Sumerlin Research Group

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Tomohiro Kubo, Kyle C. Bentz, Kristin C. Powell, C. Adrian Figg, Jeremy L. Swartz, Maxym Tansky, Anuj Chauhan, Daniel A. Savina and Brent S. Sumerlin “Modular and rapid access to amphiphilic homopolymers via successive chemoselective post-polymerization modification” Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8, 6028-6032. [Link]



  2. Charles P. Easterling, Tomohiro Kubo, Zachary M. Orr, Gail E. Fanucci and Brent S. Sumerlin “Synthetic upcycling of polyacrylates through organocatalyzed post-polymerization modification” Chemical Science 2017, 8, 7705-7709. [Link]



  3. Megan R. Hill, Elise Guégain, Johanna Tran, C. Adrian Figg, Andrew C. Turner†, Julien Nicolas, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Cyclic Ketene Acetals and Maleimides Affords Homogeneous Incorporation of Degradable Units” ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6, 1071-1077. [Link]



  4. Thomas E. Gartner III, Tomohiro Kubo, Youngmi Seo, Maxym Tansky, Lisa M. Hall, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Thomas H. Epps III “Domain Spacing and Composition Profile Behavior in Salt-Doped Cyclic vs Linear Block Polymer Thin Films: A Joint Experimental and Simulation Study” Macromolecules 2017, 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01338. [Link]



  5. Eva Blasco, Michael B. Sims, Anja S. Goldmann, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Christopher Barner-Kowollik “50th Anniversary Perspective: Polymer Functionalization” Macromolecules 2017, 50, 5215-5252. [Link]



  6. Yuan Liu, Weijia Hou, Hao Sun, Cheng Cui, Liqin Zhang, Ying Jiang, Yongxiang Wu, Yanyue Wang, Juan Li, Brent S. Sumerlin, Qiaoling Liu and Weihong Tan “Thiol–ene click chemistry: a biocompatible way for orthogonal bioconjugation of colloidal nanoparticles” Chemical Science 2017, 8, 6182-6187. [Link]



  7. William L. A. Brooks, Gertjan Vancoillie, Christopher P. Kabb, Richard Hoogenboom, Brent S. Sumerlin “Triply-Responsive Block Copolymers Combining pH-Responsive, Thermoresponsive, and Glucose-Responsive Behaviors” Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2017, 55, 2309-2317. [Link]



  8. Christopher S. O’Bryan, Tapomoy Bhattacharjee, Samuel Hart, Christopher P. Kabb, Kyle D. Schulze, Indrasena Chilakala, Brent S. Sumerlin, W. Gregory Sawyer, and Thomas E. Angelini “Self-assembled micro-organogels for 3D printing silicone structures” Science Advances 2017, 10.1126/sciadv.1602800. [Link]



  9. Bryan S. Tucker, McKenzie L. Coughlin, C. Adrian Figg, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Grafting-From Proteins Using Metal-Free PET–RAFT Polymerizations under Mild Visible-Light Irradiation” ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6, 452-457. [Link]



  10. Xiao Wang, C. Adrian Figg, Xiaoqing Lv, Yongqi Yang, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Zesheng An “Star Architecture Promoting Morphological Transitions during Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly” ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6, 337-342. [Link]



  11. C. Adrian Figg, Ashton N. Bartley, Tomohiro Kubo, Bryan S. Tucker, Ronald K. Castellano and Brent S. Sumerlin “Mild and efficient synthesis of ω,ω-heterodifunctionalized polymers and polymer bioconjugates” Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8, 2457-2461. [Link]



  12. Hao Sun, Christopher P. Kabb, Yuqiong Dai, Megan R. Hill, Ion Ghiviriga, Abhijeet P. Bapat and Brent S. Sumerlin “Macromolecular metamorphosis via stimulus-induced transformations of polymer architecture” Nature Chemistry 2017, 9, 817-823. [Link]



  13. Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Hao Sun, Christopher P. Kabb, Bryan S. Tucker, James H. Matthews, Hendrik Luesch and Brent S. Sumerlin “Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide)–valproic acid conjugates as block copolymer nanocarriers” Polymer Chemistry 2017, 10.1039/C7PY00196G. [Link]



  14. R. Nicholas Carmean, C. Adrian Figg, Georg M. Scheutz, Tomohiro Kubo, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Catalyst-Free Photoinduced End-Group Removal of Thiocarbonylthio Functionality” ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6, 185-189. [Link]



