Recent Articles

Contemporary Approaches for Conventional and Light-Mediated Synthesis of Conjugated Heteroaromatic Polymers

Kaya K., Yagci Y., Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2021, doi:10.1002/macp.202100334.

Visible Light Induced Conventional Step-Growth Polymerization and Chain-Growth Condensation Polymerizations by Electrophilic Nucleophilic Substitution

Kiliclar H. C., Gencosman E., Yagci Y., Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2022, 43, 2100584  doi:10.1002/marc.202100584.

Directly and indirectly acting photoinitiating systems for ring-opening polymerization of ɛ-caprolactone,

Bener S., Yilmaz G., Yagci Y., ChemPhotoChem, 2021, doi:10.1002/cptc.202100118.


Light induced step-gorwth polymerization of Donor-Acceptor-Donor (DAD) type monomers based on thiophene – [1,2,5] Chalcogenazolo[3,4-f]-benzo [1,2,3] triazole – Thiophene

Kaya K., Alkan E. A., Yasa M., Suerkan A., Arslan Udum Y., Toppare L., Yagci Y., European Polymer Journal,  2021, 161, 110831. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2021.110831

Light induced crosslinking of main chain polybenzoxazines

Z. Deliballi, B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 5781. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1039/d1py01080h

Exfoliated black phosphorous-mediated CuAAC chemistry for organic and macromolecular synthesis under white LED and near-IR irradiation

A. Kocaarslan, Z. Eroglu, O. Metin, Y. Yagci, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2021, 17, 2477-2487. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.17.164


Hollow microspherical carbazole-based conjugated polymers by photoinduced step-growth polymerization

T. Celiker, A. Suerkan, S. Altinisik, M. Akgun, S. Koyuncu, Y.Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 4654-4660 1-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1PY00822F

Catalyzing the Ring-Opening Polymerization of 1,3-Benzoxazines via Thioamide from Renewable Sources

Z. G. Coban, Y. Yagci, B. Kiskan ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2021, 3, 4203-4212. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.1c00637

Design, synthesis and use of phthalocyanines as a new class of visible-light photoinitiators for freeradical and cationic polymerizations

L. Breloy, O. Yavuz, I. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci, D.L. Versace Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 4291. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/d1py00462j


A Novel Photoinduced Ligation Approach for Cross-LinkingPolymerization, Polymer Chain-End Functionalization, andSurface Modification Using Benzoyl Azides

A. Kocaarslan, G. Yilmaz, G. Topcu, L. Demirel, Y. Yagci, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2021, 42, 2100166. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.202100166

Mussel-inspired coatings by photoinduced electron-transfer reactions: photopolymerization of dopamine under UV, visible, and daylight under oxygen-free conditions

K. Kaya, S. Jockusch, Y. Yagci, Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 5991-5999. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/acs.macromol.1c00946

Phenacyl phenothiazinium salt as a new broad-wavelength-absorbing photoinitiator for cationic and free radical polymerizations

 Zhu Y., Xu D., Zhang Y., Zhou Y., Yagci Y., Liu R., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 16917. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202104531


Expanding the Scope of 2D Black Phosphorus Catalysis to the Near-Infrared Light Initiated Free Radical Photopolymerization

A. Kocaarslan, Z. Eroglu, G. Yilmaz, O. Metin, Y. Yagci, ACS Macro Letters, 2021, 10, 679-683. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00298

A new anthraquinone derivative as a near UV and visible light photoinitiator for free-radical, thiol–ene and cationic polymerizations

 Zhu Y., Junyi P., Yuchao Z., Dandan X., Yagci Y., Liu R., Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 3299-3306. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1PY00347J

Visible light induced step-growth polymerization by electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions

H.C. Kiliclar, C. Altinkok, G. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci, ChemComm, 2021, 57, 5398. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cc01444g


Visible Light Induced Step-Growth Polymerization by Substitution Reactions

H. C. Kiliclar, G. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci., Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2021, 42, 2000686. DOI: 10.1002/marc.202000686

Dimethyl Amino Phenyl Substituted Silver Phthalocyanine as a UV- and Visible-light Absorbing Photoinitiator: in situ Preparation of Silver/Polymer Nanocomposites

