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Bio-based poly(hydroxyurethane) glues for metal substrates

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:29
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00281A, PaperSatyannarayana Panchireddy, Bruno Grignard, Jean-Michel Thomassin, Christine Jerome, Christophe Detrembleur
Bio- and CO2-based high performance thermoset poly(hydroxyurethane)s (PHUs) glues were designed from solvent- and isocyanate-free formulations based on cyclocarbonated soybean oil, diamines (aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic) and functional silica or...
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Outstanding Reviewers for Polymer Chemistry in 2017

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:29

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY90054J, Editorial
We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Polymer Chemistry in 2017, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal.
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Zwitterionic Diketopyrrolopyrrole for Fluorescence/Photoacoustic Imaging Guided Photodynamic/Photothermal Therapy

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:29
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00244D, PaperWeixing Deng, Qi Wu, Pengfei Sun, Pengcheng Yuan, Xiaomei Lu, Quli Fan, Wei Huang
Dual-modal imaging and dual-modal therapy provides multiple complementary theranositic features. The theranositic agent has favorable renal excretion and low cytotoxicity, making it of great interests in the nanomedical field. Herein,...
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Installing Lactone Chain Termini During Photoinduced Polymerization

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:16
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00457A, CommunicationAndrea Lauer, Jan Steinkonig, Philipp Jockle, Anne-Marie Kelterer, Andreas Unterreiner, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
We exploit the Thorpe-Ingold effect as a spontaneous end group transformation method during photo-induced polymerization of methacrylates using the functional (2-hydroxy-4´-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-2-methylpropio-phenone) species as radical photoinitiator. Herein, the isopropyl hydroxyl function...
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Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons dispersion polymerization for the production of monodisperse conjugated polymer particles at ambient conditions

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:16
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00277K, CommunicationSibel Ciftci, Felicitas Jansen, Vittoria Chimisso, Joe Kler, Khosrow Rahimi, Alexander Kuehne
Metal impurities originating from catalyst degradation during synthesis can be detrimental to the optical and electronic properties of conjugated polymer micro- and nanoparticles. Here we present the first metal-free dispersion...
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Synthesis and Peptide Functionalization of Hyperbranched Poly(arylene oxindole) towards Versatile Biomaterials

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:54
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00139A, PaperAl Halifa Soultan, Thomas Verheyen, Mario Smet, Wim M De Borggraeve, Jennifer Patterson
Hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) are dendritic macromolecules with a three-dimensional globular nanostructure. Due to their unique properties, HBPs are interesting for biomedical applications such as drug/protein delivery and tissue engineering, and...
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Design and synthesis of multifunctional porous N-rich polymer containing s-triazine and Troger's base for CO2 adsorption, catalysis and sensing

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:35
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00177D, PaperYuanzheng Cui, Jianfeng Du, Yuchuan Liu, Yue Yu, Shun Wang, Hao Pang, Zhiqiang Liang, Jihong Yu
Porous organic polymers have shown potential applications in gas adsorption/separation, sensing, light-harvesting, catalysis and photo-voltaic or electronic devices. In this work, a N-rich porous organic polymer containing s-triazine and Troger's...
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Supracolloidal chains of patchy micelles in water

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:04

Polym. Chem., 2018, 9,1583-1592
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01832K, PaperT.-L. Nghiem, T. I. Lobling, A. H. Groschel
This work describes the programmable self-assembly of ABC triblock terpolymers into patchy micelles and further to supracolloidal chains in water.
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Cholesterol Functionalized Aliphatic N-Substituted 8-Membered Cyclic Carbonate

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 08:51
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00406D, CommunicationShrinivas Venkataraman, Kenneth Mineart, Vivek Prabhu, James Hedrick, Yi-Yan Yang
Straightforward synthesis of cholesterol functionalized aliphatic N-substituted 8 membered cyclic carbonate (Chol-8m) monomer is reported. Well-defined poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) diblock copolymers were readily accessed via organo catalytic ring opening polymerization....
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Hollow polymer nanocapsules: synthesis, properties, and applications

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:42

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00142A, PerspectiveKyle C. Bentz, Daniel A. Savin
Hollow polymer nanocapsules (HPNs) have gained tremendous interest in recent years due to their numerous desirable properties compared to their solid counterparts.
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Synthesis, Properties, and Crystallization of Alternating Stereo Copolymer Poly(L-lactic acid-alt-D-lactic acid) [Syndiotactic Poly(lactic acid)] and its Blend with Isotactic Poly(lactic acid)

