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Eagan, J. M; Xu, J.; Di Girolamo, R.; Thurber, C. M.; Macosko, C. W.; LaPointe, A. M.; Bates, F. S.; Coates, G.W. Combining polyethylene and polypropylene: Enhanced performance with PE/iPP multiblock polymers. Science, 2017, 355, 814–816. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aah5744

Guptill, D. M.; Brutman, J. P.; Hoye, T. R. Thermoplastic polyurethanes from β-methyl-δ-valerolactone-derived amidodiol chain extenders. Polymer, 2017, 111, 252–257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2017.01.042

John, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.: Tolman, W. B. Anhydride-Additive-Free Nickel-Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Carboxylic Acids to Olefins. Organometallics, 2017, Article ASAP. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00940

Abdelrahman, O. A.; Park, D. S.; Vinter, K. P.; Spanjers, C. S.; Ren, L.; Cho, H. J.; Zhang, K.; Fan, W.; Tsapatsis, M.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Renewable Isoprene by Sequential Hydrogenation of Itaconic Acid and Dehydra-Decyclization of 3-Methyl-Tetrahydrofuran. ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 1428–1431. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.6b03335


Fahnhorst, G. W.; Swingen, Z. J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Blaquiere, C. S.; Wentzel, M. T.; Wissinger, J. E. Synthesis and Study of Sustainable Polymers in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: An Inquiry-Based Experiment Exploring the Effects of Size and Composition on the Properties of Renewable Block Polymers. Green Chemistry Experiments in Undergraduate Laboratories, 2016, Chapter 8, 123–147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2016-1233.ch008

Zhang, J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Li, T.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Design of Graft Block Polymer Thermoplastics. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 9108–9118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02033

Longo, J. M.; Sanford, M. J.; Coates, G. W. Ring-opening Copolymerization of Epoxides and Cyclic Anhydrides with Discrete Metal Complexes: Structure–Property Relationships. Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 15167–15197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00553

Stasiw, D. E.; Mandal, M.; Neisen, B. D.; Mitchell, L. A.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Why so slow? Mechanistic Insights from Studies of a Poor Catalyst for Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone. Inorg. Chem., 2016, Article ASAP. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02849

Todd, A. D.; McEneany, R. J.; Topolkaraev, V. A.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Reactive compatibilizaton of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) and High-Denisty Polyethylene Using Amino-Telechelic Polyethylene. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 8898–8994. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02080

Moughton, A. O.; Sagawa, T.; Yin, L.; Lodge, T. P.; Hillmyer, M.A. Multicompartment Micelles by Aqueous Self-Assemby of μ-A(BC)n Miktobrush Terpolymers. ACS Omega, 2016, 1, 1027-1033. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.6b00284

Tang, D.; Chen, Z.; Correa-Netto, F.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Zhang, G. Poly(urea ester): A family of biodegradable polymers with high melting temperatures. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2016, 54, 3795–3799. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.28355

Beardsley, T. M.; Matsen, M. W. Universality between Experiment and Simulation of a Diblock Copolymer Melt. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2016, 117, 217801. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.217801

Neitzel, A. E.; Haversang, T. J.; Hillmyer, M. A. Organocatalytic Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of a Cyclic Hemiacetal Ester. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55, 11747–11755. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03114

Zhang, Q.; Molenda, M.; Reineke, T. M. Epoxy Resin Thermosets Derived from Trehalose and β-Cyclodextrin. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 8397–8406. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01861

Alzate-Sanchez, D. M.; Smith, B. J.; Alsbaiee, A.; Hinestroza, J. P.; Dichtel, W. R. Cotton Fabric Functionalized with a β-Cyclodextrin Polymer Captures Organic Pollutants from Contaminated Air and Water. Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 8340–8346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03624

Spanjers, C. S.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Wang, J. Z.; Wang, J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Branched Diol Monomers from the Sequential Hydrogenation of Renewable Carboxylic Acids. ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 3031–3035. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201600710

