Publications

Published Papers

  gHelicity Switching Polyguanidine Syntheized by Helix-Sense Selective Polymerization Using [(R)-3,3'-Dibromo-2,2'binaphthoxy](di-t-butoxy) Titanium(IV) Catalysth, Tang, H.-Z.; Boyle, P. D.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 2136-2142.

  gDetermination of the Kinetic Parameters of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerizationsh, Kwark, Y.-J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 9395.

  gOne-pot, One-catalyst Synthesis of Graft Copolymers by Controlled ROMP and ATRP Polymerizationsh, Charvet, R; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8808. 

  gLiquid Crystalline Properties of Polyguanidinesh, Kim, J.; Novak, B. M.; Wadden, A. J. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8286.


  gHelix-Sense-Selective Polymerization of Carbodiimides: Building Permanently Optically Active Polymers from Achiral Monomersh, Tian, G.; Lu, Y.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 4082.

 
  gStable Helical Polyguanidines: Poly{N-(1-anthryl)-Nf-[(R)- and/or (S)-3,7-dimethyloctyl]guanidines}h, Tang, H.-Z.; Tian, G.; Capracotta, M. D.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126,3722.

 
  gLyotropic Liquid Crystalline Properties of Poly(N,Nf-di-n-hexylguanidine)h Kim, J.; Novak, B. M.; Wadden, A. J. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 1660.

 
  gEthylene Polymerization Catalyzed by Neutral Nickel(II) Complex with O-N Chelating Ligandh, Nodono, M.; Novak, B. M.; Boyle, P. T. Polym. J. 2004, 36, 140.

 
  gThe Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a Dinuclear Palladium Complex Containing C,O-Bridging Ester-Enolato Moietiesh, Gonglu Tian, Bruce M. Novak and Paul D. Boyle, Organometallics 2002, 21, 1462.
gSpecial Reactions in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems: Synthesis of Polymersh, Novak, B, M. Applied Homogeneous Catalysts with Organometallic Compounds, 2d Ed., 2002, 3, 1274.

 
  gMeta-Stable Enamines: Synthesis of Simple Enamines via Catalytic Isomerization of Allylic Amine Substrates and Their Polymerization Behaviorh Novak, B. M.; Cafmeyer, J. T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 11,083.

 

  gHelix Conformation in Helical Polycarbodiimides Studied by Solid State 13C NMRh, Lim, A.R., Novak, B. M. Chem. Phys. 2001, 272, 199. 

 

  gNew Functional Monomers for Well-Controlled ROMP Polymerizationsh, Charvet, R.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 7680.

 

  gNeutral Palladium Complexes as Catalysts for Olefin-Methyl Acrylate Copolymerization: a Cautionary Taleh, Tian, G.; Boone, H. W.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 7656.

 

  gPyridine Rings as Protected 2‹ Amines: The Facile Hydrogenation of Heterocyclic Aromatic Polymersh, Aoyama, Y.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 6842. 

 

  gSynthesis and Characterization of Wormlike Three-Arm Poly (n-Hexyl Isocyanate) Star Polymers.h Goodson-Hoff, S.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2001, 34, 3849.

        

gSolid State 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Polyguanidinesh, Lim, A. R.; Kim, J. H.; Novak, B. M. Polymer 2000, 41, 2431. 

 

  gSynthesis of b-Iminoaminate Zirconium Complexes and Their Application in Ethylene Polymerizationh, Jin, X.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2000, 33, 6205.

 

  gCarbon-13 T1r Investigation in Two Polycarbodiimidesh, Lim, A. R.; Chang, J. H., Kim, J. H., Novak, B. M. Solid State Commun. 2000, 115, 23. 

 

  gCopolymerization of Polar Monomers with Olefins Using Transition-Metal Complexesh, Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Chem. Rev. 2000, 4, 1479. 

 

  gEvaluation of Short Term - High Intensity Thermal Degradation of Graphite Fiber Reinforced Laminates via Ultrasonic Spectroscopyh, Schueneman, G. T.; Lesser, A. J.; Hobbs, T. R.; Novak, B. M. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys.1999, 37, 2601.
 gRigidity of the Backbone for Poly(bis(4-butoxycarbonylphenyl))carbodiimide and Poly(bis(4-butylphenyl))carbodiimide Studied by Solid State 13C T1r Measurementsh, Lim, A. R.; Kim, J. H.; Novak, B. M. Chem. Phys. 1999, 246, 373-380. 

 

  gSolid State NMR of SiO2 Nanotube Coated Ammonium Tartrate Crystalh Lim, A. R.; Schueneman, G. T.; Novak, B. M. Solid State Commun. 1999, 110, 333-338.

 

  gThe T1r 13C Spin-Lattice Relation Time of Helical Polyguanidinesh, Lim, A. R.; Stewart, J. R.; Novak, B. M. Solid State Commun. 1999, 110, 23. 

