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Chan, J. M. W.; Zhang, X.; Sardon, H.; Engler, A. C.; Fox, C.H.; Frank, C.W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate to Yield a Biodegradable Polycarbonate" J. Chem. Ed., 2015, 92, 708-713. DOI: 10.1021/ed500595k


Jones, G. O.; Chang, Y. A.; Horn, H. W.; Acharya, A. K.; Rice, J. E.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of e-caprolactone with and without Alcohol Initiators: Insights from Theory and Experiment" J. Phys. Chem. B., 2015, 119, 5728-5737. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b01595


Barcan, G. A.; Zhang, X.; Waymouth, R. M. "Covalent Adaptable Networks derived from Dithiolanes: Deformable Hydrogels." J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 5650-5653. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02161


Chang, Y.; Waymouth, R. M. "Ion-pairing Effects in the Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Valerolactone" Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 5212-5218. DOI: 10.1039/c5py00662g


Flanagan, J. C. A.; Kang, E. J.; Strong, N. I.; Waymouth, R. M. "Catalytic Dimerization of Crotonates" ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 5328. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00930


Stukenbroeker, T. S.; Bandar, J. S.; Zhang, X.; Lambert, T. H.; Waymouth, R. M. "Cyclopropenimine Superbases: Competitive Initiation Processes in Lactide Polymerization" ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 853-856. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00421




Elkin, T.; Botoshansky, M.; Waymouth, R. M.; Eisen, M. S. "Titanium Bis(amidinates) Bearing Electron Donating Pendant Arms as Catalysts for the Stereospecific Polymerization of Propylene" Organometallics, 2014, 33, 840-843. DOI: 10.1021/om401165g


Ingram, A. J.; Solis-Ibarra, D.; Zare, R. N.; Waymouth, R. M., "Trinuclear Pd3O2 Intermediate in Aerobic Oxidation Catalysis" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5648-5652. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201400134


Acharya, A. K.; Chang, Y.; Jones, G.A.; Rice, J. A.; Hedrick, J. L.; Hans W. Horn, H. W.; Waymouth, R. M., "Experimental and Computational Studies on the Mechanism of Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization of δ-Valerolactone with N-Heterocyclic Carbenes" J. Phys. Chem. B., 2014,118, 6553-6560. DOI: 10.1021/jp500200b


Brown, H. A.; Xiong, S.; Medvedev, G. A.; Chang, Y. A.; Abu-Omar, M. M.; Caruthers, J. M.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization: Kinetic Models for the Synthesis of Cyclic Poly(caprolactones)" Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2955-2963. DOI: 10.1021/ma500395j


Blake, T.; Waymouth, R. M. " Organocatalytic Ring Opening Polymerization of Morpholinones: New Strategies to Functionalized Polyesters " J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 9252-9255. DOI: 10.1021/ja503830c


Myung, J.; Strong, N.I.; Galega, W.M.; Sundstrom, E.R.; Flanagan, J. C. A.; Woo, S-G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Criddle, C. S. "Disassembly and reassembly of polyhydroxyalkanoates: Recycling through abiotic depolymerization and biotic repolymerization" Bioresource Technol. 2014, 167-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.105


Zhang, X.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Ring Opening Polymerization with Isothioureas" ACS Macro. Lett., 2014, 3, 1024-1028. DOI: 10.1021/mz500525n


Stukenbroeker, T.; Solis-Ibarra, D.; Waymouth, R. M.; "Synthesis and Topological Trapping of Cyclic Poly(alkylene phosphates)" Macromolecules,2014, 47, 8224-8230. DOI: 10.1021/ma501764c




Chung, K.; Banik, S. M.; De Crisci, A. G.; Pearson, D. M.; Blake, T.; Olsson, J. V.; Ingram, A. J.; Zare, R. N.; Waymouth, R. M."Chemoselective Pd-catalyzed Oxidation of Polyols: Synthetic Scope and Mechanistic Studies" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7593-7602. doi: 10.1021/ja4008694


Brown, H. A.; Chang, Y. A.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Polymerization to Generate High Molecular Weight CyclicPoly(carbosiloxanes), J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 18738-18741. doi: 10.1021/ja409843v


Brownell, K. R.; McCrory, C. C. M.; Chidsey, C. E. D.; Perry, R. H.; Zare, R. N.; Waymouth. R. M. “Electrooxidation of AlcoholsCatalyzed by Amino Alcohol Ligated Ruthenium Complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 14299-14305. doi: 10.1021/ja4055564


Chung, Y.-L.; Olsson, J. V.; Li, R.J.; Frank, C. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Billington, S.; Sattely, E. "Graftpolymerization of Lactide onto Lignin and Application in Biobased Composites" ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2013, 1, 1231-1238. doi: 10.1021/sc4000835


Brown, H. A.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Ring-Opening Polymerization for the Synthesis of HighMolecular Weight Cyclic Polymers" Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2585-2596. doi: 10.1021/ar400072z


