In this Hot Review Johan P. A. Heuts and Niels M. B. Smeets give an overview of cobalt-catalyzed chain transfer in free-radical polymerization and the chemistry and applications of its derived macromonomers.
Archive for September, 2011
APME 2011, “IUPAC 9th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering”, was held at Dedeman Cappadocia Hotel & Convention Center, Cappadocia, TURKEY, from September 5th to 8th, 2011. The aim of the APME 2011 was to discuss the fundamental aspects and recent developments of macromolecular engineering and evaluate its potential in the syntheses of smart materials from complex structures (grafts, brushes, dendrimers, etc.) to nanostructures (self-assembly, nano-size, etc.) for a wide range of applications.
The APME 2011 was attended by 220 participants from 25 different countries. There were 80 oral and 170 poster presentations in the conference. The poster prizes were awarded to:
1st Functionalization of MW-CNT by Demet Karaca Balta, Ahmet Ozsen, Nergis Arsu
2nd Photo Cross-Linked pH and Temperature Sensitive Positively Charged Hydrogel Films for the Immobilization of Enzymes by Anne Richter, Dietmar Appelhans, Brigitte Voit
3rd Asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) for the characterization of different polymer systems by Esra Altuntas, Martin Hager, Ulrich S. Shubert
The APME 2011 was organized by Dr. Yusuf Yagci (Co-chairman), Dr. Munmaya K. Mishra (Co-chairman) and Dr. M. Atilla Tasdelen (General Secretary). The selection of Cappadocia for the location of APME 2011 provided an exciting atmosphere for the exchange of scientific ideas. The APME 2011 provided a useful platform for scientific, social and cultural interactions amongst the participants. The organizing committee would like to sincerely thank all the participants for their contributions to the success of the meeting.
The next APME 2013 will be held in Durham Centre for Soft Matter, Durham University, United Kingdom.
The symposium will be chaired by Dr. Lian R. Hutchings.
This month sees the following articles in Polymer Chemistry that are in the top ten most accessed in July:
Thiol-ene “click” reactions and recent applications in polymer and materials synthesis
Andrew B. Lowe
Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 17-36
Reversible cross-linking of hydrophilic dynamic covalent polymers with radically exchangeable alkoxyamines in aqueous media
Jing Su, Yoshifumi Amamoto, Masamichi Nishihara, Atsushi Takahara and Hideyuki Otsuka
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2021-2026
Multiresponsive polymers: nano-sized assemblies, stimuli-sensitive gels and smart surfaces
George Pasparakis and Maria Vamvakaki
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1234-1248
Diels–Alder “click” reactions: recent applications in polymer and material science
Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2133-2145
Modular synthesis of poly(perylene bisimides) using click chemistry: a comparative study
Andreas S. Lang and Mukundan Thelakkat
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2213-2221
Polymeric vesicles in biomedical applications
René P. Brinkhuis, Floris P. J. T. Rutjes and Jan C. M. van Hest
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1449-1462
FDA-approved poly(ethylene glycol)–protein conjugate drugs
Steevens N. S. Alconcel, Arnold S. Baas and Heather D. Maynard
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1442-1448
Controlled polymerizations for the synthesis of semiconducting conjugated polymers
Ken Okamoto and Christine K. Luscombe
Polym. Chem., 2011, Advance Article
Temperature and pH responsive hybrid nanoclay grafted with PDMAEMA
Jukka Niskanen, Mikko Karesoja, Teemu Rossi and Heikki Tenhu
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2027-2036
RAFT-synthesized copolymers and conjugates designed for therapeutic delivery of siRNA
DeeDee Smith, Andrew C. Holley and Charles L. McCormick
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1428-1441
Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.