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. Analysis of diverse direct arylation polymerization (DArP) conditions toward the efficient synthesis of polymers converging with stille polymers in organic solar cells

    Francesco Livi, Nemal S. Gobalasingham, Barry C. Thompson and Eva Bundgaard

    Version of Record online: 25 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28176

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    An effective OPV model compound, PPDTBT, has been utilized as a model system for the evaluation of ten DArP protocols derived from several classes of DArP on the OPV compatibility of DArP. The structural integrity of DArP PPDTBT has been investigated and compared with Stille counterparts. Flexible ITO-free and rigid ITO PSCs were prepared, showing—with precise reaction conditions—DArP can be a polymerization technique suitable for organic photovoltaics.

  2. Thermosensitive and photocleavable polyaspartamide derivatives for drug delivery

    Xiao Du, Yibo Jiang, Renxi Zhuo and Xulin Jiang

    Version of Record online: 25 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28171

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    Temperature and light dual-sensitive polyaspartamide derivatives containing pendant hydrophobic photocleavable o-nitrobenzyl structures and hydrophilic long PEG chains are designed, synthesized and characterized. These facile nontoxic thermo/photosensitive polymeric micelles, as anticancer drug carriers for controlled release, show easy drug-loading process, faster drug release and enhancement of drug cytotoxicity under UV light irradiation.

  3. Dual-responsive reversible photo/thermogelling polymers exhibiting high modulus change

    Qingqing Dou, Sing Shy Liow, Wengui Weng and Xian Jun Loh

    Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28191

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    This work describes the synthesis of a novel photo-thermogelling polymer which exhibits a high change in modulus upon UV irradiation. The sol-to-gel transition is reversible and can be achieved by exposure to sunlight or light at higher wavelengths.

  4. Thermoplastic elastomers based on poly(l-Lysine)-Poly(ε-Caprolactone) multi-block copolymers

    Jun Ling, Xiaoqing Wang, Lixin You and Zhiquan Shen

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28187

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    Multi-block copolymers of poly(l-lysine), poly(N-ε-carbobenzyloxyl-l-lysine), poly(ε-caprolactone), and poly(ethylene glycol) were synthesized as good thermoplastic elastomers by combination of ring-opening polymerization and chain extension via l-lysine diisocyanate, which were electrospun into non-woven mats.

  5. Preparation of poly(ether ketone)s derived from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid via nucleophilic aromatic substitution polymerization

    Yusuke Kanetaka, Shinichi Yamazaki and Kunio Kimura

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28193

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    From the viewpoint of reducing petroleum consumption, aromatic poly(ether ketone)s (PEKs) were prepared by the nucleophilic aromatic substitution polymerization of 2,5-bis(4-fluorobenzoyl)furan synthesized from biomass and aromatic bisphenols. The film was obtained by melt-press. The tensile strength, elongation at break and tensile modulus of the film was 78.0 MPa, 6.2%, and 1.2 GPa, respectively. Properties of the polymers were comparable to those of other high-performance polymers.