  15. C. Adrian Figg, R. Nicholas Carmean, Kyle C. Bentz, Soma Mukherjee, Daniel A. Savin, and Brent S. Sumerlin "Tuning Hydrophobicity To Program Block Copolymer Assemblies from the Inside Out" Macromolecules 2017, 50, 935-943. [Link]



  16. R. Nicholas Carmean, Troy E. Becker, Michael B. Sims, Brent S. Sumerlin “Ultra-High Molecular Weights via Aqueous Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization” Chem 2017, 2, 93-101. [Link]



  17. Yuqiong Dai, Hao Sun, Sunirmal Pal, Yunlu Zhang, Sangwoo Park, Christopher P. Kabb, Wei David Wei, Brent S. Sumerlin “Near-IR-induced dissociation of thermally-sensitive star polymers” Chemical Science 2017, 8, 1815-1821. [Link]



  18. Sunirmal Pal, William L. A. Brooks, Daniel J. Dobbins, and Brent S. Sumerlin "Employing a Sugar-Derived Dimethacrylate to Evaluate Controlled Branch Growth during Polymerization with Multiolefinic Compounds" Macromolecules 2016, 49, 9396-9405. [Link]



  19. Gertjan Vancoillie,William Brooks, Maarten Mees, Brent S Sumerlin, Richard Hoogenboom “Synthesis of novel boronic acid-decorated poly(2-oxazoline)s showing triple-stimuli responsive behavior” Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 6725-6734. [Link]



  20. R. Nicholas Carmean, C. Adrian Figg, Troy E. Becker, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Closed-System One-Pot Block Copolymerization by Temperature-Modulated Monomer Segregation” Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 2016, 55, 8624-8629. [Link]



  21. Patricia R. Bachler, Kaitlyn E. Forry, Chelsea A. Sparks, Michael D. Schulz, Kenneth B. Wagener and Brent S. Sumerlin “Modular segmented hyperbranched copolymers” Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 4155-4159. [Link]



  22. Yanyue Wang, Cuichen Wu, Tao Chen, Hao Sun, Sena Cansiz,Lizin Zhang, Cheng Cui, Weijia Hou, Yuan Wu, Shuo Wan, Ren Cai, Yuan Liu, Brent S Sumerlin, Xiaoping Zhang, Weihong Tan “DNA micelle flares: a study of the basic properties that contribute to enhanced stability and binding affinity in complex biological systems” Chemical Science 2016, 7, 6041-6049. [Link]



  23. Hao Sun, Daniel J. Dobbins, Yuqiong Dai, Christopher P. Kabb, Shijian Wu, Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Carlos Rinaldi, Brent S. Sumerlin “Radical Departure: Thermally-Triggered Degradation of Azo-Containing Poly(ß-thioester)s” ACS Macro Letters 2016, 5, 688-693. [Link]



  24. Soufiane S. Nadif, Tomohiro Kubo, Stella A. Gonsales, Sudarsan VenkatRamani, Ion Ghiviriga, Brent S. Sumerlin, Adam S. Veige “Introducing “Ynene” Metathesis: Ring-Expansion Metathesis Polymerization Leads to Highly Cis and Syndiotactic Cyclic Polymers of Norbornene” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 6408-6411. [Link]



  25. Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Patricia R. Bachler, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Hyperbranched Polymers via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization” Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 3361-3369. [Link]



  26. Stella Gonsales, Tomohiro Kubo, Madison Flint, Khalil Abboud, Brent S. Sumerlin, Adam S. Veige “Highly Tactic Cyclic Polynorbornene: Stereoselective Ring Expansion Metathesis Polymerization (REMP) of Norbornene Catalyzed By a New Tethered Tungsten-alkylidene Catalyst” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 4996-4999. [Link]



  27. Tomohiro Kubo, C. Adrian Figg, Jeremy L. Swartz, William L. A. Brooks, Brent S. Sumerlin “Multifunctional Homopolymers: Post-Polymerization Modification via Sequential Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution” Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2077-2084. [Link]



  28. Jawaher A. Alfurhood, Hao Sun, Patricia R. Bachler, Brent S. Sumerlin “Hyperbranched Poly(N-(2-Hydroxypropyl) Methacrylamide) via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization” Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 2099-2104. [Link]



  29. Soma Mukherjee, William L. A. Brooks, Yuqiong Dai, Brent S. Sumerlin “Doubly-Dynamic-Covalent Polymers Composed of Oxime and Oxanorbornene Links” Polymer Chemistry 2016, 7, 1971-1978. [Link]



