University of South Carolina Department of Chemsitry and Biochemistry

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Publications 2021

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Yuan, L.; Kurnaz, L.; Tang, C.* Alternative plastics. Nat. Sustain. 2021




Cha, Y.; Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Lin, H.; Hwang, J.; Seraydarian,M.; Craig, S.*; Tang, C.* Mechanochemistry of Cationic Cobaltocenium Mechanophore. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, accepted.




Zhu, T.; Lu, Y.; Huang, K.*; Tang, C.* Metallopolymer as a Solid Electrolyte for Rechargeable Zn-Metal Alkaline Batteries. ACS Materials Lett. 2021, 3, 799-806.




Yuan, L.; Tang, C.* Reactive bonds for closed-loop chemical processing of polyethylene mimics. Chem. 2021, 834-848.




Wu, M.; Yuan, L.; Jiang, F.; Zhang, Y.; He, Y.; You, Y. Z.; Tang, C.*; Wang, Z.* Strong Autonomic Self-Healing Biobased Polyamide Elastomers. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 19, 8325–8332




Nan, J.; Zhang, G.; Zhu, T.; Wang, Z.; Wang, L.; Wang, H.; Chu, F.; Wang, C.*; Tang, C.* A Highly Elastic and Fatigue-Resistant Natural Protein-Reinforced Hydrogel Electrolyte for Reversible-Compressible Quasi-Solid-State Supercapacitors. Adv. Sci. 2020, 7, 2000587




Zhang Y.; Wang Z.; Kouznetsova T. B.; Sha Y.; Xu E.; Shannahan L.; Fermen-Coker M.; Tang C.;* Craig S. L.* Distal Conformational Locks on Ferrocene Mechanophores Guide Reaction Pathways for Increased Mechanochemical Reactivity. Nat. Chem. 2021, 13,56-62.




Abd-El-Aziz, A. S.; Antonietti, M.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Binder, W. H.; Böker, A.; Boyer, C.; Buchmeiser, M. R.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; D’Agosto, F.; Floudas, G.; Frey, H.; Galli, G.; Genzer, J.; Hartmann, L.; Hoogenboom, R.; Ishizone, T.; Kaplan, D. L.; Leclerc, M.; Lendlein, A.; Liu, B.; Long, T. E.; Ludwigs, S.; Lutz, J.-F.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Meier, M. A. R.; Müllen, K.; Müllner, M.; Rieger, B.; Russell, T. P.; Savin, D. A.; Schlüter, A. D.; Schubert, U. S.; Seiffert, S.; Severing, K.; Soares, J. B. P.; Staffilani, M.; Sumerlin, B. S.; Sun, Y.; Tang, B. Z.; Tang, C.; Théato, P.; Tirelli, N.; Tsui, O. K. C.; Unterlass, M. M.; Vana, P.; Voit, B.; Vyazovkin, S.; Weder, C.; Wiesner, U.; Wong, W.-Y.; Wu, C.; Yagci, Y.; Yuan, J.; Zhang, G., The Next 100 Years of Polymer Science. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2020, 202000216. (Editorial)






Zhang, T.; Dickerson, S.; Zhu, T; Tang, C, Wiskur, S., Polymer Compositions on Kinetic Resolutions of Secondary Alcohols Using Polymer-Supported Silyl Chlorides. Polym. Chem. 2020,11, 5011-5018





Zhu, T; Tang, C*, Crosslinked Metallo-Polyelectrolytes with Enhanced Flexibility and Dimensional Stability for Anion-Exchange Membranes. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 4542-4546. (invited for the pioneering investigators issue)






Rahman, Md A.; Jui, M. S.; Bam, M.; Cha, Y.; Luat, E.; Alabresm, A.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A.; Tang, C*, Facial Amphiphilicity-Induced Polymer Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 21221-21230.





Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Adabi. H.; Peng, X.; Cha, Y.; Dissanayake D. M. M.M.; Smith, D. M.; Vannucci, K. A.; Mustain, E. William; Tang, C.*, Rational Synthesis of Metallo-Cations Toward Redox- and Alkaline-Stable Metallo-Polyelectrolytes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1083-1089.





Zhu, T.; Zhang, J.*; Tang, C.*, Metallo-Polyelectrolytes: Correlating Macromolecular Architectures with Properties and Applications. Trends. Chem. 2020, 2, 227-240.





Sha, Y.*; Zhu, T.; Rahman, M.A.; Cha, Y.; Hwang, J.; Luo, Z.; Tang, C.*, Synthesis of Site-specific Charged Metallopolymers via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization Polymer. Polymer. 2020, 187, 122095.




Publications 2019



Wang, Z.*; Ganewatta, M.S.; Tang, C.*, Sustainable Polymers from Biomass: Bridging Chemistry with Materials and Processing. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2019, 101, 101197.




Rahman, Md A.; Sha, Y.; Jui, M. S.; Lamm, M.; Ma, Y.; Tang, C.*. Facial Amphiphilicity-Induced Self-Assembly (FAISA) of Amphiphilic Copolymers. Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 9526-9535.





Lamm, M.E.; Song, L.; Wang, Z.; Lamm, B.; Fu, L.; and Tang, C*. A Facile Approach to Thermomechanically Enhanced Fatty Acid-Containing Bioplastics Using Metal-Ligand Coordination. Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 6570-6579. Selected as Inside Front Cover.




