Synthesis of polymer-vesicle latex particles through an ATRP-based approach

Loiko, J.P.A. Heuts, A.M. van Herk, Colloid Polym. Sci., 300, 387-396 (2022).



Flower-like colloidal particles through precipitation polymerization of liquid crystal monomers

Liu, M.-A. Moradi, T. Bus, M.G. Debije, S.A.F. Bon, J.P.A. Heuts, A.P.H.J. Schenning. Angew. Chem., Int. Edn., 60, 27026-27030 (2021). 

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202111521


Sulfonated polymerized liquid crystal nanoporous membranes for water purification 

Patricia Marin San Roman,  KittyNijmeijer, Rint P. Sijbesma. Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 644, 15 February 2022, 120097.


Liquid crystalline polymer particles prepared by classical polymerization technique

X. Liu, M.G. Debije, J.P.A. Heuts, A.P.H.J. Schenning, Chem. Eur. J., 27, 14168-14178 (2021). DOI:10.1002/chem.202102224.


Dynamic Polyamide Networks via Amide−Imide Exchange

Yinjun Chen, Huiyi Zhang, Soumabrata Majumdar, Rolf A.T.M. van Benthem, Johan P. A. Heuts, and Rint P. Sijbesma Macromolecules 2021, 54, 20, 9703–9711


High molar mass polycarbonate via dynamic solution transcarbonation using bis(methyl salicyl)carbonate, an activated carbonate

Aerts, C. Kroonen, J.H. Kamps, R.P. Sijbesma, J.P.A. Heuts, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 222, 2100186 (2021).


Efficient exchange in a bioinspired dynamic covalent polymer network via a cyclic phosphate triester intermediate

S. Majumdar, B. Mezari, H. Zhang, J. van Aart, R.A.T.M. van Benthem, J.P.A. Heuts, R.P. Sijbesma, Macromolecules, 54, 7955-7962 (2021)


Amphiphilic statistical copolymers from catalytic chain transfer as reactive surfactants in emulsion polymerization

I. Schreur-Piet, J.P.A. Heuts, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 3, 4616-4626 (2021)


Monodisperse liquid crystalline polymer shells with programmable alignment prepared by seeded dispersion polymerization

 X. Liu, M.-A. Moradi, T. Bus, J.P.A. Heuts, M.G. Debije, A.P.H.J. Schenning,* Macromolecules, 54, 6052-6060 (2021).


Reversible crosslinking and fast stress relaxation in dynamic polymer networks via transalkylation using 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2] octane 

E.E.L. Maassen, J.P.A. Heuts*, R.P. Sijbesma*, Polym. Chem., 12, 3640-3649 (2021).


Strain-induced post-curing of acrylate networks

E.E.L. Maassen, R. Anastasio, S. Poto, R. Cardinaels, R.P. Sijbesma, L. C. A. van Breemen* and J.P.A. Heuts*, J. Polym. Sci., 59, 1200-1208 (2021).



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Yinjun Chen, Gaëlle Mellot, Diederik van Luijk, Costantino Creton and Rint P. Sijbesma (Review Article) Chem. Soc. Rev., 2021, Advance Article

Nanoporous Films with Photoswitchable Absorption Kinetics Based on Polymerizable Columnar Discotic Liquid Crystals 

Jody A.M. Lugger, Patricia P. Marín San Román, Camiel C. E. Kroonen and Rint P. Sijbesma. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, Publication Date: January 12, 2021 

Pyranine Based Ion‐Paired Complex as a Mechanophore in Polyurethanes

Annelore Aerts, Sean J.D. Lugger, Johan P.A. Heuts, Rint P. Sijbesma. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Volume 42, Issue 1, January 2021


Thermally reversible Diels-Alder bond-containing acrylate networks showing improved lifetime

E.E.L. Maassen, R. Anastasio, L.C.A. van Breemen, R.P. Sijbesma* and J.P.A. Heuts*, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 221, 2000208 (2020).