 

  gThe 13C Spin-Lattice Relation Time of Interpenetrating Networks by Solid State NMRh, Lim, A. R.; Schueneman, G. T.; Novak, B. M. Solid State Commun. 1999, 109, 465.

 

gThe 13C Spin-Lattice Relation Time for Poly(di-N-hexylcarbodimide)h Lim, A. R.; Novak, B. M. Solid State Commun. 1999, 109, 29.

 

"'Link-Functionalized' and Triblock Polymer Architectures Through Bifunctional Organolanthanide Initiators: A Review", Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 1998, 133, 123-130.

 

"Trans Content In Atactic Polystyrene Estimated By Double-Quantum Solid-State NMR", Dunbar, M. G.; Novak, B. M.; Schmidt-Rohr, K. Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson. 1998, 12, 119-137. 

 

  "Opalescent Cholesteric Networks from Chiral Polyisocyanates in Polystyrene", Maxein, G.; Keller, H.; Novak, B. M.; Zentel, R. Adv. Mater. 1998, 3, 341. 

 

  "Chain Stiffness of a High Molecular Weight Polyguanidine Prepared by Living Polymerization", Nieh, M.-P.; Goodwin, A. A.; Stewart, J. R.; Novak, B. M.; Hoagland, D. A. Macromolecules. 1998, 31, 3151. 

 

  "The Application of "Transfer-Free" Suzuki Coupling Protocols towards the Synthesis of "Unambiguously Linear" Poly(p-phenylenes)", Goodson, F. E.; Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules. 1998, 31, 2047. 

 

  "Controlled Radical Polymerization of Bicyclic Olefins: A Simple Approach to Stabilizing Polystyrene Derived from ATRP Methodologies", Ellzey, K. A.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules. 1998, 31, 2391. 

 

  "Trapped Kinetic States, Chiral Amplification and Molecular Chaperoning in Synthetic Polymers: Chiral Induction in Polyguanidines Through Ion Pair Interactions", Schlitzer, D. S.; Novak, B. M.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 2196.

 

  "Living CO/Olefin Alternating Copolymerizations of Electron Poor Bicyclic Olefins Initiated by Neutral Palladium(II) Alkyl Complexes: A Route to the Perfectly Alternating Copolymer of CO and Acetylene", Safir, A. L.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 643. 

 

  "Accelerated Suzuki Couplings via a Ligandless Palladium Catalyst: 4-Methoxy-2'-methylbiphenyl", Goodson, F. E.; Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. in Organic Synthesis, Smith, A. B., Ed., John Wiley & Sons: New York, vol 75, pg 61.

 

  "Mechanistic Studies on the Aryl-Aryl Interchange Reaction of ArPdL2I (L = Triarylphosphine) Complexes", Goodson, F. E.; Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 12441. 

  "Bimetallic Samarium(III) Catalysts via Electron Transfer Initiation: The Facile Synthesis of Well-Defined (Meth)acrylate Triblock Copolymers", Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 15,367. 

 

  "A Palladium-Mediated Soluble Precursor Route into Poly(arylenes)", Goodson, F. E.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1997, 30, 6047.

 

  "The Polymerization of Free Enols with Electron-Deficient Comonomers", Novak, B. M.; Cederstav, A. K. J. Macromol. Sci., Pure Appl. Chem. 1997, A34, 1815. 

 

  Novak, B. M.; Perrott, M. G. "Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization" in Catalysis in Precision Polymerization, Kobayashi, S., Ed., John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1997, pp. 100-112. 

 

  Novak, B. M. "Polymerization through Hetero-Functional Groups" in Catalysis in Precision Polymerization, Kobayashi, S., Ed., John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1997, pp. 113 - 133.

 

  "eLink-Functionalizedf Polymers: An Unusual Macromolecular Architecture Through Bifunctional Initiation", Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1997, 30, 3494.

 

  "Living Polymerization of Carbodiimides Initiated by Copper(I) and Copper(II) Amidinate Complexes", Shibayama, K.; Seidel, S. W.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1997, 30, 3159.

 

  "New Methods for the Synthesis of ArPdL2I (L = tertiary phosphine) Complexes," Wallow, T. I.; Goodson, F. E.; Novak, B. M. Organometallics, 1996, 15, 3708.

 

  "Organotitanium(IV)-Catalyzed Cyclopolymerizations of 1,2-Diisocyanates and Cyclocopolymerizations of Monoisocyanates with 1,2-Diisocyanates", Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M., Macromolecules 1996, 29, 5882. 

 

  Novak, B. M. "Special Reactions in Homogeneous Aqueous Systems: Synthesis of Polymers" in Applied Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds, Cornils, B.; Herrmann, W. A., Eds., VCH: Weinheim, 1996, Vol. 2, pp 1132-1142.

