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Craig Wilson, Marcus Main, Nicholas Cooper, Michael E. Briggs, Andrew I Cooper and Dave Adams
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00040E, Paper
The need for porous materials to function as sorbents in order to allow for bulk uptake (and potential deactivation) of chemical warfare agent (CWA) stockpiles is of significant importance in the world...
 
Jingling Yan, Liang Zhu, Brian Chaloux and Michael A. Hickner
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00026J, Paper
Anion exchange membranes (AEM) with tunable properties were synthesized via bromination of poly(ether sulfone)s containing tetramethylbiphenol (TMBP) comonomers, followed by bromination, quaternization, and ion exchange. The bromination reactions of poly(ether...
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00021A, Paper
The inherent chemoselectivity of the thiol-Michael addition reaction enabled the synthesis of segmented copolymers using a one-pot, one-step procedure. The enhanced reactivity of a thiol towards an acrylate over a...
 
Kai Zhang, Yuxiang Hu, Lianzhou Wang, Jiyu Fan, Michael J. Monteiro and Zhongfan Jia
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00151G, Paper
This work reports the synthesis of high molecular weight poly(TEMPO methacrylate) and the molecular weight influence on electrochemical properties.
 
Xin Du, Linxian Li, Farid Behboodi-Sadabad, Alexander Welle, Junsheng Li, Stefan Heissler, Huijie Zhang, Nicolas Plumeré and Pavel A. Levkin
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00051K, Paper
Here we describe a facile and convenient method to achieve both spatial and temporal control of dopamine polymerization under basic conditions by the cooperative action of sodium ascorbate and UV irradiation.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00082K, Communication
A newly synthesised glucosamine-based monomer was able to undergo controlled polymerisation and retain amine functionality. The resulting polymer had mucoadhesive properties similar to chitosan.
 
Changxu Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Zixing Shi, Tiantian Li, Xiaodong Ma, Hongjie Xu, Jie Yin and Ming Tian
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00053G, Paper
Conventional hydrogels cross-linked by small molecular cross-linkers usually exhibit poor mechanical properties, limiting the application of hydrogels to a certain degree. Here, inspired by the fabrication technologies of elastomer, we...
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00170C, Paper
Poly(γ-3-methylthiopropyl-L-glutamate) (PMTPLG) with “clickable” thioether groups can be readily prepared from n-butylamine initiated ring-opening polymerization of γ-3-methylthiopropyl-L-glutamic acid based N-carboxyanhydride (MTPLG-NCA). Polypeptides bearing sulfonium moieties and different alkyl (i.e., methyl,...
 
Jacques Lalevée, Frederic Dumur, Didier Gigmes, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Nicolas Zivic, Mariem Bouzrati and Bernadette Graff
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00202E, Paper
The search for new photoinitiators (PI) and photoinitiating systems (PIS) absorbing in the visible wavelength range is of great interest and, nowadays, situated among the crucial subjects of interest. Contrary...
 
Hongjun Yang, Zhongrui Wang, Yulei Zheng, Wenyan Huang, Xiaoqiang Xue and Bibiao Jiang
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00174F, Paper
Here, we report the reversible complexation-mediated copolymerization (RCMcP) of vinyl and divinyl monomers for the synthesis of highly branched polymers.
 
Yangqing Tao, Fengkai He, Kaikai Jin, Jiajia Wang, Yuanqiang Wang, Junfeng Zhou, Jing Sun and Qiang Fang
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00047B, Paper
Anethole, a naturally occurring aromatic compound which can be extracted abundantly from plants like star anise, fennel and basil, has been conveniently transformed to a functional monomer in an overall yield of 81% via a two-step procedure.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02091G, Paper
A series of imidazole ionic liquid (IL) functionalized porous organic polymers (POPs) with high surface areas has been successfully prepared based on p-dichloroxylene (p-DCX) and N-methylimidazole (N-MI) as fundamental building...
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00252A, Paper
Cobalt dichloride complexes (Co1–Co9) carrying a novel type of hemilabile donor PN3 (L1–L3) or X[double bond, length as m-dash]PN3 (L4–L6, X = O; L7–L9, X = S) are reported as precursors for controlled polymerization of isoprene.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00130D, Paper
Construction of supramolecular chirality from achiral compounds has been exploited in small molecule, oligomer and polymer systems. However, the relationship between the structure of building blocks and induction of supramolecular...
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02104B, Paper
The radical polymerization of acetylene-bearing acrylates to linear clickable polymers represents a synthetic challenge because the acetylenes are too reactive to avoid chain branching or cross-linking. Herein, We report a...
 
Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Hao Sun, Christopher P. Kabb, Bryan S. Tucker, James H. Matthews, Hendrik Luesch and Brent S. Sumerlin
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00196G, Communication
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We report nanoassemblies based on block copolymers of N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) in which drug cleavage enhances the biological compatibility of the original polymer carrier by regeneration of HPMA units.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00152E, Paper
Divinyl sulfone and di- or multifunctional alcohols quantitatively react within minutes under solvent-less conditions upon addition of 4-dimethylaminopyridine.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02086K, Paper
Surface modified microfibers were prepared in a one-step process, and were prone to retain the activity and improve the stability of immobilized enzymes.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00193B, Communication
A [2]rotaxane cross-linker with one vinyl group in each component was synthesized as a vinylic cross-linker for highly toughened network polymers.
 
Yu-Jin Choi, Won-Jin Yoon, Dae-Yoon Kim, Min-Wook Park, Yumin Lee, Daseal Jung, Jin-Soo Kim, Yeon-Tae Yu, Cheul-Ro Lee and Kwang-Un Jeong
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00134G, Paper
For the fabrication of rewritable electro-optic devices, we prepared the randomly dispersed liquid crystal physical gels (LCPG) by constructing the well-defined hierarchical superstructure of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA)-based macrogelator (abbreviated as BTA3AZO)...
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02229D, Paper
Sequence regulation in the copolymerization of styrene and 1-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-1-phenylethylene is conveniently achieved via the modification of additives.
 
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00128B, Paper
The design of functional 3D macroporous monoliths has become a necessity for a wide range of applications. Traditional post-modification strategies of porous materials are efficient but often consist in tedious...
 
Alexandre Simula, Miren Aguirre, Nicholas Ballard, Antonio Veloso, José R. Leiza, Steven van Es and José M. Asua
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY02190E, Paper
The design of alkoxyamine/nitroxide species capable of mediating the polymerization of both styrene and methacrylic monomers has been notoriously difficult.
 
C. Lo Porto, F. Palumbo, G. Palazzo and P. Favia
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00103G, Communication
Vancomycin containing nano-capsules have been synthesized in one step by means of aerosol-assisted atmospheric pressure plasma.
 
Georgina L. Gregory, Elizabeth M. Hierons, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, Ram I. Sharma and Antoine Buchard
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00118E, Paper
A strategy using CO2 to invert the stereochemistry and cyclise natural sugars is presented and applied towards thymidine-based polymers by ring-opening polymerisation.
 

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