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2024

Coote, J. P.; Zhao, B.; McCutcheon, C. J.; Larson, M. C.; Lyadov, I.; Bates, F. S.; Ellison, C. J. Biaxial Toughening in Uniaxially Stretched Films of Block Polymer-Modified Semicrystalline Poly(l-Lactide). ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2024, Article ASAP. [DOI:10.1021/acsapm.4c00670]

Prebihalo, E. A.; Johnson, M.; Reineke, T. M. Bio-Based Thiol–Ene Network Thermosets from Isosorbide and Terpenes. ACS Macro Lett. 2024, 586–591. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.4c00078]

Zhang, V.; Ou, C.; Kevlishvili, I.; Hemmingsen, C. M.; Accardo, J. V.; Kulik, H. J.; Kalow, J. A. Internal Catalysis in Dynamic Hydrogels with Associative Thioester Cross-Links. ACS Macro Lett. 2024, 621–626.[DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.4c00245]

Maines, E. M., Polley, M. A., Haugstad, G., Zhao, B., Reineke, T. M., & Ellison, C. J. Mechanical recycling of 3D-printed thermosets for reuse in vat photopolymerization. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2024, Article ASAP.  [DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.4c00184]

Paul, H. R.; Tirrell, M. V.; Rowan, S. J. One-Component Nanocomposite Membranes from Polymer Grafted Cellulose Nanocrystals. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2024, Article ASAP. [DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.3c05752]

Andeme Ela, R. C.; Barroso, J.; Kumar, G.; Gawande, K.; Brauer, S. A.; Shetty, M.; Li, X.; Fan, W.; Vlaisavljevich, B.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Sulfurous Zeosils for Dehydra-Decyclization of Tetrahydrofuran to Renewable Butadiene. Green Chem202426 (3), 1430–1442. [DOI: 10.1039/D3GC03090C]

Paul, H. R.; Bera, M. K.; Macke, N.; Rowan, S. J.; Tirrell, M. V. Quantitative Determination of Metal Ion Adsorption on Cellulose Nanocrystals Surfaces. ACS Nano 2024, Article ASAP. [DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.3c06140]

Rusconi, Y.; D’Alterio, M. C.; De Rosa, C.; Lu, Y.; Severson, S. M.; Coates, G. W.; Talarico, G. Mechanism of Alternating Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Formation by Polymerization of (S)- and (R)-3-Methyl Glycolide Using an Enantiopure Aluminum Complex. ACS Catal. 2024, 14, 318-323. [DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.3c04955]

Brown, M. H.; Badzinski, T. D.; Pardoe, E.; Ehlebracht, M.; Maurer-Jones, M. A. UV Light Degradation of Polylactic Acid Kickstarts Enzymatic Hydrolysis. ACS Mater. Au 2024, 4 (1), 92-98. [DOI:10.1021/acsmaterialsau.3c00065]

2023

Collanton, R. P.; Ellison, C. J.; Dorfman, K. D. Thermodynamics and Morphology of Linear Multiblock Copolymers at Homopolymer Interfaces. J. Chem. Phys. 2023, 159 (19), 194905. [DOI:10.1063/5.0170650]

Smith, M.; Worker, S.; Meehan, C.; McCambridge, J.; Maille, A.; Malone, C.; Mondl, A.; Stevenson, A. Comparisons of Professional Development Approaches for Out-of-School Time Educators; 2023. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7q6522cj

Lu, Y.; Coates, G. W. Pairing-Enhanced Regioselectivity: Synthesis of Alternating Poly(Lactic-Co-Glycolic Acid) from Racemic Methyl-Glycolide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145 (41), 22425–22432. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.3c05941]

Liffland, S.; Kumler, M.; Hillmyer, M. A. High Performance Star Block Aliphatic Polyester Thermoplastic Elastomers Using PDLA-b-PLLA Stereoblock Hard Domains. ACS Macro Lett. 2023, 12, 1331–1338. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.3c00437]

Buenaflor, J. P.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Wentzel, M. T.; Wissinger, J. E. Synthesis and Characterization of Biobased Lactose Hydrogels: A Teaching Experiment on Sustainable Polymers and Waste Biomass Valorization. J. Chem. Educ. 2023, 100 (10), 3981–3990. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.3c00195]

Sun, M.; Sheppard, D. T.; Brutman, J. P.; Alsbaiee, A.; Dichtel, W. R. Green Catalysts for Reprocessing Thermoset Polyurethanes. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 6978–6987. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.3c01116]

Peng, X.; Shin, Y. C.; Zervoudakis, A. J.; Nomura, K.; Lindenmeyer, K. M.; Miller, K. M.; Ellison, C. J. Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)‐Polyethylene Block Copolymer Architecture Effects on Interfacial Adhesion and Blend Compatibilization. J. Polym. Sci. 2023, 1. [DOI:10.1002/pol.20230404]

Robertson, B.; Hoover, L.; Rott, G.; Quan, M.; Calabrese, M. Development of Microbeads from Unmodified Biomass with Tunable Size and Competitive Mechanical Properties. Cellulose 2023, 30 (14), 8839–8859. [DOI:10.1007/s10570-023-05393-4]

‌Shen, L.; Gorbea, G. D.; Danielson, E.; Cui, S.; Ellison, C. J.; Bates, F. S. Threading-The-Needle: Compatibilization of HDPE/ I PP Blends with Butadiene-Derived Polyolefin Block Copolymers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2023, 120 (34) [DOI:10.1073/pnas.2301352120]

Sangroniz, L.; Jang, Y. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Müller, A. J. Tuning the Crystallization and Thermal Properties of Polyesters by Introducing Functional Groups That Induce Intermolecular Interactions. J. Chem. Phys. 2023, 159 (8) [DOI:10.1063/5.0165951]

Zhang, V.; Accardo, J.; Kevlishvili, I.; Woods, E.; Chapman, S. J.; Eckdahl, C.; Stern, C. L.; Kulik, H. J.; Kalow, J. A. Tailoring Dynamic Hydrogels by Controlling Associative Exchange Rates. Chem 2023, 9 (8), 2298–2317. [DOI:10.1016/j.chempr.2023.05.018]

Porwal, M. K.; Ellison, C. J.; Reineke, T. M. Biobased Copolymers via Cationic Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Levoglucosan Derivatives and ε-Caprolactone. Macro Lett. 2023, 12, 935–942. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.3c00251]

Prebihalo, E. A.; Luke, A. M.; Reddi, Y.; LaSalle, C. J.; Shah, V. M.; Cramer, C. J.; Reineke, T. M. Radical ring-opening polymerization of sustainably-derived thionoisochromanone. Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 5689 – 5698. [DOI: 10.1039/D2SC06040J]

Meyersohn, M. S.; Haque, F. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Dynamic Aliphatic Polyester Elastomers Crosslinked with Aliphatic Dianhydrides. ACS Polym. Au. 2023, 3 (5), 365–375. [DOI:10.1021/acspolymersau.3c00004]

