Connal Group


Journal articles

(47)     Nadgorny, M., Gentekos, D. T., Xiao, Z.,  Singleton, S. P., Fors, B. P.,  Connal, L. A., Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700352.

(46)     Nadgorny, M., Xiao, Z., Connal, L. A. Molecular Systems Design and Engineering, 2017,2, 283.

(45)     Oschmann, B., Lawrence, J., Schulze, M. W., Ren, J. M., Anastasaki, A., Luo, Y., Nothling, M. D., Pester, C. W., Delaney, K. T., Connal, L. A., McGrath, A. J., Clark, P. G., Bates, C. M., Hawker, C. J. ‘Effects of Tailored Dispersity on the Self-Assembly of Dimethylsiloxane–Methyl Methacrylate Block Co-Oligomers’ ACS Macro Letters, 2017, 6, 668.

(44)     Xiao, Z., Bonnard, T., Shakouri-Motlagh., Wylie, R. A., Collins, J., Heath, D., Hagemeyer, C., Connal, L. A.,  ‘Triggered and Tunable Hydrogen Sulfide Release from Photo-Generated Thiobenzaldehydes’ Chemistry – A European Journal, 2017, 10.1002/chem.201701206.


(43)     Mitchell D. Nothling M. D., Ganesan, A., Condic-Jurkic, K., Pressly, E., Davalos, A., Gotrik, M. R., Xiao, X., Khoshdel, E., Hawker, C. J., O'Mara, M. L., Coote, M.L. Connal, L. A. Simple Design of an Enzyme-Inspired Supported Catalyst Based on a Catalytic Triad’’ Chem, 2017, 2, 732.

(42)     Bennett, C., Collins, J., Xiao, Z., Klinger, D. Connal, L. A. ‘A Scalable and Versatile Synthesis of Oxime-Based Hormone Dimers and Gels for Sustained Release’ Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 2017, 12, 1456.


(41) Chen, C., Wylie R., Klinger D., Connal L. A. ‘Shape control of soft nanoparticles and their assemblies’ Chem. Mater. 2017 accepted 4th February, doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04700

(40)Ng, W., Connal, L. A., Forbes, E., Mohanarangam, K., Franks, G., In situ investigation of aggregate sizes formed using thermo-responsive polymers: Effect of temperature and shear’ Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 2017, 494, 139-152.

(39) Collins, J., Nadgorny , M., Xiao, Z., Connal, L. A., ‘Doubly Dynamic Self-Healing Materials Based on Oxime Click Chemistry and Boronic Acids’  Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2017 10.1002/marc.201600760

(38) Brisson, E. R. L., Xiao, Z., Franks, G., Connal L. A. ‘Versatile Synthesis of Amino Acid Functional Polymers without Protection Group Chemistry’ Biomacromolecules, 2017, 18, 272–280

(37) Nadgorny, M., Xiao, Z., Chen, C., Connal, L. A3D-printing of pH-responsive and functional polymers on an affordable desktop printer’ ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 28946–28954

(36) Xiao, Z., Chen, C., Brisson, E. R. L., Collins, J., Ng., W. S., Connal, L. A. ‘Spatial Control of Flocculation via Light’ J. Polym. Sci.  Part A; Polym. Chem, 2016, accepted.

(35) Ng, W., Forbes, E., Franks, G., Connal, L. A., Xanthate-Functional Temperature-Responsive Polymers: Effect on Lower Critical Solution Temperature Behavior and Affinity towards Sulfide Surfaces" Langmuir, 2016 accepted 29th of June.

(34) Ng, W., Forbes, E., Connal, L. A., Franks, G., ‘Xanthate-Functional Temperature-Responsive Polymers as Selective Flocculants and Collectors for Fines Recovery Minerals Engineering’ Minerals Engineering, 2016 accepted 17th of May, doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2016.05.013.

(33) Collins, J., Xiao, Z., Muellner, M., Connal, L. A., ‘The Emergence of Oxime Click Chemistry and its Utility in Polymer Science’ Polym. Chem, 2016, 7, 3812–3826.

(32) Lawrence, J., Lee, S., -H., Abdilla, A., Nothling, M. D., Ren, J. M., Knight, A. S., Fleischmann, C., Li, Y., Abrams, A. S., Schmidt, B. V. K. J., Hawker, M. C., Connal, L. A., McGrath, A. J., Clark, P. G., Gutekunst, W. R., Hawker, C. J. ‘A Versatile and Scalable Strategy to Discrete Oligomers’   J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 6306–6310.

