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.
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.
Additive-free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine-Norbornene Chemistry, C. F. Hansell, P. Espeel, M. M. Stamenovic, I. A. Barker, A. P. Dove, F. E. Du Prez, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 13828-13831.
Self-assembly of Hydrophilic Homopolymers: A Matter of End Groups, J. Du, H. Willcock, J.P. Patterson, R. K. O'Reilly, Small, 2011, 7, 2070-2080.
Cylindrical Micelles of Controlled Length from the Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Poly(lactide)-Containing Block Copolymers, N. Petzetakis, A.P. Dove, R. K. O'Reilly, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 955-960.
Multi-step DNA Templated Reactions for the Synthesis of Functional Sequence Controlled Oligomers, M. McKee, P. Milnes, J. Bath, E. Stulz, A. J. Turberfield, R.K. O'Reilly, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 7948-7951.
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