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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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shaghayegh hamzehlou, Nicholas Ballard, Yuri Reyes, Amaia Agirre, Jose Maria Asua and Jose R. Leiza
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01990G, Paper
The formation of midchain radicals (MCRs) and their subsequent fate heavily influences the radical polymerization of acrylic monomers. This article aims to shed light on the discrepancies between the activation...
Zhan-Qi Cao, Zhou-Lin Luan, Qi Zhang, Rui-Rui Gu, Jun Ren and Da-Hui Qu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01944C, Communication
A side-chain polyrotaxane system can generate a remarkable fluorescent signal change in response to acid/base stimuli.
Steve Neumann, Diana Döhler, Dieter Ströhl and Wolfgang H Binder
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01818H, Paper
The achievement of self-healing (SH) at ambient conditions (low temperature, no external input of energy) still presents a significant area of research, strongly linked to fast and efficient cross-linking reactions....
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01917F, Paper
One-pot preparation of the BAB triblock copolymer nano-objects of polystyrene-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine)-block-polystyrene (PS-b-P4VP-b-PS) containing a central solvophilic A block and two outer solvophobic B blocks through dispersion RAFT polymerization is proposed. Ascribed...
Liang Zhang, Youli Jia, Hui Wang, Dan-Wei Zhang, Qi Zhang, Yi Liu and Zhan-Ting Li
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02054A, Communication
2D single-layer supramolecular organic frameworks have been constructed, which exhibit antimicrobial activity and pH-responsivity.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02026C, Paper
We present a new composite material composed of pH sensitive fluorescent dyes in a poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based hydrogel and incorporating glucose oxidase (GOx), which provides a platform for fluorescence sensing of glucose.
H. Yoshimitsu, E. Korchagina, A. Kanazawa, S. Kanaoka, F. M. Winnik and S. Aoshima
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01976A, Paper
Novel dual thermosensitive diblock copolymers with an imidazolium salt and oxyethylene side-chains which self-assemble into micelles and vesicles in water depending on the temperature are precisely synthesized.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00045B, Paper
Surface modification of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) was conducted through surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP). The pendant epoxide of PGMA was ring-opened by cystamine dihydrochloride,...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02072G, Paper
In this study, one statistical and nine well-defined ABC triblock thermoresponsive terpolymers were synthesised via group transfer polymerisation (GTP). The A, B, and C blocks were based on poly(ethylene glycol)...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00060F, Paper
ABSTRACT: Self-assembly mediated synthesis was successfully adopted in the preparation of Janus long-chain hyperbranched copolymer composed of polystyrene (PSt) and poly[oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate] (POEGMA) dendrons. Firstly, seesaw macromonomers with one...
Lu Dedai, Yongyong Zhang, Ting'e Li, Yunfei Li, Hongsen Wang, Zhiqiang Shen, Qiangbing Wei and Zi Qiang Lei
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01844G, Paper
The incorporation of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) residues in mussel-like biomimetic copolymers have drawn great attention due to their adhesive properties. In this work, a series of temperature-sensitive and hyperbranched poly(amino acid)s...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00057F, Paper
Stimuli-responsive nanomaterials have a promising prospect of application in controlled intracellular drug delivery. In this paper, we fabricated thermo- and redox-responsive biodegradable nanogels by precipitation copolymerization of 2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethyl methacrylate,...
Thomas Blin, Aleksandr Kakinen, Emily H Pilkington, Angela Ivask, F Ding, John F Quinn, Michael R Whittaker, Pu Chun Ke and Thomas P. Davis
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02024G, Paper
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is an established grafting agent for engineered materials deployed in aqueous environments including biological systems. Phosphorylcholine (PC) has shown promise as a viable strategy for enhancing the...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02047F, Communication
Unlike the more active monomer (MAM), the techniques for the controlled polymerization of less active monomer (LAM) is still deficient, special controlled radical polymerization (CRP) techniques or mediators are usually...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02025E, Paper
A novel polymer–enzyme conjugate, O-HTCC–SOD, was prepared to improve the therapeutic potential of SOD in vitro and in vivo.
Haiqin Deng, Engui Zhao, Anakin C. S. Leung, Rongrong Hu, Yun Zhang, Jacky W. Y. Lam and Ben Zhong Tang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00024J, Paper
Sequential coupling-hydroamination polymerizations toward helical and luminescent polymers.
Lakshmeesha Upadhyaya, Mona Semsarilar, Rodrigo Fernández-Pacheco, Gema Martinez, Reyes Mallada, André Deratani and Damien Quemener
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01888A, Paper
Acid decorated diblock copolymer nano-objects were prepared by polymerization-induced self-assembly via RAFT dispersion polymerization of methyl methacrylate. Spheres were used to prepare thin film membranes.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01948F, Communication
External control over the antifreeze protein mimetic activity of poly(vinyl alcohol) is enabled by Fe3+ driven supramoelcular assembly.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01656H, Paper
Polypeptide–PEG miktoarm star copolymers with a fluorescently labeled core have been synthesized and exhibit dual functions of gene delivery and bioimaging.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01808K, Paper
A schematic of the complete process of DOX-loaded mPEG-SS-PNLG micelles uptake into tumor cells and intracellular release of DOX; size distribution of mPEG-SS-PNLG (90%) micelles and in vivo antitumor efficacy.
Aminreza Khodabandeh, R. Dario Arrua, Christopher T. Desire, Thomas Rodemann, Stefan A. F. Bon, Stuart C. Thickett and Emily F. Hilder
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02012C, Paper
Oil-in-water (‘inverse’) High Internal Phase Emulsions (HIPEs) have been prepared using an amphiphilic macro-RAFT agent with toluene as the internal dispersed phase (∼80 vol%) and an aqueous monomer solution as the continuous phase.
Jan Winsberg, Simon Muench, Tino Hagemann, Sabine Morgenstern, Tobias Janoschka, Mark Billing, Felix H. Schacher, Guillaume Hauffman, Jean-François Gohy, Stephanie Hoeppener, Martin D. Hager and Ulrich S. Schubert
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02036K, Paper
A poly(TEMPO methacrylate)-poly(styrene) block copolymer was utilised as catholyte in polymer/zinc hybrid flow batteries.
Yong-Hao Ma, Jingjing Yang, Bolin Li, Yao-Wen Jiang, Xiaolin Lu and Zhan Chen
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01773D, Paper
A biodegradable and injectable polymer–liposome hydrogel crosslinked via dynamic Schiff base bonding with distinct multi-responsive and self-healing properties can be applied as a promising cell carrier material.
Giovanna Sicilia, Adrienne L. Davis, Sebastian G. Spain, Johannes P. Magnusson, Nathan R. B. Boase, Kristofer J. Thurecht and Cameron Alexander
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01883H, Paper
The efficacy of novel 19F nucleic acid–polymer conjugates as sensitive and selective in vitro reporters of DNA binding events is demonstrated through a number of rapid-acquisition MR sequences.
Junfei Zhao, Yanyan Zhou, Yu Zhou, Nianchen Zhou, Xiangqiang Pan, Zhengbiao Zhang and Xiulin Zhu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01861G, Paper
A straightforward approach for the synthesis of cyclic polymers in a one-pot reaction.

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