Mastalski, I.; Sidhu, N.; Zolghadr, A.; Saurabh Maduskar; Patel, B.; Sundararajan Uppili; Go, T.; Wang, Z.; Neurock, M.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Intrinsic Millisecond Kinetics of Polyethylene Pyrolysis via Pulse-Heated Analysis of Solid Reactions. Chem. Mater. 2023, 35, 3628-3639. [DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.3c00256]

Zografos, A.; All, H. A.; Chang, A. B.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Star-to-Bottlebrush Transition in Extensional and Shear Deformation of Unentangled Polymer Melts. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 2406–2417. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.3c00015]

Hoff, E. A.; Weigel, R. K.; Rangamani, A.; Alabi, C. A. Discrete Oligocarbamates Exhibit Sequence-Dependent Fluorescence Emission and Quenching. ACS Polym. Au. 2023, Articles ASAP. [DOI:10.1021/acspolymersau.2c00070]

Spring, S. W.; Cerione, C. S.; Hsu, J. Y.; Shankel, S. L.; Fors, B. P. Scalable, Green Chain Transfer Agent for Cationic RAFT Polymerizations. Chin. J. Chem. 202241 (4), 399–404. [DOI:10.1002/cjoc.202200557]

Gormong, E. A.; Sneddon, D. S.; Reineke, T. M.; Hoye, T. R. Neighboring Group Effects on the Rates of Cleavage of Si–O–Si-Containing Compounds. J. Org. Chem. 2023, 88, 1988–1995. [DOI:10.1021/acs.joc.2c02126]

Porwal, M. K.; Hausladen, M. M.; Ellison, C. J.; Reineke, T. M. Biobased and degradable thiol–ene networks from levoglucosan for sustainable 3D printing. Green Chem. 2023, 25, 1488-1502. [DOI:10.1039/D2GC04185E]

Jin, M.; Hoye, T. R. Lactone Ring-Opening Equilibria in Methanol by 1H NMR Analysis: An Assessment of the Ring-Opening Polymerizability of Lactone Monomers. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 1122–1129. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.2c01141]

2022

Wong, A. R.; Barrera, M.; Pal, A.; Lamb, J. R. Improved Characterization of Polyoxazolidinones by Incorporating Solubilizing Side Chains. Macromolecules 2022, 55, 11006–11012. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.2c02104] Video preview by Allison Wong

Zervoudakis, A. J.; Sample, C. S.; Peng, X.; Lake, D.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Dihydroxy Polyethylene Additives for Compatibilization and Mechanical Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate/Polyethylene Mixed Plastic Waste. ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 1396–1402. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00601]

Spring, S. W.; Cerione, C. S.; Hsu, J. H.; Shankel, S. L.; Fors, B. P. Scalable, green chain transfer agent for cationic RAFT polymerizations. Chin. J. Chem. 2022, Accepted Author Manuscript. [DOI:10.1002/cjoc.202200557]

Zhao, B.; McCutcheon, C. J.; Jin, K.; Lyadov, I.; Zervoudakis, A. J.; Bates, F. S.; Ellison, C. J. Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Uniaxially Stretched Polylactide/Poly(ethylene oxide)-b-Poly(butylene oxide) Blend Films. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 8705–8714. [DOI:10.1021/acsapm.2c01634]

Peterson, A.; Hador, R.; Pink, M.; Popowski, Y.; Kol, M.; Tolman, W. B. Defining Stereochemistry in the Polymerization of Lactide by Aluminum Catalysts: Insights into the Dual-Stereocontrol Mechanism. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 20047–20055. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.2c09073]

Swartz, J. L.; Elling, B. R.; Castano, I.; Thompson, M. P.; Sheppard, D. T.; Gianneschi, N. C.; Dichtel, W. R. Copolymers Prepared by Exchange Reactions Enhance the Properties of Miscible Polymer Blends. Macromolecules. 2022, 55, 8548-8555. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.2c01268]

Sifri, R. J.; McLoughlin, E. A.; Fors, B. P.; Salehi, S. Differential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Female Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Chemical Sciences. J. Chem. Educ. 2022, 99, 3461–3470. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00412]

Eagan, J. M.; Padilla-Vélez, O.; O’Connor, K. S.; MacMillan, S. N.; LaPointe, A. M.; Coates, G. W. Chain-Straightening Polymerization of Olefins to Form Polar Functionalized Semicrystalline Polyethylene. Organometallics. 2022, 41, 3411-3418. [DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.2c00366]

Das, S.; Liang, C.; Dunn, J. B. Plastics to fuel or plastics: Life cycle assessment-based evaluation of different options for pyrolysis at end-of-life. J. Waste Manag. 2022, 153, 81-88. [DOI:10.1016/j.wasman.2022.08.015]

Spring, S. W.; Hsu, J. H.; Sifri, R. J.; Yang, S-M.; Cerione, C. S.; Lambert, T. H.; Ellison, C. J.; Fors, B. P. Poly(2,3-Dihydrofuran): A Strong, Biorenewable, and Degradable Thermoplastic Synthesized via Room Temperature Cationic Polymerization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 15727- 15734. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.2c06103]

Lidston, C. A. L.; Severson, S. M.; Abel, B. A.; Coates, G. W. Multifunctional Catalysts for Ring-Opening Copolymerizations. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 11037-11070. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.2c02524]

Rapagnani, R. M.; Tonks, I. A. 3-Ethyl-6-vinyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one (EVP): a versatile CO2-derived lactone platform for polymer synthesis. Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 9586-9593. [DOI:10.1039/D2CC03516B]

Turetsky, D.; Alzate-Sánchez, D. M.; Wasson, M. C.; Yang, A.; Noh, H.; Atilgan, A.; Islamoglu, T.; Farha, O. K.; Dichtel, W. R. Hot Press Synthesis of MOF/Textile Composites for Nerve Agent Detoxification. ACS Materials Lett. 2022, 4, 1511–1515. [DOI:10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00258]

Rapagnani, R. M.; Dunscomb, R. J.; Fresh, A. A.; Tonks, I. A. Tunable and recyclable polyesters from CO2 and butadiene. Nat. Chem. 2022, 14, 877-883. [DOI:10.1038/s41557-022-00969-2] Video preview by Rachel Rapagnani

Yao, X.; Wang, Y.; Li, F.; Dalluge, J. J.; Orr, G.; Hernandez, R.; Cui, Q.; Haynes, C. L. Unconventional aliphatic fluorophores discovered as the luminescence origin in citric acid–urea carbon dots. Nanoscale 2022, 14, 9516-9525. [DOI:10.1039/D2NR02361J]

Jang, Y.-J.; Sangroniz, L.; Hillmyer, M. A. Ductile gas barrier poly(ester–amide)s derived from glycolide. Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 3882-3891. [DOI:10.1039/D2PY00479H]

