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Cyclohexyl-substituted poly(phosphonate)-copolymers with adjustable glass transition temperatures
2-Cyclohexyl-2-oxo-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane (cyHexPPn), a new monomer for the anionic ring-opening polymerization to poly(ethylene alkyl phosphonate)s is presented.
Rapid formation of regulated methacrylate networks yielding tough materials for lithography-based 3D printing
Vinyl sulfone esters are described as a new class of AFCT reagents for methacrylate-based photopolymerization without the drawback of retardation but good regulation of network architecture. Resulting materials show low shrinkage stress and increased toughness. This paves the way for vinyl sulfone esters in lithography-based 3D printing.
Controlling molecular weight and polymer architecture during the Passerini three component step-growth polymerization
A new approach to control the molecular weight and polymer architecture using the Passerini three-component step-growth polymerization is described.
Dithieno[2,3-d;2′,3′-d]benzo[2,1-b;3,4-b‘]dithiophene: a novel building-block for a planar copolymer
A planar heteroacene building block, dithieno[2,3-d;2′,3′-d′]benzo[1,2-b;3,4-b′]dithiophene (DTmBDT), is reported via a facile synthetic procedure.
Synthesis of stereodiblock polyisoprene consisting of cis-1,4 and trans-1,4 sequences by using a neodymium catalyst: change of the stereospecificity triggered by an aluminum compound
The synthesis of stereodiblock polyisoprene which consists of cis-1,4 and trans-1,4 sequences was achieved by using a neodymium catalyst.
Lights on! A significant photoenhancement effect on ATRP by ambient laboratory light
The influence of ambient laboratory light from common fluorescent lamps on AGET, ARGET, and classical ATRP reactions was investigated and significant differences were found except for ARGET ATRP.
Stimulus-responsive non-ionic diblock copolymers: protonation of a tertiary amine end-group induces vesicle-to-worm or vesicle-to-sphere transitions
Morpholine-functionalised poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer vesicles are transformed into worms or spheres on lowering the solution pH.
Dendrons as active clicking tool for generating non-leaching antibacterial materials
Dendrons with a focal point and quaternary ammonium peripheral groups are tools for making non-active polymers and surfaces antibacterial.
Sequence-regulated vinyl copolymers with acid and base monomer units via atom transfer radical addition and alternating radical copolymerization
Sequence-regulated vinyl copolymers with acid and base monomer units were prepared via atom transfer radical addition and alternating radical copolymerization.
A triblock terpolymer vs. blends of diblock copolymers for nanocapsules addressed by three independent stimuli
The chemical structure of triblock terpolymers is exploited to achieve polymer nanocapsules responsive to three different stimuli.
Structural effects of dibromocarbazoles on direct arylation polycondensation with 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene
Microwave-assisted direct arylation polycondensation of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene produced a solution processable and electrochromic polymer when 3,6-dibromocarbazole was employed as a comonomer.
Photo-polymerizable, low shrinking modular construction kit with high efficiency based on vinylcyclopropanes
Fast photo-polymerizable modular construction kit for making networks with extremely low shrinkage and varied mechanical properties.
Use of complementary nucleobase-containing synthetic polymers to prepare complex self-assembled morphologies in water
Amphiphilic block copolymers with synthetic nucleobase-containing blocks as the hydrophobic segments were successfully synthesized using RAFT polymerisation and then self-assembled via solvent switch in aqueous solutions.
Ultralight open cell polymer sponges with advanced properties by PPX CVD coating
Ultralight hydrophobic polymer sponges with enhanced compressive strength prepared by electrospinning and PPX coating showed tuneable density, compression strength, and water contact angle, and low thermal conductivity. On holding a piece of such a sponge in hand, one does not feel the cold from dry ice.
Enzyme-responsive polyion complex (PIC) nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of antimicrobial polymers
Here we present new enzyme-responsive polyion complex (PIC) nanoparticles prepared from antimicrobial poly(ethylene imine) and an anionic enzyme-responsive peptide targeting Pseudomonas aeruginosa's elastase.
Core functionalization of semi-crystalline polymeric cylindrical nanoparticles using photo-initiated thiol–ene radical reactions
Functionalisation by radical thiol–ene addition of a cylindrical micelle formed by crystallisation-driven self-assembly is demonstrated.
Sequential curing of off-stoichiometric thiol–epoxy thermosets with a custom-tailored structure
A novel sequential dual-curable thermosetting system with a custom-tailorable structure based on a click thiol–epoxy reaction and excess epoxy is presented.
Green chain-shattering polymers based on a self-immolative azobenzene motif
A chain-shattering polymer system consisting of nontoxic, partially renewable resource-based monomers via acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) chemistry is introduced.
Enhanced catalytic activity of oxovanadium complexes in oxidative polymerization of diphenyl disulfide
The first VO(salen) catalyzed oxidative polymerization of PhSSPh and bromanil-assisted acceleration of the polymerization were reported.
Controlling the stereoselectivity of rac-LA polymerization by chiral recognition induced the formation of homochiral dimeric metal alkoxides
Chiral recognition of monomeric Me2MOR units resulting in the formation of homochiral dimeric species [Me2M(μ-OR)]2 (M = Ga, In), leads to heteroselective catalysts for the ring opening polymerization of rac-lactide (rac-LA).
Synthesis, characterisation and Pickering emulsifier performance of poly(stearyl methacrylate)–poly(N-2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone) diblock copolymer nano-objects via RAFT dispersion polymerisation in n-dodecane
Block copolymer spheres, worms or vesicles can be prepared via RAFT dispersion polymerisation of N-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl pyrrolidone in n-dodecane using a poly(stearyl methacrylate) chain transfer agent.
pH dependent thermoresponsive behavior of acrylamide–acrylonitrile UCST-type copolymers in aqueous media
pH-dependent UCST-transitions and influence of sacrificial additives on the thermoresponsivity of acrylamide- acrylonitrile copolymers is shown.
Blending block copolymer micelles in solution; obstacles of blending
The concept of micelle blending is explored as a new route to afford well-defined polymer nanostructures.
Synthesis of high-molecular-weight aliphatic polycarbonates by organo-catalysis
Aliphatic polycarbonates have attracted significant attention for biomedical application over the last few years due to their biodegradability, low toxicity and good biocompatibility.
Preparing DNA-mimicking multi-line nanocaterpillars via in situ nanoparticlisation of fully conjugated polymers
A unique hierarchical evolution from single-line nanocaterpillars to multi-line nanocaterpillars was demonstrated by in situ nanoparticlisation of fully conjugated poly(2,5-dihexyloxy-1,4-phenylene)-block-poly(3-methylthiophene).
One for all: cobalt-containing polymethacrylates for magnetic ceramics, block copolymerization, unexpected electrochemistry, and stimuli-responsiveness
Functional cobalt-containing homo and block polymers are probed with respect to their redox-induced switchability and as preceramic materials.
An aromatic/aliphatic polyester prepared via ring-opening polymerisation and its remarkably selective and cyclable depolymerisation to monomer
The ring-opening polymerisation of 2,3-dihydro-5H-1,4-benzodioxepin-5-one gives polyester homopolymers and copolymers that contain both aromatic and aliphatic linkages. The polymers can be easily depolymerised by Al catalysts.
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This collection is made up of all Open Access articles published in Polymer Chemistry in 2016. Please follow the links for free access.