The synthesis of poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) in a continuous stirred tank reactor

B. Klumperman*, J.P.A. Heuts, Polymer, 202, 122730 (2020).


Programmable liquid crystal elastomer microactuators prepared via thiol-ene dispersion polymerization

X. Liu, X. Pan, M.G. Debije, J.P.A. Heuts, D.-J. Mulder, A.P.H.J. Schenning*, Soft Matter, 16, 4908-4911 (2020).



Phosphate Triester Dynamic Covalent Networks

Soumabrata Majumdar, Huiyi Zhang, Mohammad Soleimani, Rolf A. T. M. van Benthem, Johan P. A. Heuts, and Rint P. Sijbesma. ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 12, 1753–1758



Activated carbonates: Enabling the synthesis of differentiated polymers via solution carbonation

Kamps, J. H., Groote, R., Baus, M., Vermeulen, H., Hoeks, T., van der Heijden, R., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., European Polymer Journal. 135, 6 p., 109901.

Duurzamere plastics voor de 3D-printer                                             

23th September: Online publication in NEMO Kennislink (in Dutch)    

Thermally Reversible Diels–Alder Bond‐Containing Acrylate Networks Showing Improved Lifetimeimage

Eveline E. L. Maassen, Rosaria Anastasio, Lambèrt C. A. van Breemen, Rint P. Sijbesma, Johan P. A. Heuts. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 221, 19, 7 p., 2000208.

Intramolecularly catalyzed dynamic polyester networks using neighboring carboxylic and sulfonic acid groups

Zhang, H., Majumdar, S., van Benthem, R. A. T. M., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., 6 Feb 2020, In : ACS Macro Letters. 9, 2, p. 272-277 6 p.

Abstract ImageSensitized mechanoluminescence design toward mechanically induced intense red emission from transparent polymer films

Yang, F., Yuan, Y., Sijbesma, R. P. & Chen, Y., 11 Feb 2020, In : Macromolecules. 53, 3, p. 905-912 8 p.

Graphical abstract: Fractography of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel networks crosslinked with mechanofluorophores using confocal laser scanning microscopyFractography of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel networks crosslinked with mechanofluorophores using confocal laser scanning microscopy

Maria Stratigaki, Christoph Baumann, Lambert C. A. van Breemen, Johan P. A. Heuts, Rint P. Sijbesma and Robert Göstl.
Polymer Chemistry, 2020,11, 358-366


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Differentiated polymers through the use of activated carbonates

Kamps, J. H., 4 Sep 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 144 p.

Dynamic covalent chemistry for UV curable networks

Maassen, E. E. L., 2 Oct 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 104 p.


Carbon nanotube reinforced supramolecular hydrogels for bioapplications

Mihajlovic, M., Mihajlovic, M., Dankers, P. Y. W., Masereeuw, R. & Sijbesma, R. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 19, 12 p., 1800173


Microphase separation: enabling isosorbide-based polycarbonates with improved property profile

Kamps, J. H., Ramakrishnan, V., Hoeks, T., Jansen, B. J. P., Sijbesma, R. P. & Heuts, J. P. A., 17 Apr 2019, In : Macromolecules. 52, 9, p. 3187-3198

Mimicking active biopolymer networks with a synthetic hydrogel

Fernández-Castano Romera, M., Göstl, R., Shaikh, H., ter Huurne, G., Schill, J., Voets, I. K., Storm, C. & Sijbesma, R. P., 6 Feb 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 5, p. 1989-1997 9 p.

Perfluoroarene induces a pentapeptidic hydrotrope into a pH-tolerant hydrogel allowing naked eye sensing of Ca2+ ions

Maiti, B., Bhattacharjee, S. & Bhattacharya, S., 7 Feb 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 5, p. 2223-2230 8 p.

Polypeptide nanoparticles obtained from emulsion polymerization of amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides

Jacobs, J., Pavlović, D., Prydderch, H., Moradi, M-A., Ibarboure, E., Heuts, J. P. A., Lecommandoux, S. & Heise, A., 14 Aug 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 32, p. 12522-12526 5 p.

Productive bond scission processes in polymer mechanochemistry

Li, B., 29 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 139 p.