 

  "Living Organotitanium(IV)-Catalyzed Polymerizations of Isocyanates", Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996, 118, 1906. 

 

  "Living Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerizations of 3,4-Disubstituted Cyclobutenes and Synthesis of Polybutadienes with Protic Functionalities", Perrott, M. G.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1996, 29, 1817. 

 

  "Living 1,2-Vinyl-Insertion Polymerizations Initiated by Palladium(II) Alkyl Complexes: Block Copolymers and a Route to Polyacetylene-Hydrocarbon Diblocks," Safir, A. L.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1995, 28, 5396.

 

  "Organic Polymer Chemistry: A Primer," Bruce M. Novak, Saunders College Publishing, New York, 1995.

 

  "Living Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerizations of 3,4-Difunctional Cyclobutenes," Perrott, M. G.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1995, 28, 3492.

  "Nanostructured Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Synthesized Through Simultaneous Processes", Bruce M. Novak, Mark W. Ellsworth, and Celine Verrier, in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Composites, Mark, J. E.; Lee, Y.-C.; Bianconi, P. A., Eds., ACS Symposium Series 585, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, Chapter 8, 1995. 

 

  "Bimetallic Samarium(III) Initiators for the Living Polymerization of Methacrylates and Lactones. A New Route into Telechelic, Triblock, and 'Link-Functionalized' Polymers." Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1994, 27, 6993.

 

  "Silica as a Ligand: Reactivity of the Iridium-Oxygen bond of Cp*Ir[Silica](Ph)(PMe3)"; Meyer, T. Y.; Woerpel, K. A.; Novak, B. M.; Bergman, R. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 10,290.

 

  "The Synthesis of New Rigid Rod Helical Polymers through the Well-Controlled Polymerizations of Carbodiimides using Titanium(IV) Complexes", Goodwin, A.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1994, 27, 5520.

 

  "Highly Efficient and Accelerated Suzuki Aryl Couplings Mediated by Phosphine-free Palladium Sources," Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. J. Org. Chem. 1994, 59, 5034.

 

  "Investigations into the Chemistry of Thermodynamically Unstable Species. The Direct Polymerization of Vinyl Alcohol, the Enolic Tautomer of Acetaldehyde", Cederstav, A. K.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 4073.

 

  "Living Polymerization of Butadiene at Both Chain Ends via a Bimetallic Nickel Catalyst. Preparation of Hydroxytelechelic Polybutadiene and Symmetric Poly(Isocyanide-b-Butadiene-b-Isocyanide) Elastomeric Triblock Copolymers," Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M.; Ziller, J. W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 2366.

 

  "The Synthesis and Photochemistry of Sulfonium Ion Polymers: Arylated and Alkylated Poly(p-Phenylene Sulfide) Derivatives," Novak, B. M.; Hagen, E.; Hoff, S.; Viswanathan, A. Macromolecules 1994, 27, 1985.

 

  "Low Density, Mutually Interpenetrating Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials via Supercritical Drying Techniques," Novak, B. M.; Auerbach, D.; Verrier, C. Chem. Mater., 1994, 6, 282.

 

  "The Synthesis and Properties of Mutually Interpenetrating Organic-Inorganic Networks," Novak, B. M.; Ellsworth, M. W.; Verrier, C. in "Chemically Modified Surfaces", Pesek, J. J.; Leigh, I. E., Eds. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambride, 1994, pg 41.

 

  "Living Bimetallic Initiators for the Preparation of Triblock Copolymers," Novak, B. M.; Deming, T. J. Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 1994, 77, 405.

 

  "Versatile Organometallic Initiators for the Living Polymerization of Isocyanates," Novak, B. M.; Patten, T. E.; Hoff, S. M. J. Makromol. Macromol. Symp., Pure Appl. Chem., 1994, A31, 1619.

 

  "Mechanistic Studies on the Nickel Catalyzed Polymerization of Isocyanides," Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115, 9101.

 

  "Use of Copolymerization Phenomena in Mechanistic Studies: Monomer Substituent Effects in Nickel Catalyzed Isocyanide Polymerizations," Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1993, 26, 7092.

 

  "Preparation and Reactivity Studies of Highly Versatile, Nickel Based Polymerization Catalyst Systems," Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1993, 26, 7089.

 

  gComplex Architectures Through Living Polymerizations. The Synthesis of gOnce Broken Wormsh and Triblock Copolymers Using Bimetallic Initiators,h Hoff, S. M.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1993, 26, 4067.
  gAir and Water Stable 1,2-Vinyl-Insertion Polymerizations of Bicyclic Olefins: A Simple Precursor Route to Polyacetylene,h Safir, A. L.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1993, 26, 4072.