Brutman, J. P.; De Hoe, G. X.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Le, T. N.; Hillmyer, M. A. Renewable, Degradable, and Chemically Recyclable Cross-Linked Elastomers. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2016, 55, 11097–11106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b02931

Wang, J.; Niyompanich, S.; Tai, Y.-S.; Wang, J.; Bai, W.; Mahida, P.; Gao, T.; Zhang, K. Engineering of a Highly Efficient Escherichia coli Strain for Mevalonate Fermentation through Chromosomal Integration. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2016, 82, 7176–7184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02178-16

Ball-Jones, N. R.; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R. Poly(isoprenecarboxylates) from Glucose via Anhydromevalonolactone. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 1128-1131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00560 

Xu, Y.; Delgado, P.; Todd, A. D.; Loi, J.; Saba, S. A.; McEneany, R. J.; Tower, T.; Topolkaraev, V.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Lightweight micro-cellular plastics from polylactide/polyolefin hybrids. Polymer, 2016, 102, 73–83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.102

Sanford, M.; Carrodeguas, L. P.; Van Zee, N. J.; Kleij, A. W.; Coates, G. W. Alternating Copolymerization of Propylene Oxide and Cyclohexene Oxide with Tricyclic Anhydrides: Access to Partially Renewable Aliphatic Polyesters with High Glass Transition Temperature. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6394–6400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01425

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Critical Point of Symmetric Binary Homopolymer Blends. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6116–6125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01437

O'Connor, K. S.; Watts, A.; Vaidya, T.; Lapointe, A. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Coates, G. W. Controlled Chain Walking for the Synthesis of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Elastomers: Sythesis, Structure, and Properties. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6743–6751. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01567

Cheng, C.; Watts, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Hartwig, J. F. Polysilylether: A Degradable Polymer from Biorenewable Feedstocks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 1–6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201606282

Zhang, C.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Cai, T.; Tai, Y. S.; Fox, K.; Zhang, K. Optically Active β-Methyl-δ-Valerolactone: Biosynthesis and Polymerization. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4, 4396–4402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00992

Nasiri, M.; Reineke, T. M. Sustainable glucose-based block copolymers exhibit elastomeric and adhesive behavior. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 5233-5240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6PY00700G

Delgado, P. A.; Brutman, J. P.; Masica, K.; Molde, J.; Wood, B.; Hillmyer, M. A. High surface area carbon black (BP-2000) as a reinforcing agent for poly[(−)-lactide]. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2016, 43926. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.43926

John, A.; Miranda, M. O.; Ding, K.; Dereli, B.; Ortuño, M. A.; LaPointe, A. M.; Coates, G. W.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Nickel Catalysts for the Dehydrative Decarbonylation of Carboxylic Acids to Alkenes. Organometallics, 2016, 2391–2400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00415

Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Engineered biosynthesis of biodegradable polymers. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biot., 2016, 43, 1037–1058.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10295-016-1785-z

DiCiccio, A.M.; Longo, J.M.; Rodríguez-Calero, G.G.; Coates, G.W. Development of Highly Active and Regioselective Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Epoxides with Cyclic Anhydrides: An Unanticipated Effect of Electronic Variation. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016138, 7107–7113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b03113

Martinetti, L.; Macosko, C.W.; Bates, F.S. Rouse–Bueche theory and the calculation of the monomeric friction coefficient in a filled system. J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 201654, 1437–1442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/polb.24045

Mannion, A.M.; Bates, F.S.; Macosko, C.W. Synthesis and Rheology of Branched Multiblock Polymers Based on Polylactide. Macromolecules2016, 49, 4587–4598. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00792

Long, B.K.; Eagan, J.M.; Mulzer, M.; Coates, G.W.  Semi-Crystalline Polar Polyethylene: Ester-Functionalized Linear Polyolefins Enabled by a Functional-Group-Tolerant, Cationic Nickel Catalyst. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 1–6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201601703

Pehere, A.D.; Xu, S.; Thompson, S.K.; Hillmyer, M.A.; Hoye, T.R. Diels–Alder Reactions of Furans with Itaconic Anhydride: Overcoming Unfavorable Thermodynamics. Org. Lett., 2016, 18(11), pp 2584–2587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00929

