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Editorial

Outstanding Reviewers for Polymer Chemistry in 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Polymer Chemistry in 2016, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal.

Graphical abstract: Outstanding Reviewers for Polymer Chemistry in 2016
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Editorial

Themed issue: synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for medicine

Guest editors Cyrille Boyer and Thomas Davis introduce this Polymer Chemistry themed issue on the synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for medicine.

Graphical abstract: Themed issue: synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for medicine
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Minireview

Integrated motion of molecular machines in supramolecular polymeric scaffolds

Here we highlight the recent progress in the field of integrated motion of molecular machines in supramolecular polymeric scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Integrated motion of molecular machines in supramolecular polymeric scaffolds
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Review Article

Synthesis and polymerization of boronic acid containing monomers

This mini-review summarizes the most commonly used methods for the synthesis of phenylboronic acid-(co)polymers ranging from simple straightforward polymerization to complex post-polymerization modification.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and polymerization of boronic acid containing monomers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Review Article

Enhancing the therapeutic effects of polyphenols with macromolecules

A review of key macromolecular systems employed to stabilise polyphenols, including direct polymerisation of polyphenol monomers and conjugation with macromolecules.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the therapeutic effects of polyphenols with macromolecules
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Review Article

Layer-by-layer preparation of polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for separation

Polymer membranes prepared by layer-by-layer depostition provide a highly promising platform for the development of an efficient and sustainable technique for separation.

Graphical abstract: Layer-by-layer preparation of polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for separation
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Review Article

Recent trends in the design of anticancer polymer prodrug nanocarriers

Nanocarriers based on polymer prodrugs have attracted much attention to perform drug delivery, especially in cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent trends in the design of anticancer polymer prodrug nanocarriers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Review Article

Recent advances in the design of bioconjugates from controlled/living radical polymerization

A comprehensive review of the recent advances in the synthesis of well-defined bioconjugates from controlled/living radical polymerization, including proteins, peptides and oligonucleotides, is presented and outlines work up to early 2010.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the design of bioconjugates from controlled/living radical polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Pillar[5]arene-based chiral 3D polymer network for heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis

We report the preparation of a chiral 3D polymer network endowed with ability of heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis and good recyclability based on pillar[5]arene and (R,R)-tetraaryl-1,3-dioxolane-4,5-dimethanol derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Pillar[5]arene-based chiral 3D polymer network for heterogeneous asymmetric catalysis
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Temperature programed photo-induced RAFT polymerization of stereo-block copolymers of poly(vinyl acetate)

Stereo-triblock copolymers of poly(vinyl acetate) are synthesized with controlled molecular weights based on a temperature-programed photo-induced RAFT in HFIP.

Graphical abstract: Temperature programed photo-induced RAFT polymerization of stereo-block copolymers of poly(vinyl acetate)
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

RAFT-mediated, visible light-initiated single unit monomer insertion and its application in the synthesis of sequence-defined polymers

In this communication, we report a catalyst-free methodology for single unit monomer insertion (SUMI) into reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agents initiated by low intensity visible light.

Graphical abstract: RAFT-mediated, visible light-initiated single unit monomer insertion and its application in the synthesis of sequence-defined polymers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

RAFT iniferter polymerization in miniemulsion using visible light

Methodology for the successful implementation of RAFT (4-cyano-4[(dodecylsulfanylthiocarbonyl)sulfanyl]pentanoic acid (CDTPA)) iniferter polymerization of butyl methacrylate in miniemulsion using visible light (green light; λmax = 530 nm) has been developed.

Graphical abstract: RAFT iniferter polymerization in miniemulsion using visible light
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) coated gold nanoparticles as colourimetric temperature and salt sensors

Thermoresponsive PNIPAM coated AuNPs having dual stabilisation by the polymer chains and the charges, has been utilised for the development of temperature and salt sensors.

Graphical abstract: Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) coated gold nanoparticles as colourimetric temperature and salt sensors
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Facile construction of fluorescent polymeric aggregates with various morphologies by self-assembly of supramolecular amphiphilic graft copolymers

Facile construction of fluorescent polymeric aggregates with various morphologies was realized by self-assembly of supramolecular amphiphilic graft copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Facile construction of fluorescent polymeric aggregates with various morphologies by self-assembly of supramolecular amphiphilic graft copolymers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Thermoresponsive polymeric temperature sensors with broad sensing regimes

Polymeric temperature sensors with a broad sensing regime in aqueous solution have been developed.

