Mathias Destarac

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Narrowly distributed poly(N-vinyl caprolactam) obtained by the MADIX/RAFT process was used for the preparation of novel thermoresponsive gold nanoparticles presenting a sharp reversible response to temperature, which can be easily modulated near the physiological temperature by simply changing the polymer molecular weight or concentration.
Hybrid polyion complex (HPIC) micelles are nanoaggregates obtained by complexation of multivalent metal ions by double hydrophilic block copolymers (DHBC). Solutions of DHBC such as the poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(acrylamide) (PAA-b-PAM) or poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(2-hydroxyethylacrylate) (PAA-b-PHEA), constituted of an ionizable complexing block and(More)
Aqueous suspensions of highly stable Mg/Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticles were obtained via a direct and fully colloidal route using asymmetric poly(acrylic acid)-b-poly(acrylamide) (PAA-b-PAM) double hydrophilic block copolymers (DHBCs) as growth and stabilizing agents. We showed that hybrid polyion complex (HPIC) micelles constituted of(More)
This Review provides comprehensive guidelines for the design of CO2-philic copolymers through an exhaustive and precise coverage of factors governing the solubility of different classes of polymers. Starting from computational calculations describing the interactions of CO2 with various functionalities, we describe the phase behavior in sc-CO2 of the main(More)
The functionalization of phosphorus-containing dendrimers was easily achieved through thioacylation reactions involving new dendrimers capped with dithioester end groups and various functionalized amines. These reactions were successfully applied to the first generation (12 end groups) and the third generation of the dendrimer (48 end groups) and allowed(More)
A first generation phosphorus-containing dendrimer with twelve terminal benzyl dithiobenzoate functions was designed and subsequently used as a multifunctional agent to derive hybrid star copolymers consisting of a dendritic core surrounded by twelve polystyrene branches by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT).
The cationic borohydrido lanthanide complex [Nd(BH4)2(THF)5][B(C6F5)4]1, prepared from the reaction of Nd(BH4)3(THF)3 with [HNMe2Phl[B(C6F5)4], is highly active towards isoprene polymerisation upon activation with Al(i-Bu)3, whereas the in situ prepared ternary catalytic combination Nd(BH4)3(THF)3/[HNMe2Ph][B(C6F5)4]/Al(i-Bu)3, albeit less active, displays(More)
An enhancement of poly(vinyl ester) solubility in supercritical carbon dioxide (sc-CO(2)) can be achieved by decreasing the strength of the polymer-polymer interactions. To demonstrate this, a library of statistical copolymers of vinyl acetate and vinyl trifluoroacetate was synthesized by RAFT/MADIX polymerization with varying compositions at a given(More)