 

  gHybrid Nanocomposite Materials-Between Inorganic Glasses and Organic Polymers,h Novak, B. M. Adv. Mater. 1993, 5, 422.

 

  "'Inverse' Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials. 3. High Glass Content "Non-Shrinking" Sol-Gel Composites via Poly(Silicic Acid Esters)," Ellsworth, M. E.; Novak, B. M. Chem. Mater. 1993, 5, 839.

 

  gOrganotitanium(IV) Compounds as Catalysts for the Polymerization of Isocyanates: The Polymerization of Isocyanates with Functionalized Side Chains,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules, 1993, 26, 436.

 

  gWell-Defined Polyisocyanates Via Organotitanium(IV) Catalyzed Living Polymerizations of Isocyanates,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 1993, 67, 203.

 

  gHigh Glass Content Non-Shrinking Sol-Gel Composites Via Silicic Acid Esters,h Ellsworth, M. W.; Novak, B. M. Proc., Matl. Res. Soc. 1993, 274, 67.

 

  gMicrostructural Studies of Poly(7-Oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene) Derivatives Prepared from Selected Ruthenium Catalysts,h Benedicto, A. D.; Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H.; Macromolecules, 1992, 25, 5893.

 

  gEnantioselective Polymerizations of Achiral Isocyanides. Preparation of Optically Active Helical Polymers Using Chiral Nickel Catalysts,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1992, 114, 7926.

 

  geLivingf Polymerizations as Mechanistic Probes. Stereoselection in the Nickel Catalyzed Polymerization of Chiral Isocyanides,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 4400.

 

  gAqueous Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Carboximide-Functionalized 7-oxanorbornenes,h Hillmyer, M. A.; Lepetit, C.; McGrath, D. V.; Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. Macromolecules 1992, 25, 3345.

 

  gThe Development of Well-Defined Catalysts for Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerizations (ROMP),h Novak, B. M.; Risse, W.; Grubbs, R. H. Advances in Polymer Synthesis 1992, 102, 47.

 

  gMutually Interpenetrating Inorganic-Organic Networks. New Routes into Non-Shrinking Sol-Gel Composite Materials,h Ellsworth, M. W.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 2756.

 

  geLivingf Titanium(IV) Coordination Polymerizations of Isocyanates,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 5065.

 

  gIn Aqua Synthesis of Water-Soluble Poly(p-Phenylene) Derivatives,h Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 7411.

 

  geInversef Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials 2. Free Radical Routes into Nonshrinking Sol-Gel Composites,h Novak, B. M.; Davies, C.  Macromolecules 1991, 24, 5481.

 

  geChange of Mechanismf Block Copolymerizations. The Formation of Block Copolymers Containing Helical Polyisocyanide and Elastomeric Polybutadiene Segments,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1991, 24, 5478.
  gOrganometallic Chemistry in Air and Water: The Oxygen Enhanced, Nickel Catalyzed Polymerization of Isonitriles,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M.  Macromolecules 1991, 24, 326.

 

  gPolyisocyanides Using [(h3-C3H5)Ni(OC(O)CF3)]2: Rational Design and Implementation of a Living Polymerization Catalyst,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 1991, 24, 6043.

 

  gAqueous Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerizations of 7-Oxanorbornene Derivatives Using Ruthenium Catalysts,h McGrath, D. V.; Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. in Olefin Metathesis and Polymerization Catalysts, Imamoglu, Y., Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1990, pp. 525-536.

 

  gLiving Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerizations of Cyclic Olefins,h Novak, B. M., Grubbs, R. H. in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering, 2nd Edition, Mark, H. F.; Bikales, N. M.; Overberger, C. G.; Menges, G.; Kroschwitz, J. I., Eds., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1990, p. 420.

 

  gPolymer Synthesis Using Stable Organometallic Intermediates,h Novak, B. M., Grubbs, R.H. 1990 Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1990.

 

  gThe Reactivity and Ligand Dynamics of a Skeletally Chiral Metal Cluster,h Hajela, S.; Novak, B. M.; Rosenberg, E. Organometallics 1989, 8, 468.

 

  gSynthesis of Mercury-Bridged Transition Metal Clusters,h Novak, B. M.; Rosenberg, E. in Inorganic Synthesis 1989, 26, 328.

 

  gCatalytic Organometallic Chemistry in Water: The Aqueous Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 7-Oxanorbornene Derivatives,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 7542.

 

  gThe Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 7-Oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene Derivatives: A New Acyclic Polymeric Ionosphere,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 960.

 

 

Patents Granted

 

  gMethod for producing a Polymer by Coordination Polymerizationh, Kuwahara, H; Novak, B. M. U.S. Patent 6,579,956, June 17, 2003,.

