(252) Preparation of functional nanoparticles of mPEG-b-P(DMA-co-HA) copolymers via polymerization-induced thermal self-assembly, I. Akar, A. K. Pearce, C. M. S. Kumar, C. Ferguson, R. K. O’Reilly. J. Polym. Sci. 2023, 1. DOI: 10.1002/pol.20230420 

(251) Synthesis, Morphology, and Crystallization Kinetics of Polyheptalactone (PHL), M. R. Caputo, A. Olmos, B. Li, J. L. Olmedo-Martínez, A. Malafronte, C. De Rosa, H. Sardon, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, A. J. Müller, Biomacromolecules, 2023, 24, 32563267. DOI:  10.1021/acs.biomac.3c00305 

(250) Crystal Structure of Poly(7-heptalactone), A. Malafronte, L. Scoti, M. R. Caputo, B. Li, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, A. J. Müller, C. De Rosa. Macromolecules, 2023, 56, 41534162. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.3c00710

(249) Catalytic cavities control oligomer length, C. T. J. Ferguson, R. K. O’Reilly, Nat. Synth. 2023, 2, 311–312, DOI:  10.1038/s44160-023-00244-3

(248) Uniform segmented platelet micelles with compositionally distinct and selectively degradable cores, Z. TongY. XieM. C. ArnoY. ZhangI. MannersR. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove. Nat. Chem. 2023. DOI: 10.1038/s41557-023-01177-2

(247) Triggered Polymersome Fusion, S. D. P. Fielden, M. J. Derry, A. J. Miller, P. D. Topham, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c13049


(246) Thermoresponsive Block Copolymer Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Tunable Flow Behavior in Porous Media, M. P. J. Miclotte, S. Varlas, C. D. Reynolds, B. Rashid, E. Chapman, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 14, 48, 54182–54193, DOI: /10.1021/acsami.2c15024 

(245) Polymer nanoparticles pass the plant interface, S. J. Parkinson, S. Tungsirisurp, C. Joshi, B. L. Richmond, M. L. Gifford, A. Sikder, I. Lynch, R. K. O’Reilly, R. Napier, Nat. Commun., 2022, 13, 7385, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-35066-y

(244) Nucleic acid aptamers as aptasensors for plant biology, S. Tungsirisurp, R. K. O’Reilly, R. Napier, Trends Plant Sci., 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2022.10.002

(243) Elucidating the role of multivalency, shape, size and functional group density on antibacterial activity of diversified supramolecular nanostructures enabled by templated assembly, A. Sikder. A. K. Pearce, C. M. S. Kumar, R. K. O’Reilly, Mater. Horiz., 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D2MH01117D

(242) The New Era of Self-Assembled Nanomaterials, S.-H. Yu, R. K. O’Reilly, L. Jiang, N. A. Kotov, Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, 55, 13, 1783–1784. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.2c00327

(241) Enhancing dual-state emission in maleimide fluorophores through fluorocarbon functionalisation, M. Pervez, A. K. Pearce, J. T. Husband, L. Male, M. Torrent-Sucarrat, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Eur. J. 2022, Accepted Author Manuscript, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202201877

(240) Stimuli-responsive and core cross-linked micelles developed by NiCCo-PISA of helical poly(aryl isocyanide)s, S. Jimaja, S. Varlas, J. Foster, D. Taton, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2PY00397J

(239) Nucleobase-Interaction-Directed Biomimetic Supramolecular Self-Assembly, A. Sikder, C. Esen, R. K. O’Reilly, Acc. Chem. Res. 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.2c00135

(238) LogPoct/SA predicts thermoresponsive behavior of P(DMA-co-RA) statistical copolymers, I. Akar, J. C. Foster, X. Leng, A. K. Pearce, R. T. Mathers, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2022, 11, 498-503, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00776

(237) Sustainable Polymers, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 12, 5197. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12548

(236) Instant Strong and Responsive Underwater Adhesion Manifested by Bioinspired Supramolecular Polymeric Adhesives, J. Wu, H. Lei, X. Fang, B. Wang, G. Yang, R. K. O’Reilly, Z. Wang, Z. Hua, G. Liu, Macromolecules 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02361

(235) Hydrogen Bond Regulated Platelet Micelles by Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly and Templated Growth for Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Block Copolymers, Y. Su, Y. Jiang, L. Liu, Y. Xie, S. Chen, Y. Wang, R. K. O’Reilly, Z. Tong, Macromolecules 2022, 55, 3, 1067–1076, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02402

(234) Uniform antibacterial cylindrical nanoparticles for enhancing the strength of nanocomposite hydrogels. Z. Li, A. K. Pearce, J. Du, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2022, DOI: 10.1002/pol.20210853


(233) Precise control over supramolecular nanostructures via manipulation of H-bonding in π-amphiphiles, A. Sikder, Y. Xie, M. Thomas, M. J. Derry, R. K. O’Reilly, Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 20111-20118, DOI: 10.1039/D1NR04882A

(232) Effect of heterogeneous and homogeneous polymerisation on the structure of pNIPAm nanogels, A. Vdovchenko, A. K. Pearce, M. Freeley, R. K. O’Reilly, M. Resmini, Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 6854-6864, DOI: 10.1039/D1PY01333E

(231) Polymers for Biomedical Applications: The Importance of Hydrophobicity in Directing Biological Interactions and Application Efficacy. A. K. Pearce, R. K. O’Reilly, Biomacromolecules, 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00434 

(230) Spatially Restricted Templated Growth of Poly(ϵ-caprolactone) from Carbon Nanotubes by Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly. Z. Tong, Y. Su, Y. Jiang, Y. Xie, S. Chen, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 6, 2844-2851, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02739

(229) Rigidochromism by imide functionalisation. J. T. Husband, Y. Xie, T. R. Wilks, L. Male, M. Torrent-Sucarrat, V. G. Stavros, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 10550-10557, DOI: 10.1039/D1SC03307G

(228) Tuning the Cloud-Point and Flocculation Temperature of Poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-Based Nanoparticles via a Postpolymerization Betainization Approach, M. P. J. Miclotte, S. B. Lawrenson, S. Varlas, B. Rashid, E. Chapman, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Polym. Au, 2021, 1, 1, 47–58. DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00010

(227) DNA-polymer conjugates via the graft-through polymerisation of native DNA in water. L. A. Arkinstall, J. T. Husband, T. R. Wilks, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 5466-5469, DOI: 10.1039/D0CC08008J

(226) Ultrafast spectroscopic investigation of discrete co-assemblies of a Zn-porphyrin–polymer conjugate with a hexapyridyl template. W.-D. Quan, L. A. Baker, R. Napier, R. K. O’Reilly, V. G. Stavros, M. Staniforth, T. R. Wilks, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2021, 777, 138736, DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2021.138736

(225) Precise Tuning of Polymeric Fiber Dimensions to Enhance the Mechanical Properties of Alginate Hydrogel Matrices. Z. Li, A. K. Pearce, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymers, 2021, 13, 2202, DOI: 10.3390/polym13132202

(224) Controlling the crystallinity and solubility of functional PCL with efficient post-polymerisation modification, C. Clamor, B. N. Cattoz, P. M. Wright, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Polym. Chem., 2021, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D0PY01535K

(223) Recent Trends in Advanced Polymer Materials in Agriculture Related Applications, A. Sikder, A. K. Pearce, S. J. Parkinson, R. Napier, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00982

(222) Functional nanostructures by NiCCo-PISA of helical poly(aryl isocyanide) copolymers, S. Jimaja, Y. Xie, J. C. Foster, D. Taton, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 105-111, DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00791A


(221) Probing and Tuning the Permeability of Polymersomes, A. J. Miller, A. K. Pearce, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Cent. Sci., 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c01196

(220) Synthesis and applications of anisotropic nanoparticles with precisely defined dimensions, A. K. Pearce, T. R. Wilks, M. C. Arno, R. K. O’Reilly, Nat. Rev. Chem., 2020, 5, 21–45 DOI: 10.1038/s41570-020-00232-7

