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

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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: 3.11

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.113
2011 Impact Factor 3.919

Additional details

5-year impact 3.01
Cited half-life 7.60
Immediacy index 0.76
Eigenfactor 0.03
Article influence 0.62
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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    ABSTRACT: Supramolecular polymers based on ureido-pyrimidinone (UPy) represent a promising class of biocompatible materials for medical applications. Here, the chemical modification effect of UV irradiation, used to sterilize these materials, is studied. Besides anticipated crosslinking effects, UV irradiation causes telechelic UPy-polymers to become fluorescent. UPy-model compounds confirm a relation between UV-induced changes and the UPy-moiety. UV-induced fluorescence and IR-spectral changes are (partially) reversible by heat and/or solvent treatment. The results indicate the presence of at least two distinct UV-induced molecular species. UPy-model compounds with specific tautomeric forms directly relate fluorescence to UPy-enol tautomers. Photo-enolization is hypothesized to occur via an excited-state intermolecular double proton transfer. Changes in UPy-tautomeric equilibrium and crosslinking are factors that influence the dynamics of UPy-based materials. Identification and understanding of such factors will aid in the successful application of these materials, for example as biomaterial in tissue engineering applications. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27887
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    ABSTRACT: New block copolymers Polystyrene-b-poly (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl acrylate)-b-Polystyrene (PS-PTFEA-PS) with controlled molecular weight (Mn=5000-11000 g⋅mol−1) and narrow molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn=1.13-1.17) were synthesized via RAFT polymerization. The molecular structure and component of PS-PTFEA-PS block copolymers were characterized through 1H NMR, 19F NMR, GPC, FT-IR and elemental analysis. The porous films of such copolymers with average pore size of 0.80-1.34 μm and good regularity were fabricated via a static breath-figure (BF) process. The effects of solvent, temperature, and polymer concentration on the surface morphology of such film were investigated. In addition, microstructured spheres and fibers of such block copolymers were fabricated by electrospinning process and observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Furthermore, the hydrophobicity of porous films, spheres, and fibers was investigated. The porous film showed a good hydrophobicity with the water-droplet contact angles of 129°, and the fibers showed higher hydrophobicity with the water-droplet contact angles of 142°. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27890
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis of a monoacrylate functionalized poly(isobutylene) (PIB) macromonomer (PIBA) has been achieved by a two-step reaction starting from a commercially available PIB. Firstly, terminal olefins (vinylidene and trisubstituted olefin) of PIB were transformed to a phenolic residue by Friedel-Crafts alkylation followed by subsequent esterification of the phenol with acryloyl chloride, catalyzed by triethylamine. PIBA structure was confirmed by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and GPC before utilizing in the RAFT copolymerization with N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA) to obtain statistical copolymers (P[(DMA-co-(PIBA)]). Monomer conversions were consistently higher than 85% for both DMA and PIBA as monomer feed composition was varied. Chain extension of poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) with PIBA to synthesize block copolymers (P[(DMA-b-(PIBA)]) was also achieved with near quantitative monomer conversions (>97%). Block formation efficiency was not quantitative but purification of block copolymers was possible by selective precipitation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27812
  • Myeong‐Jong Kim · Ye Seul Lee · Sung Chul Shin · Yun‐Hi Kim
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    ABSTRACT: New donor–acceptor (D-A) polymers, poly(4,5-bis(2-octyldodecyloxy)naphto[2,1-b:3,4-b']dithiophenebenzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole) (PNDT-B) and poly(4,5-bis(2-octyldodecyloxy)naphto [2,1-b:3,4-b′]dithiophene-4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole) (PNDT-TBT), with the extended π-electron delocalization of naphtho[2,1-b:3,4-b']dithiophene, were successfully synthesized by Suzuki and Stille coupling reactions. The structure and physical properties of polymers were characterized by DFT calculation, UV–vis absorption, cyclovoltammetry, TGA and DSC analyses. X-ray diffraction studies indicated a relatively highly ordered intermolecular structure in PNDT-TBT after annealing. This high degree of molecular order resulted from the crystallinity and increasing planarity, provided by the thiophene linker groups and the interdigitation of the long alkoxy side chains. The new D-A polymer, PNDT-TBT, exhibited a p-type carrier mobility of 0.028 cm2/Vs and an on/off ratio of 5.9 × 103. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27803
  • Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27800
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    ABSTRACT: We present a fully transparent nonvolatile resistive polymer memory device based on an anthracene-containing partially aliphatic polyimide along with indium tin oxide (ITO) top and bottom electrodes. High transmittance of over 90% in the wavelength range of 400 to 800 nm is accomplished with an ITO/polyimide/ITO/glass device. The device shows unipolar write-once-read-many times (WORM) memory behavior with an ON/OFF current ratio of ∼2 × 103, and the ratio remained without any significant degradation for over 104 s. The memory behavior of the device is considered to be governed by trap-controlled space-charge limited conduction (SCLC) and local filament formation. Based on molecular simulation of the polyimide, the location of energy states is different from that in the conventional charge transfer (CT) mechanism. Despite the relatively low ON/OFF current ratio, our results can give insight into the development of fully transparent memory device. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27897
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    ABSTRACT: Two ester derivatives featuring anthraquinone as an interior core and terminal electroactive triphenylamine or carbazole groups were prepared by the condensation of 2,6-dihydroxyanthraquinone with 4-(diphenylamino)benzoyl chloride and 4-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)benzoyl chloride, respectively. The electrochemistry and electropolymerization of these monomers were investigated. The polymeric films were built onto ITO/glass surface by repetitive cyclic voltammetry scanning of the monomer solutions containing an electrolyte. The electrogenerated polymer films exhibited reversible electrochemical processes and strong color changes upon electro-oxidation or electro-reduction, which can be switched by potential modulation. The remarkable electrochromic behavior of the film was clearly interpreted on the basis of spectroelectrochemical studies, and the electrochromic stability was evaluated by the electrochromic switching studies. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27813
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    ABSTRACT: 9H-carbazole-9-ethyl and 9H-carbazole-9-hexyl-terminated polyhedral octasilicate (OS)-core dendrimers, denoted as OS-C2-Cz and OS-C6-Cz, respectively, were prepared by ring-opening reaction and subsequent condensation of octakis(propenyl succinicanhydrido)polyhedral octasilicate (OS-SA) with 9H-carbazole-9-ethanol (Cz-C2-OH) and 9H-carbazole-9-hexanol (Cz-C6-OH), respectively. Both the dendrimers formed optical transparent coating films. In particular, the coating film of OS-C2-Cz was easily peeled off from a substrate and formed a free-standing film. The results of X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimeter suggest that the films of OS-C2-Cz and OS-C6-Cz were amorphous. Thermogravimetric analysis of OS-C2-Cz and OS-C6-Cz showed 10 wt % weight losses at 374 and 383 °C, respectively. Photoluminescence property revealed that the carbazole group in OS-C2-Cz is prevented the excimer formation, while the carbazole group in OS-C6-Cz formed the excimer. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27811
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    ABSTRACT: Antibacterial hydrogels containing quaternary ammonium (QA) groups were prepared via a facile thiol-ene “click” reaction using multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). The multifunctional PEG polymers were prepared by an epoxy-amine ring opening reaction. The chemical and physical properties of the hydrogels could be tuned with different crosslinking structures and crosslinking densities. The antibacterial hydrogel structures prepared from PEG Pendant QA were less well-defined than those from PEG Chain-End QA. Furthermore, functionalization of the PEG-type hydrogels with QA groups produced strong antibacterial abilities against Staphylococcus aureus, and therefore has the potential to be used as an anti-infective material for biomedical devices. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27886
