Thomas Group Papers

46. Sharber, S. A. Mann, A.; Shih, K. C.; Nieh, M. P.; Thomas, S. W. “Directed Polymorphism and Mechanofluorochromism of Conjugated Materials through Weak Non-Covalent Control.” Submitted.

45. Brega, V.; Kanari, S. N.; Doherty, C.; Che, D.; Sharber, S. A.; Thomas, S. W. “Spectroscopy and Reactivity of Dialkoxy Acenes” Chem. Eur. J. 2019, In Press.


44. Mullin, W. J.; Pawle, R. H.; Sharber, S. A.; Müller, P.; Thomas, S. W. “Programmed Twisting of Phenylene-Ethynylene Linkages from Aromatic Stacking Interactions” J. Mater Chem. C  2019, 7, 1198-1207. (LINK)

43. Brega, V.; Scaletti, F.; Zhang, X.; Wang, L. S.; Li, P.; Xu, Q.; Rotello, V. M.; Thomas, S. W. “Polymer Amphiphiles for Photoregulated Anticancer Drug Delivery” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 2814-2820. (LINK)

42. Sharber, S. A.; Thomas, S. W. "Small Changes With Big Consequences: Swapping Two Atoms In Side Chains Changes Phenylene Ethynylene Packing And Fluorescence” Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 16987-16991. (LINK)

41. Feeney, M. J.; Thomas, S. W. “Tuning the Negative Photochromism of Water Soluble Spiropyran Polymers” Macromolecules 2018, 51, 8027-8037(LINK)

40. Sharber, S. A.; Shih, K.-C.; Mann, A.; Frausto, F.; Haas, T. E.; Nieh, M.-P.; Thomas. S. W. “Reversible Mechanofluorochromism of Aniline-Terminated Phenylene Ethynylenes” Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 5415-5426. (LINK)

39. Frausto, F.; Thomas, S. W. “Tuning Key Properties of Singlet Oxygen Responsive Acene-Doped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles” ChemPhotoChem, 2018, 2, 632-639. (Invited Article for Special Issue on Singlet Oxygen). (LINK)

38. Thomas, S. W. “Forcing Ladderenes into Plastic Semiconductors with Mechanochemistry” (Invited Highlight) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 15196-15198. (LINK)

37. Feeney, M. J.; Hu, X.; Srinivasan, R.; Van, Nhi M.; Hunter, M.; Georgakoudi, I.; Thomas, S. W. III “UV and NIR-Responsive Layer-by-Layer Films Containing 6-Bromo-7-hydroxycoumarin Photolabile GroupsLangmuir, 2017, 33, 10877-10885. (LINK)

36. Hu, X.; Lawrence, J. A. III; Mullahoo, J.; Smith, Z. C.; Wilson, D. J.; Mace, C. R.; Thomas, S. W. III “Directly Photopatternable Polythiophene as Dual-Tone Photoresist” Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 7258-7267. (LINK)

35. Wasio, N.; Slough, D. P.; Smith, Z. C. Thomas, S. W. III; Lin, Y.-S.; Sykes, E.C.H. “Correlated Rotational Switching in 2D Self-Assembled Molecular Rotor Arrays” Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 16057. (LINK)

34. Frausto, F.; Thomas, S. W. III “Ratiometric Singlet Oxygen Detection in Water Using Acene Doped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles” ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2017, 9. 15768-15775. (LINK)

33. Sharber, S. A.; Baral, R. N.; Frausto, F.; Haas, T. E.; Müller, P.; Thomas, S. W. III “Substituent Effects That Control Conjugated Oligomer Conformation Through Non-Covalent Interactions” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5164-5174. (LINK)

32. Kaner, P.; Hu, X.; Thomas, S. W. III; Asatekin, A. “Self-Cleaning Membranes From Comb-Shaped Copolymers With Photoresponsive Side Groups” ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2017, 9, 13619-13631. (LINK)

31. Hu, X.; Qureishi, Z.; Thomas, S. W. III “Light Controlled Selective Disruption, Multilevel Patterning, and Sequential Release with Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films Incorporating Four Photocleavable Chromophores” Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 2951-2960. (LINK)

30. Hu, X.; Feeney, M. J.; McIntosh, E.; Mullahoo, J.; Jia, F.; Xu, Q.; Thomas, S. W. III “Triggered Release of Encapsulated Cargo from Photoresponsive Polyelectrolyte Nanocomplexes” ACS. Appl. Mater. Interf. 2016, 8, 23517-23522. (LINK)

29. Altinok, E.; Frausto, F.; Thomas, S. W. III “Water-Soluble Fluorescent Polymers that Respond to Singlet Oxygen” J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 2526–2535. (LINK)

28. Thomas, S. W. III, Pawle, R. H.; Smith, Z. C. “Stimuli-Responsive Side Chains for New Function from Conjugated Materials” (Invited Feature Article) J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry 2016, 322-323, 119–128. (LINK)

27. Hu, X.; Thomas, S. W. III “Stimuli-Responsive Free-Standing Layer-By-Layer Films” Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 715–721. (LINK)


26. Thomas, S. W. III, Altinok, E.; Zhang, J. “Cycloadditions of Singlet Oxygen for Responsive Fluorescent Polymers” (Invited Account) Synlett, 2016, 27, 355–368. (LINK) 

25. Murphy, C. J.; Smith, Z. C.; Pronschinski, A.; Lewis, E. A.; Liriano, M. L.; Wong, C.; Ivimey, C. J.; Duffy, M.; Musial, W.; Therrien, A.; Thomas, S. W. III; Sykes, E. C. H. “Ullmann Coupling Mediated Assembly of an Electrically Driven Altitudinal Molecular Rotor.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201517, 31931–31937. (LINK)

