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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Helen Rosemary Thomas, Daniel Phillips, Neil Wilson, Matthew Ian Gibson and J P Rourke
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01358E, Paper
The direct grafting of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) to the basal plane of graphene oxide has been achieved in a single step: cleavage of the terminal thiocarbonylthio group on RAFT grown poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) reveals...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01424G, Paper
Herein we reported a new facile one-pot multicomponent sequential polymerization approach for the construction of conjugated nitrogen-substituted polymers. Catalyzed by Pd(PPh3)2Cl2/CuI at room temperature, the coupling-hydroamination polymerizations of 1,2-bis(4-ethynylphenyl)-1,2-diphenylethene, terephthaloyl...
Mathilde Dréan, Philippe Guegan, Christine JEROME, Jutta Rieger and Antoine Debuigne
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01325A, 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.
Peter A. G. Cormack and David Haddleton
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY90152A, Editorial
Peter Cormack and David Haddleton introduce this David Sherrington commemorative issue for Polymer Chemistry.
Hiroki Tanimoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Taro Fujiwara, Takahiro Kakuta, Kazuo Tanaka, Yoshiki Chujo and Kiyomi Kakiuchi
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01255D, Communication
Synthesis and optical properties of skipped polyynes comprising germanium–acetylene units are presented.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01389E, Paper
We report a novel approach to tune the LUMO/HOMO energy levels of polymer donors by replacing a C–C unit with a B ← N unit. The polymer containing a B ← N unit exhibits lower LUMO/HOMO levels and a narrower bandgap, leading to an improved photovoltaic performance.
Chunhui Duan, Fei Huang and Yong Cao
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01340B, Review Article
In this Review article, significant advances in materials development and processing methods toward efficient solution processed bulk-heterojunction thick film organic solar cells as well as the factors that determine the optimal active layer thickness are summarized.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01157D, Communication
This work reports the synthesis of acid–base indicators based on linear polymeric ionic liquids and their indicating behaviors in non-polar solvents.
Yuan-Da Jiu, Cheng-Fang Liu, Jian-Yun Wang, Wen-Yong Lai, Yi Jiang, Wei-Dong Xu, Xin-Wen Zhang and Wei Huang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01480H, Paper
A six-armed star-shaped single-polymer system with simultaneous red, green, and blue emission was explored to achieve saturated and stabilized white emission.
Telma Costa, Diego de Azevedo, Beverly Stewart, Matti Knaapila, Artur J. M. Valente, Mario Kraft, Ullrich Scherf and Hugh D. Burrows
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01210D, Paper
Structural organization and photoluminescence properties of zwitterionic conjugated polymer–surfactant assemblies depend on specific and non-specific polymer–surfactant interactions within the aggregate.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01133G, Paper
Thieno[3,4-f][1,2,3,4,5]pentathiepine (C4S6) derivatives have been synthesized for the first time. Optical, electrochemical and structural properties of these derivatives are tuned by a judicious choice of end-capping. Additionally, chalcogenophene capped derivatives are electrochemically polymerized and studied.
Pengcheng Gu, Yifan Yao, Linlin Feng, Shujie Niu and Huanli Dong
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01373A, Minireview
In this MiniRev, we will highlight the recent advances in polymer phototransistors.
Alexander Ilchev, Rueben Pfukwa, Lebohang Hlalele, Marica Smit and Bert Klumperman
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01293G, Communication
The negative effect that a RAFT agent with a poor leaving group has on the evolution of molecular dispersity in a RAFT-mediated polymerization was shown to be mitigated by performing the polymerization in semi-batch mode.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01355K, Paper
Characterization of targeted redox-sensitive micelles self-assembled from polymer–drug conjugates exhibiting conspicuous drug loading capabilities, selective cellular uptake, rapid intracellular disassembly and drug release is presented.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01200G, Paper
π-Conjugated cis and trans radicals of poly(N-isobutyl-3-carbazolylacetylene) were stereospecifically prepared using the [Rh(norbornadiene)Cl]2-NEt3 catalyst, and their geometric structures were determined using the electron spin resonance (ESR) method.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01299F, Paper
Hydrogels have found wide applications in many fields. Although plenty of mature preparation methodologies have been available now, there is certainly a continuous impetus in developing new methods toward simplicity,...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01103E, Paper
Several novel multiblock copolymers (PEO-b-PS-b-PEO-Diyne)s, [PS-b-PEO-PEO-(OH)4]s and (PEO-b-PS-b-PEO-Acetal)s with the same compositions but different linkages were constructed, and their micellization and application were studied. Firstly, the precursor HO-PEO-b-PS-b-PEO-OH was prepared...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01063B, Paper
Thermoresponsive polymer-supporter catalyst consisting of ruthenium (Ru) main catalyst and ferrocene (Fc) cocatalyst were designed to realize both high activity and efficient removal of metal residues. The supported catalyst/cocatalyst was...
Vasilios Tsanaktsis, Zoe Terzopoulou, Stylianos Exarhopoulos, Dimitrios N. Bikiaris, D.S. Achilias, Dimitrios G. Papageorgiou and George Z Papageorgiou
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01367D, Paper
Poly(2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propylene furanoate) (PDMPF), an interesting sustainable biobased polyester based on 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), was synthesized by applying the two-stage melt polycondensation method. The polyester exhibited a melting temperature of...
Ke Wang, chengbin he, meiying liu, guangjian zeng, Hongye Huang, qing wan, Fengjie Deng, xiaoyong zhang and Yen Wei
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01513H, Paper
The combination of functional polymers and hydrophobic AIE dyes to prepare luminescent organic nanoparticles (LONs) with strong fluorescence, great water dispersibility and desirable biocompatibility have received numerous attentions for their...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01465D, Paper
The highly active, versatile and photoresponsive system for copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) click reaction has been developed using dibenzoyldiethylgermane (DBDEG) photoinitiator with copper (II) chloride (CuCl2)-N,N,N′,N′′,N′′-pentamethyldiethylenetriamine (PMDETA) ligand under...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01435B, Paper
Block copolymeric micellar nanoparticles in response to light and temperature change have been constructed for the controlled release of encapsulated molecules under stimulation with light and temperature change.
Senbin Chen, Matthias Schulz, Bob-Dan Lechner, Clement Appiah and Wolfgang H. Binder
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01329A, Paper
A X–Y2 type heterotropic single-chain polymer, Ba-(PnBuA-HW)2, is prepared in a one-pot two-step reaction, subsequently self-assembling into supramolecular dendrimers, which are displaying solvent-dependent disc-like hierarchical nanoscopic structures as evidenced by AFM.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01202C, Paper
The great effect of the monomer concentration on the block copolymer morphology under dispersion RAFT polymerization is found and demonstrated.
haiqiao wang, Zi Qiao, Meng Wang, Mingzhi Zhao, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Yongfang Li and Xiaoyu Li
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01193K, Paper
In order to investigate the effects of fluorine atoms on the photovoltaic performance, three 2-D D-A conjugated copolymers, namely PT-QX (0F), PT-FQX (1F) and PT-DFQX (2F), were designed and synthesized...

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