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Professor Stephen Rimmer

Professor of Chemistry

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)


Stephen Rimmer is Professor of Chemistry. He was awarded a PhD in 1992 (Imperial College) for work on polyurethane graft copolymers. He spent a total of six years in industrial research and development (Macpherson Polymers Ltd. and Biocompatibles Ltd.) and two years as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. J. R. Ebdon. His time in industry included development of many commercialised coating formulations and a new contact lens (The ProClear lens). In 1995 he was appointed to a permanent independent post as lecturer at Lancaster University and in 2000 he moved to the University of Sheffield. In January 2012 he was promoted to a personal chair and the took up the Chair of Chemistry at the University of Bradford in May 2015. His research interests can be divided into two main areas: (1) synthesis and (2) biological applications of functional polymers. The two areas frequently overlap as polymers for medical applications are prepared. The group enjoys significant expertise in synthesis by radical, cationic and ring-opening strategies as well as applications that are focused on the use of stimuli responsive polymers, peptide functional polymers, functional hydrogels and production of functional particles. He has been awarded over £6 million in funding from various research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC), charities (Wellcome, Nuffield) and a large number of industrial concerns. In 2006/7 he was funded to a MRC discipline hoping fellowship, which allowed him to carry out work on the interactions of macrophages with synthetic hydrogels.  He has published 127 peer-reviewed articles and 12 book chapters and reviews and is inventor on 14 filed patents.  He was also founding chair of RSC’s special interest group in Biomaterials Chemistry. 


Our work is focused on the synthesis and properties of functional polymers. We enjoy good collaborative relationships with large sections of the polymers and biomedical devices industry. Functional polymers are produced using a variety of methods including radical, cationic and ring-opening polymerisations as well as step-growth techniques such as polyurethane synthesis. We also make extensive use of polymerisations in disperse media; such as emulsion polymerisations. Recently, one of our focuses has been on producing functional hydrogels to support cells for applications in tissue engineering. Here our aim is to control cells as they develop and grow and to examine how the structure of the materials affects performance and cell compatibility. Another strong theme is to use functional polymers to detect pathogens in infective diseases and here we are developing unique medical devices for use at the point of care. Many of the polymers are complex materials and analysis is difficult. To achieve full characterization we use a great deal of expertise in chromatographic techniques, advanced mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies; often coupling these techniques together.


Teaching interests

I teach Polymer Chemistry to 3rd year and masters students over34 lectures. I also demonstrate some laboratories in 1st year as well as supervising both Chemistry and Medical Bioscience masters projects.   


TitleHighly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalised with pendant Nile red and chain end vancomycin for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria (2019)
AuthorsSwift T.;Katsikogianni M.;Hoskins R.;Teratarantorn P.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalActa Biomaterialia
TitleHighly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalised with pendant Nile red and chain end vancomycin for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria (2019)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Hoskins, Richard; Teratarantorn, P.; Douglas, I.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalActa Biomaterialia
TitleA muscle mimetic polyelectrolyte-nanoclay organic-inorganic hybrid hydrogel: Its self-healing, shape-memory and actuation properties (2019)
AuthorsBanerjee S.;Swift T.;Hoskins R.;Rimmer S.;Singha N.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
TitleA muscle mimetic polyelectrolyte–nanoclay organic–inorganic hybrid hydrogel: its self-healing, shape-memory and actuation properties (2019)
AuthorsBanerjee, S.L.; Swift, Thomas; Hoskins, Richard; Rimmer, Stephen; Singha, N.K.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
TitleHighly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalized with an inducer molecule suppresses quorum sensing in Chromobacterium violaceum (2019)
AuthorsShepherd, J.; Swift, Thomas; Chang, Chien-Yi; Boyne, J.R.; Rimmer, Stephen; Martin, William H.C.