(219) Synthesis of Cytotoxic Spirocyclic Imides from a Biomass-derived Oxanorbornene, S. B. Lawrenson, A. K. Pearce, S. Hart, A. C. Whitwood, R. K. O’Reilly, M. North, Tetrahedron, 2020, 131754, DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2020.131754

(218) Complementary Nucleobase Interactions Drive the Hierarchical Self-Assembly of CoreShell Bottlebrush Block Copolymers toward Cylindrical Supramolecules, S. Varlas, Z. Hua, J. R. Jones, M. Thomas, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 22, 9747–9757, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01857

(217) 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: The Role of Hydrophobicity in Polymer Phenomena, J. C. Foster, I. Akar, M. C. Grocott, A. K. Pearce, R. T. Mathers, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2020, 9, 1700–1707, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00645

(216) Grafting Density Governs the Thermoresponsive Behavior of P(OEGMA-co-RMA) Statistical Copolymers, I. Akar, R. Keogh, L. D. Blackman, J. C. Foster, R. T. Mathers, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2020, 9, 1149–1154, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00461

(215) It’s better with salt: Aqueous Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization at Neutral pH, J. C. Foster, M. C. Grocott, L. A. Arkinstall, S, Varlas, M. J. Redding, S. M. Grayson, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 32, 13878–13885, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05499

(214) Elastomeric polyamide biomaterials with stereochemically tuneable mechanical properties and shape memory, J. C. Worch, A. C. Weems, J. Yu, M. C. Arno, T. R. Wilks, R. T. R. Huckstepp, R. K. O’Reilly, M. L. Becker, A. P. Dove,  Nat. Commun., 2020, 11, 3250, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16945-8

(213) Self-Assembled Nanostructures from Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Prepared via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP), S. Varlas, S. B. Lawrenson, L. A. Arkinstall, R. K. O’Reilly, J. C. Foster, Prog. Polym. Sci., 2020, 107, 101278-101318, DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101278

(212) Size-controlled clustering of iron oxide nanoparticles within fluorescent nanogels using LCST-driven self-assembly, T. Yildirim, M. Pervez, B. Li, R. K. O’Reilly,  J. Mater. Chem. B, 20208, 5330-5335, DOI: 10.1039/C9TB02868D

(211) Manipulating the fluorescence lifetime at the sub-cellular scale via photo-switchable barcoding, Y. Xie, M. C. Arno, J. T. Husband, M. Torrent-Sucarrat, R. K. O’Reilly, Nat. Commun., 2020, 11, 2460-2468, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16297-3

(210) Antimicrobial Hyperbranched Polymer–Usnic Acid Complexes through a Combined ROP‐RAFT Strategy, M. Rauschenbach, S. B. Lawrenson, V. Taresco, A. K. Pearce, R. K. O’Reilly,  Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2020, 2000190-2000196, DOI: 10.1002/marc.202000190

(209) Exploiting the role of nanoparticle shape in enhancing hydrogel adhesive and mechanical properties, M. C. Arno, M. Inam, A. C. Weems, Z. Li, A. L. A. Binch, C. I. Platt, S. M. Richardson, J. A. Hoyland, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Nat. Commun., 2020, 11, 1420-1428, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15206-y

(208) Length Control of Biodegradable Fiber-Like Micelles via Tuning Solubility: A Self-Seeding Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Poly(ε-caprolactone)-Containing Triblock Copolymers, W. Yu, J. C. Foster, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 202053, 4, 1514-1521, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02613

(207) The Importance of Cooperativity in Polymer Blending: Toward Controlling the Thermoresponsive Behavior of Blended Block Copolymer Micelles, R. Keogh, L. D. Blackman, J. C. Foster, S. Varlas, R. K. O’Reilly,  Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2020, 41, 1900599-1900604, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900599

(206) Nickel-Catalyzed Coordination Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly of Helical Poly(aryl isocyanide)s, S. Jimaja, S. Varlas, Y. Xie, J. C. Foster, D. Taton, A. P. Dove, R.K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2020, 9, 2, 226-232, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00972


(205) Stretchable and Flexible Buckypaper‐Based Lactate Biofuel Cell for Wearable Electronics, X. Chen, L. Yin, J. Lv, A. J. Gross, M. Le, N. G. Gutierrez, Yang Li, I. Jeerapan, F. Giroud, A. Berezovska, R. K. O’Reilly, S. Xu, S. Cosnier, J. Wang,  Adv. Funct. Mater, 201929, 46, 1905785, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201905785

(204) Polymerization-Induced Polymersome Fusion, S. Varlas, R. Keogh, Y. Xie, S. L. Horswell, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  2019, 141, 51, 20234-20248, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b10152

(203) Anisotropic polymer nanoparticles with controlled dimensions from the morphological transformation of isotropic seeds,  Z. Hua, J. R. Jones, M. Thomas, M. C. Arno, A. Souslov, T. R. Wilks, R. K. O’Reilly, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 5406-5413, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13263-6

(202) Uniform Biodegradable Fiber-Like Micelles and Block Comicelles via “Living” Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Poly(l-lactide) Block Copolymers: The Importance of Reducing Unimer Self-Nucleation via Hydrogen Bond Disruption, Y. He, J. Eloi, R. L. Harniman, R. M. Richardson, G. R. Whittell, R. T. Mathers, A. P. Dove, R K. O’Reilly, I. Manners, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019141, 48, 19088-19098, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09885

(201) Supramolecular Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Probe Polymer Based on Passerini Bifunctional Monomer,  B. Couturaud, Z. H. Houston, C. J. Cowin, I. Prokeš, J. C. Foster, K. J. Thurecht, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 20198, 1479-1483, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00626

(200) Insights into active targeting of nanoparticles in drug delivery: advances in clinical studies and design considerations for cancer nanomedicine, A. K. Pearce, R. K. O’Reilly, Bioconjugate Chem., 2019, 30, 9, 2300-2311, DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00456

(199) Microcalorimetry and fluorescence show stable peptide nucleic acid (PNA) duplexes in high organic content solvent mixtures, S. Núñez-Pertíñez, T. R. Wilks, R. K. O’Reilly, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 7874-7877, DOI: 10.1039/C9OB01460H

(198) Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (ROMPISA), S. Varlas, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9066-9071, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04445K

(197) Recent developments in entropy‐driven ring‐opening metathesis polymerization: Mechanistic considerations, unique functionality, and sequence control, A. K. Pearce, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 57, 1621-1624, DOI: 10.1002/pola.29428

(196) Synthesis of Monodisperse Cylindrical Nanoparticles via Crystallization-driven Self-assembly of Biodegradable Block Copolymers. Z. Coe, A. Weems, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2019, 148, e59772, DOI: 10.3791/59772

(195) Tuning the membrane permeability of polymersome nanoreactors developed by aqueous emulsion polymerization-induced self-assembly, S. Varlas, J. C. Foster, P. G. Georgiou, R. Keogh, J. T. Husband, D. S. Williams, R. K. O’Reilly, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 12643-12654, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR02507C

(194) Catalytically Active N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Release from Single‐Chain Nanoparticles Following a Thermolysis‐Driven Unfolding Strategy, S. G, Garmendia, S. B. Lawrenson, M. C. Arno, R. K. O’Reilly, D. Taton, A. P. Dove, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 40, 15, 1900071, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900071

(193) Glyco-Platelets with Controlled Morphologies via Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly and Their Shape-Dependent Interplay with Macrophages, Z. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Wu, W. Yu, T. R. Wilks, A. P. Dove, H. Ding, R. K. O’Reilly, G. Chen, M. Jiang, ACS Macro Letters, 2019,596–602, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00221

(192) Catalyst: Size Distribution in Self-Assembly Matters, D. Moatsu, R.K. O’Reilly, Chem, 2019, 5 (3), 487-490, DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.02.017

‡(191) Predicting Monomers for Use in Aqueous Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly, S. Varlas, J. C. Foster, L. A. Arkinstall, J. R. Jones, R. Keogh, R. T. Mathers, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Letters, 2019, 8, 466–472, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00117

(190) Self-catalysed folding of single chain nanoparticles (SCNPs) by NHC-mediated intramolecular benzoin condensation, S.G. Garmendia, A. P. Dove,  D. Taton, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 2282-2289 , DOI: 10.1039/C9PY00149B

(189) How to better control polymer chemistry, J.C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Science, 363, 6434, 1394, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw9863

‡(188) Getting into Shape: Reflections on a New Generation of Cylindrical Nanostructures Self-Assembly using Polymer Building Blocks, J.C. Foster, S. Varlas, Benoit C. Couturaud, Z. Coe, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2019, 141 (7), 2742–2753 , DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08648

(187) A bifunctional triblock polynorbornene/carbon nanotube buckypaper bioelectrode for low-potential/high-current thioninemediated glucose oxidation by FAD-GDH,  L. Fritea, A. J. Gross, K. Gorgy, R. K. O’Reilly, A. Le Goff, S. Cosnier, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 7, 1447-1450, DOI: 10.1039/C8TA10644D

(186) Utilizing functionalized bromomaleimides for fluorogenic conjugation and PEGylation of enzymes, J. T. Husband, A. C. Hill, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer International68 (7), 1247-1254, DOI: 10.1002/pi.5740

(185) Size and shape affects the antimicrobial activity of quaternized nanoparticles, M. Inam, J. C. Foster, J. Gao, Y. Hong, J. Du, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’ReillyJ. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2019, 40, 255-259, DOI: 10.1002/pola.29195

(184) Poly(Pentafluorophenyl Methacrylate)-Based Nano-Objects Developed by Photo-PISA as Scaffolds for Post-Polymerization Functionalization; B. Couturaud, P. G. Georgiou, S. Varlas, J. R. Jones, M. C. Arno, J. C. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2018, 1800460, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201800460


(183) Poly(Sarcosine)-Based Nano-Objects with Multi-Protease Resistance by Aqueous Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (Photo-PISA), S. Varlas, P. G. Georgiou, P. Bilalis, J. R.Jones, N. Hadjichristidis, R. K. O’Reilly, Biomacromolecules, 2019, 19, 11, 4453-4462, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b01326

(182) Predicting Monomers for use in Polymerization Induced Self‐Assembly, J. C. Foster, S. Varlas, B. Couturaud, J. Jones, R. Keogh, R. T. Mathers, R. K. O’Reilly, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 15733–15737  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809614

(181)  Reversible Ionically-crosslinked Single Chain Nanoparticles as Bioinspired and Recyclable Nanoreactors for N-Heterocyclic Carbene Organocatalysis, S. Garmendia, A. P. Dove, D. Taton, R. K. O’ReillyPolymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 5286, DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01293H 

(180)  Self-Healing, Stretchable and Robust Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels, L. J. Macdougall, M. M. Pérez-Madrigal, J. E. Shaw, M. Inam, J. A. Hoyland, R. K. O’Reilly, S. M. Richardson, A. P. Dove,  Biomaterials Science, 2018 6, 2932-2937, DOI: 10.1039/C8BM00872H

(179) Photoinitiated Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly in the Presence of Surfactants Enables Membrane Protein Incorporation into Vesicles, S. Varlas,  L. D. Blackman, H. E. Findlay, E. Reading, P. J. Booth,  M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules,  2018, 51, 6190-6201 DOI:  10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00994

(178) Exploiting topology-directed nanoparticle disassembly for triggered drug delivery, M. C. Arno, R. J. Williams, P. Bexis, A. Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Biomaterials, 2018, 180, 184–192. DOI:10.1016/j.biomaterials201807019
(177) Facile Synthesis of Reversibly Crosslinked Poly(ionic liquid)-type Gels: Recyclable Supports for Organocatalysis by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes, S. Garmendia, R. Lambert, A.-L. Wirotius, J. Vignolle, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, D. Taton, European Polymer Journal,  107, 82-88DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.07.031.
(176)  Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization in Aqueous Media usinga Macroinitiator Approach; J. Foster, S. Varlas, L. Blackman, L. Arkinstall, R. K. O’Reilly, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57(33) , 10672 – 10676, DOI:10.1002/anie.201806719.
(175)  Confinement of Therapeutic Enzymes in Selectively Permeable Polymer Vesicles by Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) Reduces Antibody Binding and Proteolytic Susceptibility; L. D. Blackman, S. Varlas, M. C. Arno, Z. H. Houston, N. L. Fletcher, K. J. Thurecht, M. Hasan, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Cent. Sci., 2018, 4,  718-723, DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.8b00168.

(174) Rational design of substituted maleimide dyes with tunable fluorescence and solvafluorochromism, Y. Xie, J. T. Husband, M. Torrent-Sucarrat, H. Yang, W. Liu, R. K. O’Reilly, 2018, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54 (27), 3339-3342. DOI:10.1039/C8CC00772A

(173) Structural Determinants of the Stability of Enzyme‐responsive Polyion Complex (PIC) Nanoparticles Targeting Pseudomonas Aeruginosa’s Elastase, I. Insua, M. Petit, L. D. Blackman, R. Keogh, A. R. Pitto-Barry, K. O’Reilly, A. F. Peacock, A.-M. Krachler, F. Fernandez-Trillo, 2018, ChemNanoMat, 4, 807–814, DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201800054

(172) Entrapment and Rigidification of Adenine by a Photo-Cross-Linked Thymine Network Leads to Fluorescent Polymer Nanoparticles, Z. Hua, T. R. Wilks, R. Keogh, G. Herwig, V. G. Stavros, R. K. O’Reilly, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 4, 1408-1416, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b05206

(171) Palladium-polymer nanoreactors for the aqueous asymmetric synthesis of therapeutic flavonoids, E. Lestini, L. D. Blackman, C. M. Zammit, T. Chen, R. J. Williams, M. Inam, B. Couturaud, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 820-823, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY02050C

(170) Controlling the Size of Two-Dimensional Polymer Platelets for Water-in-Water Emulsifiers, M. Inam, J. R. Jones, M. M. Pérez-Madrigal, M. C. Arno, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Central Science, 2018, 4 , 63–70, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00436


(169) Precision Epitaxy for Aqueous 1D and 2D Poly(-caprolactone) Assemblies, M. C. Arno, M. Inam, Z. Coe, G. Cambridge, L. J. Macdougall, R. Keogh, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2017, 139,16980–16985, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10199

(168) The Application of Blocked Isocyanate Chemistry in the Development of Tunable Thermoresponsive Crosslinkers, M. S. Rolph, M. Inam, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym Chem, 2017, 8, 7229-7239, DOI:10.1039/C7PY01706E

(167) Permeable Protein-Loaded Polymersome Cascade Nanoreactors by Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly, L. D. Blackman, S. Varlas, M. C. Arno, A. Fayter, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, 1263–1267, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00725

(166) Evolution of DNA Templated Synthesis as a Tool for Materials Discovery, R. K. O’Reilly, A.J. Turberfield, T.R. Wilks, Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50, 2496–2509, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00280.

‡(165) A First Step Towards a Universal Fluorescent Probe: Unravelling the Photodynamics of an Amino-Maleimide Fluorophore, M. Staniforth, W.-D. Quan, T. Karsili, L. Baker, R. K. O’Reilly, V. Stavros, J. Phys. Chem. Part A, 2017, 121, 6357-6365, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b04702

(164) Understanding the CDSA of poly(lactide) containing triblock copolymers, W. Yu, M. Inam, J.R. Jones, A.P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem, 2017, 8, 5504-5512, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01056G

(163) Thermally Switching On/Off the Hardening of Soaked Nanocomposite Materials, M. M. Pérez-Madrigal, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Central Science, 2017, 3, 817-819, DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.7b0030

(162) Poly(oligo (ethylene glycol) vinyl acetate)s: A versatile new class of thermoresponsive and biocompatible polymers, G. G. Hedir, M. C. Arno, M. Langlais, J. T. Husband, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 9178-9182, DOI:10.1002/anie.201703763

(161) Dispersity Effects in Polymer Self-Assemblies: A Matter of Hierarchical Control, K. E. B. Doncom, L. D. Blackman, D. B. Wright, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 4119-4134, DOI:10.1039/C6CS00818F.

