Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 18/82 (Polymer Science)

Online ISSN: 1099-0518

Associated Title(s): Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics

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  1. Synthesis and utility of ethylene (meth)acrylate copolymers prepared by a tandem ring-opening polymerization hydrogenation strategy

    Sebla Onbulak, Yanzhao Wang, Jacob P. Brutman and Marc A. Hillmyer

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28686

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    Two functional cyclooctenes are copolymerized using ring opening metathesis polymerization to give the corresponding polyolefin copolymers upon hydrogenation. These materials are used for blend compatibilization and elastomer applications.

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    Easy-to-make carboxylic acid dioxythiophene monomer (ProDOT-COOH) and functional conductive polymers

    Daniele Mantione, Nerea Casado, Ana Sanchez-Sanchez, Haritz Sardon and David Mecerreyes

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28690

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    Carboxylic acid functional ethoxythiophene (PRODOT-COOH) monomer has been synthetized and polymerized chemically and electrochemically. This monomer can be used as intermediate to prepare three additional PRODOT monomers via simple condensation with HATU or DCC and electropolymerized to afford functionalized conductive polymers.

  3. Photoresponsive biodegradable poly(carbonate)s with pendent o-nitrobenzyl ester

    Huihui Shen, Yingchun Xia, Zhouliang Qin, Juan Wu, Li Zhang, Yanbing Lu, Xinnian Xia and Weijian Xu

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28679

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    Photoresponsive amphiphilic mPEG-b-poly(MNC)n was synthesized via ring-opening polymerization of a six-number cyclic carbonate bearing pendant o-nitrobenzyl group. The morphological changes of the polymer micelles in response to UV light were investigated. The controlled release of loaded NR was demonstrated under UV irradiation. The obtained mPEG-b-poly(MNC) showed good biocompatibility and low toxicity against HepG2 cells and HeLa cells.

  4. BIAN-Fe(η6-C6H6): Synthesis, characterization, and l-lactide polymerization

    Lauren A. Brown, Francis S. Wekesa, Daniel K. Unruh, Michael Findlater and Brian K. Long

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28688

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    Catalysts bearing redox non-innocent ligands have found a multitude of applications in both small molecule and polymerization catalysis. This paper describes a unique Fe-based catalyst bearing an α-diimine ligand that is highly active for the ring opening polymerization of l-Lactide. This catalyst produces very high molecular weight polymer in the absence of added initiator, whereas addition of externally added initiator leads to molecular weights that decrease inversely as a function of added initiator.

  5. A degradable atom transfer radical polymerization inimer: Synthesis, polymerization, and cleavage of the resulting polymer products

    Marios Elladiou and Costas S. Patrickios

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28689

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    A degradable ATRP inimer based on 2,6-pyridinediethanol was developed and used to prepare a hyperbranched homopolymer of methyl methacrylate. This could be cleaved by mild alkaline hydrolysis or thermolysis conditions at the site of the labile inimer residue at the branching points of the polymer, producing linear homopolymers of methyl methacrylate.