Gallagher, J. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Acrylic Triblock Copolymers Incorporating Isosorbide for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4(6), pp 3379–3387. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00455

Ortuño, M. A.; Dereli, B.; Cramer, C. J. Mechanism of Pd-Catalyzed Decarbonylation of Biomass-Derived Hydrocinnamic Acid to Styrene following Activation as an Anhydride. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55(9), pp 4124–4131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02664

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic Polyester Block Polymer Design. Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (7), 2419–2428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00211

Schneiderman, D. K.; Vanderlaan, M. E.; Mannion, A. M.; Panthani, T. R.; Batiste, D. C.; Wang, J. Z.; Bates, F. S.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Chemically Recyclable Biobased Polyurethanes. ACS MacroLett., 20165, 515−518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00193

Li, T.; Zhang, J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Francis, L. F.; Bates, F. S. Toughening Glassy Poly(lactide) with Block Copolymer Miclelles. ACS MacroLett., 2016, 5 (3), 359–364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00063

Zhang, J.; Li, T.; Mannion, A. M.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Tough and Sustainable Graft Block Copolymer Thermoplastics. ACS MacroLett., 2016, 5 (3), 407–412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00091

Van Zee, N. J.; Sanford, M. J.; Coates, G. W. Electronic Effects of Aluminum Complexes in the Copolymerization of Propylene Oxide with Tricyclic Anhydrides: Access to Well-Defined, Functionalizable Aliphatic Polyesters. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (8), 2755–2761. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b12888

Tai, Y.; Xiong, M.; Jambunathan, P.; Wang, J.; Wang, J.; Stapleton, C.; Zhang, K. Engineering nonphosphorylative metabolism to generate lignocellulose-derived products. Nat. Chem. Bio. 2016, 12, 247–253. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.2020

Marlier, E. E.; Macaranas, J. A.; Marell, D. J.; Dunbar, C. R.; Johnson, M. A.; DePorre, Y.; Miranda, M. O.; Neisen, B. D.; Cramer, C. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanistic Studies of ε-Caprolactone Polymerization by (salen)AlOR Complexes and a Predictive Model for Cyclic Ester Polymerizations. ACS Catal. 20166 (2), 1215–1224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b02607 
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Tiegs, B. J.; Sarkar, S.; Condo Jr, A. M.; Keresztes, I.; Coates, G. W. Rapid Determination of Polymer Stereoregularity Using Band-Selective 2D HSQC. ACS Macro Lett.‚Äč 20165 (2), 181–184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00866

Alsbaiee, A.; Smith, B. J.; Xiao, L.; Ling, Y.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. Rapid removal of organic micropollutants from water by a porous β-cyclodextrin polymer. Nature, 2016. 529, 190–194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature16185


Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Combining biological and chemical approaches for green synthesis of chemicals. Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 201510, 35–41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coche.2015.07.007

Dalsin, S. J.; Rions-Maehren, T. G.; Beam, M. D.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Matsen, M. W. Bottlebrush Block Polymers: Quantitative Theory and Experiments. ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (12), 12233–12245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b05473

Vorselaars, B.; Stasiak, P.; Matsen, M. W. Field-Theoretic Simulation of Block Copolymers at Experimentally Relevent Molecular Weights. Macromolecules201548, 9071–9080. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02286

Fortman, D. J.; Brutman, J. P.; Cramer, C. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Dichtel, W. R.  Mechanically Activated, Catalyst-Free Polyhydroxyurethane Vitrimers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015137 (44), 14019–14022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b08084

Ding, K.; John, A.; Shin, J.; Lee, Y.; Quinn, T.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. High-Performance Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives from Renewable Triblock Copolymers. Biomacromolecules2015, 16 (8), 2537–2539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00754

Van Humbeck, J. F.; Aubrey, M. L.; Alsbaiee, A.; Ameloot, R.; Coates, G. W.; Dichtel, W. R.; Long, J. R. Tetraarylborate Polymer Network as Single-Ion Conducting Solid Electrolytes. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6 (10), 5499–5505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5SC02052B

Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Crystalization and Mechanical Properties of Poly(l-lactide)-Based Rubbery/Semicrystalline Multiblock Copolymers. Macromolecules201548 (13), 4529–4540. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01029

Xu, Y.; Loi, J.; Delgado, P.; Topolkaraev, V.; McEneany, R. J.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Reactive Compatibilization of Polylactide/Polypropylene Blends. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 201554 (23), 6108–6114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.5b00882

Auriemma, F.; De Rosa, C.; Di Caprio, M. R.; Di Girolamo, R.; Coates, G. W. Crystalization of Alternating Limonene Oxide/Carbon Dioxide Copolymers: Determination of the Crystal Structure of Stereocomplex Poly(limonene carbonate). Macromolecules 201548 (8), 2534–2550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00157

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hill, E. M.; Martello, M. T.; Hillmyer, M. A. Poly(lactide)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone-co-ε-decalactone)-block-poly(lactide) copolymer elastomers. Polymer Chemistry 20156, 3641–3651. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5PY00202H 

Auriemma, F.; De Rosa, C.; Di Caprio, M. R.; Di Girolamo, R.; Ellis, W. C.; Coates, G. W. Stereocomplexed Poly(Limonen Carbonate): A Unique Example of the Cocrystallization of Amorphous Enantiomeric Polymers. Angewandte Chemie 2015, 127, 1231–1234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201410211

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Isosorbide-based Polymethacrylates. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng20153, 662–667. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/sc5008362

Van Zee, N. J.; Coates, G. W. Alternating Copolymerization of Propylene Oxcide with Biorenewable Terpene-Based Cyclic Anhydrides: A Sustainable Route to Aliphatic Polyesters with High Glass Transition Temperatures. Angewandte Chemie20159, 2665–2668. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201410641

Shearouse, W. C.; Lillie, L. M.; Reineke, T. M.; Tolman, W. B. Sustainable Polyesters Derived from Glucose and Castor Oil: Building Block Structure Impacts Properties. ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 284–288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00099

John, A.; Hogan, L. T.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Olefins from biomass feedstocks: catalytic ester decarbonylation and tandem Heck-type coupling. Chem. Commun. 201551, 2731–2733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CC09003A


Martello, M. T.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. Synthesis and Melt Processing of Sustainable Poly(ε-decalactone)-block-Poly(lactide) Multiblock Thermoplastic Elastomers. ACS Sustainable Chem Eng. 20142, 2519–2526. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/sc500412a

Neitzel, A. E.; Peterson, M. A.; Kokkoli, E.; Hillmyer, M. A. Divergent Mechanistic Avenues to an Aliphatic Polyesteracetal or Polyester from a Single Cyclic Esteracetal. ACS Macro Lett20143, 1156–1160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz5005794

Longo, J. M.; DiCiccio, A. M.; Coates, G. W. Poly(propylene succinate): A New Polymer Stereocomplex. J. Am. Chem. 2014136, 15897–15900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja509440g

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Degradable Thermosets from Sugar-Derived Dilactones. Macromolecules. 201447, 498–505. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma401904x

Bolton, J. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Hoye, T. R. Sustainable thermoplastic elastomers from terpene-derived monomers. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 717–720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz500339h

Martinetti, L.; Mannion, A. M.; Voje Jr., E.; Xie, R.; Ewoldt, R. H.; Morgret, L. D.; Bates, F.; Macosko, C. W. A Critical Gel Fluid with High Extensibility: The Rheology of Chewing Gum. J. Rheol.  2014, 58, 821–838. http://dx.doi.org/10.1122/1.4874322

Vaidya, T.; Klimovica, K.; LaPointe, A. M.; Keresztes, I.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Daugulis, O.; Coates, G. W. Secondary Alkene Insertion and Precision Chain-Walking: A New Route to Semicrystalline “Polyethylene” from Underutilized α-Olefins by Combining Two Rare Catalytic Events. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7213–7216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja502130w

