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Marrying multicomponent reactions and aggregation-induced emission (AIE): New directions for fluorescent nanoprobes

Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00979H, Review ArticleXiaoyong Zhang, Zi Long, liucheng mao, Meiying Liu, Qing Wan, Yiqun Wan, Yen Wei
The aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active polymers have emerged as one of the most interest functional polymers due to their unique optical properties and have been explored for various applications especially in...
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High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Access to Nitroxide Containing Polymers

Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01316G, CommunicationTobias Fischer, Jan Steinkonig, Hendrik Woehlk, James P Blinco, Kathryn Fairfull-Smith, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
We introduce a comprehensive mass spectrometric access route to nitroxide containing polymers via high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HR ESI MS), a polymer class that is - due to...
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Helically Twining Polymerization for Constructing Polymeric Double Helix

Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00729A, PaperHuajun Huang, Song Hong, Junya Liang, Yan Shi, Jianping Deng
Double helix is one of the most basic and exquisite architectures in nature, and thus has received much attention in multi disciplines. However, the types of artificial polymeric double helix...
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The Effects of Polymer Topology and Chain Length on the Antimicrobial Activity and Hemocompatibility of Amphiphilic Ternary Copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:51
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01069A, PaperRashin Namivandi Zangeneh, Rebecca J. Kwan, Thuy-Khanh Nguyen, Jonathan Yeow, Frances L. Byrne, Stefan H. Oehlers, Edgar Wong, Cyrille Boyer
Investigation into the macromolecular structure-activity relationship of synthetic antimicrobial polymers has been gaining scientific interests due to possibility of discovering new alternatives for combating the rise of multidrug resistance in...
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Design and Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Aliphatic Polyethers with Tunable Phase Transition Temperature

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:51
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01238A, PaperTakuya Isono, Kana Miyachi, Yusuke Satoh, Shin-ichiro Sato, Toyoji Kakuchi, Toshifumi Satoh
This paper describes the comprehensive study of the lower critical solution temperature (LCST)-type thermoresponsive properties of various poly(glycidyl ether) homopolymers, varying in their side chain structure, molecular weight, and main...
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Cu(0)-RDRP of Methacrylates in DMSO: Importance of the initiator

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:49
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01196B, PaperGlen Jones, Richard Whitfield, Athina Anastasaki, Nuttapol Risangud, Alexandre Simula, Daniel Keddie, David Haddleton
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...
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Visible Light-Induced Iniferter Polymerization of Methacrylates Enhanced by Continuous Flow.

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:32
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01157A, PaperMaarten Rubens, Phanumat Latsrisaeng, Tanja Junkers
Recently, new opportunities have emerged for the synthesis of functional polymers and materials by light-induced controlled radical polymerization techniques. Light-induced polymerization reactions implemented in batch reactors often require exogenous radical...
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Synthesis and self-assembly of polystyrene-based diblock and triblock coil-brush copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:27
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01335C, PaperJurate Jonikaite-Svegzdiene, Alina Kudresova, Sarunas Paukstis, Martynas Skapas, Ricardas Makuska
Synthesis of coil-brush, brush-coil-brush and coil-brush-coil polystyrene-based di- and triblock copolymers containing poly(acrylic acid) (pAA) side chains via RAFT polymerization is reported demonstrating the effect of RAFT CTA on kinetics...
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Understanding the CDSA of poly(lactide) containing triblock copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:27

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01056G, PaperWei Yu, Maria Inam, Joseph R. Jones, Andrew P. Dove, Rachel K. O'Reilly
Using crystallization driven assembly (CDSA) the simple preparation of well-defined tuneable 1D and 2D structures based on poly(lactide) triblock copolymers is demonstrated.
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Supramoleculr Polymersomes Constucted from Water-soluble Pillar[5]arene and Cationic Poly(glutamamide)s and Their Applications for Targeted Anticancer Drug Delivery

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:26
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01259D, PaperShuwen Guo, Tingxizi Liang, Yongshang Song, Ming Cheng, Xiao-Yu Hu, Jun-Jie Zhu, Leyong Wang
The development of smart and targeted drug delivery systems has promising potentials to revolutionize cancer chemotherapy. Herein, supramolecular polymersomes were constructed by biocompatible water-soluble pillar[5]arene (WP5) and cationic poly(glutamamide)s (polymer...
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A facile synthetic route for the morphology-controlled formation of triazine-based covalent organic nanosheets (CONs)

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:53

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01023K, CommunicationMin-Sung Kim, Cheol Soo Phang, Young Kyu Jeong, Jin Kuen Park
A new type of organic nanosheet was synthesized via two different routes. We found that the morphologies of resulting products can be controlled based on the synthetic route and solvent used for film formation.
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Versatile multicompartment nanoparticles constructed with two thermo-responsive, pH-responsive and hydrolytic diblock copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 09:53
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01182B, PaperShengli Chen, Xueying Chang, Pingchuan Sun, Wangqing Zhang
Multicompartment block copolymer nanoparticles (MCBNs) constructed with a thermo-responsive and base-sensitive poly(N-acryloylsarcosine methyl ester)-block-polystyrene (PNASME-b-PS) and a pH-responsive poly(4-vinylpyridine)-block-polystyrene (P4VP-b-PS) are synthesized by dispersion RAFT polymerization employing two macro-RAFT agents....
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Synthesis of clay-armored poly(vinylidene chloride-co-methyl acrylate) latexes by Pickering emulsion polymerization and their film-forming properties

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:46
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00902J, PaperLaura Delafresnaye, Pierre-Yves Dugas, Pierre-Emmanuel Dufils, Isabelle Chaduc, Jerome Vinas, Muriel Lansalot, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami
We report the surfactant-free emulsion copolymerization of styrene (Sty)/methyl acrylate (MA) and vinylidene chloride (VDC)/MA by using clay platelets (Laponite[registered sign] or a mixture of Laponite[registered sign] and Montmorillonite) as Pickering stabilizers....
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Copper PhotoRedox Catalyst "G1": A New High Performance Photoinitiator for Near-UV and Visible LEDs

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 03:46
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01016H, PaperJacques Lalevee, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Celine Dietlin, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, haifaa Mokbel, Didier Gigmes, Frederic Dumur, David George Clark Anderson, Richard plenderleith
The goal of this paper concerns the development of photoinitiating systems usable in industrial processes for coating applications (cationic polymerization of epoxide based resins), the manufacture of Interpenetrating Polymer Networks...
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High Photovoltaic Performance of As-casting Devices Based on New Quinoxaline-based Donor-Acceptor Copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:30
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01060E, PaperMingzhi Zhao, Zi Qiao, Xiaofeng Chen, chenglin jiang, Xiaoyu Li, Yongfang Li, haiqiao wang
Two new donor-acceptor copolymers, namely PBDT-DFQX-TTSEH, and PBDT-DFQX-TTSC8, based on difluorinated quinoxaline (Qx) acceptor units and alkylthiothienyl benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b' ]dithiophene (BDT) donor units with different alkylthio side chains were designed and...
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Correction: Transition from smectic nanofibers to smectic vesicles in the self-assemblies of PEG-b-liquid crystal polycarbonates

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:30
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY90126G, Correction Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Lu Zhou, Dapeng Zhang, Sabrina Hocine, Alessia Pilone, Sylvain Trepout, Sergio Marco, Christophe M. Thomas, Jia Guo, Min-Hui Li
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"Y"-Shape Armed Amphiphilic Star-like Copolymer: Design, Synthesis and Dual-Responsive Unimolecular Micelle Formation for Controlled Drug Delivery

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:06
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00999B, PaperXiaoshan Fan, Xiaoyuan Wang, Mengya Cao, Chenguang Wang, Zhiguo Hu, Yun-Long Wu, Zibiao Li, Xian Jun Loh
Abstract: In this study, a novel amphiphilic star-like CD-PCL-SS-PEG(PNIPAM) copolymer with disulfide linkage at the junction points of the "Y"-shaped arms is designed and further fabricated into dual temperature and...
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(Co)polymers containing boron difluoride 3-cyanoformazanate complexes: emission enhancement via random copolymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 05:44

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01120B, PaperSamantha Novoa, Joe B. Gilroy
Synthesis and photophysical characterization of (co)polymers containing an asymmetrically substituted BF2 complex of a 3-cyanoformazanate ligand are reported.
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Water-soluble mitochondria-targetingpolymeric prodrug micelles for fluorescence monitoring and high intracellular anticancer efficiency

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:26
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01138E, PaperXiao-Qi Yu, Bei-Yu Liu, Wan-Xia Wu, Yan-Hong Liu, Chao Jia, Xian-Ling Yang, Jun Li, Na Wang
A series of mitochondria-targeting amphipathic prodrugs were developed and subsequently the relationship of different locations of TPP modification and molecular weights¬¬¬ of mPEG for selective imaging and therapeutic targeting were...
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Polymerization of silyl ketenes using alkoxide initiators: a combined computational and experimental study

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:26

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00858A, PaperYuanhui Xiang, Daniel J. Burrill, Krista K. Bullard, Benjamin J. Albrecht, Lauren E. Tragesser, John McCaffrey, Daniel S. Lambrecht, Emily Pentzer
The atomic composition and chemical structure of polymers is fundamental to dictating properties and applications.
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