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In situ synthesis of thermoresponsive 4-arm star block copolymer nano-assemblies by dispersion RAFT polymerization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:10
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00508C, PaperYaqing Qu, Xueying Chang, Shengli Chen, Wangqing Zhang
Well-defined 4-arm star block copolymer nanospheres of [poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-block-polystyrene]4 [(PNIPAM-b-PS)4] containing a hydrophobic core of the polystyrene (PS) block and a thermoresponsive corona of the 4-arm star poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) were prepared...
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Fine-tuning the pH response of polymersomes for mimicking and controlling the cell membrane functionality

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:09

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00089H, CommunicationHannes Gumz, Thu Hang Lai, Brigitte Voit, Dietmar Appelhans
To expand the biomedical applications of pH responsive polymersomes a concept is presented for precisely adjusting the pH triggered transition of the membrane permeability.
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Correction: Sequence-controlled multi-block copolymerization of acrylamides via aqueous SET-LRP at 0 [degree]C

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:09
Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY90070H, Correction Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Fehaid Alsubaie, Athina Anastasaki, Paul Wilson, David M. Haddleton
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Solvated-Electron Initiated Rapid Polymerization at Ambient-Temperature: A case of Monomer Solubility

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:02
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00416H, PaperBoyce S. Chang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Mingchang Lu, Martin M Thuo
Solvated electrons are highly reactive species that offer a chance to develop odd-number electron chemistry in the form of radical (1 electron) or radical-anion (3 electrons). Although discovered more than...
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Synthesis and Functionalization of Polymer Networks via Germane-Ene Chemistry

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:59
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00438A, PaperRyan Guterman, Tristan Harrison, Elizabeth R. Gillies, Paul J. Ragogna
Diphenylgermane was polymerized with a multifunctional olefin to create a polymer network possessing pendant Ge-H functional groups within the material. Unlike silanes, which do not efficiently undergo radical mediated hydrosilylation...
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Self-assembled helical columnar superstructures with selective homochirality

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:56
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00471K, PaperBin Mu, Qian Li, Xiao Li, Jian Chen, Jianglin Fang, Dongzhong Chen
Electron donor-acceptor (EDA) complexes of triphenylene (TP) based side-chain discotic liquid crystalline polymers doped with chiral acceptors exhibit a remarkable supramolecular polymer effect upon reaching a critical doping amount, complying...
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Squarylium dye and onium salts as highly sensitive photoradical generators for blue light

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 09:55
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00621G, PaperKatarzyna Kostrzewska, Joanna Ortyl, Robert Dobosz, Janina Kabatc
2-Ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol triacrylate was polymerized in the presence of squarylium dye and various onium salts. The onium salts under study are commercially available or may be easy synthesized and are characterized...
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Increasing Bacterial Affinity and Cytocompatibility with Four-arm Star Glycopolymers and Antimicrobial [small alpha]-Polylysine

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 04:53
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00441A, PaperDicky Pranantyo, Liqun Xu, Zheng Hou, En-Tang Kang, Mary Chan-Park
A series of four-arm star copolymers, incorporating glycopolymer and antimicrobial polypeptide domains, was developed in the design of forthcoming anti-infective agents. The mannose, glucose, and galactose-based glycopolymers with a variety...
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Thioglycerol route to bio-based bis-cyclic carbonates: Poly(hydroxyurethane) preparation and post-functionalization

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:45
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00556C, PaperHenri Cramail, Oceane Lamarzelle, Geoffrey Hibert, Etienne Grau, Sebastien Lecommandoux
The present work is dedicated to the design of novel sulfur-substituted cyclic carbonates from thioglycerol, fatty acids and sugar derivatives. In this methodology, a sulfur atom is inserted in [small beta]...
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Poly(benzofurane-co-arylacetic acid) - a new type of highly functionalized polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 04:43
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00523G, PaperAlexandrina Nan, Alexander Bunge, Monica Circu, Anca Petran, Niculina Daniela Hadade, Xenia Filip
4-Hydroxymandelic acid a typical [small alpha]-hydroxy acid was polymerized by thermal treatment. Surprisingly, instead of the commonly observed polyester formation (e. g. in case of lactic or glycolic acid), C-C-bond connection...
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Facile green synthesis of isoindigo-based conjugated polymers using aldol polycondensation

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 04:43
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00484B, PaperGuobing Zhang, Yanrong Dai, Yu Liu, Jiaqing Liu, Hong-Bo Lu, Longzhen Qiu, Kilwon Cho
Aldol reaction is a facile green synthetic method and has been widely used in the synthesis of small molecules. In this study, we attempted to prepare conjugated polymers using aldol...
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Synthesis of diketopyrrolopyrrole based conjugated polymers containing thieno[3,2-b]thiophene flanking groups for high performance thin film transistors