(31) Collins, J., Xiao, Z., Espinosa-Gomez, A., Fors, B P., Connal, L. A. ‘Extremely Rapid and Versatile Synthesis of High Molecular Weight Step Growth Polymers via Oxime Click Chemistry’ Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 2581–2588.

(30) Chen, C., Xiao, Z., Connal, L. A. ‘Phase Separated Block Copolymer Particles with Tuneable Morphologies: Striped, Onion, and Patchy Particles’ Aust. J. Chem. 2016, DOI: 10.1071/Cp6033.

(29) Brisson, E. R. L., Xiao, Z., Connal, L. A. ‘Amino Acid Functional Polymers: Biomimetic Polymer Design Enabling Catalysis, Chiral Materials, and Drug Delivery’  Aust. J. Chem. 2016, DOI:10.1071/Cp6028.

(28) Brisson, E. R. L., Xiao, Z., Levin, L., Franks, G., Connal L. A. ‘Facile synthesis of histidine functional poly(N-isopropylacrylamide): zwitterionic and temperature responsive materials’, Polym. Chem. 2016, 7, 1945-1952.

(27) Xiao, Z., Wylie, R. A. L., Brisson, E. R. L., Connal, L. A. ‘pH-responsive fluorescent hydrogels using a new thioflavin T cross-linker’  J. Polym. Sci.  Part A; Polym. Chem, 2016, 54, 591–595.

(26) Kempe, K., Wylie, R. A., Dimitriou, M. D., Tran, H., Hoogenboom, R., Schubert, U. S., Hawker, C. J., Campos, L. M., Connal, L. A. ‘Preparation of non-spherical particles from amphiphilic block copolymers’ J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 750–757.

(25) Xiao, Z., Bennett, C. W. and Connal, L. A. ‘Facile and versatile platform for the preparation of functional polyethylenes via thiol-ene chemistry’ J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 1957–1960.

(24) Lowe, S.; O’Brien-Simpson N. M.; Connal, L. A. "Antibiofouling Polymer Interfaces: Poly(ethylene glycol) and Other Promising Candidates", Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 198–212.

(23) Klinger, K.; Wang, C.; Connal, L.A.; Audus, D.J.; Jang, S-G.; Kraemer,S.; Killops, K.L.; Fredrickson,G. H.; Kramer, E.J.; Hawker C. J. "A Facile Synthesis of Dynamic, Shape-Changing Polymer Particles", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7018–7022.

(22) Klinger, D.; Robb, M.J.; Spruell, J.M.; Lynd, N.A.; Hawker, C.J.; Connal, L.A. "Supramolecular Guests in Solvent Driven Block Copolymer Assembly: From Internally Structured Nanoparticles to Micelles", Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 5038–5042.

(21) Liu, Y.; Pressly, E.; Pierce, R.; Connal, L. A.; Hawker, C. J Nanoparticle PET/CT Imaging of Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor in Prostate Cancer”, Bioconjugate Chem. 2013, 24, 196.

(20) Connal, L. A.; Robb, M.J.; Lynd, N. A.; See, K.A.; Jang, S.G.; Hawker, C. J. “Mesostructured Block Copolymer Nanoparticles: Versatile Templates for Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Nanostructures”, Chem. Mater. 2012, 21, 4036-4042.

(19) Robb, M.J.; Connal, L.A.; Lee, B.F.; Lynd, N. A.; Hawker, C. J. Functional Block Copolymer Nanoparticles: Toward the Next Generation of Delivery Vehicles”, Polym. Chem. 2012, 6, 1618-1628.

(18) Mertz, D.; Ochs, C.J.; Zhu, Z.Y.; Lee, L.; Guntari, S.N.; Such, G.K.; Goh, T.K.; Connal, L.A.; Blencowe, A.; Qiao, G.G.; Caruso, F. ATRP-Mediated Continuous Assembly of Polymers for the Preparation of Nanoscale Films”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 12601-12603

(17) Goh, T.K.; Guntari, S. N.; Ochs, C. J.; Blencowe, A.; Mertz, D.; Connal, L. A.; Such, G. K.; Qiao, G. G.; Caruso, F. “Nanoengineered Films via Surface-Confined Continuous Assembly of Polymers”, Small 2011, 20, 2863–2867.