Van Zee, N. J.; Coates, G. W. Alternating Copolymerization of Dihydrocoumarin and Epoxides Catalyzed by Chromium Salen Complexes: A New Route to Functional Polyesters. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 6322–6325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CC01566E

Ellis, W. C.; Jung, Y.; Mulzer, M.; Di Girolamo, R.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. Copolymerization of CO2 and meso Epoxides Using Enantioselective β-Diiminate Catalysts: A Route to Highly Isotactic Polycarbonates. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4004–4011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4sc01686f

Xiong, M.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A., Zhang, K. Scalable Production of Mechanically Tunable Block Polymers from Sugar. PNAS. 2014, 111, 8357–8362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1404596111

Brutman, J. P.; Delgado, P. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide Vitrimers. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 607–610. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz500269w

Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Aliphatic Polyester Block Polymers: Renewable, Degradable, and Sustainable. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2390–2396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ar500121d

Delgado, P. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Combining block copolymers and hydrogen bonding for poly(lactide) toughening. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 13266–13273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/CARA00150H

Marell, D. J.; Emond, S. J.; Kulshrestha, A.; Hoye, T. R. Analysis of seven membered lactones by computational NMR methods: proton nmr chemical shift data are more discriminating than carbon. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 753–758. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jo402627s 

Tang, D.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers from bio-based poly(δ-decalactone) diols. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3231–3237.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3PY01120H

Schneiderman, D. K.; Gilmer, C.; Wentzel, M. T.; Martello, M. T.; Kubo, T.; Wissinger, J. E. Sustainable Polymers in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Synthesis and Characterization of a Renewable Polymer from δ-Decalactone and L-Lactide. J. Chem. Educ. 2014, 91, 131–135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed400185u


Ahmed, S. M.; Poater, A.; Childers, M. I.; Widger, P. C. B.; LaPointe, A. M.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. C.; Cavallo, L. Enantioselective Polymerization of Epoxides Using Biaryl-Linked Bimetallic Cobalt Catalysts: A Mechanistic Study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18901–18911. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja409521z

Lee, I.; Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Sustainable Poly(lactide-b-butadiene) Multiblock Copolymers with Enhanced Mechanical Properties. Macromolecules. 2013, 46, 7387–7398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma401508b

Miranda, M. O.; Lima, H. V.; Johnson, M.; Marell, J.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Understanding the Polymerization Mechanism of ε-Caprolactone Catalyzed by Aluminum Salen Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 13692–13701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ic402255m

Knight, S. C.; Schaller, C. P; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Renewable Carvone-Based Polyols for Use in Polyurethane Thermosets. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 20399–20404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3RA44084B

Lee, I.; Bates, F. S. Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Alternating and Random Poly(styrene-b-butadiene) Multiblock Copolymers. Macromolecules. 2013, 46, 4529–4539. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma400479b

Moughton, A. O.; Sagawa, T.; Gramlich, W. M.; Seo, M.; Lodge, T .P.; Hillmyer, M. A. Synthesis of block polymer miktobrushes. Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 166­–173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2py20656k


Shin, J.; Lee, Y.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Menthide and Tulipalin A. Biomacromolecules. 2012, 13, 3833–3840. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm3012852

Gurusamy-Thangavelu, S. A.; Emond, S.; Kushrestha, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Macosko, C. W.; Tolman, W .B.; Hoye, T. A. Polyurethanes Based on Renewable Polyols from Bioderived Lactones. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 2941–2948. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2PY20454A

Ding, K.; Miranda, M. O.; Moscato-Goodpaster, B.; Agellal, N.; Breyfogle, L. E.; Hermes, E. D.; Schaller, C. P.; Roe, S. E; Cramer, C. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. The Roles of Monomer Binding and Alkoxide Nucleophilicity in Aluminum-Catalyzed Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone. Macromolecules. 2012, 45, 5387–5396. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma301130b

Touris, A.; Lee, S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Synthesis of Tri- and Multiblock Polymers with Asymmetric Poly(ethylene oxide) End-Blocks. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 768–771. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz3002319