Lamm, M.E.; Song, L.; Wang, Z.; Rahman, Md. A.; Lamm, B.; Fu, L.; and Tang, C*. Tuning Mechanical Properties of Biobased Polymers by Supramolecular Chain Entanglement. Macromolecules,2019, 52, 8967-8975.





Sha, Y.; Rahman, M. A.; Zhu, T.; Cha, Y.; McAlister, W.; Tang, C.*, ROMPI-CDSA: Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Induced-Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Metallo-Block Copolymers. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 9782-9787.




Ganewatta, M. S.*; Lokupitiya, H. N.; Tang, C.*, Lignin Biopolymers in the Age of Controlled Polymerization. Polymers, 2019, 11, 1176.




Rahman, M. A.; Cha, Y.; Yuan, L.; Pageni P.; Zhu, T.; Moumita, J.; Tang, C.*, Polymerization-Induced Self-assembly of Metallo-Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymers. J. Polym. Sci. A, 2020, 58, 77-83.




Cha, Y.; Jarrett-Wilkins, C.;Rahman, M. A.; Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Ian, M.*; Tang, C.*, Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Metallo-Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymers with a Polycaprolactone Core-Forming Segment. ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8, 835-840.




Lamm, M.; Li, P.*;Hankinson, S.; Zhu, T.; Tang, C.*, Plant Oil-Derived Copolymers with Remarkable Post-Polymerization Induced Mechanical Enhancement for High Performance Coating Applications Polymer. Polymer, 2019, 174, 170-177.




Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, E.; McAlister, W.; Zhu, T.; Craig, S. L.*; Tang, C.*, Generalizing Metallocene Mechanochemistry to Ruthenocene Mechanophores. Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4959-4965. Highlighted as Back Cover.




Song, L.; Zhu, T.; Yuan, L.; Zhou, J.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Z.*; Tang, C.*, Ultra-strong Long-Chain Polyamide Elastomers with Programmable Supramolecular Interactions and Oriented Crystalline Microstructures. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 1315.




Kopeć M.; Lamson M.; Yuan R.; Tang C.; Kruk M.; Zhong, M.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski T. Polyacrylonitrile-Derived Nanostructured Carbon Materials. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2019, 92, 89-134.




Yuan, L.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Z.*; Han, Y.; Tang, C.* Plant Oil and Lignin-derived Elastomers via Thermal Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition Click Chemistry. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 2593–2601.




Publications 2018


Yang P.; Pageni P.; Rahman M. A.; Bam M.; Zhu T.; Chen P.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A. W.; Tang C.* Gold Nanoparticles with Antibiotic-Metallopolymers toward Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Effect. Adv. Health Mater. 2019, 8, 100854.




Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, T.; Tan, S.; Cha, Y.; Craig, S. L.*; Tang C.* Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Toward Main-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polymers. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 9131-9139.




Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, E.; Wang, Z.; Zhu, T.; Craig, S. L.*; Tang C.* Quantitative and Mechanistic Mechanochemistry in Ferrocene Dissociation. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 1174-1179.




Tan S.; Sha Y.; Zhu T.; Rahman M. A.; Tang C.* Photoresponsive Supramolecular Polymers Based on Quadruple Hydrogen-Bonding and a Photochromic Azobenzene Motif. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 5395-5401.




Rahman M. A.; Bam M.; Luat E.; Jui M. S.; Ganewatta M.; Shokfai T.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A.; Tang C.* Macromolecular-Clustered Facial Amphiphilic Antimicrobials. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 5231.




Zhu, T.†; Sha, Y.†; Yan, J.; Pageni, P.; Rahman, M. A.; Yan, Y.*; Tang, C.* Metallo-Polyelectrolytes as A Class of Ionic Macromolecules for Functional Materials. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4329.




Pageni, P.; Yang P.; Bam M.; Zhu T.; Chen Y. P.; Decho A. W.; Nagarkatti M.; Tang, C.*,Recyclable Magnetic Nanoparticles Grafted with Antimicrobial Metallopolymer-Antibiotic Bioconjugates Biomaterials, 2018, 178, 363-372.




Lamm, M.; Wang, Z.;Zhou, J.; Yuan, L.; Zhang, X.; Tang, C.*,Sustainable epoxy resins derived from plant oils with thermo- and chemo-responsive shape memory behavior Polymer, 2018, 144, 121-127.




Ganewatta, M. S.; Rahman, Md. A.;, L. N.; Shokfai, T.; Decho, A. W.; Reineke T. M.; Tang, C.*,Facially Amphiphilic Polyionene Biocidal Polymers Derived from Lithocholic Acid Bioactive Materials, 2018, 3, 186-193.




Xu, S.; Lamm, M.; Rahman, Md. A.;Zhang, X.; Zhu, T.; Zhao, Z.; Tang, C.*,Renewable Atom-Efficient Polyesters and Thermosetting Resins Derived from High Oleic Soybean Oil Green Chem., 2018, 20, 1106-1113.




Booth, W. T.; Schlachter,C. R.; Pote,S.; Ussin,N.; Mank, N. J.; Klapper,V.; Offermann, L. R.; Tang,C.; Hurlburt, B. K.; Chruszcz, M.*Impact of an N-terminal Polyhistidine Tag on Protein Thermal Stability ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 760–768.