Graphical abstract: Thermoresponsive polymeric temperature sensors with broad sensing regimes
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

A double supramolecular crosslinked polymer gel exhibiting macroscale expansion and contraction behavior and multistimuli responsiveness

Here we report a novel supramolecular polymer gel containing two types of physical crosslinks that are orthogonal to each other. It shows macroscale expansion and contraction behavior and multistimuli responsiveness.

Graphical abstract: A double supramolecular crosslinked polymer gel exhibiting macroscale expansion and contraction behavior and multistimuli responsiveness
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Accelerated living cationic ring-opening polymerization of a methyl ester functionalized 2-oxazoline monomer

Kinetic studies on the homo- and copolymerization of 2-methoxycarboxyethyl-2-oxazoline with 2-methyl-2-oxazoline and 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Accelerated living cationic ring-opening polymerization of a methyl ester functionalized 2-oxazoline monomer
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Photoredox catalyst-mediated atom transfer radical addition for polymer functionalization under visible light

A facile method for post-functionalization of polymers with side olefin groups was developed by visible light-mediated atom transfer radical addition (ATRA) employing a photoredox catalyst, fac-Ir(ppy)3.

Graphical abstract: Photoredox catalyst-mediated atom transfer radical addition for polymer functionalization under visible light
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Spatial and temporal control of drug release through pH and alternating magnetic field induced breakage of Schiff base bonds

A novel theranostic controlled drug delivery platform that binds the drug to the nanocarrier by utilising Schiff base bonds to achieve high spatial and temporal control over drug release.

Graphical abstract: Spatial and temporal control of drug release through pH and alternating magnetic field induced breakage of Schiff base bonds
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) – control over the morphology of nanoparticles for drug delivery applications

Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) – control over the morphology of nanoparticles for drug delivery applications.

Graphical abstract: Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) – control over the morphology of nanoparticles for drug delivery applications
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer

This article describes a new class of triple thermoresponsive ‘schizophrenic’ diblock copolymer that undergoes transitions from conventional micelles (or vesicles) via unimers to reverse micelles (or vesicles) and finally to a precipitated state upon heating.

Graphical abstract: A triple thermoresponsive schizophrenic diblock copolymer
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

A supramolecular polymer formed by the combination of crown ether-based and charge-transfer molecular recognition

We report a supramolecular polymer constructed from two heteroditopic monomers driven by the combination of crown ether-based and charge-transfer molecular recognition.

Graphical abstract: A supramolecular polymer formed by the combination of crown ether-based and charge-transfer molecular recognition
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Communication

Direct nitroxide mediated (co)polymerization of 4-vinylphenylboronic acid as route towards sugar sensors

The synthesis of well-defined poly(4-vinylphenylboronic acid) is demonstrated by nitroxide mediated polymerization of this unprotected monomer. This polymer is shown to be both pH and sugar responsive while incorporation of solvatochromic dyes led to sensors.

Graphical abstract: Direct nitroxide mediated (co)polymerization of 4-vinylphenylboronic acid as route towards sugar sensors
From the themed collection: New methods of polymer synthesis
Communication

PMMA based soluble polymeric temperature sensors based on UCST transition and solvatochromic dyes

The UCST transition of dye-functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate)s results in UV/vis and fluorescent thermometers with a broad linear response in aqueous ethanol.

Graphical abstract: PMMA based soluble polymeric temperature sensors based on UCST transition and solvatochromic dyes
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Self-stabilized, hydrophobic or PEGylated paclitaxel polymer prodrug nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Facile derivatization of paclitaxel (Ptx) and subsequent “drug-initiated” synthesis of well-defined Ptx-polymer prodrugs was performed from nitroxide-mediated polymerization or reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Self-stabilized, hydrophobic or PEGylated paclitaxel polymer prodrug nanoparticles for cancer therapy
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Structure–cytotoxicity relationship of drug-initiated polymer prodrug nanoparticles

Cladribine (CdA)-based polymer prodrug nanoparticles were obtained by “drug-initiated” RAFT polymerization of squalenyl methacrylate (SqMA) from two different CdA-bearing chain transfer agents (CTAs) to evaluate the influence of the nature of the linkage between CdA and the CTA, and the bulkiness of the polymer, on the drug release and the biological performance.

