Design, synthesis and application of uniquely derived polymeric materials; where control over architecture, functionality and reactivity are central to their application in the field of nanotechnology. Interdisciplinary research bridging the interface between synthetic, polymer and catalysis chemistry, allowing for the development of materials that are of importance in medical, materials and nanoscience applications.
'Giant Surfactants' Created by the Fast and Efficient Functionalization of a DNA Tetrahedron with a Temperature-Responsive Polymer, T. Wilks, J. Bath, Jan de Vries, J. Raymond, A. Herrmann, A.J. Turberfield, R.K. O'Reilly, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8561-8572.
New functional handle for use as a self-reporting contrast and delivery agent in nanomedicine, M. Robin, A.B. Mabire, J. Damborsky, E. Thom, U. Winzer-Serhan, J. Raymond, R.K. O'Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9518–9524.
Hollow Block Copolymer Nanoparticles through a Spontaneous One-Step Structural Reorganization, N. Petzetakis, M. Robin, J.P. Patterson, E. Kelley, P. Cotanda, P.H.H. Bomans, N. Sommerdijk, A.P. Dove, T.H. Epps, III and R.K. O'Reilly, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 1120 - 1128.
Biomimetic Radical Polymerization via Cooperative Assembly of Segregating Templates, R. McHale, J.P. Patterson, P.B. Zetterlund, R.K. O'Reilly, Nature Chemistry, 2012, 4, 491-497.
Molecular recognition driven catalysis using polymeric nanoreactors, P. Cotanda and R.K. O'Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10280-10282.
Programmable one-pot multistep organic synthesis using DNA junctions, M. McKee, P. Milnes, J. Bath, E. Stulz, R.K. O’Reilly, A.J. Turberfield, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 1446-1449.
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