Publications

2017

Hillmyer, M. A. The promise of plastics from plants. Science, 2017, 358, 868-870.

Stasiw, D. E.; Luke, A. M.; Rosen, T.; League, A. B.; Mandal, M.; Neisen, B. D.; Cramer, C. J.; Kol, M.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanism of the polymerization of rac-lactide by fast zinc alkoxide catalysts. Inorg. Chem., Article ASAP.

Blaisse, M. R.; Dong, H.; Fu, B.; Chang, M. C. Y. Discovery and engineering of pathways for production of α-branched organic acids. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 14526–14532.

Thuronyi, B. W.; Privalsky, T. M.; Chang, M. C. Y. Engineered fluorine metabolism and fluoropolymer production in living cells. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13637–13640.

Fieser, M. E.; Sanford, M. J.; Mitchell, L. A.; Dubar, C. R.; Mandal, M.; Van Zee, N. J.; Urness, D. M.; Cramer, C. J.; Coates, G. W.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanistic insights into the alternating copolymerization of epoxides and cyclic anhydrides using a (Salph)AlCL and Iminium salt catalytic system. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 15222–15231.

Larson, R. T.; Samant, A.; Chen, J.; Lee, W.; Bohn, M. A.; Ohlmann, D. M.; Zuend, S. J.; Toste, F. D. Hydrogen gas-mediated deoxydehydration/hydrogenation of sugar acids: Catalytic conversion of glucarates to adipates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14001–14004.

Wilbon, P. A.; Swartz, J. L.; Meltzer, N. R.; Brutman, J. P.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Wissinger, J. E. Degradable thermosets derived from an isosorbide/succinic anhydride monomer and glycerol. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 9185–9190.

Domski, G. J.; Eagan, J. M.; De Rosa, C.; Di Girolamo, R.; LaPointe, A. M.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Talarico, G.; Coates, G. W. Combined experimental and theoretical approach for living and isoselective propylene polymerization. ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 6930–6937.

Trigg, E. B.; Tiegs, B. J.; Coates, G. W.; Winey, K. I. High morphological order in a nearly precise acid-containing polymer and ionomer. ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, 947-951.

Beniah, G.; Fortman, D. J.; Heath, W. H.; Dichtel, W. R.; Torkelson, J. M. Non-isocyanate polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer: Amide-based chain extender yields enhanced nanophase separation and properties in polyhydroxyurethane. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 4425–4434.

Ling, Y.; Klemes, M. J.; Xiao, L.; Alsbaiee, A.; Dichtel, W. R.; Hebling, D. E. Benchmarking micropollutant removal by activated carbon and porous β-cyclodextrin polymers under environmentally relevant scenarios. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51, 7590–7598.

Thurber, C.; Gu, L.; Myers, J. C.; Lodge, T. P.; Macosko, C. W. Toughening polylactide with a catalyzed epoxy-acid interfacial reaction. Polym Eng Sci, 2017.

Maher, M. J.; Schibur, H. J.; Bates, F. S. When convergent syntheses of graft block copolymers diverge: The treachery of chemical images. Jour. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 3097-3104.

John, A.; Dereli, B.; Ortuño, M. A.; Johnson, H. E.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Selective decarbonylation of fatty acid esters to linear α-olefins. Organometallics, 2017, 36, 2956–2964.

Beardsley, T. M.; Matsen, M. W. Fluctuation correction for the critical transition of symmetric homopolymer blends. J. Chem. Phys., 2017, 147, 044905.

Spencer, R. K. W.; Varselaars, B.; Matsen, M. W. Continuous thermodynamic integration in field-theoretic simulations of structured polymers. Macromol. Theory Simul., 2017, 1700036.

Gu, L.; Xu, Y.; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Macosko, C. W. Star vs long chain branching of poly(lactic acid) with multifunctional aziridine. J. Rheol., 2017, 61, 785–796.

Lillie, L. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Structure/property relationships in copolymers comprising renewable glucarodiolactone, and 2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl) furan subunits. Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 3746–3754.

Trotta, J. T.; Jin, M.; Stawiasz, K. J.; Michaudel, Q.; Chen, W.-L.; Fors, B. P. Synthesis of methylene butyrolactone polymers from itaconic acid. J. Polym. Sci. Part A.: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 2730–2737.

Xiao, L.; Ling, Y.; Alsbaiee, A.; Li, C.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. β-cyclodextrin polymer network sequesters perfluorooctanoic acid at environmentally relevant conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7689–7692.

Knutson, C. M.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Yu, M.; Javner, C. H.; Distefano, M. D.; Wissinger, J. E. Polymeric medical sutures: An exploration of polymers and green chemistry.  J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94, 1761–1765.

Watts, A.; Kurokawa, N.; Hillmyer, M. A. Strong, resilient, and sustainable aliphatic polyester thermoplastic elastomers. Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18, 1845–1854.

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. 50th Anniversary Perspective: There is a great future in sustainable polymers. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 3733–3749.

Fortman, D. J.; Brutman, J. P.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Dichtel, W. R. Structural effects on the reprocessability and stress relaxation of cross-linked polyhydroxyurethanes. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134, 44984.

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Domain bridging in thermoplastic elastomers of star block copolymer. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1681–1687.

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.

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.

John, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.: Tolman, W. B. Anhydride-additive-free nickel-catalyzed deoxygenation of carboxylic acids to olefins. Organometallics, 2017, 36, 506–509.

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.

2016

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.

Zhang, J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Li, T.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Design of graft block polymer thermoplastics. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 9108–9118.

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. 

