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Article: Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)s with Imidazole End Groups Prepared by Radical Polymerization in the Presence of a Styryl Monomer Containing a Dithioester Group

A paper has been published in Macromolecules outlining the use of a branched raft agent to synthesise highly branched PNIPAM polymers by both reversible-addition fragmentation transfer and self condensing vinyl polymerisation at the same time.

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Article: Manipulating the Thermoresponsive Behavior of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). 1. On the Conformational Behavior of a Series of N-Isopropylacrylamide−Styrene Statistical Copolymers

Choong Kooi Chee, Stephen Rimmer, Daniel Shaw, I. Soutar and L. Swanson have published an article in Macromolecules.

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Publication: The enzymatic synthesis of some functional oligomers based on caprolactone or vinyl acetate repeat structures

S Carter, A Kavros and S Rimmer have published some of their latest research as they prepare functional oligomers that catalyse partial hydrolysis of bacterial lipases. The paper is available at Reactive and Functional Polymers.

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Publication: Physicochemical and Antibacterial Characterization of a Novel Fluorapatite Coating

A new paper by Dr Katsikogianni has just been published in ACS Omega, written with colleagues at the University of Leeds and Michigan. The paper outlines antibacterial properties in a fluorapatite coating and can be found at the ACS Omega site here.

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