Andrew B. Lowe

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The merits of thiol-click chemistry and its potential for making new forays into chemical synthesis and materials applications are described. Since thiols react to high yields under benign conditions with a vast range of chemical species, their utility extends to a large number of applications in the chemical, biological, physical, materials and engineering(More)
Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) is a thermoresponsive polymer that has been widely investigated for drug delivery. Herein, we report conditions facilitating the controlled, room-temperature RAFT polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM). The key to success is the appropriate choice of both a suitable RAFT chain transfer agent (CTA) and initiating(More)
Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization has been the focus of intensive research over the past few years since this methodology allows the synthetic tailoring of macromolecules with complex architectures including block, graft, comb, and star structures with predetermined molecular weight, terminal functionality, and narrow(More)
Current multimedia systems are clouded in their distinction between raw data, the information represented by that data, the structure of the data, and the inter-relationships between the data. Similarly, development paradigms for information systems do not typically take into account issues beyond the immediate functionality of the given system. This(More)
Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide) (PHPMA) is a nonimmunogenic, neutral-hydrophilic polymer currently employed in the delivery of anticancer drugs. Herein, we report conditions that facilitate the direct, controlled RAFT polymerization of HPMA in aqueous media. We demonstrate that the use of 4-cyanopentanoic acid dithiobenzoate and(More)
Homo- and heterochiral poly(mandelic acid)s (PMDAs) were synthesized under strongly acidic, mildly acidic, and nonacidic conditions. The water-soluble fractions of these polymers were evaluated with respect to their inhibitory activity against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). Polymers were prepared via a step-growth mechanism, yielding linear(More)
Herein we disclose a facile method for the preparation of (co)polymer-stabilized transition metal colloids, via the "grafting-to" approach. The method takes advantage of the fact that (co)polymers synthesized in aqueous media, in a controlled fashion, via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer bear thiocarbonylthio end groups. These are readily(More)
The first example of highly efficient sequential thiol-ene/thiol-yne reactions conducted in an orthogonal manner is presented and its broad application in the synthesis of polyfunctional materials demonstrated. The anionic chain mechanism of the phosphine-mediated thiol-ene reaction is highlighted, as is the radical-mediated thiol-yne reaction. Kinetic data(More)
Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization is one of the most extensively studied reversible deactivation radical polymerization methods for the production of well-defined polymers. After polymerization, the RAFT agent end-group can easily be converted into a thiol, opening manifold opportunities for thiol modification reactions.(More)