24. Baral, R.; Thomas, S. W., III "Steric and Electronic Substituent Effects Influencing Regioselectivity of Tetracene Endoperoxidation” J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 11086–11091. (LINK)

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23. Altinok, E.; Smith, Z. C.; Thomas, S. W. III “Two-Dimensional, Acene-Containing Conjugated Polymers That Show Ratiometric Fluorescent Response To Singlet Oxygen” Macromolecules 2015, 48, 6825–6831. (LINK)

22. Hu, X.; Shi, J.; Thomas, S. W. III "Photolabile ROMP Gels Using ortho-Nitrobenzyl Functionalized Crosslinkers” Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 4966–4971. (LINK)

21. Frausto, F.; Smith, Z. C.; Haas, T. E.; Thomas, S. W. III "Two-Dimensional Bricklayer Arrangements of Tolans Using Halogen Bonding Interactions” Chem. Commun. 2015, 8825–8828. (LINK)

20. Smith, Z. C.; Meyer, D. M.; Simon, M. G.; Staii, C.; Shukla, D.; Thomas, S. W. III “Thiophene-Based Conjugated Polymers with Photolabile Solubilizing Side Chains” Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 959–966 (LINK).

19. Zhang, J.; Smith, Z. C.; Thomas, S. W. III "Electronic Effects of Ring Fusion and Alkyne Substitution on Acene Properties and Reactivity” J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 10081–10093. (LINK)

18. Pawle, R. H.; Haas, T. E.; Müller, P.; Thomas, S. W., III “Twisting and Piezochromism of Phenylene-Ethynylenes  With Aromatic Interactions Between Side Chains and Main Chains”  Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4184–4188. (LINK)

17. Gumbley, P; Thomas, S. W., III “Reversible Photochemical Tuning of Net Charge Separation from Contact Electrification” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 8754–8761. (LINK)

16. Pawle, R. H.; Agarwal, A.; Malveira, S.; Smith, Z. C. Thomas, S. W., III “Bandgap Engineering of Conjugated Materials With Non-Conjugated Side Chains”  Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2250–2256. (LINK)

15.  Zhang, J.; Pawle, R. H.; Haas, T. E.; Thomas, S. W., III “Combining Electronic and Steric Effects For Highly Stable Unsymmetric Pentacenes” Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 5880–5884 . (LINK)

14. Gumbley, P.; Koylu, D.; Pawle, R. H.; Umezuruike, B.; Spedden, E.; Staii, C; Thomas, S. W., III “Wavelength-Selective Disruption and Triggered Release with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers” Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 1450–1456. (LINK)

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13. Smith, Z. C.; Thomas, S. W., III "Polymer Nanoparticle Sensors" (Invited Encyclopedia Chapter) In Press.

12. Gumbley, P.*; Hu, X.*; Lawrence, J. A., III; Thomas, S. W., III "Photoresponsive Gels Prepared by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization” Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 1838–1843. (LINK) (*contributed equally)

11. Altinok, E.; Friedle, S.; Thomas, S. W., III "Furan-Contaning Singlet Oxygen-Responsive Conjugated Polymers" Macromolecules2013,46, 756–762.  (LINK)

10. Thomas, S. W., III "New Applications of Photolabile Nitrobenzyl Groups in Polymers" (Invited Talent Article)  Macromol. Chem. Phys.2012, 213, 2443–2449. (LINK)

9. Koylu, D.*; Sarrafpour, S.*; Zhang, J.; Ramjattan, S.; Panzer, M. J.; Thomas, S. W., III  "Acene-Doped Conjugated Polymer Films for Singlet Oxygen Dosimetry and Biosensing" Chem. Commun. 201248, 9489–9491. (LINK) (* contributed equally)

8. Smith, Z. C.; Pawle, R. H.; Thomas, S. W., III "Photoinduced Aggregation of Polythiophenes" ACS Macro Lett. 20121, 825–829.  (LINK)

7. Guo, J.; Zhang, J.; Thomas, S. W., III; Sonkusale, S. "CMOS Fluorometer for Oxygen Sensing" IEEE Sensors Journal 201212, 2506–2507. (LINK)

6. Zhang, J.; Sarrafpour, S.; Haas, T. E.; Müller, P.; Thomas, S. W., III  "Structure, Photophysics, and Photooxidation of Crowded Diethynyltetracenes" J. Mater. Chem. 201222, 6182–6189. (LINK)

5. Koylu, D.; Thapa, M.; Gumbley, P.; Thomas, S. W., III  "Photochemical Disruption of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers" Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 1451-1454. (LINK)

4. Gumbley, P.; Koylu, D.; Thomas, S. W., III "Photoresponsive Polymers Containing Nitrobenzyl Esters via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization." Macromolecules  201144, 7956–7961(LINK)

3. Pawle, R. H.; Eastman, V.; Thomas, S. W., III  "UV-Induced Fluorescence Recovery and Solubility Modulation of Photocaged Conjugated Oligomers"  J. Mater. Chem.201121, 14041–14047.  (LINK)

2. Zhang, J.; Sarrafpour, S.; Pawle, R. H.; Thomas, S. W., III  "Acene-Linked Conjugated Polymers with Ratiometric Fluorescent Response to 1O2." Chem. Commun.201147, 3445–3447.  (LINK)

1. Friedle, S., Thomas, S. W., III  "Control of Contact Electrification with Photochromic Polymers." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201049, 7968–7971.  (LINK)

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