Du, A.; Koo, D.; Theryo, G.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Cairncross, R. A. Water Transport and Clustering Behavior in Homopolymer and Graft Copolymer Polylactide. J. Membrane Sci. 2012, 396, 50–56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2011.12.030

Miranda, M. O.; Pietrangelo, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Catalytic Decarbonylation of Biomass-Derived Carboxylic Acids as Efficient Route to Commodity Monomers. Green Chemistry. 2012, 14, 490–494. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2GC16115J

Martello, M. T.; Burns, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Bulk Ring-Opening Transesterification Polymerization of the Renewable delta-decalactone Using an Organocatalyst. ACS MacroLetters. 2012, 1, 131–135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/mz200006s

Gramlich, W. M.; Theryo, G.; Hillmyer, M. A. Copolymerization of Isoprene and Hydroxyl Containing Monomers by Controlled Radical and Emulsion Methods. Polymer Chemistry. 2012, 3, 1510–1516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C2PY20072D


Martello, M. T.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide-Poly(6-methyl-ε-caprolactone)-Polylactide Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macromolecules. 2011, 44, 8537–8545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma201063t

Robertson, M. L.; Paxton, J.; Hillmyer, M. A. Tough Blends of Polylactide and Castor Oil. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2011, 3, 3402–3410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am2006367

Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Catalytic Synthesis and Post Polymerization Functionalization of Conjugated Polyisoprene. Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 2062–2067. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1py00147g

Shin, J.; Martello, M. T.; Shrestha, M.; Wissinger, J. E.; Tolman, W. B., Hillmyer, M. A. Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives from Renewable Triblock Copolymers. Macromolecules. 201144, 87–94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma102216d

Lowe, J. R.; Martello, M. T.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Functional Biorenewable Polyesters from Carvone-derived Lactones. Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 702–708. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0py00283f

Tan, S.; Abraham, T.; Ference, D.; Macosko, C. W. Rigid Polyurethane Foams from a Soybean Oil-Based Polyol. Polymer. 2011, 52, 2840–2846. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.040


Theryo, G.; Jing, F.; Pitet, L. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Tough polylactide graft copolymers. Macromolecules. 201043, 7394–7397. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma101155p

Pietrangelo, A.; Knight, S. C.; Gupta, A. K.; Yao, L. J.; Hillmyer, M .A.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanistic Study of the Stereoselective Polymerization of D,L-Lactide using Indium(III) Halides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 11649–11657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja103841h

Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Mortamet, A. C.; Ryan, A. J. Biorenewable Multiphase Polymers. MRS Bulletin. 2010, 35, 194–200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/mrs2010.651

Fiore, G. L.; Jing, F.; Young Jr., V. G.; Cramer, C. J.; Hillmyer, M. A. High Tg Aliphatic Polyesters by the Polymerization of Spirolactide Derivatives. Polym. Chem. 2010, 6, 870–877. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C0PY00029A

Gramlich, W. M.; Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A. Reactive Compatibilization of Poly(L-lactide) and Conjugated Soybean Oil. Macromolecules. 2010, 43, 2313–2321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma902449x

Robertson, M. L.; Chang, K.; Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Toughening of Polylactide with Polymerized Soybean Oil. Macromolecules. 2010, 43, 1807–1814. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma9022795


Coates, G. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. A Virtual Issue of Macromolecules: Polymers from Renewable Resources. Macromolecules. 2009, 42, 7987–7989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma902107w

Chang, K.; Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A. Phase Inversion in Polylactide/Soybean Oil Blends Compatibilized by Poly(isoprene-b-lactide) Block Copolymers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2009, 1, 2390–2399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am900514v

Wanamaker, C. L.; Bluemle; M. J.; Pitet, L. M.; O’Leary, L. E.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Consequences of Polylactide Stereochemistry on the Properties of Polylactide-Polymenthide-Polylactide Thermoplastic Elastomers. Biomacromolecules. 2009, 10, 2904–2911. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm900721p