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  1. Strong, Rebondable, Dynamic Cross-Linked Cellulose Nanocrystal Polymer Nanocomposite Adhesives,” Elvis Cudjoe, Katie M. Herbert, and Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018


    Nanocomposite adhesive films have been prepared via the oxidation of a thiol-endcapped semicrystalline oligomer with varying amounts of thiol-functionalized CNCs. Stronger substrate-bonding was achieved at temperatures where the disulfide bonds are dynamic. The 30 wt % nanocomposite adhesive was compared to some common commercially available adhesives and showed significantly stronger shear strengths when bonded to metal.

  2. Topological Effects in Isolated Poly[n]catenanes: Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Rouse Mode Analysis,” P.M. Rauscher, S.J. Rowan, JJ de Pablo. ACS Macro Letters, 7, 938-943, 2018


    Molecular dynamics simulations of isolated poly[n]catenanes have been conducted, along with a Rouse mode analysis. At large length scales poly[n]catenanes do not relax much slower than isolated linear polymers and are less strongly impacted by increased segmental stiffness.

  3. “A Versatile Colorimetric Probe based on Thiosemicarbazide‚ÄďAmine Proton Transfer,” Celine Calvino, Marek Piechowicz, Stuart J. Rowan, Stephen Schrettl, and Christoph Weder. Chemistry: A European Journal, 24, 7369-7373, 2018

  4. Open-to-Air RAFT Polymerization in Complex Solvents: From Whisky to Fermentation Broth,” Deborah K. Schneiderman, Jeffrey M. Ting , Anatolii A. Purchel, Ron Miranda, Jr., Matthew V. Tirrell, Theresa M. Reineke, and Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Macro Letters, 7, 406-411, 2018


    in situ enzyme degassing to facilitate open-to-air RAFT polymerization of hydroxyethyl acrylate in beer, wine, liquor, and fermentation broth.

  5. “Thanks Tim, from ACS Macro Letters! ,” Stuart J. Rowan. ACS Macro Lett., 7, 105-106, 2018

  6. “Poly[n]catenanes: Synthesis of molecular interlocked chains,” Qiong Wu, Phillip M. Rauscher, Xiaolong Lang, Rudy J. Wojtecki, Juan J. de Pablo, Michael J. A. Hore, Stuart J. Rowan. Science, 30 Nov, 2017

  7. “50th Anniversary Perspective: Solid-State Multistimuli, Multiresponsive Polymeric Materials,” Herbert, K.M.; Schrettl, S.; Rowan, S.J.; Weder, C. . Macromolecules, 50, 8845-8870, 2017

  8. “Nano-emulsions and nano-latexes stabilized by hydrophobically functionalized cellulose nanocrystals,” Zhang, Y.; Karimkhani, V.; Makowski, B.; Samaranayake, G.; Rowan S.J.. Macromolecules, 50, 6032-6042, 2017

  9. “Biomimetic Reversible Heat-Stiffening Polymer Nanocomposites,” Cudjoe, E.; Khani, S.; Way, A.E.; Hore, M.J.A.; Maia, J.; Rowan, S.J.. ACS Central Sci., 3, 886-694, 2017

  10. “The effect of sterics and degree of crosslinking on the mechanical properties of dynamic poly(alkylurea-urethane) networks,” Zhang, L.; Rowan, S.J.. Macromolecules, 50, 5051-5060, 2017

  11. “Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanocomposite Fibers of Collagen-Cellulose Nanocrystals by Co-electrocompaction,” Cudjoe, E.; Younesi, M.; Cudjoe, E.; Akkus, O.A.; Rowan, S.J.. Biomacromolecules, 18, 1259-1267, 2017

  12. “Five Years of ACS Macro Letters ,” Lodge T.P.; Rowan S.J.. Five Years of ACS Macro Letters, 6, 66-67, 2017

  13. “Miscanthus Giganteus: A commercially viable sustainable source of cellulose nanocrystals,” Cudjoe, E.; Hunsen, M.; Xue, Z.; Way, A.E.; Barrios, E.; Olson, R.A.; Hore, M.J.A.; Rowan, S.J.. Carbohydrate Polymers, 155, 230-241, 2017

  14. “Trapping Dynamic Disulfide Bonds in the Hard Segments of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers,” Zhang, L.; Chen, L.; Rowan, S.J.. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 218, 1600320 (1-10), 2017

  15. “Stimuli-responsive Reversible Two-Level Adhesion from a Structurally Dynamic Shape Memory Polymer,” Michal, B.T.; Spencer, E.J.; Rowan, S.J.. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 11041-11049, 2016

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