L. Breloy, Y. Alcay, I. Yilmaz, M. Breza, J. Bourgon, V. Brezová, Y. Yagci, D.L. Versace, Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 1273. DOI: 10.1039/d0py01712d

A Simple Photochemical Route to Hyperbranched Polymers by Using Photolatent Inimer

S. Bener, C. Aydogan, Y. Yagci, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2021, 222, 2000408. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/macp.202000408


Highly Conjugated Visible and Near-Infrared Light Photoinitiating Systems for Radical and Cationic Polymerization

A. Suerkan, E. A. Alkan, K. Kaya, Y. A. Udum, L. Toppare, Y. Yagci, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2021, 154, 106189. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2021.106189   

Synthesis of Thioamide Containing Polybenzoxazines by the Willgerodt–Kindler Reaction

K. Bayram, B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 534-544. DOI: doi.org/10.1039/D0PY01381A 

Surface Modification of Polybenzoxazines by Electrochemical Hydroquinone-Quinone Switch

G. Kaya, B. Kiskan, R. Isci, M. S. Eroglu, T. Ozturk, Y. Yagci, European Polymer Journal, 2021, 142, 110157. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2020.110157


Photopolymerization of Macroscale Black 3D Objects Using NearInfrared Photochemistry

X. Zou, J. Zhu, Y. Zhu, Y. Yagci, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 58287-58294. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c18255

Cellulose-Based Polyacetals by Direct and Sensitized Photocationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Levoglucosenyl Methyl Ether

K. Kaya, T. Debsharma, H. Schlaad, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2020, 11, 6884 - 6889. DOI: 10.1039/d0py01307b

Photoinduced Step-Growth Polymerization of Thieno[3,4-b]thiophene Derivatives. The Substitution Effect on the Reactivity and Electrochemical Properties

T. Celiker, R. Isci, K. Kaya, T. Ozturk, Y. Yagci, Journal of Polymer Science, 2020, 58, 2327-2334. DOI: 10.1002/pol.20200398


N-Acyl Dibenzazepine Chemistry as Versatile Approach for Photoreversible Thiol-Ene Networks.

S. Bener, C. Aydogan, Y. Yagci, Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2020, 2000369. DOI: 10.1002/marc.202000369  

The Next 100 Year of Polymer Science.

Abd-El-Aziz A. S., Antonietti M., Barner-Kowollik C., Binder W.H., Böker A., Boyer C., Buchmeiser M.R., Cheng S. Z. D., D'Agosto F., Floudas G., Frey H., Galli G., Genzer J., Hartmann L., Hoogenboom R., Ishizone T., Kaplan D. L., Leclerc M

Polypyrenes by Photoinduced Step-Growth Polymerization.

T. Celiker, K. Kaya, S. Koyuncu, Y. Yagci, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 5787-5794. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00694


Diphenyl Functional Porphyrins and Their Metal Complexes as Visible Light Photoinitiators for Free Radical, Cationic and Thiol ene Polymerizations.

H. Marcille, J.P. Malval, M. Presset, N. Bogliotti, A. Blacha Grzechnik, V. Brezova, Y. Yagci, D.L. Versace, Polymer Chemistry, 2020, 11, 4237-4249. DOI: 10.1039/d0py00468e

Visible Light Photoinitiating Systems by Charge Transfer Complexes Photochemistry without Dyes.

P. Garra, J.P. Fouassier, S. Lakhdar, Y. Yagci, J. Lalevée, Progress in Polymer Science, 2020, 107, 101277. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101277

Advanced Thermosets from Sulfur and Renewable Benzoxazine and Ionones via Inverse Vulcanization.

O. Bayram, B. Kiskan, E. Demir, R. Demir Cakan, Y. Yagci, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2020, 8, 9145-9155. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02773


pH-Responsive Micelle-Forming Amphiphilic Triblock Copolymers.

Bener S., Puglisi A., Yagci Y., Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2020, 221, 2000109. DOI:10.1002/macp.202000109

Chemiluminescence-Induced Free Radical-Promoted Cationic Polymerization.

J. Zhu, Y. Zhu, Z. Li, X. Guan, R. Liu, Y. Yagci, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2020, 41, 2000004. DOI: 10.1002/marc.202000004  

Advanced Polymers from Simple Benzoxazines and Phenols by Ring-Opening Addition Reactions.

