Journal of Polymer Science Part A Polymer Chemistry (J Polymer Sci Polymer Chem)

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: 3.11

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 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: Polymerization-based signal amplification, a technique developed for use in rapid diagnostic tests, hinges on the ability to localize initiators as a function of interfacial binding events. We report here a new DNA detection method in which polymer growth in redox-polymerization is used as a means to amplify detection signals. The introduction of biotin-labeled chitosan (biotin-CS) with highly dense amino groups into the polymerization amplification as macromolecular reducing agent, beneficially simplifies amplification operation, as well as, provides a large amount of initiation points to improve the sensitivity of detection. DNA hybridization, SA and biotin binding reactions led to the attachment of CS on a solid surface where specific DNA sequences were located. With the addition of the mixture containing monomer AM, crosslinker PEGDA and oxidant CAN onto the CS location, the growth of polymer films was triggered to render the corresponding spots readily distinguishable to the naked eye. Direct visualization of 0.21 fmol target DNA molecules of interest was demonstrated. Non-small cell lung cancer p53 sequence was further selected as a proof-of-principle to detect DNA point mutation. The proposed method exhibited an efficient amplification performance for molecule detection, and paved a new way for visual diagnosis of biomolecules. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: The cyclic amphiphilic polymers with azobenzene in main chain, cyclic azobenzene tetraethylene glycol polystyrene (cyclic-Azo-TEG-PS) with different molecular weights, were successfully synthesized by combining atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and Cu (I)-catalyzed azide/alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC). Gel permeation chromatography (GPC), proton nuclear resonance (1H NMR), Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR), and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry were used to prove the complete conversion from linear polymers to cyclic ones. The thermal properties and photoisomerization behaviors of obtained cyclic polymers have been investigated by comparison with the linear analogues. The cyclic polymer displayed a higher glass transition temperature compared with the linear one, measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). It was found that the trans-to-cis and cis-to-trans isomerization of cyclic polymers was both slower than that of their respective linear counterparts upon irradiation by UV/visible light. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Polymer topologies exert a significant effect on its properties, and polymer nanostructures with advanced architectures, such as cyclic polymers, star-shaped polymers, and hyperbranched polymers, are a promising class of materials with advantages over conventional linear counterparts. Cyclic polymers, due to the lack of polymer chain ends, have displayed intriguing physical and chemical properties. Such uniqueness has drawn considerable attention over the past decade. The current review focuses on the recent progress in the design and development of cyclic polymer with an emphasis on its synthesis and bio-related properties and applications. Two primary synthetic strategies towards cyclic polymers, that is, ring-expansion polymerization and ring-closure reaction are summarized. The bioproperties and biomedical applications of cyclic polymers are then highlighted. In the end, the future directions of this rapidly developing research field are discussed. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Acrylonitrile (AN) was polymerized by initiators for continuous activator regeneration (ICAR) atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). The effect of the ligand, tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine (TPMA) and N,N,N',N'-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylenediamine (TPEN), in the Cu-based catalyst, the amount of catalyst, several alkyl halide initiators, targeted degree of polymerization, and amount of azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) added were studied. It was determined that the best conditions utilized 50 ppm of CuBr2/TPMA as the catalyst and 2-bromopropionitrile (BPN) as the initiator. This combination resulted in 46% conversion in 10 h and polyacrylonitrile (PAN) with the narrowest molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn = 1.11–1.21). Excellent control was maintained after lowering the catalyst loading to 10 ppm, with 56% conversion in 10 h, experimental molecular weight closely matching the theoretical value, and low dispersity (Mw/Mn < 1.30). Catalyst loadings as low as 1 ppm still provided well-controlled polymerizations of AN by ICAR ATRP, with 65% conversion in 10 h and PAN with relatively low dispersity (Mw/Mn = 1.41). High chain end functionality (CEF) was confirmed via 1H NMR analysis, for short PAN chains, and via clean chain extensions with n-butyl acrylate (BA). © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Tetrakis(4-(1-bromoethyl)phenyl)silane is synthesized and utilized to initiate the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA) to generate bromo-terminated four-armed PMMA macroinitiators, which further initiate the ATRP of methylacryloyloxyl-2-hydroxypropyl perfluorooctanoate (FGOA) to create fluorinated star-shaped block copolymers PMMA-b-poly(FGOA)s with fluorine content ranging from 0 to 31.7 wt %. The polymerizations are well controlled with the polydispersity indices <1.30. The polymers readily dissolve in common organic solvents and show good film-formation. Compared with the nonfluorinated sample, the fluorinated films exhibit significantly increased water contact angles owing to the enrichment of fluorine on the surface. The enhanced hydrophobicity is advantageous for the optical stability when the devices work under a moist environment. Moreover, the films possess high thermo-optic coefficients, tunable refractive indices, and extremely low birefringence coefficients because of the presence of bulky and rigid tetraphenylsilane core and star-shaped topological structure, showing potential application in optical waveguide devices. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Pd-initiated polymerization and oligomerization of diazo compounds containing a dialkoxyphosphinyl group are described. Polymerization of 2-dialkoxyphosphinylethyl diazoacetates with π-allylPdCl-based initiating systems afforded CC main chain polymers bearing phosphonate on each main chain carbon atom. The quantitative transformation of the side chain phosphonate to phosphonic acid resulted in the formation of water soluble polymers having the acid groups accumulated around their main chains, although the carbonyl ester linkage in the side chain was cleaved via intramolecular acid-assisted hydrolysis in water at 80 °C. Pd-initiated oligomerization of diethyl diazomethylphosphonate yielded an oligomeric product bearing diethoxyphosphiny groups directly attached to its main chain carbons, with unexpected incorporation of azo group in the main chain framework. Hydrolysis of the phosphonate of the oligomer afforded a water-soluble product, which was revealed to show higher proton conductivity than poly(vinylphosphonic acid) under certain conditions. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Controlled cationic polymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether was demonstrated to proceed in an ionic liquid (IL), 1-butyl-3-octylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, using a 1-(isobutoxy)ethyl acetate/TiCl4 initiating system, ethyl acetate as an added base, and 2,6-di-tert-butylpyridine as a proton trap reagent. Judicious choices of metal halide catalysts, counteranions of ILs, and additives were essential for controlling the polymerization. The polymerization proceeded much faster in the IL than in CH2Cl2, indicating an increased population of ionic active species in the IL due to the high polarity. Polymers with a relatively narrow molecular weight distribution were obtained in the IL with a bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ( ) anion even in the absence of an added base, which suggested possible interactions of the counteranion of the IL with the growing carbocations. Moreover, the direct cationic polymerization of a vinyl ether with pendant imidazolium salts, 1-(2-vinyloxyethyl)-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide, proceeded in a homogeneous state in 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide. The solubilities of the obtained polymers were readily tuned by counteranion exchange. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Aiming at tuning the adsorption and fluorescence properties of targeted porous organic polymer, four new aminal-linked porous organic polymers (NAPOPs) were synthesized through the reaction of 1,4-Bis(4,6-diamino-s-triazin-2-yl) benzene (BATB) with four kinds of aldehydes substituted with different N-heterocyclic groups. Among the polymers, NAPOP-3 decorated with 5-phenyl-tetrazole group shows the largest CO2 adsorption capacity (2.52 mmol g−1 at 273 K and 100 kPa) because of its relative large surface area, while NAPOP-1 decorated with piperazine groups shows relative large CO2/N2 adsorption selectivity (77 at 273 K and 100 kPa), attributable to its large CO2 adsorption heats and cabined pore (<4 Å). Meanwhile, NAPOP-1 and −3 exhibit high adsorption rate toward iodine with a high capacity (>240 wt %). In addition, different luminescence emissions were also observed for NAPOPs, indicating different intramolecular charger transfer occurred inside polymer networks. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015
