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Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00563B, Communication
Novel aliphatic polycarbonates with tunable number of cyclic carbonate and epoxide dual functional groups have been synthesized via a (ONSO)CrCl-mediated copolymerization of 4-vinyl-1-cyclohexene diepoxide with carbon dioxide in one pot....
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00734A, Paper
For synthetic glycopolymers, the multivalent carbohydrate-protein interactions have been mostly generated by homoglycopolymers so far, however, natural oligosaccharides tend to consist of various sugars and use this kind of heterogeneity...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00480F, Minireview
In this minireview, we report on the recent advances of utilization of nucleobases and DNA as templates to achieve well-defined supramolecular polymers, synthetic polymers, and sequence-controlled polymers.
Laura Zepeda-Velazquez, Benjamin Macphail and Michael A. Brook
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00492J, Paper
Silicone boronates efficiently spread on water and then form resilient elastomers as shown by the colored water-on-silicone-on-water films that form.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00482B, Communication
A facile method for preparing ABA tri-block functional elastomers via two-step RAFT emulsion polymerization is introduced in this work.
Haibo Wu, Bin Yang, Yuan Zhao, Yen Wei, Zhiming Wang, xing wang and lei tao
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00781C, Paper
By the combination of the tetra-component Ugi reaction and RAFT polymerization in one pot style, the multifunctional chain transfer agents (CTAs) contain both protein-reactive groups and trithiolcarbonate can be in...
Choong Ping Sen, Vanga Devendar Goud, Rekha Goswami Shrestha, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Katsuhiko Ariga and Suresh Valiyaveettil
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00847J, Paper
A series of A2B3 and A2B4 type hyperbranched polymers (HP1-HP3) based on 4,4’-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) was synthesized via Sonogashira cross coupling polymerization reactions. The target polymers were fully characterised with molecular...
George V. Theodosopoulos, Christopher M. Hurley, Jimmy W. Mays, Georgios Sakellariou and Durairaj Baskaran
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00720A, Paper
Synthesis of well-defined three-arm star homopolymers of polystyrene and polyisoprene with a novel trifunctional anionic initiator in hydrocarbon solvents without the addition of polar additives.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00703A, Communication
Room temperature phosphorescence emission was achieved by host–guest recognition between γ-cyclodextrin and a 4-bromo-1,8-naphthalic anhydride polymer, which can be controlled by the photo-isomerization of the azobenzene unit of the other polymer.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00675B, Review Article
Controlled living radical polymerizations, such as ATRP and RAFT polymerization, could be utilized for the preparation of well-defined organic–inorganic hybrid polymers based on POSS, PDMS, silica nanoparticles, graphene, CNTs and fullerene.
Mutyala Naidu Ganivada, Pawan Kumar, Pintu Kanjilal, Himadri Dinda, Jayasri Das Sarma and Raja Shunmugam
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00615A, Paper
The need for efficient nanoscale polymeric system that elegantly target cancer affected areas in the body arises. Since, drug efficacy is mostly disturbed by nonspecific cell and tissue biodistribution. Motivated...
Farid Ouhib, Ali Dirani, Abdel Aqil, Karine Glinel, Bernard Nysten, Alain Jonas, Christine JEROME and Christophe DETREMBLEUR
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00661B, Communication
Transparent and superhydrophobic coatings are attracting important interest for applications requiring transparency and self-cleaning ability of the substrate. Currently these coatings are prepared by multistep processes, are using organic solvents...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00711B, Paper
A library of thermoresponsive polymers were developed with hydrophobic polynorbornene backbones and hydrophilic N-alkyl-amide/imide side groups, whose thermoresponsive behaviour in water could be conveniently tuned in a wide temperature range.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00581K, Paper
A simple, effective and controllable photochemical thiol–ene click reaction was used to dramatically improve the electromechanical properties of SBS.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00745G, 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.
Afzal Muhammad Subhani, Burkhard Köhler, Christoph Gürtler, Walter Leitner and Thomas Ernst Müller
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00458J, Paper
Facile cross-linking of CO2-based unsaturated polyethercarbonates with polymercaptanes via thiol-ene click chemistry makes them highly interesting sustainable pre-polymers for material applications as elastomers and sealants. CO2-Based unsaturated polyethercarbonates, characterised by...
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00590J, Paper
Free radical bulk polymerizations exhibit complex kinetics due to the viscosity increase during the polymerization process. Especially the termination rate constant can be strongly influenced by the mobility of polymer...
Shen Tan, Zhengquan Lu, Jing Zhao, Jianan Zhang, Mingyuan Wu, Qingyun Wu and Jianjun Yang
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00544F, Paper
This paper reported a facile strategy to the large scale synthesis of multi-responsive core-shell microgels via seed miniemulsion copolymerization of N-vinylcaprolactam (NVCL) and acrylonitrile (AN) using 2,2'-azobis (2-methylpropionitrile) (AIBN) and...
Prajakta S Kulkarni, Manas K Haldar, Matthew I Confeld, Cody J Langaas, Xiaoyu Yang, Steven Y Qian and Sanku Mallik
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00623J, Communication
We have successfully synthesized a fluorescent triphenylphosphonium (TPP) compound containing two alkyne groups and conjugated it to an amphiphilic block copolymer. The resultant polymer was successfully incorporated into polymersomes. The...
Miao Qi, Shun Duan, Bingran Yu, Hao Yao, Wei Tian and Fu-Jian Xu
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00759G, Paper
PGMA-based supramolecular hyperbranched polycations were synthesized for effective gene delivery.
Jürgen Vitz, Tobias C. Majdanski, Alexander Meier, Pierre J. Lutz and Ulrich S. Schubert
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00402D, Paper
The synthesis of polymers with controlled molecular and structural parameters is challenging due to the required purity of the chemicals and the exclusion of protic impurities and oxygen in particular in the case of an anionic process as shown here.
Jin Tu, Min Zhao, Xuejun Zhan, Zhijun Ruan, Hao-Li Zhang, Qianqian Li and Zhen Li
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00631K, Paper
Through the nitrogen-centered anion reaction of PCT and GO, two new hybrids, RGO-PCT-i and RGO-PCT-s, were successfully prepared and applied as potential optical limiting materials.
Chloé GRAZON, Jutta Rieger, Patricia Beaunier, Rachel Meallet-Renault and Gilles Michel Clavier
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00646A, Paper
Fluorescent nanoparticles and nanocapsules (FNPs) were synthesized via a one-pot RAFT miniemulsion process copolymerizing BODIPY-methacrylate and styrene in water. Ultra-bright sub-100 nm core-shell nanoparticles could be obtained with BODIPY covalently...
Joe Collins, Zeyun Xiao, Markus Müllner and Luke A. Connal
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00635C, Review Article
The synthesis of new, highly functional and dynamic polymeric materials has risen dramatically since the introduction of click chemistry in 2001.
Polym. Chem., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00701E, Paper
Multiple drugs in combinatory therapy can improve the treatment of cancer due to their efficient reduction of multidrug resistance (MDR) of tumor cells. In this paper, we first synthesized a...

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