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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, Articles ASAP.


Wong, A. R.; Barrera, M.; Pal, A.; Lamb, J. R. Improved Characterization of Polyoxazolidinones by Incorporating Solubilizing Side Chains. Macromolecules 2022, 55, 11006–11012.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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). J. Polym. Sci. 2022.

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. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 8362–8370.

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. J. Chem. Phys. 2022, 156, 144902.

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.

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.

Robertson, B.P.; Calabrese, M.A. Evaporation-controlled dripping-onto-substrate (DoS) extensional rheology of viscoelastic polymer solutions. Sci. Rep. 2022, 12, 4697.

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.

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.

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. J. Polym. Sci. 2022, 60, 1291–1299.

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. JACS Au. 2022, 2, 310–321.

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.

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.

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.  J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 99, 1021-1025.


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.

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.

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.
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Wu, Y.; Shetty, M.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Sustainable hybrid route to renewable methacrylic acid via biomass-derived citramalate. ACS Eng. Au 2021.

Swartz, J. L.; Sheppard, D. T.; Haugstad, G.; Dichtel, W. R. Blending polyurethane thermosets using dynamic urethane exchange. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 11126–11133.

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.

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.

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.

Liffland, S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Enhanced mechanical properties of aliphatic polyester thermoplastic elastomers through star block architectures. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 9327–9340.

Kim, H. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Ellison, C. J. Enhanced polyester degradation through transesterification with salicylates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 15784–15790.

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.

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 202113, 38680–38687.

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.

Dong, H.; Chang, M. C. Y. Structural basis for branched substrate selectivity in a ketoreductase from Ascaris suum. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 8948–8955.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Gu, L.; Macosko C. W. Evaluating PE/PLA interfacial tension using ternary immiscible polymer blends. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2021, 138, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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. 20209, 1161–1166.

Elling, B. R.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessable cross-linked polymer networks: Are associative exchange mechanisms desirable? ACS Cent. Sci., 2020, 6, 1488–1496.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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. 20202, 2719–2728.

Xu, S.; Wang, Y.; Hoye, T. R. Poly(4-ketovalerolactone) from levulinic acid: Synthesis and hydrolytic degradation. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 4952–4959.
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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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Fortman, D. J.; Sheppard, D. T.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessing cross-linked polyurethanes by catalyzing carbamate exchange. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 6330–6335.

Watts, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic polyester thermoplastic elastomers containing hydrogen-bonding ureidopyrimidinone endgroups. Biomacromolecules 2019, 20, 2598–2609.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R. Superabsorbent poly(isoprenecarboxylate) hydrogels from glucose. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 7491–7495.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 20199, 885–889.

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. 20197, 1698–1706.


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.

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. 20187, 1339–1345.

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.

Spencer, R. K. W.; Matsen, M. W. Field-theoretic simulations of bottlebrush copolymers. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 149, 219901.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Wang, J.; Wang, J.; Tai, Y. -S.; Zhang, Q.; Bai, W.; Zhang, K. Rerouting carbon flux for optimized biosynthesis of mesaconate in Escherichia coliAppl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2018, 102, 7377–7388.

Ott, A. A.; Packard, M. H.; Ortuño, M. A.; Johnson, A.; Suding, V. P.; Cramer, C. J.; Topczewski, J. J. Evidence for a sigmatropic and an ionic pathway in the Winstein rearrangement. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 8214–8224.

Lillie, L. M.; Tolman, W. B.; Reineke, T. M. Degradable and renewably-sourced poly(ester-thioethers) by photo-initiated thiol-ene polymerization. Polym. Chem. 20189, 3272–3278

Park, D. S.; Abdelrahman, O. A.; Vinter, K. P.; Howe, P. M.; Bond, J. Q.; Reineke, T. M.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Multifunctional cascade catalysis of itaconic acid hydrodeoxygenation to 3-methyl-tetrahydrofuran. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 9394–9402.

McClintock, M. K; Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R.; Zhang, K. Engineering the production of dipicolinic acid in E. coli. Metab. Eng. 2018, 48, 208–217.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Nasiri, M.; Saxon, D. J.; Reineke, T. M. Enhanced mechanical and adhesion properties in sustainable triblock copolymers via non-covalent interactions. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 2456–2465.

