Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry

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Online ISSN: 1099-0518

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

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  1. Polymer-based drug delivery systems for cancer treatment

    Xing Guo, Lin Wang, Xiao Wei and Shaobing Zhou

    Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28252

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    Nanoparticles (NPs) fabricated from amphiphilic block copolymers exhibit great potential in drug delivery application. By introducing stimuli responsiveness into polymers, their physiochemical properties can be changed according to the distinctions in surrounding environment. In this case, alterations in the polymer characteristics in turn lead to changes in the nanocarrier structure or chemistry, triggering the release of payload in a particular biological environment.

  2. Synthesis, characterization, and structure–property investigation of conformationally rigid regioisomers of poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)s

    Choong Ping Sen and Suresh Valiyaveettil

    Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28255

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    Poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)s with rigid and nonplanar conformations are synthesized and characterized. The effects of rigidity, regioregularity, and steric hindrance of biphenyl side chains on polymer properties are investigated.

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    Self-suspended polyaniline containing self-dissolved lyotropic liquid crystal with electrical conductivity

    Jing Huang, Mengkui Wang, Shan Wang, Tao Wang, Qi Li, Lijie Dong and Chuanxi Xiong

    Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28256

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    Self-Suspended PANI doped with 4-nonylphenol polyoxyethylene ether acetic acid (GAE) exhibits liquid-like rheological behavior in the absence of any solvent. The PANI-GAE also appears smectic C lyotropic liquid crystal under solvent-free condition. This self-suspended PANI containing liquid crystalline offers tremendous potential for antistatic coatings, anticorrosion coatings, liquid crystal display and spatial light modulator.

  4. POSS end-linked peptide-functionalized poly(ɛ-caprolactone)s and their inclusion complexes with α-cyclodextrin

    Ujjal Haldar, Biswajit Saha, Venkanna Azmeera and Priyadarsi De

    Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28254

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    Tripeptide-poly(caprolactone) (PCL) bio-hybrid conjugates with and without polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) chain ends were prepared via ring opening polymerization (ROP) using POSS/OMe-Leu-Aib-Leu-NH2 (Leu: leucine; Aib: α-aminoisobutyric acid) sequence defined amine terminated peptide initiators. Supramolecular inclusion complexations of synthesized peptide-PCL conjugates with α-cyclodextrin (α-CyD) were studied to understand the effect of POSS/OMe-peptide moieties connected with the one edge of the PCL chains.

  5. Diazonium salts for surface-confined visible light radical photopolymerization

    Idriss Bakas, Gorkem Yilmaz, Zouhair Ait-Touchente, Aazdine Lamouri, Philippe Lang, Nicolas Battaglini, Benjamin Carbonnier, Mohamed M. Chehimi and Yusuf Yagci

    Version of Record online: 13 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28241

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    Gold and flexible ITO substrates were grafted with dimethylamino phenyl groups and served for the in situ radical photopolymerization of monomers in the visible light using camphorquinone as the free hydrogen abstractor. Ultrathin homo- and crosslinked PMMA and PHEMA are tightly anchored to the surface as they resist removal by the paint stripper methyl ethyl ketone. The new process combining diazonium salts and visible light-graft polymerization is very efficient and provides highly adherent continuous or patterned reactive and functional polymer coatings.