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Polymer Chemistry

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Mariliz Achilleos, Maria Demetriou, Oana Marinica, Ladislau Vekas and Theodora Krasia-Christoforou
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00217B, Paper
Structurally defined, multiresponsive polymer (co)networks are prepared using a new synthesis approach based on the 1,2-bis-(2-iodothoxy)ethane (BIEE) crosslinking of 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate-containing polymers.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00146J, Paper
Water-soluble keto-polymers: facile synthesis in methanol on irradiation with visible light at 25 °C, sequence-tuned thermoresponsive behaviours and reaction-induced reorganization.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00173G, Review Article
Self-assembly of biomolecules facilitates the creation of a diverse range of hierarchical nanostructures from a wide range of polymeric and non-polymeric materials. Peptides and specifically short peptides are very attractive...
Gyu Seong Heo, Sangho Cho and Karen L. Wooley
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00456F, Communication
Ozonolysis of allyl-functional polycarbonates provides aldehyde-functional polycarbonates that have potential to be reactive platforms for transformation into diverse active materials.
Xuelang Miao, Jiajia Li, Zhengbiao Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Wei Zhang, Jian Zhu and Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00509K, Paper
Well-controlled poly(methyl methacrylate) was synthesized by the mediating of dimanganese decacarbonyl [Mn2(CO)10]/2-cyanoprop-2-yl 1-dithionaphthalate (CPDN) with photo-induced controlled radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate under visible (green LED with λmax of 565...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00463A, Communication
Amphiphilic copolymer containing PEO and PAPBA linked by disulfide bond (PEO-SS-PAPBA) was synthesized by RAFT. The micelles with PEO shell and PAPBA core presented glucose, pH and redox triple responses....
Alejandra Alvarez Albarran, Elena Silantyeva, Kwang Su Seo and Judit E Puskas
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00363B, Paper
In this paper we report the synthesis of symmetric and asymmetric telechelic polyisobutylenes (PIB). PIB with primary hydroxy head group and allyl end group (HO-PIB-Allyl, Mn= 4,300 g/mol; Mw/Mn=...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00394B, Paper
The influence of different synthetic pathways on the phase transition and side-chain crystallization behavior of cellulose ethers was systematically investigated by a combination of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), small and wide-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS, WAXS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) techniques.
Xinxin Li, Yanhua Yang, Guojun Li and Shaoliang Lin
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00308J, Paper
A novel fluorinated diblock tercopolymer was synthesized by the reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer method, incorporating methacrylic acid, methyl methacrylate, and perfluoroalkyl ethyl methylacrylate blocks as hydrophilic, lipophilic, and fluorophilic...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00389F, Review Article
Solution-processable D-A conjugated polymers are proving particularly promising in bulk heterojunction solar cells. Among these, P(BDT-DTBT) and their derivatives with benzodithiophene (BDT) as donor unit and benzothiadiazole (DTBT) as acceptor...
Xiaobei Wang, Lin Wang, Shixia Yang, Hanying Zhao and Li Liu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00117F, Paper
On the basis of an active ester monomer methacryloylacetone oxime (MAO), a well-defined hydrazide-containing block copolymer poly(poly(ethylene glycol methacrylate))-b-poly(methylacryloylhydrazide) (P(PEGMA)-b-PMAH) was synthesized by RAFT polymerization and subsequent aminolysis in the...
Mingming Zhang, Qingqing Xiong, Yinsong Wang, Zhibao Zhang, Wei Shen, Lingrong Liu, Quanyao Wang and Qiqing Zhang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00311J, Paper
Novel well-defined coil-comb polycationic brushes were synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization and used as gene carriers. The side chains of the comb block were composed of star polymers with...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00033A, Paper
A series of bottlebrushes, Poly(γ-3-azidopropanyl-L-glutamate)-g-poly{2,5-bis[(4-methoxyphenyl)oxycarbonyl]styrene (PPLG-g-PMPCS), with an α-helical rigid backbone and mesogen-jacketed rigid side chains were synthesized by the ‘‘grafting onto’’ method from a yne-terminated PMPCS (side chain) and...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00139G, Paper
A two-dimensional supramolecular organic framework has been constructed in water from a rigid water-soluble triangular building block which is driven by the dimerization of three appended viologen radical cation units....
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00436A, Paper
Artemisia argyi oil (AAO)-loaded macroporous antibacterial hydrogels were prepared by polymerization of oil-in-water Pickering high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs). The HIPEs were stabilized by the synergy of hydrophilic silica nanoparticles...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00323C, Communication
A hierarchically porous π-conjugated polyHIPE was used as a heterogeneous visible light photoinitiator for the radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) under a household energy saving light bulb at room temperature.
Tongjiang Cai, Yangjun Chen, Yin Wang, Haibo Wang, Xiangsheng Liu, Qiao Jin, Seema Agarwal and Jian Ji
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00259H, Paper
A biocompatible, biodegradable polymeric prodrug was successfully synthesized via simple one-pot radical ring-opening terpolymerization and thiol–ene click chemistry. The intracellular drug delivery of the polymeric prodrug micelles was explored in this research.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00162A, Paper
Living cationic copolymerization of IBVE and VEBiB was successfully carried out in toluene at 0 °C, and a well-defined graft copolymer PIBVE-co-P(VEBiB-g-PMMA) was obtained by combination with ATRP.
Pelin Yusan, Irem Tuncel, Vural Bütün, A. Levent Demirel and Irem Erel-Goktepe
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00040D, Paper
A strategy to incorporate zwitterionic block copolymer micelles into layer-by-layer films was developed.
Xiaoshan Fan, Zhuo Wang, Du Yuan, Yang Sun, Zibiao Li and Chaobin He
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00065J, Paper
Tailoring the self-assembly of linear-dendritic-like amphiphilic copolymers via stereocomplexation.
Min Zhang, Fen Wu, Zhencai Cao, Tianpei Shen, Huajie Chen, Xiangling Li and Songting Tan
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01664A, Paper
The highest power conversion efficiency of 5.62% was obtained by incorporating DPP and the TID side chain into the terpolymer backbone.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00342J, Paper
Narrowly distributed poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) was synthesized by the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (CL) using tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane (B(C6F5)3) as acidic catalyst and benzyl alcohol (BnOH) as the initiator in bulk at...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00251B, Paper
Poly(3,6-carbazole)s with tetraphenylethylene units in side chains exhibit an AIE phenomenon and high sensitivity towards both vapor and solution of trinitrobenzene (TNB).
Huseyin Akbulut, Murat Yavuz, Emine Guler, Dilek Odaci Demirkol, Takeshi Endo, Shuhei Yamada, Suna Timur and Yusuf Yagci
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00079J, Paper
A simple and efficient approach for the electrochemical deposition of polypeptides as bio-based covering materials for surface design is described.
Zhishan Bo, Khalid Mahmood, Zhengping Liu, Cuihong Li, Zhen Lu, Tao Fang, Guangwu Li, Lin Li, Xiao Liu, Qiaohong Peng and Heng Lu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00004H, Paper
Three novel isoindigo based donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers P1-3 have been synthesized by Suzuki polycondensation and utilized as donor materials for polymer solar cells (PSCs).These three polymers are of the...

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