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Themed issue on Sustainable Polymers: replacing polymers derived from fossil fuels – now published

The Polymer Chemistry themed issue on Sustainable Polymers: replacing polymers derived from fossil fuels is online now. Guest Editor Stephen Miller (University of Florida) introduces the issue in his Editorial.

Here is a small selection of articles from the issue, which brings together the most recent reasearch achievements in the development of sustainable alternatives to replace classic polymers derived from fossil fuel feedstocks.

On the cover

MacroRAFT agents from renewable resources and their use as polymeric scaffolds in a grafting from approach Sanne De Smet, Sophie Lingier and Filip E. Du Prez

Review articles

The quest for sustainable polyesters – insights into the future Carla Vilela, Andreia F. Sousa, Ana C. Fonseca, Arménio C. Serra, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Carmen S. R. Freire and Armando J. D. Silvestre

Functionalization of cardanol: towards biobased polymers and additives Coline Voirin, Sylvain Caillol, Nilakshi V. Sadavarte, Bhausaheb V. Tawade, Bernard Boutevin and Prakash P. Wadgaonkar

Papers

Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers from bio-based poly(δ-decalactone) diols Donglin Tang, Christopher W. Macosko and Marc A. Hillmyer

Sustainable cycloolefin polymer from pine tree oil for optoelectronics material: living cationic polymerization of β-pinene and catalytic hydrogenation of high-molecular-weight hydrogenated poly(β-pinene) Kotaro Satoh, Atsuhiro Nakahara, Kazunori Mukunoki, Hiroko Sugiyama, Hiromu Saito and Masami Kamigaito

Bringing D-limonene to the scene of bio-based thermoset coatings via free-radical thiol–ene chemistry: macromonomer synthesis, UV-curing and thermo-mechanical characterization Mauro Claudino, Jeanne-Marie Mathevet, Mats Jonsson and Mats Johansson

Polyoxalates from biorenewable diols via Oxalate Metathesis Polymerization John J. Garcia and Stephen A. Miller

More articles can be downloaded here.


This issue is part of a joint collection on Sustainable Polymers, published in collaboration with Green Chemistry. Green Chemistry published their themed issue on Sustainable Polymers: reduced environmental impact, renewable raw materials and catalysis earlier this month. It was Guest Edited by Michael Meier (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany).

Take a look at the Green Chemistry themed issue here.


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Synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for medicine themed issue now published

Advances in macromolecular engineering tools have enabled researchers to construct complex macromolecules with applications in the medical and pharmaceutical arena. Published this week, the Polymer Chemistry themed issue on the synthesis of polymeric nanomaterials for medicine highlights the latest research in this growing field. Guest Editors Cyrille Boyer and Thomas P. Davis introduce the issue in their Editorial.

On the front cover

Proteins as substrates for controlled radical polymerization
Jaqueline D. Wallat, Katie A. Rose and Jonathan K. Pokorski

The themed issue also includes the following review articles:
Phenylboronic acid-based glucose-responsive polymeric nanoparticles: synthesis and applications in drug delivery
Rujiang Ma and Linqi Shi

Redox-responsive polymers for drug delivery: from molecular design to applications
Meng Huo, Jinying Yuan, Lei Tao and Yen Wei

Recent trends in the design of anticancer polymer prodrug nanocarriers
Vianney Delplace, Patrick Couvreur and Julien Nicolas

Read the full issue here.

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Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers themed issue now published

The ‘Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers’ themed issue was published last week. Guest editors Neil Ayres and Marcus Weck introduce the issue in their Editorial.

The front covers showcase work by Xi Zhang and co-workers (pH and enzymatic double-stimuli responsive multi-compartment micelles from supra-amphiphilic polymers) and Hideyuki Otsuka and co-workers (Dynamic covalent polymer brushes: reversible surface modifi cation of reactive polymer brushes with alkoxyamine-based dynamic covalent bonds).

The issue also includes the following Review articles:
Phase separation of supramolecular and dynamic block copolymers by Mihaiela C. Stuparu, Anzar Khan and Craig J. Hawker
Schiff’s base as a stimuli-responsive linker in polymer chemistry by Yan Xin and Jinying Yuan

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Themed issue: New Methods of Polymer Synthesis now published

The ‘New Methods of Polymer Synthesis’ themed issue was published last week. Guest editors Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Jean-François Lutz and Sébastien Perrier introduce the issue in their Editorial.

The front covers showcase work by Masami Kamigaito and co-workers (From-syndiotactic-to-isotactic stereogradient methacrylic polymers by RAFT copolymerization of methacrylic acid and its bulky esters) and Brent Sumerlin and co-workers (Modular oxime functionalization of well-defined alkoxyamine-containing polymers)

The issue also includes the following Review and Mini-Review articles:

Synthesis and polymerization of C-vinyl- and N-vinyl-1,2,3-triazoles
Samir Beghdadi, Imen Abdelhedi Miladi, Daniele Addis, Hatem Ben Romdhane, Julien Bernard and Eric Drockenmuller

Grignard metathesis (GRIM) polymerization for the synthesis of conjugated block copolymers containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)
Mihaela C. Stefan, Mahesh P. Bhatt, Prakash Sista and Harsha D. Magurudeniya

Controlled grafting of cellulose fibres – an outlook beyond paper and cardboard
Eva Malmström and Anna Carlmark

Functional PEG-based polymers with reactive groups via anionic ROP of tailor-made epoxides
Christine Mangold, Frederik Wurm and Holger Frey

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Themed Issue on Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce a high-profile themed issue on Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers to be published in 2012. The Guest Editors of the issue are Professor Neil Ayres (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Professor Marcus Weck (New York University, USA) and it is our pleasure to invite you to submit to this themed issue.

