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Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01617K, Communication
Herein, the themes of coordination-driven self-assembly, host–guest interactions, and supramolecular polymerization are unified in an orthogonal fashion to deliver main-chain supramolecular polycatenanes.
Bo Wang, Thomas Blin, Aleksandr Kakinen, Xinwei Ge, Emily H Pilkington, John F Quinn, Michael R Whittaker, Thomas P. Davis, Pu Chun Ke and F Ding
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01480A, Communication
To provide a molecular insight for guiding polymer coating in surface science and nanotechnology, here we examined the structures of brushed polyethylene glycol(bPEG)- and phosphorylcholine(bPC)-grafted iron oxide nanoparticles and analyzed...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01388K, Communication
Allylboration is a versatile and robust tool for the one-pot, catalyst free post-polymerization functionalization of novel borylated 1,4-cis-poly(butadiene) from insertion copolymerization.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01472K, Paper
Hydrophilic luminescent lanthanide polymers Poly-[MVPS]2[Ln(NO3)5] (Ln = Sm (P1), Eu (P2), Tb (P3)) were designed and characterized. Benefit from the methylation process of poly(4-vinylpyridinium-co-styrene) (PVPS), we switch the hydrophobicity of...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01495J, Paper
Synthesis of hybrid materials is an important topic of research for the design of new materials and development of industrial applications. Among the numerous pathways reported in the literature, concomitant...
F. Mastrotto, A. F. Breen, G. Sicilia, S. Murdan, A. D. Johnstone, G. E. Marsh, C. Grainger-Boultby, N. A. Russell, C. Alexander and G. Mantovani
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01292B, Paper
A ‘fast RAFT’ strategy that allows the engineering of drug-containing polymer vesicles in only a few hours, starting from functional monomers.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01447J, Paper
The preparation of polymer-silica hybrid nanoparticles of various morphologies is reported.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01399F, Paper
Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) semitelechelic Aβ17–19 peptide which initiated polymerization of γ-benzyl L-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride (BLG-NCA) was studied to prepare peptide–polypeptide conjugates with α-helical conformation.
Benzhao He, Shijie Zhen, Yongwei Wu, Rongrong Hu, Zujin Zhao, Anjun Qin and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01501H, Paper
The first example of Cu(I)-catalyzed regio-specific and stereo-selective amino-yne click polymerization was established.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01188H, Paper
Prodrug (gemcitabine)-based polymer coated nanodiamonds as stimuli-responsive drug delivery platforms for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Liliana Gustini, Cristina Lavilla, Lasse Finzel, Bart Adrianus Johannes Noordover, Marco Hendrix and Cor Koning
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01339B, Paper
Bio-based sorbitol-containing polyester polyols were synthesized via enzymatic polycondensation. The selectivity of the biocatalyst for primary vs. secondary hydroxyl groups allowed for the preparation of close to linear renewable polyester...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01623E, Communication
Novel dynamic single-chain polymeric nanoparticles not only significantly improve drug transport efficiency in vitro but can also reside stably and facilitate precisely triggered drug-release in tumor-like microenvironments.
Da Huang, Fei Yang, Xing Wang, Hong Shen, Yezi You and Decheng Wu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01511E, Communication
Well-defined POSS hybrid polyacetal dendrimers functionalized with terminal polyethylene glycol and zwitterion could assemble into pH-responsive degradable micelles and nanofibers.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01358A, Paper
This paper reports two structurally unique aggregation-induced emission (AIE) polymers that are fully constructed by AIE luminogen tetraphenyl or triphenyl ethene units. Their applications as paper sensors are studied.
Debobrato Das, Devin Gerboth, Almar Postma, Selvi Srinivasan, Hanna Kern, Jasmin Chen, Daniel M. Ratner, Patrick S. Stayton and Anthony J. Convertine
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01172A, Paper
Hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and combinations of these monomers were directly (co)polymerized via RAFT polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA) in acetic acid.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01351A, Paper
A synthetic polymer requiring a long-range homochiral sequence (>50 repeating units) to fold into a helical conformation has been prepared.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01131D, Paper
A novel biodegradable PHBV-based polyurethane was designed and synthesized by using PHBV, MDI and PEG.
B. Sutisna, G. Polymeropoulos, E. Mygiakis, V. Musteata, K.-V. Peinemann, D.-M. Smilgies, N. Hadjichristidis and S. P. Nunes
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01401A, Paper
Membranes based on poly(styrene-b-4-hydroxystyrene-b-styrene) were prepared with nanochannels for preferential transport of proteins with molecular weight 14.3 kg mol−1 and rejection of neutral polyethylene glycol molecules with molecular size of 10 kg mol−1.
Yaochen Zheng, Shengying Cai, Li Peng, Yu Jin, Han Xu, Zhulin Weng, Zhengguo Gao, Bo Zhao and Chao Gao
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01343K, Paper
We coin a new term of group interval-controlled polymers (GICPs) to describe the unique structure of macromolecules with a tunable functional group interval. The precise control of a polymer main...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01330A, Paper
A new conjugated polymer with nanographenes shows excellent dispersibility in N-cyclohexyl-2-pyrrolidone and remarkable emission from exfoliated nanographenes.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01489E, Paper
Three new donor–acceptor–donor type monomers bearing 2,7- or 3,6-linked carbazoles as the donor unit and diketopyrrolopyrrole as the acceptor unit were synthesized via a Suzuki cross coupling reaction.
Trang N. T. Phan, Adèle Ferrand, Hien The Ho, Livie Liénafa, Marion Rollet, Sébastien Maria, Renaud Bouchet and Didier Gigmes
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01004K, Paper
A series of water-soluble styrene and propyl (meth)acrylate based monomers bearing a sulfonyl(trifluoromethane sulfonyl) imide (STFSI) group was prepared.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01152G, Paper
ω-Hydroxy functionalized poly(vinylidene fluoride) prepared in a water-based non-fluorinated solvent by iodine transfer copolymerization VDF and 1234yf.
Placido Mineo, Antonio Rescifina, Antonio Abbadessa, Roberto Rapisardi, Andrea Scamporrino and Fabiola Spitaleri
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01326K, Paper
This work regards the synthesis of copolymers having photochromic azobenzene groups in the main chain, obtained by copolymerization between phosgene and suitable mixtures of azo-monomer and bisphenol-A. Moreover, we show...
Elina Kitiri, Costas Patrickios, Chrysovalantis Voutouri, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos, Ingo Hoffmann, Ralf Schweins and Michael Gradzielski
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01340F, Paper
This manuscript presents the preparation and study of a new double-network hydrogel system, comprising an amphiphilic, pH-responsive first polymer conetwork synthesized via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, and a...

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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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In this work, we demonstrate the use of organophotoredox catalysts under visible light to perform photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) for the polymerization of methacrylate monomers.
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01317D
Published: 04 Nov 2014
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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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