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Themed collection Polymers in liquid formulations

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Emerging investigator series: polymeric nanocarriers for agricultural applications: synthesis, characterization, and environmental and biological interactions

This review discusses polymeric nanocarriers for agrochemical delivery, from synthesis, characterization, and release, to benefits for agrochemical efficiency and sustainability.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: polymeric nanocarriers for agricultural applications: synthesis, characterization, and environmental and biological interactions
Open Access Critical Review

Future opportunities for bio-based adhesives – advantages beyond renewability

A review pointing out and exemplifiying the advantages bio-based adhesives can bring compared to petroleum-based adhesives beyond their renewability.

Graphical abstract: Future opportunities for bio-based adhesives – advantages beyond renewability
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

The transfer and amplification of cyanostilbene molecular function to advanced flexible optical paints through self-crosslinkable side-chain liquid crystal polysiloxanes

Advanced flexible optical paints are created using the maximized functionality and availability of PMHS, which allows polarized emissive and photopatternable secret coatings on a macroscopic area.

Graphical abstract: The transfer and amplification of cyanostilbene molecular function to advanced flexible optical paints through self-crosslinkable side-chain liquid crystal polysiloxanes
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

Effect of molecular weight and polymer composition on gallol-functionalized underwater adhesive

A gallol-functionalized polymer showed strong adhesion ability underwater. The effect of molecular weight and gallol content have been optimized resulting in the underwater adhesion strength as high as 4 MPa.

Graphical abstract: Effect of molecular weight and polymer composition on gallol-functionalized underwater adhesive
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

Hydrogel networks as underwater contact adhesives for different surfaces

We have developed strong and durable hydrogel adhesives for underwater bonding.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogel networks as underwater contact adhesives for different surfaces
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

A reversible underwater glue based on photo- and thermo-responsive dynamic covalent bonds

A reversible underwater glue exhibits strong and widely tunable adhesion in response to orthogonal photo- and thermal stimuli.

Graphical abstract: A reversible underwater glue based on photo- and thermo-responsive dynamic covalent bonds
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

Algae–mussel-inspired hydrogel composite glue for underwater bonding

We demonstrate a new approach to formulate mussel-inspired underwater adhesives, without requiring chemical conjugation of adhesive functionality to polymer.

Graphical abstract: Algae–mussel-inspired hydrogel composite glue for underwater bonding
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Communication

Multimodal underwater adhesion using self-assembled Dopa-bearing ABA triblock copolymer networks

Self-assembled mechanically robust Dopa-bearing triblock copolymer networks improve underwater adhesion through both energy dissipation and interfacial bonding.

Graphical abstract: Multimodal underwater adhesion using self-assembled Dopa-bearing ABA triblock copolymer networks
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Recyclable, reprocessable, self-adhered and repairable carbon fiber reinforced polymers using full biobased matrices from camphoric acid and epoxidized soybean oil

Recyclable carbon fiber composites were prepared using full biobased dynamic matrices from camphoric acid and epoxidized soybean oil.

Graphical abstract: Recyclable, reprocessable, self-adhered and repairable carbon fiber reinforced polymers using full biobased matrices from camphoric acid and epoxidized soybean oil
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Synthesis and structural characterization of bio-based bis(cyclic carbonate)s for the preparation of non-isocyanate polyurethanes

Full chemical structure characterization of cyclic carbonates from diepoxides synthesized using sustainable bio-based polyols with different molecular weights and carbon dioxide.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structural characterization of bio-based bis(cyclic carbonate)s for the preparation of non-isocyanate polyurethanes
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Synthesis and characterization of fully biobased polyesters with tunable branched architectures

A series of sugar-derived triols and biobased diacids were combined to prepare fully biobased branched polyesters with different structural features by melt polycondensation.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of fully biobased polyesters with tunable branched architectures
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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HMF–glycerol acetals as additives for the debonding of polyurethane adhesives

Diols prepared via acetalisation of HMF with glycerol were incorporated into polyurethanes. This additive enables the selective debonding by acid-catalysed hydrolysis of PU-based adhesives to facilitate the recycling of components at the end of life of the product.

Graphical abstract: HMF–glycerol acetals as additives for the debonding of polyurethane adhesives
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Smart nanocomposites of chitosan/alginate nanoparticles loaded with copper oxide as alternative nanofertilizers

A chitosan and sodium alginate complex acts as a biodegradable shell to release nanoscaled nutrients, CuO nanoparticles, as an alternative smart delivery nanofertilizer.

Graphical abstract: Smart nanocomposites of chitosan/alginate nanoparticles loaded with copper oxide as alternative nanofertilizers
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

High performance LiMnFePO4/Li4Ti5O12 full cells by functionalized polymeric additives

Herein, we report a novel class of additives based on functional polymers for electrode fabrication applied in the first fast charge–discharge and high-voltage LiMnFePO4/Li4Ti5O12 batteries operating at 3.0 V.

