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Polymer Chemistry

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Chunmei Li, Jiaojun Tan, Hui Li, Dezhong Yin, Junwei Gu, Baoliang Zhang and Qiuyu Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01323B, Paper
An innovative, rapid and efficient route is developed to fabricate ene loaded microcapsules via a thiol–isocyanate click reaction based on a hydrolyzed poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) particle stabilized oil-in-water Pickering emulsion.
Arda Alkan, Rebecca Klein, Sergii I. Shylin, Ulrike Kemmer-Jonas, Holger Frey and Frederik R. Wurm
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01162K, Paper
Hyperbranched polymers based on glycidol and ferrocenyl glycidyl ether are prepared, characterized, and their redox behavior in water is studied and quantified with Mößbauer spectroscopy.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01021G, Paper
The polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone was examined with a series of cyanomethyl N-aryl-N-pyridyldithiocarbamates varying in the substituent at the 4-position on the phenyl ring.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01141H, Communication
This work shows that the porosity of conjugated microporous polymers (CMPs) can be controlled by screening the ligands of palladium catalysts in the Sonogashira coupling of alkyne and halide building...
qing wan, liucheng mao, meiying liu, Ke Wang, guangjian zeng, Dazhuang Xu, Hongye Huang, xiaoyong zhang and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01238D, Paper
Surface modification of graphene oxide (GO) with polymers is of particular importance for its applications. Although much progress has been made in the surface modification of GO, the surface modification...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01235J, Paper
A series of donor-acceptor type of conjugated polymers were designed and synthesized via palladium catalyzed Stille copolymerization. These copolymers consisted the electron-donating benzodithiophene or indacenodithiophene units and the electron-deficient cyclic...
Wen-Ke Miao, Ang Yi, Yu-Kun Yan, Da Chen, Li-Jun Ren, Chunhong Wang and Wei Wang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00855G, Paper
A hybrid block copolymer (H-BCP) composed of a poly(polyoxometalate) (poly(POM)) block and a poly(6-norbornene-hexanoic acid) (poly(COOH)) block was prepared by sequential addition of two norbornene monomers containing a POM cluster...
Kuldeep Bansal, Deepak Kakde, Laura Purdie, Derek Irvine, Steven M Howdle, Giuseppe Mantovani and Cameron Alexander
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01203A, Paper
The synthesis of polymers for biomedical applications via environmentally benign routes and with sustainable feedstocks is an area of intense interest. Here we describe the synthesis, characterisation and drug carrier...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01042J, Review Article
2015 marks the 11th anniversary of the independent discovery carried out by McCulloch and Yokozawa on the obtainment of regio-regular poly(3-alkylthiophene)s with defined molecular weights and distributions via a chain-growth...
Fangyi Cao, Tongcun Huang, Yifei Wang, Fei Liu, Lumin Chen, Jun Ling and Jihong Sun
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01011J, Paper
High-resolution imaging is powerful in theranostic and staging of tumors. Dual-modal imaging using lanthanide hybrid nanoparticles as probes have been attracting increasing attention based on their specific and intrinsic physical...
Hualei Zhao, Yanting Yu, Zonghao Li, Bin Luo, Xinhang Wang, Yanping Wang and Yumin Xia
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01123J, Paper
Linear polymeric ionic liquids were synthesized and demonstrated to be very effective transporters for both anionic dye methyl orange (MO) and cationic dye methylene blue (MB) from water to chloroform individually as well as simultaneously.
Meng Huo, Qiquan Ye, Hailong Che, Mengzhen Sun, Jinying Yuan and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00868A, Paper
Stimuli-Responsive morphology evolution of polymeric self-assemblies may serve as a model to promote the understanding of cellular shape transformation. Generally, the original morphology of these self-assemblies can be obtained through...
Hu Zhang, Thomas Marmin, Étienne Cuierrier, Armand Soldera, Yves Dory and Yue Zhao
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01126D, Paper
A rational comonomer design leads to a large pH-induced LCST shift.
