International Year of Chemistry: Polymers

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Wiley celebrates the IYC 2011 with thematic months and events, and the topic in July is ‘Polymer Chemistry‘ with a special focus on leading female researchers in this field.


Biopolymers and Polymers for Bio-Applications

Biopolymers and Polymers for Bio-Applications

Brigitte Voit et al. “Glycopolymers of Various Architectures-More than Mimicking Nature”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000007

Laura Hartmann “Polymers for Control Freaks: Sequence-Defined Poly(amidoamine)s and Their Biomedical Applications”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000479

Heather D. Maynard et al. “Thermoprecipitation of Glutathione S-Transferase by Glutathione-Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Prepared by RAFT Polymerization”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000333

Martina H. Stenzel et al. “Neoglycopolymers Based on 4-Vinyl-1,2,3-Triazole Monomers Prepared by Click Chemistry”, Macromol. Biosci., DOI: 10.1002/mabi.200900199

Sharon Gerecht et al. “Reconstructing the Differentiation Niche of Embryonic Stem Cells Using Biomaterials”, Macromol. Biosci., DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201000245

Katharina Landfester et al. “The Softer and More Hydrophobic the Better: Influence of the Side Chain of Polymethacrylate Nanoparticles for Cellular Uptake”, Macromol. Biosci., DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201000099

Polymer- and Nanocomposites

Polymers and nanocomposites

Katharina Landfester et al. “Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles as Templates for Biomimetic Mineralization of Calcium Phosphate”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI:10.1002/macp.201000694

Seema Agarwal et al. “Stimuli-Responsive Elastic Polyurethane-Based Superabsorber Nanomat Composites”, Macromol. Mater. Eng., DOI: 10.1002/mame.201000387

Eunice F. S. Vieira et al. “Preparation and characterization of polyalginate–glutaraldehyde membranes—Swelling analysis by microcalorimetry and adsorption kinetics of cationic dye”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., DOI: 10.1002/app.32408

Melissa A. Grunlan et al. ”Poly(ε-caprolactone)-Based Shape Memory Polymers with Variable Polydimethylsiloxane Soft Segment Lengths”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24488

Rachel Yerushalmi-Rozen et al. “Electrospun fibers of functional nanocomposites composed of single-walled carbon nanotubes, fullerene derivatives, and poly(3-hexylthiophene)”, J. Polym. Sci. B, DOI: 10.1002/polb.22281

Smita Mohanty et al. “Aromatic-aliphatic poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) bionanocomposite: Influence of organic modification on structure and properties”, Polym. Compos. DOI: 10.1002/pc.20906

Maria Cazacu et al “Amphiphile polydimethylsiloxane-based networks reinforced with in situ generated silica”, Polym. Eng. Sci. DOI: 10.1002/pen.21781

Seema Agarwal et al. “On the way to clean and safe electrospinning—green electrospinning: emulsion and suspension electrospinning”, Polym. Adv. Technol. DOI: 10.1002/pat.1883

Polymers for Energy Applications

Polymers for Energy Applications

Mihaela C. Stefan et al. ”Synthesis and Characterization of a Block Copolymer Containing Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(-benzyl-L-glutamate)”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000502

Christine K. Luscombe et al. “Benzo[2,1-b;3,4-b0]dithiophene-Based Low-Bandgap Polymers for Photovoltaic Applications”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24481

Elisabeth Holder et al. “Arylamino-Functionalized Fluorene- and Carbazole-Based Copolymers: Color-Tuning Their CdTe Nanocrystal Composites from Red to White”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24438

Elsa Reichmanis et al. “Synthesis of Electroactive Polystyrene Derivatives Para-Substituted with p-Conjugated Oligothiophene via Postgrafting Functionalization”. J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24531

Zhenan Bao et al. “The phase behavior of a polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction system that contains bimolecular crystals”, J. Polym. Sci. B, DOI: 10.1002/polb.22214

Copolymers and Self-Assembly

Copolymers and Self-Assembly

Rachel K. O’Reilly et al. “pH-Responsive Vesicles from a Schizophrenic Diblock Copolymer”, Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000022

Sabine Beuermann et al. “Homogeneous Phase Copolymerizations of Vinylidene Fluoride and Hexafluoropropene in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”, Macromol. Reaction Eng., DOI: 10.1002/mren.201000031

Linda J. Broadbelt et al. ”Model-Based Design for Preparing Styrene/Methyl Methacrylate Structural Gradient Copolymers”, Macromol. Theory Simul., DOI: 10.1002/mats.201000076

Katja Loos et al. “Nanoporous Network Channels from Self-Assembled Triblock Copolymer Supramolecules”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000674

Rachel K. O’Reilly et al. ”Using Metallo-Supramolecular Block Copolymers for the Synthesis of Higher Order Nanostructured Assemblies”, Macromol. Rapid Commun., DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900496

Sarah L. Goh et al. “Self-Assembly of Di- and Triblock PEG-Pentavaline Amphiphiles”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24497

Christine Jerome et al. “Preparation of pH-Sensitive Star-Shaped Aliphatic Polyesters as Precursors of Polymersomes”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24576

Sarah E. Morgan et al. “Stimuli-Responsive Micelles of Amphiphilic AMPS-b-AAL Copolymers in Layer-by-Layer Films”, J. Polym. Sci. A, DOI: 10.1002/pola.24524

Shenda M. Baker et al. “Tuning nanoscopic self-assembly of diblock copolymer blends on a two-dimensional interface”, J. Polym. Sci. B, DOI: 10.1002/polb.22126

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