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[32]  Leo, C. M.; Jang, J.; Corey, E. J.; Neary, W. J.; Bowman, J. I.; Kennemur, J. G.. Comparison of Polypentenamer and Polynorbornene Bottlebrushes in Dilute Solution. ACS Polymers Au, 2024, (in press and open access!).

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[31]  Tashiro, K.; Guillory, G. A.; Marxsen, S. F.; Kennemur, J. G.; Alamo, R. G. Crystal Structures of isotactic and atactic Poly(1-pentamethylene alcohol). Macromolecules, 2023, 56, 5993–6002.


[30]  Coia, B. M.; Hudson, L.; Specht, A.; Kennemur J. G. Substituent Effects on Torsional Strain in Cyclopentene Derivatives: A Computational Study. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2023, 127, 5005–5017.

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[29]  Leo, C. M.; Kennemur, J. G. A New CAMMP-ing Ground for Polymers. Nature Synthesis, 2022, 1, 917-918. (Invited News & Views Article)

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[28]  Guillory, G. A.; Marxsen, S. F.; Alamo, R. G.; Kennemur, J. G. Precise Isotactic or Atactic Pendant Alcohols on a Polyethylene Backbone at Every Fifth Carbon: Synthesis, Crystallization, and Thermal Properties. Macromolecules, 202255, 6841–6851.

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[27]  Nguyen, N.; Blatt, Michael P.; Kim, K.; Hallinan, D. T.; Kennemur J. G. Investigating the Miscibility and Lithium Ion Transport in Blends of Poly(ethylene oxide) with a Polyanion Containing Precisely-spaced Delocalized Charges. Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 4309–4323.

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[26]  Beery, D.; Stanisauskis, E.; McLeod, G. M.; Das, A.; Guillory, G. A.; Kennemur, J. G.; Oates, W. S.; Hanson, K. H. Enabling Lower Energy Light Harvesting in Stilbene-Based Photomechanical Polymers via Triplet Sensitization. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2022, 4, 4081–4086.

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[25]  Coia, B. M.; Werner, S.; Kennemur, J. G. Conformational Bias in Density Functional Theory Ring Strain Energy Calculations of Cyclopentene Derivatives: Towards Predictive Design of Chemically Recyclable Elastomers. J. Polym. Sci., 2022, 60, 3391. (Invited Submission - Treating the Plastics Problem: From Renewable Feedstocks and Degradability to Recycling)

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[24]  Paren, B. A.; Nguyen, N.; Ballance, V.; Hallinan, D. T.; Kennemur J. G.; Winey, K. I. Superionic Li-Ion Transport in a Single-Ion Conducting Polymer Blend Electrolyte. Macromolecules, 2022, 55, 4692–4702.

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[23]  Kim, K.; Nguyen, N.; Marxsen S. F.; Smith, S.; Alamo R. G.; Kennemur J. G.; Hallinan D. T. Ionic Transport and Thermodynamic Interaction in Precision Polymer Blend Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2021, 222, 2100269 .

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[22]  Mulderrig, L.; Chambers, F.; Isais, T. A.; Jeske, R.; Li, Y.; Kennemur J. G.; Hallinan D. T. Hydrolytic Degradation of 3D-Printed Poly(Lactic Acid) Structures. Sustain. Dev. Res. 2021, 3, 17–27.


[21]  Yarolimek, M. R.; Coia, B. M; Bookbinder, H. R.; Kennemur J. G. Investigating the effect of α-pinene on the ROMP of δ-pinene. Polym. Chem.. 2021, 12. 5048–5058
(Themed Collection: Sustainable Polymers 2021)

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[20]  Paren, B. A.; Thurston, B. A.; Kanthawar, A.; Neary, W. J.; Kendrick, A.; Maréchal M.; Kennemur, J. G.; Stevens, M. J.; Frischknecht, A. L.; Winey, K. I. Fluorine-Free Precise Polymer Electrolyte for Efficient Proton Transport: Experiments and Simulations. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 6041–6051.

