Frontiers of Macromolecular and Supramolecular Science symposia
Michael L. Klein and Virgil Percec introduce this Polymer Chemistry themed collection containing a selection of publications contributed by lecturers from the Frontiers of Macromolecular and Supramolecular Science symposia and friends of Christofor I. Simionescu.
Enzyme-driven biodegradable nanomotor based on tubular-shaped polymeric vesicles
Self-assembling a biodegradable nanomotor through the functionalization of tubular shaped polymersomes with catalase, showing enhanced diffusion in presence of fuel.
Highly reactive α-bromoacrylate monomers and Michael acceptors obtained by Cu(II)Br2-dibromination of acrylates and instantaneous E2 by a ligand
The importance of the order of addition of reagents in SET-LRP.
Peptide–dendron hybrids that adopt sequence-encoded β-sheet conformations
Patterning of the amino acid residues to which dendrons are grafted encodes a β-sheet structure in peptide–dendron hybrids.
ipso-Arylative polymerization as a route to π-conjugated polymers: synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Palladium-catalyzed ipso-arylative polymerization of diphenylcarbinol-substituted thiophene derivatives proceeds to reasonably high molecular weights, but is limited by side reactions.
The secondary structures of PEG-functionalized random copolymers derived from (R)- and (S)- families of alkyne polycarbodiimides
Macromolecular micelles: a hydrophobic polyamidine backbone surrounded by hydrophilic PEG chains.
Discrete oligodimethylsiloxane–oligomethylene di- and triblock co-oligomers: synthesis, self-assembly and molecular organisation
A new class of discrete-length block co-oligomers comprising oligodimethylsiloxane (oDMS) and oligomethylene (oM) is presented.
Normal, ICAR and photomediated butadiene-ATRP with iron complexes
FeX2 or FeX3 (X = Cl ≫ Br) alone or with P ≫ X > O > N > C ligands and bromoester initiators enable the successful ATRP of butadiene in toluene at 110 °C.
Losing supramolecular orientational memory via self-organization of a misfolded secondary structure
Comparing the self-organization of two dendronized perylene bisimides reveals how structurally defective primary structure eliminates memory function via hierarchical self-organization.
Chitosan hydrogelation with a phenothiazine based aldehyde: a synthetic approach toward highly luminescent biomaterials
Hydrogelation of chitosan with a photoactive aldehyde via covalent dynamic chemistry proved an original approach towards efficient luminescent biomaterials.
Cu(0)-RDRP of methacrylates in DMSO: importance of the initiator
The controlled radical polymerization of methacrylates via Cu(0)-mediated RDRP is challenging in comparison to acrylates with most reports illustrating higher dispersities, lower monomer conversions and poorer end group fidelity relative to the acrylic analogues.
SET-LRP in biphasic mixtures of fluorinated alcohols with water
Efficient and inexpensive SET-LRP in biphasic-mixtures of fluorinated alcohols with water.
Acrylate-macromonomers and telechelics of PBA by merging biphasic SET-LRP of BA, chain extension with MA and biphasic esterification
Chain extension of PBA with MA allows the preparation of acrylate-functional PBA.
Macromonomers, telechelics and more complex architectures of PMA by a combination of biphasic SET-LRP and biphasic esterification
Macromonomers and telechelics of PMA via biphasic SET-LRP and biphasic esterification with potassium acrylate.
Squalene/polyethylenimine based non-viral vectors: synthesis and use in systems for sustained gene release
New squalene/BPEI conjugates, acting as efficient gene carriers, were included in the 3D matrix, yielding tunable DNA release and long-term bioavailability.
Novel cyclodextrin-based pH-sensitive supramolecular host–guest assembly for staining acidic cellular organelles
A novel supramolecular approach for the preparation of new non-toxic systems for staining cellular organelles is described.
Selective oxidation of cellulose, mediated by N-hydroxyphthalimide, under a metal-free environment
The generation of the phthalimide-N-oxyl (PINO) free radical from its N-hydroxylphthalimide (NHPI) precursor under a metal free environment, to selectively oxidize the primary OH groups in cellulose is reported.
Ferromagnetic iron oxide–cellulose nanocomposites prepared by ultrasonication
Uniformly dispersed iron oxide–cellulose ferromagnetic nanocomposites were successfully obtained by ultrasonication, as a clean and energy-saving method.
Multivalent polyrotaxane vectors as adaptive cargo complexes for gene therapy
The philosophy to design and construct polyrotaxane carriers, as efficient gene delivery systems.