Pageni, P.; Yang, P.; Chen, Y.;Huang, Y.; Bam, M.; Zhu, T.; Nagarkatti, M.;Benicewicz, B.; Decho A; Tang, C.*,Charged Metallopolymer-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial ApplicationsBiomacromolecules, 2018, 19, 417-425.




Qiao Y.; Yin X.; Zhu, T.; Li H.; Tang, C.*,Dielectric Polymers with Novel Chemistry, Compositions and Architectures Prog. Polym. Sci., 2018, 80, 153-162.



Zhu, T.†; Xu, S.†; Rahman, Md. A.;Dogdibegovic, E.; Yang, P.; Pageni, P.; Kabir, Mohammad P.;Zhou, X.; Tang, C.*,Cationic Metallo-Polyelectrolytes for Robust Alkaline Anion-Exchange Membranes Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 2388-2392.Selected as inside back cover.




Publications 2017


Ding, W.; Wang, S.; Yao, K.; Ganewatta, M.; Tang, C.; Robertson, M., Physical Behavior of Triblock Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomers Containing Sustainable Rosin-Derived Polymethacrylate Endblocks ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5, 11470–11480.



Yang, P.; Bam, M.; Pageni, P.; Zhu, T.; Chen, Y.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A.;Tang, C.* A Trio Act of Boronolectin with Antibiotic-Metal Complexed Macromolecules toward Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Efficacy ACS Infectious Diseases, 2017, 3, 845-853.




Song, L.; Wang, Z.*; Lamm M.; Yuan, L.;Tang, C.* Supramolecular Polymer Nanocomposites Derived from Plant Oils and Cellulose NanocrystalsMacromolecules, 2017, 50, 7475–7483



Wang, Z.*; Yuan L.;Tang, C.* Sustainable Elastomers from Renewable BiomassAcc. Chem. Res, 2017, 50, 1762-1773.



Li, H.; Yang, P.;Pageni, P.; Tang, C.* Recent Advances in Metal-Containing Polymer Hydrogels Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2017, 38, 1700109.



Pageni, P.; Kabir, M.P.; Yang, P.; Tang, C.* Binding of Cobaltocenium-Containing Polyelectrolytes with Anionic Probes J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym., 2017, 27, 1100-1109 Invited article for a special issue in honor of Professor Pierre D. Harvey.




Rahman Md. A.; Lokupitia H.; Ganewatta M.; Yuan L; Morgan S; Tang, C.* Designing Block Copolymer Architectures toward Tough Bioplastics from Natural Rosin Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (5), 2069–2077



Wang Z.;Yuan L.; Ganewatta M.; Lamm M.;Rahman Md. A; Wang J.; Tang, C.* Plant Oil-Derived Epoxy Polymers toward Sustainable Biobased Thermosets Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2017, 38, 1700009.



Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Ganewatta M.; Rahman Md. A; Lamm M.; Tang, C.* A Biomass Approach to Mendable Bio-Elastomers Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 1306-1313



Yang, P.; Luo, X.; Wang, S.; Wang, F.; Tang, C., Wang, C.* Biodegradable yolk-shell microspheres for ultrasound/MR dual-modality imaging and controlled drug delivery Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2017, 151, 333-343



Publications 2016


Yang P.; Pageni P.; Kabir P.; Zhu T.; Tang C.* Metallocene-containing Homopolymers and Heterobimetallic Block Copolymers via Photoinduced RAFT Polymerization. ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5(11), 1293-1300



Wang J.; Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Rahman Md. A.; Huang Y.; Zhu T.; Wang R.; Cheng J.; Wang C.; Chu F.*; Tang C.* Photoinduced Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Biomass-Based Monomers. Macromolecules, 201649 (20), 7709–7717



Ganewatta M. S.; Ding W.; Rahman Md. A.; Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Hamidi N.; Robertson M. L.*; Tang C.* Biobased Plastics and Elastomers from Renewable Rosin via “Living” Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Macromolecules, 201649 (19), 7155–7164



An S.; Hong S.; Tang C.; Oh J.* Rosin-based block copolymer intracellular delivery nanocarriers with reduction-responsive sheddable coronas for cancer therapy.Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 4751-4760.



Xu Y.; Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Wilbon P.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Lignin and Soy Oil-Derived Polymeric Biocomposites by “Grafting from” RAFT Polymerization. Green Chem., 2016, 18, 4974-4981.



Lu L.; Yuan L.; Yan J.; Tang C.*; Wang Q.* Development of core-shell nanostructures by in situ assembly of pyridinegrafted diblock copolymer and transferrin for drug delivery applications. Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17, 2321–2328.



Wang Z.; Zhang Y.;Yuan L.; Hayat J.; Trenor N.; Lamm M.; Vlaminck L.; Billiet S.; Du Prez F.; Wang Zhi.; Tang C.* Biomass Approach toward Robust, Sustainable, Multiple-Shape-Memory Materials . ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, 602–606.



Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Trenor N.; Tang C.* Amidation of Triglycerides by Amino Alcohols and Their Impact on Plant Oil-Derived Polymers . Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 27902798. Selected as the front cover.