JournalChemical Communications
TitleA self-healable fluorescence active hydrogel based on ionic block copolymers prepared via ring opening polymerization and xanthate mediated RAFT polymerization (2018)
AuthorsBanerjee, S.L.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen; Singha, N.K.
JournalPolymer Chemistry
TitleAntibiotic functionalised polymers reduce bacterial biofilm and bioburden in a simulated infection of the cornea (2018)
AuthorsDoroshenko, N.; Rimmer, Stephen; Hoskins, Richard; Garg, P.; Swift, Thomas; Spencer, H.L.M.; Lord, Rianne M.; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Pownall, D.; MacNeil, S.; Douglas, C.W.I.; Shepherd, J.
JournalBiomaterials Science
TitleTemperature-dependent structure and dynamics of highly-branched poly(N -isopropylacrylamide) in aqueous solution (2018)
AuthorsAl-Baradi, A.M.; Rimmer, Stephen; Carter, S.R.; de Silva, J.P.; King, S.M.; Maccarini, M.; Farago, B.; Noirez, L.; Geoghegan, M.
TitleHighly-ordered onion micelles made from amphiphilic highly-branched copolymers (2018)
AuthorsCanning, S.L.; Ferner, J.M.F.; Mangham, N.M.; Wear, T.J.; Reynolds, S.W.; Morgan, J.; Fairclough, J.P.A.; King, S.M.; Swift, Thomas; Geoghegan, M.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalPolymer Chemistry
TitleThe effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite (2017)
AuthorsShallcross, L.; Roche, K.; Wilcock, C.J.; Stanton, K.T.; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen; Hatton, P.V.; Spain, S.G.
TitleFörster Resonance Energy Transfer across interpolymer complexes of poly(acrylic acid) and poly(acrylamide) (2017)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Paul, N.; Swanson, L.; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitlePoly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells (2017)
AuthorsCox-Nowak, K.; Al-Yamani, Ohood; Grant, Colin A.; Green, N.H.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleEx vivo rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial and fungal keratitis (2017)
AuthorsPinnock, A.; Shivshetty, N.; Roy, S.; Rimmer, Stephen; Douglas, I.; MacNeil, S.; Gary, P.
TitleCore (Polystyrene)−Shell [Poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)] Particles (2017)
AuthorsMckenzie, A.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Grant, Colin A.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleAnalysis Using Size Exclusion Chromatography of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) using Methanol as an Eluent (2017)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Hoskins, Richard; Telford, Richard; Plenderleith, R.A.; Pownall, David; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
TitlePoly(acrylic acid) interpolymer complexes (2017)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Seaton, Colin C.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalRSC Soft Matter
TitleBinding of bacteria to poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) modified with vancomycin: Comparison of behavior of linear and highly branched polymers (2017)
AuthorsTeratanatorn, P.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Douglas, C.W.I.; Shepherd, J.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleCollagen–Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogels with Tunable Properties (2016)
AuthorsBarnes, A.L.; Genever, P.G.; Rimmer, Stephen; Coles, M.C.
TitleThe pH-responsive behaviour of poly(acrylic acid) in aqueous solution is dependent on molar mass (2016)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Geoghegan, M.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalRSC Soft Matter
TitlepH Responsive Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Trihistidine or Acid Chain Ends (2016)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Lapworth, J.; Swindells, K.; Swanson, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalRSC Advances
TitleAngle selective backscattered electron contrast in the low-voltage scanning electron microscope: Simulation and experiment for polymers (2016)
AuthorsWan Q.;Masters R.;Lidzey D.;Abrams K.;Dapor M.;Plenderleith R.;Rimmer S.;Claeyssens F.;Rodenburg C.
TitleThermo-responsive microcarriers based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (2015)
AuthorsZhang, J.N.; Cui, Z.F.; Field, R.; Moloney, M.G.; Rimmer, Stephen; Ye, H.
TitleSeparating topographical and chemical analysis of nanostructure of polymer composite in low voltage SEM (2015)
AuthorsWan, Q; Plenderleith, R.A.; Dapor, M.; Rimmer, Stephen; Claeyssens, F.; Rodenburg, C.
TitleMeasuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation (2015)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Bretherick, A.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalEnvironmental Science: Water Research And Technology
TitleNerve guides manufactured from photocurable polymers to aid peripheral nerve repair (2015)
AuthorsPateman, C.J.; Harding, A.J.; Glen, A.; Taylor, C.S.; Christmas, C.R.; Robinson, P.P.; Rimmer, Stephen; Boissonade, F.M.; Claeyssens, F.; Haycock, J.W.
TitleArginine-glycine-aspartic acid functional branched semi-interpenetrating hydrogels (2015)
AuthorsPlenderleith, R.A.; Pateman, C.J.; Rodenburg, C.; Haycock, J.W.; Claeyssens, F.; Sammon, C.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleGlucomannan-poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidinone) bicomponent hydrogels for wound healing (2014)
AuthorsShahbuddin, M.; Bullock, A.J.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleFörster resonance energy transfer confirms the bacterial-induced conformational transition in highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide with vancomycin end groups on binding to Staphylococcus aureus (2014)
AuthorsSarker, P.; Swindells, K.; Douglas, C.W.I.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen; Swanson, L.
TitleControlled delivery of cytokine growth factors mediated by core-shell particles with poly(acrylamidomethylpropane sulphonate) shells (2014)
AuthorsPlatt, L.; Kelly, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
TitleAmine functional hydrogels as selective substrates for corneal epithelialization (2014)
AuthorsHassan, E.; Deshpande, P.; Claeyssens, F.; Rimmer, Stephen; MacNeil, S.
TitleHighly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with core-shell morphology below the lower critical solution temperature (2014)
AuthorsPlenderleith, R.A.; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalRSC Advances
TitlePoly(acrylic acid) interpolymer complexation: use of a fluorescence time resolved anisotropy as a poly(acrylamide) probe (2014)
AuthorsSwift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
JournalRSC Advances
TitleAdvantages of block copolymer synthesis by RAFT-controlled dispersion polymerization in supercritical carbon dioxide (2013)
AuthorsJennings J.;Beija M.;Kennon J.;Willcock H.;O'Reilly R.;Rimmer S.;Howdle S.
TitleArginine functionalization of hydrogels for heparin binding-a supramolecular approach to developing a pro-angiogenic biomaterial (2013)
AuthorsGilmore L.;Rimmer S.;Mcarthur S.;Mittar S.;Sun D.;Macneil S.
JournalBiotechnology and Bioengineering
TitleHigh molecular weight plant heteropolysaccharides stimulate fibroblasts but inhibit keratinocytes (2013)
AuthorsShahbuddin M.;Shahbuddin D.;Bullock A.;Ibrahim H.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S.
JournalCarbohydrate Research
TitleThermally responsive gels formed from highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with either carboxylic acid or trihistidine end groups (2013)
AuthorsLapworth J.;Hatton P.;Rimmer S.
JournalRSC Advances
TitleA macromonomer approach to the synthesis of poly(1,1-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)-2- vinyl cyclopropane-graft-dimethyl siloxane) (2013)
AuthorsSarker P.;Rehman S.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
TitleThermally reversible colloidal gels for three-dimensional chondrocyte culture (2012)
AuthorsLapworth J.;Hatton P.;Goodchild R.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of the Royal Society Interface
TitleCorneal epithelialisation on surface-modified hydrogel implants: Artificial cornea (2011)
AuthorsMa A.;Zhao B.;Bentley A.;Brahma A.;MacNeil S.;Martin F.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N.
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
TitleHighly branched polymers with polymyxin end groups responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2011)
AuthorsSarker P.;Shepherd J.;Swindells K.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Swanson L.;Rimmer S.
