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Journal Articles

Marsden, CJ, Breen, C, Tinkler, J, Berki, T, Lester, DW, Martinelli, J, Tei, L, Butler, S, Willcock, H (2022) Crosslinked p(MMA) particles by RAFT emulsion polymerisation: tuning size and stability, Polymer Chemistry, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/d2py00337f.

Tinkler, J, Scacchi, A, Argaiz, M, Tomovska, R, Archer, A, Willcock, H, Martin-Fabiani-Carrato, N (2022) Effect of particle interactions on the assembly of drying colloidal mixtures, Langmuir, 38(18), pp.5361-5371, ISSN: 0743-7463. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c03144.

Langi, E, Zhao, L, Jamshidi, P, Attallah, M, Silberschmidt, V, Willcock, H, Vogt, F (2022) A comparative study of microstructures and nanomechanical properties of additively manufactured and commercial metallic stents, Materials Today Communications, 31, 103372, ISSN: 2352-4928. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2022.103372.

Santiago-Castillo, K, Torres-Huerta, AM, Ángel-López, DD, Domínguez-Crespo, MA, Dorantes-Rosales, H, Palma-Ramírez, D, Willcock, H (2022) In situ growth of silver nanoparticles on chitosan matrix for the synthesis of hybrid electrospun fibers: Analysis of microstructural and mechanical properties, Polymers, 14(4), 674, ISSN: 2073-4360. DOI: 10.3390/polym14040674.

Williams, L, Hatton, F, Willcock, H, Mele, E (2022) Electrospinning of stimuli-responsive polymers for controlled drug delivery: pH- and temperature-driven release, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 119(5), pp.1177-1188, ISSN: 0006-3592. DOI: 10.1002/bit.28043.

He, R, Zhao, L, Silberschmidt, V, Willcock, H, Vogt, F (2021) Pioneering personalised design of femoropopliteal nitinol stents, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 130, 112462, ISSN: 0928-4931. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2021.112462.

He, R, Zhao, L, Silberschmidt, V, Willcock, H (2021) A computational study of fatigue resistance of nitinol stents subjected to walk‐induced femoropopliteal artery motion, Journal of Biomechanics, 118, 110295, ISSN: 0021-9290. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110295.

Berki, TR, Martinelli, J, Tei, L, Willcock, H, Butler, SJ (2021) Polymerizable Gd(iii) building blocks for the synthesis of high relaxivity macromolecular MRI contrast agents, Chemical Science, 12(11), pp.3999-4013, ISSN: 2041-6520. DOI: 10.1039/d0sc04750c.

Brooker, C, d'Arcy, R, Mele, E, Willcock, H (2021) Designing responsive dressings for inflammatory skin disorders; encapsulating antioxidant nanoparticles into biocompatible electrospun fibres, Soft Matter, 17, pp.3775-3783, DOI: 10.1039/d0sm01987a.

Santiago-Castillo, K, Angel-López, DD, Torres-Huerta, AM, Domínguez-Crespo, MA, Palma-Ramírez, D, Willcock, H, Brachetti-Sibaja, SB (2021) Effect on the processability, structure and mechanical properties of highly dispersed in situ ZnO:CS nanoparticles into PVA electrospun fibers, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 11, pp.929-945, ISSN: 2238-7854. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.01.049.

Langi, E, Zhao, L, Jamshidi, P, Attallah, M, Silberschmidt, V, Willcock, H, Vogt, F (2021) Microstructural and mechanical characterization of thin-walled tube manufactured with selective laser melting for stent application, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 30(1), pp.696-710, ISSN: 1059-9495. DOI: 10.1007/s11665-020-05366-9.

Naseem, R, Zhao, L, Eswaran, SK, Willcock, H (2020) Characterization of biodegradable poly(l‐lactide) tube over accelerated degradation, Polymer Engineering and Science, 60(7), pp.1430-1436, ISSN: 0032-3888. DOI: 10.1002/pen.25390.

