Themed collection Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022

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Perspective

Using precision polymer chemistry for plastics traceability and governance

Resolving the anonymity of plastic materials is critical for safeguarding the well-being of our natural environments and human health.

Graphical abstract: Using precision polymer chemistry for plastics traceability and governance
Open Access Perspective

Reconsidering terms for mechanisms of polymer growth: the “step-growth” and “chain-growth” dilemma

Terms used for mechanisms of polymer growth are varied and problematic; we detail here our concerns with the terms “step-growth” and “chain-growth.” Ultimately, we seek terms that are simple, accurate, and attractive to the polymer community.

Graphical abstract: Reconsidering terms for mechanisms of polymer growth: the “step-growth” and “chain-growth” dilemma
Review Article

State-of-the-art, opportunities, and challenges in bottom-up synthesis of polymers with high thermal conductivity

The ongoing research activities in the fields of bottom-up synthesis of thermally conductive polymers and thermal transport mechanisms in polymers are reviewed. Perspectives on developing polymers with high thermal conductivities are discussed.

Graphical abstract: State-of-the-art, opportunities, and challenges in bottom-up synthesis of polymers with high thermal conductivity
Open Access Review Article

Thiocarbonyl chemistry in polymer science

This review highlights past and ongoing attempts to harness thiocarbonyl compounds in polymer chemistry, focussing on how the unique and multifaceted reactivity of these compounds enables the production of materials with tailored properties.

Graphical abstract: Thiocarbonyl chemistry in polymer science
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Review Article

Poly(vinylpyridine)-containing block copolymers for smart, multicompartment particles

This review summarizes recent progress in smart multicompartment particles based on PVP-containing block copolymers, including their preparation strategies, properties, and applications.

Graphical abstract: Poly(vinylpyridine)-containing block copolymers for smart, multicompartment particles
Review Article

Reversible complexation mediated polymerization: an emerging type of organocatalytically controlled radical polymerization

Reversible complexation mediated polymerization (RCMP) was developed as a new class of controlled radical polymerization (CRP) using organic catalysts. In particular, photo-RCMP is among the simplest, cheapest, and most robust photoinduced CRPs.

Graphical abstract: Reversible complexation mediated polymerization: an emerging type of organocatalytically controlled radical polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Recent HOT Articles
Review Article

Star polymer networks: a toolbox for cross-linked polymers with controlled structure

This review provides comprehensive knowledge on synthetic methods of star polymer networks – structurally controlled three-dimensional networks of polymer chains by means of end-linking between monodisperse star polymers.

Graphical abstract: Star polymer networks: a toolbox for cross-linked polymers with controlled structure
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Communication

Reusable polymer brush-based photocatalysts for PET-RAFT polymerization

Fluorescein polymer-brush functionalized glass beads synthesize polymers via photoelectron reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization. These shelf stable heterogeneous catalysts can be recycled after simple filtration.

Graphical abstract: Reusable polymer brush-based photocatalysts for PET-RAFT polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Communication

Photoinduced deformation of amorphous polyimide enabled by an improved azobenzene isomerization efficiency

A newly designed azo-PI, without pre-stretching or polarized-light irradiation, exhibits reversible bending behaviors under alternate UV and visible light irradiation, providing a facile route to deformable 2D/3D structure actuators.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced deformation of amorphous polyimide enabled by an improved azobenzene isomerization efficiency
From the themed collection: Polymer Networks
Paper

A user-guide for polymer purification using dialysis

Dialysis diffusion kinetics are performed via in situ NMR spectroscopy for numerous different raw polymeric solutions to result in a general guideline for polymer purification using dialysis.

Graphical abstract: A user-guide for polymer purification using dialysis
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Paper

Moisture tolerant cationic RAFT polymerization of vinyl ethers

Cationic RAFT of vinyl ethers was performed without reagent purification and under ambient conditions by utilizing a PCCP acid initiator with a HBD catalyst. Despite inherent nucleophiles, the system retained high chain end fidelity and modularity.

Graphical abstract: Moisture tolerant cationic RAFT polymerization of vinyl ethers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Recent HOT Articles
Paper

Designed incorporation of semi-crystalline domains into structured latex particles via solvent-aided emulsion polymerization

We describe an emulsion polymerization route towards the design of structured latex particles containing semi-crystalline domains with improved mechanical properties.

Graphical abstract: Designed incorporation of semi-crystalline domains into structured latex particles via solvent-aided emulsion polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Paper

Synthesis of a triptycene-containing dioxazine benzoxazine monomer and a main-chain triptycene-polydimethysiloxane-benzoxazine copolymer with excellent comprehensive properties

A novel triptycene-containing dioxazine benzoxazine monomer and a main-chain benzoxazine copolymer have been synthesized and their corresponding thermosets exhibit excellent thermal stability, low flammability and low dielectric constants.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a triptycene-containing dioxazine benzoxazine monomer and a main-chain triptycene-polydimethysiloxane-benzoxazine copolymer with excellent comprehensive properties
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Paper

Influence of the molecular weight and size distribution of PSS on mixed ionic-electronic transport in PEDOT:PSS

Controlling the dispersity of PSS allows to control the performance of PEDOT:PSS in organic electrochemical transistors (OECTs).

Graphical abstract: Influence of the molecular weight and size distribution of PSS on mixed ionic-electronic transport in PEDOT:PSS
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Recent HOT Articles
Paper

Combining vinylogous urethane and β-amino ester chemistry for dynamic material design

This study describes covalent adaptable networks with enhanced processability and creep resistance by combining vinylogous urea/urethane and β-amino ester based dynamic covalent motifs.

Graphical abstract: Combining vinylogous urethane and β-amino ester chemistry for dynamic material design
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
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Update and critical reanalysis of IUPAC benchmark propagation rate coefficient data

The dataset used to generate IUPAC benchmark Arrhenius parameters for propagation rate coefficients in radical polymerization is extended and reanalyzed, taking into account systematic interlaboratory variation.

Graphical abstract: Update and critical reanalysis of IUPAC benchmark propagation rate coefficient data
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
Paper

Chromium complexes supported by NNO-tridentate ligands: an unprecedented activity with the requirement of a small amount of MAO

Chromium complexes bearing phenoxy-imine-amine NNO-tridentate ligands are superior toward ethylene polymerization, exhibiting unprecedented activity and excellent thermal stability but requiring a small amount of MAO as a cocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Chromium complexes supported by NNO-tridentate ligands: an unprecedented activity with the requirement of a small amount of MAO
Paper

The difference between photo-iniferter and conventional RAFT polymerization: high livingness enables the straightforward synthesis of multiblock copolymers

The impact of reversible deactivation in photo-inifierter RAFT polymerization on control and livingness of the process is investigated. The findings are used to create multiblock copolymers with high molecular weight and efficient chain extension.

Graphical abstract: The difference between photo-iniferter and conventional RAFT polymerization: high livingness enables the straightforward synthesis of multiblock copolymers
Paper

Computational design of next generation atom transfer radical polymerization ligands

Computational studies show that the activity of ATRP catalysts can be dramatically improved using quinuclidine bridgehead ligands.

Graphical abstract: Computational design of next generation atom transfer radical polymerization ligands
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Recent HOT Articles
Paper

Towards modulating the colour hues of isoindigo-based electrochromic polymers through variation of thiophene-based donor groups

This paper demonstrated that the hues of both neutral and oxidised colours of isoindigo-based donor–acceptor polymers could be tuned subtly by means of variation of the number and type of donor groups.

Graphical abstract: Towards modulating the colour hues of isoindigo-based electrochromic polymers through variation of thiophene-based donor groups
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Most Popular 2022
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