 

  gOrganometallic compound-masked monomers for use in the coordination polymerization.h Tanaka, Hiromitsu; Novak, Bruce M.Jpn. Kokai Tokkyo Koho 2001, 15 pp.

 

  gIsomerization of allenes into alkynes for polymerization.h Nakano, Mitsuru; Novak, Bruce Michael, Jpn. Kokai Tokkyo Koho 2000, 4 pp.

 

  gIsomerization of Allenes to Alkynes with an Alkaline-Earth Metal Hydride Containing Catalysth, Nakano, M. Novak, B. M. U.S. Patent 5,990,368, November 23, 1999.

  gCholesteric Copolyisocyanatesg. Maxein; G; Novak, B. M.; Zentel, R.; Keller, H. US Patent 5,847,068, December 8, 1998.

 

  "Poly(vinyl amine) analogs and their manufacture" Novak, Bruce M.; Cafmeyer, Jeffrey T. WO 9818833, May 7, 1998.

 

  "Cholesteric co-Polyisocyanates" Keller, Harald; Maxein, Georg; Novak, Bruce M.; Zentel, Rudolf, WO 9844072, October 10, 1998. 

 

  "Allene/Alkyne Copolymers", Novak, B. M., Nakano, M. U.S. Patent 5,747,618, May 5, 1998. 

 

  "Highly Active p-Allylnickel-Based Polymerization Initiators," Novak, B. M. Deming, T. J., U.S. Patent, 5,525,688, June 11, 1996.

 

  "Polymerization Using Bimetallic, Bis-Lanthanoid Initiators," Novak, B. M.; Boff, L. S. U. S. Patent, 5,489,651, February 6, 1996.

 

  "Composite Materials of Interpenetrating Inorganic and Organic Polymer Networks," Novak, B. M. and Mark W. Ellsworth, U.S. Patent, 5,412,043, May 2, 1995.

 

  "Highly Active Nickel Based Polymerization Initiators," Novak, B. M. Deming, T. J., U.S. Patent, 5,395,811, 1995.

 

  gPhotogenerated Conducting Organic Polymers,h Novak, B. M.; Hagen, E; Viswanathan, A. U.S. Patent, 5,376,502, 1994.

 

  gComposite Materials of Interpenetrating Inorganic and Organic Polymer Networks,h Ellsworth, M. W.; Novak, B. M. U.S. Patent 5,254,638, 1993.

 

  gRing Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Strained Cyclic Ethers,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. U. S. Patent 4,945,135, 1990.

 

  gRing Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Strained Cyclic Ethers,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. U. S. Patent 4,945,144, 1990.

 

  gRing Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Strained Cyclic Ethers,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. U. S. Patent 4,945,141, 1990.

 

  gRing Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Strained Cyclic Ethers,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. U. S. Patent 4,883,851, 1989.

 

 

Patents Pending

 

  gA Method for Producing a Polymer By Coordination Polymerization and A Masked Monomer Thereforh 09/343,520, Novak, B. M.; Tanaka, H. Filed June 30, 1999.

 

  "Bimetallic Initiators for use in Polymerizations," Novak, B. M.; Deming, T. J. U.S. Patent, Pending, 1993.

 

  "New Ion Conducting Material--Poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide)," Novak, B. M.; Jiang, R., U.S. Patent, Pending 1993.

  "Paste Polymer Electrolytes (PPE) for Room Temperature Rechargeable Lithium Batteries," Novak, B. M.; Jiang, R., U. S. Patent, Pending 1993.

 

  "Paste Cathodes for Room Temperature Rechargeable Lithium Batteries," Novak, B. M.; Jiang, R., U. S. Patent, Pending, 1993.

 

 

Papers In Press

 

 

 

Papers Submitted

 

  gOne-pot, One-catalyst Synthesis of Graft Copolymers by Controlled ROMP and ATRP Polymerizationsh, Charvet, R; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2004, Submitted.

 

  gSynthesis and characterization of random and block copolypeptides derived from g-Methylglutamate and Leucine N-Carboxyanhydridesh Goury, V.; Jhurry, D.; Bhaw-Luximon, A.; Novak, B. M.; Belleney, J. Macromolecules 2004, Submitted

 

  gLiquid Crystalline Properties of Polyguanidinesh, Kim, J.; Novak, B. M.; Wadden, A. J. Macromolecules 2004, Submitted.

 

  gDetermination of the Kinetic Parameters of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerizationsh, Kwark, Y.-J.; Novak, B. M. Macromolecules 2004, Submitted.

 

Papers Truly in Preparation

 

 

  Many

 

Papers Published in Non-Refereed Journals

 

  gMacromolecular Chirality: Influencing Material Properties in Subtle Waysh, Lu, Y.; Tian, G.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2003, 44, 693.

 

  gSupromolecular Associative Polymerization - a Novel Strategy for Stereo Controlled Polymerizationh, Kuwahara, H.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2002, 43, 978.

