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Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:09

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01912B, CommunicationAyaat Mohamed Mahmoud, Alexander Rajakanthan, Kristian Kempe
Non-toxic hydrophobic and amphiphilic N-acylated poly(amino ester)-based comb polymers self-assemble into functional responsive nano-sized aggregates in aqueous solution.
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The integrated adjustment of chlorine substitution and two-dimensional side chain of low band gap polymers in organic solar cells

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:09

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01792H, PaperZhen Yang, Hui Chen, Huan Wang, Daize Mo, Longzhu Liu, Pengjie Chao, Yulin Zhu, Chuanjun Liu, Wei Chen, Feng He
The chlorination and side-chain extension of benzothiadiazole derivatives can finely manipulate the open-circuit voltage in their solar cells.
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Synthesis of star polymers using organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization through a core-first approach

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01833A, PaperBonnie L. Buss, Logan R. Beck, Garret M. Miyake
Star polymers containing 3-8 arms and a linear telechelic polymer are synthesized from a core-first approach using visible-light induced organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization.
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Versatile preparation of surface-skinless particles of epoxy resin-based monoliths using a well-defined diblock copolymer surfactant

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01682D, PaperKeita Sakakibara, Kyoko Konishi, Norio Ishizuka, Atsushi Goto, Yoshinobu Tsujii
This is the first report on a versatile and facile preparation method for well-defined and surface-skinless epoxy resin-based monolithic particles by polymerization-induced phase separation in an oil-in-oil emulsion system in the presence of a designed block copolymer.
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A comparative study of redox-active, ambipolar electrochromic triphenylamine-based polyimides prepared by electrochemical polymerization and conventional polycondensation methods

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01897E, PaperSheng-Huei Hsiao, Wei-Kai Liao, Guey-Sheng Liou
The spectroscopic, electrochemical and electrochromic properties of polyimides with tetraphenylbenzidine (TPB) units prepared by electropolymerization and polycondensation were compared.
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New fluorescent through-space conjugated polymers: synthesis, optical properties and explosive detection

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01700F, PaperYingying Zhang, Pingchuan Shen, Bairong He, Wenwen Luo, Zujin Zhao, Ben Zhong Tang
New through-space conjugated polymers based on a tetraphenylethene foldamer are explored and utilized in explosive detection in aqueous media.
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Encapsulation property of hyperbranched polyglycerols as prospective drug delivery systems

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01419H, PaperHaigang Wu, Ting Yin, Ke Li, Ruibin Wang, Yantian Chen, Lili Jing
Hyperbranched polyglycerols (hbPGs) were investigated as nanocarriers to encapsulate and deliver guest molecules.
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Styrene and substituted styrene grafted functional polyolefins via nitroxide mediated polymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01693J, PaperIlaria Domenichelli, Sanjib Banerjee, Sara Taddei, Elisa Martinelli, Elisa Passaglia, Bruno Ameduri
Functionalized polyolefins bearing alkoxyamines derived from a nitroxide radical coupling reaction were successfully used as macroinitiators to graft polystyrene or substituted polystyrene brushes via nitroxide mediated polymerization.
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Precise Syntheses of Structural Possible All Tetrablock Quaterpolymers by Methodology Combining Living Anionic Polymerization with Linking Chemistry Using 1:1 Addition Reaction

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:28
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01948C, PaperRaita Goseki, Yuri Matsuo, Akira Hirao
The methodology combining the living anionic polymerization with the linking chemistry using the 1:1 addition reaction has been developed for the syntheses of tetrablock quaterpolymers composed of A, B, C,...
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Macroporous Poly(ionic liquid)/Ionic Liquid Gels via CO2-based Emulsion-Templating Polymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:28
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01952A, PaperKevin Mathieu, Christine Jerome, Antoine Debuigne
Structuring poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs) into porous materials or swelling PILs with free ionic liquids (ILs) has received specific attention recently and contributed to improve the performances of these materials used...
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A switch from anionic to bifunctional H-bonding catalyzed ring-opening polymerizations towards polyether-polyester diblock copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:28

