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. Use of a trithiocarbonyl RAFT agent without modification as (Co)stabilizer in miniemulsion polymerization

    Marco Oliveira, Sabrina Lewin Behrends, Ivan Reis Rosa and Cesar Liberato Petzhold

    Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28515

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    The miniemulsion process is optimized by using a RAFT molecule as both chain transfer agent and (co)stabilizer without premodification of the RAFT agent such as block copolymer. By adjusting the experimental conditions, it is possible to prepare spherical nanoparticles with defined characteristics. The final control and kinetics of the polymerization process under a RAFT mechanism can be regulated by adjusting the final function of the RAFT compound: CTA and/or (co)stabilizer.

  2. Solution-processable transmissive-to-green switching electrochromic polyamides bearing 2,7-bis(diphenylamino)naphthalene units

    Sheng-Huei Hsiao and Jhong-Syuan Han

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28510

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    New organosoluble and redox active aromatic polyamides were prepared from N,N′-bis(4-aminophenyl)-N,N′-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-2,7-naphthalenediamine with aromatic dicarboxylic acids via phosphorylation condensation. These polyamides could be readily solution-cast into free-standing polymeric films with good thermal stability. All the polyamides showed reversible electrochemical oxidation accompanied by strong color changes from colorless neutral state to green oxidized state.

  3. Bio-based copolymers obtained through miniemulsion copolymerization of methyl esters of acrylated fatty acids and styrene

    Anderson M. M. S. Medeiros, Fabricio Machado, Joel C. Rubim and Timothy F. L. McKenna

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28511

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    An acrylated fatty acid methyl ester monomer from soybean oil was successfully synthesized and characterized, and used to make poly(styrene-co-AFAME) particles with hydrodynamic diameter in the range of 100–150 nm. FTIR and 1H NMR analysis showed that AFAME was effectively incorporated into the copolymer.

  4. Recent advances in the solution self-assembly of amphiphilic “rod-coil” copolymers

    Dongdong Wu, Yinjuan Huang, Fugui Xu, Yiyong Mai and Deyue Yan

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28517

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    This review article presents the recent achievements in the controlled self-assembly of rod-coil linear block copolymers and graft copolymers in solution, focusing on copolymer systems containing conjugated polymers, liquid crystalline polymers, polypeptides, and polyisocyanates as the rod segments.

  5. An experimental and theoretical study of butyl methacrylate in situ radical polymerization kinetics in the presence of graphene oxide nanoadditive

    Marios Michailidis, George D. Verros, Eleni A. Deliyanni, Eleftherios G. Andriotis and Dimitris S. Achilias

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28512

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    The effect of graphene oxide on radical polymerization is studied both experimentally and theoretically. The experimental techniques include the determination of monomer conversion as a function of polymerization time, final product average molecular weights, and XRD data for different polymerization conditions. Model predictions are found in satisfactory agreement with experimental data.