  30. William L. A. Brooks, Brent S. Sumerlin “Synthesis and Applications of Boronic Acid-Containing Polymers: From Materials to Medicine” Chemical Reviews 2016, 116, 1375-1397. [Link]



  31. Jianbo Tan, Hao Sun, Mingguang Yu, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Li Zhang “Photo-PISA: Shedding Light on Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly” ACS Macro Letters 2015, 4, 1249-1253. [Link]



  32. Qijing Chen, Megan R. Hill, William L. A. Brooks, Anqi Zhu,†Brent S. Sumerlin, Zesheng An “Boronic Acid Linear Homopolymers as Effective Emulsifiers and Gelators” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7, 21668-21672. [Link]



  33. Sunirmal Pal, Megan R. Hill, Brent S. Sumerlin “Doubly-Responsive Hyperbranched Polymers with Tunable Reversibility” Polymer Chemistry 2015, 6, 7871-7880. [Link]



  34. C. Adrian Figg, Tomohiro Kubo, Brent S. Sumerlin “Efficient and Chemoselective Synthesis of ω,ω-Heterodifunctional Polymers” ACS Macro Letters 2015, 4, 114-118. [Link]



  35. Megan R. Hill, R. Nicholas Carmean, Brent S. Sumerlin “Expanding the Scope of RAFT Polymerization: Recent Advances and New Horizons” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 5459-5469. [Link]



  36. Christopher P. Kabb,# R. Nicholas Carmean,# Brent S. Sumerlin “Probing the Surface-Localized Hyperthermia of Gold Nanoparticles in a Microwave Field Using Polymeric Thermometers” Chemical Science 2015, 6, 5662-5669. # = Equal contribution from these two authors. [Link]



  37. Bryan S. Tucker, Jon D. Stewart, J. Ignacio Aguirre, L. Shannon Holliday, C. Adrian Figg, Jonathan G. Messer, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Role of Polymer Architecture on the Activity of Polymer-Protein Conjugates for the Treatment of Accelerated Bone Loss Disorders” Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 2374-2381. [Link]



  38. Soma Mukherjee, Megan R. Hill, Brent S. Sumerlin “Self-healing Hydrogels Containing Reversible Oxime Crosslinks” Soft Matter 2015, 11, 6152-6161. [Link]



  39. Mingsheng Chen, Shaun P. Jensen, Megan R. Hill, Gloria Moore, Zhenli He, Brent S. Sumerlin “Synthesis of amphiphilic polysuccinimide star copolymers for responsive delivery in plants” Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 9694-9697. [Link]



  40. Bryan S. Tucker, Stephen G. Getchell, Megan R. Hill, Brent S. Sumerlin "Facile synthesis of drug-conjugated PHPMA core-crosslinked star polymers" Polymer Chemistry 2015, 6, 4258-4263. [Link]



  41. Jessica J. Cash, Tomohiro Kubo, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Brent S. Sumerlin “Room-Temperature Self-Healing Polymers Based on Dynamic-Covalent Boronic Esters” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2098-2106. [Link]



  42. Patricia R. Bachler, Michael D. Schulz, Chelsea A. Sparks, Kenneth B. Wagener, Brent S. Sumerlin "Aminobisphosphonate Polymers via RAFT and a Multicomponent Kabachnik–Fields Reaction" Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2015, 36, 828-833. [Link]



  43. Megan R. Hill, Elliot J. Mackrell, Carl P. Forsthoefel, Shaun P. Jensen, Mingsheng Chen, Gloria Moore, Zhenli L. He, Brent S. Sumerlin “Biodegradable and pH-Responsive Nanoparticles Designed for Site-Specific Delivery in Agriculture” Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 1276-1282. [Link]


  44. Christopher C. Deng, William L.A. Brooks, Khalil A. Abboud, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Boronic Acid-Based Hydrogels Undergo Self-Healing at Neutral and Acidic pH” ACS Macro Letters 2015, 4, 220-224. [Link]


  45. Isidro Cobo, Ming Li, Brent S. Sumerlin, Sébastien Perrier “Making Biomacromolecules Smarter: Instilling Stimuli-Sensitivity to Proteins and Peptides by Conjugation to Responsive Synthetic Polymers” Nature Materials 2015, 14, 143-159 [Link]


  46. C. Adrian Figg, Alexandre Simula, Kalkidan Asmelash Gebre,Bryan S. Tucker, David M. Haddleton, Brent S. Sumerlin “Polymerization-induced thermal self-assembly 1 (PITSA)” Chemical Science 20156, 1230-1236. [Link]


