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Nianqi An, Qiang Zhang, Jing Wang, Cui Liu, Luqing Shi, Lihua Liu, Ludi Deng and Yan Lu
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02001A, Paper
A new ratiometric probe for ATP was designed based on the binding-induced modulation of FRET coupled with the ACQ sensing mechanism.
Marc Guerre, Judith Schmidt, Yeshayahu Talmon, Bruno Améduri and Vincent Ladmiral
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02137A, Communication
This study is the first report of the synthesis and self-assembly in water of an amphiphilic PVDF-b-PVA block copolymer.
Ana Cenacchi Perreira, Samuel Pearson, Dessislava Kostadinova, Fabrice Leroux, Franck D'Agosto, Muriel Lansalot, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami and Vanessa Prévot
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01742H, Paper
Successful encapsulation of LDH nanoplatelets into latex particles.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY90013A, Correction
Gilles Desmet, Maarten Sabbe, Dagmar D'hooge, Pieter Espeel, Sensu Celasun, Guy B. Marin, Filip Du Prez and Marie-Francoise Reyniers
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00005G, Paper
The thiol-Michael addition of ethanethiol to ethyl acrylate, methyl vinylsulfone and maleimide initiated by ethyl-, diethyl-, triethylamine and triethylphosphine in tetrahydrofuran (THF) is investigated at room temperature in concentrations ranging...
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01929C, Paper
To address the dynamic instability, premature burst drug release, and lack of intracellular stimuli-sensitivity of current polymeric nanocarriers, a novel type of reduction- and thermo-sensitive core-cross-linked polypeptide hybrid micelle was developed.
Shaojian Lin, Anindita Das and Patrick Theato
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01996J, Paper
The synthesis and self-assembly study of CO2-responsive graft copolymers fabricated from a “graft-to” strategy based on pentafluorophenyl esters as grafting sites.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01859A, Paper
The air/water-tolerant chiral Pd alkyl complexes/borate systems promote the norbornene polymerization both in air and water using unpretreated technical grade solvent and monomer with extremely high activity up to 1.7 × 109 g PNB per molPd per h.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02034H, Communication
The photoinitiators used in light mediated hydrogelation have been limited due to cytotoxicity and solubility issues.
David Huesmann, Kristina Klinker and Matthias Barz
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01817C, Review Article
We summarize recent strategies for the synthesis of orthogonally reactive polypeptides and polypeptoids by direct and post-polymerization approaches.
Youfu Zhang, Chuanbing Huang, Xinxin Wang, Qaiser Mahmood, Xiang Hao, Xinquan Hu, Cunyue Guo, Gregory Solan and Wen Hua Sun
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02089E, Paper
A new family of strained imino-cyclopenta[b]pyridines, 7-(ArN)-6-Me2C8H5N (Ar = 2,6-Me2Ph (L1), 2,6-Et2Ph (L2), 2,4,6-Me3Ph (L3), 2,6-Et2-4-MePh (L4), 2,6-i-Pr2Ph (L5)), have been synthesized in reasonable yield by a sequence of reactions...
Ulrich Sigmar Schubert, Turgay Yildirim, Ilknur Yildirim, Roberto Ryanez, Steffi Stumpf, Carolin Fritzsche, Stephanie Hoeppener, Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez and Stephanie Schubert
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01927G, Paper
A series of dual pH- and ultrasound responsive statistical copolymers was synthesized via the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization of 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran (DHP) protected HEMA 2-((tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)ethyl methacrylate (THP-HEMA) and 2-(dimethylamino)...
Hatice Turgut, Aaron Christoph Schmidt, Parvesh Wadhwani, Alexander Welle, Rouven Müller and Guillaume Delaittre
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02108E, Communication
The para-fluoro–thiol reaction (PFTR) is performed for the first time in aqueous media. A water-soluble model scaffold based on poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) and incorporating pentafluorostyrene units was synthesized by nitroxide-mediated copolymerization. The...