Smith, JA, Green, SJ, Petcher, S, Parker, DJ, Zhang, B, Worthington, MJH, Wu, X, Kelly, CA, Baker, T, Gibson, CT, Campbell, JA, Lewis, DA, Jenkins, MJ, Willcock, H, Chalker, JM, Hasell, T (2019) Crosslinker Copolymerization for Property Control in Inverse Vulcanization, Chemistry – A European Journal, chem.201901619, ISSN: 0947-6539. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901619.

Naseem, R, Zhao, L, Silberschmidt, V, Liu, Y, Scaife, OW, Willcock, H, Eswaran, SK, Hossainy, S (2019) Mechanical and chemical characterisation of bioresorbable polymeric stent over two-year in vitro degradation, Journal of Biomaterials Applications, ISSN: 0885-3282. DOI: 10.1177/0885328219839591.

Balzamo, G, Willcock, H, Ali, J, Ratcliffe, E, Mele, E (2018) Bioinspired poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes with directional release of therapeutic essential oils, Langmuir, 34(29), pp.8652-8660, ISSN: 0743-7463. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01175.

Palma-Ramirez, D, Dominguez-Crespo, MA, Torres-Huerta, AM, Escobar-Barrios, VA, Dorantes-Rosales, H, Willcock, H (2018) Dispersion of upconverting nanostructures of CePO4 using rod and semi-spherical morphologies into transparent PMMA/PU IPNs by the sequential route, Polymer (United Kingdom), 142, pp.356-374, ISSN: 0032-3861. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2018.03.056.

Palma-Ramirez, D, Dominguez-Crespo, MA, Torres-Huerta, AM, Escobar-Barrios, VA, Dorantes-Rosales, H, Willcock, H (2018) Experimental data in support of characterization of the CePO4 dispersion into transparent PMMA/PU IPNs by the sequential route, Data in Brief, 21, pp.2350-2359, DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.11.057.

Bassett, SP, Birkin, NA, Jennings, J, Chapman, E, O'Reilly, RK, Howdle, SM, Willcock, H (2017) One-pot synthesis of micron-sized polybetaine particles; innovative use of supercritical carbon dioxide, Polymer Chemistry, 8(31), pp.4557-4564, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00455A.

Doncom, KEB, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK (2017) The direct synthesis of sulfobetaine-containing amphiphilic block copolymers and their self-assembly behavior, European Polymer Journal, 87, pp.497-507, ISSN: 0014-3057. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.09.002.

Fernandez-Trillez, F and Willcock, H (2017) Recent appointees in Polymer Science special issue, European Polymer Journal, ISSN: 1873-1945. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2017.01.003.

Behrendt, JM, Esquivel Guzman, JA, Purdie, L, Willcock, H, Morrison, JJ, Foster, AB, O'Reilly, RK, McCairn, MC, Turner, ML (2016) Scalable synthesis of multicolour conjugated polymer nanoparticles via Suzuki-Miyaura polymerisation in a miniemulsion and application in bioimaging, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 107, pp.69-77, ISSN: 1381-5148. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.08.006.

Mabire, AB, Brouard, Q, Pitto-Barry, A, Williams, RJ, Willcock, H, Kirby, N, Chapman, E, O'Reilly, RK (2016) CO2/pH-responsive particles with built-in fluorescence read-out, Polymer Chemistry, 7(38), pp.5943-5948, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/c6py01254j.

Mabire, AB, Brouard, Q, Pitto-Barry, A, Williams, RJ, Willcock, H, Kirby, N, Chapman, E, O'Reilly, RK (2016) CO2/pH-responsive particles with built-in fluorescence read-out, Polymer Chemistry, 7(38), pp.5943-5948, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/c6py01254j.

Chen, L, Willcock, H, Wedge, CJ, Hartl, F, Colquhoun, HM, Greenland, BW (2015) Efficient access to conjugated 4,4′-bipyridinium oligomers using the Zincke reaction: Synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14(3), pp.980-988, ISSN: 1477-0520. DOI: 10.1039/c5ob02211h.

Mabire, AB, Robin, MP, Quan, W-D, Willcock, H, Stavros, VG, O'Reilly, RK (2015) Aminomaleimide fluorophores: a simple functional group with bright, solvent dependent emission, Chemical Communications, 51(47), pp.9733-9736, ISSN: 1359-7345. DOI: 10.1039/c5cc02908b.