  47. R. Gurarslan, S. N. Hardrict, D. Roy, C. Galvin, M. R. Hill, H. Gracz, B. S.Sumerlin, J. Genzer, A. E. Tonelli “Beyond Microstructures: Using the Kerr Effect to Characterize the Macrostructures of Synthetic Polymers” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 2015, 53, 155-156. [Link]



  48. Soma Mukherjee, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Megan R. Hill and Brent S. Sumerlin “Oximes as Reversible Links in Polymer Chemistry: Dynamic Macromolecular Stars” Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 6923-693. [Link]


  49. Hao Sun, Christopher P. Kabb, Brent S. Sumerlin “Thermally-labile segmented hyperbranched copolymers: Using reversible-covalent chemistry to investigate the mechanism of self-condensing vinyl copolymerization”Chemical Science 2014, 5, 4646-4655. [Link]


  50. Fransiska S. H. Krismastuti, William L. A. Brooks, Martin J. Sweetman, Brent S. Sumerlin,* Nicolas H. Voelcker* “A Photonic Glucose Biosensor for Theranostics of Chronic Wounds” J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 3972-3983. [Link]


  51. Jean-François Lutz, Brent S. Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski “Some More Insights on Precisely Controlled Polymer Architectures” Macromolecular Rapid Communications 201435, 377. [Editorial]

  52. Jean-François Lutz, Brent Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski “Precisely Controlled Polymer Architectures” Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35, 122. [Editorial]

  53. Bryan S. Tucker and Brent S. Sumerlin “Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide)-Based Nanotherapeutics” Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 1566-1572. [Link]

  54. Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin “Let There Be Light: Photo-Crosslinked Block Copolymer Nanoparticles” Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35, 174-179. [Link]

  55. Patrick Theato, Brent S. Sumerlin, Rachel K. O'Reilly, Thomas H. Epps, III "Stimuli responsive materials" Chemistry Society Reviews 201342, 7055-7056 [Editorial] [Link]

  56. S. N. Hardrict, R. Gurarslan, C. J. Galvin, H. Gracz, D. Roy, B. S. Sumerlin, J. Genzer, A. E. Tonelli “Characterizing Polymer Macrostructures by Identifying and Locating Microstructures AloWng Their Chains with the Kerr Effect” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 2013, 51, 735-741. [Link]

  57. Abhijeet P. Bapat, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Redox-Responsive Dynamic-Covalent Assemblies: Stars and Miktoarm Stars” Macromolecules 2013, 46, 2188-2198. [Link]

  58. Debashish Roy, William L. A. Brooks, Brent S. Sumerlin “New Directions in Thermoresponsive Polymers” Chemical Society Reviews 2013, 42, 7214-7243.  [Link]

  59. Priyadarsi De, Brent S. Sumerlin “Precision Control of Temperature Response by Copolymerization of Di(ethylene glycol) Acrylate and an Acrylamide Comonomer” Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics 2013, 214, 272-279. [Link]

  60. Abhijeet P. Bapat, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, Emily A. Hoff, Derek L. Patton, Brent S. Sumerlin “Dynamic-covalent nanostructures prepared by Diels–Alder reactions of styrene-maleic anhydride-derived copolymers obtained by one-step cascade block copolymerization” Polymer Chemistry 2012, 3, 3112-3120. [Link]

  61. Jennifer N. Cambre, Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin “Tuning the Sugar-Response of Boronic Acid Block Copolymers” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 50, 3373-3382. [Link]

  62. Jean-François Lutz, Shiyong Liu, Brent Sumerlin “Polymer Science: The Next Generation” Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2012, 33, 721. [Editorial] [Link]

  63. Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin “Glucose-Sensitivity of Boronic Acid Block Copolymers at Physiological pH” ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 529-532. [Link]

  64. Brent S. Sumerlin "Proteins as Initiators of Controlled Radical Polymerization: Grafting-from via ATRP and RAFT" ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 141-145. [Link]


  65. Megan R. Hill, Soma Mukherjee, Philip J. Costanzo, Brent S. Sumerlin "Modular Oxime Functionalization of Well-Defined Alkoxyamine-Containing Polymers" Polymer Chemistry 20123, 1758-1762. [Link]

  66. William L. A. Brooks, Brent S. Sumerlin "Microwave-Assisted RAFT Polymerization" Israel Journal of Chemistry 2012, 52, 256-263. [special issue in honor of Kris Matyjaszewski's winning the 2011 Wolf Prize.] [Link]