(160) One-pot synthesis of micron-sized polybetaine particles; innovative use of supercritical carbon dioxide, H. Willcock, S. P. Bassett, N. A. Birkin, J. Jennings, E. Chapman, R. K. O’Reilly, S. M. Howdle, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 4557-4564, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00455A.

(159) Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Nucleobase-Containing Poly(acrylamide) Polymers, D. Fong, Z. Hua, T. R. Wilks, R. K. O’Reilly, A. Adronov, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym Chem, 2017, 55, 2611-2617, DOI: 10.1002/pola.28652.

(158) Comparison of photo- and thermally initiated polymerization-induced self-assembly; lack of end group fidelity drives the formation of higher order morphologies, L. Blackman, K.E.B. Doncom, M.I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 2860 – 2871, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00407A

(157) Reversibly Manipulating the Surface Chemistry of Polymeric Nanostructures via a “Grafting To” Approach Mediated by Nucleobase Interactions, Z. Hua, R. Keogh, Z. Li, T. R. Wilks, G. Chen, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 3662–3670, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00286

(156) Polyelectrolyte pKa from experiment and molecular dynamics simulation, M. S. Bodnarchuk, K. E. B. Doncom, D.B. Wright, D. M. Heyes, D. Dini, R. K. O’Reilly, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 20007-20014, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA27785C

(155) 1D vs. 2D shape selectivity in the crystallization-driven self-assembly of polylactide block copolymers, M. Inam, G.Cambridge, A.Pitto-Barry, Z.P. L. Laker, N.R. Wilson, R.T. Mathers, A.P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem Sci, 2017, 8, 4223-4230, DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00641A

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(154) The hydrolytic behavior of N,N’-(dimethylamino) ethyl acrylate-functionalized polymeric stars, M. S. Rolph, A. Pitto-Barry, R. K. O’Reilly, PolymChem., 2017, 8, 5060-5070, DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00219J

(153) Probing the Causes of Thermal Hysteresis Using Tunable Nagg Micelles with Linear and Brush-Like Thermoresponsive Coronas, L. D. Blackman, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem, 2017, 8, 233-244, DOI:

(150) The direct synthesis of sulfobetaine-containing amphiphilic block copolymers and their self-assembly behavior, K. E. B. Doncom, H. Willcock, R. K. O’Reilly, Eur. Polym. J., 2017, 87, 497-507, DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.09.002


(151) Efficient DNA-Polymer coupling in organic solvents: a survey of amide coupling, thiol-ene and tetrazine-norbornene chemistries applied to conjugation of poly(n-isopropylacrylamide), T. R. Wilks, R. K. O’Reilly, Sci. Rep., 2016, 6, 39192; DOI: 10.1038/srep39192

(150) Blocked isocyanates: from analytical and experimental considerations to non-polyurethane applications, M. S. Rolph, A. L. J. Markowska, C. N. Warriner, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 7351-7364, DOI:10.1039/c6py01776B

(149) Fluorescent Polymeric Nanovehicles for Neural Stem Cell Modulation, S. A. Papadimitriou, M. P. Robin, D. Ceric, R. K. O’Reilly, S. Marinoc, M. Resmini, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 1740 – 17349, DOI: 10.1039/C6NR06440J

(148) Scalable synthesis of multicolour conjugated polymer nanoparticles via Suzuki-Miyaura polymerisation in a miniemulsion and application in bioimaging, J. M. Behrendt, J. A. Esquivel Guzman, L. Purdie, H. Willcock, J. J. Morrison, A. B. Foster, R. K. O’Reilly, M. C. McCairn, M. L. Turner, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2016, 107, 69-77, DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.08.006

(147) CO2/pH-responsive particles with built-in fluorescence read-out, A. B. Mabire, Q. Brouard, A. Pitto-Barry, R. J. Williams, H. Willcock, N. Kirby, E. Chapman, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 5943, DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01254J

(146) Shape effect of glyco-nanoparticles on macrophage cellular uptake and immune response, Z. Li, L. Sun, Y. Zhang, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, G. Chen, ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, 1059-1064, DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00419

(145) Micellar nanoparticles with tuneable morphologies through interactions between nucleobase-containing synthetic polymers in aqueous solution, Z. Hua, A. Pitto-Barry, Y. Kang, N. Kirby, T. R. Wilks, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem.,2016, 7, 4254-4262, DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00716C

(144) Robust bifunctional buckypapers from carbon nanotubes and polynorbornene copolymers for flexible engineering of enzymatic bioelectrodes, A. J. Gross, M. P. Robin, Y. Nedellec, R. K. O’Reilly, D. Shan, S. Cosnier, Carbon, 2016, 107, 542-547, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.06.027

(143) Use of complementary nucleobase-containing synthetic polymers to prepare complex self-assembled morphologies in water, Y. Kang, A. Pitto-Barry, M. Rolph, Z. Hua, I. Hands-Portman, N. Kirby, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 2836-2846, DOI: 10.1039/c6py00263c

(142) An autonomous molecular assembler for programmable chemical synthesis, Wenjing Meng, R. A. Muscat, M. L. McKee, P. J. Milnes, A. H. El-Sagheer, J. Bath, B. G. Davis, T. Brown, R. K. O’Reilly and A. J. Turberfield, Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 542–548, DOI: 10.1038/NChem.2495

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(141) Cyclic Graft Copolymer Unimolecular Micelles: Effects of Cyclization on Particle Morphology and Thermoresponsive Behavior, R. J. Williams, A. Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules,2016, 49, 2802–2813, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02710

(140) Core Functionalization of Semi-Crystalline Polymeric Cylindrical Nanoparticles Using Photo-initiated Thiol-ene Radical Reactions, L. Sun, A. Pitto Barry, A. W. Thomas, M. Inam, K. Doncom, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2337 – 2341, DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01970B

(139) Blending block copolymer micelles in solution; obstacles of blending,
D. B. Wright, J. P. Patterson, N. C. Gianneschi, C. Chassenieux, O. Colombani, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 1577-1583, DOI: 10.1039/C5PY02006A

(138) Discussion on “Aperiodic Copolymers”, S. J. Rowan, C. Barner-Kowollik, B. Klumperman, P. Gaspard, R. B. Grubbs, M. A. Hillmyer, L. R. Hutchings, M. K. Mahanthappa, D. Moatsou, R. K. O’Reilly, M. Ouchi, M. Sawamoto, T. P. Lodge, ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5 (1), 1–3. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00758

(137) Fluorescent Block Copolymer Micelles That Can Self-Report on Their Assembly and Small Molecule Encapsulation, M.P. Robin, S. Osborne, Z. Pikramenou, J. E. Raymond, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 653–662, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02152

(136) Block Copolymers: Controlling Nanostructure to Generate Functional Materials – Synthesis, Characterization, and Engineering, T.H. Epps III, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 1674-1689 DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03505H

(135) Retaining Individualities: the Photodynamics of Self-Ordering Porphyrin Assemblies, W.D. Quan, A. Pitto-Barry, L.A. Baker, E. Stulz, R. Napier, R. K. O’Reilly, V.G. Stavros, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1938-1941 DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09095D

(134) Degradable Precision Polynorbornenes via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization, D. Moatsou, A. Nagarkar, A. F. M. Kilbinger, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/pola.27964.