Chung, K.; Banik, S. M.; De Crisci, A. G.; Pearson, D. M.; Blake, T.; Olsson, J. V.; Ingram, A. J.; Zare, R. N.;Waymouth, R. M. "Chemoselective Pd-catalyzed Oxidation of Polyols: Synthetic Scope and Mechanistic Studies" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7593-7602. doi: 10.1021/ja4008694


De Crisci, A., Chung, K., Oliver, A., Waymouth, R. M. "Chemo- and Stereoselective Alcohol Oxidation with ChiralPalladium Catalysts"Organometallics, 2013, 32, 2257-2266. doi: 10.1021/om4001549


Kiesewetter, E. T.; Waymouth, R. M. "Octahedral Group IV Bis(phenolate) Catalysts for 1-Hexene Homopolymerization andEthylene/1-Hexene Copolymerization", Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 2569-2575. doi: 10.1021/ma400116w


Coady, D. J.; Sardon, H.; Engler, A. C.; Jones, G. O.; Horn, H. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Rice, J. E.; Yang, Y. Y.; Hedrick,J. L. "Polymerizing Base Sensitive Cyclic Carbonates Using Acid Catalysts" ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 306-312. doi: 10.1021/mz3006523




Simon, J.; Olsson, J. V.; Kim, H.; Tenney, I. F.; Waymouth, R. M. "Semicrystalline DihydroxyacetoneCopolymers Derived from Glycerol "Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 9275-9281. doi: 10.1021/ma302311h


Brown, H.; De Crisci, A.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Amidine-Mediated Zwitterionic Polymerization ofLactide" ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 1113-1115. doi: 10.1021/mz300276u


Edward, J.A.; Kim, H.; Kiesewetter, M. K.; Flanagan, J. C. A.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Organocatalytic Synthesis of Quinine-functionalized Carbonate Polymers" Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13(8), 2483-2489. doi: 10.1021/bm300718b


Geihe, E. I.; Cooley, C. B.; Simon, J.; Kiesewetter, M. K.; Edward, J. A.; Hickerson, R. P.; Kaspar, R. L; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth,R. M.; Wender, P. A., "Designed guanidinium-rich amphipathic oligocarbonate molecular transporters complex, deliver and release siRNA incells" Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.2012, 109(33), 13171-13176, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211361109


Kim, H.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Facile Synthesis of Functionalized Lactones and Organocatalytic RingOpening Polymerization" ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 845-847. doi: 10.1021/mz3001397


Randoll, S.; Kiesewetter, E. T.; Waymouth, R. M. " Stereo- and Regioselective Propylene Polymerization with Group 4bis(phenolate) Ether Complexes", J. Polym. Sci. A., Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 2604-2611. doi: 10.1002/pola.26028


Perry, R. H.; Chingin, K.; Brownell, K. R.; Waymouth, R. M.; Cahill, T. J.; Zare, R. N. "Transient Ru-Methyl FormateIntermediates Generated in Noyori Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysis" Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2012, 109(7), 2246-2250. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1118934109

Shin, E. J.; Jones, A. E.; Waymouth, R. M. "Stereocomplexation in Cyclic and Linear Polylactide Blends" Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 595-598. doi: 10.1021/ma202184j




Kiesewetter, M. K.; Edward, J. A., Kim, H.; Waymouth, R. M. "Polycondensation of Butene-diol: Synthesis of Telechelic2-Butene-1,4-diol Oligomers" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 16390-16393.


Fukushima, K.; Coulembier, O.; Lecuyer, J. M.; Al-Megren, H. A.; Mohammad, A.; Alsewailem, F. D.; McNeil, M. A.; Dubois, P.; Waymouth, R.M.; Horn, H. W.; Rice, J. E.; Hedrick, J. L. "Closing the Loop on Recycling: Organocatalytic Depolymerization ofPoly(ethyleneterephthalate)" J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2011 49, 1273-1281.


Pearson, D. M.; Conley, N. R., Waymouth, R. M. “Oxidatively Resistant Ligands for Pd-catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation” Organometallics,2011, 30, 1445-1453.


Shin, E. J.; Jeong, W.; Brown, H. A. Koo, B. J., Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis and Crystallization of High Molecular WeightCyclic Poly(caprolactone)” Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 2773-2779.


Kim, S.H.; Tan, J. P. K.; Fukushima, K.; Nederberg, F.; Yang, Y.Y.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Thermoresponsive Nanostructured Polycarbonate Block Copolymers as Biodegradable Therapeutic DeliveryAgents", Biomaterials, 2011, 32, 5505-5514.


Shin, E. J.; Brown, H. A.; Gonzalez, S.; Jeong, W.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Copolymerization: Synthesis of CyclicGradient Copolymers" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6388-6391.


