Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

The Journal of Polymer Science reports results of fundamental research in all areas of synthetic and natural polymer chemistry and physics. The Journal is selective in accepting contributions on the basis of merit and originality. It is not intended as a repository for unevaluated data. Preference is given to contributions that offer new or more comprehensive concepts interpretations experimental approaches and results. Part A: Polymer Chemistry is devoted to studies in general organic polymer chemistry and physical organic chemistry. This includes all related topics (such as organic bioorganic bioinorganic and biological chemistry of monomers polymers oligomers and model compounds inorganic and organometallic chemistry for catalysts mechanistic studies supramolecular chemistry aspects relevant to polymers and reactions on polymers). Contributions in physics and physical chemistry appear in Part B: Polymer Physics . Contributions may be submitted as Regular Articles or as Rapid Communications. Reviews of recent books are also welcome.

Current impact factor: 3.54

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2011 Impact Factor 3.919

Additional details

5-year impact 3.22
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.76
Eigenfactor 0.04
Article influence 0.66
Website Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry website
Other titles Journal of polymer science. Part A, Polymer chemistry (Online), Journal of polymer science. Part A, Polymer chemistry, Polymer chemistry
ISSN 1099-0518
OCLC 39029246
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The preparation of new ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) monomers using a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between aryl azides and norbornadiene is described. Various norbornenetriazolines, obtained through a solvent-and catalyst-free reaction, can subsequently be incorporated into polymer backbones through ROMP reactions. Furthermore, thermal decomposition of the triazoline moiety can allow for further polymer functionalization. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27691
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    ABSTRACT: A series of epoxy-functional telechelic oligomers containing oxetane end groups have been synthesized. The precursor monomer, extracted from outer Birch bark, was first polymerized through enzyme-catalyzed esterification to form oligomers having epoxy and/or oxetane groups in the structures. The oligoesters were subsequently crosslinked through cationic polymerization either by epoxy or oxetane homopolymerization or copolymerization when both functionalities were present. A study of the polymerizations of the resins was performed “in situ” using real-time Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy revealing a preferred copolymerization when compared with the homopolymerization. By tailoring the different structures, it was possible to control the final mechanical properties of the networks. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27673
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    ABSTRACT: A series of poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(allyl glycidyl ether) (PEG-b-PAGE) macroinitiators are prepared using the living anionic ring-opening polymerization (AROP) technique, and applied for further copolymerization studies. To overcome the low reactivity of the secondary hydroxyl end-group of the PAGE block, a primary hydroxyl group is introduced into the macroinitiators via trityl and tert-butyl-dimethylsilane protective groups. The modified macroinitiators are used for copolymerization by applying different amounts of PEG-b-PAGE (5, 10, and 15%) and different PLGA lengths. To study their properties, nanoparticles from selected polymers are prepared and characterized by dynamic light scattering and scanning electron microscopy showing spherical particles with diameters around 200 nm and low PDIparticle values of 0.03–0.1. An advantage of the obtained polymers is the presence of double bonds in the side chain, which enables the modification via, for example, thiol-ene reactions. For this purpose tertiary 2-(dimethylamino)ethanethiol), acetylated thiogalactose and thiomannose are attached onto the double bonds of the PAGE-blocks. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27674
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    ABSTRACT: Polyaddition (An + B2) reactions of 1,1,1-tris(4-hydoxyphenyl) ethane (THPE; A3-type monomer), calix[4]resorcinarene (CRA[4]; A8-type monomer), α-cyclodextrin (α-CD; A18-type monomer), and β-cyclodextrin (β-CD; A21-type monomer) with 1,4-bis(4-vinyloxy)cyclohexane (BVOC; B2-type monomer) afforded corresponding soluble hyperbranched polyacetals. The physical properties, including solubility, thermal stability, and film-forming ability, the ultraviolet-induced degradation reactivity, and the solubility-switch in an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) exposure tool indicated that poly(THPE-co-BVOC) and poly(CRA[4]-co-BVOC) are candidate next-generation photo-resists. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27686
