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 of charged hybrid particles via dispersion polymerization in nonpolar media for color electrophoretic display application

    Amélie Noël, Déborah Mirbel, Antoine Charbonnier, Eric Cloutet, Georges Hadziioannou and Cyril Brochon

    Version of Record online: 24 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28393

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    This article proposes the synthesis of charged hybrid particles based on various pigments directly in a nonpolar medium via nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization for dual-colored electrophoretic inks. The inorganic pigments are well stabilized in the electrophoretic medium and a low concentration of additives is used. The test-cell containing dual-color particles present excellent characteristics for electrophoretic displays, which has a fast response time (500 ms) and a good contrast ratio (6.1:1).

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    Rational design of diarylethylene-based polymeric semiconductors for high-performance organic field-effect transistors

    Weifeng Zhang and Gui Yu

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28391

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    Diarylethylene-based polymers are one kind of famous semiconducting materials for constructing high-performance organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). In the brief review, series of DAE-based polymer are highlighted, based on which serval design strategies have been summarized by the way of comparative research method. These strategies have important guiding significance not only for further developing new organic semiconducting materials for OFETs but also for developing specific organic semiconducting materials for other organic electronics, such as organic photovoltaics and organic light-emitting diodes.fx

  3. Perylene and naphthalene diimide copolymers for all-polymer solar cells: Effect of perylene/naphthalene ratio

    Shuixing Dai, Shuai Huang, Haifeng Yu, Qidan Ling and Xiaowei Zhan

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28392

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    A series of copolymers, having 2,2′-bithiophene as a donor unit, and perylene diimide (PDI) and/or naphthalene diimide (NDI) as acceptor units, are synthesized, and used as non-fullerene electron acceptors in polymer solar cells (PSCs). The Voc, Jsc, FF and PCE of PSCs increase with increasing NDI feed ratio.

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    Controlling supramolecular polymerization through multicomponent self-assembly

    Pol Besenius

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28385

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    The self-assembly into supramolecular polymers is a process driven by reversible noncovalent interactions between monomers. Compared to the achievements in covalent polymer synthesis, supramolecular chemists have only just learned how to developed strategies that allow control over polymer length, polydispersity and morphology (random, alternating or blocked ordering). This highlight discusses the unique opportunities that arise when coassembling multicomponent supramolecular polymers with controlled architecture, size, stability and stimuli-responsive properties. In contrast to the traditional focus on equilibrium systems, our emphasis is also on the self-assembly kinetics of synthetic supramolecular systems. Some biological, optical, and electronic applications of supramolecular polymeric materials are highlighted.

  5. Formation of activation-free, selectively bioconjugatable poly(N-acryloxysuccinimide-co-oligoethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate) films by surface-initiated ARGET ATRP

    Bong Soo Lee, Hyunsuk Kim, Insung S. Choi and Woo Kyung Cho

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28390

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    An activation-free, selectively bioconjugatable copolymeric films are formed from gold surface via ARGET ATRP of N-acryloxysuccinimide and oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate. By controlling the molar feed ratio of the two monomers, the copolymeric film is optimized to give the highest signal-to-noise ratio (339.8) according to SPR studies. It is expected that the optimized copolymeric film could be used as efficient polymeric platform for the design and fabrication of biosensors in biomedical fields.