Graphical abstract: Structure–cytotoxicity relationship of drug-initiated polymer prodrug nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Oxygen tolerant photopolymerization for ultralow volumes

A benchtop approach is developed for the synthesis of various polymeric architectures using an aqueous Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) photopolymerization technique.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen tolerant photopolymerization for ultralow volumes
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Application of oxygen tolerant PET-RAFT to polymerization-induced self-assembly

The inhibitory effects of molecular oxygen in PET-RAFT polymerization can be overcome by the addition of singlet oxygen quenchers. This oxygen tolerant approach is compatible with a range of organic solvents and can be used to synthesize nanoparticles according to a PISA process.

Graphical abstract: Application of oxygen tolerant PET-RAFT to polymerization-induced self-assembly
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Versatile oligomers and polymers from flavonoids – a new approach to synthesis

Antioxidant oligomers and polymers have been prepared from two flavonoids, catechin and quercetin, using a new facile technique.

Graphical abstract: Versatile oligomers and polymers from flavonoids – a new approach to synthesis
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Gadolinium-functionalized nanoparticles for application as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents via polymerization-induced self-assembly

Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) is an easily applied synthetic technique for the preparation of polymer nanoparticles with various shapes and at high concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Gadolinium-functionalized nanoparticles for application as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents via polymerization-induced self-assembly
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Synthesis of novel boronic acid-decorated poly(2-oxazoline)s showing triple-stimuli responsive behavior

The synthesis of novel boronic-acid decorated poly(2-oxazoline)s showing a glucose- and pH dependent thermal transition is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of novel boronic acid-decorated poly(2-oxazoline)s showing triple-stimuli responsive behavior
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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A logic gate for external regulation of photopolymerization

The use of photocatalysts for visible light mediated reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) provides an efficient route for the synthesis of well-defined polymers with spatial, temporal and sequence control.

Graphical abstract: A logic gate for external regulation of photopolymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Pillar[5]arene-based amphiphilic supramolecular brush copolymers: fabrication, controllable self-assembly and application in self-imaging targeted drug delivery

Here we construct the first pillararene-based amphiphilic supramolecular brush copolymer, which can be utilized as a targeting self-imaging drug delivery vehicle.

Graphical abstract: Pillar[5]arene-based amphiphilic supramolecular brush copolymers: fabrication, controllable self-assembly and application in self-imaging targeted drug delivery
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Efficient synthesis of 2-methylene-4-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane, a cyclic ketene acetal for controlling the NMP of methyl methacrylate and conferring tunable degradability

The efficient and reliable synthesis of 2-methylene-4-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane (MPDL) was reported and MPDL was used as a controlling comonomer for nitroxide-mediated polymerization of methyl methacrylate to give degradable copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Efficient synthesis of 2-methylene-4-phenyl-1,3-dioxolane, a cyclic ketene acetal for controlling the NMP of methyl methacrylate and conferring tunable degradability
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Complexation of thermoresponsive dialkoxynaphthalene end-functionalized poly(oligoethylene glycol acrylate)s with CBPQT4+ in water

The effect of polymer structure and cloud point temperature on the supramolecular assembly of the naphthalene end-groups with cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT4+) is reported.

Graphical abstract: Complexation of thermoresponsive dialkoxynaphthalene end-functionalized poly(oligoethylene glycol acrylate)s with CBPQT4+ in water
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Effect of gold nanoparticle shapes for phototherapy and drug delivery

In this study, we compared three different hybrid gold nanoparticle shapes (spherical, rod and star) for photothermal therapy and the delivery of doxorubicin.

Graphical abstract: Effect of gold nanoparticle shapes for phototherapy and drug delivery
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Efficient functionalisation of dextran-aldehyde with catechin: potential applications in the treatment of cancer

Dextran aldehyde was functionalised with up to 38 wt% catechin and the resulting conjugate demonstrated cytotoxic efficacy against neuroblastoma cells.

Graphical abstract: Efficient functionalisation of dextran-aldehyde with catechin: potential applications in the treatment of cancer
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Poly(2-cycloalkyl-2-oxazoline)s: high melting temperature polymers solely based on Debye and Keesom van der Waals interactions

The synthesis of new 2-cycloalkyl-2-oxazoline monomers, namely 2-cyclobutyl (cBuOx), 2-cyclopentyl (cPentOx) and 2-cyclohexyl-2-oxazoline (cHexOx) is described. Polymers thereof are semi-crystalline and reveal unexpectedly high melting transitions.