Son, K.S.; Pearson, D. M., Jeon, S. J., Waymouth, R. M. " Synthesis and Structure of Mono-, Bi- and TrimetallicN,N-Bis[2-diphenylphosphino)phenyl]-formadine Complexes" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 4256-4261.


Pearson, D. M.; Conley, N. R.; Waymouth, R. M. "Palladium-Catalyzed Carbonylation of Diols to Cyclic Carbonates" Adv. Synth. Cat. 2011, 353, 3007-3013.




Painter, R. M., Pearson, D. M., Waymouth, R. M. "Selective catalytic oxidation of glycerol to dihydroxyacetone" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 9456-9459.


Kiesewetter, M. K.; Waymouth, R. M. "Kinetics of an Air and Water Stable Ru(IV) Catalyst for the Deprotection of Allyl alcohol inWater"Organometallics, 2010, 29, 6051-6056.


Aharonovich, S.; Botoshanski, M.; Tumanskii, B.; Nomura, K.; Waymouth, R. M.; Eisen, M. "Mono- and bis-amidinate 2,6-xylylimidovanadium chlorides: synthesis, structure and reactivity"Dalton, 2010, 39, 5643-5649.


Kiesewetter, E. T.; Randoll, S.; Radlauer, M.; Waymouth, R. M. "Stereospecific Octahedral Group 4 Bisphenolate Ether Complexes forOlefin Polymerization" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 5566-5567.


Kamber, N. E.; Tsujii, Y.; Keets, K.; Pratt, R. C.; Nyce, G. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Chemical Recycling of Poly(ethyleneterephthalate) (PET) Bottles using N-heterocyclic Carbenes from Ionic Liquids" J. Chem. Educ., 2010, 87, 519-521.


Kiesewetter, M. K.; Shin, E. J.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth. R. M. "Organocatalysis: Opportunities and Challenges for PolymerSynthesis"Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 2093-2107.


Zhang, L.; Pratt, R. C.; Nederberg, F.; Waymouth, R. M.; Wade, C.; Hedrick, J. L. "Acyclic Guanidines as Organic Catalysts forLiving Polymerization" Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 1660-1664.


Aharonovich, S.; Botoshanski, M.; Rabinovich, Z.; Waymouth, R. M.; Eisen, M.; "Lithium Furyl and Pyridyl Amidinates as Building Blocksfor Coordinative Polymers, Ladder and Cage Structures" Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 1220-1229.


Son, K. S.; Waymouth, R. M. "Stereospecific Styrene Polymerization and Ethylene-Styrene Copolymerization with TitanocenesContaining Pendant Amine Donors" J. Polym. Chem. A.; Polym. Chem., 2010, 48, 1579-1585.




Kiesewetter, M. K.; Scholten, M; Kirn, N.; Kiesewetter, M. K.; Weber, R. L.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Guanidine OrganicCatalysts: What's magic about Triazabicyclododecene", J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 9490-9496.


Cooley, C. B.; Trantow, B. M.; Nederberg, F.; Kiesewetter, M. K.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M.; Wender, P. A. "OligocarbonateMolecular Transporters: Oligomerization Based Syntheses and Cell Penetrating Studies" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 16401-16403.


Pearson, D. M.; Waymouth, R. M. "Mechanistic Studies of the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol using a Cationic Pd Complex"Organometallics, 2009, 28, 3896-3900.


Nederberg, F.; Appel, E.; Tan, J. P. K.; Kim, S. H.; Fukushima, K.; Sly, J.; Miller, R. D.; Yang. Y. Y.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick,J. L. "A Simple Approach to Stabilized Micelles Employing Mikto-arm Terpolymers and Stereocomplexes with Application in Paclitaxel Delivery"Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 1460-1468. 


Tan, J. P. K.; Kim, S. H.; Nederberg, F.; Appel, E. A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Zhang, Y.; Hedrick, J. L.; Yang, Y. Y. "HierarchicalSupermolecular Structures for Sustained Drug Release" Small, 2009, 5(13), 1504-1507. 


Jeong, W.; Shin, E. J.; Culkin, D. A.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Zwitterionic Polymerization: A Kinetic Strategy for theControlled Synthesis of Cyclic Polylactide" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131(13), 4884-4891.


Kamber, N. E.; Jeong, W.; Gonzalez, S.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for the OrganocatalyticRing-Opening of e-Caprolactone" Macromolecules, 2009, 42(5), 1634-1639.


Kim, S. H.; Tan, J. P. K.; Nederberg, F.; Fukushima, K.; Yang, Y. Y.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Mixed Micelle Formationthrough Stereocomplexation between Enantiomeric Poly(lactide) Block Copolymers" Macromolecules, 2009, 42(1) 25-29. 


Dove, A. P.; Kiesewetter, E. T.; Ottenwaelder, X.; Waymouth, R. M. "Propylene Polymerization with Cyclopentadienyltitanium(IV)Hydroxylaminato Complexes" Organometallics, 2009, 28(2), 405-412. 




Son, K.-S.; Joege, F.; Waymouth, R. M. "Copolymerization of Styrene and Ethylene at High Temperature withTitanocenes Containing a Pendant Amine Donor" Macromolecules, 2008, 41(24), 9663-9668.


Kim, S.-H.; Park, O.-H.; Nederberg, F.; Kim, H.-C.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Applications of Block CopolymerSelf-Assembly to the Fabrication of Well-Defined Micellar TiO2 Nanostructures" Small., 2008, 12(4), 2162-2165.


Fukushima, K.; Pratt, R. C.; Nederberg, F.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Organocatalytic Approach to Ambiphilic Block CopolymersCapable of Stereocomplexation and Self-Assembly Biomacromolecules, 2008, 9(11), 3051-3056. 


Scholten, M.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Group Transfer Polymerization of Acrylates Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes"Macromolecules,2008, 41(20), 7399-7404. 


Zimmermann, M.; Tornroos, K. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Anwander, R. "Structure-Reactivity Relationships of Amido-Pyridine SupportedRare-Earth Metal Alkyl Complexes" Organometallics,2008, 4310-4317. 


Stelzig, S.; Tamm, M.; Waymouth, R. M. "Copolymerization Behavior of Titanium Imidazoline-2-iminatoComplexes" J. Polym. Sci., Part A, Polym. Chem., 2008 46, 6064-6070. 


Chuma, A.; Horn, H. W.; Swope, W. C.; Pratt, R. C.; Zhang, L.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Wade, C. G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L.; Rice, J.E. "The Reaction Mechanism for the Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of L-Lactide Using a Guanidine-Based Catalyst: Hydrogen-Bondedor Covalently Bound?" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 6794-6754. 


Kim, S. H.; Nederberg, F.; Zhang, L.; Wade, C. G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Hierarchichal Assembly of NanostructuredOrganosilicate Networks via Stereocomplexation of Block Copolymers" Nano Lett., 2008, 8(1), 294-301. 


Pratt, R. C.; Nederberg, F.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Tagging alcohols with cyclic carbonate: a versatile (metha)acrylateequivalent for ring-opening polymerization" Chem. Commun., 2008, 114-116. 


Jeon, S.-J.; Waymouth, R. M. "New Bimetallic Complexes of Late Transition Metals Involving Pyrazole-Bridged Bis N-Heterocyclic CarbeneLigands"Dalton, 2008, 437-439. 




Coulembier, O.; Delva, X.; Hedrick, J.L.; Waymouth, R. M., Dubois, P. "Synthesis of Biomimetic Poly(hydroxybutyrate): Alkoxy- andCarboxytriazolines as Latent Ionic Initiator" Macromolecules, 2007, 40(24), 8560-8567. 


Nederberg, F.; Trang, V.; Pratt, R. C.; Mason, A. F.; Frank, C. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "New Ground for Organic Catalysis:A Ring-Opening Polymerization Approach to Hydrogels" Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8(11), 3294-3297.


Conley, N. R.; Labios, L. A.; Pearson, D. M.; McCrory, C.; Waymouth, R. M. "Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation with Cationic Palladium Complexes:Insights into Catalyst Design and Decomposition" Organometallics, 2007, 26, 5447-5453. 


Kamber, N. E.; Jeong, W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Pratt, R. C.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Hedrick, J. L. "Organocatalytic Ring-OpeningPolymerization" Chem. Rev. 2007, 107, 5813-5840.


Gomez, F. J.; Kamber, N. E.; Deschamps, N. M.; Cole, A.P.; Wender, P. A.; Waymouth, R. M. "N-Alkoxyimidazolylidene transition metalcomplexes: Application to [5+2] and [4+2] cycloaddition reactions" Organometallics, 2007, 26, 4541-4545. 


Jeong, W.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Organic Spirocyclic Initiators for the Ring-Expansion Polymerization ofß-Lactones" J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2007, 129, 8414-8415. 


Benson, S.; Payne, B.; Waymouth, R. M. "Synthesis and Reactivity of Allyl Nickel (II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Enolate Complexes" J. Polym. Sci., Part A, Polym. Chem., 2007, 45, 3637-3647. 


Coulembier, O.; Kiesewetter, M.; Mason, A.; Dubois, P.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. “A Distinctive Organocatalytic Approach toMacromolecular Architectures”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 4719-4721. 


Zhang, L.; Nederberg, F.; Pratt, R. C.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L.; Wade, C. G. "Phosphazene Bases: A New Category ofOrganocatalysts for the Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters" Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 4154-4158. 


Nederberg, F.; Lohmeijer, B.G.G.; Leibfarth, F.; Pratt, R. C.; Choi, J.; Dove, A.P.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "OrganocatalyticRing Opening Polymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate" Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8, 153-160. 