Yin X.; Qiao Y.; Gadinski M. R.; Wang Q.; Tang C.* Flexible Thiophene Polymers: A Concerted Macromolecular Architecture for Dielectrics. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 29292933.


Yan Y.; Pageni P; Kabir M. P.; Tang C.*Metallocenium Chemistry and Its Emerging Impact on Synthetic Macromolecular Chemistry.Synlett., 2016, 27 , 984–1005.



Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Ren L.; Tang C.* Metal-containing and Related Polymers for Biomedical Applications.Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 5232-5263. Selected as the front cover.




Wang Z.; Yuan L.; Jiang F.; Zhang Y.; Wang Z.*; Tang C.* Bioinspired High Resilient Elastomers to Mimic Resilin.ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, 220–223.



Publications 2015


Han Y.; Yuan L.; Li G.; Huang L.; Qin T.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Renewable Polymers from Lignin via Copper-free Thermal Click Chemistry.Polymer, 2015, 83, 92–100.



Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Trenor N.; Tang C.* Robust Amidation Transformation of Plant Oils into Fatty Derivatives for Sustainable Monomers and Polymers.Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 1320-1328.



Qiao Y.; Xiaodong Y.; Wang L.; Islam Md S.; Benicewicz B. C.; Ploehn H. J.; Tang C.* Bimodal Polymer Brush Core–Shell Barium Titanate Nanoparticles: A Strategy for High-Permittivity Polymer Nanocomposites. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 8998–9006.



Ganewatta M. S.; Miller K. P.; Singleton S. P.; Mehrpouya-Bahrami P.; Chen Y. P.; Yan Y.; Nagarkatti M.; Nagarkatti P.; Decho A. W.; Tang C.* Antibacterial and Biofilm-Disrupting Coatings from Resin Acid-Derived Materials. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3336–3344



Hayat J.; Mitra I.; Qiao Y.; Stein G. E.*; Tang C.*Improving Humidity-Controlled Solvent Annealing Processes for Block Copolymer Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-b-Polystyrene. Eur. Polym. J. 2015, 71, 476–489.



Qiao Y.; Yin X.; Tang C.* Progress in side-chain thiophene-containing polymers: synthesis, properties and applications. Sci China Chem, 2015, 58, 1641-1650.



Zhang J.; Yan J.; Pageni P.; Yan Y.; Wirth A.; Chen Y-P.; Qiao Y.; Wang Q.; Decho A. W.; Tang C.* Anion-Responsive Metallopolymer Hydrogels for Healthcare Applications. Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 11914.



Wang Z.; Yuan L.; Trenor N.; Vlaminck L.; Billiet S.; Sarkar A.; Du Prez F.; Stefik M.; Tang C.* Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Plant Oil and Their “Click-Coupling” via TAD Chemistry. Green Chem., 2015, 17, 3806–3818.



Yan Y.; Deaton, T.; Zhang J, Hongkun H.; Hayat J.; Pageni P.; Matyjaszewski K.; Tang C.* The Syntheses of Mono-substituted Rhodocenium Derivatives, Monomers and Polymers. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 1644−1650.



Akhani R. K.; Clark R. W.; Yuan L.; Wang L.; Tang C.; Wiskur S. L.* Polystyrene-Supported Triphenylsilyl Chloride for the Silylation-Based Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols. ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 1527−1530.



Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.* Controlling Macromolecular Structures towards Effective Antimicrobial Polymers. Polymer, 2015, 63, A1-A29. Selected as the front cover.



Qiao Y.; Islam M.S.; Yin X.; Han K.; Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Wang Q.; Ploehn H. J.; Tang C.* Oligothiophene-Containing Polymer Brushes by ROMP and RAFT: Synthesis, Characterization and Dielectric Properties. Polymer, 2015, 72, 428−435. A special issue in honor of Prof. Kris Matyjaszewski's 65th birthday.



Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Tang C.* Side-Chain Cobaltocenium-Containing Polymers: Controlled Polymerization and Applications, in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Materials, ACS Symposium Series. Matyjaszewski K. Ed. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 2015, pp 15–27.



Islam M. S.; Qiao Y.; Tang C.; Ploehn H. J.* Terthiophene-Containing Copolymers and Homopolymer Blends as High Performance Dielectric Materials. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 1967−1977.



Li D.; Zhang Y.; Li R.; An Q.; Yu M.; Guo J.; Tang C.*; Wang C.* Selective Capture and Quick Detection of Targeting Cells Based on Liquid Suspension Chips. Small, 2015, 11, 2200−2208



Yu J.; Wang C.; Wang J.*; Tang C.*; Chu F.* UV-absorbent Lignin-Based Multi-Arm Star Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macrom. Rapid Commun., 2015, 36, 398−404.



Huang Y.; Li H.; Wang L.; Qiao Y.; Tang C.*; Jung, C.; Yoon, Y.; Li, S.; Yu, M. Ultrafiltration Membranes with Structure-Optimized Graphene Oxide Coatings for Anti-Fouling Oil/Water Separation. Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 2, 1400433.



Yuan L.; Hamidi N.; Smith S.; Clemons F.; Hamidi A.; Tang C.* Molecular characterization of biodegradable natural resin acid-substituted polycaprolactone. Eur. Polym. J. 2015, 62, 43-50.