(133) The Copolymer Blending Method: A New Approach for Targeted Assembly of Micellar Nanoparticles, D. B. Wright, J. P. Patterson, A. Pitto-Barry, A. Lu, N. Kirby, N. C. Gianneschi, C. Chassenieux, O. Colombani, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 6516–6522. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01426

(132) The Effect of Micellization on the Thermoresponsive Behavior of Polymeric Assemblies, L.D. Blackman, D. B. Wright, M. P. Robin, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 1210-1214. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00551

(131) Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Self-Assemblies of Poly(NVP)-b-poly(MDO-co-vinyl esters): Tunable Dimensions and Functionalities, G. G. Hedir, A. Pitto-Barry, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem, 2015, 53, 2699-2710, DOI: 10.1002/pola.27915

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(130) Controlling the synthesis of degradable vinyl polymers by xanthate-mediated polymerization, C. A. Bell, G. G. Hedir, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 7447-7454. DOI: 10.1039/c5py01156f 

(129) Self-assembly of temperature-responsive protein-polymer bioconjugates, D. Moatsou, J. Li, A. Ranji, A. Pitto-Barry, I. Ntai, M. C. Jewett, R. K. O’Reilly, Bioconjugate Chem, 2015, 26, 1890-1899. DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00264

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(128) Osmium Atoms and Os2 Molecules Move Faster on Selenium-doped Compared to Sulfur-doped Boronic Graphenic Surfaces, N. Barry, A. Pitto-Barry, J. Tran, S. Spencer, A. Johansen, A.M. Sanchez, A.P. Dove, R.K. O’Reilly, R. Deeth, R. Beanland, P. Sadler, Chem Mater, 2015, 27, 5100-5105, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01853

(127) RAFT dispersion polymerization: A method to tune the morphology of thymine-containing self-assemblies, Y. Kang, A. Pitto-Barry, A. Maitland, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 4984 – 4992, DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00617A

(126) Functional Degradable Polymers by Radical Ring-Opening Copolymerization of MDO and Vinyl Bromobutanoate: Synthesis, Degradability and Post-Polymerization Modification, G. G. Hedir, C. A. Bell, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Biomacromolecules, 2015, 7, 2049–2058, DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b00476

(125) Biofunctionalizable flexible bucky paper by combination of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and polynorbornene-pyrene – Application to the bioelectrocatalytic reduction of oxygen, S. Cosnier, R. Haddada, D. Moatsou, R. K. O’Reilly, Carbon, 2015, 93, 713-718. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.05.099

(124) Aminomaleimide fluorophores: A simple functional group with bright, solvent dependent emission, A. B. Mabire, M. P. Robin, W.-D. Quan, H. Willcock, V. G. Stavros, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 9733-9736, DOI:10.1039/C5CC02908B

(123) Complementary light scattering and synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering studies of the micelle-to-unimer transition of polysulfobetaines, K. E. B. Doncom, A. Pitto-Barry, H. Willcock, A. Lu, B. E. McKenzie, N. Kirby, R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 3666-3676 DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00602C

(122) Self-assembly of cyclic polymers, R. J. Williams, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 2998-3008 DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00081E

(121) Controlled assembly of artificial protein-protein complexes via DNA duplex formation, E. Ploskon, S. Wagner, A. Ellington, M. Jewett, R. O’Reilly, P. Booth, Bioconjugate Chem. 2015, 26, 427–434 DOI: 10.1021/bc500473s

(120) Tuning the aggregation behaviour of pH responsive micelles by copolymerization, D. B. Wright, J. P. Patterson, A. Pitto-Barry, P. Cotanda, C. Chassenieux, O. Colombani, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 2761-2768 DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01782J

(119) Graphene Oxide Single Sheets as Substrate for High Resolution cryoTEM, M. W. P. van de Put, J. P. Patterson, P. H. H. Bomans, H. Friedrich, R. A. T. M. van Benthem, G. de With, R. K. O’Reilly, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 1265-1270, DOI: 10.1039/C4SM02587C

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(118) Strategies for preparing fluorescently-labelled polymer nanoparticles, M. P. Robin, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Inter.,2015, 64, 172-184, DOI: 10.1002/pi.4842.

(117) One-pot synthesis of super-bright fluorescent nanogel contrast agents containing a dithiomaleimide fluorophore, M. P. Robin, J.E. Raymond, R. K. O’Reilly, Materials Horizons, 2015, 2, 54-59, DOI: 10.1039/C4MH00167B

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(116) Exploiting nucleobase-containing materials – from monomers to complex morphologies using RAFT dispersion polymerization, Y. Kang, A. Pitto-Barry, H. Willcock, W-D Quan, N. Kirby, A. M. Sanchez, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 106-117
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(115) The effect of polymer nanostructure on diffusion of small molecules using tryptophan as a FRET probe, B. L. Moore, A. Lu, D. Moatsou, R. K. O’Reilly, Eur. Polym. J., 2015, 62, 380-385, DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.06.003


(114) Recyclable l-Proline Functional Nanoreactors with Temperature-Tuned Activity Based on CoreShell Nanogels, A. Lu, D. Moatsou, I. Hands-Portman, D. A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Letters, 2014, 3, 1235-1239, DOI: 10.1021/mz500704y.

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(113) Structural Reorganization of Cylindrical Nanoparticles Triggered by Polylactide Stereocomplexation, L. Sun, A. Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, T. Schiller, A. Sanchez, M. Dyson, J. Sloan, N. Wilson, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Nature Commun, 2014, 5, 5746. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6746

(112) Dual effect of thiol addition on fluorescent polymeric micelles: ON-to-OFF emissive switch and morphology transition, A. B. Mabire, M. P. Robin, H. Willcock, A. Pitto-Barry, N Kirby, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 11492-11495, DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04713c.

(111) Precious metal carborane polymer nanoparticles: characterisation of micellar formulations and anticancer activity, N. P. E. Barry, A. Pitto-Barry, I. Romero-Canelón, J. Tran, J. J. Soldevila-Barreda, I. Hands-Portman, C. J. Smith, N. Kirby, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, P.J. Sadler, Faraday Discussions. 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c4fd00098f.

(110) The pH induced vesicle to micelle morphology transition of a THP-protected polymer , K. E. B. Doncom, H. Willcock, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem, 2014, 52, 3026–3031, DOI: 10.1002/pola.27348.

(109) Fluorescent and chemico-fluorescent responsive polymers from dithiomaleimide and dibromomaleimide functional monomers, M. P. Robin, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2717-2723, DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00753K.

(108) Fabrication of crystals from single metal atoms, N.P.E. Barry, A. Pitto-Barry, A. M. Sanchez, A. P. Dove, R. J. Procter, J. J. Soldevila-Barreda, N. Kirby, I. Hands-Portman, C. J. Smith, R. K. O’Reilly, R. Beanland, P. J. Sadler, Nature Commun, 2014, 5, 4851, doi:10.1038/ncomms4851

(107) DNA-templated chemistries for sequence controlled oligomer synthesis, P. Milnes, R. K .O’Reilly, ACS Symposium Series, Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties, 2014, 1107, Chapter 5, 71-84, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1170.ch005.

(106) Functional Degradable Polymers by Xanthate-Mediated Polymerization, G. G. Hedir, C. Bell, N. S. Ieong, E. Chapman, I. Collins, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 2847-2852, DOI: 10.1021/ma500428e

(105) Precision Polymers: A Kinetic Approach for Functional Poly(norbornenes), D. Moatsou, C. F. Hansell, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci, 2014, 5, 2246-2250, DOI:10.1039/C4SC00752B

(104) Exploiting the tetrazine-norbornene reaction for single polymer chain collapse, C. F. Hansell, A. Lu, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, Nanoscale, 2014, 4102-4107, 6, DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06706H

(103) The analysis of solution self-assembled polymeric nanomaterials, J. P. Patterson, M. P. Robin, C.Chassenieux, O. Colombani, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem Soc Rev, 2014, 2412-2425, DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60454C.

(102) Studying the activity of the MacMillan catalyst embedded within hydrophobic crosslinked polymeric nanostructures, B. Moore, D. Moatsou, A. Lu, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 3487-3494, DOI:10.1039/C3PY01734F.

(101) Construction of DNA–polymer hybrids using intercalation interactions, T. Wilks, A. Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, E. Stulz, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem Commun, 2014, 50, 1338-1340, DOI:10.1039/C3CC48726A.

(100) Expanding the scope of the crystallization-driven self-assembly of polylactide-containing polymers, A. Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 1427-1436, DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01048A.