  67. Patrick Wilke, William L. A. Brooks, Romina Kühnle, Brent Sumerlin, Hans G. Börner "Activity control of mussel glue derived enzymes: A study on thermoresponsive tyrosinase-PNIPAM conjugates” In Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Materials and Applications ACS Symp. Ser.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Sumerlin, B. S.; Tsarevsky, N. V., Eds.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2012, Vol. 1101. pp 271-285. [Link]

  68. William L. A. Brooks, Brent S. Sumerlin "RAFT Polymerization Under Microwave Heating Conditions" In Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques ACS Symp. Ser.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Sumerlin, B. S.; Tsarevsky, N. V., Eds.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2012, Vol. 1100. pp 277-291. [Link]

  69. Abhijeet P. Bapat, Debashish Roy, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, Brent S. Sumerlin "Dynamic-Covalent Macromolecular Stars with Boronic Ester Linkages" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 19832. [Link]

  70. Jennifer N. Cambre, Brent S. Sumerlin "Biomedical Applications of Boronic Acid Polymers" Polymer 2011, 52, 4631-4643. (feature article) [Link]

  71. Jan van Hest, Brent Sumerlin "Polymer Bioconjugates" Polymer Chemistry 2011, 2, 1427. [Editorial] [Link]

  72. Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Vinyl Ester Block Copolymers by RAFT/MADIX Polymerization” Polymer 2011, 52, 3038-3045. [Link]

  73. Hongmei Li, Ming Li, Xiao Yu, Abhijeet P. Bapat, and Brent S. Sumerlin “Block Copolymer Conjugates Prepared by Sequentially Grafting from Proteins via RAFT” Polymer Chemistry 2011, 2, 1531-1535. [Link]

  74. Tadeusz Pakula, Kaloian Koynov, Hans Boerner, Jinyu Huang, Hyung-il Lee, Joanna Pietrasik, Brent Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Effect of chain topology on the self-organization and the mechanical properties of poly(n-butyl acrylate)-b-polystyrene block copolymers" Polymer, 2011, 52, 2576-2583. [Link]

  75. Ming Li, Hongmei Li, Priyadarsi De, Brent S. Sumerlin “Thermoresponsive Block Copolymer-Protein Conjugates Prepared by Grafting-From via RAFT Polymerization“ Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2011, 32, 354-359. [Link]

  76. Hongmei Li, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Ming Li, Brent S. Sumerlin "Protein conjugation of thermoresponsive amine-reactive polymers prepared by RAFT" Polymer Chemistry 2011, 2, 323-327. [Link]

  77. Debashish Roy, Jennifer N. Cambre, Brent S. Sumerlin “Biological- and Field-Responsive Polymers: Expanding Potential in Smart Materials” In Handbook of Stimuli-Responsive Materials, Urban, M., Ed. Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2011, pp 27-58.

  78. Ming Li, Priyadarsi De, Hongmei Li, Brent S. Sumerlin "Conjugation of RAFT-generated polymers to proteins by two consecutive thiol-ene reactions" Polymer Chemistry 2010, 1, 854-859. [Link]

  79. Brent S. Sumerlin and Andrew P. Vogt "Macromolecular Engineering through Click Chemistry and Other Efficient Transformations" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1-13. [Link]

  80. Debashish Roy, Jennifer N. Cambre, Brent S. Sumerlin "Future Perspectives and Recent Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Materials" Progress in Polymer Science 2010, 35, 278-301.[Link]
     

  81. Chang-Uk Lee, Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin, Mark D. Dadmun “Facile Synthesis of Thiol-terminated Poly(styrene-ran-vinyl phenol) (PSVPh) Copolymers via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization and Their Use in the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles with Controllable Hydrophilicity” Polymer 2010, 51, 1244-1251. [Link]

  82. Stephen G. Boyes, Misty D. Rowe, C.-C Chang, D. H. Thamm, S. L. Kraft, J. F. Harmon, N. J. Serkova, Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin. “Surface Modification of Positive Contrast Nanoparticle Agents with RAFT Polymers Towards the Targeted Imaging and Treatment of Cancer” in Polymeric Delivery of Therapeutics; Morgan, S.E. and Lochhead, R.Y Eds.; ACS Symp. Series, Vol. 1053; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2010, 65-101. [Link]
     

  83. Debashish Roy, Aman Ullah, Brent S. Sumerlin "Rapid Block Copolymer Synthesis by Microwave-Assisted RAFT Polymerization" Macromolecules  2009, 42, 7701-7708. [Link]

