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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/C4PY00813H, Paper
A series of sterically encumbered (salicylaldiminato)(β-enaminoketonato)titanium complexes [3-tBu-2-OC6H3CH=N(C6F5)][RN=C(tBu)CHC(CF3)O]TiCl2 [1a: R = Ph, 1b: R = C6H4F(p), 1c: R = C6H4Cl(p), 1d: R = C6H4Br(p), 1e: R = C6H4Br(o)] have been...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00584H, Review Article
This article reviews the synthesis of well-controlled graft polymers by living anionic polymerization towards exact graft polymers.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00788C, Paper
Two series of side chain liquid crystalline polymers (SCLCPs) poly{[3, 6, 7, 10, 11-pentakis(hexyloxy)-2-oxytriphenylene] methacrylate} (PMTS with no flexible spacer) and poly{6-[3, 6, 7, 10, 11-pentakis(hexyloxy)-2-oxytriphenylene] hexyl methacrylate} (PMT6S with...
 
Nicola Armaroli, Eleonora Pavoni, Elisa Bandini, Massimo Benaglia, Jennifer Kelly Molloy, Giacomo Bergamini and Paola Ceroni
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00893F, Communication
The reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) synthesis of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) copolymers followed by the post-polymerisation treatment with morpholine allows the rational design of amphiphilic block copolymers that are capable of...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00777H, Paper
To obtain a poly(5,6-difluorobenzo-2,1,3-thiadiazole-4,7-diyl-alt-quaterchalcogenophene) (P(FBT-alt-CP4)) copolymer with a small optical band gap (Eg), and to reach high short-circuit current (Jsc) in the P(FBT-alt-CP4):PC71BM polymer solar cells (PSCs), P(FBT-alt-Se2Th2), which contains...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00766B, Paper
This work reports design and synthesis of amino acid based hyperbranched polymers via combination of self-condensing vinyl polymerization (SCVP) and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization form tert-butyl carbamate (Boc)-L-valine...
 
Dave John Adams, Andrea Laybourn, Robert Dawson, Rob Clowes, Tom Hasell, Andrew Cooper and Yaroslav Z. Khimyak
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00647J, Paper
We discuss in detail the mechanism of formation of a highly microporous polymer, CMP-1, formally formed via Sonogashira-Hagihara coupling. We demonstrate how the microporosity evolves with time, and discuss the...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00713A, Paper
Thiol–acrylate polyHIPE materials possess residual thiols, which act as convenient groups for chemical modification by thiol–ene “click” chemistry.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00743C, Paper
Graphene oxide/polypyrrole (GO/PPy) composites were synthesized via a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma technique in nitrogen conditions, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
 
Yongjun Tang, Chao Chen, Yun Sheng Ye, Zhigang Xue, Xingping Zhou and Xiaolin Xie
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00663A, Paper
Novel SPPSU-based IPMC membranes with different ion exchange capacities were synthesized. SPPSU4-based IPMCs showed the best actuation performance.
 
Yuanyuan Liu, Koshi Ohnishi, Shin Sugimoto, Kenta Okuhara, Rina Maeda, Yuta Nabae, Masa-aki Kakimoto, Xiaolin Wang and Teruaki Hayakawa
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00373J, Paper
Imide-functionalized mesoporous polymers and the derived nitrogen-doped mesoporous carbons with high quality and controllable morphologies were synthesized simultaneously from the imide-incorporated precursor system via microphase separation, crosslinking and heat treatment.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00729H, Paper
Through a combination of intrachain and interchain effects, supramolecular chirality is achieved in solution aggregates and thin films of P1. Enantiodiscrimination is observed between (R) and (S) amine antipodes.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00565A, Paper
1,2-Dimethylbenzene, as a nonpolar high boiling point solvent, has been discovered to be a superior medium to perform direct-arylation polymerization.
 
Jonathan Marshall, Jake Hooton, Yang Han, Adam Creamer, Raja Shahid Ashraf, Yoann Porte, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Paul N. Stavrinou, Martyn A. McLachlan, Hugo Bronstein, Peter Beavis and Martin Heeney
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00767K, Paper
The influence of the carborane isomer and double bond geometry on the optoelectronic properties for a series of side chain functionalised polythiophenes is reported.
 
