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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01652A, Paper
Block copolymers comprising 2-(α-D-mannopyranosyloxy)ethyl methacrylate (ManEMA) and 2-(N,N-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) were synthesized by means of aqueous RAFT polymerization. The number-average degree of polymerization (DPn) of ManEMA segments was constant at...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01536C, Paper
Novel 2,5-bis(2-decyltetradecyl)-3,6-di(selenophen-2-yl)pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (DSDPP)-containing conjugated polymers with different donor monomers were synthesized via Pd(0)-catalyzed Stille coupling reaction. Solubilized 2-decyltetradecyl (DT) groups were tethered to the N-atoms in diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP). As electron-donating...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01612B, Paper
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Jean-Michel THOMASSIN, Kevin Mathieu, Anthony Kermagoret, Charles-Andre Fustin, Christine JEROME and Antoine Debuigne
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01606H, Paper
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01664E, Paper
The RAFT dispersion polymerization of stearyl methacrylate (SMA) is conducted in ethanol at 70°C using a poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) [PDMA] chain transfer agent. The growing PSMA block becomes insoluble in ethanol,...
Suting Yan, Jianda Xie, Qingshi Wu, Shiming Zhou, Anqi Qu and Weitai Wu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01603C, Communication
A solid polymer electrolyte fabricated using ion containing microgels manifests high ionic conductivity for potential use in lithium batteries.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01512F, Paper
The synthesis and self-assembly of organometallic poly(ferrocenyldimethylsilane)-block-poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) (PFDMS-b-POx) diblock copolymers of different weight fractions in the bulk and in solution is investigated.
Thomas R. Rooney, Evangelos Mavroudakis, Igor Lacík, Robin A. Hutchinson and Davide Moscatelli
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01423E, Paper
Improved control over polymer microstructure is achieved by radical copolymerization of n-butyl cyanoacrylate with methacrylates.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01521E, Paper
A comb-like grafted functional polymer layer with Schiff base side groups provides an efficient porous membrane adsorber for copper ions.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01560F, Communication
A series of water-soluble non-ionic “clickable” polypeptides has been synthesized by organo-initiated ring-opening co-polymerization (ROP) of γ-propargyl L-glutamic acid N-carboxyanhydride (PLG NCA) and N-ε-2-[2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethoxy]acetyl-L-lysine N-carboxyanhydride (EG2-LYS NCA). The pendant alkyne...
Qinghua Xu, Chaoliang He, Chunsheng Xiao, Shuangjiang Yu and Xuesi Chen
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01523A, Paper
Facile synthesis of biopolymers that facilitate versatile post-polymerization modification is of great interest for biotechnological and biomedical applications. In this study, a methacryloyl-substituted L-lysine N-carboxyanhydride (LysMA-NCA) monomer was designed and...
Vincent Ladmiral, Alexandre Charlot, Mona Semsarilar and Steven P Armes
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01556H, Paper
Amino acids constitute one of Nature’s most important building blocks. Their remarkably diverse properties (hydrophobic/hydrophilic character, charge density, chirality, reversible cross-linking etc.) dictate the structure and function of proteins. The...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01615G, Paper
Fluorescent microspheres with clear core–shell structures and various emission colors were successfully prepared via a catalytic elimination process.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01413H, Paper
The use of 15N labeling demonstrates the success of ‘grafting to’ preparation of cellulose graft copolymers by ‘click’ coupling.
Fengxia Sun, Xiaoling Luo, Lichao Kang, Xiayu Peng and Chunxia Lu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01462F, Minireview
This review focuses primarily on the recent developments in the synthesis of hyperbranched polymers and their application in analytical chemistry.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01391C, Paper
A series of well-defined three-armed star-block copolymers (mPEG-a-PCL-a-)3 linked with acid-cleavable acetal groups have been prepared and used for the pH-triggered delivery of doxorubicin.
Xiang Ling, Yan Shen, Runing Sun, Mengze Zhang, Chang Li, Jinyin Mao, Jing Xing, Chunmeng Sun and Jiasheng Tu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01592D, Paper
A HA-EDA–Pt(IV) nanoconjugate achieved tumor-targeted therapy via multiple steps, such as EPR effect, receptor-mediated endocytosis and microenvironment-based drug release and reactivation.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01587H, Paper
Novel semi-crystalline terpolymers with varying chain sequence structures derived from cyclohexene oxide (CHO), CO2 and ε-caprolactone (CL) were synthesized and reported.
Ya Zhao, Tao Bai, Qing Shao, Shaoyi Jiang and Amy Q Shen
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01553C, Paper
Zwitterionic polymers are well known for their non-fouling properties due to their unique pendant side chain structures. In this work, we incorporated temperature-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide (NiPAm) with zwitterionic monomers (Carboxybetaine methacrylate...
Yougen Chen, Kenji Takada, Naoya Kubota, Ofosu-Twum Eric, Takahiro Ito, Takuya Isono, Toshifumi Satoh and Toyoji Kakuchi
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01564A, Paper
The present study describes the α- and ω-end-functionalization of poly(methyl methacrylate)s (PMMAs) by the organocatalyzed group transfer polymerization (GTP) using both functional silyl ketene acetal (SKA) initiators and α-phenylacrylate terminators....
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01363H, Paper
Sequential Michael addition-based thiol–ene and free radical mediated thiol–ene reactions for preparing sequence-ordered polymers are reported for the first time.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01639D, Paper
Novel ketal-based PEGylated chitosan conjugates (PCK) were fabricated as pH-sensitive micelles for curcumin delivery which could be released at tumor pH conditions and show good behavior in vivo.
Christoph Hörenz, Tobias Rudolph, Markus J. Barthel, Ulrike Günther and Felix H. Schacher
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01434K, Paper
We report on the synthesis of thiol-terminated, polyether-based block copolymers featuring a crosslinkable block and their use as ligands for Au-nanoparticles in organic solvents.
Yingying Chen, Qin Zhu, Yu Tian, Weijun Tang, Fei Pan, Rulin Xiong, Yuan Yuan and Aiguo Hu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01562B, Paper
The assembly behavior of narrowly dispersed poly(sodium acrylate) (PAAS) of different molecular weights with Gd(III)-containing cationic metallosurfactants (MS) was investigated by DLS, TEM and relaxivity plotting.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01326C, Paper
SiO2/P(AmEMA-co-EGDMA) core–shell microspheres and hollow P(AmEMA-co-EGDMA) nanospheres are prepared as NO donors.

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