  84. Priyadarsi De, Sudershan R. Gondi, Debashish Roy, Brent S. Sumerlin "Boronic Acid Terminated Polymers: Synthesis by RAFT and Subsequent Dynamic Covalent Self-Assembly" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 5614–5621. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma900835y Free link: [Link]

  85. Debashish Roy, Jennifer N. Cambre, Brent S. Sumerlin "Triply-responsive boronic acid block copolymers: Solution self-assembly induced by changes in temperature, pH, or sugar concentration" Chemical Communications 2009, 2106-2108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B900374F

  86. Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin "Temperature and redox responsive hydrogels from ABA triblock copolymers prepared by RAFT polymerization" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 2347-2351. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b817586a

  87. Misty D. Rowe, Chia-Chih Chang, Douglas H. Thamm, Susan L. Kraft, Joseph F. Harmon, Jr., Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin, Stephen G. Boyes "Tuning the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Properties of Positive Contrast Agent Nanoparticles by Surface Modification with RAFT Polymers" Langmuir 2009, 25, 9487–9499. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la900730b

  88. Jean-Francois Lutz, Brent S. Sumerlin “The Role of Click Chemistry in Polymer Synthesis” In Click Chemistry for Biotechnology and Materials Science, Lahann, J., Ed. Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2009
     

  89. Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin “Tuning the Temperature Response of Branched Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) Prepared by RAFT Polymerization” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 7368–7373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma801256k

  90. Priyadarsi De, Ming Li, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin "Temperature-Regulated Activity of Responsive Polymer-Protein Conjugates Prepared by Grafting-from via RAFT Polymerization" Journal of the American Chemical Society  2008, 130, 11288–11289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja804495v

  91. Jagannath Dey, Hao Xu, Jinhui Shen, Paul, Thevenot, Sudershan R. Gondi, Kytai T. Nguyen, Brent S. Sumerlin, Liping Tang, Jian Yang “Development of biodegradable crosslinked urethane-doped polyester elastomers” Biomaterials 2008, 29, 4637–4649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2008.08.020
     

  92. Ming Li, Priyadarsi De, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin “End Group Transformations of RAFT-Generated Polymers with Bismaleimides: Functional Telechelics and Modular Block Copolymers” J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 5093-5100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.22837

  93. Sergei Sheiko, Brent S. Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Cylindrical molecular brushes: Synthesis, characterization, and properties" Progress in Polymer Science 2008, 33, 759-785.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2008.05.001

  94. Debashish Roy, Jennifer N. Cambre, Brent S. Sumerlin "Sugar-Responsive Block Copolymers by Direct RAFT Polymerization of Unprotected Boronic Acid Monomers" Chemical Communications 2008, 2477-2479. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b802293c

  95. Ming Li, Priyadarsi De, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin "Responsive Polymer-Protein Bioconjugates Prepared by RAFT Polymerization and Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Click Chemistry" Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2008, 29, 1172-1176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/marc.200800073
    Highlighted in the June 2008 edition of Materials View.

  96. Charles L. McCormick,* Brent S. Sumerlin,* Brad S. Lokitz, Jonathan E. Stempka "RAFT-Synthesized Diblock and Triblock Copolymers: Thermally-Induced Supramolecular Assembly in Aqueous Media" Soft Matter 2008, 4, 1760-1773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b719577j

  97. K. B. Guice, S. R. Marrou S. Gondi, B. S. Sumerlin, Y. -L. Loo “pH Response of Hydrogels of Diblock and Triblock Copolymers containing Polystyrene and Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 4390- 4397 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma8003746

  98. Priyadarsi De, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin "Folate-Conjugated Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers: Highly Efficient Conjugation and Solution Self-Assembly" Biomacromolecules 2008, 9, 1064-1070. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm701255v

  99. Jennifer N. Cambre, Debashish Roy, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin "Facile Strategy to Well-Defined Water-Soluble Boronic Acid (Co)polymers" Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 10348-10349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja074239s

  100. Andrew P. Vogt, Sudershan R. Gondi, Brent S. Sumerlin "Hyperbranched Polymers via RAFT Copolymerization of an Acryloyl Trithiocarbonate" Australian Journal of Chemistry 2007, 60, 396-399 (Invited). http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH07077

  101. Patricia L. Golas, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Brent S. Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Multisegmented Block Copolymers by “Click” Coupling of Polymers Prepared by ATRP" Australian Journal of Chemistry 2007, 60, 400-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH07073
     