Macke, N.; Hemmingsen, C. M.; Rowan, S. J. The effect of polymer grafting on the mechanical properties of PEG-grafted cellulose nanocrystals in poly(lactic acid). Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 3882-3891[DOI:10.1039/D2PY00479H]

Popowski, Y.; Lu, Y.; Coates, G. W.; Tolman, W. B. Stereocomplexation of stereoregular aliphatic polyesters: Change from amorphous to semicrystalline polymers with single stereocenter inversion. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 8362–8370. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.2c02981] Video preview by Yanay Popowski and Yiye Lu

Sangroniz, L.; Jang, Y.-J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Müller, A. J. The role of intermolecular interactions on melt memory and thermal fractionation of semicrystalline polymers. Chem. Phys. 2022, 156, 144902. [DOI:10.1063/5.0087782]

Lee, B.; Maher, M. J.; Schibur, H. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Toughening polylactide with graft-block polymers. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 3408–3416. [DOI:10.1021/acsapm.2c00036]

Porwal, M. K.; Reddi, Y.; Saxon, D. J.; Cramer, C. J.; Ellison, C. J.; Reineke. T. M. Stereoregular functionalized polysaccharides via cationic ring-opening polymerization of biomass-derived levoglucosan. Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 4512-4522. [DOI:10.1039/D2SC00146B] Video preview by Mayuri Porwal

Robertson, B.P.; Calabrese, M.A. Evaporation-controlled dripping-onto-substrate (DoS) extensional rheology of viscoelastic polymer solutions. Sci. Rep. 2022, 12, 4697. [DOI:10.1038/s41598-022-08448-x]

Buenaflor, J. P.; Lydon, C. K.; Zimmerman, A. DeSutter, O. L.; Wissinger, J. E. Student explorations of calcium alginate bead formation by varying pH and concentration of acidic beverage juices. Chemistry Teacher International 2022, 4, 155-164. [DOI:10.1515/cti-2021-0027]

Haque, F. M.; Ishibashi, J. S. A.; Lidston, C. A. L.; Shao, H.; Bates, F. S.; Chang, A. B.; Coates, G. W.; Cramer, C. J.; Dauenhauer, P. J.; Dichtel, W. R.; Gormong, E. A.; Hamachi, L. S.; Hoye, T. R.; Jin, M.; Kalow, J. A.; Kim, H. J.; Kumar, G.; LaSalle, C. J.; Liffland, S.; Lipinski, B. M.; Pang, Y.; Parveen, R.; Peng, X.; Popowski, Y.; Prebihalo, E. A.; Reddi, Y.; Reineke, T. M.; Sheppard, D. T.; Swartz, J. L.; Tolman, W. B.; Vlaisavljevich, B.; Wissinger, J.; Xu, S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Defining the macromolecules of tomorrow through synergistic sustainable polymer research. Chem. Rev. 2022, 122, 6322-6373. [DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00173]

Rosenbloom, S. I.; Hsu, J. H.; Fors, B. P. Controlling the shape of the molecular weight distribution for tailored tensile and rheological properties in thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. Polym. Sci. 2022, 60, 1291–1299. [DOI:10.1002/pol.20210894]

Self, J. L.; Zervoudakis, A. J.; Peng, X.; Lenart, W. R.; Macosko, C. W.; Ellison, C. J. Linear, graft, and beyond: Multiblock copolymers as next-generation compatibilizers. ACS Au. 2022, 2, 310–321. [DOI:10.1021/jacsau.1c00500]

Batiste, D. C.; De Hoe, G. X.; Nelson, T. F.; Sodnikar, K.; McNeill, K.; Sander, M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Site-specific mineralization of a polyester hydrolysis product in natural soil. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2022, 10, 1373–1378. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c07948]

Fournier, L.; Rivera Mirabal, D. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Toward sustainable elastomers from the grafting-through polymerization of lactone-containing polyester macromonomers. Macromolecules 2022, 55, 1003–1014. [DOI:doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02349]

2021

Corcoran, E. R.; Lydon, C.; Enright, M. C.; Buenaflor, J. P.; Anderson, K.; Wissinger, J. E. Thirst for a solution: alginate biopolymer experiments for the middle and high school classroom. Chem. Educ. 2021, 99, 1021-1025. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00905]

Reddi, Y.; Cramer, C. J. Mechanism and design principles for controlling stereoselectivity in the copolymerization of CO₂/cyclohexene oxide by indium(III) phosphasalen catalysts. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 15244–15251. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c04619]

Pokhriyal, D.; Heins, S. P.; Sifri, R. J.; Gentekos, D. T.; Coleman, R. E.; Wolczanski, P. T.; Cundari, T. R.; Fors, B. P.; Lancaster, K. M.; MacMillan, S. N. Reversible C–C bond formation, halide abstraction, and electromers in complexes of iron containing redox-noninnocent pyridine-imine ligands. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 18662–18673.[DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01815]

Zografos, A.; Lynd, N. A.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Impact of macromonomer molar mass and feed composition on branch distributions in model graft copolymerizations. ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 1622–1628. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00640] Primary data available here.

Wu, Y.; Shetty, M.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Sustainable hybrid route to renewable methacrylic acid via biomass-derived citramalate. ACS Eng. Au 2021. 2, 92–102. [DOI:10.1021/acsengineeringau.1c00021]

Swartz, J. L.; Sheppard, D. T.; Haugstad, G.; Dichtel, W. R. Blending polyurethane thermosets using dynamic urethane exchange. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 11126–11133. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01910]

Sajjad, H.; Prebihalo, E. A.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Ring opening polymerization of β-acetoxy-δ-methylvalerolactone, a triacetic acid lactone derivative. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 6724–6730. [DOI:10.1039/D1PY00561H]

Wang, Z. Q.; Song, H.; Koleski, E. J.; Hara, N.; Park, D. S.; Kumar, G.; Min, Y.; Dauenhauer, P. J.; Chang, M. C. Y. A dual cellular–heterogeneous catalyst strategy for the production of olefins from glucose. Nat. Chem. 2021, 13, 1178–1185. [DOI:10.1038/s41557-021-00820-0]

Das, S.; Liang, C.; Dunn, J. B. Life cycle assessment of polymers and their recycling. Circ. Econ. Polym. Top. Recycl. Technol. Part 8 – Life Cycle Assess. Polym. Their Recycl. 2021. [DOI:10.1021/bk-2021-1391.ch008]

Liffland, S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Enhanced mechanical properties of aliphatic polyester thermoplastic elastomers through star block architectures. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 9327–9340. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01357]

Kim, H. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Enhanced polyester degradation through transesterification with salicylates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 15784–15790. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.1c07229]

Maines, E. M.; Porwal, M. K.; Ellison, C. J.; Reineke, T. M. Sustainable advances in SLA/DLP 3D printing materials and processes. Green Chem. 2021, 23, 6863–6897. [DOI:10.1039/D1GC01489G]