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[19]  Yarolimek M. R.; Bookbinder, H. R.; Coia, B. M. Kennemur J. G. Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of δ-Pinene: Well-Defined Polyolefins from Pine Sap. ACS Macro Lett., 2021, 10, 760-766.


[18]  Yarolimek M. R.; Kennemur J. G. Exploration of mandelic acid‐based polymethacrylates: Synthesis, properties, and stereochemical effects. J. Polym. Sci.202058, 3349-3357


[17]  ​Paren, B. A.; Thurston, B. A.; Neary, W. J.; Kendrick, A.; Kennemur J. G.; Stevens, M. J.; Frischknecht, A. L.; Winey, K. I.​* Percolated Ionic Aggregate Morphologies and Decoupled Ion Transport in Precise Sulfonated Polymers Synthesized by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization effects. Macromolecules2020, 53, 20, 8960-8973

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[16]  Fultz, B. A.; Breery, D. A.; Coia, B. M.; Hanson, K.; Kennemur, J. G. “Catalyst Free Removal of Trithiocarbonate RAFT CTAs from Poly(vinylpyridine)s Using Tris(trimethylsilyl)silane and Light” Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 5962-5968. (Invited Submission: Pioneering Investigators 2021) .

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[15]  Fultz, B. A.; Terlier, T. Dunoyer de Segonzac, B.; Verduzco, R.; Kennemur, J. G. “Nanostructured Films of Oppositely Charged Domains from Self-Assembled Block Copolymers” Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 5638-5648.


[14]  Guillory, G. A.; Kennemur, J. G.  Investigating the Effects of Bulky Allylic Substituents on the Regioregularity and Thermodynamics of ROMP on Cyclopentene. Eur. Polym. J., 2019, 120, 109251.

Invited contribution to themed issue on: Ring Opening Polymerizations

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[13]  Neary, W. J.; Isais, T. A.; Kennemur, J. G. Depolymerization of Bottlebrush Polypentenamers and their Macromolecular Metamorphosis. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 14220-14229.

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[12]  Kieber III, R. J.; Ozkardes, C.; Sanchez, N.; Kennemur, J. G.  Cationic copolymerization of isosorbide towards value-added poly(vinyl ethers). Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 3514-3524.


[11]    Kennemur, J. G. Poly(vinylpyridine) Segments in Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Versatility. Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 1354-1370.


Open Access!


[10]   Neary, W. J.; Kennemur, J. G. Polypentenamer Renaissance: Challenges and Opportunities. ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8, 46-56


[9]   Neary, W. J.; Fultz, B. A.; Kennemur, J. G. Well-Defined and Precision-Grafted Bottlebrush Polypentenamers from Variable Temperature ROMP and ATRP. ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7, 1080–1086

[8]  Kendrick IV, A.; Neary, W. J; Delgado, J. D.; Bohlmann, M.; Kennemur, J. G. Precision Polyelectrolytes with Phenylsulfonic Acid Branches at Every Five Carbons. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2018, 34, 1800145 (Invited Submission - Young Talents 2018)

[7]  Kieber III, R. J.; Neary, W. J; Kennemur, J. G. Viscoelastic, Mechanical, and Glasstomeric Properties of Precision Polyolefins Containing a Phenyl Branch at Every Five Carbons. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57, 14, 4916-4922.

[6]   Brits, S.; Neary, W. J.; Palui, G.; Kennemur, J. G. A New Echelon of Precision Polypentenamers: Highly Isotactic Branching at Every Five Carbons. Polym. Chem., 2018, 9, 1719-1727.  (Invited Submission - Emerging Investigators 2018 )

[5]   Kennemur, J. G.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A. Revisiting the Anionic Polymerization of Methyl Ethacrylate. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2018, 219, 1700282. (Invited Submission - Living Anionic Polymerization – Part II: Further Expanding the Synthetic Versatility for Novel Polymer Architectures )

[4]   Kieber III, R. J.; Silver, S. A.; Kennemur, J. G. Stereochemical effects on the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of renewable polyurethanes derived from isohexides and hydroxymethylfurfural. Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 4822-4829.

