH-sensitive side groups were synthesized through ring-opening reaction of succinic anhydride (SA), cis-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride (CDA), cis-aconitic anhydride (CA), and dimethylmaleic anhydride (DMMA)...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01108B, Paper
A series of five novel R-group di-functional phenyl dithiobenzoates have been prepared and utilized in the controlled reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) radical polymerization of 2-vinyl-4,4-dimethylazlactone (VDMA), yielding a series...
F. B. Madsen, I. Javakhishvili, R. E. Jensen, A. E. Daugaard, S. Hvilsted and A. L. Skov
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00919C, Paper
Multifunctional siloxane copolymers with terminal vinyl or allyl functional groups are synthesised through the borane-catalysed polycondensation of hydrosilanes and alkoxysilanes.
Jean-Rémi Pouliot, Bin Sun, Mikaël Leduc, Ahmed Najari, Yuning Li and M Leclerc
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01222D, Paper
Many diketopyrrolopyrrole-based (DPP) polymers have shown remarkable transport properties and to fabricate cost efficient materials, the new direct (hetero)arylation polymerization (DHAP) could become a valuable tool. Although the DHAP offers...
Abdolrasoul Soleimani, Aneta Borecki and Elizabeth R. Gillies
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00996G, Paper
A photodegradable poly(ester amide) was developed. An amphiphilic graft copolymer derivative with paclitaxel conjugated via ester linkages formed micelles that released paclitaxel in response to UV light.
Soo Hyon Lee, Mathieu A. Ayer, Roberto Vadrucci, Christoph Weder and Yoan C. Simon
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00920G, Communication
The study probes the influence of the chromophore content on the upconversion properties of polymer glasses.
Karoline Täuber, Filippo Marsico, Frederik R. Wurm and Bernhard Schartel
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00830H, Paper
A structurally novel hyperbranched halogen-free poly(phosphoester) is proposed as a promising future flame retardant in poly(ester)s and epoxy resins.
Rajeev Kumar, Priyadarsi De, Bin Zheng, Kuo-Wei Huang, Jack Emert and Rudolf Faust
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01039F, Paper
The kinetics and mechanism of the polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by FeCl3•ether complexes in hexanes at 0 °C was investigated. The polymerization rates increased in the diisopropyl ether < 2-chloroethyl...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01096E, Paper
New base-sensitive silicone resins bearing base-amplifying units that autocatalytically transform into aliphatic primary or secondary amino groups were designed and synthesized. Photogenerated amines generated from photobase generators by 254 nm...
Henri CRAMAIL, Grau Etienne, Estelle Rix, Gaétane Céglia, Julien Bajt, Guillaume Chollet and Heroguez Valérie
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00960F, Communication
Polyurethane-urea latex particles were synthesized by miniemulsion polyaddition of fatty acid-based diol derivatives and isophorone diisocyanate. The influence of the solid content, the surfactant and the hydrophobic agent was studied....

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