Suppressing depolarization by tail substitution in an organic supramolecular ferroelectric

Urbanaviciute, I., Bhattacharjee, S., Biler, M., Lugger, J. A. M., Cornelissen, T. D., Norman, P., Linares, M., Sijbesma, R. P. & Kemerink, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 21, 4, p. 2069-2079 11 p. DOI: 10.1039/C8CP06315J

Tuning PBT vitrimer properties by controlling the dynamics of the adaptable network

Yanwu Zhou, Ramon Groote, Johannes G. P. Goossens, Rint P. Sijbesma, Johan P. A. Heuts, 2019, vol. 10, number 1, p. 136-144.  In Polymer Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY01156G 


Strain-stiffening in dynamic supramolecular fiber networks

Fernández-Castaño Romera, M., Lou, X., Schill, J., ter Huurne, G., Fransen, P. P. K., Voets, I. K., Storm, C., Sijbesma, R. P.  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (50), pp 17547–17555
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09289

Physical reality of the Preisach model for organic ferroelectrics

Urbanavičiūtė, I, Cornelissen, T.D., Meng, X., Sijbesma, R.P. & Kemerink, M.
Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 4409 (2018)


A quantitative cryoTEM study on crosslinked nanocapsule morphology in RAFT-based vesicle polymerization

Mohammad-Amin Moradi, Paul H. H. Bomans, Alexander W. Jackson, Alex M. van Herk, Johan P. A. Heuts,  European Polymer Journal 2018, vol. 108, p. 329-336.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.09.008 

imageDesign and Preparation of Highly Filled Water-Borne Polymer-Gibbsite Nanocomposites

Olessya P. Loiko, Anne B. Spoelstra, Alexander M. van Herk, Jan Meuldijk, Johan P. A. Heuts, Macromolecular reaction engineering 2018, vol. 12, number 1.
DOI: 10.1002/mren.201700051 


Electrolytic Surface Treatment for Improved Adhesion between Carbon Fibre and Polycarbonate

Jan Henk Kamps, Luke C. Henderson, Christina Scheffler, Ruud van der Heijden, Frank Simon, Teena Bonizzi and Nikhil Verghese. Materials November 2018
DOI: 10.3390/ma11112253


Fig. 1Functional polycarbonates for improved adhesion to carbon fibre

Jan Henk Kamps, Christina Scheffler, Frank Simon, Ruud van der Heijden, Nikhil Verghese. Composites Science and Technology, October 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.08.035

imageTracking local mechanical impact in heterogeneous polymer with direct optical imaging

Filonenko, G.,  Lugger, J. A. M., Liu, C.,  van Heeswijk, E., Hendrix, M. M. R. M., Weber, M., Muller, C. Hensen, E.J.M, Sijbesma, R. P., Pidko, E. A. Angewandte Chemie – International Edition. September 2018
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201809108

Thin film mechanical characterization of UV-curing acrylate systems

Anastasio, R., Maassen, E., Cardinaels, R., Peters, G., van Breemen, L. In: Polymer
August 2018
DOIs: 10.1016/j.polymer.2018.07.015

In situ network formation in PBT vitrimers via processing-induced deprotection chemistry

Y. Zhou, J.G.P. Goossens*, S. van den Bergen, R.P. Sijbesma, J.P.A. Heuts*, Macromol. Rapid. Commun., 39, 1800356  July 2018
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201800356

Effects of Surfactant and Urea on Dynamics and Viscoelastic Properties of Hydrophobically Assembled Supramolecular Hydrogel

Marko Mihajlovic, Hans M. Wyss, and Rint P. Sijbesma, Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (13), pp 4813–4820. Publication Date (Web): June 25, 2018
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00892

A Fluorescent Micro-Optofluidic Sensor for In-Line Ion Selective Electrolyte Monitoring

Manoj K. Sharma , Robert Göstl , Arjan J. H. Frijns , Fokko P. Wieringa, Jeroen P. Kooman, Rint P. Sijbesma, and David M. J. Smeulders
3946 IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, VOL. 18, NO. 10, May, 2018
DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2018.2816986

Design and preparation of highly filled water-borne polymer-Gibbsite nanocomposites

O.P. Loiko, A.B. Spoelstra, A.M. van Herk, J. Meuldijk, J.P.A. Heuts*, Macromol. React. Eng., 12, 1700051 (2018).
DOI: 10.1002/mren.201700051

Nanoporous polymers based on liquid crystals
Lugger, J., Mulder, D., Sijbesma, R., Schenning, A. Materials 2018, 11(1), 104;
Pore size dependent cation adsorption in a nanoporous polymer film derived from a plastic columnar phase

Bhattacharjee, S., Lugger, J.A.M. & Sijbesma; 1 Jan 2018, In : Chemical Communications. 54, 68, p. 9521-9524 4 p.

