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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Andrew Holley, Keith Parsons, Wenming Wan, Daniel Lyons, Reid Bishop, Jack Correia, Faqing Huang and Charles McCormick
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00940A, Paper
Block ionomer complex (BIC) dissociation and the subsequent effects on gene “knockdown” are reported. Aqueous reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (aRAFT) polymerization was utilized to prepare a statistical macro chain transfer...
 
Niels M. B. Smeets, Mathew Patenaude, Dennis Kinio, Francis M. Yavitt, Emilia Bakaic, Fei-Chi Yang, Maikel Rheinstädter and Todd Hoare
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00810C, Paper
Injectable, in situ-gelling nanostructured oligo(lactic acid) modified poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) hydrogels have been prepared and characterized.
 
Dan Ouyang, Manjun Xiao, Dangqiang Zhu, Weiguo Zhu, Zhengkun Du, Ning Wang, Yuanhang Zhou, Xichang Bao and Renqiang Yang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01061B, Paper
In this work, we have synthesized two new quinoxaline derivatives: 2,3-bis(n- octylthiomethyl)-5,8-dibromoquinoxaline (QS) and 2,3-bis[(5-octylthio)thiophen- 2-yl]-5,8-dibromoquinoxaline (QTS); meanwhile, three new donor-accepor (D-A) copolymers: poly{4,8-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)-benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']-dithiophene-alt-2,3- bis(n-octylthiomethyl) quinoxaline} (PBDTQS), poly{4,8-bis(2-ethylhexyloxy)- benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']-dithiophene-alt-2,3-bis[(5-octylthio)thiophen-2-yl]quinoxaline}(PBDTQTS), and...
 
Thomas Josse, Julien De Winter, Philippe Dubois, Olivier Coulembier, Pascal Gerbaux and Antony Memboeuf
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01087F, Paper
A tandem mass spectrometry-based method is developed to determine the degree of purity achieved in the cyclization of a linear poly(L-Lactide) prepared by copper-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition. When proton nuclear magnetic...
 
Jiri Lapcik, Olinda Gimello, Vincent Ladmiral, Chadron Mark Friesen and Bruno AMEDURI
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00965G, Paper
The synthesis and characterization of a new oligo(hexafluoropropylene oxide)-b-oligo(ethylene oxide), oligo(HFPO)-b-oligo(PEG), diblock co-oligomer are presented. First, the model reactions dealing with the radical addition of 1-iodoperfluorohexane (C6F13I) onto allyl alcohol...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00917G, Paper
Controlled Suzuki-Miyaura catalyst-transfer polycondensations (SCTPs) of fluorene- and thiophene-based AB-type monomers have been demonstrated with a N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-based Pd complex, Pd(IPr)(OAc)2, as the catalyst. The number average molecular weights...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00855C, Paper
Hydrophilic polymer brushes based on poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether acrylate (P(PEGA454)) and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (P(PEGMA475)), both having a trithiocarbonate end group, were prepared in water:dioxane (9:1) at...
 
Lin Zhou, Mao Chen, Ying Guan and Yongjun Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00868E, Paper
Stimuli-responsive hydrogels whose swelling degree changes in response to certain external stimulus are usually constructed by the introduction of a functional group. Here we show that they can also be...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00726C, Paper
The uptake and release time-profiles of aldehydes from aqueous formulations can be fine tuned using hydrazide functional microgels.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01054J, Communication
Thermoresponsive polymeric photoswitches containing benzylidene oxazolone moieties were successfully synthesized and characterized. The LCST of the polymeric photoswitches could be tuned by isomerization of the benzylidene oxazolone moieties, accomplished with photoirradiation.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01042F, Communication
A linear supramolecular polymer with photo and pH dual-responsiveness and a supramolecular network were constructed based on the pillar[5]arene/secondary ammonium salt molecular recognition motif.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00975D, Paper
By introducing different numbers of thienyl spacers, the properties of D–A type polymers could be modulated, which provides a simple strategy for designing high-performance D–A type photovoltaic polymers based on the existing polymers.
 