TitleTime-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the cononsolvency of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) in mixtures of methanol and water (2011)
AuthorsChee C.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleTime-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the interaction of N-isopropyl acrylamide based polymers with sodium dodecyl sulphate (2011)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleSemicontinuous emulsion polymerization of butyl methacrylate and 1, 3-butadiene in the presence of cyclodextrins and cytocompatibility of dicarboxylic acid telechelic oligo(butyl methacrylate)s derived from ozonolysis of the latexes (2011)
AuthorsPoole J.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
TitleHyperbranched poly(NIPAM) polymers modified with antibiotics for the reduction of bacterial burden in infected human tissue engineered skin (2011)
AuthorsShepherd J.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S.;Douglas I.
TitleBinding bacteria to highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) modified with vancomycin induces the coil-to-globule transition (2010)
AuthorsShepherd J.;Sarker P.;Swindells K.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Swanson L.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
TitlePolymer synthesis: Facilitating functionality (2010)
AuthorsRimmer S.
JournalNature Chemistry
TitleDevelopment of a calcium-chelating hydrogel for treatment of superficial burns and scalds (2010)
AuthorsBullock A.;Pickavance P.;Haddow D.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S.
JournalRegenerative Medicine
TitleSynthesis of chain end functionalized linear and branched polymers by radical polymerisation in the presence of a silyl enol (2010)
AuthorsEngland R.;Rimmer S.
JournalChemical Communications
TitleManipulating the thermoresponsive behaviour of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 3. on the conformational behaviour of N-isopropylacrylamide graft copolymers (2009)
AuthorsChee C.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleDevelopment of three-dimensional tissue-engineered models of bacterial infected human skin wounds. (2009)
AuthorsShepherd J.;Douglas I.;Rimmer S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S.
JournalTissue Engineering - Part C: Methods
TitlePhosphate functional core-shell polymer nanoparticles for the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (2009)
AuthorsGilmore L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
TitleCytocompatibility of poly(1,2 propandiol methacrylate) copolymer hydrogels and conetworks with or without alkyl amine functionality (2009)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Wilshaw S.;Pickavance P.;Ingham E.
TitleSub-micron poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) particles as temperature responsive vehicles for the detachment and delivery of human cells (2009)
AuthorsHopkins S.;Carter S.;Haycock J.;Fullwood N.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleDevelopment of biodegradable electrospun scaffolds for dermal replacement (2008)
AuthorsBlackwood K.;McKean R.;Canton I.;Freeman C.;Franklin K.;Cole D.;Brook I.;Farthing P.;Rimmer S.;Haycock J.;Ryan A.;MacNeil S.
TitleProduction and performance of biomaterials containing RGD peptides (2008)
AuthorsPerlin L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleCell adhesive hydrogels synthesised by copolymerisation of arg-protected Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser methacrylate monomers and enzymatic deprotection (2008)
AuthorsPerlin L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalChemical Communications
TitleCopper-mediated controlled radical ring-opening polymerization (RROP) of a vinylcycloalkane (2008)
AuthorsSingha N.;Kavitha A.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S.
JournalChemical Communications
TitleCulture of dermal fibroblasts and protein adsorption on block conetworks of poly(butyl methacrylate-block-(2,3 propandiol-1-methacrylate-stat-ethandiol dimethacrylate)) (2007)
AuthorsSun Y.;Collett J.;Fullwood N.;Mac Neil S.;Rimmer S.
TitleTemperature-dependent phagocytosis of highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-1,2 propandiol-3-methacrylate)s prepared by RAFT polymerization (2007)
AuthorsHopkins S.;Carter S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
TitleEpithelialization of hydrogels achieved by amine functionalization and co-culture with stromal cells (2007)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Johnson C.;Zhao B.;Collier J.;Gilmore L.;Sabnis S.;Wyman P.;Sammon C.;Fullwood N.;MacNeil S.
TitleHighly branched poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide)s with arginine-glycine- aspartic acid (RGD)- or COOH-chain ends that form sub-micron stimulus-responsive particles above the critical solution temperature (2007)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Carter S.;Rutkaite R.;Haycock J.;Swanson L.
