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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.

Graphical abstract: Cyclohexyl-substituted poly(phosphonate)-copolymers with adjustable glass transition temperatures
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Rapid formation of regulated methacrylate networks yielding tough materials for lithography-based 3D printing
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Controlling molecular weight and polymer architecture during the Passerini three component step-growth polymerization
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Dithieno[2,3-d;2′,3′-d]benzo[2,1-b;3,4-b‘]dithiophene: a novel building-block for a planar copolymer
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: 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
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Lights on! A significant photoenhancement effect on ATRP by ambient laboratory light
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Stimulus-responsive non-ionic diblock copolymers: protonation of a tertiary amine end-group induces vesicle-to-worm or vesicle-to-sphere transitions
From the themed collection: Stimulus-responsive polymers
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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.

Graphical abstract: Dendrons as active clicking tool for generating non-leaching antibacterial materials
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sequence-regulated vinyl copolymers with acid and base monomer units via atom transfer radical addition and alternating radical copolymerization
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: A triblock terpolymer vs. blends of diblock copolymers for nanocapsules addressed by three independent stimuli
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Structural effects of dibromocarbazoles on direct arylation polycondensation with 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Photo-polymerizable, low shrinking modular construction kit with high efficiency based on vinylcyclopropanes
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Use of complementary nucleobase-containing synthetic polymers to prepare complex self-assembled morphologies in water
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Ultralight open cell polymer sponges with advanced properties by PPX CVD coating
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme-responsive polyion complex (PIC) nanoparticles for the targeted delivery of antimicrobial polymers
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Core functionalization of semi-crystalline polymeric cylindrical nanoparticles using photo-initiated thiol–ene radical reactions
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sequential curing of off-stoichiometric thiol–epoxy thermosets with a custom-tailored structure
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Green chain-shattering polymers based on a self-immolative azobenzene motif
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced catalytic activity of oxovanadium complexes in oxidative polymerization of diphenyl disulfide
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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).

Graphical abstract: Controlling the stereoselectivity of rac-LA polymerization by chiral recognition induced the formation of homochiral dimeric metal alkoxides
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: 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
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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.

Graphical abstract: pH dependent thermoresponsive behavior of acrylamide–acrylonitrile UCST-type copolymers in aqueous media
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Blending block copolymer micelles in solution; obstacles of blending
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of high-molecular-weight aliphatic polycarbonates by organo-catalysis
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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).

Graphical abstract: Preparing DNA-mimicking multi-line nanocaterpillars via in situ nanoparticlisation of fully conjugated polymers
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: One for all: cobalt-containing polymethacrylates for magnetic ceramics, block copolymerization, unexpected electrochemistry, and stimuli-responsiveness
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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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.

Graphical abstract: An aromatic/aliphatic polyester prepared via ring-opening polymerisation and its remarkably selective and cyclable depolymerisation to monomer
From the themed collection: Open access articles from Polymer Chemistry
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