Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

 

 
 
 
Polymerization Kinetics and Mechanisms
 
Including: Template polymerization, reversible deactivation radical polymerization, kinetics of emulsion polymerization, ab initio quantum chemistry, physical chemistry of polymers

 

  • Jasinski, F., Alkhater, A., Thickett, S.C., Brinkhuis, R. and Zetterlund, P.B. Estimation of Copolymer/Water Interfacial Tensions Using Pendant Drop Tensiometry, Langmuir, 2018, 34, 6835-6843. Full Text Link

  • Tardy, A., Bhullar, K.A., Quan, L.D., Thickett, S.C., and Zetterlund, P.B. Further Insights into Templating Radical Polymerization Within Nanoreactors, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 55, 1590 – 1600. Full Text Link

  • Zetterlund, P.B., Thickett, S.C., Perrier, S., Bourgeat-Lami, E. and Lansalot, M. Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in Dispersed Systems: An Update, Chemical Reviews, 2015, 118, 9745-9800. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Chain Transfer to ‘Monomer’ in the Free-Radical Polymerization of Styrene, Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 4528-4530. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Morrison, B.R., and Gilbert, R.G. Particle Size Distributions in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Systems: Testing the ‘Mid-Chain Radical’ Hypothesis, Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 3521-3529. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Emulsion Polymerization: State of the Art in Kinetics and Mechanisms (Feature Article), Polymer, 2007, 48, 6965-6991. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Gaborieau, M.G., Gilbert, R.G. Extended Mechanistic Description of Particle Growth in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 4710-4720. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Mechanism of Radical Entry in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6495-6504. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Rate Controlling Events for Radical Exit in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 2081-2091. Full Text Link 

  • Thickett, S.C and Gilbert, R.G. Midchain Transfer to Polymer in Styrene-Poly(n-butyl acrylate) Systems: Direct Evidence of Retardative Effects, Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 9894-9896. Full Text Link 

  • Thickett, S.C and Gilbert, R.G. Propagation Kinetics of Acrylic Acid: Theoretical Investigation of the Solvent Effect, Polymer, 2004, 45, 6994-6999. Full Text Link

 

Heterogeneous Polymerization
 
Including: Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions ("HIPEs"), Emulsion Polymerization, Dispersion Polymerization, Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (PISA), Colloidal Nanocomposites, Particles for Bio-Assays, Kinetics of Emulsion Polymerization
 
  • Fadil, Y., Jasinski, F., Guok, T.W., Thickett, S.C., Minami, H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization Using Graphene Oxide: Effect of Addition of Conventional Surfactant, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 3368-3378. Full Text Link

  • Teo, G.H., Kuchel, R.P., Zetterlund, P.B. and Thickett, S.C. Self-assembly of block copolymers with an alkoxysilane-based core-forming block: A comparison of synthetic approaches, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 56, 420. Full Text Link

  • Khodabandeh, A., Arrua, R.D., Coad, B.R., Rodemann, T., Ohigashi, T., Kosugi, N.,Thickett, S.C. and Hilder, E.F. Morphology control in polymerised high internal phase emulsion templated via macro-RAFT agent composition: visualizing surface chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 213. Full Text Link

  • Khodabandeh, A., Arrua, R.D., Mansour, F., Thickett, S.C. and Hilder, E.F. PEO-Based Brush-Type Amphiphilic Macro-RAFT Agents and their Assembled Monolithic Structures for Applications in Separation Science, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 7847. Full Text Link/Open Access

  • Jasinski, F., Teo, V.L., Kuchel, R.P., Mballa Mballa, M., Thickett, S.C., Brinkhuis, R.G., Weaver, W. and Zetterlund, P.B. Core-Shell and Gradient Morphology Polymer Particles Analysed by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Effect of Monomer Feed Order, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 55, 2513 - 2526. Full Text Link

  • Toe, C.Y., Tan, H.L., Boyer, C., Rawal, A., Thickett, S.C., Scott, J., Amal, R. and Ng, Y.H. Photo-Driven Syhthesis of Polymer-Coated Platinized ZnO Nanoparticles with Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Charge Transportation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 4568-4575. Full Text Link

  • Jasinski, F., Teo, V.L., Kuchel, R.P., Mballa Mballa, M., Thickett, S.C., Brinkuis, R.H.G., Weaver, W. and Zetterlund, P.B. Synthesis and Characterization of Gradient Polymeric Nanoparticles, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 495-499. Full Text Link

  • Teo, G.H., Kuchel, R.P., Zetterlund, P.B. and Thickett, S.C. Polymer-Inorganic Hybrid Nanoparticles of Various Morphologies via Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly and Sol-Gel Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 6575-6585. Full Text Link

  • Khodabandeh, A., Arrua, R.D., Desire, C.T., Rodemann, T., Bon, S.A.F., Thickett, S.C. and Hilder, E.F. Preparation of Inverse Polymerized High Internal Phase Emulsions Using an Amphiphilic Macro-RAFT Agent as Sole Stabilizer, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 1803 - 1812. Full Text Link

