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Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01195K, Paper
Many applications of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels necessitate robust control over particle size.
Xiao Wang, Yuan Gao, Wenjie Wang, Anjun Qin, Jing Zhi Sun and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01175F, Paper
A series of poly (diphenyl substituted acetylenes) (PDSAs) were prepared through post-polymerization modification strategy. Primary amine, tertiary amine and quaternized ammonium functionalities were successfully and efficiently attached onto the skeleton...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01019A, Paper
N-Ferrocenylsulfonyl-2-methylaziridine (fcMAz) is the first aziridine-based monomer functionalized at the sulfonamide and the first organometallic aziridine for the anionic ROP. It was polymerized to homo and copolymers (block or statistical) with adjustable molecular weights.
David Pahovnik, Janja Majer, Ema Žagar and Sebastijan Kovačič
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01122E, Paper
Highly porous hydrogels based on functionalized glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) have been successfully prepared through the high internal phase oil-in-water emulsions.
Shi-Xi Li, Lei Liu, Liu-Jie Zhang, Bo Wu, Cai-Xia Wang, Wei Zhou, Ren-Xi Zhuo and Shi-Wen Huang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00874G, Paper
An amphiphilic block copolymer PLA-SS-PAEMA/DMMA was used to encapsulate and deliver Doxorubicin for synergetic enhancement of antitumor efficacy by the combinational effect of charge-reversal on cellular uptake and reduction-sensitivity on intracellular DOX release.
Yu Qi, Chen Xu, Muhammad Naeem Nizam, Yang Li, Bingran Yu and Fu-Jian Xu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00998K, Paper
AIE fluorogen conjugated cationic nanoparticles with excellent bioimaging abilities and stable morphologies were designed for multifunctional gene delivery systems.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01061J, Paper
Degradable copolymer of 2-methylene-1,3-dioxepane (MDO) and vinyl acetate (VAc) was synthesized through photo-induced cobalt-mediated radical polymerization under UV irradiation (450 w·cm-2 at 365 nm) at 30oC by using (2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl) diphenylphosphine...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01109H, Communication
Rod-coil cyanostilbene amphiphile, which is prone to form self-assembled micelles with aggregation induced emission property, serves as a novel platform for the fabrication of FRET-based ratiometric sensor, leading to highly...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01099G, Paper
This paper reports a new type of zwitterionic polyurethane containing pyridine type zwitterionic segments for shape memory materials. The pyridine type zwitterionic shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) were synthesized using polyurethane...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01128D, Paper
In the present article, a novel biocompatible and stimuli-responsive hydrogel (cl-Gly/pNIPAm) has been fabricated through free radical polymerisation using biopolymer glycogen (Gly), N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAm) monomer and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA)...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00927A, Paper
In this work, we report the use of the diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (NMR DOSY) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique to follow the nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA), well know...
Masanori Nagao, Kurebayashi Yuuki, Hirokazu Seto, Tadanobu Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki, Yu Hoshino and Yoshiko Miura
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00904B, Communication
This paper reports the synthesis and application of acrylamide-type neoglycoconjugates interacting with practical targets. Polymer backbones with acrylamide and acrylamide derivatives bearing alkyne groups were prepared using living radical polymerization....
Qingkai Qi, Yue Li, Xiaoyu Yan, Fengli Zhang, Shan Jiang, Jing Su, Bin Xu, Xueqi Fu, Liankun Sun and Wenjing Tian
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01072E, Paper
A novel amphiphilic copolymer consisting of tetraphenylethylene-oxazolidine (TPE-OX) as the pH sensitive chromophore and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) as the water soluble chain has been well designed and...
Lingling Deng, Ling-Xiang Guo, Baoping Lin, Xueqin Zhang, Ying Sun and Hong Yang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01165A, Paper
The known synthetic methods of preparing main-chain liquid crystalline polymers (MCLCPs) are rather limited to several polycondensation reactions. However, the nature of step-growth polycondensation endows the corresponding MCLCPs with relatively...
Andreas Oesterreicher, Johannes Wiener, Meinhart Roth, Andreas Moser, Robert Gmeiner, Matthias Edler, Gerald Pinter and Thomas Griesser
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01132B, Paper
This contribution deals with the synthesis and exploration of alkyne carbonate derivatives as biocompatible building blocks in the thiol-yne photopolymerisation reaction with the aim to facilitate the fabrication of tailor...
J. Weißhuhn, T. Mark, M. Martin, P. Müller, A. Seifert and S. Spange
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00903D, Paper
The acid and base catalyzed simultaneous twin polymerization to produce ternary organic–inorganic nanostructured hybrid materials consisting of a cross-linked phenolic resin, silica and a disubstituted polysiloxane.
Guodong Liang, Feng Ren, Haiyang Gao, Wu Qing, Zhu Fangming and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01218C, Paper
Luminogenic materials with tunable fluorescence emissions have attracted increasing interest due to their broad applications. Here, we develop a versatile method to continuously tune packing and fluorescence of organic chromophores...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01100D, Communication
The first preparation of recyclable photodeformable azobenzene polymer fibers with chemically crosslinked networks by using reversible thiol–disulfide switches is described.
Gi Eun Park, Hyung Jong Kim, Dae Hee Lee, Min Ju Cho and Dong Hoon Choi
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00901H, Paper
We demonstrate effective structural control of various electron-donating moieties containing bithiophene (BT) and naphthalene derivatives with 3,3′-difluoro-2,2′-bithiophene in a regular terpolymer system and compare the properties of these polymers with those of the three binary copolymers PDPPNp, PDPPBT, and PDPPFBT.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00768F, Paper
Functional poly(ethylene glycol) building blocks were synthesized with ethylene carbonate as a new source for ethylene oxide repeating units.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00882H, Paper
Generating well-defined protein-polymer conjugates and fully understanding of their properties can efficiently promote the development of protein therapeutics. To maintain and control the protein activity under different conditions is important...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01034B, Paper
Well-defined polyoxazoline-silica hybrid nanoparticles were prepared by coating silica nanoparticles (SNPs) with poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) using a surface-initiated cationic ring-opening polymerization process. First, reverse microemulsion was used to synthesize monodisperse SNPs followed...
T. F. Zhou, X. Y. Ma, W. X. Han, X. P. Guo, R. Q. Gu, L. J. Yu, J. Li, Y. M. Zhao and Tao Wang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00918B, Paper
In order to enhance electron-donating ability, four novel organic dyes (CPC, TPC, CPN and TPN) with double electron donors have been designed and synthesized.
Yin Yang, Aaron Urbas, Andres Gonzalez-Bonet, Richard J. Sheridan, Jonathan E. Seppala, Kathryn L. Beers and Jirun Sun
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00606J, Paper
This work introduces a cross-linked resin network with controlled chemical composition, a clinically practical procedure to make it in situ, and appropriate analytical tools for chemical structure and kinetic studies.
Chao-Jing Sun, Peng-Fei Wang, Hua Wang and Bao-Hang Han
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00725B, Paper
Novel all-thiophene-based conjugated porous organic polymers (ThPOP-1 and ThPOP-2) were synthesized through ferric chloride-catalyzed oxidative coupling polymerization at room temperature.

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This contribution serves as an update to a previous review (Polym. Chem. 2010, 1, 17–36) and highlights recent applications of thiol–ene ‘click’ chemistry as an efficient tool for both polymer/materials synthesis as well as modification.
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00339J
Published: 01 May 2014
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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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