 

gQuest for Olefin-Functional Olefin Copolymerization Catalystsh, Novak, B. M.; Tian, G.; Nodono, M.; Boyle, P. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 2002, 86, 45, 326.

 

  gHeterocycles as Protecting Groups: Hydrogenation Routes to Amine Block Copolymersh, Aoyama, Y.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2002, 43, 508.

 

  gFunctional Polymers Through ROMP of Cyclobutene Derivativesh, Charvet, R.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2002, 43,728.. 
  gA Study Of The Vinyl Addition Polymerization Of Polar Substituted Norbornenes With Late Transition Metal Catalystsh Sakai, T.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2001, 42,419.

 

  gNovel Specialty Polymers Prepared By Well-Controlled Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerizationh Charvet, R.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2001, 42, 496. `

 

  gCatalytic Modification of Polymers: Hydrogenation Routes to Amine Functional Materialsh Novak, B. M.; Aoyama, Y. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 1509.

 

  gStereoelectivity for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Compound with Chiral Tridentate Shiff Base-Zinc Complexesh, Satoh, T.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 112.

 

  gPolyolefins: New Catalysts and New Functional Monomersh, Novak, B. M.; Jin, X.; Tanaka, H. . Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 399.

 

  gTitanium Complexes: A Possibility as Catalysts for Controlled Radical Polymerizationh, Kwark, Y.-J.; Novak, B. M. . Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 480.

 

  gIntroducing Topological Chirality and Functionality into Stiff-Chain Polymersh, Novak, B. M.; Kim, J.; Stewart, J.; Schlitzer, D. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 893.

 

  gThe eIf You Canft Beat Them, Join Themf Approach to Olefin-Polar Comonomer Polymerization Using Metallocene Catalystsh, Novak, B. M.; Tanaka, H. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1999, 80, 45.

 

  gPolyguanidines: The Interplay between Chain Conformations under Thermodynamic and Kinetic Controlh, Novak, B. M.; Schlitzer, D. S.; Heintz, A.; Kim, J.; Habaue, S.; Stewart, J. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1999, 80, 439.

 

  gSynthesis of b-Iminoaminate Zirconium Complexes and their Application in Ethylene Polymerizationh, Jin, X.; Novak, B. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 1999, 40, 583.

 

  "Generating One-Handed Helical Polymers: Optically Active Polyguanidines From Chiral Catalysts", Heintz, A. M.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 1998, 39, 429. 

 

  "A Simple Method To Stabilize Polystyrene Prepared By ATRP Methodologies: Copolymerizations With Bicyclic Olefins", Ellzey, K. A.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 1998, 39, 427.

 

  "Synthesis And Characterization of Rodcoil Diblocks Comprised of Thermally Labile Polyguanidine And Polystyrene Segments", David, J. L.; Gido, S. P.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 1998, 39, 433. 

  "Effect of TEMPO Stable Free Radicals on the Reduction of Polymer Flammability", Stewart, J. R.; Novak, B. M.; Farris, R. J. Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 1998, 39, 653. 

 

  "Adsorption of Poly(N-methyl-N'-(a-phenethyl)carbodiimide) at Solution-Silica Interfaces", Larson, R. J.; McCarthy, T. J.; Novak, B. M. ACS Polymer Division Polymer Preprints 1998, 39, 651.

 

  "Synthesis of Amine Functional Polymers From N-Propenylformamide", Cafmeyer, J. T.; Novak, B. M. ACS Polymer Division Polymer Preprints 1998, 39, 431. 

 

  "Synthesis and Characterization of Latent Fire Retardant Polymers: New TEMPO Substituted Polycarbodiimides", Stewart, J. R.; Novak, B. M.; Farris, R. J. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1998, 78, 31. 

 

  "Conformational Structure of Amorphous Polymers Studied by Double-Quantum NMR", Schmidt-Rohr, K.; Dunbar, M. G.; Hu, W.; Novak, B. M.; Sanstrom, D. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1998, 78, 129.

 

  "Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) of Substituted Norbornenes Derived by the Pauson-Khand (PK) Reaction", Yamanaka, T.; Novak, B. M. ACS Polymer Division Polymer Preprints 1998, 39, 194. 

 

  Grubbs, R.; Klavetter, F.; Novak, B.; Risse, W. Marder, S. gPolymer Synthesis through Stable Organometallic Complexesh, Polm. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1998, 58, 90.

 

  "Ion-Pair Induced Chiral Induction in Polycarbodiimides", Schlitzer, D. S.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1997, 38, 171.

 

  "Chiral Induction of Achiral Polycarbodiimides", Schlitzer, D. S.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1997, 38, 296. 