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:15
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00391B, PaperHideto Tsuji, Yuki Arakawa
Alternating stereo copolymer poly(L-lactic acid-alt-D-lactic acid), i.e., syndiotactic poly(lactic acid) (s-PLA) as well as isotactic poly(L-lactic acid) (i-PLA) as a reference polymer was successfully synthesized by the procedure reported by...
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Tailored microstructure and mechanical properties of nanocomposite films made from polyacrylic/LDH hybrid latexes synthesized by RAFT-mediated emulsion polymerization

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:05
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00268A, PaperFlorent Dalmas, Samuel Pearson, Baptiste Gary, Jean-Marc Chenal, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Vanessa Prevot, Laurent Chazeau
Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH)-filled nanocomposites were processed from film-forming latexes synthesized by macroRAFT-assisted encapsulating emulsion polymerization (REEP). Microstructure and thermomechanical behavior of the polymer matrices and corresponding nanocomposites were investigated...
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Combining uretdione and disulfide reversibly degradable polyurethanes: route to alternating block copolymers

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:04
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01978E, PaperDavid Haddleton, Christopher Summers, Roger Day, Umit Makal
Uretdione (temperature and catalyst controlled) and disulphide (REDOX controlled) functionalised polyurethanes have been described and the reversibility of these bonds tested . The polymers have been synthesised with reversible covalent...
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An L-proline based thermoresponsive and pH-switchable nanogel as a drug delivery vehicle

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:04

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00308D, Paper Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Y. Salinas, A. M. Castilla, M. Resmini
The synthesis and characterisation of a novel dual stimuli-responsive nanogel, based on thermoresponsive N-n-propylacrylamide and an L-proline based monomer acting as a pH-switcher, is reported here.
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Synthesis of multi-arm star thermo-responsive polymers and topology effect on phase transition

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:02
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00422F, PaperMengjiao Cao, Guang Han, Wenfeng Duan, Wangqing Zhang
Two kinds of linear and star thermo-responsive polymers of poly(N-acryloylsarcosine methyl ester) [(PNASME)n] and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) [(PNIPAM)n] with the arm number n = 1, 2, 3 and 4 were synthesized following...
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High Frequency sonoATRP of 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate in an Aqueous Medium

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:02
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00456K, CommunicationJoe Collins, Thomas Mckenzie, Mitchell Nothling, Muthpandian Ashokkumar, Greg G Qiao
High frequency ultrasound (490 kHz, 40 W) was applied for the controlled polymerisation of 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) via sonochemially induced atom transfer radical polymerisation (sonoATRP). The synthesis of poly(HEA) (DP...
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Scope and Limitations of Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate with Substituted [gamma]-Thiolactones

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:02
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00127H, CommunicationMarvin Langlais, Olivier Coutelier, Sebastien Moins, Julien De Winter, Olivier Coulembier, Mathias Destarac
Functional (co)polymers are increasingly developed by ring-opening polymerization of functional cyclic esters and cyclic carbonates for a wide range of applications. Following this trend and aiming to challenge the polymerization...
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Tuning the hydrophobic cores of self-immolative polyglyoxylate assemblies

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:50
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00350E, PaperBo Fan, Rebecca Yardley, John Frederick Trant, Aneta Borecki, Elizabeth R. Gillies
Polyglyoxylates are a recently-introduced class of self-immolative polymers, that depolymerize to small molecules upon the cleavage of a stimuli-responsive end-cap from the polymer terminus. The incorporation of different pendant ester...
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Functional hydrophobic and hetero-grafted block comb polymers via a combination of spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation and redox-initiated RAFT polymerisation

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:50

Polym. Chem., 2018, 9,1562-1566
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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Conformational properties of biocompatible poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)s in phosphate buffered saline

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:12
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00255J, CommunicationAlexander Gubarev, Bryn D. Monnery, Alexey A. Lezov, Ondrej Sedlacek, Nikolai V. Tsvetkov, Richard Hoogenboom, Sergey K. Filippov
Inspired by the increasing popularity of poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEtOx) for biomedical applications, this study reports the complete and thorough solution analysis of the homologous series of biocompatible PEtOx samples in a...
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