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Polymer Science and Engineering

Coughlin Research Group – Publications

Publications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst

* Denotes E. Bryan Coughlin as Senior Author

76. “o-Nitrobenzyl Alcohol Derivatives: Opportunities in Polymer and Materials Science”
AuHui Zhao, Elizabeth Sterner, E. Bryan Coughlin, Patrick Theato, Macromolecules 2012, 45(4) 1723-1736
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75. “Physicochemical properties of 1,2,3-triazolium ionic liquids” Shilpi Sanghi, Erik Willett, Craig Versek, Mark Tuominen, E. Bryan Coughlin RSV Advances 2012, 2 (3), 848-853. pdf

74. “Influence of Chain Stiffness on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Thin Films” Jessica M. Torres, Chengqing Wang, E. Bryan Coughlin, John P. Bishop, Richard A. Register, Robert A. Riggleman, Christopher M. Stafford, Bryan D. Vogt Macromolecules 2011, 44(22) 9040-9045 pdf

73. “Toughening semicrystalline poly(lactic acid) by morphology alteration” Sahas Rathi, Xiaolang Chen, E. Bryan Coughlin, Shaw Ling Hsu, Charles S. Golub, Michael J. Tzivanis Polymer 2011, 52(19) pdf

72. “Highly Ordered Nanoporous Thin Films from Photocleavable Block Copolymers” Hui Zhao, Weiyin Gu, Elizabeth Sterner, Thomas P. Russell, E. Bryan Coughlin, Patrick Theato Macromolecules 2011, 44(16) 6433-6440 pdf

71. `“Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Soluble Low-Bandgap Thienothiophene Polymers with Various Alkyl Side-Chain Lengths” Woo Jin Bae, Christopher Scilla, Volodimyr V. Duzhko, Won Ho Jo, E. Bryan Coughlin, Journal of Polymer Science Part A- Polymer Chemistry 2011, 49(15) 3260-3271 pdf

70. “Carborane-Containing Poly(fluorene): Response to Solvent Vapors and Amines”
Joseph J. Peterson, Andrew R. Davis, Mathias Were, E. Bryan Coughlin, Kenneth R. Carter ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2011, 3(6) 1796-1799 pdf

69. “Utilization of Oligo(lactic add) for Studies of Chain Conformation and Chain Packing in Poly(lactic acid)” Sahas Rathi, Jeffrey P. Kalish, E. Bryan Coughlin, Shaw Ling Hsu Macromolecules 2011, 44(9) 3410-3415 pdf

68. “Particle Capture via Discrete Binding Elements: Systematic Variations in Binding Energy for Randomly Distributed Elements” Surachate Kalasin, Suranakhana Martwiset, E. Bryan Coughlin, Maria M. Santore Langmuir 2010, 26, 16865-16870 pdf

67.  “Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Proton Exchange Membranes containing  1H-1,2,3-triazole Moieties” Shilpi Sanghi, Mark Touminen, E. Bryan Coughlin Solid State Ionics 2010, 181, 1183-1188 pdf

66.  “Ring-Opening Metathesis Copolymerization of Cyclooctene and a Carborane-Containing Oxanorbornene” Yoan C. Simon, E. Bryan Coughlin Journal of Polymer Science; Part A, Polymer Chemistry 2010, 48, 2557-2563. pdf

65.  “ESI and MALDI mass spectrometry of large POSS Oligomers” Stanley E. Anderson, Arpad Somogyi, Timothy S. Haddad, E. Bryan Coughlin, Gunjan Gadodia, David F. Marten, Julie Ray, Michael T. Bowers International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 2010, 292, 38-47. pdf

 

64.  “Carborane Containing Polyfluoren: o-Carborane in the Main Chain” Joseph J. Peterson, Mathias Werre, Yoan C. Simon, E. Bryan Coughlin, Kenneth R. Carter Macromolecules, 2009, 42 (22), pp 8594–8598 pdf

63.  “SilylCarborane Acrylate Nanoimprint Lithography Resists” Yoan C. Simon, Isaac W. Moran, Kenneth R. Carter, E. Bryan Coughlin ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2009, 1, 1887-1892. pdf

62.  “Polyfluorene with p-carborane in the backbone” Joseph J. Peterson, Yoan C. Simon, E. Bryan Coughlin, Kenneth R. Carter, Chem.. Commun. 2009, 4950-4952. pdf