 

  "Bimetallic Samarium(III) Catalysts via Electron Transfer Initiation: The Facile Synthesis of Well-Defined (Meth)acrylate Triblock Copolymers", Novak, B. M.; Boffa, L. S. Polymer Preprints 1997, 38, 442.

 

  "Living Copolymerization of Propyne with Allene: Alternative Routes into Functional Polyolefins", Novak, B. M.; Nakano, M. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1997, 76, 102.

 

  "Simple Isomerization Routes to Poly(Vinyl Amine) Precursor Monomers", Novak, B. M.; Cafmeyer, J. T. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1997, 76, 242.

 

  "Building Chiral Molecular Architectures Using Living Transition-Metal Initiated Polymerizations", Novak, B. M.; Goodwin, A. A.; Schlitzer, D.; Patten, T. E.; Deming, T. J. Polymer Preprints, 1996, 37, 446.

 

  "Allene Homopolymerizations and Allene/Propyne Copolymerizations Using Allyl Nickel Complexes", Nakano, M.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1996, 37, 200.

 

  "The Polymerization of Carbodiimides Using Copper Complexes", Shibayama, K.; Seidel, S. W.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1996, 37, 202.

 

  "Living Coordination Polymerizations Using Neutral Palladium Complexes", Novak, B. M.; Safir, A. L. Polymer Preprints, 1996, 37, 335
  "The Polymerization of Simple Enols: Copolymers of 1-Propenol and 2-Methyl Propenol with Electron Deficient Substrates", Cederstav, A. K.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 194.

 

  "Link-Functionalized and Triblock Polymer Architectures via Bis-Initiating Organolanthanide complexes", Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 276.

 

  "A Palladium Mediated Soluble Precursor Route into Polyarylenes", Goodson, F. E.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 170.

 

  "Synthesis and Characterization of Helical Star Polyisocyanates Using Multi-Metallic Titanium(IV) Initiators", Hoff, S. M.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 142.

 

  "Rodlike Polycarbodiimides Through Living Polymerizations: Degradation and Regiochemical Issues," Novak, B. M.; Goodwin, A. A. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 611. 

 

  "The Direct Polymerization of Vinyl Alcohol and Vinyl Alcohol Derivatives", Novak, B. M.; Cederstav, A. K.Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 548. 

 

  "On Using Palladium and Nickel Catalyzed Coupling Reactions for the Synthesis of Polyaromatics. 'Insignificant' Side Reactions can Make Large Differences", Novak, B. M.; Wallow, T. I.; Goodson, F.; Loos, K. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 693. 

 

  "Copolymerization of Carbon Monoxide with Bicyclic Olefins Initiated by Neutral Palladium(II) Centers", Safir, A. L.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1995, 36, 227. 

 

  "Living Polymerizations of Methacrylates and Acrylates Using Bi-Metallic Lanthanide Complexes," Novak, B. M.; Boffa, L. S. Polymer Preprints 1994, 35, 528.

 

  "Living 1,2-Vinyl Insertion Polymerizations Initiated by Palladium(II) Alkyl Complexes," Safir, A. L.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1994, 35, 866.

 

  "Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposite Materials. Mechanical and Thermal Properties," Novak, B. M.; Ellsworth, M. W.; Verrier, C. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1994, 70, 266.

 

  "A Bimetallic Samarium(III) Catalyst for the Well-Controlled Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate. Formation of a "Linked-Functionalized" Polymer via a Bis-Initiated Species," Boffa, L. S.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1994, 35, 682.

 

  "Metal-Ligand Aryl Exchange in Palladium-Mediated Cross-Couplings: Are Poly(p-Phenylenes) Linear?," Wallow, T. I.; Seery, T. A. P.; Goodson, F. E.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1994, 35, 710.

 

  "Rigid-Rod Polymers Derived From Chain Growth Processes. Well-Controlled Polymerizations of Carbodiimides using Titanium(IV) Complexes," Novak, B. M.; Goodwin, A.; Serry, T. A. P. S., Polymer Preprints 1994, 35, 678.

 

  gNew Air and Water Stable Palladium(II) Catalysts for 1,2-Vinyl Insertion Polymerizations and a Simple Precursor Route to Polyacetylene,h Safir, A. L. and Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 354.
  gInorganic-Organic Graft and Block Copolymer Composites: Control Over the Inorganic Block Size,h Ellsworth, M. W. and Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 356.

 

  gRing Opening Metathesis Polymerizations of Disubstituted Cyclobutenes and Synthesis of Block Copolymers with Cyclooctadiene,h Perrott, M. G. and Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 520.

 

  gCharacterization of Water Soluble Rigid Backbone Polymers,h Seery, T. A. P., Wallow, T. I. and Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 727.

 

  geInversef Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials. High Glass Content Nonshrinking Sol-Gel Composites,h Novak, B. M.; Ellsworth, M. W. Mater. Sci. & Eng. 1993, A162, 257.