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01842H, CommunicationYaya Liu, Xin Wang, Zhenjiang Li, Fulan Wei, Hui Zhu, He Dong, Siming Chen, Herui Sun, Kun Yang, Kai Guo
A switch of an anionic ROP of epoxides into a bifunctional H-bonding ROP of cyclic esters paved a new avenue to one-pot, sequential, and block copolymerizations to previously rare polyether-block-polyester copolymers.
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A thermo-responsive polyurethane organogel for norfloxacin delivery

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:02

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01803G, PaperDe-E. Liu, Qixian Chen, Yu-Bo Long, Jianbiao Ma, Hui Gao
A facile organogel was developed to improve drug release and transdermal delivery, and to increase bactericidal activity over 80% in vivo.
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Synthesis of a helical [small pi]-conjugated polymer with a dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity and its circularly polarized luminescence properties

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:01

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01867C, CommunicationTomoyuki Ikai, Seiya Awata, Ken-ichi Shinohara
We have succeeded in developing a circularly polarized luminescent [small pi]-conjugated polymer with a dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity.
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The influence of the substituents of oxiranes on copolymerization with vinyl ethers via concurrent cationic vinyl-addition and ring-opening mechanisms

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:01

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01292F, PaperYurika Miyamae, Arihiro Kanazawa, Ken-ichi Tamaso, Kazuhide Morino, Ryo Ogawa, Sadahito Aoshima
The effects of oxirane substituents on the cationic copolymerization with vinyl ethers are discussed in terms of the reactivities of monomers and propagating species.
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Morphology control in polymerised high internal phase emulsion templated via macro-RAFT agent composition: visualizing surface chemistry

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:01

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01770G, PaperA. Khodabandeh, R. D. Arrua, B. R. Coad, T. Rodemann, T. Ohigashi, N. Kosugi, S. C. Thickett, E. F. Hilder
A series of polymerized high internal phase emulsion (polyHIPE) materials have been prepared by using a water in oil emulsion stabilized by a macro-RAFT agent, 2-(butylthiocarbonothioylthio)-2-poly(styrene)-b-poly(acrylic acid), acting as a polymeric surfactant.
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A light-mediated metal-free atom transfer radical chain transfer reaction for the controlled hydrogenation of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 05:01

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01870C, PaperS. B. Tan, Y. F. Zhao, W. W. Zhang, P. Gao, W. W. Zhu, Z. C. Zhang
A light-mediated atom transfer radical chain transfer process is proposed for the controlled hydrogenation of P(VDF-CTFE) using metal-free photocatalyst.
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Thermosensitive polynorbornene poly(ethylene oxide) nanoparticles loaded with oligoDNAs: an innovative approach for acting on cancer-associated pain

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:42
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01889D, PaperLoic Pichavant, Maria Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, Alexandre Favereaux, Valerie Heroguez
DNA oligonucleotides (oligoDNAs) have been recently identified as a novel class of therapeutic tools for acting on the cancer-associated pain. Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) are an interesting way to entrap and...
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Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic miktoarm star polymers based on sydnone-maleimide double cycloaddition

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:42

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01476G, PaperJing Zhang, Qingzhong Zhang, Shuaifeng Zhou, Yuping Liu, Wei Huang
The synthesis of miktoarm star polymers based on sydnone-maleimide double cycloaddition (SMDC) via three approaches.
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Ethylene/Vinyl Acetate-based Macrocycles via Organometallic-Mediated Radical Polymerization and CuAAC 'Click' Reaction.

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:17
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01891F, CommunicationJeremy Demarteau, Julien De Winter, Christophe Detrembleur, Antoine Debuigne
Progress in controlled radical polymerization offers new perspectives for the preparation of polymers with controlled molecular parameters and topologies, notably for the design of macrocyclic structures which are no longer...
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From the Editor's Desk - Polymer Chemistry 2018

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:58

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY90196H, EditorialChristopher Barner-Kowollik
Editor-in-Chief Christopher Barner-Kowollik introduces the first 2018 issue of Polymer Chemistry.
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