61.  “H-1 Solid-State NMR Investigation of Structure and Dynamics of Anhydrous Proton Conducting Triazole-Functionalized Siloxane Polymers” Uemit Akbey, Sergio Granados-Focil, Sergio, E. Bryan Coughlin, Robert Graf, Hans Wolfgang Spiess, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2009, 113, 9151-9160 pdf

60.    “Synthesis of Polyfluorenes with Pendant Silylcarboranes” Simon, Yoan C., Peterson, Joseph J., Mangold, Christine, Carter, Kenneth R., Coughlin, E. Bryan Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 512-516. pdf

59.  “Proton Conducting Polymers Containing 1H-1,2,3-Triazole Moieties” Martwiset, Surangkhana, Yavuzcetin, Ozgur, Thorn, Michael, Versek, Craig, Tuominen, Mark, Coughlin, E. Bryan, J. Polym. Sci: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2009, 47, 188-196. pdf

58.  “Flame Resistant Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers from Deoxybenzoin-based Polymers” Moon, S.; Ku, B.C.; Emrick, T.; Coughlin E.B.; Farris, R.J. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2009, 111, 301-307.

57.  “Fluoroelastomer Copolymers Incorporating Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane” Bradley Seurer, E. Bryan Coughlin Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2008, 209, 2040-2048 pdf

56.  "Interactions between Antimicrobial Polynorbornenes and Phospholipid Vesicles Monitored by Light Scattering and Microcalorimetry”  Gregory J. Gabriel, Joanna G. Pool, Abhigyan Som, Jeffrey M. Dabkowski, E. Bryan Coughlin, M. Muthukurnar, Gregory N. Tew Langmuir 2008, 24, 12489-12495. pdf

55. “Thermal degradation of deoxybenzoin polymers studied by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry”  T. Ranganathan, Michael Beaulieu, Joseph Zilberman, Kenneth D. Smith, Phillip Westmoreland, Richard J. Farris, E. Bryan Coughlin, Todd Emrick, Polymer Degradation and Stability 2008, 93, 1059-1066. pdf

54.* “Ethylene-Propylene-Silsesquioxane Thermoplastic Elastomers” Bradley Seurer, E. Bryan Coughlin Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2008, 209, 1198-1209. pdf

53. “Antibacterial and Hemolytic Activities of Quaternary Pyridinium Functionalized Polynorbornenes” Tarik Eren, Abhigyan Som, Jason R. Rennie, Christopher F. Nelson, Yelena Urgina, Klaus Nüsslein, E. Bryan Coughlin and Gregory N. Tew*  Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2008, 209, 516-524. pdf

 

52.   "Amphiphilic Polymers with Potent Antibacterial Activity” M.Firat Ilker, Gregory N. Tew and E. Bryan Coughlin Antiterrorism and Homeland Defense: Polymers and Materials 2007, 980, 175-197. pdf

51.  "Water-Free Proton-Conducting Polysiloxanes: A Study on the Effect of Heterocycle Structure" Sergio Granados-Focil, Richard C. Woudenberg, Ozgur Yavucetin, Mark T. Tuominen, E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2007, 40, 8708-8713. pdf

50. "Intrinsically Conducting Polymers and Copolymers Containing Triazole Moieties" Surangkhana Martwiset, Richard C. Woudenberg, Sergio Granados-Focil, Ozgur Yavucetin, Mark T. Tuominen, E. Bryan Coughlin Solid State Ionics 2007, 178, 1398- 1403. pdf

49. "Poly(arylate-phosphonate) Copolymers with Deoxybenzoin in the Backbone: Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Properties" Thangamani Ranganathan, Bon-Cheol Ku, Joseph Zilberman, Michael Beaulieu, Richard J. Farris, E. Bryan Coughlin, Todd Emrick J. Polym. Sci: Part A: Polym. Chem. 2007, 45, 4573-4580. pdf

48. "Amphiphilic Carborane-Containing Diblock Copolymers" Yoan C. Simon, Christian Ohm, Melanie J. Zimny and E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2007, 40, 5628-5630. pdf

47.  "Highly Ordered Nanoporous Thin Films from Cleavable-Polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide)”

Mingfu Zhang, Ling Yang, Serkan Yurt, Matthew J. Misner, Jiun-Tai Chen, E. Bryan Coughlin, Dhandapani Venkataraman and Thomas P. Russell Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 1571-1576. pdf