(99) One–pot synthesis of responsive sulfobetaine nanoparticles by RAFT polymerisation: the effect of branching on the UCST cloud point, H. Willcock, A. Lu, C. F. Hansell, E. Chapman, I. Collins, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 1023-1030, DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00998J.

(98) Glutathione-Triggered Disassembly of Isothermally Responsive Polymer
Nanoparticles obtained by Nanoprecipitation of Hydrophilic Polymers, D. J. Phillips, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, M. I. Gibson, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 126-131. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00991B


(97) Tuning the Size of Cylindrical Micelles from Poly(L-Lactide)-b-Poly(Acrylic Acid) Diblock Copolymers based on Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly, L. Sun, N. Petzetakis, A. Pitto-Barry, T. Schiller, N. Kirby, D. Keddie, B. Boyd, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 9074–9082. DOI: 10.1021/ma401634s

(96) ‘Giant Surfactants’ Created by the Fast and Efficient Functionalization of a DNA Tetrahedron with a Temperature-Responsive Polymer, T. Wilks, J. Bath, J. de Vries, J. Raymond, A. Herrmann, A. J. Turberfield, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8561-8572. DOI:10.1021/nn402642a

(95) Poly(methyl methacrylate-block-vinyl-m-triphenylamine): synthesis by RAFT polymerization and melt-state self-assembly, S. Mastroianni, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, T. H. Epps III, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 10146 – 10154. DOI:10.1039/C3SM51806J 

(94) Advantages of Block Copolymer Synthesis by RAFT-Controlled Dispersion
Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, J. Jennings, M. Beija, J. Kennon, H. Willcock, R. K. O’Reilly, S, Rimmer, S. Howdle, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 6843-6851. DOI: 10.1021/ma401051e

(93) Stimuli Responsive Materials, P. Theato, B. S. Sumerlin, R. K. O’Reilly, T. H. Epps, III Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7055-7056. DOI: 10.1039/C3CS90057F

‡(92) Structural characterization of amphiphilic homopolymer micelles using light scattering, SANS, and cryo-TEM, J. Patterson, E. Kelley, R. Murphy, A. Moughton, M. Robin, A, Lu, O. Colombani, C. Chassenieux, D. Cheung, M. Sullivan, T. H. Epps, III, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 6319-6325. DOI: 10.1021/ma4007544

(91) New functional handle for use as a self-reporting contrast and delivery agent in nanomedicine, M. Robin, A. B. Mabire, J. Damborsky, E. Thom, U. Winzer-Serhan, J. Raymond, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9518–9524. DOI: 10.1021/ja403587c

(90) Effect of Complementary Nucleobase Interactions on the Copolymer Composition of RAFT Copolymerizations, Y. Kang, A. Lu, A. Ellington, M.C. Jewett, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 581-586. DOI: 10.1021/mz4001833

(89) A Comparative Study of the Stimuli-Responsive Properties of DMAEA and DMAEMA containing polymers, P. Cotanda, D. B. Wright, M. Tyler, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 3333-3338. DOI: 10.1002/pola.26730

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(88) Chemically programmed self-sorting of gelator networks, K. L. Morris, L. Chen, J. Raeburn, O. R. Sellick, P. Cotanda, A. Paul, P. C. Griffiths, S. M. King, R. K. O’Reilly, L. C. Serpell and D. J. Adams, Nature Commun, 2013, 4, 1480. DOI:10.1038/ncomms2499.

(87) Hybrid inorganic-organic composite nanoparticles from crosslinkable polyfluorenes, J. M. Behrendt , A. B. Foster , M. McCairn , H. Willcock, R. K. O’Reilly and M. Turner, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 3297-3304. DOI: 10.1039/C3TC30266K.

(86) To Aggregate, or not to Aggregate? Considerations in the Design and Application of Polymeric Thermally-Responsive Nanoparticles, M. I. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 7204-7213, DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60035A.

(85) Polymer chemistry: Not lost in translation, R. K. O’Reilly, Nature Chemistry, 2013, 252, DOI:10.1038/nchem.1603.

(84) Thermoresponsive polymer-supported L-proline micelle catalysts for the direct asymmetric aldol reaction in water, H.A. Zayas, A. Lu, D. Valade, F. Amir, Z. Jia, R. K. O’Reilly and M. Monterio, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 327; DOI: 10.1021/mz4000943

(83) A new approach to high resolution, high contrast electron microscopy of macromolecular block copolymer assemblies, M. A. Dyson, A. M. Sanchez, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Sloan, N. R. Wilson, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 3741-3749. DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27787A

(82) Conjugation-Induced Fluorescent Labeling of Proteins and Polymer Using Dithiomaleimides, M. Robin, P. Wilson, A. Mabire, J. Kiviaho, J. Raymond, D.M. Haddleton, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2875-2878. DOI: 10.1021/ja3105494

(81) Hollow Block Copolymer Nanoparticles through a Spontaneous One-Step Structural Reorganization, N. Petzetakis, M. Robin, J.P. Patterson, E. Kelley, P. Cotanda, P. H. H. Bomans, N. Sommerdijk, A. P. Dove, T.H. Epps III, R.K. O’Reilly, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 1120 – 1128. DOI: 10.1021/nn400272p

(80) Immobilization of MacMillan Catalyst via Controlled Radical Polymerization: Catalytic Activity and Reuse, B. L. Moore, A. Lu, D.A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 2304 – 2312. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY21125H

(79) Catalytic Y-tailed amphiphilic homopolymers – aqueous nanoreactors for high activity, low loading SCS pincer catalysts, J. P. Patterson, P. Cotanda, E. G. Kelley, A. O. Moughton, A. Lu, T. H. Epps III, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 2033 – 2039. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY21137A

(78) Advances in nanoreactor technology using polymeric nanostructures, A. Lu, R.K. O’Reilly, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2013, 24, 639-645. DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2012.11.013

(77) Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes, J. M. Behrendt , Y. Wang , H. Willcock , L. Wall , M. C. McCairn, R. K. O’Reilly, M. L. Turner, Polymer Chemistry, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY21068E

(76) Tuning the Catalytic Activity of L-Proline Functionalized Hydrophobic Nanogel Particles in Water, A. Lu, D. Moatsou, D. A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 965-969. DOI: 10.1039/C2SC21300A

(75) Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary p-p stacking a molecular “Roman Handshake”, B. W. Greenland, M. B. Bird, S. Burattini, R. Cramer, R. K. O’Reilly, J. P. Patterson, W. Hayes, C.J. Cardin, H. M. Colquhoun, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 454-456, DOI: 10.1039/c2cc35965k

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(74) Catalytic polymeric nanoreactors: more than a solid supported catalyst, P. Cotanda, N. Petzetakis, R. K. O’Reilly, MRS Communications, 2012, 2, 119-126, DOI: 10.1557/mrc.2012.26

(73) Orthogonal Modification of Norbornene-Functional Degradable Polymers, R. J. WIlliams, I. Barker, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1285-1290. DOI: 10.1021/mz300496q

(72) Molecular recognition driven catalysis using polymeric nanoreactors, P. Cotanda, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10280-10282. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35655D

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(71) pH-switchable polymer nanostructures for controlled release, K. E. B. Doncom, C. F. Hansell, P. Theato, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 3007-3015, DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20545A

(70) Atom Transfer Cyclization with CuSO4 / KBH4: a formal AGET process also
applicable to ATRP, A. J. Clark, A. E. Collis, D. A. Fox, L. Hepple, N. James, J. P. McDonagh, R.K. O’Reilly, H. Parekh, A. Ross, A.B. Sellars, H. Willcock, P. Wilson, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 17, 6778-6788.