Graphical abstract: High performance LiMnFePO4/Li4Ti5O12 full cells by functionalized polymeric additives
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Stratification of polymer–colloid mixtures via fast nonequilibrium evaporation

In drying liquid films of polymer–colloid mixtures, stratification in which polymers are placed on top of larger colloids is studied.

Graphical abstract: Stratification of polymer–colloid mixtures via fast nonequilibrium evaporation
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Synthesis and antibacterial investigation of cationic waterborne polyurethane containing siloxane

Cationic waterborne polyurethane containing siloxane and quaternary ammonium salt in the side chain was synthesized, which showed an enhanced antibacterial property and hydrophobicity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and antibacterial investigation of cationic waterborne polyurethane containing siloxane
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Hydrophilic surfaces from simple dip-coating method: amphiphilic block copolymers with zwitterionic group form antifouling coatings under atmospheric conditions

Amphiphilic block copolymers with zwitterionic group form antifouling coatings under atmospheric conditions by a dip-coating method.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophilic surfaces from simple dip-coating method: amphiphilic block copolymers with zwitterionic group form antifouling coatings under atmospheric conditions
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Interaction between a nano-formulation of atrazine and rhizosphere bacterial communities: atrazine degradation and bacterial community alterations

Nanotechnology can potentially revolutionize the agricultural industry by offering nano-formulations of pesticides, the so-called nano-pesticides, but the adverse effects of nano-pesticides must be known in non-target organisms.

Graphical abstract: Interaction between a nano-formulation of atrazine and rhizosphere bacterial communities: atrazine degradation and bacterial community alterations
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Self-healable transparent polymer/salt hybrid adhesive via a ternary bonding effect

A transparent self-healable hybrid adhesive with multiple functions based on a novel co-existing ternary bridging bond self-healing mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Self-healable transparent polymer/salt hybrid adhesive via a ternary bonding effect
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Hybrid free-radical and cationic photo-polymerization of bio-based monomers derived from seed oils – control of competitive processes by experimental design

Experimental design helps define optimal compositions for a 3-component photo-initiating system for IPNs synthesized from mixed epoxidized and acrylated triglycerides.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid free-radical and cationic photo-polymerization of bio-based monomers derived from seed oils – control of competitive processes by experimental design
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Study on the adsorption mechanism of benzoylurea insecticides onto modified hyperbranched polysilicon materials

Several hyperbranched polysilicon with different end group modifications were prepared, and the adsorption mechanism of benzoylureas onto the obtained materials were investigated based on the density functional theory and adsorption studies.

Graphical abstract: Study on the adsorption mechanism of benzoylurea insecticides onto modified hyperbranched polysilicon materials
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Paper

Biosourced terpenoids for the development of sustainable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives via emulsion polymerisation

Terpenoid-based (meth)acrylates are introduced in waterborne acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives via emulsion polymerization. These materials showed good tack, peel strength and shear resistance properties, comparable to a petroleum-based benchmark.

Graphical abstract: Biosourced terpenoids for the development of sustainable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives via emulsion polymerisation
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Fragmentation of polymer nanocomposites: modulation by dry and wet weathering, fractionation, and nanomaterial filler

Weathering and fragmentation of polymer nanocomposites.

Graphical abstract: Fragmentation of polymer nanocomposites: modulation by dry and wet weathering, fractionation, and nanomaterial filler
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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A reversible and highly conductive adhesive: towards self-healing and recyclable flexible electronics

Flexible conductive adhesives are important materials for the next generation of flexible electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: A reversible and highly conductive adhesive: towards self-healing and recyclable flexible electronics
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Preparation and solution properties of polyacrylamide-based silica nanocomposites for drag reduction application

A novel nanocomposite drag reducer showed excellent drag reduction performance by improving strength and rigidity of a polymer structure.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and solution properties of polyacrylamide-based silica nanocomposites for drag reduction application
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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A zwitterionic polymer containing a hydrophobic group: enhanced rheological properties

A zwitterionic polymer containing a hydrophobic long chain, named MANPS, was independently developed by free radical solution polymerization.