Culkin, D. A.; Jeong, W.; Csihony, S.; Gomez, E. D.; Hedrick, J. L.; Balsara, N. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Zwitterionic Polymerization ofLactide to Cyclic Poly(lactide)s by using N-Heterocyclic Carbene Organocatalysts” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2627-2630. 




Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Pratt, R. C.; Leibfarth, F.; Logan, J. W.; Long, D. A.; Dove, A. P. Nederberg, F.; Choi, J.; Wade, C.; Waymouth, R.M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Guanidine and Amidine Organocatalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters" Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 8574-8583. 


Gavranovic, G. T.; Csihony, S.; Bowden, N. B.; Hawker, C. J.; Waymouth, R. M.; Moerner, W.E.; Fuller, G. G. “Well-Controlled LivingPolymerization of Perylene-Labeled Polyisoprenes and their use in Single-Molecule Imaging” Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 8121-8127. 


Pratt, R. C.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Long, D. A.; Lundberf, P. N.; Dove, A. P.; Li, H.; Wade, C. G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L.“Exploration, Optimization and Application of Supramolecular Thiourea-Amine Catalysts for the Synthesis of Lactide (Co)polymers” Macromolecules 2006, 39, 7863-7871. 


Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Dubois, G.; Leibfarth, F.; Pratt, R. C.; Nederberg, F.; Nelson, A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Wade, C.; Hedrick, J. L.“Organocatalytic living ring-opening polymerization of cyclic carbosiloxanes” Org. Lett. 2006, 8(21) 4683-4686. 


Choi, J.; Hermans, T. M.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Pratt, R. C.; Frommer, J.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Monolayer Organosilicate Toroidsand Cylinders: A Phase Diagram for Templating from a Block Copolymer” Nano Lett. 2006, 6(8) 1761-1764.


Hermans, T.; Lohmeijer, B. G.G.; Choi, J.; Dubois, G.; Pratt, R. C.; Kim, H.-C.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Application ofSolvent-Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers to the Synthesis of Nanostructured Low-k Dielectric Materials” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6648-6652. 


Gavranovic, G. T.; Smith, M. M.; Jeong, W.; Wong, A. Y.; Waymouth, R. M.; Fuller, G. G. “Effects of Temperature and ChemicalModification on Polymer Langmuir Films” J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 22285-22290. 


Coulembier, O.; Lohmeijer, B. G.G.; Dove, A. P.; Pratt, R. P.; Culkin, D. A.; Benight, S. J.; Mespouille, L.; Dubois, P.; Waymouth, R. M.;Hedrick, J. L. “Alcohol Adducts of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Latent Catalysts for the Thermally-Controlled Living Polymerization of Cyclic Esters.”Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 5617-5628. 


Coulembier, O.; Mespouille, L.; Hedrick, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M.; Dubois, P. “Metal-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of ß-Lactones:Synthesis of Ambiphilic Triblock Copolymers Based on Poly(dimethylmalic acid) Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 4001-4008. 


Dove, A. P.; Li, H.; Pratt, R. C.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Culkin, D. A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "StereoselectivePolymerization of Rac- and Meso-Lactide by a Sterically Encumbered N-Heterocyclic Carbene" Chem. Commun. 2006, 2881-2883.


Huang, K.-W.; Han, J. H.; Musgrave, C. B.; Waymouth, R. M. “Density Functional Theory Calculations of Ti-TEMPO complexes: Influence ofAncillary Ligation on the Strength of the Ti-O Bond” Organometallics, 2006, 25, 3317-3323. 


Kraft, B. M.; Huang, K.-W.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis, Structure and Polymerization Activity of a Chelating TitaniumHydroxylaminato-Phenoxide Complex” Helv. Chim. Acta., 2006, 89, 1589-1595. 


DeBeer George, S.; Huang, K.-W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Solomon, E. I. “Metal and Ligand K-edge XAS of Titanium-TEMPO complexes: Determinationof Oxidation States and Insights into Ti-O Bond Homolysis”, Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 4468-4477. 


Pratt, R.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Long, D. A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "Triazabicyclodecene: A Simple BifunctionalOrganocatalyst for Acyl Transfer and Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters" J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 2006, 128(14); 4556-4557. 


Dove, A. P.; Pratt, R. P.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Li, H.; Hagberg, E. C.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as OrganicCatalysts” In N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Synthesis, 2006, pp 275-296. 


Dove, A. P.; Pratt, R. P.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Culkin, D. A.; Hagberg, E. C.; Nyce. G. W.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L.“N-Heterocyclic Carbenes as an effective tool for the synthesis of polyesters” Polymer, 2006, 47, 4018-4025. 




Ketz, B. E.; Ottenwaelder, X. G.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis, Structure and Olefin Polymerization with Ni(II) N-HeterocyclicCarbene Enolates”Chem. Comm., 2005, 5693-5695. 


Finze, M.; Bernhardt, E.; Berkei, M.; Willner, H.; Hung, J.; Waymouth, R. M. “[H(OEt2)]+ and [Ph3C]+salts with the new borate anions [B(CF3)4]-, [(CF3)3BCN]-, and [B(CN)4]-” Organometallics, 2005, 24, 5103-5109. 


Lincoln, A.; Wilmes, G. M.; Waymouth, R. M. “Dynamic NMR Studies of Cationic Bis(2-Phenylindenyl)Zirconium Pyridyl Complexes: EvidenceforSyn Conformers in Solution” Organometallics, 2005, 38, 5828-5835. 


Dove, A. P.; Pratt, R. C.; Lohmeijer, B. G. G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Thiourea-based Bifunctional Organocatalysts: SupramolecularRecognition for Living Polymerization” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 13798-13799. 


Coulembier, O.; Dove, A. P.; Pratt, R. C.; Sentman, A. C.; Culkin, D. A.; Mespouille, L.; Dubois, P.; Waymouth, R. M., Hedrick, J. L. “Latent,thermally activated organic catalysts for the on demand living polymerization of lactide.” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed, 2005, 44, 4964-4968. 


Csihony, S.; Culkin, D. A.; Sentman, A. C.; Dove, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M., Hedrick, J. L. “Single Component Catalyst/Initiators for theOrganocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 9079-9084. 


Dove, A. P.; Xie, X.; Waymouth, R. M. “Cyclopentadienyl titanium hydroxylaminato complexes as highly active catalysts for thepolymerization of propylene” Chem. Comm. 2005, 2152 – 2154. 


Reybuck, S. E.; Lincoln, A.; Ma, S.; Waymouth, R. M. “Amine Bis(Phenolate) Zirconium Complexes: Influence of Ligand Structure and Cocatalyst OnCopolymerization Behavior” Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 2552-2558. 


Sentman, A.; Csihony, S.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Silver (I) Carbene Complexes / Ionic Liquids: Novel N-Heterocyclic CarbeneDelivery Agents for Organocatalytic Transformations”J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 2391-2393.



Stancik, C., M.; Lavoie, A. R.; Schütz, J.; Achurra, P. A; Lindner, P. L.; Gast, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Micelles of Imidazolium-functionalized Polystyrene Diblock Copolymers Investigated with Neutron and Light Scattering”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 596-605.


Wiyatno, W., Chen, Z-R.; Liu.; Waymouth, R.M.; Krukonis, C.; Brennan, K. "Heterogeneous Composition and Microstructure of Elastomeric Polypropylene" Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 701-708.


Mahanthappa, M. K.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis, Structure and Ethylene / a-Olefin Polymerization Reactivity of (Cyclopentadienyl)(nitroxide)titanium Complexes.” Organometallics, 2004, 23, 836-845.


Mahanthappa, M. K.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of Hydroxylaminato Alkyltitanium Complexes.”Organometallics, 2004, 23, 1405-1410.


Huang, K.-W.; Waymouth, R. M. “Hydrolysis of CpTiCl2(TEMPO) and Its application on One-pot Syntheses of CpTiCl(OR)2 Complexes”, Dalton Trans., 2004, 354-356.


Wilmes, G. M.; France, M. B.; Lynch, S. R.; Waymouth, R. M. “Effects of Ligand substitutions on rate of conformational isomerism in bis(2-arylindene) zirconocenes by NMR line-shape analysis and relaxation in the rotating frame”  Organometallics, 2004, 23, 2405-2411.


Reybuck, S. E.; Waymouth, R. M. “Investigation of Bridge and 2-Phenyl Substituent on Ethylene / Alpha olefin Copolymerization behavior with 1,2-Bridged Bis(indenyl)zirconium Chlorides” Macromolecules. 2004, 2342-2347.


Reybuck, S. E.; Waymouth, R. M.“Ethylene/1-Hexene Copolymerization with Tetramethylsiloxane-Bridged Bis(indenyl) Metallocenes” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2004, 42, 3323-3331.


Nyce, G.; Csihony, S.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “A General and Versatile Approach to Thermally-Generated N-Heterocyclic Carbenes” Chem. Eur. J., 2004, 10, 4073-4079. Cover art.


Ketz, B. E.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Structure, Synthesis and Reactivity of a Pd N-Heterocyclic Carbene Enolate Complex” Organometallics,2004, 23, 2835-2837.


LaVoie, A.; Waymouth, R. M. “Catalytic Syntheses of Alternating, Stereoregular Ethylene / Cycloolefin Copolymers” Tetrahedron, 2004, 60(34), 7147-7155.


Stancik, C. M.; Lavoie, A. R.; Achurra, P. A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Gast, A. P. “A Neutron Scattering Study of the Structure and Water Partitioning of Selectively Deuteriated Copolymer Micelles” Langmuir, 2004, 20(21), 8975-8987.