VIP article

(69) Aldol Reactions Catalyzed by L-Proline Functionalized Polymeric Nanoreactors in Water, A. Lu, P. Cotanda, J. P. Patterson, D. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9699-9701, DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35170F

(68) Nucleobase Containing Synthetic Polymers: Advancing Biomimicry via Controlled Synthesis and Self-Assembly, R. McHale, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7665-7675, DOI: 10.021/ma300895u

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(67) A Mix-and-Click Approach to Double Core Shell Micelle Functionalization, C.F. Hansell, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 896-901. DOI: 10.1021/mz300230c

(66) Crystallization Driven Sphere-to-rod Transition of Poly(lactide)-b-Poly(acrylic acid) Diblock Copolymers: Mechanism and Kinetics, N. Petzetakis, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7408-7414; DOI:10.1039/C2SM25247C

(65) Preparation of chiral amino acid materials and the study of their interactions with 1’1-bi-2-naphthol, B. L. Moore, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, 2012, 50, 3567-3574. DOI: 10.1002/pola.26141

(64) Degradable Graft Copolymers by Ring-Opening and Reverse Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization, R. J. Williams, R. K. O’Reilly and A.P. Dove, Polymer Chem. 2012, 3, 2156-2164, DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20213A

Paper of the week

(63) Sequence-specific synthesis of macromolecules using DNA templated chemistry, P. Milnes, M. McKee, J. Bath, E. Stulz, A. J. Turberfield, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5614-5616. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31975F

(62) Biomimetic Radical Polymerization via Cooperative Assembly of Segregating Templates, R. McHale, J.P. Patterson, P. B. Zetterlund, R. K. O’Reilly, Nature Chemistry, 2012, 491-497. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1331

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(61) Multi-component Organic Nanoparticles for Fluorescent Studies in Biological Systems, T. O. McDonald, P. Martin, J. P. Patterson, D. Smith, M. Giardiello, M. Marcello, V. See, R. K. O’Reilly, A. Owen, S. Rannard, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 2469-2478, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201103059

(60) Functionalized organocatalytic nanoreactors: hydrophobic pockets for acylation reactions in water, P. Cotanda, A. Lu, J. P. Patterson, N. Petzetakis, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 2377, DOI: 10.1021/ma2027462

(59) Self-Assembled Nanoparticles, R. K. O’Reilly, Supramolecular Chemistry: from Molecules to Nanomaterials, J. W. Steed and P. A. Gale (Eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2012, 3699-3718.

(58) Polymers with molecular weight dependent LCSTs are essential for cooperative behaviour, N. S. Ieong, M. Hasan, D. J. Phillips, Y. Saaka, R. K. O’Reilly, M. I. Gibson, Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 794-799. DOI: 10.1039/C2PY00604A

(57) Programmable one-pot multistep organic synthesis using DNA junctions, M. McKee, P. Milnes, J. Bath, E. Stulz, R. K. O’Reilly, A. J. Turberfield, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 1446-1449. DOI: 10.1021/ja2101196

(56) Dibromomaleimide end functional polymers by RAFT polymerization without the need of protecting groups, M. Robin, M. Jones, D. M. Haddleton, R. K. O’Reilly, ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1, 222-226. DOI: 10.1021/mz200164x

(55) A simple approach to characterizing block copolymer assemblies: graphene oxide supports for high contrast multi-technique imaging, J.P. Patterson, A. M. Sanchez, N. Petzetakis, T.P. Smart, T. H. Epps III, I. Portman, N. R. Wilson, R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3322-3328. DOI: 10.1039/c2sm07040e

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(54) Crystal growth inhibition of tetrahydrofuran hydrate with poly(N-vinyl piperidone) and other poly(N-vinyl lactam) homopolymers, R. K. O’Reilly, N. S. Ieong, P. C. Chua, M. A. Kelland, Chem. Eng. Sci, 2011, 66, 6555-6560. DOI:10.1016/j.ces.2011.09.010

(53) The critical importance of size on thermoresponsive nanoparticle transition temperatures: gold and micelle-based polymer nanoparticles, N. S. Ieong, K. Brebis, L. E. Daniel, R. K. O’Reilly, M. I. Gibson, Chem. Commun., 2011, 11627-11629. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15171A

(52) The missing lactam poly(N-vinyl lactam) kinetic hydrate inhibitor – high pressure kinetic hydrate inhibition of structure II gas hydrates with poly(N-vinyl piperidone) and other poly (N-vinyl lactam) homopolymers, R. K. O’Reilly, N. S. Ieong, P.C. Chua, M. Kelland, Energy and Fuels, 2011, 25, 4595-4599. DOI: 10.1021/ef2009953

(51) L-Proline functionalized polymers prepared by RAFT polymerization and their assemblies as supported organocatalysts, A. Lu, T. P. Smart, T. H. Epps III, D. A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 7233-7241. DOI: 10.1021/ma201256m

(50) Stereocomplexation in novel degradable amphiphilic block copolymer micelles of poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(benzyl α-malate), R. J. Pounder, H. Willcock, N. S. Ieong, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 10987-10993. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06164j

(49) Additive-free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine-Norbornene Chemistry, C. F. Hansell, P. Espeel, M. M. Stamenovic, I. A. Barker, A. P. Dove, F. E. Du Prez, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 13828-13831. DOI: 10.1021/ja203957h

(48) Tetrazine-Norbornene ‘Click’ Reactions to Functionalize Degradable Polymers Derived from Lactide, I. A. Barker, D. J. Hall, C. F. Hansell, R. K. O’Reilly, A. P. Dove, Macromol. Rapid Commun.2011, 32, 1362-1366. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100324.

(47) pH-responsive chiral nanostructures, J. Du, H. Willcock, N. S. Ieong, R. K. O’Reilly, Aust. J Chem., 2011, 64, 1041-1046. DOI: 10.1071/CH11131

(46) Self-assembly of Hydrophilic Homopolymers: A Matter of End Groups, J. Du, H. Willcock, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, Small, 2011, 7, 2070-2080. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201100382

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(45) Highly active, thermo-responsive polymeric catalytic system for reuse in aqueous and organic CuAAC reactions, M. Lammens, S. Wallyn, R. K. O’Reilly, F. Du Prez, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2011, 49, 2878-2885. DOI: 10.1002/pola.24723

(44) Cylindrical Micelles of Controlled Length from the Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Poly(lactide)-Containing Block Copolymers, N. Petzetakis, A. P. Dove, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 955-960. DOI:10.1039/c0sc00596g

(43) Anisotropic particles with patchy, multicompartment and Janus architecture: preparation and application, J. Du, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 2402-2416. DOI: 10.1039/c0cs00216j

(42) The Missing Lactam-Thermoresponsive and Biocompatible Poly(N-vinylpiperidone) Polymers by Xanthate-Mediated RAFT Polymerization, N. S. Ieong, M. Redhead, C. Bosquillon, C. Alexander, M. Kelland, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules., 2011, 44, 886-893. DOI: 10.1021/ma1026466

(41) Exploring RAFT Polymerization for the Synthesis of Bipolar Diblock Copolymers and their Supramolecular Self-Assembly, P. E. Williams, A. O. Moughton, S. Khodabakhsh, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 720-729. DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00359J

(40) Peptidomimetic bond formation by DNA-templated acyl transfer, E. Stulz, A. J. Turberfield, R. K. O’Reilly, S. R. Gerrard, M. L. McKee and A. C. Evans, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2011,9, 1661-1666. DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00753F

(39) Reversible solution morphology switching nanostructures, A.O. Moughton, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 355-357. DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02160A
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(38) Functional polymeric nanostructures prepared by self-assembly and beyond, R.K. O’Reilly, Complex Macromolecular Architectures: Synthesis, Characterization and Self Assembly, John Wiley and Sons, 2011, Chapter 17, 527-560. 