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    ABSTRACT: Polyaddition of bis(five-membered cyclic dithiocarbonate), 2,2-bis[4-(1,3-thioxolane-2-one-4-yl-methoxy)phenyl]propane (1), with diamines having soft oligoether segments and property of the obtained poly(thiourethane)s were examined. Treatment of 1 with equivalent diamines in tetrahydrofuran at room temperature gave poly(thiourethane)s having a mercapto group in each unit, which were further treated with acetic anhydride and triethylamine to give the corresponding S-acetylated poly(thiourethane)s in high yield. Exposing the mercapto group containing poly(thiourethane)s to benzoyl chloride and triethylamine provided the corresponding S-benzoylated poly(thiourethane)s effectively. Thermal properties of the obtained polymers were evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry. The obtained polymers showed 10 wt % loss temperature (Td10) in the range from 230 to 274 °C, which was relatively high when compared with the Td10 of an analogous polymer prepared from 1 and 1,6-hexamethylenediamine. The polymers obtained here exhibited glass transition temperature (Tg) in the range from −16 °C to 40 °C, which was much lower than the analogous polymer described above, probably due to the soft oligoether segments. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015.
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; 53(9). DOI:10.1002/pola.27535
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a series of well-defined liquid crystalline molecular brushes with dual “jacketing” effects, polynorbornene-g-poly{2,5-bis[(4-methoxyhenyl)oxycarbonyl] styrene} (PNb-g-PMPCS), were synthesized by the “grafting through” method from ring opening metathesis polymerization of α-norbornenyl-terminated PMPCS. The rigid PMPCS side chain was synthesized by Cu(I)-catalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization initiated by N-[(2-bromo-2-methylpropanoyl)ethyl]-cis-5-norbornene-exo-2,3-dicarboximide. The chemical structures of the molecular brushes were confirmed by 1H NMR and gel permeation chromatography (GPC), and the thermal properties were studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). GPC results reveal that the molecular brushes have relatively narrow polydispersities. TGA results show that the molecular brushes have excellent thermal stabilities. The PMPCS side chains in all the molecular brushes form the columnar nematic liquid crystalline phase, which is a little different from the behavior of linear PMPCS possibly due to the confinement or other effects of the brush architecture which leads to decreased order. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27646
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    ABSTRACT: Crosslinking magnetic thermoresponsive composite (MTC) fiber mats were fabricated by electrospinning process and followed by UV curing. Thermoresponsive poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) and magnetic Fe3O4 were firstly synthesized by redox-initiated polymerization and co-precipitation, respectively. A crosslinking agent (dipentaerythritol hexylacrylate) and photoinitiator for providing crosslinking ability were then mixed with PNIPAAm and Fe3O4 in ethanol as the electrospinning solution. After electrospinning and subsequent UV irradiation, the MTC fiber mats were thus obtained. Thermoresponsivity of the MTC fibers was measured by both DSC and swelling test. MTC fiber mat exhibited better water-absorption capability and thermoresponsivity than corresponding film. Morphological analysis was observed by SEM and TEM, and the magnetic property was measured by SQUID. The thermoresponsive magnetic behavior of MTC fiber mat in water was observed under various temperatures and magnetic fields. Vitamin B12 used as a model drug was loaded in the MTC fiber mats and the drug-release behavior was then studied. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27684
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    ABSTRACT: This work aims at developing an approach to Ru(II)(Tpy)2-functionalized hydrogels and exploring the coupling of the hydrogels with the Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. Based on free radical polymerization, two synthetic routes are developed. The first one is the direct gelation by copolymerization of acrylamide as hydrophilic component and Ru(II)(Tpy)2 as the functional group. The second one is carried out through a combined approach. A terpyridine-containing hydrogel is first prepared and then post-functionalized by coordination between Ru(III)(Tpy)Cl3 and terpyridine groups in the hydrogel network. Utilizing the synthetic hydrogels, the reversible redox responsiveness, the coupling with the BZ reaction, the occurrence and the self-oscillating properties of the BZ reaction in the hydrogel networks are studied. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27690
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    ABSTRACT: Anion-exchange membranes containing pendant benzimidazolium groups were synthesized from polysulfone by chrolomethylation followed by nucleophilic substitution reaction with 1-methylbenzimidazole. The structures of the polymers were characterized by 1H-NMR and FTIR analysis. The resulting membranes showed high thermal stability below 200 °C. The values of water uptake and swelling degree increased with the ion-exchange capacity of the polymeric membrane. The ionic conductivity was measured by means of impedance spectroscopy in aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide (10−4−10−1 M). The results show not only a clear correlation between the membrane's electrochemical behavior with the electrolyte solution embedded in the membrane, but also with the degree of the polysulfone's chloromethylation.Thus, the ionic conductivity increased more than two orders of magnitude when the degree of chloromethylation increased from 40 to 140%. Benzimidazolium-functionalized polysulfones exhibited better thermal, mechanical, and electrochemical properties than the widely used polymeric membranes containing quaternary ammonium groups. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27692