  • Zetterlund, P.B., Thickett, S.C., Perrier, S., Bourgeat-Lami, E. and Lansalot, M. Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in Dispersed Systems: An Update, Chemical Reviews, 2015, 118, 9745-9800. Full Text Link

  • Teo, G.H., Ng, Y.H., Zetterlund, P.B. and Thickett, S.C. Factors Influencing the Preparation of Hollow Polymer-Graphene Oxide Microcapsules via Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization, Polymer, 2015, 63, 1-9. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.C., Ly, D., Whittaker, M.R., Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Nano-sized Graphene Oxide as Sole Surfactant in Miniemulsion Polymerization for Nanocomposite Synthesis: Effect of pH and Ionic Strength, Polymer, 2014, 55, 3490-3497. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Wood, N., Ng, Y.H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Hollow Hybrid Polymer-Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles via Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 8590-8594. Full Text Link

  • Pu, D.W., Devitt, M.P., Thickett, S.C., Lucien, F.P. and Zetterlund, P.B. Dispersion Polymerization of Styrene in CO2-Expanded Ethanol, Polymer, 2013, 54, 6689-6694. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.C., Mohd Yusof, N.Y., Whittaker, M.R., Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. The Influence of Monomer Type on Miniemulsion Polymerization Systems Stabilized by Graphene Oxide as Sole Surfactant, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 51, 5153-5162. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Preparation of Composite Materials by Using Graphene Oxide as a Surfactant in Ab Initio Emulsion Polymerization Systems, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 630-634. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Functionalization of Graphene Oxide for the Production of Novel Graphene-Based Polymeric and Colloidal Materials, Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, 17, 956-974. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.H., Thickett, S.C., Whittaker, M.R and Zetterlund, P.B. Synthesis of Polystyrene Nanoparticles “Armoured” with Nano-Dimensional Graphene Oxide Sheets by Miniemulsion Polymerization, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 51, 47-58. Full Text Link

  • Abdelrahman, A.I., Thickett, S.C., Liang, Y., Ornatsky, O., Baranov, V. and Winnik, M.A. Surface Functionalization Methods to Enhance Bioconjugation in Metal-Labeled Polystyrene Particles for Immunoassays, Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 12, 4801-4813. Full Text Link

  • Abdelrahman, A.I., Ornatsky, O., Bandura, D., Baranov, V., Kinach, R., Dai, S., Thickett, S.C., Tanner, S. and Winnik, M.A. Metal-Containing Polystyrene Beads as Standards for Mass Cytometry, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 2010, 25, 260-268. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Abdelrahman, A.I., Ornatsky, O., Bandura, D., Baranov, V. and Winnik, M.A., Bio-Functional, Lanthanide-Labeled Polymer Particles by Seeded Emulsion Polymerization and their Characterization by Novel ICP-MS Detection, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 2010, 25, 269-281. Full Text Link

  • Abdelrahman, A.I., Dai, S., Thickett, S.C., Ornatsky, O., Bandura, D., Baranov, V. and Winnik, M.A., Megacodes for Highly Multiplexed Bio-Assays: Lanthanide-Containing Polymer Microspheres by Multiple-Stage Dispersion Polymerization, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 42, 15276-15283. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Morrison, B.R., and Gilbert, R.G. Particle Size Distributions in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Systems: Testing the ‘Mid-Chain Radical’ Hypothesis, Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 3521-3529. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Emulsion Polymerization: State of the Art in Kinetics and Mechanisms (Feature Article), Polymer, 2007, 48, 6965-6991. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Gaborieau, M.G., Gilbert, R.G. Extended Mechanistic Description of Particle Growth in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 4710-4720. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Mechanism of Radical Entry in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 6495-6504. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Gilbert, R.G. Rate Controlling Events for Radical Exit in Electrosterically Stabilized Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 2081-2091. Full Text Link 

  • Thickett, S.C and Gilbert, R.G. Midchain Transfer to Polymer in Styrene-Poly(n-butyl acrylate) Systems: Direct Evidence of Retardative Effects, Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 9894-9896. Full Text Link 

 
Graphene Oxide and Hybrid Materials
 
Including: Nanocomposite Films, Pickering Emulsions, Poly(ionic liqiuds), Hollow Polymeric Capsules, 2D Stabilizers
 
  • Fadil, Y., Jasinski, F., Guok, T.W., Thickett, S.C., Minami, H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization Using Graphene Oxide: Effect of Addition of Conventional Surfactant, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 3368-3378. Full Text Link

  • Fadil, Y., Che Man, S.H., Jasinski, F., Minami, H., Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Formation of Homogeneous Nanocomposite Films at Ambient Temperature via Miniemulsion Polymerization Using Graphene Oxide as Surfactant,  Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 55, 2289 - 2297. Full Text Link

