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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Marc Planellas, Maria M. Pérez-Madrigal, Luís J. del Valle, Sophio Kobauri, Ramaz Katsarava, Carlos Alemán and Jordi Puiggalí
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01243G, Paper
Electroactive scaffolds with up to 90 wt% of polythiophene are prepared by electrospinning using a poly(ester urea) carrier.
Christopher K. Lyon, Alka Prasher, Ashley M. Hanlon, Bryan T. Tuten, Christian A. Tooley, Peter G. Frank and Erik B. Berda
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01217H, Review Article
In this review we outline the various methods that have been explored to synthesize architecturally defined nanoparticles from discrete polymer chains, summarize the methods of characterization that are required to prove their formation and probe their morphology, and introduce a number of potential applications.
Martin Hufnagel, Matthias Fischer, Thomas Thurn-Albrecht and Mukundan Thelakkat
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01357C, Paper
A PC71BM-grafted donor–acceptor block copolymer with enhanced absorption showing a periodic nanostructure of 37 nm both in bulk and in thin films was synthesized by combining KCTP and CRP methods.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01284D, Paper
A class of luminescent nanoporous inorganic–organic hybrid polymers has been synthesized by the Heck coupling of octavinylsilsesquioxane with aromatic bromide monomers. The resulting materials exhibit porous and luminescent features, and show picric acid sensing behaviour.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01303D, Communication
This communication describes supramolecular polymers fabricated by thiol–ene click polymerization from supramonomers.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01294A, Paper
Phosphonate moieties on the side chain make donor polymers suitable for polymer solar cells processed with non-halogenated solvent.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01212G, Communication
A new type of fluorescent polymeric micelle was developed by the aqueous self-assembly from amphiphilic block copolymers via click chemistry and showed good potential for application in cell imaging with good biocompatibility. Notably, P1 can readily serve as an excellent intracellular pH sensor in whole living cells based on PET inhibition
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01229A, Paper
A facile synthesis of novel bridge-like polymer was accomplished by the combined procedure of metathesis cyclopolymerization (MCP) and acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization. A telechelic double-stranded polyacetylene (PA) with two...
Petra Bouten, Dietmar Hensen, Maarten Vergaelen, Bryn Monnery, Marcel Boerman, Hannelore Goossens, Saron Catak, Jan C M van Hest, Veronique Van Speybroeck and Richard Hoogenboom
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01373E, Communication
Kinetic studies on the homo- and copolymerization of 2-methoxycarboxyethyl-2-oxazoline (MestOx) with 2-methyl-2-oxazoline (MeOx) and 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline (EtOx) were performed. For the homopolymerisation of MestOx an increased propagation rate constant was observed...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01323A, Communication
A hexa-component system has been successfully developed for simple polymer-conjugation on carbon nanotube. The well-known Ugi reaction has been recognized as a multicomponent click (MCC) reaction to efficiently collaborate with...
Ying-Hsuan Chou, Hsuan-Chun Chang, Cheng-Liang Liu and Wen-Chang Chen
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01213E, Review Article
A review on polymeric charge storage electrets for constructing non-volatile organic field effect memory devices is presented.
Chengcai Pang, Jie Zhang, Qiufen Zhang, Guolin Wu, Yinong Wang and Jianbiao Ma
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01090F, Paper
Two series of bio-based poly(ether–ester)s prepared from vanillic acid and linear α,ω-diols have been successfully synthesized by the direct esterification method. The mechanical properties of these poly(ether–ester)s are excellent, making them suitable materials for some practical applications.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01135J, Paper
A novel coating polymer LPHF is developed for the first time to elevate the transfection efficiency of DP binary polyplexes in vitro and in vivo.
Yiwen Li, Hao Su, Xueyan Feng, Kan Yue, Zhao Wang, Zhiwei Lin, Xiulin Zhu, Qiang Fu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Stephen Cheng and Wen-Bin Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01360C, Paper
The combined utilization of chemoselective “click” chemistry allows for the preparation of well-defined macromolecules with complex compositions and architectures. In this article, we employed the sequential “click” strategy to further...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01215A, Paper
Coumarin-based, photo-cross-linkable core–shell bottlebrush copolymers were synthesized by a grafting-from approach. Hollow cylindrical nanocapsules were generated by selective, metal-free shell photo-cross-linking followed by hydrolytic core removal.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01322K, Paper
The (salen)Cr(III)- and (salen)Co(III)-catalyzed copolymerization reactions between a variety of epoxides with CO2 were studied by computational methods, and these findings were compared with experimental observations. The displacement of a...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01070A, Paper
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and thiophene based homopolymer were synthesized by self acid-assisted polycondensation (SAAP) based on mono-halogen substituted thiophene derivative monomers. Detailed characterizations of the obtained polymers were carried out by...
Si-Yong Qin, Hua-Fang Jiang, Meng-Yun Peng, Qi Lei, Renxi Zhuo and Xian-Zheng Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01237B, Communication
A novel peptide amphiphile was elegantly designed to adopt an irregular secondary structure. The peptide could self-assemble into dendritic nanofibers, further yield the peacock-feather-like nanofibers with the deposition of inorganic...
Jason Morris, Sofia Telitel, Kathryn E. Fairfull-Smith, Steven E. Bottle, Jacques Lalevée, Jean-Louis Clément, Yohann Guillaneuf and Didier Gigmes
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01270D, Paper
The combination of thermally- and photochemically-induced polymerization using light sensitive alkoxyamines was investigated.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00931B, Paper
The AgNPs could adhere to the bacterial membrane through electrostatic force, then damage the bacterial membrane irreversibly and lead to bacterial apoptosis finally.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01298D, Paper
We herein reported a new strategy to fabricate novel well-defined alternating copolymers of poly(VBCDEG-alt-SaAEMI)s which were synthesized via alternating RAFT copolymerization of para-methoxydiethylene glycol-substituted styrenes (VBCDEG) and N-(2-salicylaldehyde-aminoethyl)maleimides (SaAEMI). 1H...
Nane Vanparijs, Samarendra Maji, Benoit Louage, Lenny Voorhaar, Duchan R. Laplace, Qilu Zhang, Yang Shi, Wim Hennink, Richard Hoogenboom and Bruno De Geest
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01224K, Paper
Efficient polymer-protein conjugation is a crucial step in the design of many therapeutic protein formulations including nanoscopic vaccine formulations, antibody-drug conjugates and to enhance the in vivo behaviour of proteins....
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01346H, Paper
Herein, amphiphilic/fluorous random copolymers bearing poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) chains and perfluorinated alkane pendants were developed as novel non-cytotoxic polymers for protein conjugation. Three kinds of random copolymers with different initiating...
Zhentan Lu, Xinge Zhang, Yu Zhao, Yinan Xue, Tingting Zhai, Zhongming Wu and Chaoxing Li
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00715H, Paper
The macromolecular photosensitizer could bind and eliminate bacteria efficiently.
Yuwei Gu, Junfei Zhao, Qingqing Liu, Xiangqiang Pan, Wei Zhang, Zhengbiao Zhang and Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01248H, Communication
A facile approach to synthesize GMA polymers using Fe(0)/RAFT agent mediated control radical polymerization.

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