Researchers from the Princeton University show that the glass transition temperature of norbornene polymers can be raised drastically by adding a phenyl side group.
Researchers in Karlsruhe used plant oils to synthesize renewable long-chain aliphatic polyesters using olefin self-metathesis for the monomer synthesis.
Thermally conductive thermoplastics have attracted attention as heat dissipative materials for a vast number of electronic devices. S. Yoshihara and coworkers (Kaneka Corporation, Japan) now report that thermoplastics exhibit high thermal conductivity by lamellar crystal alignment.
Canadian researchers now synthesized polymers that contain two different organometallic cores by post modification of organoiron poly(alkynyl methacrylates) with dicobalt hexacarbonyl.
The second part of the series Advances in Polymers for Stem Cell Research by guest editor Suwan N. Jayasinghe is now complete and the last articles just have gone online.
Researchers from the University of Jena (Germany) designed glycopolymeric materials with tailored properties to independently study the parameters that impact cellular uptake.
German researchers found stress to be a new trigger for shape memory polymers.