  102. Sudershan R. Gondi, Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin "Versatile Pathway to Functional Telechelics via RAFT Polymerization and Click Chemistry" Macromolecules 2007, 40, 474-481. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma061959v
     


  103. Joanna Pietrasik, Brent S. Sumerlin, Robert Y. Lee, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Solution Behavior of Temperature-Responsive Molecular Brushes Prepared by ATRP" Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2007, 208, 30–36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/macp.200600442
     

  104. Joanna Pietrasik, Brent S. Sumerlin, Hyung-il Lee, Roberto R. Gil, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Structural mobility of molecular bottle-brushes investigated by NMR relaxation dynamics" Polymer 2007, 48, 496-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2006.11.057

  105. Sumerlin, B. S.; Matyjaszewski, K., “Molecular brushes-densely grafted copolymers” In Macromolecular Engineering, Matyjaszewski, K.; Gnanou, Y.; Leibler, L., Eds. Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2007; Vol. 2, pp 1103-1135.
     

  106. Andrew P. Vogt, Brent S. Sumerlin "An Efficient Route to Macromonomers via ATRP and Click Chemistry" Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5286-5292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma0610461
     

  107. Patricia L. Golas, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Brent S. Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Catalyst Performance in "Click" Coupling Reactions of Polymers Prepared by ATRP: Ligand and Metal Effects" Macromolecules 2006, 39, 6451-6457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma061592u

  108. Robert E. Richard, Marlene Schwarz, Shrirang Ranade, A. Ken Chan, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Brent Sumerlin "Acrylate-Based Block Copolymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization as Matrices for Drug Delivery Applications" In Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials ACS Symp. Ser.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2006, Vol. 944.

  109. Brent S. Sumerlin, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Haifeng Gao, Patricia Golas, Guillaume Louche, Robert Y. Lee, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Click Functionalization of Well-Defined Copolymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" In Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials ACS Symp. Ser.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2006, Vol. 944.
     

  110. Robert E. Richard, Marlene Schwarz, Shrirang Ranade, A. Ken Chan, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and Brent Sumerlin "Evaluation of Acrylate-Based Block Copolymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization as Matrices for Paclitaxel Delivery from Coronary Stents" Biomacromolecules 2005, 6, 3410-3418. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm050464v
     

  111. Haifeng Gao, Guillaume Louche, Brent S. Sumerlin, Nazeem Jahed, Patricia Golas, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Gradient Polymer Elution Chromatographic Analysis of a,w-Dihydroxypolystyrene Synthesized via ATRP and Click Chemistry" Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8979-8982. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma051566g
     

  112. Brent S. Sumerlin, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Guillaume Louche, Robert Y. Lee, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski "Highly Efficient "Click" Functionalization of Poly(3-azidopropyl methacrylate) Prepared by ATRP" Macromolecules, 2005; 38, 7540-7545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma0511245
     

  113. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Brent S. Sumerlin, and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski. "Step Growth 'Click' Coupling of Telechelic Polymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" Macromolecules 2005, 38, 3558-3561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma050370d
     

  114. Brent S. Sumerlin, Dorota Neugebauer, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski. "Initiation Efficiency in the Synthesis of Molecular Brushes by Grafting from via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization" Macromolecules 2005, 38, 702-708. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma048351b

  115. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; James Spanswick; Brent S. Sumerlin “Preparation, Characterization, and Applications of Polymers Synthesized by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization.” In Living and Controlled Polymerization: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of the Respective Polymers and Copolymers, Jagur-Grodzinski, J., Ed. Nova Science: 2005.

  116. Charles W. Scales; Anthony J. Convertine; Brent S. Sumerlin; Andrew B. Lowe; Charles L. McCormick “Synthesis of terminally functionalized (Co)polymers via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization and subsequent immobilization to solid surfaces with potential biosensor applications.” In Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Films and Coatings. ACS Symp. Ser.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2005, Vol. 912.
     