 

  "The Living Polymerization of Isocyanates: A Useful Tool for the Synthesis of New Polymers and Materials," Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1993, 69, 442.

 

  gPalladium-mediated Poly(p-phenylene) Synthesis: Evidence for a Molecular Weight Limiting Phosphine Arylation Reaction,h Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 1009.

 

  gThe Synthesis of Comb Polymers Containing Helical Polyisocyanate Segments Using a Macromolecular Titanium(IV) Catalyst,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 138.

 

  gTriblock Copolymers via Living Transition Metal Initiated Polymerizations: The Bimetallic Initiator Approach,h Novak, B. M.; Hoff, S. M. Polym. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1993, 68, 16.

 

  gLinear Free Energy Relationships in the Nickel Catalyzed Polymerization of Isocyanides,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 885.

 

  gTowards Biomimetic Composite Materials. Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials Possessing Rigid Chain, Helical Polyisocyanate Templates,h Novak, B. M.; Hoff, S. M.; He, Y. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 258.

 

  gBlock Copolymers via Living Transition Metal Initiated Polymerizations: Change of Mechanism and Bimetallic Initiator Approaches,h Novak, B. M.; Deming, T. J. Polymer Preprints, 1993, 34, 207.

 

  gEnantioselective Polymerizations of Achiral Isocyanides. Preparation of Optically Active Helical Polymers Using Chiral Nickel Catalysts,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 1231.

 

  gRuthenium ROMP Catalysts,h Grubbs, R. H.; Novak, B. M.; McGrath, D. M.; Benedicto, A.; France, M.; Nguyen, S. T. Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 1225.

 

  gBehavior of a Poly(p-Phenylene) Analog in Aqueous Solution. Viscous Properties of Solutions Containing a Conformationally Restricted Synthetic Polyelectrolyte,h Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 1218.

 

  gThe Aqueous Nickel Catalyzed Polymerization of Isocyanides,h Cederstav, A. K.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints, 1992, 33, 1090.

 

  gFunctionalized Silicic Esters for the Synthesis of Non-Shrinking Sol-Gel Composites,h Ellsworth, M. W.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 1088.

 

  gSynthesis and Evaluation of Organotitanium(IV) Compounds as Catalysts for the Polymerization of Isocyanates,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M.  Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 1086.

  gThe Synthesis of Water-Soluble, Rigid-Rod Poly(p-Phenylene) Derivatives,h Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 908.

 

  gWell-Defined Polyisocyanates via Organotitanium(IV) Catalyzed Living Polymerizations of Alkyl Isocyanates,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M.  Polymer Preprints 1992, 33, 172.

 

  geChange of Mechanismf Block Copolymerizations. The Formation of Block Copolymers Containing Helical and Amorphous Polyisocyanide and Elastomeric Polybutadiene Segments,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 1991, 65, 148.

 

  geInversef Organic-Inorganic Composite Materials 2. Free Radical Routes into Nonshrinking Sol-Gel Composites;h Novak, B. M.; Davies, C.  Polymer Preprints 1991, 32, 512.

 

  gStereoselection and Helicity in the Living Polymerizations of Chiral Isocyanides,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1991, 32, 641.

 

  gAqueous Synthesis of Soluble Rigid-Chain Polymers. An Ionic Poly(p-Phenylene) Analog,h Wallow, T. I.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1991, 32, 191.

 

  gPolyisocyanides Using [(h3-C3H5)Ni(OC(O)CF3)]2 Catalyst. The First Example of a Living Polymerization in the Presence of Air and Water,h Deming, T. J.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1991, 32, 455.

 

  geLivingf Coordination Polymerizations of Isocyanates,h Patten, T. E.; Novak, B. M. Polymer Preprints 1991, 32, 625.

 

  gePhotodopedf Conducting Polymers. The Synthesis of Phenylated Poly(P-Phenylene Sulfide),h Novak, B. M.; Hagen, E.; Viswanathan, A.; Magde, L. Polymer Preprints 1990, 31, 482.

 

  gSimultaneous Interpenetrating Networks of Inorganic Glasses and Organic Polymers. New Routes into Nonshrinking Sol-Gel Derived Composites,h Novak, B. M.; Ellsworth, M.; Wallow, T.; Davies, C. Polymer Preprints 1990, 31, 698.

 

  "Polymer synthesis through stable organometallic complexes", Grubbs, R. H.; Klavetter, F.; Novak, B. M.; Risse, W.; Marder, S. Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 1988, 58, 90. 

 

  gThe Design and Synthesis of Novel Polymeric Ionophores by the Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of 7-Oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene Derivatives,h Novak, B. M.; Grubbs, R. H. Proc. ACS Div. Poly. Mat. Sci. Engr. 1987, 57, 651.

 


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