 Csihony, S.; Beaudette, T. T.; Sentman, A. C.; Nyce, G.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Bredereck’s Reagent Revisited: Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization and Transesterification Reactions” Adv. Syn. Cat. 2004, 346, 1081-1086.




Schönherr, H.; Waymouth, R. M.; Frank, C. W. “Nucleation and Crystallization of Low-Crystallinity Polypropylene Followed in-situ by Hot Stage Atomic Force Microscopy” Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 2412-2418.


Dankova, M.; Waymouth, R. M. “High Comonomer Selectivity in Ethylene/Hexene Copolymerization by Unbridged Indenyl Metallocenes”Macromolecules 2003, 36, 3815-3820.


Gomez, F. J.; Chen, R. J.; Wang, D.; Waymouth, R. M.; Dai, H. “Non-covalent Sidewall Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization” Chem. Commun. 2003, 190-191.


Straus, D. A.; Kamigaito, M.; Lal, T. K.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis and Use of [TiF2(NMe2)2]4 and its use for olefin polymerization”, Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2003, 349, 65-68.


Hung, J.; Cole, A.P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Control of Sequence Distribution of Ethylene Copolymers: Influence of Comonomer Sequence on the Melting Behavior of Ethylene Copolymers” Macromolecules. 2003, 36, 2454-2463.


Nyce, G. W.; Glauser, T.; Connor, E. F.; Möck, A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “In-situ Generation of Carbenes: A General and Versatile Platform for Organocatalytic Living Polymerization” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 3046-3056.


Diehl, S. C.; Waymouth, R. M. “Polystyrene-Supported 2-Arylindenyl Zirconocene Catalysts for Propylene Polymerization” Isr. J. Chem., 2003, 42, 393-401.


Choo, T.; Waymouth, R. M. “The Dual-Site Alternating Cyclocopolymerization of 1,3-Butadiene with Ethylene” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125(30)8970-8971.


Lavoie, A.; Ho, M.; Waymouth R. M. “Alternating Stereospecific Copolymerization of Cyclopentene and Ethylene with Constrained Geometry Catalysis” Chem. Commun., 2003, 864-865.


Finze, M.; Reybuck, S.; Waymouth, R. M. “Propylene Polymerization w/ 1,2’-Bridged Bis(indenyl)zirconium Dichlorides”, Macromolecules, 2003,36, 9325-9334.


Fan, W.; Waymouth, R. M. “The Sequence and Stereoselectivity of the C1-symmetric metallocene Me2Si(1-(4,7-Me2Ind))(9-Flu)ZrCl2Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 3010-3014.


Wiyatno, W.; Pople, J. A.; Chen, Z.R.; Myers, C. L.; Gast, A. P.; Waymouth, R.M.; Fuller, G. G. " Component Stress-Strain Behavior and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation of Stereoblock Elastomeric Polypropylene;" Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 1178-1187.




Dankova, M.; Kravchenko, R. L.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Models for Conformationally Dynamic Metallocenes. The Copolymerization Behavior of the Unbridged Metallocene (1-methyl-2-phenylindenyl)(2-phenylindenyl) Zirconium Dichloride” Macromolecules, 2002 35, 2882-2891.


Reybuck, S. E.; Meyer, A.; Waymouth, R. M. “The Copolymerization Behavior of Unbridged Indenyl Metallocenes: Substituent Effects on the Degree of Comonomer Incorporation” Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 637-643.


Lin, S.; Waymouth, R. M. “2-ArylIndene Metallocenes: Conformationally Dynamic Catalysts to Control the Structure and Properties of Polypropylene” Acc. Chem. Res., 2002, 35(9), 765-773.


Gomez, F. J.; Waymouth, R. M. “Syndiospecific Propylene Polymerization Using C1-Symmetric ansa-Metallocene Catalysts: Substituent and Bridge Effects.”Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 3358-3368.


Mahanthappa, M. K.; Huang, K.-W.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis and Molecular Structure of Titanium Complexes containing a Reduced TEMPO Radical” Chem. Comm., 2002, 502-503.


Wilmes, G. M.; Polse, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. “Influence of Cocatalyst on the Stereoselectivity of Unbridged 2-Phenylindenyl Metallocene Catalysts”Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 6766-6772.


Choo, T. N.; Waymouth, R. M. “Cyclocopolymerization: A Mechanistic Probe for Dual-Site Alternating Copolymerization of Ethylene and a-Olefins”J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 4188-4189.


Wilmes, G. M.; Lin, S.; Waymouth, R. M. “Propylene Polymerization with Sterically-Hindered Unbridged 2-Arylindene Metallocenes”Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 5382-5387.


Wiyatno, W;  Pople, J.; Gast, A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Fuller, G. G.  “Dynamic Response of Stereoblock Elastomeric Polypropylene Studied by Rheo-Optics and X-ray Scattering: 1. Influence of Isotacticity” Macromolecules, 2002, 37, 8488-8497.