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., 201656, 725–728 Primary data available here.

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.

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.

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.

Beardsley, T. M.; Matsen, M. W. Universality between experiment and simulation of a diblock copolymer melt. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2016, 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.

Zhang, Q.; Molenda, M.; Reineke, T. M. Epoxy resin thermosets derived from trehalose and β-cyclodextrin. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 8397–8406.

Bai, W.; Tai, Y.-S.; Wang, J.; Wang, J.; Jambunathan, P.; Fox, K. J.; Zhang, K. Engineering nonphosphorylative metabolism to synthesize mesaconate from lignocllulosic sugars in Escherichia coli. Metabolic Engineering, 2016, 38, 285–292.

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.

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.

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. Primary data available here.

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. Primary data available here.

Ball-Jones, N. R.; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R. Poly(isoprenecarboxylates) from glucose via anhydromevalonolactone. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 1128-1131.

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.

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.

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Critical point of symmetric binary homopolymer blends. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6116–6125.

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: Synthesis, structure, and properties. Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 6743–6751.

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.

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.

Nasiri, M.; Reineke, T. M. Sustainable glucose-based block copolymers exhibit elastomeric and adhesive behavior. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 5233-5240.

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.

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.

Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Engineered biosynthesis of biodegradable polymers. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biot., 2016, 43, 1037–1058.

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.

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.

Mannion, A.M.; Bates, F.S.; Macosko, C.W. Synthesis and rheology of branched multiblock polymers based on polylactide. Macromolecules2016, 49, 4587–4598.

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.

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), 2584–2587.

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), 3379–3387.

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), 4124–4131.

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic polyester block polymer design. Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (7), 2419–2428.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Correction to Publication

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.

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.​ 20165 (2), 181–184.

2015

Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Combining biological and chemical approaches for green synthesis of chemicals. Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 201510, 35–41.

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.

Vorselaars, B.; Stasiak, P.; Matsen, M. W. Field-theoretic simulation of block copolymers at experimentally relevant molecular weights. Macromolecules201548, 9071–9080.

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.

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.

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.

Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Crystalization and mechanical properties of poly(l-lactide)-based rubbery/semicrystalline multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules201548 (13), 4529–4540.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Isosorbide-based polymethacrylates. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng20153, 662–667.

Van Zee, N. J.; Coates, G. W. Alternating copolymerization of propylene oxide with biorenewable terpene-based cyclic anhydrides: A sustainable route to aliphatic polyesters with high glass transition temperatures. Angewandte Chemie20159, 2665–2668.

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.

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.

2014

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.

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.

Longo, J. M.; DiCiccio, A. M.; Coates, G. W. Poly(propylene succinate): A new polymer stereocomplex. J. Am. Chem. 2014136, 15897–15900.

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Degradable thermosets from sugar-derived dilactones. Macromolecules. 201447, 498–505.

Bolton, J. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Hoye, T. R. Sustainable thermoplastic elastomers from terpene-derived monomers. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 717–720.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brutman, J. P.; Delgado, P. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide vitrimers. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 607–610.

Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Aliphatic polyester block polymers: Renewable, degradable, and sustainable. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2390–2396.

Delgado, P. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Combining block copolymers and hydrogen bonding for poly(lactide) toughening. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 13266–13273.

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.

Tang, D.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers from bio-based poly(δ-decalactone) diols. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3231–3237.

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.

Childers, I. M.; Longo, J. M.; Van Zee, N. J.; LaPointe, A. M.; Coates, G. W. Stereoselective epoxide polymerization and copolymerization. Chem. Rev. 2014, 114, 8129-8152.

2013

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.

Lee, I.; Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Sustainable poly(lactide-b-butadiene) multiblock copolymers with enhanced mechanical properties. Macromolecules. 2013, 46, 7387–7398.

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.

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.

Lee, I.; Bates, F. S. Synthesis, structure, and properties of alternating and random poly(styrene-b-butadiene) multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules. 2013, 46, 4529–4539.

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.

2012

Shin, J.; Lee, Y.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Thermoplastic elastomers derived from menthide and tulipalin A. Biomacromolecules. 2012, 13, 3833–3840.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011

Martello, M. T.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide-poly(6-methyl-ε-caprolactone)-polylactide thermoplastic elastomers. Macromolecules. 2011, 44, 8537–8545.

Robertson, M. L.; Paxton, J.; Hillmyer, M. A. Tough blends of polylactide and castor oil. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2011, 3, 3402–3410.

Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Catalytic synthesis and post polymerization functionalization of conjugated polyisoprene. Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 2062–2067.

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.

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.

Tan, S.; Abraham, T.; Ference, D.; Macosko, C. W. Rigid polyurethane foams from a soybean oil-based polyol. Polymer. 2011, 52, 2840–2846.

2010

Theryo, G.; Jing, F.; Pitet, L. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Tough polylactide graft copolymers. Macromolecules. 201043, 7394–7397.

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.

Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Mortamet, A. C.; Ryan, A. J. Biorenewable multiphase polymers. MRS Bulletin.2010, 35, 194–200.

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.

Gramlich, W. M.; Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A. Reactive compatibilization of poly(l-lactide) and conjugated soybean oil. Macromolecules. 2010, 43, 2313–2321.

Robertson, M. L.; Chang, K.; Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Toughening of polylactide with polymerized soybean oil. Macromolecules. 2010, 43, 1807–1814.

2009

Coates, G. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. A virtual issue of macromolecules: Polymers from renewable resources. Macromolecules. 2009, 42, 7987–7989.

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.

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.

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