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    ABSTRACT: High molecular weight polyacrylonitrile (PAN) with low dispersity has been successfully synthesized utilizing reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization. A comprehensive study was performed to understand the influence of reaction temperature, RAFT agent structure, and [M]0:[CTA]0[I]0 on the polymerization kinetics, molecular weight, and dispersity. Enhanced control is attributed to reduction of side reactions by conducting the polymerization at lower temperature, and optimizing the radical exchange between active and dormant states via appropriate selection of RAFT agent and initiator. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27806
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, a facile method to fabricate reduction-responsive core-crosslinked micelles via in situ thiol-ene “click” reaction was reported. A series of biodegradable poly(ether-ester)s with multiple pendent mercapto groups were first synthesized by melt polycondensation of diol poly(ethylene glycol), 1,4-butanediol, and mercaptosuccinic acid using scandium trifluoromethanesulfonate [Sc(OTf)3] as the catalyst. Then paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded core-crosslinked (CCL) micelles were successfully prepared by in situ crosslinking hydrophobic polyester blocks in aqueous media via thiol-ene “click” chemistry using 2,2′-dithiodiethanol diacrylate as the crosslinker. These PTX-loaded CCL micelles with disulfide bonds exhibited reduction-responsive behaviors in the presence of dithiothreitol (DTT). The drug release profile of the PTX-loaded CCL micelles revealed that only a small amount of loaded PTX was released slowly in phosphate buffer solution (PBS) without DTT, while quick release was observed in the presence of 10.0 mM DTT. Cell count kit (CCK-8) assays revealed that the reduction-sensitive PTX-loaded CCL micelles showed high antitumor activity toward HeLa cells, which was significantly higher than that of reduction-insensitive counterparts and free PTX. This kind of biodegradable and biocompatible CCL micelles could serve as a bioreducible nanocarrier for the controlled antitumor drug release. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27778
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    ABSTRACT: A simple and convenient method for the synthesis of end functionalized polylactides (PLAs) under mild conditions by ring opening polymerization (ROP) in the absence of potentially toxic catalysts is described. Various alcohols were used as initiators in combination with Ca[N(SiMe3)2]2(THF)2 as the precatalyst in THF at room temperature. Tailored end functionalities were obtained in a controlled fashion. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-ToF-MS) and electrospray ionization quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (ESI-Q-ToF-MS) analysis were performed to investigate the end groups. The results confirmed that the end group fidelity was maintained in the isolated PLAs. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27795
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    ABSTRACT: Controlled radical polymerizations have significantly impacted the field of polymer science by facilitating the synthesis of polymers with greater control over molecular weight, structure, and dispersity (Ð). As these synthetic techniques continue to evolve, more degrees of control can be realized via external regulation. Recent work has demonstrated external regulation of a controlled radical polymerization process with light using a photoredox Ir-catalyst. While light offers many advantages as a stimulus for polymerization, scaling up presents unique challenges such as shallow and uneven penetration of light through the reaction medium, which negatively impacts the rate of polymerization. This work addresses some of the challenges associated with scaling up light-mediated controlled radical polymerizations by employing a continuous flow microreactor and selecting appropriate reactor materials for oxygen sensitive reactions. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27765
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    ABSTRACT: Ester-free silane and siloxane-based thiol monomers were successfully synthesized and evaluated for application in thiol-ene resins. Polymerization reaction rates, conversion, network properties as well as degradation experiments of those thiol monomers in combination with triallyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione (TATT) as ene component were performed and compared with formulations containing the commercially available mercaptopropionic ester-based thiol pentaerythritol tetra-3-mercaptopropionate. Kinetic analysis revealed appropriate reaction rates and conversions reaching 90% and higher. Importantly, storage stability tests of those formulations clearly indicate the superiority of the synthesized mercaptans compared with pentaerythritol tetra-3-mercaptopropionate/TATT resins. Moreover, photocured samples containing silane-based mercaptans provide higher glass transition temperatures and withstand water storage without a significant loss in their network properties. This behavior together with the observed excellent degradation resistance of photocured silane-based thiol/TATT formulations make these multifunctional mercaptans interesting candidates for high-performance applications, such as dental restoratives and automotive resins. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27792
