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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
Impact Factor 5.368 24 Issues per Year Immediacy Index: 1.713
 
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Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01125B, Paper
A robust and simple synthesis of nano-size oblate to dumbbell shaped polymeric anisotropic particles using RAFT mediated emulsion polymerization is presented. The particle synthesis relies on the property that monomer...
 
Jean-Rémi Pouliot, Bin Sun, Mikaël Leduc, Ahmed Najari, Yuning Li and Mario Leclerc
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
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.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01096E, Paper
Base-sensitive silicone resins bearing base-amplifying units that autocatalytically transform into aliphatic secondary amino groups were designed and synthesized to be applied for positive-working photoresists.
 
Ying-Hsuan Chou, Hsuan-chun Chang, Cheng-Liang Liu and Wen-Chang Chen
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01213E, Review Article
In this review, we present the effects of chemical structure and composition of polymer or composite electrets on tuning the memory characteristics of the nonvolatile organic field effect transistor (OFET)...
 
Guolin Wu, Chengcai Pang, Jie Zhang, Qiufen Zhang, Yinong Wang and Jianbiao Ma
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01090F, Paper
Two series of bio-based poly(ether-ester)s from vanillic acid and linear α,ω-diols HO-(CH2)m-OH (m = 2, 3, 4, 10) have been successfully synthesized by the direct esterification method. These poly(ether-ester)s were...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01043D, Paper
A new FTIR–SEC coupling method provides correlated information about the molecular weight distribution and the chemical composition and has the potential to be applied as a standard SEC detector.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01108B, Paper
Five R-group di-functional dithiobenzoates have been prepared and used in the reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of 2-vinyl-4,4-dimethylazlactone.
 
Zhangjun Huang, Xunwei Liu, Shuangshuang Chen, Qinghua Lu and Gang Sun
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00967C, Paper
Injectable and cross-linkable polyphosphazene hydrogel for space-filling scaffolds.
 
Min Ju Cho, Jicheol Shin, Tae Ryang Hong, Hyun Ah Um, Tae Wan Lee, Gyeong Woo Kim, Jang Hyuk Kwon and Dong Hoon Choi
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01112K, Paper
New DPP-based conjugated polymers containing long conjugated donor monomers were synthesized to investigate device performance in thin-film transistors and photovoltaic cells.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00954A, Paper
Three microporous spiro-centered poly(benzimidazole) networks were synthesized based on the condensation of di-/trialdehyde with 3,3,3',3'-tetramethyl-1,1'-spirobisindane-5,5',6,6'-tatrone in refluxing glacial acetic acid containing ammonium acetate.
 
Fehaid Alsubaie, Athina Anastasaki, Paul Wilson and David Haddleton
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01066C, Paper
Aqueous single electron transfer living radical polymerization (SET-LRP) has been employed to synthesize ‘pseudo’ and true multi-block copolymers of a range of acrylamide monomers including N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAm), 2-hydroxyethyl acrylamide (HEAm),...
 
Yan Kang, Anaïs Pitto-Barry, Helen Willcock, Wen-Dong Quan, Nigel Kirby, Ana M. Sanchez and Rachel K. O'Reilly
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01074D, Paper
The synthesis of nucleobase-containing polymers was successfully performed by RAFT dispersion polymerization in both chloroform and 1,4-dioxane and self-assembly was induced by the polymerizations.
 
T. Etrych, J. Strohalm, M. Šírová, B. Tomalová, P. Rossmann, B. Říhová, K. Ulbrich and M. Kovář
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01120A, Paper
The star polymer-docetaxel conjugates exert a much higher therapeutic activity and yet a lower systemic toxicity than free DTX.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01147C, Paper
A combination of the Passerini reaction and RAFT polymerization is used to produce novel (co)polymers carrying double bond, protected triple bond, protected alcohol, pentafluorophenyl, and diene side group functionality.
 
Chunsheng Xiao, Jianxun Ding, Lili Ma, Chenguang Yang, Xiuli Zhuang and Xuesi Chen
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01156B, Paper
We demonstrated herein a kind of thermal and oxidation dual responsive polymer with novel structure of alternating hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments in the backbone. The polymers were facilely synthesized by...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00931B, Paper
With increasing concern over drug-resistant bacteria infections, in particular hospital-acquired infections, there is urgent need for effective and safe antibacterial agents. Herein, a study aiming at developing an ideal antibacterial...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00960F, Communication
High solid content of aqueous fatty acid-based PU latexes.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01062K, Paper
The fluorescence of a carboxylic azo monomer and its homopolymer was studied in solution, which can be controlled by solvent polarity, pH value and photoirradiation.
 
Tuba Erdogan Bedri, Çiğdem Bilir, Elif Unveren, A. Levent Demirel and Umit Tunca
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00994K, Paper
A series of well-defined novel multiarm star block copolymer ionomers with an average of 6, 11 and 15 arms, sulfonated polystyrene-block-poly(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropyl methacrylate) (SPS-b-PFPMA), were prepared via a combination of atom...
 
Dong Chen, Jianyi Zhan, Mingming Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jiaju Tao, Danting Tang, Ailin Shen, Yuqiu Hua and Shouchun Yin
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01206B, Communication
A fluorescent supramolecular polymer with aggregation induced emission properties formed by crown ether-based host-guest interactions was prepared. It can be used as a fluorescent sensor for Pd2+ ions.
 
Vivek Arjunan Vasantha, Satyasankar Jana, Serina Siew Chen Lee, Chin-Sing Lim, Serena Teo, Anbanandam Parthiban and G. Julius Vancso
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01113A, Paper
A new class of dual hydrophilic diblock copolymers (BCPs) possessing poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and zwitterionic polysulfabetaine (PSB) was synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. These BCPs formed schizophrenic...
 
Yang Bai, Xiaodong Fan, Wei Tian, Tingting Liu, Hao Yao, Zhen Yang, Haitao Zhang and Wanbin Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01092B, Paper
Tuning the morphology of supramolecular hyperbranched polymers (SHPs) in solution has theoretical and practical significance in SHP applications. This study successfully achieved SHP morphology transitions from branched supramolecular structures to...
 
Long Feng, Wenxiang Zhu, Chuncheng Li, Guohu Guan, Yaonan Xiao, Dong Zhang and Liuchun Zheng
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00976B, Paper
A new family of high-molecular-weight poly(isosorbide carbonate-co-butylene terephthalate)s (PICBTs) partially based on renewable isosorbide (Is) were prepared by incorporating 1,4-butanediol (BD) and dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) into poly(isosorbide carbonate) (PIC), via...
 
Q. Fu, J. Xu, K. Ladewig, T. M. A. Henderson and G. G. Qiao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01123F, Paper
Nontoxic and acid-degradable polymer vesicles were synthesized as drug carriers. In vitro dose–response cytotoxicity studies suggested that the drug-loaded polymer vesicles were more efficient in delivering cis-platin into cancer cells compared to the internalization of the free drug.
 
Yiren Zhang, Gan Chen, Yiliu Lin, Lifang Zhao, Wang Zhang Yuan, Ping Lu, Cathy K. W. Jim, Yongming Zhang and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01164C, Paper
Thiol–bromo click polymerization offers a convenient method to fabricate multifunctional polymers with a rational molecular design.
 

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