Doncom, KEB, Pitto-Barry, A, Willcock, H, Lu, A, McKenzie, BE, Kirby, N, O'Reilly, RK (2015) Complementary light scattering and synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering studies of the micelle-to-unimer transition of polysulfobetaines, Soft Matter, 11(18), pp.3666-3676, ISSN: 1744-6848. DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00602C.

Mabire, A, Robin, MP, Pitto-Barry, A, Kirby, N, O'Reilly, RK (2014) Dual effect of thiol addition on fluorescent polymeric micelles: ON-to-OFF emissive switch and morphology transition, Chemical Communications, 50(78), pp.11492-11495, ISSN: 1364-548X. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04713C.

Doncom, KEB, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK (2014) The pH-induced vesicle-to-micelle morphology transition of a THP-protected polymer, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 52(21), pp.3026-3031, ISSN: 0887-624X. DOI: 10.1002/pola.27348.

Willcock, H, Lu, A, Hansell, CF, Chapman, E, Collins, IR, O'Reilly, RK (2014) One-pot synthesis of responsive sulfobetaine nanoparticles by RAFT polymerisation: the effect of branching on the UCST cloud point, Polym. Chem, 5(3), pp.1023-1030, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/c3py00998j.

Wan, D, Chen, FF, Geng, Q, Lu, H, Willcock, H, Liu, Q, Wang, F, Zou, K, Jin, M, Pu, H, Du, J (2014) A multifunctional azobenzene-based polymeric adsorbent for effective water remediation, Scientific Reports, 4, pp.1-8, ISSN: 2045-2322. DOI: 10.1038/srep07296.

Kang, Y, Pitto-Barry, A, Willcock, H, Quan, W-D, Kirby, N, Sanchez, AM, O'Reilly, RK (2014) Exploiting nucleobase-containing materials: from monomers to complex morphologies using RAFT dispersion polymerization, Polymer Chemistry, 6(1), pp.106-117, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01074D.

Mabire, AB, Robin, MP, Willcock, H, Pitto-Barry, A, Kirby, N, O'Reilly, RK (2014) Dual effect of thiol addition on fluorescent polymeric micelles: ON-to-OFF emissive switch and morphology transition, Chemical Communications, ISSN: 1359-7345. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04713C.

Jennings, J, Beija, M, Kennon, JT, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK, Rimmer, S, Howdle, SM (2013) Advantages of block copolymer synthesis by RAFT-controlled dispersion polymerization in supercritical carbon dioxide, Macromolecules, 46(17), pp.6843-6851, ISSN: 0024-9297. DOI: 10.1021/ma401051e.

Behrendt, JM, Foster, AB, McCairn, MC, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK, Turner, ML (2013) Hybrid inorganic–organic composite nanoparticles from crosslinkable polyfluorenes, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(20), pp.3297-3297, ISSN: 2050-7526. DOI: 10.1039/c3tc30266k.

Behrendt, JM, Wang, Y, Willcock, H, Wall, L, McCairn, MC, O'Reilly, RK, Turner, ML (2013) Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes, Polymer Chemistry, 4(5), pp.1333-1336, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/c3py21068e.

Willcock, H, Lu, A, Hansell, CF, Chapman, E, Collins, IR, O'Reilly, RK (2013) One-pot synthesis of responsive sulfobetaine nanoparticles by RAFT polymerisation: the effect of branching on the UCST cloud point, Polymer Chemistry, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00998J.

Clark, AJ, Collis, AEC, Fox, DJ, Halliwell, LL, James, N, O’Reilly, RK, Parekh, H, Ross, A, Sellars, AB, Willcock, H, Wilson, P (2012) Atom-Transfer Cyclization with CuSO4/KBH4: A Formal “Activators Generated by Electron Transfer” Process Also Applicable to Atom-Transfer Polymerization, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 77(16), pp.6778-6788, ISSN: 0022-3263. DOI: 10.1021/jo301429a.