46. "Intrinsically Proton Conducting Polymers and Copolymers Containing Benzimidazole Moieties: Glass Transistion Effects" Richard C. Woudenberg, Ozgur Yavuzcetin, Mark T. Tuominen, E. Bryan Coughlin Solid State Ionics 2007, 178, 1135-1141. pdf

45. "Glycolipid Polymer Synthesized from Natural Lactonic Sophorolipids by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization" Wei Gao, Rena Hagver, Vishal Shah, Wenchun Xie, Richard A. Gross, M. Firat Ilker, Chrissy Bell, Kelly A. Burke, E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2007, 40, 145-147. pdf

44. "Online Monitoring of Kinetics and Mechanisms of Cyclic Olefin Metathesis" Alina M. Alb, Pascal Enohnyaket, Jeanette F. Craymer, Tarik Eren, E. Bryan Coughlin, Wayne F. Reed Macromolecules 2006, 40(3), 444-451. pdf

43.* "Manifold Assembly for the Convenient Polymerization of Ethylene Oxide and Butadiene" Gregoire Cardoen, Kurt Brietenkamp, Todd S. Emrick, E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2006, 39, 7170-7173. pdf

42. "Synthesis and Characterization of Halogen-free Anti-flammable Polyphosphonates Containing 4,4'-Bishydroxydeoxybenzoin" T. Ranganathan, J. Zilberman, R. J. Farris, E. B. Coughlin, T. Emrick Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5974-5975. pdf

41. "Deoxybenzoin-Based Polyarylates as Halogen-Free Fire-Resistant Polymers" K. A. Ellzey, T. Ranganathan, J. Zilberman, E. B. Coughlin, R. J. Farris, T. Emrick Macromolecules 2006, 39, 3553-3558, ASAP Article. pdf

40.* "Kinetic Modeling of the Effect of MAO/Zr Ratio and Chain Transfer to Aluminum in Zirconocene Catalyzed Propylene Polymerization" B. Quevedo-Sanchez, J. F. Nimmons, E. B. Coughlin, M. A. Henson Macromolecules 2006, 13, 4306-4316. pdf

39.* "Kinetic Modeling of Slurry Propylene Polymerization using rac-Et(Ind)2ZrC12/MAO" Ramon A. Gonzalez-Ruiz, Bernabe Quevedo-Sanchez, Robert L. Laurence, E. Bryan Coughlin, Michael A. Henson AIChE Journal 2006, 52, 1824-1835. pdf

38.   "Scission of Diblock Copolymers into Their Constituent Blocks" S. Yurt, U. K. Anyanwu, J. R. Scheintaub, E. B. Coughlin, D. Venkataraman Macromolecules 2006, 39, 1670-1672. pdf

37.* "Origin of the Formation of the 4-Butenyl End-Group in Zirconocene-Catalyzed Propylene Polymerization" B. Quevedo-Sanchez, M. A. Henson, and E. Bryan Coughlin Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2006, 44, 3724-3728. pdf

36.* "Copolymerizations of Ethylene and a-Olefins with Supported Piano-Stool Catalysts" Jeanette F. Craymer, Rajeswari M. Kasi, E. Bryan Coughlin, Polyhedron, 2005, 24, 1347-1355. pdf

35.* "Selective Nitrogen Protection of Hydroxyalkylbenzimidazoles using 2,2,2- Trichloroethylchloroformate" Richard C. Woudenberg, E. Bryan Coughlin, Tetrahedron Letters, 2005, 46, 6311-6313. pdf

34.  "Duplex Strand Formation using Alternating Copolymers" Hiroshi Nakade, M. Firat Ilker, Brian J. Jordan, Oktay Uzun, Nicholas L. LaPointe, E. Bryan Coughlin and Vincent M. Rotello, Chem. Commun., 2005, 3271-3273. pdf

33.* "Tethered Constrained-Geometry Catalysts in Mesoporous Silica: Probing the Influence of the Second Sphereon Polymer Properties" S. L. Burkett, S. Soukasene, K. L. Milton, R. Welch, A. J. Little, R. M. Kasi and E. Bryan Coughlin, Chem. Mater., 2005, 17(10), 2716-2723. pdf

