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 Characterization of Crystalline Styrene-b-(Ethylene-co-Butylene)-b-Styrene Triblock Copolymers (pages 1243–1249)

    Fei Lin, Chunji Wu and Dongmei Cui

    Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28489

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    The first lanthanide catalyst system [(η5-Flu-CH2-Py)Ho(CH2SiMe3)2(THF)/[Ph3C][B(C6F5)4]/AliBu3 to present dual livingness characteristics for syndioselective St and BD polymerizations was reported. Based on this catalytic polymerization system, a novel SBS triblock copolymers with crystalline sPS blocks and flexible PBD block of suitable 1,4 regularity was prepared successfully through a stereospecific sequential triblock copolymerization of St and BD, which, after high levels of hydrogenation, was transferred the unprecedented crystalline SEBS.

  2. Stable, High-Molecular-Weight Poly(phthalaldehyde) (pages 1166–1172)

    Jared M. Schwartz, Oluwadamilola Phillips, Anthony Engler, Alexandra Sutlief, Jihyun Lee and Paul A. Kohl

    Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28473

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    In situ1H-NMR allowed determination of the mechanism of BF3-catalyzed poly(phthalaldehyde) chain growth. Unlike previous reports, no counter-ion for this cationic polymerization is understood to participate. Understanding of the catalyst interaction led to an improved purification procedure that provides more reliable shelf-life. High-molecular-weight polymer for thick, free-standing films can be reliably reproduced.

  3. Scientific Importance of Water-Processable PEDOT–PSS and Preparation, Challenge and New Application in Sensors of Its Film Electrode: A Review (pages 1121–1150)

    Yangping Wen and Jingkun Xu

    Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28482

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    Electrically conductive polymers such as PEDOT-PSS have exceptional electrical, optical, mechanical, electrochemical, and sensing properties that make them desirable for a multitude of applications. In this Review, the preparation, challenges, and new applications of water-processable PEDOT-PSS sensors, including their derivatives, copolymers, analogues, and composite film electrodes, are discussed.

  4. A new high-performance blue to transmissive electrochromic material and use of silver nanowire network electrodes as substrates

    Recep Yuksel, Emre Ataoglu, Janset Turan, Ece Alpugan, Serife Ozdemir Hacioglu, Levent Toppare, Ali Cirpan, Husnu Emrah Unalan and Gorkem Gunbas

    Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28506

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    Synthesis of a novel, high-performance, solution processable blue to transmissive electrochromic polymer and use of silver nanowire electrodes as substrates are highlighted. The material shows superior electrochromic characteristics such as 49% optical contrast and very fast switching times of 0.86 s for coloration and 0.57 s for bleaching. These high profile characteristics were achieved by side chain engineering of a known, inferior blue to transmissive polymer.

  5. Advances in polymer precursors and bio-based polymers synthesized from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

    Daihui Zhang and Marie-Josée Dumont

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28527

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    The production of polymers from petroleum-based chemicals has caused serious sustainability concerns, thereby stimulating the development of bio-based polymers. 5-Hydroxylmethylfurfural as an important platform chemical provides such an opportunity to synthesize varieties of interesting and useful polymers. This review highlights the research studies that have been conducted in the synthesis of HMF derivatives, and polymers derived from HMF or derivatives of HMF. Moreover, the potential opportunity to this field has also been suggested.