Publication Highlights

Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory.
Nature Commun. (2020) 11, 3250.

Exploiting the role of nanoparticle shape in enhancing hydrogel adhesive and mechanical properties
Nature Commun. (2020) 11, 1420 

Additive‐Free Green Light‐Induced Ligation Using BODIPY Triggers
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2020) 59, 2284

Uniform Biodegradable  Fiber-Like Micelles and Block  Comicelles via Living Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly  of Poly(llactide) Block Copolymers: The Importance  of Reducing Unimer Self-Nucleation via Hydrogen Bond Disruption.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2019) 141, 19088 – 19098

Recent Advances and Challenges in the Design of Organic Photoacid and Photobase Generators for Polymerizations. 
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019) 58, 2 – 15.

Stereochemical enhancement of polymer properties.
Nat. Rev. Chem. (2019) 3, 514–535.

Controlling the Size of Two-Dimensional Polymer Platelets for Water-in-Water Emulsifiers. 
ACS Cent. Sci. (2018) 4, 63 – 70.

Plastics recycling with a difference.
Science (2018), 360, 6387, 380 – 381.

Ring-Opening Polymerisation: On Like a Light.
Nature Catalysis (2018), 1, 486 – 487

Unlocking the potential of poly(ortho ester)s: A general catalytic approach to the synthesis of surface erodible materials.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017) 56, 16664 – 16668

Precision Epitaxy for Aqueous 1D and 2D Poly(ε-caprolactone) Assemblies.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017) 139, 16980 – 16985

Poly(oligo (ethylene glycol) vinyl acetate)s: A versatile new class of thermoresponsive and biocompatible polymers.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2017) 56, 9178-9182

1D vs. 2D shape selectivity in the crystallization-driven self-assembly of polylactide block copolymers.
Chem. Sci. (2017) 8, 4223-4230

Independent Control of Elastomer Properties through Stereocontrolled Synthesis.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2016) 55, 13076 – 13080

Dual Catalysis for Selective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactones: Evolution toward Simplicity.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2015) 137, 14439 – 14445

N-Heterocyclic Olefins as Organocatalysts for Polymerization: Preparation of Well-Defined Poly(propylene oxide).
Angew Chem. Int. Ed. (2015) 54, 9550 – 9554

Simultaneous orthogonal dual-click approach to tough, in situ-forming hydrogels for cell encapsulation.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2015) 137, 1618 – 1622

Structural reorganization of cylindrical nanoparticles triggered by polylactide stereocomplexation.
Nature Commun. (2014) 5:5746 DOI:10.1038/ncomms6746

Chaining up carbon dioxide.
Nature Chem. (2014) 6, 276 – 277

Organocatalytic, Regioselective Nucleophilic “Click” Addition of Thiols to Propiolic Acid Esters for Polymer–Polymer Coupling.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2013) 52, 4132 – 4136

Hollow Block Copolymer Nanoparticles through a Spontaneous One-step Structural Reorganization.
ACS Nano (2013) 7, 1120 – 1128

Triarylsulfonium Hexafluorophosphate Salts as Photoactivated Acidic Catalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerisation.
Chem. Commun. (2013) 49, 1205 – 1207

Benzyl Bispidine as an Efficient Replacement for (-)-Sparteine in Ring Opening Polymerisation.
Chem. Sci. (2013) 4, 1092 – 1097

Additive-Free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine–Norbornene Chemistry.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2011) 133, 13828 – 13831

Cylindrical Micelles of Controlled Length from the Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Poly(lactide)-Containing Block Copolymers.
Chem. Sci. (2011) 2, 955 – 960

Metal free thiol-maleimide ‘Click’ reaction as a mild functionalisation strategy for degradable polymers.
Chem. Commun. (2008), 5158 – 5160