Homeotropic self-alignment of discotic liquid crystals for nanoporous polymer films

Lugger, J. A. M., Mulder, D. J., Bhattacharjee, S. & Sijbesma, R. P., 24 Jul 2018 ACS Nano. 12, 7, p. 6714-6724 11 p
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b01822


In situ stabilizer formation from methacrylic acid macromonomers in emulsion polymerization. I. Schreur-Piet, J.P.A. Heuts*, Polymer Chemistry, 8, 6654-6664 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7py01583f

ATRP mediated encapsulation of Gibbsite: fixation of the morphology using a crosslinker. O.P. Loiko, A.B. Spoelstra, A.M. van Herk, J. Meuldijk, J.P.A. Heuts*, Polymer Chemistry, 8, 2909-2912 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7py00226b

Tailoring pore size and chemical interior of near 1 nm sized pores in a nanoporous polymer based on a Discotic Liquid Crystal. / Bhattacharjee, S.; Lugger, J.A.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 50, No. 7, 11.04.2017, p. 2777-2783.

Mechanoluminescent imaging of Osmotic stress-induced damage in a glassy polymer network. / Clough, J.M.; van der Gucht, J.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 50, No. 5, 14.03.2017, p. 2043-2053.

Ferroelectric switching and electrochemistry of pyrrole substituted trialkylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides. / Meng, X.; Gorbunov, A.V.; Roelofs, C.; Meskers, S.C.J.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Kemerink, M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 55, No. 8, 01.04.2017, p. 673-683.

Tough supramolecular hydrogel based on strong hydrophobic interactions in a multiblock segmented copolymer. / Mihajlovic, M.; Staropoli, M.; Appavou, M.-S.; Wyss, H.M.; Pyckhout-Hintzen, W.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 50, No. 8, 2017, p. 3333.

Strain stiffening hydrogels through self-assembly and covalent fixation of semi-flexible fibers. / Fernandez-Castano Romera, M.; Lafleur, R.P.M.; Guibert, C.; Voets, I.K.; Storm, K.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, Vol. 56, No. 30, 17.07.2017, p. 8771-8775.

Tuning the ferroelectric properties of trialkylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA). / Urbanaviciute, I.; Meng, X.; Cornelissen, T.D.; Gorbunov, A.V.; Bhattacharjee, S.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Kemerink, M. In: Advanced Electronic Materials, Vol. 3, No. 7, 1600530, 01.07.2017.

Poly(butylene terephthalate)/glycerol-based vitrimers via solid-state polymerization. / Zhou, Y.; Goossens, J.P.G.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Heuts, J.P.A. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 50, No. 17, 25.08.2017, p. 6742-6751.

Polarization loss in the organic ferroelectric trialkylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA). / Gorbunov, A.V.; Meng, X.; Urbanaviciute, I.; Putzeys, T.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Kemerink, M. In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2017, p. 3192-3200.

Preparation of mechanoresponsive hairy particles using polymeric surfactants in emulsion polymerization. / Li, H.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, Y; Sijbesma, R.P.; Heuts, J.P.A.; Zhang, Q. In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 8, No. 27, 21.07.2017, p. 3971-3976.

2016 and earlier

Pi-extended anthracenes as sensitive probes for mechanical stress. / Göstl, Robert; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Chemical Science, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016, p. 370-375.

Covalent bond scission in the Mullins effect of a filled elastomer: real-time visualization with mechanoluminescence. / Clough, J.M.; Creton, C.; Craig, S.L.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 26, No. 48, 2016, p. 9063–9074 .

Patterning of soft matter across multiple length scales. / van der Asdonk, P.; Hendrikse, H.C.; Fernandez – Castano Romera, M.; Voerman, D.; Ramakers, B.E.; Löwik, D.W.P.M.; Kouwer, P.H.J. In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 26, No. 16, 11.03.2016, p. 2609–2616.

Easily accessible thermotropic hydrogen-bonded columnar discotic liquid crystals from fatty Acid– Tris-Benzoimidazolyl Benzene complexes. / Lugger, J.A.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: ChemistryOpen, Vol. 5, No. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 580-585.

Size-selective binding of sodium and potassium ions in nanoporous thin films of polymerized liquid crystals. / Bögels, G.M.Lugger, J.A.M.; Goor, O.J.G.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 26, No. 44, 22.11.2016, p. 8023-8030.