(16) Spruell, J.; Wolffs, M.; Leibfarth, F.; Stahl, B.; Heo, J.; Connal, L. A; Hu, J.; Hawker, C. J. “Reactive, Multifunctional Polymer Films through Thermal Crosslinking of Orthogonal Click Groups”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 16698-16706

(15) Binauld, S.; Damiron, D.; Connal, L. A.; Hawker, C. J.; Drockenmuller E. “Precise Synthesis of Molecularly Defined Oligomers and Polymers by Orthogonal Iterative Divergent/Convergent Approaches”, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, 147.

(14) Connal, L. A.; Franks, G. V.; Qiao, G. G. “Photochromic, Metal-Absorbing Honeycomb Structures”, Langmuir 2010, 13, 10397.

(13) Chandrawati, R.; Städler, B.; Postma, A.; Connal, L. A.; Chong, S-W.; Zelikin, A. N.; Caruso, F. “Cholesterol-Mediated Anchoring of Eenzyme-Loaded Lliposomes within Ddisulfide-Stabilized Polymer Carrier Capsules”, Biomaterials 2009, 30, 5988.

(12) Städler, B.; Chandrawati, R.; Price, A. D.; Chong, S-F.; Breheney, K.; Postma, A.; Connal, L. A.; Zelikin, A. N.; Caruso, F. “A Microreactor with Thousands of Subcompartments: Enzyme-Loaded Liposomes within Polymer Capsules”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 4359.

(11) Connal, L. A.; Kinnane, C. R.; Zelikin, A. N.; Caruso, F. “Stabilization and Functionalization of Polymer Multilayers and Capsules via Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry”, Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 576.

(10) Connal, L. A.; Vestberg, R.; Hawker, C. J.; Qiao, G. G. “Dramatic Morphology Control in the Fabrication of Porous Polymer Films’’, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 3706-3714.

(9) Connal, L. A.; Vestberg, R.; Hawker, C. J.; Qiao, G. G.“Fabrication of Reversibly Cross-linkable, 3-Dimensionally Conformal Polymeric Microstructures”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 3315-3322.

(8) Connal, L. A.; Li, Q.; Quinn, J. F.; Tjipto, E.; Caruso, F.; Qiao, G. G. “pH-Responsive Poly(acrylic acid) Core Cross-linked Star Polymers: Morphology Transitions in Solution and Multilayer Thin Films”, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 2620.

(7) Connal, L. A.; Vestberg,, R.; Gurr, P.A.; Hawker, C. J.; Qiao, G. G. “Patterning on Nonplanar Substrates: Flexible Honeycomb Films from a Range of Self-Assembling Star Copolymers”, Langmuir 2008, 24, 556.

(6) Connal, L. A.; Vestberg, R.; Hawker, C. J.; Qiao, G. G. “Synthesis of Dendron Functionalized Core Cross-linked Star Polymers”, Macromolecules 2007, 40, 7855-7863.

(5) Craig. I.; Aravinthan, V.; Baillie, C.; Beswick, A.; Barnes, G.; Bradbury, R.; Connal, L.; Coop, P.; Fellows, C.; Fitzmaurice, L.; Foley, J.; Hancock, N.; Lamb, D.; Morrison, P.; Misra, R.; Mossad, R.; Pittaway, P.; Prime, E.; Rees, S.; Schmidt, E.; Solomon, D.; Symes, T.; Turnbull, D. “Evaporation, Seepage and Water Quality Management in Storage Dams: A Review of Research Methods”, Environ. Health 2007, 7:3, 84-97

(4) Connal, L. A.; Qiao, G. G. “Honeycomb Coated Particles: Porous Doughnuts, Golf Balls and Hollow-Porous-Pockets”, Soft Matter 2007, 2, 837-839.

(3) Connal, L. A. “Flexible Honeycomb Films”, Aust. J. Chem. 2007, 60, 794.

(2) Connal, L. A.; Qiao, G. G. “Preparation of Porous Poly(Dimethyl Siloxane) Based Honeycomb Materials with Hierarchal Surface Features and their use as Soft Lithography Templates”, Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 3024-3028.

(1) Connal, L. A.; Gurr, P. A.; Qiao, G. G.; Solomon, D. H. “From Well Defined Star-Microgels to Highly Ordered Honeycomb Films”, J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 1286


(2) “Process for the Preparation of a Cross-linked Multilayer Film”, Caruso F.; Connal L.A.; Qiao, G. G.; Such, G. K.; Blencowe, A. B.; Goh, T.K. 2011 12/932959

(1) “Porous Polymeric Materials and Polymer Particles for Preparation Therof”, Connal, L. A.; Wiltshire, J. T.; Qiao, G. G. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 138pp. WO 2007051252.

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