Shota Fujii, Makoto Kido, Masanao Sato, Yuji Higaki, Tomoyasu Hirai, Noboru Ohta, Ken Kojio and Atsushi Takahara
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00783F, Paper
An amphiphilic polymer bearing glutamic acid in the polymer side chain was used as a surface modifier to produce an amino acid-based zwitterionic surface with pH-responsive and selective protein properties.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01175B, Paper
The chiral amplification phenomena were observed for the first time in 4- and 6-armed Azo star side-chain polymer systems, but absent in linear and 3-armed counterparts.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00936G, Paper
Antifouling and antibacterial hydrogel coatings with self-healing properties were developed via a simple surface-initiated thiol–ene photopolymerization.
Anand Viswanath, Pravin Paudel, Preecha Kittikhunnatham, Alexandra N. Green, Andrew B. Greytak and Brian C. Benicewicz
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00685F, Paper
This work reports on a new synthesis method for random ternary copolymers that are shown to tether a molecular dye payload to cadmium sulfide nanowires in aqueous solution.
Anton H. Hofman, Gert O. R. Alberda van Ekenstein, Albert J. J. Woortman, Gerrit ten Brinke and Katja Loos
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00952A, Paper
Evaluation of the Flory-Huggins interaction parameter confirmed the self-assembly of a series of RAFT-synthesized poly(4-vinylpyridine)-block-poly(N-acryloylpiperidine) diblock copolymers.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01277E, Paper
Hybrid nanostructures present a catalog of promising functional materials with a broad range of applications. Structural control has been proved versatile to optimize functions and properties of the nanomaterials. Although...
Weipu Zhu, Lu Xiong, Huan Wang, Guangyu Zha, Hong Du, Xiaodong Li and Zhiquan Shen
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01204J, Communication
We reported a facile method to prepare camptothecin (CPT) loaded ultrathin hydrogel films based on a polymeric prodrug via layer by layer (LbL) thiol-ene “click” chemistry. Free camptothecin could be...
Ting Li, Jun-Hong Pu, Li-Feng Ma, Rui-Ying Bao, Guo-Qiang Qi, Wei Yang, Bang-Hu Xie and Ming-Bo Yang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01236H, Paper
Ethylene-α-octene copolymers with different chain architectures (ethylene-α-octene random copolymer (ORC) and ethylene-α-octene block copolymer (OBC)) were adopted to prepare elastomeric composites with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) through melt mixing. Extremely...
Wuxue Zhao, Zhongsheng Hou, Zhaoquan Yao, Xiaodong Zhuang, Fan Zhang and Xinliang Feng
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01194A, Paper
Abstract: Two-dimensional hyper-cross-linked microporous polymers (2D HCPs) have been readily synthesized by emulsion polymerization using trithiocarbonate functionalized graphene oxide as a 2D reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agent. After a...
Hui Shi, Kaiyi Zhou, Qiuping Yu, Zhigang Cui, Yanyan Jiang, Xinhua Lu and Yuanli Cai
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01092F, Paper
Direct aqueous synthesis and programmable self-assembly and reconstructions of a well-defined reactive cystamine-block copolymer in response to aqueous environment, such as air and solution pH, are presented in this article....
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01027F, Paper
Two novel two-dimensional quinoxaline derivatives, DTPQx and DTDBPz, based copolymers, P2 and P3, were synthesized through Suzuki polycondensation reaction. Meanwhile, DPQx based polymer P1 was also designed for comparison. The...
Yang Liu, Keli Zhong, Zhaohua Li, Yanqiu Wang, Tie Chen, Myongsoo Lee and Long Yi Jin
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01056J, Paper
Bent-shaped amphiphilic molecules 1-5, consisting of a dibenzo[a,c]phenazine unit and phenyl groups linked together as a rigid segment, and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) with a degree of polymerization (DP) of 6,...

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