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    ABSTRACT: Two new 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) derivatives, (2R)-(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl)methyl 2-phenylpropanoate ((R)-EDTM-PP) and (2S)-(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl)methyl 2-phenylpropanoate ((S)-EDTM-PP), were synthesized and electropolymerized in dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) and terabutylammonium hexafluorophosphate (Bu4NPF6) system. As chiral electrodes, poly((2R)-(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl)methyl 2-phenylpropanoate) ((R)-PEDTM-PP) and poly((2S)-(2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl)methyl 2-phenylpropanoate) ((S)-PEDTM-PP)-modified glassy carbon electrodes (GCEs) were employed to successfully recognize 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) enantiomers. Cyclic voltammetry presents that (R)-PEDTM-PP and (S)-PEDTM-PP had good redox activity and stability. Spectroelectrochemistry studies revealed (R)-PEDTM-PP and (S)-PEDTM-PP polymers have electronic bandgap of 1.68 and 1.66 eV, and could be reversibly oxidized and reduced accompanying with obvious color changes from dark blue to light purple. In addition, the electrochemical behavior, structural characterization, thermal stability, morphology and circular dichroism of (R)-PEDTM-PP and (S)-PEDTM-PP films were investigated in detail. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27695
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    ABSTRACT: Hollow spheres of poly(1,4-phenylene-5-hydroxyisophthalamide) had been obtained by the reaction-induced phase separation during polymerization of 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and 1,4-phenylene diamine in an aromatic solvent. In this study, formation mechanism of the hollow spheres was considered from the view points of eliminated small molecules, polymer structure, and cross-linking reaction. With respect to the eliminated small molecules, water was the most desirable to form gas-bubbles in droplets compared with methanol and acetic acid, due to the insolubility into the polymerization system. Rigid polymer structure was also needed to prepare hollow spheres owing to the rapid solidification of droplets. Further, phenolic hydroxyl group in 5-hydroxy-1,3-phenylene moiety caused the ester-amide exchange reaction to form cross-linked skin layer in the droplets. The efficient formation of the skin layer was important to encapsulate gas-bubbles in the droplets, resulting in the formation of hollow structure. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27683
  • Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27687
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we set out the steps to efficiently synthesize boron subphthalocyanine (BsubPc)-containing polymers while circumventing the formation of a known side product. The synthesis was achieved using the post-polymerization coupling reaction of a carboxylic acid functional prepolymer with bromo-BsubPc. We have earlier shown that when copolymerizing styrene and acrylic acid (AA) a significant amount of an undesired side product is formed. In this study, we have determined that this side product persisted when styrene was copolymerized with AA or n-butyl acrylate but could be avoided when styrene was copolymerized with methacrylic acid (MAA), methyl methacrylate, or acrylonitrile. Therefore, MAA/styrene copolymer, synthesized by nitroxide-mediated polymerization was chosen to be coupled to BsubPc. The resulting BsubPc polymer was found to have similar electrochemical properties, solution state absorption and photoluminescence characteristics when compared against a small molecule model compound although the solid-state PL emission of the polymer was found to be excitation wavelength dependent. Finally, preliminary organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) were fabricated to assess the potential role(s) of the BsubPc polymer in organic electronic devices. These OLEDs represent the first-solution processed organic electronic devices containing BsubPc polymers as a functional material. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27685
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    ABSTRACT: Polycarbosilanes with or without sugar-derived structures in the polymer side chains were synthesized and their application to materials for cell cultivation was investigated. Polysilacyclobutanes having glucose-derived moieties or N-acetylglucosamine-derived moieties (polyBMSB-glucose and polyBMSB-AGA) were synthesized by ene-thiol reaction between precursor poly(1-(3-butenyl)−1-methylsilacyclubane) (polyBMSB) and tetraacetylglucose or tetraacetylglucosamine having a thiol group at the anomeric position and the successive deprotection of the acetyl groups gave polycarbosilanes with sugar-derived structures in the side chains. Poly(1-(3-hydroxybutyl)-1-methylsilacyclobutane) was synthesized by hydroboration/oxidation of the precursor polyBMSB. The cell cultivation efficiency using the polymers with or without sugar moieties was evaluated by cultivation of WRL cells on the polystyrene dishes coated with the polymers. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27682
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    ABSTRACT: A new controlled/living heterogeneous polymerization technique using RAFT in benign supercritical CO2 is described involving the formation of monomer-swollen seed particles by precipitation of macroRAFT agent prior to polymerization. Controlled/living character of the induced precipitation is compared with the equivalent solution polymerization. The large scale synthesis of poly(2-ethoxyethyl methacrylate)-b-poly(acrylamides) useful for biomedical applications is made possible with the polymer isolated as powders at high conversions, thus circumventing the requirement for volatile organic solvents. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27688