70. Yi Shi; Xiaosong Cao; Shuangjiang Luo; Xiaofeng Wang; Robert W. Graff; Daqiao Hu; Ruilan Guo; Haifeng Gao, Investigate the Glass Transition Temperature of Hyperbranched Copolymers with Segmented Monomer Sequence, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4416-4422. [link]


69. Chen Qu; Yi Shi; Benxin Jing; Haifeng Gao; Yingxi Zhu, Probing the Inhomogeneous Charge Distribution on Annealed Polyelectrolyte Star Polymers in Dilute Aqueous Solutions, ACS Macro Letters 2016, 5, 402-406. [link]


68. Yi Shi, Xiaosong Cao, Haifeng Gao, The Use of Azide-Alkyne Click Chemistry in Recent Syntheses and Applications of Polytriazole-based Nanostructured Polymers, Nanoscales, 2016, 8, 4864-4881. [link]


67. Xiaosong Cao#; Yi Shi#; Xiaofeng Wang; Robert W. Graff; Haifeng Gao, Design A Highly Reactive Trifunctional Core Molecule to Obtain Hyperbranched Polymers with Over A Million Molecular Weight in One-pot Click Polymerization, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 760-766. [link]



66. S. Misra; X. Wang; I. Srivastava; M. Imgruet; R.W. Graff; A. Ohoka; T. Kampert; H. Gao; D. Pan, Combinatorial Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer using HyperStar Polymer-based Nanoparticles, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 16170-16173. [link]


65. Robert W. Graff; Yi Shi; Xiaofeng Wang; Haifeng Gao, Comparison of Loading Efficiency between Hyperbranched Polymers and Crosslinked Nanogels at Various Branching Densities, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36, 2076-2082. [link]


64. Xiaofeng Wang; Robert W. Graff; Yi Shi; Haifeng Gao, One-pot synthesis of hyperstar polymers via sequential ATRP of inimers and functional monomers in aqueous dispersed media, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 6739-6745. [link]


63. Yi Shi; Robert W. Graff; Xiaosong Cao; Xiaofeng Wang, Haifeng Gao, Chain-Growth Click Polymerization of AB2 Monomers to Produce Hyperbranched Polymer with Low Polydispersity in One-Pot, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 7631–7635. [link] [cover]


62. Guolin Lu; Hao Liu; Haifeng Gao; Chun Feng; Yongjun Li; Xiaoyu Huang, Construction of semi-fluorinated amphiphilic graft copolymer bearing a poly(2-methyl-1,4-bistrifluorovinyloxybenzene) backbone and poly(ethylene glycol) side chains via the grafting-onto strategy, RSC Advances 2015, 5, 39668-39676. [link]


61. Qiao An; Zifeng Li; Robert Graff; Jia Guo; Haifeng Gao; Changchun Wang, Core-Double-Shell Fe3O4@Carbon@Poly(InIII-carboxylate) Microspheres: Cycloaddition of CO2 and Epoxides on Coordination Polymer Shells Constituted by Imidazolium-Derived AlIII–Salen Bifunctional Catalysts, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 4969-4978. [link]


60.Robert W. Graff; Xiaofeng Wang; Haifeng Gao, Exploring Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization of Inimers in Microemulsion To Regulate the Structures of Hyperbranched Polymers, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2118–2126. [link]


59.Zhi Guo, Doyun Lee, Haifeng Gao, Libai Huang, Exciton Structure and Dynamics in Solution Aggregates of a Low-bandgap Copolymer, J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 7666–7672. [link]


58. Xiaofeng Wang; Yi Shi; Robert W. Graff; Doyun Lee; Haifeng Gao, Developing Recyclable pH-Responsive Magnetic Nanoparticles for Oil-Water Separation, Polymer 2015 72, 361-367. [link]


57. Doyun Lee, Chengyi Zhang, Haifeng Gao, Amine-Functionalized Mesoporous Polymer Network for Highly Selective Absorption of CO2 over N2, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2015, 216, 489-494. [link]


56. Yi Shi; Xiaofeng Wang; Robert W. Graff; William A. Phillip; Haifeng Gao, Synthesis of degradable molecular brushes via a combination of ring-opening polymerization and click chemistry, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 239. [link]



