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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01527D, Communication
Enzymatic action is shown to transform a chemically neutral polymer chain into a chemically charged cationic structure.
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY90087A, Expression of Concern
 
Jacques Lalevée, Didier GIGMES, Frederic DUMUR, Yohann Guillaneuf, sofia teliel, Siham Telitel, Olivier Soppera, marc lepeltier, Jean-Pierre Fouassier, Julien Poly, Philippe Fioux and Fabrice Morlet-Savary
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01358A, Paper
Photoredox catalysis recently emerged as a powerful approach in the synthetic community for the activation of different chemical bonds thanks to the smooth generation of free radical species under soft...
 
Douglas Vincent Amato, Dahlia Amato, Alex Flynt and Derek Patton
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01449A, Paper
In this work, sub-100 nm crosslinked polythioether nanoparticles were synthesized via thiol-ene photopolymerization in miniemulsion using high-energy homogenization. The effects of the miniemulsion formulation and homogenization parameters – including inhibitor...
 
Qiutong Huang, Bo Yang, Huanhuan Liu, Youliang Zhao and Jianzhong Du
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01484G, Communication
We report a novel silkworm cocoon-like nanostructure based on the 3D hierarchical self-assembly of cylinders which are spontaneously formed by an H-shaped polymer brush comprising a disulfide-bridged spacer (ca. 2...
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01409J, Paper
The well-designed 2-amino-1H-benzo[de]isoquinoline-1,3-(2H)-dione derivatives exhibit an excellent photopolymerization ability upon LEDs.
 
Tiehong Yang, fei li, haitao zhang, LI FAN, Youbei Qiao, Guangguo Tan, Haifei Zhang and Hong Wu
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01403K, Paper
The distinct ability of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) has lead to development of novel drug delivery methods in human cells for therapeutic purposes. The lack of specific selectivity is a main...
 
Hin Chun Yau, Mustafa K. Bayazit, Piers R. J. Gaffney, Andrew G. Livingston, Joachim H. G. Steinke and Milo S. P. Shaffer
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01167H, Paper
Direct transesterification of phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester with polyethylene glycols produces a range of multiple fullerene species. The use of a monodispersed PEG core allows isolation of a pure fully substituted product.
 
Le-Thu T. Nguyen, Xander K. D. Hillewaere, Roberto F. A. Teixeira, Otto van den Berg and Filip E. Du Prez
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01448K, Paper
A one-pot, simple approach for the encapsulation of a liquid tri-isocyanate in polyurea microcapsules with in situ shell functionalization/modification using different types of hydrophobic agents is presented.
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01481B, Paper
Diselenide-containing polymer is an attractive polymer for their redox sensitivity, which has potential applications in bio-related area. In this work, the synthesis of diselenide (Se-Se)-labeled polymers based on diselenocabonate-mediated controlled...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01425A, Paper
A new class of clickable and biodegradable polylactide was designed and prepared via bulk polymerization of 3,6-dipropargyloxymethyl-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione (1) which was synthesized from easily accessible propargyloxylactic acid (5). Homopolymer of 1...
 
Daniel Lane, Fang Su, David Chiu, Selvi Srinivasan, John Wilson, Daniel Ratner, Patrick Stayton and Anthony Joseph Convertine
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01249F, Paper
Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization was employed to prepare a series of copolymers consisting of 2-hdroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (FWavg ~ 950 Da) (O950)...
 
Daniel Lane, David Chiu, Fang Su, Selvi Srinivasan, Hanna Kern, Oliver Press, Patrick Stayton and Anthony Joseph Convertine
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01250J, Paper
Aqueous reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization was employed to prepare a series of linear copolymers of N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA) and 2-hydroxyethylacrylamide (HEAm) with narrow Đ values over a molecular weight...
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01415D, Minireview
This mini-review highlights the recent development of mussel-inspired hydrogels in biomedical and environmental fields.
 
Xiaofeng Sui, Pekka Kujala, Geert-Jan Janssen, Edwin de Jong, Inge Zuhorn and Jan C M van Hest
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01288G, Communication
Herein, we report a robust way for the formation of biodegradable poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(-caprolactone) (PEG-b-PCL) polymersomes, via direct hydration of a highly concentrated block copolymer / oligo(ethylene glycol) solution. Polymersomes with...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01268B, Paper
Macromolecular brushes with thermo-sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) backbones and pendant poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) (PBLG) side chains were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) and ring-opening polymerization (ROP). Copolymers of NIPAM and N-acryloxysuccinimide...
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01502A, Paper
The syntheses of three poly(ethylene oxide)-based (PEO) double hydrophilic block copolymers (DHBCs) of different second block nature (thermosensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) block, anionic poly(vinylbenzyl phosphonic di-acid) block, and cationic poly(vinylbenzyl triethyl...
 
Shogo Takamuku, Andreas Wohlfarth, Angelika Manhart, Petra Räder and Patric Jannasch
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01177E, Paper
Specially tailored polyelectrolytes are becoming important as energy-related materials. Here we explore a synthetic strategy to prepare fully aromatic polymers containing single phenylene rings in the backbone functionalized with four...
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01441C, Paper
The extent of intramolecular cyclization for a series of soluble branched methacrylic copolymers is determined by 13C NMR spectroscopy via deconvolution of oxymethylene carbon signals.
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01287A, Paper
A facile one-pot synthesis of end-functionalized star polymers consisting of PFVs has been achieved by olefin metathesis and Wittig-type coupling.
 
Yeonhye Kwon, So Young Lee, Sukjae Hong, Jong Hyun Jang, Dirk Henkensmeier, Sung Jong Yoo, Hyoung-Juhn Kim and Sung-Hyun Kim
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01218F, Paper
We here report a new sulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone) modified with hydroxyl side groups for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC).
 
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01350F, Paper
Originating from the reactive halogenated iPPs, diverse side-group and graft functionalized polypropylenes were synthesized via thiol–halogen nucleophilic substitution click chemistry.
 
Tobias Steinbach, Christian Wahlen and Frederik Wurm
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01365D, Paper
A novel, general protocol for a polymer-mediated Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons (HWE) reaction is reported. The polyvalent polymeric reagent was prepared via acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization. Homo- and copolymers of reactive poly(phosphonate)s...
 
Marcela Castano, Kwang Su Seo, Kai Guo, Matthew L. Becker, Chrys Wesdemiotis and Judit E. Puskas
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01223B, Paper
Kinetic investigation of the enzyme-catalyzed polycondensation of divinyl adipate and TEG led to the optimization of end group structures (vinyl V and OH O).
 
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01472C, Communication
Semirigid poly(N-aryleneindole ether sulfone) (PESIN) as a fluorescence emission on-off switch has been successfully achieved via the cation–π interactions. The adjustment of the protonation/deprotonation status of pyridine that regulates the...
 

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