Z. Deliballi, B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 7, 2354-2361. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00225  


The Journey of Phenolics from the First Spark to Advanced Materials.

B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 60, 20-32. DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201900086

Chemiluminescence Induced Cationic Photopolymerization Using Sulfonium Salt.

C. Wang, X. Meng, Z. Li, M. Li, M. Jin, R. Liu, Y. Yagci, ACS Macro Letters, 2020, 9, 471-475. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00003

Fluorene-Carbazole-Based Porous Polymers by Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions.

S. Koyuncu, P. Hu, Z. Li, R. Liu, H. Bilgili, Y. Yagci, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 1645-1651. DOI :10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02709


Catechol-Attached Polypeptide with Functional Groups as Electrochemical Sensing Platform for Synthetic Cannabinoids

C. Durmus, E. Aydindogan, Z.P Gumus, T. Endo, S. Yamada, H. Coskunol, S. Timur, Y. Yagci, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2020, 2, 172-177. DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00730

Photoinduced Free Radical Promoted Cationic Polymerization 40 Years After Its Discovery.

M.A. Tasdelen, J. Lalevée, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2020, 11, 1111. DOI: 10.1039/c9py01903krsc.li/polymers

Functionalization of Poly(oxindole biphenylylene) Membranes by Photoinduced Thiol-yne Click Chemistry.

M. Arslan, B. A. Pulido, S. P. Nunes, Y. Yagci, Journal of Membrane Science, 2020, 598, 117673. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117673


Cyanuric Chloride as a Potent Catalyst for the Reduction of Curing Temperature of Benzoxazines

B. Akkus, B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2020, 11, 1025-1032. DOI: 10.1039/c9py01631g   

Visible Light Anthraquinone Functional Phthalocyanine Photoinitiator for Free-Radical and Cationic Polymerizations.

L. Breloy, V. Brezová,  A. Blacha-Grzechnik, M. Presset, M.S. Yildirim, l.Yilmaz, Y.Yagci, D.L. Versace, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 112-124. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01630

Mechanistic Transformations Involving Radical and Cationic Polymerization

G. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science,  2020, 38, 205-212. DOI: 10.1007/s10118-020-2367-0


Complex Macromolecular Structures from Stable Radical Containing Block Copolymers

A. Kocaarslan, G. Yilmaz, C. Liedel, Yagci Y., Journal of Polymer Science, 2020, 58, 62-69 DOI: 10.1002/pol.20190029  

Light-Induced Step-Growth Polymerization

G. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci, Progress in Polymer Science,  2020, 100, 101178. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2019.101178

An Oxygen-tolerant Visible Light Induced Free Radical Polymerization Using Mesoporous Graphitic Carbon Nitride.

K. Kaya, B. Kiskan, B. Kumru, B. V.K.J. Schmidt, Y.Yagci, European Polymer Journal, 2020, 122, 109410. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109410


A New Ethanol Biosensor Based on Polyfluorene-g-poly(ethylene glycol) and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes.

S.A. Bekmezci, S. Soylemez, G.Yilmaz, Y.A. Udum, Y. Yagci, L. Toppare, European Polymer Journal, 2020, 122, 109300. DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109300

Special Issue in Honor of Professor Takeshi Endo

T. Takata , I. Tomita , Y. Yagci , T. Yokozawa , Journal of Polymer Sciene Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 57, 2371-2372. DOI:10.1002/pola.29560

A Versatile Approach for the Preparation of End-Functional Polymers and Block Copolymers by Stable Radical Exchange Reactions.

Y. A.Goksu, G. Yilmaz, Y. Yagci , Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 57, 2387-2395. DOI:10.1002/pola.29400


Cellulose-Derived Functional Polyacetal by Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization of Levoglucosenyl Methyl Ether.

T. Debsharma, Y. Yagci, H. Schlaad,  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 18492-18495. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908458  

Near-Infrared Photoinduced Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Click Chemistry with a Cyanine Comprising a Barbiturate Group.

C. Kutahya, Y. Yagci, B. Strehmel, ChemPhotoChem, 2019, 3, 1180-1186.  DOI: 10.1002/cptc.20190001

Near-IR and UV-LED Sensitized Photopolymerization with Onium Salts Comprising Anions of Different Nucleophilicities.