JournalSoft Matter
TitleThermally responsive polymeric hydrogel brushes: Synthesis, physical properties and use for the culture of chondrocytes (2007)
AuthorsCollett J.;Crawford A.;Hatton P.;Geoghegan M.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of the Royal Society Interface
TitleFunctional graft poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation (2007)
AuthorsCarter S.;England R.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Bioscience
TitleThiol-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polyesters: Synthesis and characterization (2007)
AuthorsKalarickal N.;Rimmer S.;Sarker P.;Leroux J.
TitleSynthesis and conformational behaviour of luminescently labelled poly[styrene-graft-(N-isopropyl acrylamide)] copolymers (2006)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalPolymer International
TitleHighly branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for use in protein purification (2006)
AuthorsCarter S.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Swanson L.;Fairclough J.;Sturdy A.;Webb M.
TitleBranched oligovinylcyclopropane by transfer to allylic carbonate comonomers via radical ring-opening polymerization (2006)
AuthorsSarker P.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
TitleDevelopment of a three-dimensional organ culture model for corneal wound healing and corneal transplantation (2006)
AuthorsZhao B.;Cooper L.;Brahma A.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N.
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
TitleExamination of the effects of poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone) hydrogels in direct and indirect contact with cells (2006)
AuthorsSmith L.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S.
TitleFluorescence investigations of the conformational behaviour of Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) (2006)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
TitleProteomic analysis of Escherichia coli biofilms reveals the overexpression of the outer membrane protein OmpA (2006)
AuthorsOrme R.;Douglas C.;Rimmer S.;Webb M.
TitleTime-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurements in the study of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-based systems (2006)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
JournalJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry
TitleHighly branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)s with imidazole end groups prepared by radical polymerization in the presence of a styryl monomer containing a dithioester group (2005)
AuthorsCarter S.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.
TitleHighly branched stimuli responsive poly[(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-co-(1,2- propandiol-3-methacrylate)]s with protein binding functionality (2005)
AuthorsCarter S.;Rimmer S.;Sturdy A.;Webb M.
JournalMacromolecular Bioscience
TitleSupported catalytic epoxidation of polyisobutylene with alkene chain ends (2005)
AuthorsCross P.;Hunter R.;Miller C.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Chemical Research - Part S
TitleComplete ozonolysis of alkyl substituted ethenes at -60°C: Distributions of ozonide and oligomeric products (2005)
AuthorsBarton M.;Ebdon J.;Foster A.;Rimmer S.
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
TitleSynthesis and properties of amphiphilic networks 3: Preparation and characterization of block conetworks of poly(butyl methacrylate-block-(2,3 propandiol-1-methacrylate-stat-ethandiol dimethacrylate)) (2005)
AuthorsRimmer S.;German M.;Maughan J.;Sun Y.;Fullwood N.;Ebdon J.;MacNeil S.
TitleSynthesis of oligo(isobutyl vinyl ether) with a silyl enol ether end group and their aldol reactions with benzaldehyde (2005)
AuthorsSarker P.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
TitlePreparation of highly branched poly(vinyl acetate) by transfer to allylic carbonate comonomers (2005)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Collins S.;Sarker P.
JournalChemical Communications
TitleTelechelic oligo(2,3-dihydroxypropylmethacrylate acetonide)s with aldehyde end functionality prepared by ozonolytic cleavage of poly(2,3-dihydroxypropan-1-methacrylate acetonide-stat-butadiene), prepared by monomer starve-fed emulsion polymerization (2004)
AuthorsLiu Z.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
TitleCationic polymerization of vinyl ethers in the presence of silyl enol ethers (2004)
AuthorsLang W.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
TitleNovel amphiphilic diblock copolymer of low molecular weight poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-block-poly(D,L-lactide): Synthesis, characterization, and micellization (2004)
AuthorsLuo L.;Ranger M.;Lessard D.;Garrec D.;Gori S.;Leroux J.;Rimmer S.;Smith D.