Publications 2014


Qiao Y.; Islam M. S.; Wang L.; Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Benicewicz B. C.; Ploehn H. J.*; Tang C.* Thiophene Polymer-Grafted Barium Titanate Nanoparticles toward Nanodielectric Composites. Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 5319-5326.


Qiao Y.; Ferebee R.; Lee B.; Mitra I.; Lynd N. A.; Hayat J.; Stein G.;* Bockstaller M. R.;* Tang C.* Symmetric Poly(ethylene oxide-b-styrene-b-isoprene) Triblock Copolymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Self-Assembly in Bulk and Thin Film. Macromolecules, 2014, 47, pp 6373–6381.


Yan, Y.; Zhang, J.; Wilbon, P.; Qiao, Y.; Tang C.* 18-e Cobalt(I)-Containing Norbornene Polymer by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Application As Heterogeneous Macromolecular Catalyst in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35, 1840-1845. Selected as the back cover.Link


Wei J.; Ren L.; Tang C.; Su Z.* Electric-stimulus-responsive Multilayer Film Based on Cobaltocenium-containing Polymer. Polym. Chem., 2014, DOI: 10.1039/c4py00918e.



Zhang J.; Yan Y.; Chen J.; Chance M.; Hayat J.; Gai Z.;* Tang C.* Nanostructured Metal/Carbon Composites from Heterobimetallic Block Copolymers with Controlled Magnetic Properties. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 3185-3190.



Zhang J.; Chen Y.-P.; Miller K. P.; Ganewatta M. S.; Bam M.; Yan Y.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A. W.; Tang C.* Antimicrobial Metallopolymers and Their Bioconjugates with Conventional Antibiotics against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 4873-4876.



Hardy C. G.; Zhang J.; Yan Y.; Ren L.; Tang C.* Metallopolymers with Transition Metal in Side Chain by Living and Controlled Polymerization Techniques. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2014, 39, 1742–1796. (invited review)



Ganewatta M. S.; Chen Y.-P.; Wang J.; Zhou J.; Ebalunde J.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A. W.*; Tang C.* Bio-inspired Resin Acid-Derived Materials as Anti-Bacterial Resistance Agents with Unexpected Activities. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2011-2016.



Liu Y.; Yao K.; Chen X.; Wang J.; Wang J.; Ploehn H.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Renewable Cellulose, Rosin and Fatty Acids. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3170-3181. Selected as the inside front cover.



Zhong M.; Tang C.;* Kim E. K.; Kruk M.; Celer E. B.; Jaroniec M.; Matyjaszewski K.*; Kowalewski T.* Preparation of porous nanocarbons with tunable morphology and pore size from copolymer templated precursors. Mater. Horiz., 2014, 1, 121-124.


Yu J.; Liu Y.; Liu X.; Wang C.; Wang J.*; Chu F.*; Tang C.* Integration of Renewable Cellulose and Rosin towards Sustainable Copolymers by “Grafting From” ATRP. Green Chem. 2014, 16, 1854-1864.


Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Qiao Y.; Tang C.* Facile Preparation of Cobaltocenium-Containing Polyelectrolyte via Click Chemistry and RAFT Polymerization. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2014, 35, 254-259.



Publications 2013


Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Qiao Y.; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.* Ruthenocene-containing Homopolymers and Block Copolymers via ATRP and RAFT Polymerization. Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 8816-8823. Link



Zhang J.; Yan Y; Chance M. W.; Chen J.; Hayat, J.; Ma, S.; Tang C.* Charged Metallopolymers as ‘Universal’ Precursors for Versatile Cobalt Materials. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13387-133. Link



Jiang F.; Qiao Y.; Wang Z.; Qiao Y.; Wang Z. G*; Tang C.* A Novel Architecture toward Third-Generation Thermoplastic Elastomers by a Grafting Strategy, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 4772-4780. Link



Qiao Y.; Islam Md. S.; Han K.; Leonhardt E.; Zhang J.; Wang Q.; Ploehn H. J.; Tang C.* Polymers Containing Highly Polarizable Conjugated Side Chains as High Performance All-Organic Nanodielectric Materials, Adv. Funct. Mater. , 2013, 23, 5638–5646. Link, Selected as the inside front cover. Link



Wang J.; Yao K.; Wang C.; Tang C.*; Jiang X.* Synthesis and Drug Delivery of Novel Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Containing Hydrophobic Dehydroabietic Moiety. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 2324-2332. Link



Yao K.; Chen Y.; Zhang J.; Bunyard C.; Tang C.* Cationic Salt-Responsive Bottle-Brush Polymers. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 645-651. Selected as Cover. Link



Tang C.* Editorial: Next-Generation Renewable Polymers (Special Issue on Renewable Polymers), Green Materials 2013, 1, 62-63. Link


Yao K.; Tang C.* Controlled Polymerization of Next-Generation Renewable Monomers and Beyond. Macromolecules (Perspective article) 2013, 46, 1689-1712. Selected as Cover. Link




Hardy C. G.; Islam Md. S.; Gonzalez-Delozier D.; Morgan J. E.; Cash B.; Benicewicz B. C.; Ploehn H. J., Tang C.* Converting an Electrical Insulator into a Dielectric Capacitor: End-Capping Polystyrene with Oligoaniline. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 799-807. Link