55. Sahadevan Rajesh; Yu Yan; Hsueh-Chia Chang; Haifeng Gao; William A. Phillip, Mixed Mosaic Membranes Prepared by Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Ionic Separations, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 12338-12345. [link]


54. Zhi Guo, Doyun Lee, Joseph Strzalka, Haifeng Gao, Libai Huang, Ali M. Khounsary and Tengfei Luo, Thermal Conductivity of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: An Unusual Binary Mixing Effect, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2014, 16, 26359. [link]


53. Dian Li; Yuting Zhang; Sha Jin; Jia Guo; Haifeng Gao; Changchun Wang, Development of a redox/pH dual stimuli-responsive MSP@P(MAA-Cy) drug delivery system for programmed release of anticancer drugs in tumour cells, J. Mater. Chem. B 2014, 2, 5187. [link]


52. Zhi Guo; Doyun Lee; Richard D. Schaller; Xiaobing Zuo; Byeongdu Lee; TengFei Luo; Haifeng Gao; Libai Huang, Relationship between Interchain Interaction, Exciton Delocalization, and Charge Separation in Low-Bandgap Copolymer Blends, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10024. [link]


51. Zhi Guo, Doyun Lee, Yi Liu, Fangyuan Sun, Haifeng Gao, Burns Peter, Libai Huang, and Tengfei Luo, Tuning the Thermal Conductivity of Solar Cell Polymers through Side Chain Engineering, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2014, 16, 7764. [link]


50. Doyun Lee, Chengyi Zhang and Haifeng Gao, Facile Production of Polypyrrole Nanofibers Using Freeze-Drying Method, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 215, 669. [link]


49. Chengyi Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang, Ke Min, Doyun Lee, Chuan Wei, Hannah Schulhauser and Haifeng Gao, Developing Porous Honeycomb Films Using Miktoarm Star Copolymers and Exploring Their Application in Particle Separation, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2014, 35, 221. [link]



48. Doyun Lee, Chengyi Zhang, Chuan Wei, Brandon L. Ashfeld and Haifeng Gao, Fast and Efficient CO2 Capture using High Nitrogen-Contents Polypyrrole Nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 14862. [link]


47. Monika Makrocka-Rydzyk; Aleksandra Wypych; Maria Dobies; Mariusz Jancelewicz; Stefan Jurga; Hong Yul Cho; Haifeng Gao; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Molecular dynamics in PBA/PEO miktoarm star copolymers, Polymer 2013, 54, 3341. [link]



46. Ke Min, Haifeng Gao, New Method to Access Hyperbranched Polymers with Uniform Structure via One-Pot Polymerization of Inimer in Microemulsion, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15680. [link]


45. Haifeng Gao, Development of Star Polymers as Unimolecular Containers for Nanomaterials, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 722. [link]


Publications (before 2011)

Book Chapters

6. Y. Shi, R.W. Graff, H. Gao*, Recent Progress on Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polymers with Controlled Molecular Weight Distribution, in ACS Symp. Ser. 2014, Vol. XXX,

5. H. Gao*, N. Chan, J.K. Oh, K. Matyjaszewski, Designing Hydrogel by ATRP, Editor: Xian Jun Loh, Date of publication: Jan 2015, Springer

4. Chuan Wei, Haifeng Gao, Star Polymers as Unimolecular Containers, in Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, edited by Shiro Kobayashi and Klaus Müllen, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.

3. Haifeng Gao; Wenwen Li; Ke Min; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Gelation in Atom Transfer Radical Copolymerization with A Divinyl Cross-linker, in ACS Symp. Ser. 2009, Vol. 1023, 203

2. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky; Ke Min; Nazeem M. Jahed; Haifeng Gao; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Degradable Polymers and Materials - Principles and Practice, in ACS Symp. Ser. 2006, Vol. 939, 184

1. Brent S. Sumerlin; Nicolay V. Tsarevsky; Haifeng Gao; Patricia Golas; Guillaume Louche; Robert Y. Lee; Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Click Functionalization of Well-Defined Copolymers Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, in ACS Symp. Ser. 2006, Vol. 944, 140


1. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski; Halfeng Gao; James Spanswick, Preparation of Functional Star Macromolecules with Low Polydispersity, PCT Int. Appl. 2010, WO 2010111708.


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