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Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00289G, Paper
A series of long chain branched polycarbonates (LCB-PCs) was prepared with unique topological structures and significantly enhanced ESC properties.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00654J, Paper
One-pot polycondensation reaction of triethoxyvinylsilane (A-151) with excessive neopentyl glycol (NPG) is employed as an efficient and facile methodology to the synthesis of novel hyperbranched polysiloxanes contemporaneously bearing plenty of...
Linlin Liu, Hongcheng Gao, Yupeng Li, Muddasir Hanif, Chuan Li, Yu Gao, Bing Yang, Zengqi Xie and Yuguang Ma
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00180G, Communication
A synergistic effect of cis/trans-isomerization and photocyclization makes photocyclization of a six membered ring efficient.
Francesc Estrany, Aureli Calvet, Luis J. del Valle, Jordi Puiggalí and Carlos Alemán
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00437G, Paper
Hollow poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) nano- and microtubes have been successfully prepared using an approach designed to overcome the limitations of the template-assisted approach.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00539J, Paper
Post-cross-metathesis thiol-Michael addition affords functionally diverse cellulose esters.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00632A, Paper
Polynorbornenes containing mesogenic side groups with a controlled number and substituted position were synthesized and their mesomorphic properties were systematically investigated.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00449K, Paper
A photo-active amphiphilic polymer containing a photosensitizer with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics was developed for light-responsive cytosolic drug release to overcome drug resistance.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00542J, Communication
A novel supramolecular fluorescent system was successfully constructed by orthogonal self-assembly of host-guest and metal-ligand interactions. By controlling the non-covalent interactions in different ways, the system exhibits diverse fluorescent switching...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00605A, Paper
In a common RAFT dispersion polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA) formulation, R-type macro-RAFT agents with a solvophilic chain attached at the leaving group side are normally used to mediate the polymerization,...
Dong Wang, Qingsen Guo, Hong Gao, Zhou Yang, Yan Xing, Hui Cao, Wan li He, Huihui Wang, Jianming Gu and Huiying Hu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00106H, Paper
A new linear polymer containing the dialkylaniline-substituted electron-rich alkynes in the side chains was designed and synthesized by the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloadition(CuAAC). Subsequently, donor-acceptor chromophores were introduced into the side...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00675B, Review Article
Hybrid organic/inorganic materials comprised of well-defined polymers have been widely recognized for a variety of applications due to their extraordinary properties based on the combination of the different building compositions....
Fangfang Yu, Liwei Cao, Zhao Hui Meng, Naibo Lin and Xiang-Yang Liu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00350H, Paper
A study on the cross-linking of fluorinated acrylate and siloxane waterborne polyurethanes was carried out in order to improve the waterproof performances. Trimethylolpropane-tris-(β-N-aziridinyl) propionate was employed as a simple, fast...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00275G, Paper
Three conjugated poly(tetraphenylethene)s grafted with dibenzo-24-crown-8 (DB24C8) groups, P-O, P-M and P-P, have been synthesized via Suzuki cross-coupling polymerization, in which the tetraphenylethene (TPE) units are connected at the ortho,...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00525J, Paper
It is still a challenging issue to combine the coupling reaction and free radical polymerization (FRP) for well-controlled and efficient synthesis of polyacrylates bearing cyclic carbonate group from carbon dioxide...
Paola Morelli, Xavier Martin-Benlloch, Romain Tessier, Jerome Waser, Naomi Sakai and Stefan Matile
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00562D, Paper
Hypervalent iodine terminators are introduced to secure synthetic access to doubly-labeled cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s.
Mojtaba Enayati, Ryan L. Jezorek, Michael Monteiro and Virgil Percec
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00353B, Paper
A solution of a hydrophobic nonpolar acrylate such as n-butyl acrylate (BA) in a large diversity of alcohols is immiscible with a solution containing tris(2-dimethylaminoethyl)amine (Me6-TREN) and Cu(II)Br2 in water....
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00500D, Communication
A photo-responsive ternary host-guest molecular recognition motif between cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) and 1,1-dimethyl-4,4-bipyridinium dication (DMV2+) and azobenzene derivative (Trans-2) in water was applied in this paper to construct a cross-linked supramolecular...
Keren Zhang, Kevin J. Drummey, Nicholas G. Moon, William D. Chiang and Timothy E. Long
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00426A, Communication
Styrenic DABCO salt monomers enabled synthesis of microphase-separated ionomers with doubly-charged pendant groups.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00576D, Communication
A novel fluoro-containing dendrimeric macromolecule with cyclic siloxane as the core and aryl-trifluorovinyl-ether (–OCF[double bond, length as m-dash]CF2) units as the arms was reported.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00515B, Paper
New thermoresponsive polymers of N-ester-substituted polyacrylamides were discovered, and the N-ester-substitute exerting a great influence on the solution property was demonstrated.
Ionel A. Dinu, Jason T. Duskey, Anja Car, Cornelia G. Palivan and Wolfgang Meier
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00343E, Paper
A simple and versatile strategy using cationic amphiphilic diblock copolymers synthesized by a combination of ATRP and post-polymerization quaternization to prepare photo-responsive nanocarriers showing slow-release properties and low cytotoxicity was reported.
Laurie Despax, Juliette Fitremann, Mathias Destarac and Simon Harrisson
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00499G, Communication
Dilute (<1 wt%) aqueous solutions of ultrahigh molecular weight triblock copolymers (with Mn up to 500 000 g mol−1) comprising a long central hydrophilic block of polydimethylacrylamide and shorter terminal blocks of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) form gels on heating.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00359A, Paper
Novel associative nanoparticles (ANPs) are synthesized by grafting poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-stearyl methacrylate) polymer brushes on silica nanoparticles by using surface-mediated living radical polymerization.
Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Patricia R. Bachler and Brent S. Sumerlin
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00571C, Minireview
RAFT-mediated self-condensing vinyl polymerization is a promising synthetic tool to create well-defined hyperbranched polymers.
Dehua Li, Jinhui Jiang, Qiutong Huang, Guang Wang, Meiduo Zhang and Jianzhong Du
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00490C, Paper
We report a compound micelle based on a naphthopyran-containing copolymer and a fluorophore-containing copolymer for light-triggered “on–off” switching of fluorescence.

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