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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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Preparation of graphene/poly(2-acryloxyethyl ferrocenecarboxylate) nanocomposite via a "grafting-onto" strategy

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

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01932G, PaperXue Jiang, Yan Deng, Wenbin Liu, Yongjun Li, Xiaoyu Huang
This article reports the construction of GS-PAEFC nanohybrids with excellent dispersibility and redox-responsibility via ATNRC chemistry.
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Designing a main-chain visible-light-labile picolinium-caged polymer and its biological applications

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

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01844D, PaperTongtong Zhou, Tao Liu, Yu Bao, Ping Zhang, Casey Yan, Fujun Yao, Shuxun Cui, Yongming Chen, Xin Chen, You Yu
A picolinium-caged main-chain photolabile polymer (MCPP) is reported with a high degradation efficiency ([similar]95%) upon visible light irradiation (452 nm).
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Nano-porous structures via self-assembly of amphiphilic triblock copolymers: influence of solvent and molecular weight

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

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01853C, PaperS. Nehache, M. Semsarilar, A. Deratani, M. In, P. Dieudonne-George, J. Lai Kee Him, P. Bron, D. Quemener
Self-assembly of ABA triblock copolymer micelles into porous materials which are subsequently used as filtration membranes.
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Synthesis of PEVE-b-P(CTFE-alt-EVE) block copolymers by sequential cationic and radical RAFT polymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:47
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01924F, PaperMarc Guerre, Mineto Uchiyama, Gerald Lopez, Bruno Ameduri, Kotaro Satoh, Masami Kamigaito, Vincent Ladmiral
Block copolymers containing chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) are relatively rare. This article presents the synthesis of unprecedented CTFE-containing block copolymers (PEVE-b-P(CTFE-alt-EVE), where EVE stands for ethyl vinylether) via sequential cationic and radical...
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Supracolloidal Chains of Patchy Micelles in Water

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:45
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01832K, PaperTai-Lam Nghiem, Tina Lobling, Andre H. Groschel
Block copolymers have shown the potential to self-assemble into a rich variety of nanostructures with well-defined shape and function. Linear ABC triblock terpolymers are the first polymer architecture to allow...
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Significantly improved energy density of BaTiO3 nanocomposites by accurate interfacial tailoring using a novel rigid-fluoro-polymer

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:45
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01914A, PaperSheng Chen, Xuguang Lv, Xiang hui Han, Hang Luo, Chris Bowen, Dou Zhang
Dielectric nanocomposites incorporating core-shell structured nanoparticles have drawn increasing attention in recent years for energy storage applications. Among many key factors, the thickness and the chemical structure of the interfacial...
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Side-Chain Engineering in Naphthalenediimide-Based n-Type Polymers for High-Performance All-Polymer Photodetectors

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:43
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01980G, PaperLiuyong Hu, Jinfeng Han, Wenqiang Qiao, Xiaokang Zhou, Cang-Long Wang, Dongge Ma, Yuning Li, Zhi Yuan Wang
A series of n-type semiconducting conjugated polymers based on naphthalene diimide (NDI) having three different side chains, 5-decylpentadecyl, 2-octyldodecyl and 4-(2-octyldodecyloxy)phenyl, were synthesized. Experimental results showed that the subtle structural...
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Main-chain benzoxazine precursor block copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:24

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01873H, PaperZeynep Deliballi, Baris Kiskan, Yusuf Yagci
A novel strategy for one-pot preparation of block copolymers of benzoxazine precursors with polyetheramines is described.
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Fully recoverable rigid shape memory foam based on copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) using a salt leaching technique

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:21

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01121K, PaperAbeer A. Alzahrani, Mohand Saed, Christopher M. Yakacki, Han Byul Song, Nancy Sowan, Joshua J. Walston, Parag K. Shah, Matthew K. McBride, Jeffrey W. Stansbury, Christopher N. Bowman
This study is to investigate the shape memory attributes of tough and stiff foams based on the copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) polymerization.
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Synthesis of a sequence-controlled in-chain alkynyl/tertiary amino dual-functionalized terpolymer via living anionic polymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:21

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01837A, PaperLincan Yang, Hongwei Ma, Li Han, Xinyu Hao, Pibo Liu, Heyu Shen, Yang Li
A dual-functionalized sequence-defined terpolymer was synthesized via living anionic polymerization; meanwhile its kinetic characteristics and sequence structure were investigated in detail via the in situ 1H NMR method.
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Effective macrophage delivery using RAFT copolymer derived nanoparticles

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:21

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01363A, PaperK. S. Montgomery, R. W. M. Davidson, B. Cao, B. Williams, G. W. Simpson, S. K. Nilsson, J. Chiefari, M. J. Fuchter
We use reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation to prepare block copolymers that are subsequently assembled into nanoparticles. The prepared nanoparticles were extensively taken up by primary murine macrophages and are effective in the delivery of a cell impenetrable cargo.
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Synthesis of Star Polymers using Organocatalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Through a Core-first Approach

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:43
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01833A, PaperBonnie Buss, Logan Beck, Garret Miyake
Synthetic routes to higher ordered polymeric architectures are important tools for advanced materials design and realization. In this study, organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization is employed for the synthesis of...
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Acrylate-based poly-high internal phase emulsions for effective enzyme immobilization and activity retention: from computationally-assisted synthesis to pharmaceutical applications

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:43

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01626C, PaperG. Tripodo, G. Marrubini, M. Corti, G. Brusotti, C. Milanese, M. Sorrenti, L. Catenacci, G. Massolini, E. Calleri
PolyHIPE functional materials were chemically conjugated with a model enzyme. It retained its activity upon flow as demonstrated by the conversion of a specific substrate.
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Aluminium-catalyzed terpolymerization of furfuryl glycidyl ether with epichlorohydrin and ethylene oxide: synthesis of thermoreversible polyepichlorohydrin elastomers with furan/maleimide covalent crosslinks

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:43

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01516J, PaperMing Deng, Fang Guo, Daohong Liao, Zhaomin Hou, Yang Li
A novel family of well-designed thermoreversible polyepichlorohydrin elastomers with furan/maleimide covalent crosslinks possessed excellent mechanical, self-healing ability and recyclability.
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A simple, modular synthesis of bifunctional peptide-polynorbornenes for apoptosis induction and fluorescence imaging of cancer cells

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:43

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01730H, PaperNan Xie, Ke Feng, Jianqun Shao, Bin Chen, Chen-Ho Tung, Li-Zhu Wu
Bifunctional peptide-polynorbornenes were designed and fabricated via modular ROMP for mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis induction and fluorescence imaging of cancer cells.
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Synthesis of a helical [small pi]-conjugated polymer with dynamic hydrogen-bonded network in the helical cavity and its circularly polarized luminescence property

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:37
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01867C, CommunicationTomoyuki Ikai, Seiya Awata, Ken-ichi Shinohara
An optically active [small pi]-conjugated polymer (poly-1) containing glucose-linked biphenyl units in the main chain was synthesized via polymerization using an amide-appended 4,6-diiodothieno[3,4-b]thiophene as a cross-coupling partner. Based on the characteristic...
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Ethylene/propylene copolymerization catalyzed by half-titanocenes containing monodentate anionic nitrogen ligands: effect of ligands on catalytic behaviour and structure of copolymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:37

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01807J, PaperZhi-Qian Zhang, Jun-Teng Qu, Shu Zhang, Qiu-Ping Miao, Yi-Xian Wu
Ethylene-propylene copolymers with high molecular weight, nearly random sequence distribution and high propylene content could be synthesized by a novel T6/TIBA/MMAO catalytic system.
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