The themed issue will focus on supramolecular and dynamic covalent polymers, encompassing all aspects of the synthesis, characterization, and applications of these macromolecular systems.  Our objectives are not only to highlight current advances within this burgeoning field, but also to demonstrate how supramolecular and dynamic covalent polymers are being positioned at the intersection of diverse scientific arenas and stimulate different subsections of chemistry including synthetic organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials science.  We encourage our authors to promote how their novel chemistries can aid in areas ranging from understanding fundamental molecular properties to the creation of new soft materials and stimuli responsive assemblies.  It is our goal to bring together the preeminent scientists in this area to illuminate the leading edge of supramolecular and dynamic covalent polymer research and to demonstrate the potential for rapid future expansion into credible functional applications. 

The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts for this themed issue is: 2nd May 2012

Submissions, either communications or full papers, should be high-quality manuscripts of original, unpublished research, containing important new insight. All submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Polymer Chemistry.

Manuscripts can be submitted using our online submission service. Please indicate on you submission letter that your manuscript is submitted in response to the call for papers for the Themed Issue on Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers.

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Themed Issue on New Methods of Polymer Synthesis

Polymer Chemistry will publish a themed issue on New Methods of Polymer Synthesis in 2012. Please e-mail the editorial office, polymers-rsc@rsc.org,  if you would like to contribute an article.

The Guest Editors of the issue are Professors Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Jean-François Lutz (Institut Charles Sadron, France) and Sebastien Perrier (University of Sydney, Australia).

The special issue will focus on the latest methodological developments in polymer synthesis, spanning the entire range of synthetic approaches ranging from ionic to coordination to living radical processes. We wish to highlight not only the latest advances within these individual fields, but also demonstrate how they can interconnect and be combined with other emerging synthetic technologies such as orthogonal modular ligation and small molecule organic chemistry. In addition, we wish to encourage our authors to highlight how their novel chemistries can aid in the construction of advanced material concepts. It is the aim to bring together the leading researchers in the field in a cross-methodology state-of-the-art framework of cutting-edge polymer synthesis.

All manuscripts will be handled by the Polymer Chemistry Associate Editors and Editorial office and refereed in accordance to the standard procedures of the journal, and in this respect invited articles will be treated in the same way as regular submissions to the journal.

The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts for this themed issue is 30th September 2011

Manuscripts can be submitted using the RSC’s on-line submissions service. Please clearly mark that the manuscript is submitted for the themed issue on New Methods of Polymer Synthesis. Please would you inform the editorial office by e-mail at polymers-rsc@rsc.org as soon as possible if you plan to submit to the issue and whether your contribution will be original research or a review-type article.

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Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators Themed issue: Out now!

Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators Themed Issue: Out now!

The Polymer Chemistry emerging investigators themed issue is now published online. Guest editors Rachel O’Reilly and Andrew Dove introduce the issue in an Editorial (freely available). Click here to read the full listing of papers.

The front cover of the issue highlights Robust bonding and one-step facile synthesis of tough hydrogels with desirable shape by virtue of the double network structure by Junji Saito, Hidemitsu Furukawa, Takayuki Kurokawa, Rikimaru Kuwabara, Shinya Kuroda, Jian Hu, Yoshimi Tanaka, Jian Ping Gong, Nobuto Kitamura and Kazunori Yasuda.

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Polymer Bioconjugates themed issue submission deadline: 5th January 2011

It’s still not too late to submit an article for the Polymer Bioconjugates themed issue due to be published in Polymer Chemistry. The submission deadline is 5th January 2011.

The guest editors of the themed issue are Professor Jan van Hest (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Professor Brent Sumerlin (Southern Methodist University, USA).

Manuscripts should be submitted via the RSC’s on-line submission service via the journal homepage. Please clearly state in your submission letter that your manuscript is “submitted in response to the call for papers for the Polymer Bioconjugates themed issue”.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Themed Issue on Polymer Bioconjugates: Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce a high-profile themed issue on Polymer Bioconjugates to be published in 2011. The guest editors of the issue will be Professor Jan van Hest (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Professor Brent Sumerlin (Southern Methodist University, USA) and it is our pleasure to invite you to submit to this themed issue.

Polymer Chemistry is a new peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of synthetic and biological macromolecules, and related emerging areas. The journal will publish themed issues on important emerging topics and it now seems particularly timely to publish a focused set of articles covering Polymer Bioconjugates. The key aim is to highlight the most important areas and directions in this field within a high quality and high impact issue.

The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts for this themed issue is 5th January 2011.

Submissions, either communications or full papers, should be high-quality manuscripts of original, unpublished research, containing important new insight. All submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Polymer Chemistry.

Manuscripts can be submitted using our online submission service. Please indicate on you submission letter that your manuscript is submitted in response to the call for papers for the Polymer Bioconjugates themed issue.

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