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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, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00436E, Paper
A facile synthetic pathway to branched graft copolymers has been developed by combination of self-condensing vinyl polymerization (SCVP), reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization and aldehyde-aminooxy reaction. RAFT polymerization of...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00534E, Paper
Diffusion dynamics of topological isomers of polymer molecules was investigated at the single-molecule level in a melt state by employing the fluorophore-incorporated 4-armed star and the corresponding doubly-cyclized, 8-shaped poly(THF)...
Lingzhi Liu, Libin Wu, Junyan Tan, Lin Wang, Qing Liu, Pingwei Liu and Li Liu
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00200A, Paper
Nucleobase-conjugated biodynamers are generated by RAFT polymerization and the transthioesterification reaction. The biodynamers containing thioester linkages demonstrate GSH-responsive feature, and can interact with melamine and ATP in water.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00401B, Paper
Stereoblock copolymer networks were prepared by reactions of methylenediphenyl 4,4’-diisocyanate (MDI) with hydroxy-terminated 4-armed star-shaped L-lactide and D-lactide oligomers (H4LLAO and H4DLAO) with degree of polymerization per one arm, n...
Lidia Jasinska-Walc, Aleksandra Wroblewska, Arkadiusz Zych, Shanmugam Thiyagarajan, Dmytro V Dudenko, Daan van ES, Michael Ryan Hansen, Cor Koning and Robbert Duchateau
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00521C, Paper
As part of our ongoing study investigating isohexide-based polyamides we have synthesized isosorbide(bis(propan-1-amine)) (DAPIS) and studied its reactivity in the polymerization towards fully biobased polyamides. Polycondensation of nylon salts with...
Andrea Pucci, Antonella Battisti, Marco Geppi, Giacomo Ruggeri, Silvia Borsacchi, Giuseppa Gullo, Francesca Martini and Marco Carlotti
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00486A, Paper
We report on a thermochromic system suitable for sensing temperature changes in the 30–70 °C regime based on linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) films doped with N,N'-bis-(1'-phenylethyl)-perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxydiimide (PE-Pery), a fluorescent...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00358J, Paper
A low band-gap copolymer consisting of 9,10-thienyl-substituted anthracene (TA) as an electron-donating unit and diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) as an electron-withdrawing unit has been synthesized and applied to the donor material in...
Yi Zhao, Li-Ping Lv, Shuai Jiang, Katharina Landfester and Daniel Crespy
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00323G, Review Article
Recent progress in the design, preparation, and application of stimuli-responsive polymer nanocapsules with enhanced capabilities for payloads delivery are reviewed.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00396B, Paper
A zwitterionic polysulfobetaine-based macro-CTA is used for the synthesis of spheres, worms or vesicles via aqueous RAFT dispersion polymerization of 2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate (HPMA). These new diblock copolymer nano-objects exhibit high tolerance of added salt.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00234F, Paper
Novel pH-tunable thermoresponsive 3-azido-2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate-based polymers displaying LCST and UCST in phosphate buffer solutions were successfully synthesized by ATRP.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00166H, Paper
An environmentally friendly emulsion technique produces uniform nanoparticles with precise control over molecular weight and particle size.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00354G, Review Article
The applications of halogen bonding in surface functionalization, soft, luminescent and magnetic materials, interpenetrated networks, synthetic methods, and separation and inclusion techniques are reviewed.
Gérald Lopez, Chun Gao, Linlin Li, Faith J. Wyzgoski, Alagappan Thenappan, Peter L. Rinaldi and Bruno Ameduri
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00271K, Paper
The synthesis of poly(chlorotrifluoroethylene-co-vinylidene chloride) copolymers was revisited and thorough analyses performed by NMR revealed resonance assignments.
Deborah K. Schneiderman, Erin M. Hill, Mark T. Martello and Marc A. Hillmyer
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00202H, Paper
The midblock composition of poly(lactide)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone-co-ε-decalactone)-block-poly(lactide) is used to tune block polymer melting point, crystallinity, segregation strength and tensile properties.
Chao Yuan, Jiangna Guo, Zhihong Si and Feng Yan
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00423C, Minireview
Microemulsions are thermodynamically stable solutions comprising of two immiscible liquids, and at least one additional component, typically a surfactant. The use of microemulsions as templates for synthesis of nanostructured polymer...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00466G, Communication
Poly(ethyl ethylene phosphate) (PEEP) modified cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) (CNC-g-PEEP) were synthesized through a “grafting onto” process, in which a combination of ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) “click”...
Jingjing Liu, Cheng Chen, Zhenjiang Li, Wenzhuo Wu, Xu Zhi, Qiguo Zhang, Hao Wu, Xin Wang, Saide Cui and Kai Guo
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00508F, Communication
A hydrogen-bond motif based on a squaramide and sparteine efficiently promoted the ring-opening polymerization of L-lactide at ambient temperature.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00235D, Paper
Tetraphenyl-5,5-dioctylcyclopentadiene based porous organic polymers were fabricated in the form of powder, soluble in organic solvents and nanoparticles and were explored for gas adsorption and chemosensing.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00107B, Paper
This work suggests a feasible methodology to produce a functionalized ultrafine fibrous carrier with the capacity to fabricate solid catalysts in the future.
Anthony Kermagoret, Benjamin Wenn, Antoine Debuigne, Christine Jérôme, Thomas Junkers and Christophe Detrembleur
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00299K, Paper
The implementation of cobalt-mediated radical polymerization (CMRP) for continuous microflow reactor synthesis is described.
Hao Yang, Rujiang Ma, Jing Yue, Chang Li, Yong Liu, Yingli An and Linqi Shi
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00170F, Paper
Polymer vesicles fabricated based on the complexation between PBA- and GA containing block copolymers exhibited glucose-responsiveness at physiological pH.
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00493D, Paper
Sequence-controlled degradable polymers with precisely placed breakable bonds in the main chain were synthesized by controlled alternating cationic copolymerization of vinyl ethers (VEs) and aldehydes. Novel linear polymers with acid-labile...
Jingqing Li, Peitao Xiao, Hongfei Li, Yao Zhang, Feifei Xue, Baojing Luo, Shaoyong Huang, Yingrui Shang, Huiying Wen, Jesper deClaville Christiansen, Donghong Yu and Shichun Jiang
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00254K, Paper
Poly(L-lactide) (PLLA)/Graphene Nanosheets (GNSs) composite and pure PLLA were prepared by solution blending method. Crystalline structures and crystallization behaviors of PLLA in the composite were investigated by XRD, POM, SAXS,...
Chengsha Wei, Mingming Chen, Dong Liu, Weiming Zhou, Majid Khan, Xibo Wu, Ningdong Huang and Liangbin Li
Polym. Chem., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00366K, Communication
In this communication, we reported the recyclability of a disulfide bond cross-linking ion gel with high toughness and ionic conductivity based on re-shaping and restructuring under heat and pressure in...
Polym. Chem., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00392J, Paper
Poly(2-oxazoline)s are receiving large current interest based on their potential use in biomedical applications. Here we report a novel, straightforward route towards functional poly(2-oxazoline)s by Passerini and Ugi reactions.

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