32.* "Polymer Nanocomposites through Controlled Self-Assembly of Cubic Silsesquioxane Scaffolds" L. Zheng, S. Hong, G. Cardoen, E. Burgaz, S. P. Gido and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 8606-8611. pdf

31. "Isotactic Polypropylene Crystallization: Role of Small Fractions of High or Low Molecular Weight" A. Elmoumni, R. Gonzlaez-Ruiz, E. Bryan Coughlin and H. H. Winter, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2005, 206, 125-134. pdf

30.* "Tuning the Hemolytic Antibacterial Activities of Amphiphilic Polynorbornene Derivatives" M.F. Ilker, K. Nusslein, G. N. Tew and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(48), 15870-15875. pdf

29. "Synthesis and Characterization of Unsaturated Thermotropic Polyesters Prepared via Acyclic Diene Metathesis Polymerization" H. Qin, B. J. Chakulski, I. Rousseau, J. Chen, X. Xie, P. Mather, G. S. Constable and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 5239-5249. pdf

28.* "Hemi-Telechelic Polystyrene-POSS Copolymers as Model Systems for the Study of Well-Defined Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Materials" G. Cardoen and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 5123-5126. pdf

27.* "Morphological and Mechanical Evaluation of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thermoset Copolymers of Dicyclopentadiene and Mono- or Tris(norbornenyl)-substituted Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes" G. S. Constable, A. J. Lesser and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2004, 37 1276-1282. pdf

26.* "Modular Norbornene Derivatives for the Preparation of Well-defined Amphiphilic Polymers: Study of the Lipid Membrane Disruption Activities" M. F. Ilker, H. Schule and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 694-700. pdf

25.* "Synthesis and Characterization of the Polyhydroxyamide/Polymethoxyamide Family of Polymers" E. S. Yoo, A. J. Gavrin, R. J. Farris, E. B. Coughlin, High Performance Polymers 2003, 15, 519-535. pdf

24.* "Crystal Structure of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsequioxane (POSS) Nano-materials: A Study by X-ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy" A. J. Waddon and E. Bryan Coughlin, Chem. Mater. 2003, 15, 4555-4561. pdf

23. "Ultrasonic Spectroscopic Evaluation of the Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Dicyclopentadiene" Gregory S. Constable, Alan J. Lesser and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2003, 41, 1323-1333. pdf

22a.* "Supported Constrained-Geometry Catalysts on Cross-Linked (Aminomethyl)polystyrene: Studies of Ethylene and 1-Octene Polymerizations" Correction, Rajeswari M. Kasi and E. Bryan Coughlin, Organometallics 2003, 22, 3792-3792. pdf

22.* "Supported Constrained-Geometry Catalysts on Cross-Linked (Aminomethyl)polystyrene: Studies of Ethylene and 1-Octene Polymerizations" Rajeswari M. Kasi and E. Bryan Coughlin, Organometallics 2003, 22, 1534-1539. pdf

21.* "Linear or Branched Polyethylenes from Supported Aryloxytitanium(IV)-Cyclopentadienyl Complexes" Rajeswari M. Kasi and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 6300-6304. pdf

20. "Chemically Cross-Linked Polycyclooctene: Synthesis, Characterization and Shape Memory Behavior" C. Liu, S. B. Chun, P. T. Mather, L. Zheng, E. B. Haley and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2002, 35, 9868-9874. pdf

19.* "Gas Manifold for Olefin Polymerization and a Convenient Reactor Design for the Parallel Screening of Catalyst" G. S. Constable, R. A. Gonzalez-Ruiz, R. M. Kasi and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2002, 35, 9613-9616. pdf

18.* "Nanostructured Polyethylene-POSS Copolymers: Control of Crystallization and Aggregation" A. J. Waddon, L. Zeng, R. J. Farris and E. Bryan Coughlin, Nano Letters 2002, 2, 1149-1155. pdf

17. "Thermal Decomposition and Flammability of Fire-Resistant, UV/Visible-Sensitive Polyarylates, Copolymers and Blends" H. Zhang, P. R. Westmoreland, R. J. Farris, E. Bryan Coughlin, A Plichta and Z. K. Brzozowski, Polymer 2002, 43, 5463-5472. pdf

16. "The Preparation of Cadmium Selenide-Polyolefin Composites from Functional Phosphine Oxides and Ruthenium-based Metathesis" H. Skaff, M. F. Ilker, E. Bryan Coughlin and T. Emrick, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5729-5733. pdf

