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Rangamani, A.; Alabi, C. A. Effect of backbone and end-group regioisomerism on thermomechanical properties of vanillin-based polyurethane networks. Polym. Chem. 2021 Advance Article.

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, Advance Article. 

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 Article ASAP.

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.

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 Catalysis 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 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.
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.

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. C. 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 Research 2020, 173, 115551.

Nomura, K.; Peng, X.; Kim, H.; Jin, K.; Kim, H.-J.; Bratton, A.; Bond, C. R.; Broman, A.; 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.; Padilla Velez, 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 thio-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. S.; 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. Carbohydrate Polymers 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.; Lundberg, D.; 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.; Franke, J. E.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Blank, David 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, 1432–1444.

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, 184901.

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 Jr., R. A. Unraveling substituent effects on the glass transition temperatures of biorenewable polyesters. Nature Communications 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.  Journal of 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. T. 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.; Bond, J. Q.; Reineke, T. M.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Multi-functional 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. Metabolic Engineering 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 Jr., R.; 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. A 2018, 56, 1020–1026.

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.

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spencer, R. K. W.; Varselaars, B.; Matsen, M. W. Continuous thermodynamic integration in field-theoretic simulations of structured polymers. Macromol. Theory Simul. 2017, 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 conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 7689–7692.

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


Fahnhorst, G. W.; Swingen, Z. J.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Blaquiere, C. S.; Wentzel, M. T.; Wissinger, J. E. Synthesis and study of sustainable polymers in the organic chemistry laboratory: An inquiry-based experiment exploring the effects of size and composition on the properties of renewable block polymers. Green Chemistry Experiments in Undergraduate Laboratories 2016, 51, 123–147.

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

Longo, J. M.; Sanford, M. J.; Coates, G. W. Ring-opening copolymerization of epoxides and cyclic anhydrides with discrete metal complexes: Structure–property relationships. Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 15167–15197. 

Stasiw, D. E.; Mandal, M.; Neisen, B. D.; Mitchell, L. A.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Why so slow? Mechanistic insights from studies of a poor catalyst for polymerization of ε-caprolactone. Inorg. Chem. 201656, 725–728 Primary data available here.

Todd, A. D.; McEneany, R. J.; Topolkaraev, V. A.; Macosko, C. W.; Hillmyer, M. A. Reactive compatibilizaton of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and high-denisty polyethylene using amino-telechelic polyethylene. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8898–8994.

Moughton, A. O.; Sagawa, T.; Yin, L.; Lodge, T. P.; Hillmyer, M.A. Multicompartment micelles by aqueous self-assemby of μ-A(BC)n miktobrush terpolymers. ACS Omega 2016, 1, 1027-1033.

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

Beardsley, T. M.; Matsen, M. W. Universality between experiment and simulation of a diblock copolymer melt. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2016, 117, 217801.

Neitzel, A. E.; Haversang, T. J.; Hillmyer, M. A. Organocatalytic cationic ring-opening polymerization of a cyclic hemiacetal ester. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 11747–11755.

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

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

Alzate-Sanchez, D. M.; Smith, B. J.; Alsbaiee, A.; Hinestroza, J. P.; Dichtel, W. R. Cotton fabric functionalized with a β-cyclodextrin polymer captures organic pollutants from contaminated air and water. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 8340–8346.

Spanjers, C. S.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Wang, J. Z.; Wang, J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Zhang, K.; Dauenhauer, P. J. Branched diol monomers from the sequential hydrogenation of renewable carboxylic acids. ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 3031–3035.

Brutman, J. P.; De Hoe, G. X.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Le, T. N.; Hillmyer, M. A. Renewable, degradable, and chemically recyclable cross-linked elastomers. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 11097–11106. Primary data available here.

Wang, J.; Niyompanich, S.; Tai, Y.-S.; Wang, J.; Bai, W.; Mahida, P.; Gao, T.; Zhang, K. Engineering of a highly efficient escherichia coli strain for mevalonate fermentation through chromosomal integration. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2016, 82, 7176–7184. Primary data available here.

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

Sanford, M.; Carrodeguas, L. P.; Van Zee, N. J.; Kleij, A. W.; Coates, G. W. Alternating copolymerization of propylene oxide and cyclohexene oxide with tricyclic anhydrides: Access to partially renewable aliphatic polyesters with high glass transition temperature. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6394–6400.

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

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

O’Connor, K. S.; Watts, A.; Vaidya, T.; Lapointe, A. M.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Coates, G. W. Controlled chain walking for the synthesis of thermoplastic polyolefin elastomers: Synthesis, structure, and properties. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6743–6751.