Promoting mechanochemistry of covalent bonds by noncovalent micellar aggregation. / Li, Hui; Göstl, R.; Delgove, M.; Sweeck, J.; Zhang, Qiuyu; Sijbesma, R.P.; Heuts, J.P.A. In: ACS Macro Letters, Vol. 5, No. 9, 20.09.2016, p. 995-998.

Gelation of novel pyrene-cored chiral dendrimers : dendritic effect in gelation and shear thinning behavior. / Bhattacharjee, Subham; Maiti, Bappa; Biswakarma, Dipen; Bhattacharya, Santanu. In: Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 369, No. 1, 01.11.2016, p. 14-18.

Supramolecular macrostructures of UPy-functionalized carbon nanotubes. / Micoli, A.; Nieuwenhuizen, M.; Koenigs, M.M.E.; Quintana, M.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Prato, M. In: Chemistry : A European Journal, Vol. 21, No. 40, 2015, p. 14179-14185.

Bimodal latex effect on spin-coated thin conductive polymer-single-walled carbon nanotube layers. / Moradi, M.A.; Larrakoetxea-Angoitia, K.; Berkel, van, S.; Gnanasekaran, K.; Friedrich, H.; Heuts, J.P.A.; van der Schoot, P.P.A.M.; van Herk, A.M. In: Langmuir, Vol. 31, No. 44, 10.11.2015, p. 11982-11988.

Selective absorption of hydrophobic cations in nanostructured porous materials from cross-linked hydrogen-bonded columnar liquid crystals. / Bögels, G.M.; Kuringen, van, H.P.C.; Shishmanova, I.K.; Voets, I.K.; Schenning, A.P.H.J.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Advanced Materials Interfaces, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1500022, 2015.

Probing force with mechanobase-induced chemiluminescence. / Clough, J.M.; Balan, A.; Van Daal, T.L.J.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, Vol. 55, No. 4, 09.12.2015, p. 1445–1449.

Microstructured organic ferroelectric thin film capacitors by solution micromolding. / Lenz, T.; Zhao, D.; Richardson, G.; Katsouras, I.; Asadi, K.; Glaßer, G. ; Zimmerman, S.T. ; Stingeling, N. ; Roelofs, C.; Kemerink, M.; Blom, P.W.M.; de Leeuw, D.M. In: Physica Status Solidi A : Applications and material science, Vol. 212, No. 10, 10.2015, p. 2124-2132.

Exploring the conformational space of bridge-substituted dithienylcyclopentenes. / Fredersdorf, M.; Göstl, R.; Kolmer, A.; Schmidts, V.; Monecke, P.; Hecht, S.; Thiele, C.M. In: Chemistry : A European Journal, Vol. 21, No. 41, 01.10.2015, p. 14545-14554.

Tuning cross-link density in a physical hydrogel by supramolecular self-sorting. / Koenigs, M.M.E; Pal, A.; Mortazavi, H.; Pawar, G.M.; Storm, C.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 47, No. 8, 2014, p. 2712-2717.

Increasing the maximum achievable strain of a covalent polymer gel through the addition of mechanically invisible cross- links. / Kean, Z.S.; Hawk, J.L.; Lin, S.; Zhao, X.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Craig, S.L. In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 26, 34, 2014, p. 6013-6018.

Topochemical polymerization in self-assembled rodlike micelles of bisurea bolaamphiphiles. / Pal, A.; Voudouris, P.; Koenigs, M.M.E.; Besenius, P.; Wyss, H.M.; Degirmenci, V.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Soft Matter, Vol. 10, 2014, p. 952-956.

Alternation and tunable composition in hydrogen bonded supramolecular copolymers. / Felder, T.M.; Greef, de, T.F.A.; Nieuwenhuizen, M.M.L.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 50, No. 19, 2014, p. 2455-2457.

Toughening elastomers with sacrificial bonds and watching them break. / Ducrot, E.; Chen, Y.; Bulters, M.J.H.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Creton, C. In: Science, Vol. 344, 2014, p. 186-189.

Dioxetane scission products unchanged by mechanical force. / Clough, J.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: ChemPhysChem, Vol. 15, No. 16, 2014, p. 3565-3571.