Victoria Cunningham, Liam Ratcliffe, Adam Blanazs, Nicholas J Warren, Andrew J Smith, Oleksandr O Mykhaylyk and Steven Armes
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00856A, Paper
Amphiphilic diblock copolymer nano-objects can be readily prepared using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. For example, poly(glycerol monomethacrylate) (PGMA) chain transfer agents (CTA) can be chain-extended using 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate...
 
Junbin Shi, Wang Guobao, Hongli Chen, Wen Zhong, Xiaozhong Qiu and Malcolm M. Q. Xing
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00631C, Paper
In this study, we report a facile approach to develop an injectable hydrogel with an in situ and pH sensitive drug delivery system for cancer treatment.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00783B, Paper
The synthesis of the novel α,ω-diene 2-(undec-10-en-1-yl)tridec-12-en-1-yl acrylate is described. Thiol-Michael coupling of this substrate followed by chemoselective oxidation of the thioether moiety with triazotriphosphorine tetrachloride (TAPC) furnished a suite...
 
Xi Zhang, Qiao Song, Fei Li, Xinxin Tan, Liulin Yang and Zhiqiang Wang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00942H, Communication
This communication describes a new method of fabricating supramolecular polymers through supramolecular polymerization of supramonomers. To mix building blocks of Phe-Gly-Gly linked with an azobenzene group and cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) in...
 
Thiago Rodrigues Guimaraes, Thaissa De Camargo Chaparro, Franck D’Agosto, Muriel Lansalot, Amilton Martins Dos Santos and Elodie Bourgeat-Lami
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00362D, Paper
We report the surfactant-free emulsion polymerization of styrene mediated by a trithiocarbonate poly(ethylene oxide)-based macromolecular RAFT agent (PEO2K-TTC, Mn (PEO) = 2 000 g mol-1) in presence of Laponite clay...
 
Mathieu Arseneault, Nelson L. C. Leung, Lai Tsz Fung, Rongrong Hu, Jean-François Morin and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00817K, Paper
Since the aggregation-induced emission (AIE) phenomenon is very sensitive to steric hindrance, we set out to use it as a tool to probe the periphery of dendrimers.
 
Linn Carlsson, Andreas Fall, Isabelle Chaduc, Lars Wågberg, Bernadette Charleux, Eva Malmström, Franck D'Agosto, Muriel Lansalot and Anna Carlmark
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00675E, Paper
Modification of cellulose model surfaces by the preparation and subsequent physical adsorption of cationic amphiphilic latexes composed of P(DMAEMA-co-MAA)-b-PMMA.
 
Lin Dai, Dan Li, Jing Cheng, Jing Liu, Li-Hong Deng, Lu-Ying Wang, Jian-Du Lei and Jing He
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00648H, Paper
Multiarm-polyethylene glycol–betulinic acid prodrugs were prepared by using multiarm-polyethylene glycol linkers and betulinic acid, which exhibited high drug loading capacity, good water solubility, and excellent anticancer activity.
 
Prabhjot K. Saini, Charles Romain, Yunqing Zhu and Charlotte K. Williams
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00748D, Paper
Di-zinc and di-magnesium catalysts for the ring-opening copolymerization of phthalic anhydride and cyclohexene oxide are presented. They are applied in terpolymerizations to prepare block copoly(ester-carbonates).
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00718B, Review Article
Synthesis of benzylic viologen dendrimers, their guest complexation, photo physical and biological applications has been reviewed. Divergent and convergent approaches reported by Walder et al and Balzani et al for...
 
Henri CRAMAIL, Lise Maisonneuve, Grau Etienne, Carine Alfos and Anne-aure Wirotius
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00922C, Communication
(Bis) 6-membered cyclic carbonates were prepared from methyl 10-undecenoate, which is produced from ricinoleic acid, a main constituent of castor oil. Kinetics on these new fatty acid-based 6-membered cyclic carbonates...
 

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