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. A highly rigid diamine monomer derived from naturally occurring myo-inositol and its use for polyamide synthesis

    Atsushi Sudo and Shou Sugita

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28231

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    A rigid diamine was synthesized from myo-inositol, a naturally occurring cyclic hexaol, and used as a monomer for synthesizing polyamides. The incorporation of the highly rigid 5-6-5 fused ring system into the main chains resulted in high glass-transition temperatures of the polyamides formed.

  2. Synthesis and UCST-type phase behaviors of OEGylated random copolypeptides in alcoholic solvents

    Mengxiang Zhu, Wenjun Liu, Jiang Xiao, Ying Ling and Haoyu Tang

    Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28232

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    OEGylated random copolypeptides were prepared from the ring-opening polymerization of OEGylated γ-benzyl-L-glutamic acid based N-carboxyanhydride and γ-benzyl-L-glutamic acid based N-carboxyanhydride. They exhibited a reversible upper critical solution temperature (UCST)-type phase behavior in various alcoholic solvents. The UCST-type transition temperatures of the copolymers were highly dependent on OEG molar content, side-chain length, and polymer concentration.

  3. Polycondensation of diglycerol with H3PO4. Reversibly degradable gels giving multireactive, highly branched macromolecules

    Julia Pretula, Krzysztof Kaluzynski and Stanislaw Penczek

    Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28219

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    The article describes the synthesis of highly branched poly(diglycerol phosphate)s. Polymers were synthesized by direct polycondensation of biobased materials, diglycerol and phosphoric acid, via hydrolyzable gels. The final acidic gels, still containing hydroxyl groups, have been solubilized by hydrolysis and have been used in polymerization of l-lactide. In this process, acidic groups were acting as catalysts and hydroxyl groups as initiators.

  4. Multidimensional mass spectrometry to characterize degradation products generated during MALDI of polystyrenes prepared by controlled radical polymerization techniques

    Christophe Chendo, Dao Le, Trang N. T. Phan, Didier Gigmes and Laurence Charles

    Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28229

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    High resolution mass spectrometry, accurate mass measurements, collision-induced dissociation and ion mobility are combined for a detailed structural characterization of by-products generated during MALDI of polystyrenes holding a labile end-group.

  5. One-component thioxanthone-based polymeric photoinitiators

    Tugce Nur Eren, Neren Okte, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Jacques Lalevee and Duygu Avci

    Version of Record online: 21 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pola.28227

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    The photochemical and photophysical properties of new polymeric photoinitiators (PPIs) containing pendant thioxanthone and amine moieties are studied. These one-component systems with higher efficiency compared to low molecular-weight counterparts/commercial thioxanthone under violet LED and great reduction of leaching of toxic materials show potential to be used in safer photopolymerization applications.