Hamachi, L. S.; Rau, D. A.; Arrington, C. B.; Sheppard, D. T.; Fortman, D. J.; Long, T. E.; Williams, C. B.; Dichtel W. R. Dissociative carbamate exchange anneals 3d printed acrylates. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 38680–38687. [DOI:10.1021/acsami.1c09373]

Gormong, E. A.; Reineke, T. M.; Hoye, T. R. Synthesis of isohexide diyne polymers and hydrogenation to their saturated polyethers. ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 1068–1072. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00422] Video preview by Ethan Gormong

Dong, H.; Chang, M. C. Y. Structural basis for branched substrate selectivity in a ketoreductase from Ascaris suum. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 8948–8955. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c01642]

DeRosa, C. A.; Luke, A. M.; Anderson, K.; Reineke, T. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Regioregular polymers from biobased (R)-1,3-butylene carbonate. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 5974–5984. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00828]

Altay, E.; Jang, Y.-J.; Kua, X. Q.; Hillmyer, M. A. Synthesis, microstructure, and properties of high-molar-mass polyglycolide copolymers with isolated methyl defects. Biomacromolecules 2021, 22, 2532–2543. [DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00269]

Lau, C. M.; Kim, S.-S.; Lillie, L. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M.; Ellison, C. J. Structural basis for the different mechanical behaviors of two chemically analogous, carbohydrate-derived thermosets. ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 609–615. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00041] Video preview by Maggie Lau

Pang, Y.; Ardagh, M. A.; Shetty, M.; Chatzidimitriou, A.; Kumar, G.; Vlaisavljevich, B.; Dauenhauer, P. J. On the spatial design of co-fed amines for selective dehydration of methyl lactate to acrylates. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 5718–5735. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c00573]

Ishibashi, J. S. A.; Pierce, I. C.; Chang, A. B.; Zografos, A.; El-Zaatari, B. M.; Fang, Y.; Weigand, S. J.; Bates, F. S.; Kalow, J. A. Mechanical and structural consequences of associative dynamic cross-linking in acrylic diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 3972–3986. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02744]

Rosenbloom, S. I.; Sifri, R. J.; Fors, B. P. Achieving molecular weight distribution shape control and broad dispersities using RAFT polymerizations. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 4910–4915. [DOI:10.1039/D1PY00399B]

Ogawa, R.; Hillmyer, M. A. High molar mass poly(ricinoleic acid) via entropy-driven ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 2253–2257. [DOI:10.1039/D1PY00185J]

Weiss, A. M.; Macke, N.; Zhang, Y.; Calvino, C.; Esser-Kahn, A. P.; Rowan, S. J. In vitro and in vivo analyses of the effects of source, length, and charge on the cytotoxicity and immunocompatibility of cellulose nanocrystals. ACS Biomateri. Sci. Eng. 2021, 7, 1450–1461. [DOI:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01618]

Guptill, D. M.; Chinta, B. S.; Kaicharla, T.; Xu, S.; Hoye, T. R. β-Methyl-δ-valerolactone-containing thermoplastic poly(ester-amide)s: Synthesis, mechanical properties, and degradation behavior. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 1310–1316. [DOI:10.1039/d1py00040c]

Lu, Y.; Swisher, J. H.; Meyer, T. Y.; Coates, G. W. Chirality-directed regioselectivity: An approach for the synthesis of alternating poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 4119–4124. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.1c00248]

Gu, L.; Macosko C. W. Evaluating PE/PLA interfacial tension using ternary immiscible polymer blends. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2021, 138, 50623. [DOI:10.1002/app.50623]

Reisman, L.; Siehr, A.; Horn, J.; Batiste, D. C.; Kim, H. J.; De Hoe, G. X.; Ellison, C. J.; Shen, W.; White, E. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Respirometry and cell viability studies for sustainable polyesters and their hydrolysis products. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 2736–2744. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08026]

Spring, S. W.; Smith-Sweetser, R. O.; Rosenbloom, S. I.; Sifri, R. J.; Fors, B. P. Sustainable thermoplastic elastomers produced via cationic RAFT polymerization. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 1097–1104. [DOI:10.1039/D0PY01640C] Video preview by Scott Spring

Kim, H. J.; Peng, X.; Shin, Y.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Blend miscibility of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and aromatic polyesters from salicylic acid. J. Phys. Chem. B 2021, 125, 1, 450–460. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c09322] Video preview by Hee Joong Kim

Rangamani, A.; Alabi, C. A. Effect of backbone and end-group regioisomerism on thermomechanical properties of vanillin-based polyurethane networks. Polym. Chem. 2021, 54, 1526–1532. [DOI:10.1039/D0PY01578D]

Sajjad, H.; Lillie, L. M.; Lau, C. M.; Ellison, C. J.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Degradable polyanhydride networks derived from itaconic acid. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 608–617. [DOI:10.1039/D0PY01388A]

Saxon, D. J.; Gormong, E. A.; Shah, V. M.; Reineke, T. M. Rapid synthesis of chemically recyclable polycarbonates from renewable feedstocks. ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 98–103. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00747]

2020

Gormong, E. A.; Wentzel, M. T.; Cao, B.; Kundel, L. N.; Reineke, T. M.; Wissinger, J. E. Exploring divergent green reaction media for the copolymerization of biobased monomers in the teaching laboratory. J. Chem Educ. 2020, 98, 559–566. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00688]

De Rosa, C.; Malafronte, A.; Di Girolamo, R.; Auriemma, F.; Scoti, M.; Ruiz de Ballesteros, O.; Coates, G. W. Morphology of isotactic polypropylene-polyethylene block copolymers driven by controlled crystallization. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 10234–10244. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01316]

Weissner, T. C.; Fosu, S. A.; Parveen, R.; Rath, N. P.; Vlaisavljevich, B.; Tolman, W. B. Ligand effects on decarbonylation of palladium-acyl complexes. Organometallics 2020, 39, 3992–3998. [DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00584] Primary data available here.

McCutcheon, C. J.; Zhao, B.; Jin, K.; Bates, F. S.; Ellison, C. J. Crazing mechanism and physical aging of poly(lactide) toughened with poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(butylene oxide) diblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 10163–10178. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01759] Video preview by Charles McCutcheon

Popowski, Y.; Moreno, J. J.; Nichols, A. W.; Hooe, S. L.; Bouchey, C. J.; Rath, N. P.; Machan, C. W.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanistic insight into intiation and regioselectivity in the copolymerization of epoxides and anhydrides by Al complexes. Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 14027–14030. [DOI:10.1039/D0CC05652A]

Varner, T. P.; Teator, A. J.; Reddi, Y.; Jacky, P. E.; Cramer, C. J.; Leibfarth, F. A. Mechanistic insight into the stereoselective cationic polymerization of vinyl ethers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 17175–17186. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.0c08254]

Ching, C.; Klemes, M. J.; Trang, B.; Dichtel, W. R.; Helbling, D. E. β-cyclodextrin polymers with different cross-linkers and ion-exchange resins exhibit variable adsorption of anionic, zwitterionic, and nonionic PFASs. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54, 12693–12702. [DOI:10.1021/acs.est.0c04028]