  117. Dorota Neugebauera, Brent S. Sumerlin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Benjamin Goodhart, Sergei S. Sheiko "How dense are cylindrical brushes grafted from a multifunctional macroinitiator?" Polymer 2004, 45, 8173--8179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2004.09.069
     

  118. Brent S. Sumerlin, Andrew B. Lowe, David B. Thomas, Anthony J. Convertine, Michael S. Donovan, Charles L. McCormick "Aqueous solution properties of pH-responsive AB diblock acrylamido-styrenic copolymers synthesized via aqueous reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2004, 42, 1724-1734. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.11069
     

  119. Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Charles L. McCormick “The Direct Polymerization of 2-Methacryloxyethyl Glucoside via Aqueous Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization” Polymer 2003, 44, 6761. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2003.08.039
     

  120. Anthony J. Convertine, Brent S. Sumerlin, David B. Thomas, Andrew B. Lowe, Charles L. McCormick “Synthesis of Block Copolymers of 2- and 4-Vinylpyridine by RAFT Polymerization” Macromolecules 2003, 36, 4679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma034361l
     

  121. Brent S. Sumerlin, Andrew B. Lowe, Paul A. Stroud, Charles L. McCormick “Modification of Gold Surfaces with Water-Soluble (Co)polymers prepared via Aqueous Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization” Langmuir 2003, 19, 5559. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la034459t
     

  122. Brent S. Sumerlin, Andrew B. Lowe, David B. Thomas, Charles L. McCormick “Aqueous Solution Properties of pH-Responsive AB Diblock Acrylamido Copolymers Synthesized via Aqueous RAFT” Macromolecules 2003, 36, 5982. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma034088n
     

  123. David B. Thomas, Brent S. Sumerlin, Andrew B. Lowe, Charles L. McCormick “Conditions for Facile, Controlled RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide in Water” Macromolecules 2003, 36, 1436. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma025960f

  124. Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Michael S. Donovan, David B. Thomas, Pierre Hennaux, Charles L. McCormick “RAFT Polymerization in Homogeneous Aqueous Media” In Advances in Controlled Radical Polymerizations. ACS Symp. Ser.; ACS: Washington D.C., 2003; Vol. 854.
     

  125. Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Michael S. Donovan, Charles L. McCormick “Facile Preparation of Transition Metal Nanoparticles Stabilized by Well-defined (Co)polymers Synthesized via Aqueous RAFT” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002, 124, 11562. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja020556h
     

  126. Michael S. Donovan, Brent S. Sumerlin, Andrew B. Lowe, Charles L. McCormick “Controlled Polymerization of Sulfobetaine Monomers Directly in Aqueous Media via RAFT” Macromolecules 2002, 35, 8663. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma0209996
     

  127. Michael S. Donovan, Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Charles L. McCormick “RAFT Polymerization of N,N-Dimethylacrylamide in Water” Macromolecules 2002, 35, 4570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma020191l
     

  128. Michael S. Donovan, Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Charles L. McCormick “RAFT Polymerization of N,N-Dimethylacrylamide Utilizing Novel Chain Transfer Agents Tailored for High Reinitiation Efficiency and Structural Control” Macromolecules 2002, 35, 4123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma0120714
     

  129. Brent S. Sumerlin, Michael S. Donovan, Yoshiro Mitsukami, Andrew B. Lowe, Charles L. McCormick “Water-Soluble Polymers. 84. Controlled Polymerization in Aqueous Media of Anionic Acrylamido Monomers via RAFT” Macromolecules 2001, 34, 6561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma011288v

 

Books Edited

  1. Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization; Tsarevsky, N.; Sumerlin, B. S., Eds.; Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, U.K., 2013


  2. Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Materials and Applications; Matyjaszewski, K., Sumerlin, B. S., Tsarevsky, N. V., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1101; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012.

  3. Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques; Matyjaszewski, K., Sumerlin, B. S., Tsarevsky, N. V., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1100; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2012.


Patents

  1. Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin and Charles L. McCormick. Preparation of Transition Metal Nanoparticles and Surfaces Modified (Co)Polymers Synthesized by RAFT US 7417096.

  2. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; Brent S. Sumerlin; Nicolay Tsarevsky; James Spanswick. Preparation of tetrazole polymers with controlled functionality for pharmaceutical use. WO 2005087818.

  3. Charles L. McCormick, Michael S. Donovan, Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, David B. Thomas “Chain Transfer Agents for RAFT Polymerization in Aqueous Media” US 6855840.

  4. Charles L. McCormick, Michael S. Donovan, Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, David B. Thomas “Chain Transfer Agents for RAFT Polymerization in Aqueous Media” US 7179872.

  5. Charles L. McCormick, Michael S. Donovan, Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, David B. Thomas “Chain Transfer Agents for RAFT Polymerization in Aqueous Media” US 7186786.

  6. Andrew B. Lowe, Brent S. Sumerlin, Charles L. McCormick “Polymer Functionalized Noble Metal Nanoparticles” US 7138468.