Graphical abstract: Poly(2-cycloalkyl-2-oxazoline)s: high melting temperature polymers solely based on Debye and Keesom van der Waals interactions
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a bicyclononyne tosylate: a fast route towards bioorthogonal clickable poly(2-oxazoline)s

The mechanochemical synthesis of a bicyclononyne tosylate (BCN-OTs) and its subsequent use for the CROP of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline yielding bioorthogonal clickable poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) is presented.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a bicyclononyne tosylate: a fast route towards bioorthogonal clickable poly(2-oxazoline)s
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
Open Access Paper

On the structure–control relationship of amide-functionalized SG1-based alkoxyamines for nitroxide-mediated polymerization and conjugation

Investigation on the reactivity and the controlling ability of a series of amide-functionalized alkoxyamines based on the SG1 nitroxide is reported.

Graphical abstract: On the structure–control relationship of amide-functionalized SG1-based alkoxyamines for nitroxide-mediated polymerization and conjugation
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Organo-photocatalysts for photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization

In this work, we demonstrate the use of organophotoredox catalysts under visible light to perform photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) for the polymerization of methacrylate monomers.

Graphical abstract: Organo-photocatalysts for photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Versatile side chain modification via isocyanide-based multicomponent reactions: tuning the LCST of poly(2-oxazoline)s

Poly(2-oxazoline)s are receiving large current interest based on their potential use in biomedical applications. Here we report a novel, straightforward route towards functional poly(2-oxazoline)s by Passerini and Ugi reactions.

Graphical abstract: Versatile side chain modification via isocyanide-based multicomponent reactions: tuning the LCST of poly(2-oxazoline)s
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Dye immobilization in halochromic nanofibers through blend electrospinning of a dye-containing copolymer and polyamide-6

Halochromic polyamide6-based fabrics with drastically reduced dye-leaching through blend electrospinning of PA6 with dye-functionalized copolymer.

Graphical abstract: Dye immobilization in halochromic nanofibers through blend electrospinning of a dye-containing copolymer and polyamide-6
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Surface modification of polydopamine coated particles via glycopolymer brush synthesis for protein binding and FLIM testing

Polymer coatings on silica cores as well as fluorescent protein binding and fluorescent lifetime analysis.

Graphical abstract: Surface modification of polydopamine coated particles via glycopolymer brush synthesis for protein binding and FLIM testing
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Construction of muscle-like metallo-supramolecular polymers from a pillar[5]arene-based [c2]daisy chain

A muscle-like metallo-supramolecular polymer based on a solvent-driven [c2]daisy chain has been prepared from an amino-modified pillar[5]arene. The integration of terpyridine moieties on both ends of the [c2]daisy chain and the stiff architecture of pillar[5]arene units facilitated the efficient formation of the metallo-supramolecular polymer.

Graphical abstract: Construction of muscle-like metallo-supramolecular polymers from a pillar[5]arene-based [c2]daisy chain
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Fast and accurate partial hydrolysis of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) into tailored linear polyethylenimine copolymers

This work reports on defining optimal conditions to achieve tailored P(EtOx-co-EI) copolymers in a fast and reproducible way, utilizing high temperatures and controlled acidic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Fast and accurate partial hydrolysis of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) into tailored linear polyethylenimine copolymers
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Cu(0)-mediated polymerization of hydrophobic acrylates using high-throughput experimentation

In this paper the optimization of the Cu(0)-mediated polymerization of n-butyl acrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate is reported using an automated parallel synthesizer.

Graphical abstract: Cu(0)-mediated polymerization of hydrophobic acrylates using high-throughput experimentation
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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A block copolymer-stabilized co-precipitation approach to magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for potential use as MRI contrast agents

A library of magnetic nanoparticles was generated using in situ co-precipitation of ferrous (Fe2+) and ferric (Fe3+) ions from aqueous solutions in the presence of functional block copolymers.

Graphical abstract: A block copolymer-stabilized co-precipitation approach to magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for potential use as MRI contrast agents
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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The precise molecular location of gadolinium atoms has a significant influence on the efficacy of nanoparticulate MRI positive contrast agents

In this work, we studied the influence of the structure of macromolecular ligands on the relaxivity of gadolinium contrast agents constructed as nanoparticle systems.

Graphical abstract: The precise molecular location of gadolinium atoms has a significant influence on the efficacy of nanoparticulate MRI positive contrast agents
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Dual pH- and temperature-responsive RAFT-based block co-polymer micelles and polymer–protein conjugates with transient solubility

Via a smart combination of temperature-responsive and acid labile acetal monomers, pH-degradable copolymers are obtained with à la carte lower critical solution temperature behaviour that are shown to be suitable for drug delivery and protein conjugation.

