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The evolution of cyclopropenium ions into functional polyelectrolytes
The facile synthesis of a series of polymers and nanoparticles based on monomeric cyclopropenium building blocks incorporating various functional groups that affect physical properties are demonstrated, rendering this class of new materials as an attractive alternative to develop ion-conducting membranes. Expand
Clickable Poly(ionic liquids): A Materials Platform for Transfection.
A post-polymerization click reaction is reported that provides facile access to trisaminocyclopropenium (TAC) ion-functionalized macromolecules of various architectures, which are the first class of polyelectrolytes that bear a formal charge on carbon. Expand
Stimulated Raman scattering of polymer nanoparticles for multiplexed live-cell imaging.
A novel nanoparticle-based imaging strategy is introduced that couples biocompatible organic nanoparticles and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy and the Raman-active polymer dots are nontoxic, rapidly enter various cell types, and are applied in multiplexed cell-type sorting. Expand
Impact of Electrostatic Interactions on the Self-Assembly of Charge-Neutral Block Copolyelectrolytes
The self-assembly of diblock copolymers (BCPs) comprising flexible polymer chains, driven by a balance of enthalpic and entropic forces, is well understood. If one of the blocks is a polyelectrolyt...
Functionalization of 3D covalent organic frameworks using monofunctional boronic acids
Abstract Co-crystallizing a monomer capable of forming a three-dimensional covalent organic framework (3D COF) with a truncated analog represents a robust strategy to functionalize the pores of theseExpand
Fully charged: Maximizing the potential of cationic polyelectrolytes in applications ranging from membranes to gene delivery through rational design
Polyelectrolytes have found utility across various applications in materials science, from electrochemical devices to biotechnology, due to their facile processing and tunable properties. ThroughExpand
Synthesis of Robust Surface-Charged Nanoparticles Based on Cyclopropenium Ions
We investigate synthetic strategies of cationic surface-charged nanoparticles using cyclopropenium-based (CP) monomers and block copolyelectrolytes (BCPEs) via surfactant-free emulsionExpand
Influence of Substituent Chain Branching on the Transfection Efficacy of Cyclopropenium-Based Polymers
These studies highlight the importance of exercising precise control over polymer structure, both in terms of backbone identity and substituent nature, and the necessity of a robust, modular platform from which to study them. Expand
Crosslinked colloids with cyclopropenium cations
Cyclopropenium-Based Biodegradable Polymers
Cationic polymers offer a wide range of potential biomedical applications. Often, these materials suffer from a lack of degradability under biological conditions, preventing their translation inExpand