[3]   Neary, W. J.; Kennemur, J. G. Variable Temperature ROMP: Leveraging Low Ring Strain Thermodynamics To Achieve Well-Defined Polypentenamers. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 4935-4941.

[2]   Misichronis, K.; Chen, J.; Imel, A.; Kumar, R.; Thostenson, J.; Hong, K.; Dadmun, M.; Sumpter, B. G.; Kennemur, J. G.; Hadjichristidis, N.; Mays, J. W.; Avgeropoulos, A. Investigation on the Phase Diagram and Interaction Parameter of Poly(styrene--1,3-cyclohexadiene) Diblock Copolymers. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 2354-2363.

[1]    Neary, W. J.; Kennemur, J. G. "A Precision Ethylene-Styrene Copolymer with High Styrene Content from Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 4-Phenylcyclopentene" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 975-979.

Prior to Independent Career

[9]    Wilcox, R. J.; Folmer, J. C. W.; Kennemur, J. G.; Martin, J. D. "Synthesis of Luminescent Nitroxobenzene Oligomers by Aluminum Chloride Catalyzed Dehydration of Nitrobenzene" Polyhedron 2015, 103, 35-43.

[8]    Kennemur, J. G.; Yao, L.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. “Sub-5 nm Domains in Ordered Poly(cyclohexylethylene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) Block Polymers for Lithography” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1411-1418.

[7]    Kennemur, J. G.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. “Rheological Evidence of Composition Fluctuations in an Unentangled Diblock Copolymer Melt near the Order-Disorder Transition” ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 496-500.

[6]    Kennemur, J. G.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Bates, F. S. “Synthesis, Thermodynamics, and Dynamics of Poly(4-tert-butylstyrene-b-methyl methacrylate)” Macromolecules 2012, 45, 7228-7236.

[5]    Kennemur, J. G.; Novak, B. M. “Hierarchical Chirality in Polycarbodiimides” Isr. J. Chem. 2011, 51, 1041-1051. (Special Issue: Origins, Transfer, and Amplifications of Chirality)

[4]    Kennemur, J. G.; DeSousa, J. D.; Martin J. D.; Novak, B. M. “Reassessing Helical Polycarbodiimide Regioregularity Using Solution Infrared Spectroscopy” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 5064-5067.

[3]    Kennemur, J. G.; Novak, B. M. “Advances in Polycarbodiimide Chemistry” Polymer 2011, 52, 1693-1710.(Feature Article)

[2]    Kennemur, J. G.; Kilgore, C. A., Novak, B. M. “Adjusting Conformational Switching Behavior of Helical Polycarbodiimides Through Substituent Induced Polarity Effects” J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 719-728.

[1]    Kennemur, J. G.; Clark, IV, J. B.; Tian, G.; Novak, B. M. “A New, More Versatile Optical Switching Helical Polycarbodiimide Capable of Thermally Tuning Polarizations ± 359°“ Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1867-1873.


6.    Kennemur, J. G.; Yarolimek, M. A. Polymers from Biomass. US Patent 11,897,987 B2. Feb. 13, 2024.

5.    Kennemur, J. G.; Fultz B. A. Block Copolymers, Membranes and Methods US Patent 11,459,420 B2. Oct. 4, 2022.

4.    Kennemur, J. G.; Cyclopentene Monomers and Methods of Polymerization. U.S. Patent 11,136,426. Oct. 15, 2021.

3.    Kennemur, J. G.; Neary W. J. Polystyrene Sulfonate Analogs and Methods. U.S. Patent 10,640,587. May 5, 2020.


2.    Hustad, P. H.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Kennemur, J. G. Poly(cyclohexylethylene)-Polyacrylate Block Copolymers, Methods of Manufacture Thereof and Articles Comprising the Same. U.S. Patent (2014) 20140360975A1.


1.    Hustad, P. H.; Trefonas, P. F.; Bates, F. S.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Kennemur, J. G. 2011. Polystyrene-Polyacrylate Block Copolymers, Methods of Manufacture Thereof and Articles Comprising the Same. U.S. Patent (2013) 9,127,113.


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