Wiyatno, W;  Pople, J.; Gast, A.; Waymouth, R. M.; Fuller, G. G.  “Dynamic Response of Stereoblock Elastomeric Polypropylene Studied by Rheo-Optics and X-ray Scattering: 2. Orthogonally-oriented Crystalline Chains. Macromolecules, 2002, 37, 8498-8508.


Bowden, N. B.; Dankova, M.; Wiyatno, W.; Hawker, C. J.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis of Polyethylene Graft Block Copolymers from Styrene, Butyl Acrylate, and Butadiene” Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 9246-9248.


De Rosa, C.; Auriemma, F.; Circelli, T.; Waymouth, R. M. “Crystallization of the a and g Forms of Isotactic Polypropylene as a Tool to Test the Degree of Segregation of Defects in the Polymer Chains” Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 3622-3629.      


Huang, K-w.; Waymouth, R. M. “Coordination Chemistry of Stable Radicals: Homolysis of a Titanium-Oxygen Bond” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 8200-8201.


Bowden, N. A.; Willets, K. A.; Moerner, W.E.; Waymouth, R. M. “Synthesis of Fluorescently Labeled Polymers and Their Use in Single-Molecule Imaging” Macromolecules, 2002, 35. 8122-8125.


Jones, T. D.; Chaffin, K. A.; Bates, F. S.; Annis, B. K.; Hagaman, E. W.; Kim, M.-H.; Wignall, G. D.; Fan, W.-H.; Waymouth, R. M. “Effect of Tacticity on Coil Dimensions and Thermodynamic Properties of Polypropylene” Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 5061-5068.


Nyce, G. W.; Lamboy, J. A.; Connor, E. F.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. “Expanding the Catalytic Activity of Nucleophilic N-Heterocyclic Carbenes for Transesterification Reactions” Org. Lett. 2002, 3587-3590.


Schoenherr, H.; Wiyatno, W.; Pople, J.; Frank, C.W.; Fuller, G. G.; Gast, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. “Morphology of Thermoplastic Elastomers: Stereoblock Polypropylene” Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 2654-2666.




Harth, E.; Hawker, C. J.; Fan, W.; Waymouth, R. M. “Chain-end Functionalization in Nitroxide Mediated ‘Living’ Free Radical Polymerizations”Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 3856-3862.


Fan, W.-H.; LeClerc, M. K.; Waymouth, R. M. “Alternating Stereospecific Copolymerization of Ethylene and Propylene with Metallocene Catalysts”J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123, 9555-9563.


Fan, W.; Waymouth, R. M. “Alternating Copolymerization of Ethylene and Propylene: Evidence for Selective Chain-Transfer to Ethylene”Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 8619-8625.


Mahanthappa, M.; Waymouth, R. M. “Titanium-Mediated Syndiospecific Styrene Polymerizatios: Role of Oxidation State” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001,123, 12093-12094.


Leino, R.; Gomez, F. J.; Cole, A. P.; Waymouth, R. M. "Stereocontrol in Syndiospecific Polymerizations with C1 Symmetric Group 4 ansa-Metallocene Catalysts" Macromolecules, 2001 34, 2072-2082.




Lin, S.; Kravchenko, R.; Waymouth, R. M. "Ethylene and Hydrogen Effects in Propylene Polymerization with 2-Arylindenyl Zirconocenes" J. Mol. Cat. A.,Chem. 2000 158, 423-427.


Millward, D.; Cole, A.; Waymouth, R.M. "Catalytic Carbometallation of Olefins with CyclopentadienylamidoTitanium Complexes" Organometallics,2000, 19, 1870-1878.


Millward, D.; Sammis, G.; Waymouth, R. M. “Ring-Opening Reactions of Oxabicyclic Alkene Compounds: Enantioselective Hydride and Ethyl Additions Catalyzed by Group 4 Metals.” J. Org. Chem., 2000, 65, 3902-3909.


Nele, M.; Collins, S.; Dias, M.L.; Pinto, J.C.; Lin, S.; Waymouth, R. M. "Two-State Models for Olefin Polymerization using Metallocene Catalysts I: Application to Oscillating Metallocene Catalyst Systems" Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 7249-7260.


Beniot, D.; Harth, E.; Fox, P.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hawker, C. J. "Accurate Structural Control and Block Formation in the Living Polymerization of 1,3-butadiene by Nitroxide-Mediated Procedures" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 363-370.


Lin, S.; Waymouth, R.M.; Nele, M.; Collins, S.; Pinto, J.C. "Kinetics of Propylene Polymerization Using (2-Phenylindenyl)2ZrCl2 / MAO J. Am. Chem.Soc., 2000, 122, 11275-11285.


Kamigaito, M.; Lal, T. K., Waymouth, R. M. "Olefin Polymerization with Me4Cp-Amido Complexes with Electron-Withdrawing Groups" J. Polym. Sci.-Part A: Polym. Chem., 2000, 38, 4649-4660.