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Polymer Chemistry

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Sabrina Nehache, Mona Semsarilar, Martin In, Philippe Dieudonne-George, josephine laikeehim, Patrick Bron, Denis Bouyer, Andre Deratani and Damien Quémener
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00531H, Paper
Block copolymer assemblies are fascinating objects that have been studied for years. In this work, PS-PNaSS-PS ABA triblock copolymer was synthesized by RAFT polymerization and self-assembled in a selective medium...
Xudong Jiang, Yunhua Xu, Xiaohui Wang, Fan Yang, Andong Zhang, Cheng Li, Wei Ma and Weiwei Li
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00444C, Paper
In this work, we present a new strategy to use fused and twisted conjugated backbone to construct conjugated small molecules and polymers as electron acceptor for non-fullerene solar cells. The...
Ravichandran Honnavally Kollarigowda, Chiara Fedele, Carmela Rianna, Alejandro Calabuig, Anastasios C Manikas, Vito Pagliarulo, Pietro Ferraro, Silvia Cavalli and Paolo Antonio Netti
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00462A, Paper
In the call for novel stimuli-responsive biomaterials azobenzene-containing polymer brushes entail a remarkable potential. In fact, their ability to be patterned at the micro- and nanoscale using interference lithography (IL)...
Cansu Aydogan, Ceren Kutahya, Andrit Allushi, Gorkem Yilmaz and Yusuf Yagci
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00069C, Communication
A completely metal-free strategy was developed by combining Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) for the syntheses of block copolymers.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00570A, Paper
Smart carbon nanotube (CNT)-framed (SCNF) membranes were prepared by self-assembly of highly thermo conductive CNT molecules hybridized with chitosan (Chit) in a core–shell structure and then by chemical integration of a temperature-responsive copolymer, poly(NIPAAm-co-BVIm) (or pNIBIm), as an additional outer shell.
Asad Asadujjaman, Vahid Ahmadi, Meral Yalcin, Niels ten Brummelhuis and Annabelle Bertin
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00539C, Paper
Two thermoresponsive polyacrylamides based on the 2,6-diaminopyridine motif were synthesized and their UCST-type reversible thermoresponsive behaviour was studied in water/alcohol mixtures.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00453B, Paper
The incorporation of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments in homopolymers leads to their self-assembly into nanostructures in selective solvents, owing to their amphiphilic character. Here we report the RAFT polymerization...
Fern Sinclair, Mohammed Alkattan, Joëlle Prunet and Michael P. Shaver
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00340D, Review Article
The use of olefin cross metathesis in preparing functional polymers, through either pre-functionalisation of monomers or post-polymerisation functionalisation is growing in both scope and breadth, as discussed in this review article.
Chih-Chia Cheng, Jui-Hsu Wang, Wei-Tsung Chuang, Zhi-Sheng Liao, Jyun-Jie Huang, Shan-You Huang, Wen-Lu Fan and D. J. Lee
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00684E, Paper
Simple construction and manipulation of low-molecular-weight supramolecular polymers, based on incorporation of self-complementary multiple hydrogen bonding interactions, with the desired dynamic response characteristics to achieve high-efficiency supramolecular assembly and control...
Hendrik Woehlk, Jan Steinkönig, Christiane Lang, Anja S. Goldmann, Leonie Barner, James P Blinco, Kathryn Fairfull-Smith and Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00506G, Communication
We introduce the high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometric (ESI MS) structural elucidation of polymerized 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine (L-DOPA) carrying 1-methoxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-amide groups in the side chain. Critically, our powerful ESI MS platform unambiguously...
Gérald Lopez, Marc Guerre, Bruno Ameduri, Jean-Pierre Habas and Vincent Ladmiral
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00580F, Communication
A 4-arm star PVDF was synthesized as an appealing alternative to PVDF/PMMA blends since it provides crosslinked PVDF transparent coatings via photocrosslinking. The process is very fast and versatile, the...
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00359E, Paper
The organo-soluble and extremely stable polynorbornene PHNB-HPB with a hexaphenylbenzene (HPB) moiety was prepared by ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) followed by hydrogenation. The hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene (HBC)-containing PHNB-HBC, which is insoluble in...
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00486A, Paper
Ring-opening metathesis polymerisation (ROMP) of oxanorbornene esters by Grubbs second generation catalyst is used to prepare a range of wholly biomass-derivable homo and copolymers.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00536A, Paper