Swartz, J. L.; Li, R. L.; Dichtel, W. R. Incorporating functionalized cellulose to increase the toughness of covalent adaptable networks. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 44110–44116. [DOI:10.1021/acsami.0c09215] Video preview by Jeremy Swartz

Klemes, M. J.; Skala, L. P.; Ateia, M.; Trang, B.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. Polymerized molecular receptors as adsorbents to remove micropollutants from water. Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 53, 2314–2324. [DOI:10.1021/acs.accounts.0c00426]

Wissinger, J. E.; Knutson, C. M.; Javner, C. H. Designing impactful green and sustainable chemistry workshops for high school teachers. In Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Society Volume 1: High School, Outreach, & Global Perspectives[Online]; ACS Symposium Series Vol. 1344, 2020; pp 1–14. Obare, S. O., Middlecamp, C. H., Peterman, K. E., eds. [DOI:10.1021/bk-2020-1344.ch001]

Lipinski, B. M.; Walker, K. L.; Clayman, N. E.; Morris, L. S.; Jugovic, T. M. E.; Roessler, A. G.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.; MacMillan, S. N.; Zare, R. N.; Zimmerman, P. M.; Waymouth, R. M.; Coates, G. W. Mechanistic study of isotactic poly(propylene oxide) synthesis using a tethered bimetallic chromium salen catalyst. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 8960–8967. [DOI:10.1021/bk-2020-1344.ch001]

Klimovica, K.; Pan, S.; Lin, T.-W.; Peng, X.; Ellison, C. J.; LaPointe, A. M.; Bates, F. S.; Coates, G. W. Compatibilization of iPP/HDPE blends with PE-giPP graft copolymers. ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 1161–1166. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00339]

Elling, B. R.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessable cross-linked polymer networks: Are associative exchange mechanisms desirable? ACS Cent. Sci., 2020, 6, 1488–1496. [DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.0c00567]

Shao, H.; Reddi, Y.; Cramer, C. J. Modeling the mechanism of CO2/cyclohexene oxide copolymerization catalyzed by chiral zinc β‑diiminates: Factors affecting reactivity and isotacticity. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 8870–8879. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.0c02299] Video preview by Huiling Shao

Kim, H. J.; Jin, K.; Shim, J.; Dean, W.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Sustainable triblock copolymers as tunable and degradable pressure sensitive adhesives. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 12036–12044. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03158]

Wu, C.; Klemes, M. J.; Trang, B.; Dichtel, W. R.; Helbling, D. E. Exploring the factors that influence the adsorption of anionic PFAS on conventional and emerging adsorbents in aquatic matrices. Water Research 2020, 182, 115950. [DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2020.115950]

Ertem, S. P.; Onuoha, C. E.; Wang, H.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M.; Lodge, T. P.; Bates, F. S. Hydrogenolysis of linear low-density polyethylene during heterogeneous catalytic hydrogen-deuterium exchange. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 6043–6055. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00696]

Sajjad, H.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Block copolymer pressure-sensitive adhesives derived from fatty acids and triacetic acid lactone. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 2719–2728. [DOI:10.1021/acsapm.0c00317]

Xu, S.; Wang, Y.; Hoye, T. R. Poly(4-ketovalerolactone) from levulinic acid: Synthesis and hydrolytic degradation. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 4952–4959. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00787] Primary data available here.

Sheppard, D. T.; Jin, K.; Hamachi, L. S.; Dean, W.; Fortman, D. J.; Ellison, C. J.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessing postconsumer polyurethane foam using carbamate exchange catalysis and twin-screw extrusion. ACS Cent. Sci. 2020, 6, 921–927. [DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.0c00083]

Fahnhorst, G. W.; De Hoe, G. X.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Hoye, T. R. 4-Carboalkoxylated polyvalerolactones from malic acid: Tough and degradable polyesters. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 3194–3201. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00212] Primary data available here.

Kumar, G.; Liu, D.; Xu, D.; Ren, L.; Tsapatsis, M.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Dehydra-decyclization of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran to pentadienes on boron-containing zeolites. Green Chem. 2020, 22, 4147–4160. [DOI:10.1039/D0GC00136H]

Hoff, E. A.; De Hoe, G. X.; Mulvaney, C. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Alabi, C. A. Thiol-ene networks from sequence-defined polyurethane macromers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6729–6736. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.0c00759]

Lipinski, B. M.; Morris, L. S.; Silberstein, M. N.; Coates, G. W. Isotactic poly(propylene oxide): A photodegradable polymer with strain hardening properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6800–6806. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.0c01768]

Fonseca, L. R.; Dirlam, P. T.; Hillmyer, M. A. Atom-economical, one-pot, self-initiated photopolymerization of lactose methacrylate for biobased hydrogels. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 4606–4613. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00482]

Snyder, R. L.; Lidston, C. A.; De Hoe, G. X.; Parvulescu, M. J. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Coates, G. W. Mechanically robust and reprocessable imine exchange networks from modular polyester pre-polymers. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 5346–5355. [DOI:10.1039/C9PY01957J]

Calvino, C.; Macke, N.; Kato, R.; Rowan, S. J. Development, processing and applications of bio-sourced cellulose nanocrystal composites. Prog. Poly. Sci. 2020, 103, 101221. [DOI:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101221]

Batiste, D. C.; Meyersohn, M. S.; Watts, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Efficient polymerization of methyl-ε- caprolactone mixtures to access sustainable aliphatic polyesters. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 1795–1808. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00050] Primary data available here. Video preview by Derek Batiste

Luke, A. M.; Peterson, A.; Chiniforoush, S.; Mandal, M.; Popowski, Y.; Sajjad, H.; Bouchey, C. J.; Shopov, D. Y.; Graziano, B. J.; Yao, L. J.; Cramer, C. J.; Reineke, T. M.; Tolman, W. B. Mechanism of initiation stereocontrol in polymerization of rac-lactide by aluminum complexes supported by indolide-imine ligands. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 1809–1818. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00092]

Kuznetsov, A.; Kumar, G.; Ardagh, M. A.; Tsapatsis, M.; Zhang, Q.; Dauenhauer, P. J. On the economics and process design of renewable butadiene from biomass-derived furfural. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 3273–3282. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06881]

Ling, Y.; Alzate-Sánchez, D. M.; Klemes, M. J.; Dichtel, W. R.; Helbling, D. E. Evaluating the effects of water matrix constituents on micropollutant removal by activated carbon and β-cyclodextrin polymer adsorbents. Water Res. 2020, 173, 115551. [DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2020.115551]

Nomura, K.; Peng, X.; Kim, H.; Jin, K.; Kim, H. J.; Bratton, A.; Bond, C. R.; Broman, A. E.; Miller, K. M.; Ellison, C. J. Multiblock copolymers for recycling polyethylene-poly(ethylene terephthalate) mixed waste. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 9726–9735. [DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b20242]

Saxon, D. J.; Luke, A. M.; Sajjad, H.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Next-generation polymers: Isosorbide as a renewable alternative. Prog. Poly. Sci. 2020, 101, 101196. [DOI:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.101196]

Kim, H. J.; Reddi, Y.; Cramer, C. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Readily degradable aromatic polyesters from salicylic acid. ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 96–102. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00890]

Sifri, R. J.; Padilla-Vélez, O.; Coates, G. W.; Fors, B. P. Controlling the shape of molecular weight distributions in coordination polymerization and its impact on physical properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1443–1448. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b11462]

2019

Wan, Z.-Q.; Longo, J. M.; Liang, L.-X.; Chen, H.-Y.; Hou, G.-J.; Yang, S.; Zhang, W.-P.; Coates, G. W.; Lu, X.-B. Comprehensive understanding of polyester stereocomplexation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14780–14787. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b07058]

Abel, B. A.; Lidston, C. A.; Coates, G. W. Mechanism-inspired design of bifunctional catalysts for the alternating ring-opening copolymerization of epoxides and cyclic anhydrides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 12760–12769. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b05570]

Haugan, I. N.; Lee, B.; Maher, M. J.; Zografos, A.; Schibur, H. J.; Jones, S. D.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Physical aging of polylactide-based graft block polymers. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 8878–8894. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01434] Primary data available here.

Kim, S.-S.; Lau, C. M.; Lillie, L. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M.; Ellison, C. J. Degradable thermoset fibers from carbohydrate-derived diols via thiol-ene photopolymerization. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 2933–2942. [DOI:10.1021/acsapm.9b00647]

Knutson, C. M.; Hilker, A. P.; Tolstyka, Z. P.; Anderson, C. B.; Wilbon, P. A.; Mathers, R. T.; Wentzel, M. T.; Perkins, A. L.; Wissinger, J. E. Dyeing to degrade: A bioplastics experiment for college and high school classrooms. J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 2565–2573. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00461]

Dong, H.; Liffland, S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Chang. M. C. Y. Engineering in vivo production of α-branched polyesters. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16877–16883. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b08585]

Neitzel, A. E.; Barreda, L.; Trotta, J. T.; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Haversang, T. J.; Hoye, T. R.; Fors, B. P.; Hillmyer, M. A. Hydrolytically-degradable homo- and copolymers of a strained exocyclic hemiacetal ester. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 4573–4583. [DOI:10.1039/C9PY00797K]

Fortman, D. J.; Sheppard, D. T.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessing cross-linked polyurethanes by catalyzing carbamate exchange. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 6330–6335. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01134]

Watts, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic polyester thermoplastic elastomers containing hydrogen-bonding ureidopyrimidinone endgroups. Biomacromolecules 2019, 20, 2598–2609.[DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00411]

Klemes, M. J.; Ling, Y.; Ching, C.; Wu, C.; Xiao, L.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. Reduction of a tetrafluoroterephthalonitrile-β-cyclodextrin polymer to remove anionic micropollutants and perfluorinated alkyl substances from water. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1–6. [DOI:10.1002/anie.201905142]

Padilla-Vélez, O.; O’Connor, K. S.; LaPointe A. M.; MacMillan, S. N.; Coates, G. W. Switchable living nickel(II) α-diimine catalyst for ethylene polymerisation. Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, 7607–7610. [DOI:10.1039/C9CC03154E]

Palesch, J. J.; Gilles, B. C.; Chycota, J.; Haj, M. K.; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Wissinger, J. E. Iodination of vanillin and subsequent Suzuki-Miyaura coupling: two-step synthetic sequence teaching green chemistry principles. Green Chem. Lett. Rev. 2019, 12, 117–126. [DOI:10.1080/17518253.2019.1609603]

Xiao, L.; Ching, C.; Ling, Y.; Nasiri, M.; Klemes, M. J.; Reineke, T. M.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. Cross-linker chemistry determines the uptake potential of perfluorinated alkyl substances by β-cyclodextrin polymers. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 3747–3752. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00417]

Lee, B.; Onbulak, S.; Xu, Y.; Topolkaraev, V.; McEneany, R.; Bates, F.; Hillmyer, M. A. Investigation of micromechanical behavior and voiding of polyethylene terephthalate/polyethylene-stat-methyl acrylate blends during tensile deformation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2019, 58, 6402–6412. [DOI:10.1021/acs.iecr.8b06362]

Jin, K.; Banerji, A.; Kitto, D.; Bates, F. S.; Ellison, C. J. Mechanically robust and recyclable cross-linked fibers from melt blown anthracene-functionalized commodity polymers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 12863–12870. [DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b00209]

De Hoe, G. X.; Zumstein, M. T.; Getzinger, G. J.; Rüegsegger, I.; Kohler, H.-P. E.; Maurer-Jones, M. A.; Sander, M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; McNeill, K. Photochemical transformation of poly(butylene adpiate-co-terephthalate) and its effects on enzymatic hydrolyzability. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53, 2472–2481. [DOI:10.1021/acs.est.8b06458]

Yee, G. M.; Wang, T.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tonks, I. A. Mechanistic study of palladium-catalyzed hydroeseterificative copolymerization of vinyl benzyl alcohol and CO. Organometallics 2019, 38, 1778–1786. [DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00091]

Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R. Superabsorbent poly(isoprenecarboxylate) hydrogels from glucose. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 7491–7495. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00218]

Amador, A. G.; Watts, A.; Neitzel, A. E.; Hillmyer, M. A. Entropically driven macrolide polymerizations for the synthesis of aliphatic polyester copolymers using titanium isopropoxide. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 2371–2383. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00065] Primary data available here.

Saxon, D. J.; Nasiri, M.; Mandal, M.; Maduskar, S.; Dauenhauer, P. J.; Cramer, C. J.; LaPointe, A. M.; Reineke, T. M. Architectural control of isosorbide-based polyethers via ring-opening polymerization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5107–5111. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b00083]

Yang, H.; Zhang, Y.; Kato, R.; Rowan, S. J. Preparation of cellulose nanofibers from Miscanthus x. Giganteus by ammonium persulfate oxidation. Carbohydr. Polym. 2019, 212, 30–39. [DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.02.008]

Ding, R.; Du, Y.; Goncalves, R. B.; Francis, L. F.; Reineke, T. M. Sustainable near UV-curable acrylates based on natural phenolics for stereolithography 3D printing. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 1067–1077. [DOI:10.1039/C8PY01652F]

Alzate-Sánchez, D. M.; Ling, Y.; Li, C.; Frank, B. P.; Bleher, R.; Fairbrother, D. H.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. β-Cyclodextrin polymers on microcrystalline cellulose as a granular media for organic micropollutant removal from water. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 8089–8096. [DOI:10.1021/acsami.8b22100]

Lundberg, D. J.; Lundberg, D. J.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Process design and economic analysis of renewable isoprene from biomass via mesaconic acid. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 5576–5586. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00362] Primary data available here.

DeWilde, J. F.; Rangnekar, E. P.; Ting, J. M.; Franek, J. E.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Blank, D. A. Evaluating large-scale STEM outreach efficacy with a consistent theme: Thermodynamics for elementary school students. ACS Omega 2019, 4, 2661–2668. [DOI:10.1021/acsomega.8b03156]

Brutman, J. P.; Fortman, D. J.; De Hoe, G. X.; Dichtel, W. R.; Hillmyer, M. A. Mechanistic study of stress relaxation in urethane-containing polymer networks. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2019, 123, 1432–1441. [DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11489]

Trotta, J. T.; Watts, A.; Wong, A. R.; LaPointe, A. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Fors, B. P. Renewable thermosets and thermoplastics from itaconic acid. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2691–2701. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05766]

Mandal, M.; Luke, A. M.; Dereli, B.; Elwell, C. E.; Reineke, T. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Cramer, C. J. Computational prediction and experimental verification of ε-caprolactone ring-opening polymerization activity by an aluminum complex of an indolide/Schiff-base ligand. ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 885–889. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.8b04540]

Dirlam, P. T.; Goldfeld, D. J.; Dykes, D. C.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide foams with tunable mechanical properties and wettability using a star polymer architecture and a mixture of surfactants. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 1698–1706. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05461]

2018

Jordan, A. M.; Lee, P.; Thurber, C.; Macosko, C. W. Adapting a capillary rheometer for research on polymer melt interfaces. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, 57, 14106–14113. [DOI:10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03674]

Jin, K.; Kim, S.-S.; Xu, J.; Bates, F. S.; Ellison, C. J. Melt-blown cross-linked fibers from thermally reversible diels–alder polymer networks. ACS Macro. Lett. 2018, 7, 1339–1345. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00685]

Gu, L.; Nessim, E. E.; Li, T.; Macosko, C. W. Toughening poly(lactic acid) with poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(propylene oxide)-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers. Polymer 2018, 156, 261–269. [DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2018.09.027]

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Field-theoretic simulations of bottlebrush copolymers. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 149, 219901. [DOI:10.1063/1.5051744]

Xu, J.; Eagan, J. M.; Kim, S.-S.; Pan, S.; Lee, B.; Klimovica, K.; Jin, K.; Lin, T.-W.; Howard, M. J.; Ellison, C. J.; LaPointe, A. M.; Coates, G. W.; Bates, F. S. Compatibilization of isotactic polypropylene (iPP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) with iPP-PE multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 8585–8596. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01907]

Zhang, Q.; Phillips, H. R.; Purchel, A.; Hexum, J. K.; Reineke, T. M. Sustainable and degradable epoxy resins from trehalose, cyclodextrin, and soybean oil yield tunable mechanical performance and cell adhesion. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 14967–14978. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03460]

Lundberg, D.; Lundberg, D.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Techno-economic analysis of a chemical process to manufacture methyl-ε-caprolactone from cresols. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 15316–15324. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03774]

Klemes, M. J.; Ling, Y.; Chiapasco, M.; Alsbaiee, A.; Helbling, D. E.; Dichtel, W. R. Phenolation of cyclodextrin polymers controls their lead and organic micropollutant adsorption. Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 8883–8889. [DOI:10.1039/C8SC03267J]

Fortman, D. J.; Snyder, R. L.; Sheppard, D. T.; Dichtel, W. R. Rapidly reprocessable cross-linked polyhydroxyurethanes based on disulfide exchange. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 1226–1231. [DOI:10.1039/C8SC03267J]

Fahnhorst, G. W.; Stasiw, D. E.; Tolman, W. B.; Hoye, T. R. Isomerization of linear to hyperbranched polymers: Two isomeric lactones converge via metastable isostructural polyesters, to a highly branched analogue. ACS Macro. Lett. 2018, 7, 1144–1148. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00621]

Fortman, D. J.; Brutman, J. P.; De Hoe, G. X.; Snyder, R. L.; Dichtel, W. R.; Hillmyer, M. A. Approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable cross-linked polymers. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 11145–11459. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02355]

Yu, X.; Jia, J.; Xu, S.; Lao, K. U.; Sanford, M. J.; Ramakrishnan, R. K.; Nazarenko, S. I.; Hoye, T. R.; Coates, G. W.; DiStasio, R. A. Jr. Unraveling substituent effects on the glass transition temperatures of biorenewable polyesters. Nat Commun 2018, 9, 2880. [DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-05269-3]

Yee, G. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tonks, I. A. Bioderived acrylates from alkyl lactates via Pd-catalyzed hydroesterification. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 9579–9584. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02359]

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Fluctuation effects in blends of A + B homopolymers with AB diblock copolymer. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 148, 204907. [DOI:10.1063/1.5030180]

Fieser, M. E.; Schimler, S. D.; Mitchell, L. A.; Wilborn, E. G.; John, A.; Hogan, L. T.; Benson, B.; LaPointe, A. M.; Tolman, W. B. Dual-catalytic decarbonylation of fatty acid methyl esters to form olefins. Chem Commun. 2018, 54, 7669–7672. [DOI:10.1039/c8cc03823f]

Wang, J.; Wang, J.; Tai, Y. -S.; Zhang, Q.; Bai, W.; Zhang, K. Rerouting carbon flux for optimized biosynthesis of mesaconate in Escherichia coli. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2018, 102, 7377–7388. [DOI:10.1007/s00253-018-9135-x]

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Zhu, Y.; Radlauer, M. R.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Shaffer, M. S. P.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Williams, C. K. Multiblock Polyesters Demonstrating High Elasticity and Shape Memory Effects. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 2466–2475. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02690]

Vaccarello, D. N.; O’Connor, K. S.; Iacono, P.; Rose, J. M.; Cherian, A. E.; Coates, G. W. Synthesis of semicrystalline polyolefin materials: Precision methyl branching via stereoretentive chain walking. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6208–6211. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b02963]

Haugan, I. N.; Maher, M. J.; Chang, A. B.; Lin, T.-P.; Grubbs, R. H.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Consequences of grafting density on the linear viscoelastic behavior of graft polymers. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 525–530. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00116] Primary data available here.

Ishibashi, J. S. A.; Kalow, J. A. Vitrimeric silicone elastomers enabled by dynamic Meldrum’s acid-derived cross-links. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 482–486. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00166]

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2017

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Hillmyer, M. A. The promise of plastics from plants. Science 2017, 358, 868–870. [DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6711]

O’Connor, K. S.; Lamb, J. R.; Vaidya, T.; Keresztes, I.; Klimovica, K.; LaPointe, A. M.; Daugulis, O.; Coates, G.W. Understanding the insertion pathways and chain walking mechanisms of α-diimine nickel catalysts for α-olefin polymerization: A 13C NMR spectroscopic investigation. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 7010–7027. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01150]

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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. [DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02096]

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. [DOI:/10.1021/acscatal.7b02107]

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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. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00765]

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. [DOI:10.1021/acs.est.7b00906]

Maher, M. J.; Schibur, H. J.; Bates, F. S. When convergent syntheses of graft block copolymers diverge: The treachery of chemical images. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55, 3097–3104. [DOI:10.1002/pola.28660]

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. [DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00411]

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2016

Fanhorst, 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. In Green Chemistry Experiments in Undergraduate Laboratories; Fahey, J. T., Maelia, L. E., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1233; American Chemical Society, 2016; pp 123–147. [DOI:10.1021/bk-2016-1233.ch008]

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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, 8988–8994. [DOI: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)nmiktobrush terpolymers. ACS Omega 2016, 1, 1027–1033. [DOI:10.1021/acsomega.6b00284]

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Zhang, Q.; Molenda, M.; Reineke, T. M. Epoxy resin thermosets derived from trehalose and β-cyclodextrin. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8397–8406. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01861]

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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. [DOI:10.1002/cctc.201600710]

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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. [DOI:10.1128/AEM.02178-16] 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. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00560] Primary data available here.

Sanford, M. J.; 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 temperatures. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6394–6400. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01425]

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. [DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.102]

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Critical point of symmetric binary homopolymer blends. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6116–6125. [DOI: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: Synthesis, structure, and properties. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6743–6751. [DOI: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, 11872–11876. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI: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, 133, 43926. [DOI: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, 35, 2391–2400. [DOI:10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00415]

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Mannion, A. M.; Bates, F. S.; Macosko, C. W. Synthesis and rheology of branched multiblock polymers based on polylactide. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4587–4598. [DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00792]

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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, 2584–2587. [DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00929]

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Acrylic triblock copolymers incorporating isosorbide for pressure sensitive adhesives. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 3379–3387. [DOI: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, 4124–4131. [DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02664]

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic polyester block polymer design. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2419–2428. [DOI: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 Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 515−518. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00193]

Li, T.; Zhang, J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Francis, L. F.; Bates, F. S. Toughening glassy poly(lactide) with block copolymer micelles. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 359–364. [DOI: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 Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 407–412. [DOI: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, 2755–2761. [DOI:10.1021/jacs.5b12888]

Tai, Y.-S.; 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. [DOI: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. 2016, 6, 1215–1224. [DOI:10.1021/acscatal.5b02607]

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. [DOI:10.1038/nature16185]

Tiegs, B. J.; Sarkar, S.; Condo, A. M. Jr.; Keresztes, I.; Coates, G. W. Rapid determination of polymer stereoregularity using band-selective 2D HSQC. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 181–184. [DOI:10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00866]

2015

Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Combining biological and chemical approaches for green synthesis of chemicals. Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 2015, 10, 35–41. [DOI: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, 12233–12245. [DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b05473]

Vorselaars, B.; Stasiak, P.; Matsen, M. W. Field-theoretic simulation of block copolymers at experimentally relevant molecular weights. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 9071–9080. [DOI: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. 2015, 137, 14019–14022. [DOI: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. Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 2537–2539. [DOI: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, 5499–5505. [DOI:10.1039/C5SC02052B]

Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Crystalization and mechanical properties of poly(L-lactide)-based rubbery/semicrystalline multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 4529–4540. [DOI: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. 2015, 54, 6108–6114. [DOI: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 2015, 48, 2534–2550. [DOI: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. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 3641–3651. [DOI: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. Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 1231–1234. [DOI:10.1002/ange.201410211]

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Isosorbide-based polymethacrylates. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2015, 3, 662–667. [DOI:10.1021/sc5008362]

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. Angew. Chem. 2015, 54, 2665–2668. [DOI:

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. [DOI:10.1002/anie.201410641]

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. 2015, 51, 2731–2733. [DOI:10.1039/C4CC09003A]

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. 2014, 2, 2519–2526. [DOI: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 Lett. 2014, 3, 1156–1160. [DOI:10.1021/mz5005794]

Longo, J. M.; DiCiccio, A. M.; Coates, G. W. Poly(propylene succinate): A new polymer stereocomplex. J. Am. Chem. 2014, 136, 15897–15900. [DOI:10.1021/ja509440g]

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Degradable thermosets from sugar-derived dilactones. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 498–505. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1021/mz500339h]

Martinetti, L.; Mannion, A. M.; Voje, E. Jr.; 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. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. Commun. 2014, 50, 6322–6325. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1073/pnas.1404596111]

Brutman, J. P.; Delgado, P. A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide vitrimers. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 607–610. [DOI:10.1021/mz500269w]

Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Aliphatic polyester block polymers: Renewable, degradable, and sustainable. Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 2390–2396. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1039/C4RA00150H]

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, 752–758. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. 2013, 91, 131–135. [DOI:10.1021/ed400185u]

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. [DOI:10.1021/cr400725x]

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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1021/ma401508b]

Miranda, M. O.; DePorre, Y.; Vazquez-Lima, H.; Johnson, M. A.; Marell, D. J.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, B. W. Understanding the polymerization mechanism of ε-caprolactone catalyzed by aluminum salen complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 13692–13701. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1039/c2py20656k]

2012

Shin, J.; Lee, Y.; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Thermoplastic elastomers derived from menthide and tulipalin A. Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 3833–3840. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. Roles of monomer binding and alkoxide nucleophilicity in aluminum-catalyzed polymerization of ε-caprolactone. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 5387–5396. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI: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 Chem. 2012, 14, 490–494. [DOI:10.1039/C2GC16115J]

Martello, M. T.; Burns, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Bulk ring-opening transesterification polymerization of the renewable δ-decalactone using an organocatalyst. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 131–135. [DOI:10.1021/mz200006s]

Gramlich, W. M.; Theryo, G.; Hillmyer, M. A. Copolymerization of isoprene and hydroxyl containing monomers by controlled radical and emulsion methods. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 1510–1516. [DOI:10.1039/C2PY20072D]

2011

Martello, M. T.; Hillmyer, M. A. Polylactide-poly(6-methyl-ε-caprolactone)-polylactide thermoplastic elastomers. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 8537–8545. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1021/am2006367]

Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Catalytic synthesis and post-polymerization functionalization of conjugated polyisoprene. Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 2062–2067. [DOI: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 2011, 44, 87–94. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2011.04.040]

2010

Theryo, G.; Jing, F.; Pitet, L. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Tough polylactide graft copolymers. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 7394–7397. [DOI: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. 2010, 132, 11649–11657. [DOI:10.1021/ja103841h]

Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Mortamet, A. C.; Ryan, A. J. Biorenewable multiphase polymers. MRS Bulletin 2010, 35, 194–200. [DOI: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, 1, 870–877. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1021/ma9022795]

2009

Coates, G. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. A virtual issue of macromolecules: Polymers from renewable resources. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 7987–7989. [DOI: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. [DOI: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. [DOI:10.1021/bm900721p]