Dioxetanes as mechanoluminescent probes in thermoplastic elastomers. / Chen, Y.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 47, No. 12, 2014, p. 3797-3805.

Strain-induced strengthening of the weakest link : the importance of intermediate geometry for the outcome of mechanochemical reactions. / Groote, R.; Szyja, B.M.; Leibfarth, F.A.; Hawker, C.J.; Doltsinis, N.L.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2014, p. 1187-1192.

Mechanocatalysis : forcing latent catalysts into action. / Groote, R.; Jakobs, R.T.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 4, No. 18, 2013, p. 4846-4859.

Mechanocatalytic polymerization and cross-linking in a polymeric matrix. / Jakobs, R.T.M.; Ma, Shuang; Sijbesma, R.P. In: ACS Macro Letters, Vol. 2, No. 7, 2013, p. 613-616.

Injectable hydrogels from segmented PEG-bisurea copolymers. / Pawar, G.M.; Koenigs, M.M.E; Fahimi, Z.; Cox, M.A.J.; Voets, I.K.; Wyss, H.M.; Sijbesma, R.P.  In: Biomacromolecules, Vol. 13, No. 12, 2012, p. 3966-3976.

The effect of molecular weight and catalyst concentration on catalytic activity in mechanochemically activated transesterification using silver(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene latent catalysts. / Groote, R.; Haandel, van, L.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 50, No. 23, 2012, p. 4929-2935.

Irreversible visual sensing of humidity using a cholesteric liquid crystal. / Saha, A.; Tanaka, Y.; Han, Y.; Bastiaansen, C.W.M.; Broer, D.J.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 48, No. 30, 2012, p. 4579-4581.

Mechanically induced chemiluminescence from polymers incorporating a 1,2-dioxetane unit in the main chain. / Chen, Y.; Spiering, A.J.H.; Karthikeyan, S.; Peters, G.W.M.; Meijer, E.W.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Nature Chemistry, Vol. 4, No. 7, 2012, p. 559-562.

Polar switching in trialkylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides. / Fitie, C.F.C.; Roelofs, W.S.C.; Magusin, P.C.M.M.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Kemerink, M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 116, No. 13, 2012, p. 3928-3937.

Performance of mechanochemically activated catalysts is enhanced by suppression of the thermal effects of ultrasound. / Groote, R.; Jakobs, R.T.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: ACS Macro Letters, Vol. 2012, No. 1, 2012, p. 1012-1015.

Symmetry breaking in the self-assembly of partially fluorinated benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides. / Stals, P.J.M.; Korevaar, P.A.; Gillissen, M.A.J.; Greef, de, T.F.A.; Fitie, C.F.C.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Palmans, A.R.A.; Meijer, E.W.  In: Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, Vol. 51, No. 45, 2012, p. 11297-11301.

Mechanical activation of a latent olefin metathesis catalyst and persistence of its active species in ROMP. / Jakobs, R.T.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Organometallics, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2012, p. 2476-2481.

Effects of branching and crystallization on rheology of polycaprolactone supramolecular polymers with ureidopyrimidinone end groups. / Wietor, J.L.; Beek, van, D.J.M.; Peters, G.W.M.; Mendes, E.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2011, p. 1211-1219.

Self-Assembled Superlattices of Polyamines in a Columnar Liquid Crystal. / Fitie, C.F.C.; Mendes, E.; Hempenius, M.A.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2011, p. 757-766.

Unfolding and mechanochemical scission of supramolecular polymers containing a metal-ligand coordination bond. / Groote, R.; Szyja, B.M.; Pidko, E.A.; Hensen, E.J.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 44, No. 23, 2011, p. 9187-9195.

Self-sorting in rodlike micelles of Chiral Bisurea bolaamphiphiles. / Pal, A.; Besenius, P.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 133, No. 33, 2011, p. 12987-12989.

DFT study on mechanochemical bond breaking in COGEF and molecular dynamics simulations. / Szyja, B.M.; Pidko, E.A.; Groote, R.; Hensen, E.J.M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 4, 2011, p. 1167-1176.

Mechanism of Ultrasound Scission of a Silver-Carbene Coordination Polymer. / Rooze, J.; Groote, R.; Jakobs, R.T.M.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Iersel, van, M.M.; Rebrov, E.; Schouten, J.C.; Keurentjes, J.T.F. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 115, No. 38, 2011, p. 11038-11043.