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:43
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00402H, PaperChain Shu Hsu, Shih-Hao Peng, Wei-Yi Tu, Ganesh Gollavelli
New donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugate polymers based on 3,6-bis(2-bromothieno-[3,2-b]thiophen-5-yl)-2,5-bis(2-octyldodecyl)pyrrolo[3,4-c]-pyrrole-1,4-(2H,5H)-dione (Br-TTDPP) combined with three different electron-donating monomers bithiophene (BT), di(2-thienyl)ethene (TVT), di(selenophene-2-yl)ethene (SVS) were synthesized. The optical band gap, electrochemical properties and...
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Self-assembly of PS-PNaSS-PS triblock copolymers from solution to solid state

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:17
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00531H, PaperSabrina Nehache, Mona Semsarilar, Martin In, Philippe Dieudonne-George, josephine laikeehim, Patrick Bron, Denis Bouyer, Andre Deratani, Damien Quemener
Block copolymer assemblies are fascinating objects that have been studied for years. In this work, PS-PNaSS-PS ABA triblock copolymer was synthesized by RAFT polymerization and self-assembled in a selective medium...
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Conjugated Polymer Acceptors based on Fused Perylene Bisimides with Twisted Backbone for Non-Fullerene Solar Cells

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:17
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00444C, PaperXudong Jiang, Yunhua Xu, Xiaohui Wang, Fan Yang, Andong Zhang, Cheng Li, Wei Ma, Weiwei Li
In this work, we present a new strategy to use fused and twisted conjugated backbone to construct conjugated small molecules and polymers as electron acceptor for non-fullerene solar cells. The...
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Light-Responsive Polymer Brushes: Active Topographic Cues For Cell Culture Applications

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:17
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00462A, PaperRavichandran Honnavally Kollarigowda, Chiara Fedele, Carmela Rianna, Alejandro Calabuig, Anastasios C Manikas, Vito Pagliarulo, Pietro Ferraro, Silvia Cavalli, Paolo Antonio Netti
In the call for novel stimuli-responsive biomaterials azobenzene-containing polymer brushes entail a remarkable potential. In fact, their ability to be patterned at the micro- and nanoscale using interference lithography (IL)...
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Thermoresponsive functional polymers based on 2,6-diaminopyridine motif with tunable UCST behaviour in water/alcohol mixtures

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:09

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00539C, PaperAsad Asadujjaman, Vahid Ahmadi, Meral Yalcin, Niels ten Brummelhuis, Annabelle Bertin
Two thermoresponsive polyacrylamides based on the 2,6-diaminopyridine motif were synthesized and their UCST-type reversible thermoresponsive behaviour was studied in water/alcohol mixtures.
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Self-assembly of Poly(ionic liquid) (PIL)-based Amphiphilic Homopolymers into Vesicles and Supramolecular Structures with Dyes and Silver Nanoparticles

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 05:08
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00453B, PaperManojkumar Kasina, David Mecerreyes, Daniel Taton, Yves Gnanou, Vijayakrishna Kari
The incorporation of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments in homopolymers leads to their self-assembly into nanostructures in selective solvents, owing to their amphiphilic character. Here we report the RAFT polymerization...
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Dynamic Supramolecular Self-Assembly: Hydrogen Bonding-Induced Contraction and Extension of Functional Polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:04
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00684E, PaperChih-Chia Cheng, Jui-Hsu Wang, Wei-Tsung Chuang, Zhi-Sheng Liao, Jyun-Jie Huang, Shan-You Huang, Wen-Lu Fan, D. J. Lee
Simple construction and manipulation of low-molecular-weight supramolecular polymers, based on incorporation of self-complementary multiple hydrogen bonding interactions, with the desired dynamic response characteristics to achieve high-efficiency supramolecular assembly and control...
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Oxidative Polymerization of Catecholamines: Structural Access by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:04
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00506G, CommunicationHendrik Woehlk, Jan Steinkonig, Christiane Lang, Anja S. Goldmann, Leonie Barner, James P Blinco, Kathryn Fairfull-Smith, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
We introduce the high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometric (ESI MS) structural elucidation of polymerized 3,4-dihydroxy-L-phenylalanine (L-DOPA) carrying 1-methoxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-amide groups in the side chain. Critically, our powerful ESI MS platform unambiguously...
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Photocrosslinked PVDF-based star polymer coatings: An all-in-one alternative to PVDF/PMMA blends for outdoor applications

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 06:04
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00580F, CommunicationGerald Lopez, Marc Guerre, Bruno Ameduri, Jean-Pierre Habas, Vincent Ladmiral
A 4-arm star PVDF was synthesized as an appealing alternative to PVDF/PMMA blends since it provides crosslinked PVDF transparent coatings via photocrosslinking. The process is very fast and versatile, the...
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