Graphical abstract: A zwitterionic polymer containing a hydrophobic group: enhanced rheological properties
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Enhancing the mechanical and thermal properties of waterborne polyurethane composites with thermoset epoxy resin microspheres

A facile way to prepare WPU with good mechanical and thermal properties by adding epoxy microspheres.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the mechanical and thermal properties of waterborne polyurethane composites with thermoset epoxy resin microspheres
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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The synthesis of polymeric dyes based on waterborne polyurethane: a reaction kinetics study using UV absorption spectroscopy

The preparation of waterborne polyurethane based polymeric dyes (DWPU) with anthraquinone chromophores was monitored by using UV absorption spectroscopy for the first time.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis of polymeric dyes based on waterborne polyurethane: a reaction kinetics study using UV absorption spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Mechanical degradation of polyacrylamide at ultra high deformation rates during hydraulic fracturing

Degradation of drag reducer polyacrylamide under high volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) conditions alters its polymer size, distribution and chemical composition, potentially affecting the toxicity and treatability of the resulting wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical degradation of polyacrylamide at ultra high deformation rates during hydraulic fracturing
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Preparation and characterization of soybean oil-based waterborne polyurethane/acrylate hybrid emulsions for self-matting coatings

This work aims to explore the feasibility of self-matting coatings based on soybean oil.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterization of soybean oil-based waterborne polyurethane/acrylate hybrid emulsions for self-matting coatings
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Liquid amphiphilic polymer for effective airborne dust suppression

Biocompatible liquid amphiphilic polymers significantly reduce airborne dust emissions by prolonging moist conditions at dust sources and enhancing interactions between dust particles.

Graphical abstract: Liquid amphiphilic polymer for effective airborne dust suppression
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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The nanoGRAVUR framework to group (nano)materials for their occupational, consumer, environmental risks based on a harmonized set of material properties, applied to 34 case studies

Grouping can replace animal testing to demonstrate the safe use of nanomaterials, but previously case studies were missing.

Graphical abstract: The nanoGRAVUR framework to group (nano)materials for their occupational, consumer, environmental risks based on a harmonized set of material properties, applied to 34 case studies
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Epoxy–amine oligomers from terpenes with applications in synergistic antifungal treatments

Epoxy–amine oligomers synthesised from a renewable terpenoid feedstock are found to act in synergy with known antifungal drug amphotericin B against Candida albicans, and fungicide IPBC against Trichoderma virens.

Graphical abstract: Epoxy–amine oligomers from terpenes with applications in synergistic antifungal treatments
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

A novel dual-layer approach towards omniphobic polyurethane coatings

Omniphobic surfaces have a plethora of applications ranging from household paints to sensors.

Graphical abstract: A novel dual-layer approach towards omniphobic polyurethane coatings
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Tailored cellulose nanocrystals as a functional ultraviolet absorbing nanofiller of epoxy polymers

Epoxy composites filled with UV filter decorated CNCs displayed remarkable structural stability and less discoloration under UV exposure.

Graphical abstract: Tailored cellulose nanocrystals as a functional ultraviolet absorbing nanofiller of epoxy polymers
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Boron nitride nanosheet embedded bio-inspired wet adhesives with switchable adhesion and oxidation resistance

An insulated and bactericidal mussel-mimetic nanocomposite adhesive exhibited switchable adhesion and oxidation resistance.

Graphical abstract: Boron nitride nanosheet embedded bio-inspired wet adhesives with switchable adhesion and oxidation resistance
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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Modified acrylamide copolymers based on β-cyclodextrin and twin-tail structures for enhanced oil recovery through host–guest interactions

Two kinds of copolymers with host–guest interaction were synthesized, showing great potential for enhanced oil recovery.

Graphical abstract: Modified acrylamide copolymers based on β-cyclodextrin and twin-tail structures for enhanced oil recovery through host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
Open Access Paper

Bioinspired reversible hydrogel adhesives for wet and underwater surfaces

A hydrogel-based wet adhesive with bioinspired microstructures can exhibit strong and reversible adhesion to wet and underwater surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired reversible hydrogel adhesives for wet and underwater surfaces
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Structure design, fabrication and property investigation of water-based polyesters with notable surface hydrophilicity

Environmentally friendly waterborne polyesters (WPEs) were obtained by copolymerization of diethylene glycol (DEG), isophthalic acid (IPA) and 5-sulfoisophthalic acid monosodium salt (5-SSIPA).

Graphical abstract: Structure design, fabrication and property investigation of water-based polyesters with notable surface hydrophilicity
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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New UV LED curing approach for polyacrylamide and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels

Photopolymerization of hydrogels using UV LED system was highly efficient with the aid of synthesized water soluble photoinitiator.

Graphical abstract: New UV LED curing approach for polyacrylamide and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels
From the themed collection: Polymers in liquid formulations
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The RSC’s latest report on Polymers in Liquid Formulations (PLFs) details the important role that chemical-science research will play in developing solutions towards this global sustainability challenge in industry.

PLFs are widely used in adhesives and sealants, agrochemicals, household cleaning, inks, lubricants, paints & coatings, personal care & cosmetics and water treatment.  Despite their importance, the way that PLFs are made, used and disposed of is putting unnecessary strain on the environment and creating risks for all parts of the supply chain. This collection showcases some of the innovative research on sustainability aspects of PLFs published across RSC journals.

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