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the influence of hydrogen bonding on the properties of polyimides (PIs) containing rigid rod-like groups, five symmetrical diamines containing benzimidazole, benzoxazole, and hydroxy group were synthesized, and then a series of PIs were prepared. Results showed that hydroxyl-containing poly(benzoxazole imide)s possess higher glass transition temperature (Tg) and dimensional stabilities than their corresponding poly(benzoxazole imide)s. Moreover, the corresponding poly(benzimidazole imide)s presented the best performances, such as the highest Tg, the highest char yield and the highest dimensional stabilities. The influence of hydrogen bonding of benzimidazole on the properties of PIs was stronger than that of hydroxyl groups. Hydroxyl-containing poly(benzoxazole imide)s were formed in crosslinking structures after heat treatment at 400 °C. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27808
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    ABSTRACT: Cobalt-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cocycloaddition reaction of 1,6-diynes and nitriles to generate substituted pyridines has been applied to the polymerization of diyne–nitrile monomers, the reaction of which proceeded smoothly in a step-growth fashion to provide linear polymers comprising pyridine structures in the main chain. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27780
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    ABSTRACT: A new method to prepare the polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries is proposed. The polymer electrolytes were prepared by reacting poly(phosphazene)s (MEEPP) having 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy and 2-(phenoxy)ethoxy units with 2,4,6-tris[bis(methoxymethyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazine (CYMEL) as a cross-linking agent. This method is simple and reliable for controlling the cross-linking extent, thereby providing a straightforward way to produce a flexible polymer electrolyte membrane. The 6 mol % cross-linked polymer electrolyte (ethylene oxide unit (EO)/Li = 24:1) exhibited a maximum ionic conductivity of 5.36 × 10−5 S cm−1 at 100 °C. The 7Li linewidths of solid-state static NMR showed that the ionic conductivity was strongly related to polymer segment motion. Moreover, the electrochemical stability of the MEEPP polymer electrolytes increased with an increasing extent of cross-linking, the highest oxidation voltage of which reached as high as 7.0 V. Moreover, phenoxy-containing polyphosphazenes are very useful model polymers to study the relationship between the polymer flexibility; that is, the cross-linking extent and the mobility of metal ions. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27781
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    ABSTRACT: A series of amphiphilic silica/fluoropolymer nanoparticles of SiO2-g-P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) were prepared by silica surface-initiating atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) and poly dodecafluoroheptyl methacrylate (P12FMA). Their amphiphilic behavior, lower critical solution temperature (LCST), and surface properties as protein-resistance coatings were characterized. The introduction of hydrophobic P(12FMA) block leads SiO2-g-P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) to form individual spherical nanoparticles (∼150 nm in water and ∼170 nm in THF solution) as P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) shell grafted on SiO2 core (∼130 nm), to gain obvious lower LCST at 36–52 °C and higher thermostability at 290–320 °C than SiO2-g-P(PEGMA) (LCST = 78–90 °C, Td = 220 °C). The water-casted SiO2-g-P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) films obtain much rougher surface (125.3–178.4 nm) than THF-casted films (11.5–16.9 nm) and all SiO2-g-P(PEGMA) films (26.8–31.3 nm). Therefore, the water-casted surfaces exhibit obvious higher water adsorption amount (Δf = −494 ∼ −426 Hz) and harder adsorbed layer (viscoelasticity of ΔD/Δf = −0.28 ∼ −0.36 × 10−6/Hz) than SiO2-g-P(PEGMA) films, but present loser adsorbed layer than THF-casted films (ΔD/Δf = −0.29 ∼ −0.63 × 10−6/Hz). While, the introduction of P(12FMA) segments does not show obviously reduce in the protein-repelling adsorption of SiO2-g-P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) films (△f = −15.7 ∼ −22.3 Hz) compared with SiO2-g-P(PEGMA) films (△f = −8.3 ∼ −11.3 Hz) and no obvious influence on water adsorption of ancient stone. Therefore, SiO2-g-P(PEGMA)-b-P(12FMA) is suggested to be used as protein-resistance coatings. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
    Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1002/pola.27785