Yuan Liu, Tianchi Xu, Lifen Zhang, Zhenping Cheng and Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00968A, Paper
A promising strategy was developed for the controlled synthesis of PMMA, which was catalyzed by the Fe(acac)3/PPh3 complex at 90 °C, using ethyl 2-bromophenylacetate (EBPA) as the initiator and ascorbic acid (AsAc) as the reducing agent.
 
Chengsha Wei, Mingming Chen, Jiaojiao Tao, Xibo Wu, Majid Khan, Dong Liu, Ningdong Huang and Liangbin Li
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00946K, Paper
In this paper, we described a new and simply method to produce degradable core cross-linking (CCL) micellar clusters that utilized CdS nanorods to assist thermal oxidation of polythiol segment of...
 
Sangbum Ahn, Kazuki Yabumoto, Yong Soo Jeong and Kazuo Akagi
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00849A, Paper
We designed and synthesised low bandgap poly(bithienylenemethine) and poly(terthienylenemethine) derivatives bearing arylene moieties in their side chains. These polymers consisted of alternating benzonoidal and quinoidal structures in the main chains....
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00780H, Paper
We report an approach to the fabrication of nanostructured thermoplastic elastomeric composites based on poly(styrene-b-butadiene-b-styrene) (SBS) crosslinked by polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS).
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00610K, Paper
Electroactive and electrochromic poly(amine–imide) films could be directly prepared on electrodes from diimide compounds TPA6F-DI and TPASO2-DI with triphenylamino end groups by electrochemical oxidative coupling.
 
Rossella Castagna, Roberto Momentè, Giorgio Pariani, Giuseppe Zerbi, Andrea Bianco and Chiara Bertarelli
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00722K, Paper
Homogeneous and defect-free PANI nanofibrous membranes were demonstrated with oxidative polymerization on a Nylon 6 electrospun wire-shaped template.
 
Ghislaine Robert-Nicoud, Roberto Donno, Christopher J. Cadman, Morgan R. Alexander and Nicola Tirelli
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00941J, Paper
Silicone surfaces were functionalized via deposition of silicone-containing amphiphilic block copolymers.
 
Chengqiang Gao, Shentong Li, Quanlong Li, Pengfei Shi, Sayyar Shah and Wangqing Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01069H, Paper
Bifunctional macromolecular RAFT (macro-RAFT) agent mediated polymerization affords one-step synthesis of BAB triblock copolymer, which may has special morphology. However, the bifunctional macro-RAFT agent mediated polymerization under heterogeneous condition is...
 
Limin Chen, Xia Zhao, Yuan Lin, Zhaohui Su and Qian Wang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00819G, Paper
A light- and chemical-responsive supramolecular hydrogel of bacteriophage M13 and hyaluronan has been developed.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00936C, Paper
Hybrid micelles for simple and spontaneous protein protection using easily controllable temperature as the sole trigger in an “on-demand” fashion.
 
Yiwen Li, Hao Su, Xueyan Feng, Zhao Wang, Kai Guo, Chrys Wesdemiotis , Qiang Fu, Stephen Cheng and Wen-Bin Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01103A, Paper
One of the challenges in the precise synthesis of giant surfactants lies in the homogenous functionalization of the head with bulky ligands. In this article, we report the use of...
 
Hui Yang, Yunhao Bai, Banglu Yu, Zhiqiang Wang and Xi Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01003E, Communication
Supramolecular polymers bearing disulfide bonds have successfully been fabricated by combining dynamic covalent bonds with host–guest chemistry.
 
Xuchao Wang, Lei Zhao, Shiyang Shao, Junqiao Ding, Lixiang Wang, Xiabin Jing and Fosong Wang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00698D, Paper
A new strategy to tailor the charge transfer effect in PSFs by engineering the electron-donating ability of the spiro-conjugated side chains has been demonstrated in this paper.
 

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