Enhanced mechanical relaxation below the glass transistion temperature in partially supramolecular networks. / Dimopoulos, A.; Wietor, J.L.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Napolitano, S.; Benthem, van, R.A.T.M.; With, de, G.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 43, No. 20, 2010, p. 8664-8669.

Self-assembly of ureido-pyrimidinone dimers into one-dimensional stacks by lateral hydrogen bonding. / Nieuwenhuizen, M.M.L.; Greef, de, T.F.A.; Bruggen, van der, R.L.J.; Paulusse, J.M.J.; Appel, W.P.J.; Smulders, M.M.J.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Meijer, E.W. In: Chemistry : A European Journal, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2010, p. 1601-1612.

Remnant polarization in thin films from a columnar liquid crystal. / Fitié, C.F.C.; Roelofs, W.S.C.; Kemerink, M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, No. 20, 2010, p. 6892-6893.

Coexisting hydrophobic compartments through self-sorting in rod-like micelles of bisurea bolaamphiphiles. / Pal, A.; Karthikeyan, S.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, No. 23, 2010, p. 7842-7843.

Competitive intramolecular hydrogen bonding in oligo(ethylene oxide) substituted quadruple hydrogen bonded systems. / Greef, de, T.F.A.; Nieuwenhuizen, M.M.L.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Meijer, E.W. In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2010, p. 598-610.

Forcing a molecule’s hand : ultrasound can be used to control molecular processes as delicate as rotation around a single carbon–carbon bond. / Karthikeyan, S.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Nature Chemistry, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2010, p. 436-437.

Self-sorting of guests and hard blocks in bisurea-based thermoplastic elastomers. / Botterhuis, N.E.; Karthikeyan, S.; Spiering, A.J.H.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2010, p. 745-751.

Optical monitoring of gases with cholesteric liquid crystals. / Han, Y.; Pacheco Morillo, K.B.; Bastiaansen, C.W.M.; Broer, D.J.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 132, No. 9, 2010, p. 2961-2967.

Cross-polymerization of hard blocks in segmented copoly(ether urea)s. / Koevoets, R.A.; Karthikeyan, S.; Magusin, P.C.M.M.; Meijer, E.W.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No. 7, 2009, p. 2609-2617.

Direct three-dimensional microfabrication of hydrogels via two-photon lithography in aqueous solution. / Jhaveri, S.J.; McMullen, J.D.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Tan, L.S.; Zipfel, W.; Ober, C.K. In: Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 21, No. 10, 2009, p. 2003-2006.

Activating catalysts with mechanical force. / Piermattei, A.; Karthikeyan, S.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Nature Chemistry, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, p. 133-137.

White-light emitting hydrogen-bonded supramolecular copolymers based on π-conjugated oligomers. / Abbel, R.J.; Grenier, C.R.G.; Pouderoijen, M.J.; Stouwdam, J.W.; Leclere, Phillipe; Sijbesma, R.P.; Meijer, E.W.; Schenning, A.P.H.J. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131, No. 3, 2009, p. 1222-1231.

Probing strain in thermoplastic elastomers using fluorescence resonance energy transfer. / Karthikeyan, S.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No. 14, 2009, p. 5175-5178.

Supramolecular polymerization. / Greef, de, T.F.A.; Smulders, M.M.J.; Wolffs, M.; Schenning, A.P.H.J.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Meijer, E.W. In: Chemical Reviews, Vol. 109, No. 11, 2009, p. 5687-5754.

Thermotropic phase behavior of trialkyl cyclohexanetriamides. / Tomatsu, I.; Fitié, C.F.C.; Byelov, D.; Jeu, de, W.H.; Magusin, P.C.M.M.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 113, No. 43, 2009, p. 14158-14164.

Preemptive healing through supramolecular cross-links. / Wietor, J.L.; Dimopoulos, A.; Govaert, L.E.; van Benthem, R.A.T.M.; de With, G.; Sijbesma, R.P. In: Macromolecules, Vol. 42, No. 17, 2009, p. 6640-6646.

Analyzing the molecular weight distribution in supramolecular polymers. / Schmid, S.A.; Abbel, R.J.; Schenning, A.P.H.J.; Meijer, E.W.; Sijbesma, R.P.; Herz, L.M. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131, No. 48, 2009, p. 17696-17704.