From themed collection Pioneering Investigators
Cladribine (CdA)-based polymer prodrug nanoparticles were obtained by “drug-initiated” RAFT polymerization of squalenyl methacrylate (SqMA) from two different CdA-bearing chain transfer agents (CTAs) to evaluate the influence of the nature of the linkage between CdA and the CTA, and the bulkiness of the polymer, on the drug release and the biological performance.
Roberto Yañez-Macias, Ihor Kulai, Jens Ulbrich, Turgay Yildirim, Pelin Sungur, Stephanie Hoeppener, Ramiro Guerrero-Santos, Ulrich S. Schubert, Mathias Destarac, Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez and Simon Harrisson
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00495H, Paper
From themed collection Pioneering Investigators
Amphiphilic gradient copolymers with thermoresponsive properties were synthesized in one pot via RAFT copolymerization.
Yueyan Zhang, Katrina M. Konopka, Richard S. Glass, Kookheon Char and Jeffrey Pyun
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00587C, Paper
From themed collection Pioneering Investigators
Poly(sulfur-random-styrene) was made via inverse vulcanization and used for dynamic covalent copolymerization (DCP) to incorporate novel vinylic monomers.
Rauan B. Smail, Ryan L. Jezorek, Jānis Lejnieks, Mojtaba Enayati, Silvia Grama, Michael J. Monteiro and Virgil Percec
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00557A, Paper
Transformation of SET-LRP catalyzed with Cu(0) wire from single phase (acetone/water = 9/1, v/v) into biphase (acetone/water = 8/2, v/v).
Yoshi W. Marien, Paul H. M. Van Steenberge, Katrin B. Kockler, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Marie-Françoise Reyniers, Guy B. Marin and Dagmar R. D'hooge
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00412E, Paper
A fast method allowing the estimation of the photodissociation quantum yield in pulsed laser polymerization is presented.
Richard Albigès, Pauline Klein, Stéphanie Roi, François Stoffelbach, Costantino Creton, Laurent Bouteiller and Jutta Rieger
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00302A, Communication
From themed collection Pioneering Investigators
Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) provides nanofibers that may be used as reinforcing fillers for all-organic aqueous coatings.
Dewen Zhou, Siming Dong, Rhiannon P. Kuchel, Sebastien Perrier and Per B. Zetterlund
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00552K, Paper
It is demonstrated how the morphology of polymeric nanoparticles produced via polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) in dispersion can be conveniently tuned via the pH and ionic strength.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00274B, Paper
A thermoresponsive polymer of the tertiary amide-based polyacrylamide, PNASME, was synthesized and its tunable thermoresponse was investigated.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00189D, Paper
An easy and efficient method has been developed for preparation of sulfonic acid functional cyclic and polymeric phosphazenes by selective covalent protection of the sulfonic acid moiety.
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00228A, Paper
Tandem olefin cross-metathesis (CM) and thiol-Michael addition for modification of cellulose derivatives”.
Zhi Qiao, Teng Qiu, Weiwei Liu, Liangdong Zhang, Jinqiang Tu, Longhai Guo and Xiaoyu Li
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00464H, Paper
A clean method for preparing ABCBA penta-block terpolymers was developed in a surfactant and organic solvent free emulsion system via one-pot RAFT polymerization.
Hitoshi Saito, Jieran Chen, Junpei Kuwabara, Takeshi Yasuda and Takaki Kanbara
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00332C, Paper
The synthesis of π-conjugated polymers starting from unfunctionalized aromatic monomers via sequential bromination/direct arylation polycondensation was investigated.

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The ongoing research activities in the field of lignocellulosic biomass for production of value-added chemicals and polymers that can be utilized to replace petroleum-based materials are reviewed.
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00263J
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Recent advances in the fine topology regulation of hyperbranched polymers from an A2 + B3 strategy were presented from the perspectives of topology description and architecture control.
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00409A
Published: 30 Mar 2016
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This work developed the first example of PET-ATRP using a reductive pathway, which provides new opportunities for the synthesis of well-controlled polymer architectures through a photochemical approach.
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01765C
Published: 26 Nov 2015

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