Zhang J.; Pellechia P. J.; Hayat J.; Tang C.* Quantitative and Qualitative Counterion Exchange in Cationic Metallocene Polyelectrolytes. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 1618-1624. Link



Wilbon P.; Gulledge A. L.; Benicewicz B. C.; Tang C.* Renewable Rosin-Fatty Acid Polyesters: the Effect of Backbone Structure on Thermal Properties. Green Materials 2013, 1, 96-104. Link



Wang J.; Yu J.; Liu Y.; Chen Y.; Wang C.; Tang C.; Chu F.* Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Rosin-Based Monomer: Free Radical Polymerization and Epoxy Curing, Green Materials 2013, 1, 105-113. Link



Hardy C. G.; Ren L.; Ma S.; Tang C.* Self-Assembly of Well-Defined Ferrocene Triblock Copolymers and Their Template Synthesis of Ordered Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4373-4375. Link Invited original article for the 2013 Emerging Investigators issue. Featured as a "Top News Story" and published on the university website.



Ko N. R.; Yao K.; Tang C.; Oh J. K.*, Synthesis and thiol-responsive degradation of polylactide-based bock copolymers having disulfide junctions using ATRP and ROP. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1002/pola.26335. Link



Zhang W.; Zhao S.; Rao W.; Snyder J.; Choi J. K.; Wang J.; Khan I. A.; Saleh N. B.; Mohler P. J.; Yu J.; Hund T. J.; Tang C.; He X.* A Novel Core-Shell Microcapsule for Encapsulation and 3D Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 1002-1009. Link



Chen Y.; Wilbon P.; Zhou J.; Nagarkatti M.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Multifunctional Self-Fluorescent Polymer Nanogels for Label-free Imaging and Drug Delivery. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 297-299. Link



Hardy C. G.; Tang C.* Advances in Square Arrays through Self-Assembly and Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. (review article), 2013, 51, 2-15. Selected as Cover; Link; Editor’s choice paper




Yao K.; Tang C.*; Zhang J.; Bunyard C. Degradable and Salt-Responsive Random Copolymers. Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 528-535. Link



Wilbon P.; Chu F*.; Tang C.*; Progress in Renewable Polymers from Natural Terpenes, Terpenoids and Rosin. Macromol. Rapid Commun. (review article), 2013, 34, 8-37. Selected as Cover; Link; Highlighted by MaterialsViews


Publications 2012


Zhang J.; Ren L.; Hardy C. G.; Tang C.* Cobaltocenium-containing Methacrylate Homopolymers, Block Copolymers and Heterobimetallic Polymers via RAFT Polymerization. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 6857-6863. Link



Chen Y.; Wilbon P. A.; Chen Y. P.; Zhou J.; Nagarkatti M.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Amphipathic Antibacterial Agents Using Cationic Methacrylic Polymers with Natural Rosin as Pendant Group. RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 10275-10282. Link



Ren L.; Zhang J.; Hardy C. G.; Doxie D.; Fleming B.; Tang C.* Preparation of Cobaltocenium-Labeled Polymers by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 2267-2275. Link



Hardy C. G.; Islam M. S.; Gonzalez-Delozier D.; Ploehn H. J.;* Tang C.* Oligoaniline-Containing Supramolecular Block Copolymer Nanodielectric Materials.  Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, 33, 791-797. Invited article for special issue “Polymer Science: the next Generation”. Link. Highlighted by MaterialsViews



Ren L.; Zhang J.; Hardy C. G.; Ma S.; Tang C.* Cobaltocenium-containing Block Copolymers: Ring-opening Metathesis Polymerization, Self-assembly and Template Synthesis of Inorganic Nanoparticles. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, 33, 510-516. Invited article for special issue “Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials”. Link



Wang J.; Chen Y.; Yao K.; Wilbon P.; Zhang W.; Ren L.; Zhou J.; Nagarkatti M.; Wang C.; Chu F.; He X.; Decho, A. W.;* Tang C.* Robust Antimicrobial Compounds and Polymers derived from Resin Acids. Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 916-918. Link



Ren L.; Zhang J.; Bai X.; Hardy C. G.; Shimizu K. D.; Tang C.*Preparation of Cationic Cobaltocenium Polymers and Block Copolymers by Living Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 580-583. Link



Korich A. L.; Fleming A. B.; Walker A. R.; Wang J.; Tang C.; Iovine P. M. Chemical Modification of Organosolv Lignin Using Boronic Acid-Containing Reagents. Polymer, 2012, 53, 87-93. Link



Hardy C. G.; Ren L.; Zhang J.; Tang C.* Side-Chain Metallocene-Containing Polymers by Living and Controlled Polymerizations (Invited review article). Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2012, 52,230-245. Link



Wang J.; Yao K.; Wilbon P.; Wang P.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Rosin-Derived Polymers and Their Progress in Controlled Polymerization, in Rosin-based Chemicals and Polymers, Zhang J., Ed.; ISmithers. Shawbury, UK, 2012, 85-127 (Invited Book Chapter).


Publications 2011


Tang C.*; Wu W.; Smilgies D-M.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski T. Robust Control of Microdomain Orientation in Thin Films of Block Copolymers by Zone Casting. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2011, 130, 11802-11809. Link



Wang J.; Yao K.; Korich A.; Li G.; Ma S.; Ploehn H.; Iovine P.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Combining Renewable Gum Rosin and Lignin: Towards Hydrophobic Polymer Composites by Controlled Polymerization. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2011, 49, 3728-3738. Link



Yao K.; Wang J.; Zhang W.; Lee J. S.; Wang C.; Chu F.; He X.; Tang C.* Degradable Rosin-EsterCaprolactone Graft Copolymers, Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 2171-2177. Link


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Hardy C. G.; Ren L.; Tamboue T. C.; Tang C.* Side-chain ferrocene-containing (meth)acrylate polymers: synthesis and properties. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2011, 49, 1409-1420. Link



Publications 2010


Ren L.; Hardy C. G.; Tang S.; Doxie D. B.; Hamidi N.; Tang C.* Preparation of side-chain 18-e cobaltocenium-containing acrylate monomers and polymers, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 9304-9310. Link


Wilbon P. A.; Zheng Y.; Yao, K.; Tang C.* Renewable rosin acid-degradable caprolactone block copolymers by atom transfer radical polymerization and ring-opening polymerization, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 8747-8754. Link

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Zheng Y.; Yao K.; Lee J. S.; Chandler D.; Wang J.; Wang C.; Chu F.; Tang C.* Well-defined renewable polymers derived from gum rosin, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 5922-5924. Link

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Ren L.; Hardy C. G.; Tang C.* Synthesis and solution self-assembly of side-chain cobaltocenium-containing block copolymers, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 8874-8875. Link

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Tang C.*; Hur S.; Stahl, B. C.; Sivanandan K.; Dimitriou M.; Pressly E.; Fredrickson G. H.; Kramer E. J.; Hawker C. J. Thin film morphology of block copolymer blends with tunable supramolecular interactions for lithographic applications. Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 2880-2889. Link


Publications Before Joining USC


Tang C.; Sivanandan K.; Brian C. Stahl, Fredrickson G. H.; Kramer E. J.; Hawker C. J. Multiple nanoscale templates by orthogonal degradation of a supramolecular block copolymer lithographic system. ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 285-291. Link


Tang C.; Lennon E. M.; Fredrickson G. H.; Kramer E. J.; Hawker C. J. Evolution of block copolymer lithography to highly ordered square arrays. Science, 2008, 322, 429-432.Paper Link; Press Release.

For a “news and view” about this paper in Nature, please click here to see: Anthony J. Ryan, "Squaring up with polymers." Nature, 2008, 456, 334.

For a “Research Highlight” about this paper in Nature Chemistry, please click here to see Neil Withers, “Lithography: Polymer patterns go square”, Published online: 17 October 2008.

For a “Highlight” about this paper in Chemical and Engineering News, please click here to see Celia Henry Arnaud, “Molecular-Scale Lithography”, Chem. Eng. News, 2008, 86, 57.

For a “Perspective” about this paper in Physcisworld, please click here to see Belle Dumé, “Self-assembly goes square-shaped”, Published online: 27 September 2008.


Takizawa K.; Tang C.; Hawker C. J. Molecularly defined caprolactone oligomers and polymers: synthesis and characterization. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 1718-1726. Link


Tang C.; Bang J.; Stein, G.; Fredrickson G. H.; Hawker C. J.; Kramer E. J. Square packing and structural arrangement of ABC triblock copolymer spheres in thin films. Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 4328-4339. Link


Tang C.; Bombalski L.; Kruk M.; Jaroniec M.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski K. Nanoporous carbon films from “hairy” polyacrylonitrile-grafted colloidal silica nanoparticles. Advanced Materials, 2008, 20, 1516-1522. Link


Korth, B.D.; Keng, P.; Shim. I.; Tang, C.; Kowalewski, T.; Pyun, J. Synthesis, assembly and functionalization of polymer coated ferromagnetic nanoparticles, in “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization, ACS Symposium Series. Nagarajan R. and Hatton T. A. Eds. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 2008, 996, 272-285.


Dufour B.; Tang C.; Koynov K.; Zhang Y.; Pakula T.; Matyjaszewski K. Polar 3-arm star block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers. Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 2451-2458. Link


Bombalski L.; Min K.; Dong, H.; Tang C.; Matyjaszewski K. Preparation of well-defined hybrid materials by ATRP in miniemulsion. Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7429-7432. Link


Tang C.; Dufour B.; Kowalewski T.; Matyjaszewski K. Synthesis and morphology of molecular brushes with polyacrylonitrile block copolymer side chains and their conversion into nanostructured carbons. Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 6199-6205. Link


Kruk M.; Tang C.; Dufour B.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski T. Nanostructured carbons from block copolymers, in Block Copolymers in Nanoscience, Lazzari M.; Liu G.J.; Lecommandoux S. Eds. Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2007, 257-274.