Graphical abstract: Dual pH- and temperature-responsive RAFT-based block co-polymer micelles and polymer–protein conjugates with transient solubility
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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pH degradable dendron-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) prepared by a cascade “double-click” reaction

In this study, we report on the synthesis of a dendron-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) in a one-pot cascade reaction approach and its aqueous solution behavior.

Graphical abstract: pH degradable dendron-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) prepared by a cascade “double-click” reaction
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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A self-healing supramolecular polymer gel with stimuli-responsiveness constructed by crown ether based molecular recognition

A stimuli-responsive and self-healing cross-linked supramolecular polymer network gel is prepared by orthogonal self-assembly of two homoditopic monomers and a metallic cross-linker.

Graphical abstract: A self-healing supramolecular polymer gel with stimuli-responsiveness constructed by crown ether based molecular recognition
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable supramolecular polymer with redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone

A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable linear supramolecular polymer was constructed from a heteroditopic monomer in water driven by tetracationic cyclophane-based molecular recognition.

Graphical abstract: A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable supramolecular polymer with redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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A novel pH-responsive supramolecular polymer constructed by pillar[5]arene-based host–guest interactions

A novel pH-responsive supramolecular polymer based on the pillar[5]arene/imidazolium cation recognition motif was successfully prepared.

Graphical abstract: A novel pH-responsive supramolecular polymer constructed by pillar[5]arene-based host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Copper(0)-mediated radical polymerisation in a self-generating biphasic system

Herein, we demonstrate the synthesis of well-defined poly(n-alkyl acrylate)s via copper(0)-mediated radical polymerisation in a self-generating biphasic system.

Graphical abstract: Copper(0)-mediated radical polymerisation in a self-generating biphasic system
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Dual-responsive crown ether-based supramolecular chain extended polymers

Dual-responsive supramolecular chain extended polymers were successfully prepared from the self-assembly of a heteroditopic macromonomer.

Graphical abstract: Dual-responsive crown ether-based supramolecular chain extended polymers
From the themed collection: Supramolecular and dynamic covalent polymers
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Effect of TiO2 nanoparticle surface functionalization on protein adsorption, cellular uptake and cytotoxicity: the attachment of PEG comb polymers using catalytic chain transfer and thiol–ene chemistry

Functionalization of titanium oxide nanoparticles using biocompatible polymers via thiol–ene click chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Effect of TiO2 nanoparticle surface functionalization on protein adsorption, cellular uptake and cytotoxicity: the attachment of PEG comb polymers using catalytic chain transfer and thiol–ene chemistry
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Synthesis of block copolymers via atom transfer radical polymerization and ‘click chemistry’ grafted from pre-functionalized polypropylene surfaces using gamma irradiation

A facile functionalization of PP surface using transfer or terminator agents under gamma irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of block copolymers via atom transfer radical polymerization and ‘click chemistry’ grafted from pre-functionalized polypropylene surfaces using gamma irradiation
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Tuning the upper critical solution temperature behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) in aqueous ethanol by modification of an activated ester comonomer

A statistical copolymer of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and pentafluorophenyl methacrylate (PFPMA, 6 mol%) exhibits upper critical solution temperature (UCST) behavior in aqueous ethanol solutions tunable by post-polymerization modification with different amines.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the upper critical solution temperature behavior of poly(methyl methacrylate) in aqueous ethanol by modification of an activated ester comonomer
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Adjustable supramolecular polymer microstructures fabricated by the breath figure method

Supramolecular polymer microsphere pattern and highly ordered honeycomb-patterned films were fabricated via the static breath figure method.

Graphical abstract: Adjustable supramolecular polymer microstructures fabricated by the breath figure method
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Copolymers of 2-hydroxyethylacrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate by nitroxide mediated polymerization: kinetics, SEC-ESI-MS analysis and thermoresponsive properties

Nitroxide mediated copolymerization of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate leads to ideal random copolymers with tunable lower critical solution temperature transitions.