  • Tokuda, M., Yamane, M., Thickett, S.C., Minami, H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Synthesis of Polymeric Nanoparticles Containing Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Stabilized by Poly(Ionic Liquid) Using Miniemulsion Polymerization, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 3955 - 3962. Full Text Link

  • Tokuda, M., Thickett, S.C., Minami, H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Preparation of Polymer Particles Containing Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Using Ionic Liquid Monomer, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 1222 - 1228. Full Text Link

  • Teo, G.H., Ng, Y.H., Zetterlund, P.B. and Thickett, S.C. Factors Influencing the Preparation of Hollow Polymer-Graphene Oxide Microcapsules via Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization, Polymer, 2015, 63, 1-9. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Graphene Oxide (GO) Nanosheets as Oil-in-Water Emulsion Stabilizers: Influence of Oil Phase Polarity, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 442, 67-74. Full Text Link

  • Duffy, E., Mitev, D., Thickett, S.C., Townsend, A.T., Paull, B. and Nesterenko, P. Asssessing the Extent, Stability, Purity and Properties of Silanised Detonation Nanodiamond, Applied Surface Science, 2015, 357, 397-406. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.C., Ly, D., Whittaker, M.R., Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Nano-sized Graphene Oxide as Sole Surfactant in Miniemulsion Polymerization for Nanocomposite Synthesis: Effect of pH and Ionic Strength, Polymer, 2014, 55, 3490-3497. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Wood, N., Ng, Y.H. and Zetterlund, P.B. Hollow Hybrid Polymer-Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles via Pickering Miniemulsion Polymerization, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 8590-8594. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.C., Mohd Yusof, N.Y., Whittaker, M.R., Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. The Influence of Monomer Type on Miniemulsion Polymerization Systems Stabilized by Graphene Oxide as Sole Surfactant, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 51, 5153-5162. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Preparation of Composite Materials by Using Graphene Oxide as a Surfactant in Ab Initio Emulsion Polymerization Systems, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 630-634. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C. and Zetterlund, P.B. Functionalization of Graphene Oxide for the Production of Novel Graphene-Based Polymeric and Colloidal Materials, Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, 17, 956-974. Full Text Link

  • Che Man, S.H., Thickett, S.C., Whittaker, M.R and Zetterlund, P.B. Synthesis of Polystyrene Nanoparticles “Armoured” with Nano-Dimensional Graphene Oxide Sheets by Miniemulsion Polymerization, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 51, 47-58. Full Text Link

 
Thin Film and Surface Modification
 
Including: Surface Patterning, Thin film Dewetting, Atmospheric Water Capture, Protein and Cell Adhesion, Kinetics and Mechanism of Dewetting Systems, Physical Chemistry of Polymers at Interfaces
 
  • Jasinski, F., Alkhater, A., Thickett, S.C., Brinkhuis, R. and Zetterlund, P.B. Estimation of Copolymer/Water Interfacial Tensions Using Pendant Drop Tensiometry, Langmuir, 2018, 34, 6835-6843. Full Text Link

  • Telford, A.M., Thickett, S.C. and Neto, C. Functional Patterned Coatings by Thin Polymer Film Dewetting, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 507, 453 - 469. Full Text Link

  • Rowe, M., Teo, G.H., Horne, J., Al-Khayat, O., Neto, C. and Thickett, S.C. High Glass Transition Temperature Fluoropolymers for Hydrophobic Surface Coatings via RAFT Copolymerization, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2016, 69, 725 - 734. Full Text Link

  • Wong, I., Teo, G.H., Neto, C. and Thickett, S.C. Micropatterned Surfaces for Atmospheric Water Condensation via Controlled Radical Polymerization and Thin Film Dewetting, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2015, 7, 21562-21570. Full Text Link

  • Ghezzi, M., Thickett, S.C., Telford, A.M., Easton, C.D., Meagher, L. and Neto, C. Protein Micropatterns by PEG Grafting on Dewetted PLGA Films, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 11714-11722. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Moses, J., Gamble, J.R. and Neto, C. Micropatterned Substrates Made by Polymer Bilayer Dewetting and Collagen Nanoscale Assembly Support Endothelial Cell Adhesion, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9996-10007. Full Text Link

  • Ghezzi, M., Thickett, S.C. and Neto, C. Early and Intermediate Stages of Guided Dewetting in Polystyrene Thin Films, Langmuir, 2012, 28, 10147-10151. Full Text Link

  • Telford, A.M., Thickett, S.C., James, M. and Neto, C. Competition Between Dewetting and Cross-Linking in Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)/Polystyrene Bilayer Films, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14207-14217. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Neto, C. and Harris, A. Biomimetic Surface Coatings for Atmospheric Water Capture Prepared by Dewetting of Polymer Films, Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 3718-3722. Full Text Link

  • Thickett, S.C., Harris, A. and Neto, C. Interplay Between Dewetting and Layer Inversion in Poly(4-vinylpyridine)/Polystyrene Bilayers, Langmuir, 2010, 26, 15989-15999. Full Text Link