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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
Impact Factor 5.368 48 Issues per Year Immediacy Index: 1.713
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Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00822K, Communication
Hybrid hollow poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) nanogels were fabricated successfully via miniemulsion polymerization using the in situ formed and modified nanosilica particles as Pickering emulsifier and hydrophobic solvent as liquid core....
Andreia F. Sousa, Carla Vilela, Ana Clotilde Fonseca, Marina Matos, Carmen Freire, Gert-Jan Gruter, Jorge Jordão Coelho and A. J. D. Silvestre
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00686D, Review Article
Motivated by a general concern on sustainability and environmental issues, a sparkling search for renewable-based polymers has grown exponentially in recent years. This search definitely spotlighted polyesters derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic...
Matthijs van Oers, Wouter Veldmate, Jan C M van Hest and Floris PJT Rutjes
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00872G, Communication
L-proline catalysts have been immobilised in the hydrophobic domain of a polymersome via a copper(I)-catalysed Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition (CuAAC) reaction. Utilisation of these nanoreactors in the asymmetric aldol reaction of cyclohexanone...
Qiang Fu, Thomas McKenzie, Shereen Tan, Eunhyung Nam and Greg G Qiao
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00840A, Communication
A novel tertiary amine catalyst (TAC) and trithiocarbonate (TTC) synergistic photo-induced controlled radical polymerization of methacrylates in the absence of conventional photo-initiators, metal-catalysts, or dye sensitizers, has been realized under...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00823A, Communication
A novel organosiloxane containing thermally cross-linkable benzocyclobutene group was successfully synthesized through one-pot Grignard reaction procedure. The organosiloxane can be easily polymerized or copolymerized to form the oligomers which can...
Laetitia Korchia, Cécile Bouilhac, Vincent lapinte, Christophe Travelet, Redouane Borsali and Jean Jacques Robin
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00834D, Paper
Photosensitive amphiphilic linear polyoxazolines (CoumC11-POxn) bearing alkyl chain decorated by a UV-active coumarin end group have been synthesized by cationic ring-opening polymerization (CROP). Using DLS and DOSY NMR experiments, their...
Henri CRAMAIL, Grau Etienne, Stéphane Carlotti, Stéphane Grelier and Audrey Llevot
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00824G, Paper
Two symmetrical biphenyl monomers derived from vanillin, a methylated divanillyl diol and a methylated dimethylvanillate dimer, were synthesized and employed as (co)monomers for the design of renewable (semi)aromatic polyesters. The...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00796H, Paper
Modulation of backbone conformation and aggregation behaviour of conjugated polymer is of great importance to aid the design of efficient organic semiconductors. We report the optical and electronic properties of...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00791G, Paper
In previous reports, the use of anhydrous methanol in the homogeneous ATRP polymerisation of n-butyl methacrylate (nBuMA) was shown to yield polymers with dispersities as low as Ɖ = 1.02,...
Hongbing Fu, Hui Li, Xiaolin Zheng, Xuedong Wang and Fangbin Liu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00790A, Paper
Two novel polymers, PDTBO and PD2TBO, containing diketopyrrolopyrrole and alkoxyl-substituted benzothiadiazole were designed and synthesized for polymer photovoltaics. Introduction of thiophene and bithiophene as different π-bridge units results in good...
Mirco Tomassetti, Farid Ouhib, Arnaud Wislez, Anne-Sophie Duwez, Huguette Penxten, Wouter Dierckx, Ilaria Cardinaletti, R.A.A. Bovee, Gijs W. P. Van Pruissen, Christine JEROME, Jean Manca, Wouter Maes and Christophe DETREMBLEUR
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00693G, Paper
To explore the effectiveness of monofluorinated isoindigo as an electron-deficient building block in push-pull conjugated polymers for organic solar cell applications, four low bandgap copolymers are effectively synthesized and characterized....
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00615E, Paper
A new D-A conjugated polymer, namely poly[(5-fluoro-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-4,7-diyl)-alt-(3′,4″di(2-octyldodecyl)-2,2′;5′,2″;5″,2[triple prime]-quaterthiophen-5,5[triple prime]-diyl)] (P4TFBT), were designed and synthesized by using mono-fluorinated benzothiadiazole (FBT) as the acceptor and quarterthiophene (4T) as the donor. Two samples of P4TFBT...
Yingge Shi, Meiying Liu, Ke Wang, Fengjie Deng, Qing Wan, Qiang Huang, Lihua Fu, Xiaoyong Zhang and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00844A, Paper
Thermo-responsive graphene oxide nanocomposites were fabricated by a facile, efficient and versatile method via combination of mussel inspired chemistry and RAFT polymerization.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00774G, Communication
A facile temperature-induced co-aggregation and self-crosslinking (TICASC) method was developed for preparing thermo-responsive Au–polymer hybrid microgels.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00674K, Communication
A twice ATRP protocol is developed for the preparation of water soluble single-chain stranded polyrotaxanes by end-capping polypseudorotaxanes formed from γ-CDs with PHEMA-PPO-PEO-PPO-PHEMA using PMPC as a bulky stopper.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00861A, Paper
Sponge-like silicone polymers were obtained from a mixture of silanes with di-, tri- and tetra-functional groups. The optimized material exhibited enhanced mechanical properties and stable adsorption capacities for various organic solvents, as well as an excellent recyclability for oil–water separations.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00750J, Communication
Hydrogels that respond to multiple stimuli (i.e., light, reducing and aqueous microenvironment) were synthesized using thiol-Michael type reaction and degradation kinetics along with release of nanobeads was characterized.
Antonio Veloso, Wendy García, Amaia Agirre, Nicholas Ballard, Fernando Ruipérez, José C. de la Cal and José M. Asua
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00838G, Paper
RAFT polymerization has emerged as one of the most versatile reversible deactivation radical polymerization techniques and is capable of polymerizing a wide range of monomers under various conditions.
Aesun Kim, Dae Hee Lee, Hyun Ah Um, Jicheol Shin, Min Ju Cho and Dong Hoon Choi
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00837A, Paper
To investigate the influence of a polymer structure on photovoltaic performances, an A–D1–A–D2 type terpolymer system of PDPPPyT was synthesized and characterized.
Katie L. Poetz, Olivia Z. Durham and Devon A. Shipp
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00843C, Paper
The production of degradable polyanhydride-based nanoparticles using thiol–ene ‘click’ polymerizations is described.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00660K, Paper
Biobased saturated aliphatic polyesters and photo-curable unsaturated aliphatic polyesters are enzymatically polymerized, and their structure–property relationships are systematically studied.
Ghislaine Barouti, Kathleen Jarnouen, Sandrine Cammas-Marion, Pascal Loyer and Sophie M. Guillaume
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00831J, Paper
Nanoparticles derived from poly(β-malic acid)-b-poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PMLA-b-PHB) copolymers revealed no cytotoxicity towards HepaRG and SK-MEL-28 cells.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00525F, Review Article
This review summarizes recent progress in surface-initiated controlled radical polymerizations from silica nanoparticles, gold nanocrystals, and bionanoparticles.
Dongfeng Fan, Xu Fei, Jing Tian, Longquan Xu, Xiuying Wang, Shuqi Fan and Yi Wang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00638D, Paper
The photosensitive erbium-containing polymer displays pure monochromatic NIR fluorescence (1530 nm), UV light lithograph sensitivity and excellent thermal stability.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00704F, Paper
A synthetic strategy for enhancing the OTFT performance of DPP–BDT copolymers is developed through the tuning of the bulky side chain position and modification of the conjugated backbone.

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