(37) Polymeric ligands as homogeneous, reusable catalyst systems for copper assisted click chemistry, M. Lammens, J. Skey, S. Wallyn, R.K. O’Reilly, F. Du Prez, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8719-8721. DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01451F

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(36) Multi-step DNA Templated Reactions for the Synthesis of Functional Sequence Controlled Oligomers, M. McKee, P. Milnes, J. Bath, E. Stulz, A. J. Turberfield, R. K. O’Reilly, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 7948-7951. DOI:10.1002/anie.201002721

(35) Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic chiral poly(amino acid) star polymers, J. Skey, H. Willcock, M. Lammens, F. Du Prez, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 5949-5955. DOI: 10.1021/ma101019g

(34) Organocatalytic Tuneable Amino Acid Polymers Prepared by Controlled Radical Polymerization, A.C. Evans, A. Lu, C. Ondeck, D.A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 6374-6380. DOI: 10.1021/ma1008447

(33) Using controlled radical polymerisation techniques for the synthesis of functional polymers containing amino acid moieties, R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. International, 2010, 59, 568-573. DOI: 10.1002/pi.2830

(32) pH resonsive vesicles from a schizophrenic chiral diblock copolymer, J. Du, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2010, 211, 1530-1537. DOI: 10.1002/macp.201000022

(31) Stabilization of amino acid derived diblock copolymer micelles through favorable D:L side chain interactions, J. Skey, C. F. Hansell and R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 1309-1318. DOI: 10.1021/ma902356u

(30) End group removal and modification of RAFT polymers, H. Willcock and R. K. O’Reilly, Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 149-157. DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00340A

(29) Thermally induced micelle to vesicle morphology transition for a charged chain end diblock copolymer, A. O. Moughton and R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1091-1093. DOI: 10.1039/B922289H

(28) Using metallo-supramolecular block copolymers for the synthesis of higher order nanostructure assemblies, A. O. Moughton and R. K. O’Reilly, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2010, 31, 37-52. DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900496

(27) Using metal ligand interactions for the synthesis of metallostar polymers, L. Munuera and R. K. O’Reilly, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 388-391. DOI: 10.1039/B912319A


(26) Functional and tuneable amino acid polymers prepared by RAFT polymerization, A. C. Evans, J. Skey, M. Wright, W. Qu, C. Ondeck, D. A. Longbottom, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2009, 47, 6814-6826. DOI: 10.1002/pola.23721

(25) Mild and facile synthesis of multifunctional RAFT chain transfer agents, C. F. Hansell, R. K. O’Reilly, Polymers, 2009, 1, 3-15. DOI: 10.3390/polym1010003

(24) Advances in smart and functional polymer vesicles, J. Du, R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 3544-3561. DOI: 10.1039/B905635A

(23) Hollow nanostructures from self assembled supramolecular metallo-triblock copolymers, A.O. Moughton, K. Stubenrauch, R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 2361-2370. DOI: 10.1039/B818955B


(22) Facile one pot synthesis of a range of reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agents, J. Skey, R. K. O’Reilly, Chem. Commun., 2008, 35, 4183-4185. DOI: 10.1039/B804260H

(21) Non-covalently connected micelles, nanoparticles and metal functionalized nanocages using supramolecular self-assembly, A. O. Moughton, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 8714-8725. DOI: 10.1021/ja800230k

(20) Synthesis of hollow responsive functional nanocages using a non covalently connected micelle strategy, A. D. Ievins, A. O. Moughton, R.K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2008,41, 3571-3578. DOI: 10.1021/ma800047r

(19) Synthesis of chiral micelles and nanoparticles from amino acid based monomers using RAFT polymerization, J. Skey, R. K. O’Reilly, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2008, 46, 3690-3702. DOI: 10.1002/pola.22710

(18) Synthesis of core functionalized polymer micelles and shell cross-linked nanoparticles, A. D. Ievins, X. S. Wang, A. O. Moughton, J. Skey, R. K. O’Reilly, Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 2998-3006. DOI: 10.1021/ma702702j


(17) Spherical cross-linked polymer micelles: nanosized reaction vessels? R. K. O’Reilly, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2007, 365, 2863-2878. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2007.0019

(16) Diimine, diamine, and diphosphine iron catalysts for the controlled radical polymerization of styrene and acrylate monomers, R. K. O’Reilly, M. P. Shaver, V. C. Gibson, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7441-7452. DOI:10.1021/ma070756j

(15) Preparation of orthogonally-functionalized core Click cross-linked nanoparticles, R. K. O’Reilly, M. J. Joralemon, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, New J. Chem., 2007, 31, 718-724. DOI: 10.1039/B616103K

(14) Where is nano taking us? J. Baumberg, L. Cronin, M. Gee, M. Kearnes, P. MacNaghten, H. Makatsoris, J. Ramsden, R. K. O’Reilly, M. Webb, Nanotech. Percept., 2007, 3, 3-14.


(13) Cross linked block copolymer micelles: Functional nanostructures of great potential and versatility, R. K. O’Reilly, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006, 11, 1068-1083. DOI: 10.1039/B514858H

(12) Nickel(II) α-diimine catalysts for the atom transfer radical polymerization of styrene, R. K. O’Reilly, M. P. Shaver, V. C. Gibson, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2006, 359, 4417-4420. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2006.06.026

(11) Fluorogenic 1,3 dipolar addition within the hydrophobic core of a shell cross-linked nanoparticle, R. K. O’Reilly, M.J. Joralemon, C.J . Hawker, K. L. Wooley, Chem. Eur. J., 2006, 12, 6776-6786. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200600467

(10) Facile synthesis of surface-functionalized micelles and shell cross-linked nanoparticles, R. K. O’Reilly, M. J. Joralemon, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2006, 44, 5203-5217. DOI: 10.1002/pola.21602

2005 and Earlier

(9) Shell Click-crosslinked (SCC) Nanoparticles: A New Methodology for Synthesis and Orthogonal Functionalization, M.J. Joralemon, R. K. O’Reilly, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 16892-16899. DOI: 10.1021/ja053919x

(8) Functionalization of micelles and shell cross-linked nanoparticles using Click chemistry, R. K. O’Reilly, M. J. Joralemon, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, Chem. Mater., 2005, 17, 5976-5988. DOI: 10.1021/cm051047s

(7) Dendrimers Clicked Together Divergently, M .J. Joralemon, R. K. O’Reilly, J.B. Matson, A. K. Nugent, C. J. Hawker, K. L. Wooley, Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 5436-5443. DOI: 10.1021/ma050302r

(6) Five-coordinate iron(II) complexes bearing tridentate nitrogen donor ligands as catalysts for atom transfer radical polymerisation, V. C. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 2921-2928. DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2004.09.001

(5) Design of highly active iron-based catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Tridentate salicylaldiminato ligands affording near ideal Nernstian Behavior, V. C. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 8450-8451. DOI: 10.1021/ja035458q

(4) Iron complexes bearing iminopyridine and aminopyridine ligands as catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation, V. C. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, D. F. Wass, A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2003, 2824-2830. DOI: 10.1039/B303094F

(3) Polymerisation of Methyl Methacrylate using four-coordinate (a-diimine) iron catalysts: Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization versus Catalytic Chain Transfer, V. C. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, D. F. Wass, A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 2591-2593. DOI: 10.1021/ma034046z

(2) Four coordinate iron complexes bearing a-diimine ligands: efficient catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation, V. C. Gibson, R. K. O’Reilly, W. Reed, D. F. Wass, A. J. P. White, D. J. Williams, Chem. Commun., 2002, 17, 1850-1851. DOI: 10.1039/B204510A

(1) Reactivity and Characterisation of Transition-Metal Carbonyl Clusters using UV Laser Desorption Mass Spectrometry, G. Critchley, P. J. Dyson, B. F. G. Johnson, J. S. McIndoe, R. K. O’Reilly, P. R. R. Langridge-Smith, Organometallics, 1999, 18, 4090-4097. DOI: 10.1021/om990075f91


1) 500991                  “Polymer Project Pelican Method for Modifying the Permeability of a Thief Zone using Betainised Crosslinked Microparticles” with BP, WO2018-015222

2) 168726                   “Transition metal complexes, especially iron complexes, used as a catalyst component in the polymerisation of olefins”, with V. C. Gibson, WO2004-GB1071

3) 069252                 “Lubricating composition comprising an ashless TBN booster”, with Castrol Ltd, WO2017 025630 A1

4) 17/347,686          “Oil Compositions”, with Infineum International Ltd, US11578288B2