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Publications from 2017

Inam, M; Cambridge, G.; Pitto-Barry, A.; Laker, Z. P. L.; Wilson, N. R.; Mathers, R. T.; Dove, A.; O’Reilly, R. 1D vs. 2D shape selectivity in the crystallization-driven self-assembly of polylactide block copolymers, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4223-4230. DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00641A.


Soxman, A.; DeLuca, J.; Kinlough, K.; Iwig, D. F.; Mathers, R. T.  Functionalization of Citrate Polyesters with B Vitamins Using Fischer Esterification, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 3308-3316.


Saini, P. K.; Fiorani, G.; Mathers, R. T.; Williams, C. K. Zinc versus Magnesium: Orthogonal Catalyst Reactivity in Selective Polymerizations of Epoxides, Bio-Derive Anhydrides and Carbon Dioxide, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 4260-4265 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605690.s)


Jezowski, S.; Yennawar, H.; Wonderling, N.; Mathers, R. T.; Schatschneider, B. Unexpected Physical Properties and Phase Transitions in Saturated and Unsaturated Crystalline Bicyclic Anhydrides: A Relationship between Intermolecular Close Contacts, Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 19, 276-282.


Publications from 2015-2016

Yildirim, E.; Dakshinamoorthy, D.; Peretic, M.; Pasquinelli, M. A.; Mathers, R. T.  Synthetic Design of Polyester Electrolytes Guided by Hydrophobicity Calculations, Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (20), 7868–7876 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01452).


Waggel, J.; Mathers, R. T. Quantifying Hydrophobicity During Post Polymer Modification of Polyethylenimine with Citrate Esters, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 62884-62889 (DOI: 10.1039/C6RA14953G)


Silverberg, L. J.; Coyle, D. J. Cannon, K. C.; Mathers, R. T.; Richards, J. A.  Azeotropic Preparation of a C-Phenyl N-Aryl Imine: An Introductory Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Experiment, Journal of Chemical Education, 2016, 93 (5), 941-944.


Magneau, A. J. D.; Richards, J. A.; Pasquinelli, M. A.; Savin, D. A.; Mathers, R. T. Systematic Insights from Medicinal Chemistry to Discern the Nature of Polymer Hydrophobicity. Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (19), 7230-7236.


Lewis, S. P.; Dakshinamoorthy, D.; Mathers, R. T.; Moving Towards Greener Cationic Polymerizations. In Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control. Khalaf, M. N. Ed.  CRC Press, 2015.


Publications from 2014

Halpern, J. M.; Urbanski, R.; Weinstock, A. K.; Iwig, D. F.; Mathers, R. T.; von Recum, H.  A Biodegradable Thermoset Polymer Made by Esterification of Citric Acid and Glycerol.  J. Biomed. Mat. Res.: Part A, 2014, 102, 1467-1477.


Dakshinamoorthy, D.; Weinstock, A. K.; Damodaran, K.; Iwig, D. F.; Mathers, R. T.  Diglycerol Based Polyesters: Melt Polymerization with Phellandrene Anhydrides.  ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, (DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402249).


Schröder, K.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Noonan, K. J.; Mathers, R. T. Towards Sustainable Polymer Chemistry with Metal-Based Catalysts. Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1673-1686 (Themed issued on sustainable polymers).


Dakshinamoorthy, D.; Lewis, S. P.; Cavazza, M. P.; Hoover, A. P.; Damodaran, K.; Iwig, D. F.; Mathers, R. T.  “Streamlining the Conversion of Biomass to Bicyclic Polyesters using Continuous Flow.  Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1774-1783 (Themed issue on sustainable polymers).


Hand, N.; Mathers, R. T.; Damodaran, K.; Lewis, S. P. Bulk and Solution Polymerization of Isobutene Using Tris(pentafluorophenyl)gallium and Tris(pentafluorophenyl) aluminum.  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53, 2718-2725.


Schatschneider, B.; Mathers, R. T.; Gee, R.; Wonderling, N.  Exploration of the Transition Temperatures and Crystal Structure of Crystalline Poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene):  An Experimental and Computational Investigation. Polymer, 2014, 55, 6085-6090.


Landis, F. A.; March, S. R.; Dakshinamoorthy, D.; Mathers, R. T.  Crystallization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) in Blends with Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid) Copolymers.  Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 215, 153-162.


Publications from 2013

Halpern, J. M.; Urbanski, R.; Weinstock, A. K.; Mathers, R. T.; von Recum, H.  A Biodegradable Thermoset Polymer Made by Esterification of Citric Acid and Glycerol. 