Graphical abstract: Copolymers of 2-hydroxyethylacrylate and 2-methoxyethyl acrylate by nitroxide mediated polymerization: kinetics, SEC-ESI-MS analysis and thermoresponsive properties
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Synthesis of multi-block copolymer stars using a simple iterative Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization technique

A new iterative copper(0)-mediated radical polymerization approach is presented that represents a significant advance in the synthesis of high order multi-block star copolymers. The synthesis of these materials can now be achieved in high yield and with controlled structural complexity, with purification only required at the last step. The approach is general, facile and offers the opportunity to synthesize new copolymer stars.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of multi-block copolymer stars using a simple iterative Cu(0)-mediated radical polymerization technique
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Simple and efficient copper metal-mediated synthesis of alkoxyamine initiators

A simple and efficient method is presented for the preparation of a wide range of alkoxyamines from nitroxide radicals and activated alkyl bromides at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Simple and efficient copper metal-mediated synthesis of alkoxyamine initiators
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Optimizing the generation of narrow polydispersity ‘arm-first’ star polymers made using RAFT polymerization

This study presents the synthesis of well defined star polymers using RAFT polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Optimizing the generation of narrow polydispersity ‘arm-first’ star polymers made using RAFT polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Synthesis of heterotelechelic polymers with affinity to glutathione-S-transferase and biotin-tagged proteins by RAFT polymerization and thiol–ene reactions

A generic route to the synthesis of polymer conjugates with different proteins has been described.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of heterotelechelic polymers with affinity to glutathione-S-transferase and biotin-tagged proteins by RAFT polymerization and thiol–ene reactions
From the themed collection: Polymer Bioconjugates
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First peptide/protein PEGylation with functional polymers designed by nitroxide-mediated polymerization

NMP has been successfully employed for the first time in the PEGylation landscape via the synthesis of polymer-protein/peptide bioconjugates from functional, SG1-based alkoxyamines.

Graphical abstract: First peptide/protein PEGylation with functional polymers designed by nitroxide-mediated polymerization
From the themed collection: Polymer Bioconjugates
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Synthesis and modification of thermoresponsive poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) via catalytic chain transfer polymerization and thiolene Michael addition

This paper describes a facile and efficient way to tune the LCST of poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) obtained by catalytic chain transfer using thiol–ene click chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and modification of thermoresponsive poly(oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) via catalytic chain transfer polymerization and thiol–ene Michael addition
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Selective partial hydrolysis of amphiphilic copoly(2-oxazoline)s as basis for temperature and pH responsive micelles

Partial selective hydrolysis of copoly(2-oxazoline)s resulting in amphiphilic poly(ethylene imine) copolymers is reported together with their responsive micellization behavior.

Graphical abstract: Selective partial hydrolysis of amphiphilic copoly(2-oxazoline)s as basis for temperature and pH responsive micelles
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators
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Main-chain chiral copoly(2-oxazoline)s

In this paper we report our investigations on the secondary structure formation of main-chain chiral copolymers, which can be regarded as pseudo-polypeptides, based on R-2-butyl-4-ethyl-2-oxazoline (R-BuEtOx) and S-BuEtOx both in solution and in bulk.

Graphical abstract: Main-chain chiral copoly(2-oxazoline)s
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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Investigation into thiol-(meth)acrylate Michael addition reactions using amine and phosphine catalysts

Various thiols have been reacted with short oligomers in the presence of amines and phosphines via thiol–ene click to yield end functional macromolecules.

Graphical abstract: Investigation into thiol-(meth)acrylate Michael addition reactions using amine and phosphine catalysts
From the themed collection: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship Winners
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About this collection

This collection highlights winners of the Polymer Chemistry Lectureship. This annual award was established in 2015 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

The 2018 Polymer Chemistry Lectureship was awarded to Cyrille Boyer (University of New South Wales, Australia). Cyrille received his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Montpellier II (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier) and he is currently Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), co-Director of Australian Centre for NanoMedicine and a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design(CAMD).

He has received a number of awards such as the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the year 2015, the 2016 LeFevre Memorial Prize, 2016 ACS Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Award, the 2016 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award and the 2018 Polymer International – IUPAC Award.

Cyrille has published over 200 articles and his research interests mainly cover the use of photoredox catalysts to perform controlled/living radical polymerization and polymer post-modification, the synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery (antimicrobial polymers) and hybrid organic–inorganic nanoparticles for imaging and energy storage. In the last few years, his team has pioneered photoinduced electron/energy transfer reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (PET-RAFT) for the synthesis of functional polymers.

This collection features articles published in Polymer Chemistry from Cyrille Boyer as well as the three previous lectureship winners:

2017 - Julien Nicolas, Université Paris Sud, France

2016 - Feihe Huang, Zhejiang University, China

2015 - Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium

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