15.* "Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Hybrid Copolymers of Syndiotactic Polystyrene and Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane" Lei Zheng, Rajeswari M. Kasi, Richard J. Farris and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. of Poly. Sci., Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2002, 40, 885-891. pdf

14.* "X-Ray Characterizations of Polyethylene Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Copolymers" Lei Zheng, Alan J. Waddon, Richard J. Farris and E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2002, 35, 2375-2379. pdf

13.* "Alternating Copolymerizations of Polar and Non-Polar Cyclic Olefins by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization" M. Firat Ilker and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2002, 35, 54-58. pdf

12.* "Novel Polyolefin Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization of Metallocene Catalyzed Polyolefin Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) Copolymers" L. Zheng, R. J. Farris and E. Bryan Coughlin, Macromolecules 2001, 34, 8034-8039. pdf

11.* "Highly Efficient Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Depolymerization Using a Ruthenium Catalyst Containing a N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand" S. W. Craig, J. A. Manzer and E. Bryan Coughlin Macromolecules 2001, 34, 7929-7931. pdf

10.* "Synthesis of Polyethylene Copolymers Containing Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) Prepared Using Ring-Opening Methathesis Copolymerization" L. Zheng, R. J. Farris and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. Polym. Sci, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2001, 39, 2920-2928. pdf

Publications from DuPont Central Research and Development Department

9.  "13C and 2D NMR Analysis of Propylene Polymers Made with a-Diimine Late Metal Catalysts" E. F. McCord, S. J. McLain, L. T. J. Nelson, S. D. Arthur, E. Bryan Coughlin, S. D. Ittel, L. K. Johnson, D. Tempel, C. M. Killian and M. Brookhart, Macromolecules 2001, 34, 362-371.

8.  "Addition Polymerization of Cyclopentene with Nickel and Palladium Catalysts" Stephan J. McLain, Jerald Feldman, Elizabeth F. McCord, Kenncorwin H. Gardner, Mark F. Teasley, E. Bryan Coughlin, K. Jeff Sweetman, Lynda K. Johnson and Maurice Brookhart, Macromolecules 1998, 31, 6705-6707.

Publications from Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

7. "Synthesis and Structural Characterization of {(h5-C5Me4)2SiMe2}YCH(SiMe3)2.  Hydrogenation to [{(h 5-C5Me4)2SiMe2}Y]2(m-H)2 and its Facile Ligand Redistribution to Y2[m 2-{( h 5-C5Me4)2SiMe2(h 5-C5Me4)}]2(m -H)2" E. Bryan Coughlin, Lawrence M. Henling and John E. Bercaw, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1996, 242, 205-210.

6.   "C2-Symmetric Ansa Metallocenes of Titanium and Zirconium with a Ligand System that Yields Pure Rac Isomer: Preparation and Crystal Structures of rac-{(h5-C5H2-2-SiMe3-4 CMe3)2SiMe2}MCl2 (M = Ti or Zr)” Stephanie T. Chacon, E. Bryan Coughlin, Lawrence M. Henling and John E. Bercaw, J. Organomet. Chem. 1995, 497, 171-180.

5.  "Iso Specific Ziegler Natta Polymerization of a Olefins with a Single Component Organoyttrium Compound" E. Bryan Coughlin and John E. Bercaw, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 7606-7607.

4.  "A Silicon Bridged Bis(substituted Cp) Yttrium Complex" Richard E. Marsh, William P. Schaefer, E. Bryan Coughlin and John E. Bercaw, Acta Cryst. 1992, C48, 1773-1776.

3.  "Stereochemistry at Carbon for Alkyl Migration to Oxygen in the Rearrangement of a Tert butylperoxy-Alkyl Derivative of Permethylhafnocene" E. Bryan Coughlin and John E. Bercaw, Organometallics 1992, 11, 465-467.

2.  "HCl-Catalyzed Photoreduction of 4-Bromonitrobenzene as a Concomitant of Nucleophilic Aromatic Photosubstitutions Involving Radical Intermediates" Gene G. Wubbels, Eric J. Snyder and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 2543-2548.

1.  "Acid-Catalyzed Nucleophilic Aromatic Photosubstitution. A Reconsideration of Protonation in Excited States of Nitrobenzenes" Gene G. Wubbels, Douglas P. Susens and E. Bryan Coughlin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 2538-2542.

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