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Polymer Chemistry

Encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas
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Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00938J, Paper
Micelles self-assembled by block copolymers are widely used in nano science and biomedical science. In the past few decades, great efforts have been made to the synthesis, characterization and applications...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00927D, Paper
A novel series of photobase generators (PBG), quaternary ammonium salts of phenylglyoxylic acid (PA) having the ability to generate highly strong bases such as 1,8–diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec–7–ene (DBU), 1,5–diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non–5–ene (DBN) or 1,1,3,3–tetramethylguanidine...
Chuantao Gu, Manjun Xiao, Xichang Bao, Liangliang Han, Dangqiang Zhu, Ning Wang, Shuguang Wen, Weiguo Zhu and Renqiang Yang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00881B, 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.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00791C, Paper
New low bandgap conjugated copolymers based on isoindigo and three different chalcogenophenes (thiophene, selenophene and tellurophene) were synthesized (denoted as PIT, PISe and PITe, respectively) to investigate the effect of...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00778F, Paper
Well-defined photoresponsive polymers with high density of benzospiropyran.
Andrea Laybourn, Robert Dawson, Rob Clowes, Tom Hasell, Andrew I. Cooper, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak and Dave J. Adams
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00647J, Paper
The mechanism of network formation for a conjugated microporous polymer (CMP-1) has been investigated in detail.
V. J. Cunningham, L. P. D. Ratcliffe, A. Blanazs, N. J. Warren, A. J. Smith, O. O. Mykhaylyk and S. P. Armes
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00856A, Paper
Tuning the thermo-responsive behavior of statistical diblock copolymer worms.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00851K, Paper
An amphiphilic ABA triblock copolymer bearing PIB and perfluorocyclobutyl aryl ether-containing segments was prepared via sequential living carbocationic polymerization and ATRP.
Melis Kesik, Huseyin Akbulut, Saniye Söylemez, Şevki Can Cevher, Gönül Hızalan, Yasemin Arslan Udum, Takeshi Endo, Shuhei Yamada, Ali Çırpan, Yusuf Yağcı and Levent Toppare
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00850B, Paper
A novel approach for the fabrication of a biosensor from a conducting polymer bearing polypeptide segments and ferrocene moieties is reported.
Bryan D. Paulsen, Joshua C. Speros, Megan S. Claflin, Marc A. Hillmyer and C. Daniel Frisbie
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00832D, Paper
A donor–acceptor statistical copolymer series spanning the entire composition window was prepared and studied in organic solar cells.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00815D, Communication
A novel strategy using polyhomologation and ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) has been developed for the synthesis of well-defined polyethylene (PE) molecular brushes. Polyhomologation was used to afford an OH-terminated...
Anthony Kermagoret, Kevin Mathieu, Jean-Michel THOMASSIN, Charles-Andre Fustin, Roland Duchêne, Christine Jerome, Christophe DETREMBLEUR and Antoine Debuigne
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00852A, Paper
Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) and poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PNVP) are water soluble polymers of interest especially in the biomedical field. Moreover, PNVCL is characterized by a lower critical solution temperature close to 36 °C...
Davy-Louis Versace, Jacques Lalevée, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Didier GIGMES, Eric Leroy, Julie Bourgon and Dumur Frederic
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00716F, Paper
[N,N'-Bis(salicylidene)-1,2-phenylenediamine]zinc(II) (ZnC) exhibits unexpected properties as a photoinitiator or an additive for both free-radical photopolymerization reactions and in-situ formation of Zn-based fillers under light activation in aerated conditions. The ZnC/2,2-dimethoxy-2-phenylacetophenone...
Hongying Lv, Xiaoli Zhao, Zidong Li, Dalei Yang, Zhongliang Wang and Xiaoniu Yang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00758A, Paper
The introduction of fluorine atom into a copolymer of dithienosilole–benzothiadiazole causes significant enhancement in the PSCs with the PCE increasing from 4.68% to 6.70%.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00687A, Paper
Synthesis of multifunctional poly(L-histidine) containing polypeptides and hybrid polymers for controlled drug delivery applications.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00740A, Paper
In this paper we describe a new polymer that combines an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) and reversible physical gelation in ethanol–water mixtures.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00548A, Paper
The dual-cure polymerization of an acrylate resin was investigated by combining a conventional technique (temperature measurement at the surface and in the deep) with confocal Raman microscopy. Polymerization was first...
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00684D, Paper
The SG1-mediated copolymerization of 2-(diethyl)aminoethyl methacrylate (DEAEMA) and a small percentage of styrene (S) was performed.
Thomas D. Michl, Katherine E. S. Locock, Natalie Emilia Stevens, John D. Hayball, Krasimir Vasilev, Almar Postma, Yue Qu, Ana Traven, Matthias Haeussler, Laurence Meagher and Hans J. Griesser
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00652F, Paper
We report the use of RAFT polymerization to obtain eight cationic methacrylate polymers bearing amine or guanidine pendant groups, while varying the R- and Z-RAFT end-groups.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00902A, Paper
Living/controlled radical copolymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene and N-vinylpyrrolidone has been successfully achieved at room temperature under 60Co γ-ray irradiation in the presence of ethyl 2-(ethoxycarbonothioylthio) acetate. The living/controlled character of the...
Xiaoyu Chen, Haiwang Lai, Chunsheng Xiao, Huayu Tian, Xuesi Chen, Xianhong Wang and Youhua Tao
Polym. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00930D, Paper
Lysine, a renewable resource from biomass fermentation, was simply converted to its corresponding α-hydroxyl acids and then cyclized to give the pure O-carboxyanhydride (OCA) monomer. Ring-opening polymerization of the resulting...
Lise Maisonneuve, Anne-Laure Wirotius, Carine Alfos, Etienne Grau and Henri Cramail
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00922C, Communication
Highly reactive (bis) 6-membered cyclic carbonates (b6CC) were prepared from fatty acid derivatives. Isocyanate free poly(hydroxyurethane)s were then synthesized and characterized.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00550C, Paper
The effects of photochemical and photonic parameters are investigated on the chain length of poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) as formed by the free radical photopolymerization process.
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00867G, Paper
RAFT dispersion polymerization in cononsolvents produces thermoresponsive nanogels with controlled composition, functionality and architecture.
Qiaorong Han, Yuliang Jiang, Can Jin, Shanshan Cheng, Xiaoxia Wang, Xiangyu Wang and Bingxiang Wang
Polym. Chem., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY00787E, Communication
Novel hyperbranched polyester nanorods HBPE-CICA6 and HBPE-CICA2 were obtained and used to establish a highly sensitive fluorescent sensor for Fe3+ ions.

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