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    ABSTRACT: Two new oligomeric sulfone and sulfone-ketone containing phthalonitrile (PN) resins with excellent processability have been developed. The PN monomers were prepared from the reaction of an excess amount of bisphenol S with 4-(chlorophenyl)sulfone or 4,4-dichlorobenzophenone in the presence of a base in a solvent mixture (dimethylsulfoxide/toluene), followed by end-capping with 4-nitro-PN in a two-step, one-pot reaction. These PN resins exhibited good viscosities and cure times for molding into various shapes. After being thermally cured to yield crosslinked polymers, these polymers demonstrated superb mechanical properties, thermo-oxidative stability, and maintained good dielectric properties. †Published 2016. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: A variety of sulfonated polyaniline-graphene oxide (SPAN-GNO) nanocomposites based on GNO, aniline (ANI) and m-aminobenzenesulfonic acid (ABSA) are prepared via changing the mole ratio of ANI to ABSA for the comparison of DNA sensing behavior. Self-signals of SPAN-GNO are employed for estimating the effect of preparation conditions [component, monomer composition (mole ratio of ANI to ABSA), and reaction time] on DNA immobilization and hybridization detection. Then, we find herein that the mole ratio of ANI to ABSA plays a lead role over other factors on hybridization efficiency. Meanwhile, the parallel experiments using methylene blue as the classic indicator verifies this conclusion. The results show that, by comparison with other mole ratio SPAN-GNO nanocomposites-modified electrodes, the mole ratio (2:3) exhibits the widest dynamic detection range from 1.0 × 10−14 to 1.0 × 10−6 M, as well as the lowest detection limit (3.06 × 10−15 M). © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Polybenzimidazoles (PBI) are an important class of heterocyclic polymers that exhibit high thermal and oxidative stabilities. The two dominant polymerization methods used for the synthesis of PBI are the melt/solid polymerization route and solution polymerization using polyphosphoric acid as the solvent. Both methods have been widely used to produce high-molecular weight PBI, but also highlight the obvious absence of a practical organic solution-based method of polymerization. This current work explores the synthesis of high-molecular weight meta-PBI in N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMAc). Initially, model compound studies examined the reactivity of small molecules with various chemical functionalities that could be used to produce 2-phenyl-benzimidazole in high yield with minimal side reactions. 1H NMR and FTIR studies indicated that benzimidazoles could be efficiently synthesized in DMAc by reaction of an o-diamine and the bisulfite adduct of an aromatic aldehyde. Polymerizations were conducted at various polymer concentrations (2-26 wt % polymer) using difunctional monomers to optimize reaction conditions in DMAc which resulted in the preparation of high-molecular weight m-PBI (inherent viscosities up to 1.3 dL g−1). TGA and DSC confirmed that m-PBI produced via this route has comparable properties to that of commercial m-PBI. This method is advantageous in that it not only allows for high-polymer concentrations of m-PBI to be synthesized directly and efficiently, but can be applied to the synthesis of many PBI derivatives. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: We report novel liquid crystalline (LC) polymers containing pendant azobenzene moieties with n-dodecyl substituents and ethyleneoxy spacers of different lengths and describe their selective detection behaviors to alkali metal ions. The new azopolymers produce homogenous smectic phases with a typical fan-shaped texture. UV-Vis and 1H NMR studies confirm that the azopolymers selectively bind to Li+ and Na+, but do not complex with K+, Ba2+, Mg2+, or Ca2+. Both the ethyleneoxy spacer and azobenzene units participate in binding to Li+ and Na+ cations in solution. Interestingly, after formation of the complexed structure, the ratio of cis to trans conformer is considerably increased suggesting stronger interactions of the cis conformer with alkali metal ions. Irradiation of the complexed structure with 365 nm UV induces conversion of the uncomplexed trans to the cis. These findings suggest a great potential of the LC azopolymers as selective sensors or separation membranes for alkali metal ions. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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    ABSTRACT: Two D–π–A copolymers, based on the benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]-dithiophene (BDT) as a donor unit and benzo-quinoxaline (BQ) or pyrido-quinoxaline (PQ) analog as an acceptor (PBDT-TBQ and PBDT-TPQ), were designed and synthesized as a p-type material for bulk heterojunction (BHJ) photovoltaic cells. When compared with the PBDT-TBQ polymer, PBDT-TPQ exhibits stronger intramolecular charge transfer, showing a broad absorption coverage at the red region and narrower optical bandgap of 1.69 eV with a relatively low-lying HOMO energy level at −5.24 eV. The experimental data show that the exciton dissociation efficiency of PBDT-TPQ:PC71BM blend is better than that in the PBDT-TBQ:PC71BM blend, which can explain that the IPCE spectra of the PBDT-TPQ-based solar cell were higher than that of the PBDT-TBQ-based solar cell. The maximum efficiency of PBDT-TPQ-based device reaches 4.40% which is much higher than 2.45% of PBDT-TBQ, indicating that PQ unit is a promising electron-acceptor moiety for BHJ solar cells. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016
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