J. Biomed. Mat. Res.: Part A, 2013 (DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.34821).


Mao, X.; Mathers, R. T.; Damodaran, K.  NMR Spectroscopic and Computational Investigations of RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3 Catalyzed Isomerization of 1,4-Cyclohexadiene J. Organomet. Chem. 2013, 741, 15-19.


Reisberg, S.; Hurley, H.; Mathers, R. T.; Tanski, J.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.  Lactide cyclopolymerization kinetics, X-ray structure and solution dynamics of (t-Bu-SalAmEE)Al and a cautionary tale of polymetalate formation. Macromolecules, 2013, 46 (9), 3273-3279.


Damodaran, K.; Mathers, R. T.; Lewis, S. P.  Greener, cleaner preparation of high molecular weight polyisobutene. J. Green Materials, 2013, 1 (3), 161-175.


Mathers, R. T.; Magneau, A. J. D.; Schröder, K.; Matyjaszewski, K.  Overview of Controlled/Living Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers.  Wiley-VCH: 2013 (in press).


Publications from 2012

Weil, J.; Mathers, R. T.; Getzler, Y. D. Y. L.  Lactide cyclopolymerization by an alumitrane-inspired catalyst. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 1118-1121.


Mathers, R. T.; Lewis, S. P.  Aqueous cationic olefin polymerization using tris(pentafluorophenyl)gallium and aluminum.  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 1325-1332.


Mathers, R. T.  How well can renewable resources mimic commodity monomers and polymers? J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 1-15. (Invited Highlight).


Schröder, K.; Mathers, R. T.; Buback, J.; Konkolewicz, D.; Magneau, A. J. D.; Matyjaszewski, K.  Substituted Tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Ligands for Highly Active ATRP Catalysts. ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1 (8), 1037–1040.


Kwak, Y.; Mathers, R. T.; Matyjaszewski, K.  Critical evaluation of microwave effect on radical (co)polymerizations.  Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, 33, 80-86.


Publications from Penn State 2006-2011

Delancey, J. M.; Cavazza, M. D.; Rendos, M. G.; Ulisse, C. J.; Palumbo, S. G.; Mathers, R. T.  Sustainable method for controlling cross-linking in thermosets via chain transfer with monoterpenes.  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2011, 49, 3719-3727.


Mathers, R. T.; Shreve, M. J.; Meyler, E.; Damodaran, K.; Iwig, D. F.; Kelley, D. J.  Synthesis and polymerization of renewable 1,3-cyclohexadiene using metathesis, isomerization, and cascade reactions with late-metal catalysts. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2011, 32, 1338-1342. (Invited paper)


Lewis, S. P.; Mathers, R. T. Advances in Acid Mediated Polymerizations.  In Renewable Polymers, Synthesis, Technology and Processing; Vikas, M., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: New York, 2011, pp 69-173.


Mathers, R. T.; Meier, M. A. R., Why are Green Polymerization Methods Relevant to Society, Industry, and Academics?  In Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction.  Mathers, R. T., Meier, M. A. R., Eds.  Wiley-VCH: 2011, 1-7.


Lewis, S. P.; Mathers, R. T. Monoterpenes as polymerization solvents and monomers in polymer chemistry.  In Green Polymerization Methods: Renewable Starting Materials, Catalysis and Waste Reduction.  Mathers, R. T., Meier, M. A. R., Eds.  Wiley-VCH: 2011.


Mathers, R. T. Ring-opening metathesis polymerizations and acyclic diene metathesis polymerizations with homogeneous ruthenium and molybdenum catalysts and initiators.  In Handbook of Transition Metal Polymerization Catalysts.  Hoff, R., Mathers, R. T., Eds.  Wiley & Sons: New York, 2010; pp 513-536.


Mathers, R. T.; Damodaran, K.; Rendos, M. G.; Lavrich, M. S.  Functional hyperbranched polymers using ring opening metathesis polymerizations of dicyclopentadiene with monoterpenes.  Macromolecules 2009, 42, 1512-1518.


Damodaran, K.; Dhumal, N. R.; Mathers, R. T.  Ab initio analysis of the local coordination environment of oligomers derived from polymerizing 5-Norbornene-2-Carboxylic acid.  THEOCHEM  2008, 867, 5-9.


Mathers, R. T.; LeBlond, C.; Damodaran, K.; Kushner, D. I.; Schram, V. A.  A general polymerization method using hydroalkoxylation and hydrocarboxylation reactions catalyzed by triflic acid.    Macromolecules 2008, 41, 524-526.


Mathers, R. T.; Damodaran, K.  Renewable chain transfer agents for metallocene polymerizations: The effects of chiral monoterpenes on the polyolefin molecular weight and isotacticity.  J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2007, 45, 3150-3165.