A. Kocaarslan, C. Kutahya, D.Keil, Y. Yagci, B. Strehmel, ChemPhotoChem, 2019, 3, 1127-1132. DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201900170


Hydrophilicity Tunable Hyperbranched Polymers by Visible Light Induced Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization.

S. Bener, C. Aydogan, Y. Yagci, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2019, 220, 1900055. DOI:10.1002/macp.201900055

Near-infrared Light Induced Cationic Polymerization Based on Upconversion and Ferrocenium Photochemistry.

X. Meng, H. Lu, Z. Li, C. Wang, R. Liu, X. Guan, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 5574-5577. DOI: 10.1039/c9py01262a


Visible Light Induced Radical Coupling Reactions for the Synthesis of Conventional Polycondensates.

B. Nakipoglu, G.Yilmaz, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 5652-5658. DOI:10.1039/c9py01140d  

pH-Responsive Polymersome Microparticles as Smart Cyclodextrin-Releasing Agents

A. Puglisi, E. Bayir, S. Timur, Y. Yagci, BioMacromolecules, 2019, 20, 10, 4001-4007. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b0108

Indole-based charge transfer complexes as versatile dual thermal and photochemical polymerization initiators for 3D printing and composites

D. Wang, P. Garra,P.F. Jean ,B. Graff , Y. Yagci, J.  Lalevée, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 4991-5000. DOI: 10.1039/C9PY00878K


Photoinduced Synthesis of Poly(N-ethylcarbazole) from Phenacylium Salt without Conventional Catalyst and/or Monomer

K. Kaya, S. Koyuncu, Y. Yagci, Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 11531. DOI: 10.1039/c9cc04968a

Sulfonium Salt Based Charge Transfer Complexes as Dual Thermal and Photochemical Polymerization Initiators for Composites and 3D Printing.

D. Wang, K. Kaya, P. Garra, J.P. Fouassier, B. Graff, Y. Yagci, J. Lalevee, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 4690-4698. DOI: 10.1039/c9py00913b

Highly Efficient Dandelion-Like Near-Infrared Light Photoinitiator for Free Radical and Thiol-ene Photopolymerizations.

Z. Li, X. Zou, F. Shi, R. Liu, Y. Yagci,  Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 3560. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11522-0


Effect of Clay on the Dielectric Properties of Novel Fluorinated Methacrylate Nanocomposites

H. Douiri, N. Ghorbel, M. Raihane, M. Arous, M. Ilsouk, M. Lahcini, Y. Yagci, M.A. Tasdelen, A. Kallel, Polymer Composites, 2019, 40, 8, 3333-3341 DOI: 10.1002/pc.25192

Controlled Synthesis of Block Copolymers by Mechanistic Transformation from Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization to Iniferter Process.

Aydogan C., Ciftci M., Yagci Y., Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 1900109. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900109

Near-Infrared-Induced Cationic Polymerization Initiated by Using Upconverting Nanoparticles and Titanocene

Li Z.,Zhu J.,Guan X., Liu R., Yagci Y., Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2019, 40, 1900047. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900047


One-Pot Synthesis of Amide-Functional Main-Chain Polybenzoxazine Precursors

Durukan C., Kiskan B., Yagci Y., Polymers, 2019, 11, 679. DOI:10.3390/polym11040679

Visible Light Induced Free Radical Promoted Cationic Polymerization Using Acylsilanes

E. Sari, M.Mitterbauer, R. Liska, Progress in Organic Coating, 2019, 132, 139-143. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2019.02.045

Coumarines as Masked Phenols for Amide Functional Benzoxazines

G.Kaya, B. Kiskan, Y. Yagci, Polymer Chemistry, 2019, 10, 1268-1275. DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01823E


Highly Selective Copper Ion Imprinted Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites Prepared by Visible Light Initiated Radical Photopolymerization

R. Msaadi, G. Yilmaz, A. Allushi, S. Hamadi, S. Ammar, M.M. Chehimi, Y. Yagci, Polymers, 2019, 11, 286. DOI:10.3390/polym11020286 

Modular Photoinduced Grafting onto Approach by Ketene Chemistry

Y.A.Goksu, V. Kumbaraci, Y.Yagci, Journal of Polymer Science Part A : Polymer Chemistry, 2019 , 57, 274 - 280. DOI: 10.1002/pola.29045


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