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ROR Group Review Articles

Below we have collated some of our recent review articles related to our current research:

Please contact Annie Morton if you would like copies of any of these papers

Designing functional materials

Block copolymers: controlling nanostructure to generate functional materials – synthesis, characterization, and engineering

T. H. Epps, III and R. K. O'Reilly, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1674-1689, DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03505H


Self-assembly of cyclic polymers

R.J. Williams, A.P. Dove, R.K. O'Reilly, Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 2998-3008 DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00081E


Fluorescent nanoparticles

Strategies for preparing fluorescently labelled polymer nanoparticles

M. P Robin, R. K O'Reilly, Polym. Int., 2015, 64, 172-184, DOI: 10.1002/pi.4842


Nanoparticle characterisation

The analysis of solution self-assembled polymeric nanomaterials

J. P. Patterson, M. P. Robin, C. Chassenieux, O. Colombani and R. K. O'Reilly, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 2412-2425, DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60454C


Sequence controlled materials

DNA-Templated Chemistries for Sequence Controlled Oligomer Synthesis

P. J. Milnes, R. K. O’Reilly, Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties, Chapter 5, 2014, pp 71-84, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1170.ch005


Thermally responsive nanoparticles

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


Catalytic nanoreactors

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


Catalytic polymeric nanotractors: 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


Nucleobase-containing polymers

Nucleobase Containing Synthetic Polymers: Advancing Biomimicry via Controlled Synthesis and Self-Assembly

R. McHale and R.K. O'Reilly, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7665-7675, DOI: 10.021/ma300895u.


Janus and multicomponent micelles

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.



Book chapter on nanomaterials

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, 2010, Chapter 17, 527-560.



Amino acid polymers

Using controlled radical polymerizations for the synthesis of functional polymers containing amino acid moieties

R. K. O'Reilly, Polym.Int. 2010, 59, 568-573. DOI: 10.1002/pi2830


RAFT polymerisation

End group removal and modification of RAFT polymers

H. Willcock and R.K. O'Reilly, Polym. Chem. 2010, 1, 145-157. DOI: 10.1039/B9PY00340A


Metal containing polymers

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


Vesicle assemblies

Advances in smart and functional polymer vesicles

J. Du and R. K. O’Reilly, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 3544-3561. DOI: 10.1039/B905635A

soft matter

Micelle assemblies (co-authored with Professors Wooley and Hawker)

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