Mathers, R. T.; McMahon, K. C.; Damodaran, K.; Retarides, C. J.; Kelley, D. J.  Ring open metathesis polymerizations in d-limonene: a renewable polymerization solvent and chain transfer agent for the synthesis of alkene macromonomers.  Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8982 - 8986.


Publications from Cornell University

Yoon, J.; Mathers, R. T.; Coates, G. W.; Thomas, E. L.  Optically Transparent and High Molecular Weight Polyolefin Block Copolymers toward Self-Assembled Photonic Band Gap Materials.  Macromolecules 2006, 39, 1913-1919.


Fetters, L.J.; Lee, J.H.; Mathers, R.T.; Hustad, P.D.; Coates, G.W.; Archer, L.A.; Rucker, S.P.; Lohse, D.J. Influence of syndiotactic propylene units on the rheological parameters of poly(ethylene-propylene) copolymers.  Macromolecules 2005, 38, 10061-10066.


De Rosa, Claudio; Circelli, Teresa; Auriemma, Finizia; Mathers, Robert T.; Coates, Geoffrey W.  Structure and Physical Properties of Syndiotactic Polypropylene from Living Polymerization with Bis(phenoxyimine)-Based Titanium Catalysts.    Macromolecules  2004, 37(24),  9034-9047.


Radulescu, A.; Mathers, R. T.; Coates, G. W.; Richter, D.; Fetters, L. J.  A SANS study of the self-assembly in solution of syndio-polypropylene homopolymers and syndio-polypropylene-block-poly(ethylene-co-propylene) diblock copolymers.  Macromolecules 2004, 37, 6962-6971.


Kameoka, J.; Ilic, R.; Czaplewski, D.; Mathers, R. T.; Coates, G. W.; Craighead, H. G.  Fabrication of blended polyphenylenevinylene nanowires by scanned electrospinning.    J. Photopolym. Sci.Technol. 2004, 17, 421-426.


Mathers, R. T.; Coates, G. W.  An efficient cross-metathesis functionalization of polyolefinsChem. Commun. 2004, 422-423.


Czaplewski, D.; Kameoka, J.; Mathers, R. T.; Coates, G. W.; Craighead, H. G.  Nanofluidic channels with elliptical cross sections formed using a nonlithographic process.  Appl. Phys. Lett. 2003, 83, 4836-4838.


Kameoka, J.; Orth, R.; Yang, Y.; Czaplewski, D.; Mathers, R.; Coates, G.; Craighead, H. G.  A scanning tip electrospinning source for deposition of oriented nanofibers. Nanotechnology 2003, 14, 1124-1129.


Publications from The University of Akron

Quirk, R. P.; Cheong, T.-H.; Gomochak, D. L.; Yoo, T.; Andes, K. T.; Mathers, R. T.  Recent advances in the anionic synthesis of chain-end functionalized polymers.  Macromol. Symp. 2003, 195, 69-74.


Quirk, R. P.; Mathers, R. T.; Cregger, T.; Foster, M. D.  Anionic Synthesis of Block Copolymer Brushes Grafted from a 1,1-Diphenylethylene Monolayer.  Macromolecules 2002, 35, 9964-9974.


Penn, L. S.; Huang, H.; Sindkhedkar, M. D.; Chittenden, K.; Quirk, R. P.; Mathers, R. T.; Lee, Y.  Formation of Tethered Nanolayers: Three Regimes of Kinetics. Macromolecules 2002, 35, 7054-7066.


Quirk, R. P.; Mathers, R. T.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Arnould, M. A. Investigation of Ethylene Oxide Oligomerization during Functionalization of Poly(styryl)lithium Using MALDI-TOF MS and NMR. Macromolecules 2002, 35, 2912-2918.


Quirk, R. P.; Mathers, R. T.; Ma, J.-J.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Arnould, M. A.     Reaction of polymeric organolithium compounds with ethylene oxide in hydrocarbon solution: determination of extent of oligomerization.  Macromol. Symp. 2002, 183, 17-22.


Quirk, R. P.; Mathers, R. T.  Surface-initiated living anionic polymerization of isoprene using a 1,1-diphenylethylene derivative and functionalization with ethylene oxide. Polym. Bull. 2001, 45, 471.


Kisliuk, A.; Mathers, R. T.; Sokolov, A. P. Crossover in dynamics of polymeric liquids: back to TllJ. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2000, 38, 2785-2790.


Publication from LORD Corporation

Jolly, M. R.; Bender, J. W.; Mathers, R. T.  Indirect Measurements of Microstructure Development in Magnetorheological Fluids.  Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 1999, 13, 2036-2043.