Cheng, C.; Watts, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Hartwig, J. F. Polysilylether: A degradable polymer from biorenewable feedstocks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 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. M.; 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 MacroLett. 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 MacroLett. 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 MacroLett. 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.; 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 2016. 529, 190–194.

Tiegs, B. J.; Sarkar, S.; Condo Jr., A. M.; Keresztes, I.; Coates, G. W. Rapid determination of polymer stereoregularity using band-selective 2D HSQC. ACS Macro Lett.​ 20165, 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, 4529-4540.

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

Auriemma, F.; De Rosa, C.; Di Caprio, M. R.; Di Girolamo, R.; Ellis, W. C.; Coates, G. W. Stereocomplexed poly(limonen carbonate): A unique example of the cocrystallization of amorphous enantiomeric polymers. Angewandte Chemie 2015, 127, 1231–1234.

Gallagher, J. J.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Reineke, T. M. Isosorbide-based polymethacrylates. ACS Sustainable Chem. 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. Angewandte Chemie 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 Jr., E.; Xie, R.; Ewoldt, R. H.; Morgret, L. D.; Bates, F.; Macosko, C. W. A critical gel fluid with high extensibility: The rheology of chewing gum. J. Rheol.  2014, 58, 821–838.

Vaidya, T.; Klimovica, K.; LaPointe, A. M.; Keresztes, I.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Daugulis, O.; Coates, G. W. Secondary alkene insertion and precision chain-walking: A new route to semicrystalline “polyethylene” from underutilized α-olefins by combining two rare catalytic events. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7213–7216.

Van Zee, N. J.; Coates, G. W. Alternating copolymerization of dihydrocoumarin and epoxides catalyzed by chromium salen complexes: A new route to functional polyesters. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 6322–6325.

Ellis, W. C.; Jung, Y.; Mulzer, M.; Di Girolamo, R.; Lobkovsky, E. B.; Coates, G. W. Copolymerization of CO2 and meso epoxides using enantioselective β-diiminate catalysts: A route to highly isotactic polycarbonates. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4004–4011.

Xiong, M.; Schneiderman, D. K.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Zhang, K. Scalable production of mechanically tunable block polymers from sugar. PNAS. 2014, 111, 8357–8362.

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

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

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

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

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

Schneiderman, D. K.; Gilmer, C.; Wentzel, M. T.; Martello, M. T.; Kubo, T.; Wissinger, J. E. Sustainable polymers in the organic chemistry laboratory: Synthesis and characterization of a renewable polymer from δ-decalactone and L-lactide. J. Chem. Educ. 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.; Lima, H. V.; Johnson, M.; Marell, J.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. Understanding the polymerization mechanism of ε-caprolactone catalyzed by aluminum salen complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 13692–13701.

Knight, S. C.; Schaller, C. P; Tolman, W. B.; Hillmyer, M. A. Renewable carvone-based polyols for use in polyurethane thermosets. RSC Adv. 2013, 3, 20399–20404.

Lee, I.; Bates, F. S. Synthesis, structure, and properties of alternating and random poly(styrene-b-butadiene) multiblock copolymers. Macromolecules 2013, 64, 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. The roles of monomer binding and alkoxide nucleophilicity in aluminum-catalyzed polymerization of ε-caprolactone. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 5387–5396.

Touris, A.; Lee, S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. Synthesis of tri- and multiblock polymers with asymmetric poly(ethylene oxide) end-blocks. ACS Macro Lett. 2012, 1, 768–771.

Du, A.; Koo, D.; Theryo, G.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Cairncross, R. A. Water transport and clustering behavior in homopolymer and graft copolymer polylactide. J. Membrane Sci. 2012, 396, 50–56.

Miranda, M. O.; Pietrangelo, A.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Tolman, W. B. Catalytic decarbonylation of biomass-derived carboxylic acids as efficient route to commodity monomers. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, 490–494.

Martello, M. T.; Burns, A.; Hillmyer, M. A. Bulk ring-opening transesterification polymerization of the renewable delta-decalactone using an organocatalyst. ACS MacroLetters 2012, 1, 131–135.

Gramlich, W. M.; Theryo, G.; Hillmyer, M. A. Copolymerization of isoprene and hydroxyl containing monomers by controlled radical and emulsion methods. Polymer Chemistry 2012, 3, 1510–1516.


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, 6, 870–877.

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

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


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.