Li Wang, Wei Liu, Ling-Xiang Guo, Baoping Lin, Xueqin Zhang, Ying Sun and Hong Yang
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02096H, Paper
Monodomain liquid crystalline elastomers (LCEs) with anisotropic, loosely crosslinked polymeric matrices, have attracted intense scientific attention due to their widespread applications in stimuli-responsive soft actuators. However, traditional synthetic pathways towards...
Yong Zuo, Junrui Yu, Xiaojun Liu, Peng Cao, Pengfei Song, Rongmin Wang and Yubing Xiong
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02231F, Paper
Azo-incorporated PIL nanogels can undergo reversible photo-mediated association and dissociation, and they can also be used as the building blocks to fabricate photo-responsive supramolecular system.
Beiyue Shao, Xinju Zhu, Kyle N. Plunkett and David A. Vanden Bout
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01871H, Paper
In this manuscript, we report a design strategy to control polychromophore polymer folding at the single molecule level through hydrogen-bonding (H-bonding) interactions.
Hongyan Yao, Na Zhang, Ningning Song, Kunzhi Shen, Pengfei Huo, Shiyang Zhu, Yunhe Zhang and Shaowei Guan
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01814A, Paper
A series of microporous polyimide networks were prepared via a novel two-step pathway combining polymerization and crosslinking reactions.
Xiaolu Michel, Stéphane Fouquay, Guillaume Michaud, Frédéric Simon, Jean-Michel Brusson, Philippe Roquefort, Thierry Aubry, Jean-François Carpentier and Sophie M. Guillaume
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02092E, Paper
Low viscosity liquid α,ω-bis(trialkoxysilyl) telechelic copolyolefins are reported.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01751G, Paper
This work presents the synthesis and thermoresponsiveness of a random acrylamide copolymer in alcohol–water mixtures and discusses cononsolvency phenomena.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01863G, Paper
The cross-linking structures of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB)-cured acrylic copolymer resins prepared with pentaerithritol triacrylate and 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (VP) mixtures were characterized using high resolution MALDI-TOFMS combined with supercritical methanolysis.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02004F, Paper
This article reports a new strategy to prepare homopolymers with CO2 and O2 responsiveness via the installation of CO2- and O2-responsive functionalities in the same repeated unit.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01643J, Paper
A star-shaped single-polymer system with simultaneous RGB emission has been developed, achieving high-color-quality saturated white electroluminescence.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01425A, Paper
Functionalisation of polymers using organosilanes via nucleophilic attack of the epoxide rings is successful under mild pH when the polymers contain carboxylic groups.
M. Benedetti, T. R. Congdon, S. P. Bassett, M. Alauhdin, S. M. Howdle, D. M. Haddleton, R. Pisano, M. Sangermano and T. L. Schiller
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01782G, Communication
Polymeric microcapusles have been synthesised with a markedly more hydrophillic monomer than previously reported, triethylene glycol divinyl ether, using cationic photopolymerisation in an aqueous environment.
Yi Cao, Min Liu, Guangyue Zu, Ye Kuang, Xiaoyan Tong, Dangsheng Xiong and Renjun Pei
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01819J, Paper
To explore a convenient and efficient strategy for constructing tumor-targeted T1 mCAs for MRI, hyperbranched poly(glycerol) prepared in one-pot was used to conjugate gadolinium chelates and folic acid ligands through “click chemistry”.

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The ongoing research activities in the field of lignocellulosic biomass for production of value-added chemicals and polymers that can be utilized to replace petroleum-based materials are reviewed.
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00263J
Published: 05 May 2015
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Recent advances in the fine topology regulation of hyperbranched polymers from an A2 + B3 strategy were presented from the perspectives of topology description and architecture control.
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00409A
Published: 30 Mar 2016
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This work developed the first example of PET-ATRP using a reductive pathway, which provides new opportunities for the synthesis of well-controlled polymer architectures through a photochemical approach.
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01765C
Published: 26 Nov 2015

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