Pounder, RJ, Willcock, H, Ieong, NS, O'Reilly, RK, Dove, AP (2011) Stereocomplexation in novel degradable amphiphilic block copolymer micelles of poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(benzyl [alpha]-malate), Soft Matter, 7(22), pp.10987-10993, ISSN: 1744-683X. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06164j.

Du, J, Willcock, H, Ieong, NS, O'Reilly, RK (2011) pH-responsive chiral nanostructures, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 64(8), pp.1041-1046, ISSN: 0004-9425. DOI: 10.1071/CH11131.

Du, J, Willcock, H, Patterson, JP, Portman, I, O'Reilly, RK (2011) Self-assembly of hydrophilic homopolymers: a matter of RAFT end groups, Small, 7(14), pp.2070-2080, ISSN: 1613-6810. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201100382.

Willcock, H and O'Reilly, RK (2010) End group removal and modification of RAFT polymers, Polymer Chemistry, 1(2), pp.149-157, ISSN: 1759-9954. DOI: 10.1039/b9py00340a.

Skey, J, Willcock, H, Lammens, M, Du Prez, F, O'Reilly, RK (2010) Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic chiral poly(amino acid) star polymers, Macromolecules, 43(14), pp.5949-5955, ISSN: 0024-9297. DOI: 10.1021/ma101019g.

Willcock, H, Cooper, AI, Adams, DJ, Rannard, SP (2009) Synthesis and characterisation of polyamide dendrimers with systematically varying surface functionality, Chemical Communications, (21), pp.3095-3095, ISSN: 1359-7345. DOI: 10.1039/b903190a.



Conferences

Mabire, A, Brouard, Q, Pitto-Barry, A, Williams, R, Willcock, H, Kirby, N, Chapman, E, O'Reilly, R (2017) CO2/pH-responsive polymeric particles with built-in fluorescence read-out. In American Chemical Society meeting, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, San Francisco.

Bandulasena, M, Vladisavljevic, GT, Willcock, H, Benyahia, B (2017) Production of biocompatible gold nanoparticles for drug delivery using droplet based glass capillary microfluidic [Abstract]. In ChemEngDayUK 2017, Birmingham, UK.

Bandulasena, M, Vladisavljevic, G, Willcock, H, Benyahia, B (2017) Mixing in microfluidic devices as a new strategy for fabrication of nanoparticles. In IChemE Fluid Mixing Processes Special Interest Group, Research Student Event, Loughborough, UK.

Bandulasena, M, Vladisavljevic, G, Willcock, H, Benyahia, B (2017) Production of biocompatible gold nanoparticles using glass capillary microfluidic devices for drug delivery applications [Powerpoint Presentation]. In Fluid Mechanics of Nanostructructured Materials, 1st SIG Meeting, 14 September 2017, Queen Mary University of London.

Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK, Lu, A, Chapman, E, Collins, IR, Hansell, CF (2014) One-pot synthesis of responsive sulfobetaine nanoparticles by RAFT polymerisation. In 27th International Symposium on Polymer Synthesis and Characterisation, Les Diablerets.

Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK, Belbin, J, De Rybel, N, Ahmed, M, Clark, AJ (2014) RAFT polymerisation of a lignin derived monomer. In 27th International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterisation, Les Diablerets.

Willcock, H and O'Reilly, RK (2013) RAFT polymerization of sulfobetaine monomers: synthesis, characterization and responsive behavior. In ACS National Meeting, New Orleans.

Patterson, J, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK (2011) Using metal-ligand interactions in self-assembly. In , ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.

Willcock, H and O'Reilly, RK (2011) Directing self assembly of RAFT polymers using end group functionalisation. In European Polymer Congress, Granada, Spain.

Willcock, H, Moughton, AO, Stubenrauch, K, O'Reilly, RK (2009) Using metal ligand interactions for the synthesis of functional polymeric nanostructures. In ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC.

Moughton, AO, Stubenrauch, K, Willcock, H, O'Reilly, RK (2009) POLY 5-Using metal ligand interactions for the synthesis of functional polymeric nanostructures. In , ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.

Willcock, H, Cooper, AI, Rannard, SP (2007) Control of polycarbonate dendrimer surface functionality. In ACS National Meeting, Boston.



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