TitleSurface molecularly imprinted polymer core-shell particles (2004)
AuthorsCarter S.;Rimmer S.
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
TitleTandem (quadrupole-time-of-flight) electrospray mass spectrometry of oligo(vinyl acetates) with isopropylol or (1-hydroxyethyl)-2-oxyisopropanyl end groups (2004)
AuthorsCollins S.;Rimmer S.
JournalRapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry
TitleOzonolysis of tetramethylethylene: Characterization of cyclic and open-chain oligoperoxidic products (2004)
AuthorsBarton M.;Ebdon J.;Foster A.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
TitleMolecular recognition of caffeine by shell molecular imprinted core-shell polymer particles in aqueous media (2002)
AuthorsCarter S.;Rimmer S.
JournalAdvanced Materials
TitleSynthesis and properties of amphiphilic networks 2: A differential scanning calorimetric study of poly(dodecyl methacrylate-stat-2,3 propandiol-1-methacrylate-stat-ethandiol dimethacrylate) networks and adhesion and spreading of dermal fibroblasts on these materials (2002)
AuthorsHaigh R.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S.
TitleSynthesis and release of 5-fluorouracil from poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone) bearing 5-fluorouracil derivatives (2002)
AuthorsLiu Z.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Controlled Release
TitleInitiation of radical polymerization with radicals produced from thermolyzed alkene ozonates (2002)
AuthorsCunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B.
JournalDesigned Monomers and Polymers
TitleStudies on the free radical polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidinone in 3-methylbutan-2-one (2002)
AuthorsLiu Z.;Rimmer S.
TitleTime-resolved fluorescence studies of the interactions between the thermoresponsive polymer host, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), and a hydrophobic guest, pyrene (2001)
AuthorsChee C.;Ghiggino K.;Smith T.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
TitleManipulating the thermoresponsive behavior of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). 1. On the conformational behavior of a series of N-isopropylacrylamide-styrene statistical copolymers (2001)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Shaw D.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
TitleSynthesis of poly(isobutylene-b-styrene) block copolymers by thermolysis of ozonized alkene-ended polyisobutylenes in the presence of styrene (2001)
AuthorsCunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B.
TitleSynthesis of telechelic oligo(isobutyl vinyl ether)s via alkylation of silyl enol ethers by the propagating chain end in an ab initio cationic polymerisation (2001)
AuthorsLang W.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
TitlePolymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by ozonates of tetramethylethene (2001)
AuthorsLockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B.
TitleRadical polymerisation of vinyl monomers initiated by the thermolysis of alkene ozonates (2001)
AuthorsLockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Chemical Research - Part S
TitleEmulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by alkene ozonates (2001)
AuthorsCunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Palasz P.;Emmett S.
TitleFluorescence investigations of the thermally induced conformational transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (2001)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
TitleSuspension cross-linking of poly(aryl ether ketone)s containing carboxylic acid functionality (2001)
AuthorsHunter R.;Turner P.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
TitleSynthesis and properties of amphiphilic networks. 1: The effect of hydration and polymer composition on the adhesion of immunoglobulin-G to poly(laurylmethacrylate-stat-glycerolmonomethacrylate-stat-ethylene-glycol- dimethacrylate) networks (2000)
AuthorsHaigh R.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N.
TitleAerobic epoxidation of alkenes catalysed by cobalt(II) 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonate or cobalt(II) benzoylacetonate (2000)
AuthorsHunter R.;Turner P.;Rimmer S.
JournalSynthetic Communications
TitleCyclic diperoxides as sources of radicals for the initiation of the radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate (2000)
AuthorsLockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B.
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
TitleSynthesis of allyloxycarbonyloxymethyl-5-fluorouracil and copolymerizations with N-vinylpyrrolidinone (2000)
AuthorsLiu Z.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
TitleNew strategies for the synthesis of amphiphilic networks (1999)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Tattersall P.;Ebdon J.;Fullwood N.