Huang J.; Tang C.; Lee, H-i.; Kowalewski T.; Matyjaszewski K. A novel route for the preparation of discrete nanostructured carbons from block copolymers with polystyrene segments. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2007, 208, 2312-2320 (Selected as Inside Cover). Link


McCullough L. A.; Dufour B.; Tang C.; Zhang Y.; Pakula T.: Kowalewski T.; Matyjaszewski K. Templating conducting polymers via self-assembly of block copolymers and supramolecular recognition. Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 7745-7747. Link


Korth B. D.; Keng P.; Shim, I.; Bowles S. E.; Tang C.; Kowalewski T.; Nebesny K. W.; Pyun J. Polymer-coated ferromagnetic colloids from well-defined macromolecular surfactants and assembly into nanoparticle chains. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 6562-6563. Link


Oh J. K.; Tang C.; Gao H.; Tsarevsky N. V.; Matyjaszewski K. Inverse miniemulsion ATRP: a new method for synthesis and functionalization of well-defined water-soluble/cross-linked polymeric particles. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 5578-5584. Link


Kowalewski T.; Tang C.; Kruk M.; Dufour B.; Matyjaszewski K. Advances in nanostructured carbons from block copolymers prepared by controlled radical polymerization techniques, in Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization: From Synthesis to Materials, ACS Symposium Series. Matyjaszewski K. Ed. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. 2006, 944, 295-310.


Tang C.; Tracz A.; Kruk M.; Zhang R.; Smiligies D.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski T. Long-range ordered thin films of block copolymers prepared by zone-casting and thermal conversion into ordered nanostructured carbon. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 6918-6919. Link


Pyun J.; Tang C.; Kowalewski T.; Fréchet J.M.J.; Hawker C. J. Synthesis of particle-coil block copolymers: a new class of block copolymer from linear and dendritic precursors. Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 2674-2685. Link


Tang C.; Qi K.; Wooley K.; Matyjaszewski K.; Kowalewski T. Well-defined carbon nanoparticles prepared from water soluble shell cross-linked micelles containing polyacrylonitrile cores. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2004, 43, 2783-2787; Angewandte Chemie, 2004, 116, 2843-2847. Link


Tang C.; Kowalewski T.; Matyjaszewski K. RAFT polymerization of acrylonitrile and preparation of block copolymers using 2-cyanoethyl dithiobenzoate as the transfer agent. Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 8587-8589. Link


Tang C.; Kowalewski T.; Matyjaszewski K. Preparation of polyacrylonitrile-b-poly(n-butyl acrylate) copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization and nitroxide mediated polymerization processes. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 1465-1473. Link


Tang C.; Chu F. Semicontinuous emulsion polymerization of styrene-butyl acrylate-methacrylic acid with high solid content. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2001, 82(10), 2352-2356.


Tang C.; Chu F. Morphology of core-shell hybrid latex particles. China Adhesives (in Chinese) 2001, 10(6), 30-35.


Chu F.; Tang C.; Alain G. Study on high solid polydisperse particle size distribution polymer emulsion (2) - preparation of binary-disperse particle size distribution emulsion by two seeds method. Technology on Adhesion & Sealing (in Chinese) 2000, 21(2), 1-3, 9.


Patents (granted and pending)


Tang C.; Yang P. Metallocene-boronic acid-containing compounds and copolymers as antimicrobial agents, US20180250328A1


Sarkar A.; Stefik M.; Tang C. Etchant for Use in Rapid Formation of Robust Porous Polymers, US20180171091A1


Tang C.; Yuan L.; Lamm M. Preparation of maleate and maleimide monomers and polymeric materials from triglycerides, US20180134829A1


Tang C.; Wang Z.; Yuan L. Preparation Of Thermoplastic Epoxidized Polymers And Thermosetting Materials From Triglycerides, US20170298007A1


Tang C.; Zhang J.; Chen Y.; Decho A. Preparation of Chemicals, Anion-paired cationic metallocene-containing compounds and polymers as antimicrobial agents, US9872917B2


Tang C.; Yuan L. Preparation of Chemicals, Monomers and Polymeric Materials from Triglycerides, U.S. Provisional Patent Application, Serial No. 62/123,320


Tang C.; Hardy C.; Nese A.; Hayat J. Multiple Copolymer Systems as Templates for Block Copolymer Nanolithography, U.S. Provisional Patent Application, Serial No. 61/962,461.


Tang C.; Zhang J.; Chen Y. P.; Decho A. W. Metallocene-containing cationic compounds and polymers loaded with antibiotics as antimicrobial agents, U.S. Provisional Patent Application, Serial No. 61/961, 527.


Tang C.; Qiao Y.; Ploehn H. J.; Islam M. S. Preparation of conjugated aromatic/heteroaromatic oligomer-containing dielectric polymers and their applications, U.S. Provisional Patent Application, Serial No. 61/755,155..


Tang C.; Wang J.; Decho A. W.; Chen Y. P. Rosin-Derived Cationic Compounds and Polymers. US Patent 8,901,245.


Tang C.; Yao K. Degradable Polymers, Methods of Making the Same, and Uses Thereof. US Patent 8,809,466.


Tang C.; Wang J.; Decho A. W.; Chen Y. P. Rosin-Derived Cationic Compounds and Polymers along with Their Methods of Preparation, U.S. Patent 8,604,128.


Tang C.; Ren L. Preparation of Cobaltocenium-Containing Monomers and Their Polymers for Electrodes Use, US Patent 8,592,539.


Tang C. Polymers Derived from Rosin and Their Methods of Preparation, US Patent 8,569,427. Link


Hawker C. J.; Tang C.; Kramer, E. J.; Fredrickson, G. H. Supramolecular Block Copolymer Compositions for Sub-Micron Lithography, PCT Int. Appl. WO 2009151834.



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