Schneiderman, D. K.; Ting, J. M.; Purchel, A. A.; Miranda, R. Jr.; Tirrell, M. V.; Reineke, T. M.; Rowan, S. J. Open-to-air RAFT polymerization in complex solvents: From whisky to fermentation broth. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 406–411.

Macaranas, J. A.; Luke, A. M.; Mandal, M.; Neisen, B. D.; Marell, D. J.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Sterically induced ligand framework distortion effects on catalytic cyclic ester polymerizations. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 3451–3457. Correction to Publication

Wang, Y.; Xu, S.; Hoye, T. R. Poly(α-methyleneglutarimide)s from radical polymerization of α-methyleneglutarimides. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2018, 56, 1020–1027.

Blaisse, M. R.; Fu, B.; Chang, M. C. Y. Structural and biochemical studies of substrate selectivity in Ascaris suum thiolases. Biochemistry 2018, 57, 3155–3166.

De Hoe, G. X.; Zumstein, M. T.; Tiegs, B. J.; Brutman, J. P.; McNeil, K.; Sander, M.; Coates, G. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Sustainable polyester elastomers from lactones: Synthesis, properties, and enzymatic hydrolyzability. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 963–973.

Fahnhorst, G. W.; Hoye, T. R. A carbomethoxylated polyvalerolactone from malic acid: Synthesis and divergent chemical recycling. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 143–147.

Snyder, R. L.; Fortman, D. J.; De Hoe, G. X.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Dichtel, W. R. Reprocessable acid-degradable polycarbonate vitrimers. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 389–397.

Maher, M. J.; Jones, S. D.; Zografos, A.; Xu, J.; Schibur, H. J.; Bates, F. S. The order-disorder transition in graft block copolymers. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 232–241.

Sanford, M. J.; Van Zee, N. J.; Coates, G. W. Reversible-deactivation anionic alternating ring-opening copolymerization of epoxides and cyclic anhydrides: access to orthogonally functionalizable multiblock aliphatic polyesters. Chem. Sci20179, 134–142.

Ewert, T. R.; Mannion, A. M.; Coughlin, M. L; Macosko, C. W.; Bates, F. S. Influence of rheology on renewable pressure-sensitive adhesives from a triblock copolymer. Journal of Rheology 2018, 62, 161.

Gu, L.; Nessim, E. E.; Macosko, C. W. Reactive compatibilization of poly(lactic acid)/polystyrene blends and its application to preparation of hierarchically porous poly(lactic acid). Polymer 2018, 134, 104–116.


McClintock, M. K.; Wang, J.; Zhang, K. Application of nonphosphorylative metabolism as an alternative for utilization of lignocellulosic biomass. Front Microbiol. 2017, 8, 2310.

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

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.

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. 2017, 56, 14366–14372.

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.; Dunbar, 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.

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.

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, 26, 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 concentrations. 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. Primary data available here.

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.

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. 201756, 725–728 Primary data available here.

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, 58, 28–36.


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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. Metab. Eng. 2016, 38, 285–292.

Alzate-Sánchez, 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.

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

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, 11872–11876.

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, 133, 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.

Jambunathan, P.; Zhang, K. Engineered biosynthesis of biodegradable polymers. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 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. Macromolecules 2016, 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, 7106–7110.

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.

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.

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.

Schneiderman, D. K.; Hillmyer, M. A. Aliphatic polyester block polymer design. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 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 Macro Lett. 20165, 515−518.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 1215–1224.

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 2016529, 190–194.

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.​ 20165, 181–184.


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, 12233–12245.

Vorselaars, B.; Stasiak, P.; Matsen, M. W. Field-theoretic simulation of block copolymers at experimentally relevant molecular weights. Macromolecules 201548, 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, 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. Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 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, 5499–5505.

Panthani, T. R.; Bates, F. S. Crystalization and mechanical properties of poly(L-lactide)-based rubbery/semicrystalline multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules 201548, 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, 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, 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. Polym. Chem. 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. Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 1231–1234.

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Isosorbide-based polymethacrylates. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng2015, 3, 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. Angew. Chem. 201554, 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.


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, 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.

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. Commun. 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, 752–758.

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. 2013, 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.


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.; 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.

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.


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. 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 Chem. 2012, 14, 490–494.

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.

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.


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.


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, 1, 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.


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.