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
TitleThe inclusion of β cyclodextrin provides a supramolecular solution to the problem of polymerization of dodecyl and octadecyl methacrylates in aqueous emulsion (1999)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Tattersall P.
TitleEffect of dimethylformamide on the ring opening insertion polymerization of ε-caprolactone (1999)
AuthorsKavros A.;Robinson Y.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Chemical Research - Part S
TitleAn NMR study of chain transfer to diols containing both primary and secondary hydroxy groups in the polymerization of ε-caprolactone (1999)
AuthorsKavros A.;Huckerby T.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
TitleEmulsion polymerizations in the presence of β-cyclodextrin (1999)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Tattersall P.
Title7 Synthesis of man-made polymers (1998)
AuthorsRimmer S.
JournalAnnual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry - Section B
TitleFunctionalized polymeric and oligomeric colloids (1998)
AuthorsRimmer S.
JournalDesigned Monomers and Polymers
TitleRadical polymerizations of methyl methacrylate initiated by methyl 2-[(4-diphenylmethylene)-2,5-cyclohexadienyl]-2-methyl-propanoate: A model system for so-called 'quasi-living' polymerizations of methyl methacrylate initiated by phenylazotriphenylmethane (1998)
AuthorsEbdon J.;Huckerby T.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Shepherd M.;Teodorescu M.
TitleTime-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the temperature-induced intramolecular conformational transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in dilute aqueous solution (1997)
AuthorsChee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L.
TitlePreparation of amphiphilic networks by Diels-Alder reactions between oligo(butyl methacrylate) with furan end-groups and a poly(ethylene oxide-co-acetylenedicarboxylate) (1997)
AuthorsDelerba M.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
TitleA one-pot method for the preparation of latices of telechelic oligomers, by ozonolysis of latices of polymers containing main-chain unsaturation (1997)
AuthorsEbdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
TitleA Clean and High Yield Synthesis of Oligo(butyl methacrylate) with Sulfonate End Groups using Polymer Supported Reagents (1997)
AuthorsEbdon J.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Chemical Research - Part S
TitlePreparation of polystyrene-poly(styrene-g-N-isopropylacrylamide) core-shell particles: Copolymerization of oligo(N-isopropylacrylamide) macromonomers and styrene onto polystyrene seed particles and stability of the resultant particles (1996)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Ramli A.;Lefèvre S.
TitleSynthesis of telechelic oligostyrenes by the ozonoloysis of poly(styrene-stat-butadiene): Protection of styrene units against ozone attack by the use of di-N-alkyl amides as sacrificial ozone scavengers (1996)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Ebdon J.
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
TitleOn the effect of the use of dimethylacetamide as solvent on the work-up of polymer ozonides with polymer-supported reagents (1996)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Ebdon J.
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
TitleDegradative routes to telechelic oligomers and macromonomers (1995)
AuthorsEbdon J.;Flint N.;Rimmer S.
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
TitlePolymer-supported reagents as aids in controlled degradation of polymers containing ozonides in the main chain to give telechelic oligomers (1995)
AuthorsRimmer S.;Ebdon J.;Shepherd M.
JournalReactive and Functional Polymers
TitleDifferential scanning calorimetry of some well defined poly(ε-caprolactone-g-PMMA)-co-polyurethanes (1994)
AuthorsRimmer S.;George M.
TitleDynamic mechanical thermal analysis of some well defined poly(e{open}-caprolactone)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate)-co-polyurethanes (1994)
AuthorsRimmer S.;George M.
TitlePolyurethane/polymethylmethacrylate graft copolymers: synthesis and properties (1994)
AuthorsRimmer S.;George M.
JournalMacromolecular reports
TitleSynthesis of graft copolymers of poly(caprolactone) and poly(methyl methacrylate) and the use of these materials to synthesize soft-segment grafted polyurethanes (1993)
AuthorsRimmer S.;George M.
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal