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Professor Stephen Rimmer,
Professor of Chemistry

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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.


Details on teaching interests, highlights and modules are available for Professor Stephen Rimmer as follows:

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.


There are 124 publications involving or that are attributed to Professor Stephen Rimmer.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Professor Stephen Rimmer has 124 publication(s) listed under peer reviewed journal.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
The pH-responsive behaviour of poly(acrylic acid) in aqueous solution is dependent on molar mass 2016 RSC Soft Matter 12 Swift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Geoghegan, M.; Rimmer, Stephen
Thermo-responsive microcarriers based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 2015 Zhang, J.N.; Cui, Z.F.; Field, R.; Moloney, M.G.; Rimmer, Stephen; Ye, H.
Nerve guides manufactured from photocurable polymers to aid peripheral nerve repair 2015 Pateman, 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.
Measuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation 2015 Environmental Science: Water Research And Technology 1 332 - 340 Swift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Bretherick, A.; Rimmer, Stephen
Amine functional hydrogels as selective substrates for corneal epithelialization 2014 Hassan, E.; Deshpande, P.; Claeyssens, F.; Rimmer, Stephen; MacNeil, S.
Glucomannan-poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidinone) bicomponent hydrogels for wound healing 2014 Shahbuddin, M.; Bullock, A.J.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen
Controlled delivery of cytokine growth factors mediated by core-shell particles with poly(acrylamidomethylpropane sulphonate) shells 2014 Platt, L.; Kelly, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
Förster 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 Sarker, P.; Swindells, K.; Douglas, C.W.I.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen; Swanson, L.
Core (Polystyrene)−Shell [Poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)] Particles 2017 ACS APPLIED MATERIALS AND INTERFACES 9 7577 - 7590 Mckenzie, A.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Grant, Colin A.; Rimmer, Stephen
Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells 2017 Cox-Nowak, K.; Al-Yamani, Ohood; Grant, Colin A.; Green, N.H.; Rimmer, Stephen
Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with core-shell morphology below the lower critical solution temperature 2014 RSC Advances 4 Plenderleith, R.A.; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen
Poly(acrylic acid) interpolymer complexation: use of a fluorescence time resolved anisotropy as a poly(acrylamide) probe 2014 RSC Advances not known Swift, Thomas; Swanson, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
Arginine-glycine-aspartic acid functional branched semi-interpenetrating hydrogels 2015 Plenderleith, R.A.; Pateman, C.J.; Rodenburg, C.; Haycock, J.W.; Claeyssens, F.; Sammon, C.; Rimmer, Stephen
Separating topographical and chemical analysis of nanostructure of polymer composite in low voltage SEM 2015 Wan, Q; Plenderleith, R.A.; Dapor, M.; Rimmer, Stephen; Claeyssens, F.; Rodenburg, C.
Collagen–Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogels with Tunable Properties 2016 Barnes, A.L.; Genever, P.G.; Rimmer, Stephen; Coles, M.C.
Ex vivo rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial and fungal keratitis 2017 Pinnock, A.; Shivshetty, N.; Roy, S.; Rimmer, Stephen; Douglas, I.; MacNeil, S.; Gary, P.
pH Responsive Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Trihistidine or Acid Chain Ends 2016 RSC Advances 6 71345 - 71350 Swift, Thomas; Lapworth, J.; Swindells, K.; Swanson, L.; Rimmer, Stephen
Förster Resonance Energy Transfer across interpolymer complexes of poly(acrylic acid) and poly(acrylamide) 2017 Swift, Thomas; Paul, N.; Swanson, L.; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Rimmer, Stephen
Binding of bacteria to poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) modified with vancomycin: Comparison of behavior of linear and highly branched polymers 2017 Biomacromolecules 18 2887 - 2899 Teratanatorn, P.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Douglas, C.W.I.; Shepherd, J.; Rimmer, Stephen
Analysis Using Size Exclusion Chromatography of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) using Methanol as an Eluent 2017 Journal of Chromatography A 1508 16 - 23 Swift, Thomas; Hoskins, Richard; Telford, Richard; Plenderleith, R.A.; Pownall, David; Rimmer, Stephen
Poly(acrylic acid) interpolymer complexes 2017 RSC Soft Matter 13 Swift, Thomas; Seaton, Colin C.; Rimmer, Stephen
A self-healable fluorescence active hydrogel based on ionic block copolymers prepared via ring opening polymerization and xanthate mediated RAFT polymerization 2018 Polymer Chemistry 9 1190 - 1205 Banerjee, S.L.; Hoskins, Richard; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen; Singha, N.K.
The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite 2017 Shallcross, L.; Roche, K.; Wilcock, C.J.; Stanton, K.T.; Swift, Thomas; Rimmer, Stephen; Hatton, P.V.; Spain, S.G.
Antibiotic functionalised polymers reduce bacterial biofilm and bioburden in a simulated infection of the cornea 2018 Biomaterials Science 6 2101 - 2109 Doroshenko, 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.
Synthesis 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 Macromolecular Rapid Communications 22 194 - 198 Lang W.;Rimmer S. 1022-1336 10.1002/1521-3927(200102)22:3<194::AID-MARC194>3.0.CO;2-C
Synthesis of chain end functionalized linear and branched polymers by radical polymerisation in the presence of a silyl enol 2010 Chemical Communications 46 5767 - 5769 England R.;Rimmer S. 1359-7345 10.1039/c0cc01705a
Studies on the free radical polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidinone in 3-methylbutan-2-one 2002 Macromolecules 35 1200 - 1207 Liu Z.;Rimmer S. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma011092v
Fluorescence investigations of the conformational behaviour of Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) 2006 Reactive and Functional Polymers 66 1 - 11 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 1381-5148 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2005.07.007
Highly 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 Macromolecules 38 4595 - 4603 Carter S.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma047742n
Emulsion polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by alkene ozonates 2001 Polymer 42 9329 - 9333 Cunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Palasz P.;Emmett S. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00413-X
Synthesis 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 Biomaterials 23 3509 - 3516 Haigh R.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S. 0142-9612 10.1016/S0142-9612(02)00081-9
An NMR study of chain transfer to diols containing both primary and secondary hydroxy groups in the polymerization of ε-caprolactone 1999 Journal of Materials Chemistry 9 1071 - 1076 Kavros A.;Huckerby T.;Rimmer S. 0959-9428 10.1039/a810010a
Highly branched stimuli responsive poly[(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-co-(1,2- propandiol-3-methacrylate)]s with protein binding functionality 2005 Macromolecular Bioscience 5 373 - 378 Carter S.;Rimmer S.;Sturdy A.;Webb M. 1616-5187 10.1002/mabi.200400218
Development of biodegradable electrospun scaffolds for dermal replacement 2008 Biomaterials 29 3091 - 3104 Blackwood K.;McKean R.;Canton I.;Freeman C.;Franklin K.;Cole D.;Brook I.;Farthing P.;Rimmer S.;Haycock J.;Ryan A.;MacNeil S. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2008.03.037
Emulsion polymerizations in the presence of β-cyclodextrin 1999 Polymer 40 6673 - 6677 Rimmer S.;Tattersall P. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00025-7
Development of a calcium-chelating hydrogel for treatment of superficial burns and scalds 2010 Regenerative Medicine 5 55 - 64 Bullock A.;Pickavance P.;Haddow D.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S. 1746-0751 10.2217/rme.09.67
Arginine functionalization of hydrogels for heparin binding-a supramolecular approach to developing a pro-angiogenic biomaterial 2013 Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110 296 - 317 Gilmore L.;Rimmer S.;Mcarthur S.;Mittar S.;Sun D.;Macneil S. 0006-3592 10.1002/bit.24598
Manipulating the thermoresponsive behavior of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide). 1. On the conformational behavior of a series of N-isopropylacrylamide-styrene statistical copolymers 2001 Macromolecules 34 7544 - 7549 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Shaw D.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma010360m
Synthesis 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 Biomaterials 21 735 - 739 Haigh R.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N. 0142-9612 10.1016/S0142-9612(99)00245-8
Branched oligovinylcyclopropane by transfer to allylic carbonate comonomers via radical ring-opening polymerization 2006 Macromolecular Rapid Communications 27 2007 - 2013 Sarker P.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 1022-1336 10.1002/marc.200600558
Thermally responsive gels formed from highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s with either carboxylic acid or trihistidine end groups 2013 RSC Advances 3 18107 - 18114 Lapworth J.;Hatton P.;Rimmer S. 2046-2069 10.1039/c3ra43233e
Highly branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for use in protein purification 2006 Biomacromolecules 7 1124 - 1130 Carter S.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Swanson L.;Fairclough J.;Sturdy A.;Webb M. 1525-7797 10.1021/bm050929h
Hyperbranched poly(NIPAM) polymers modified with antibiotics for the reduction of bacterial burden in infected human tissue engineered skin 2011 Biomaterials 32 258 - 267 Shepherd J.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S.;Douglas I. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.08.084
Radical polymerisation of vinyl monomers initiated by the thermolysis of alkene ozonates 2001 Journal of Chemical Research - Part S 380 - 383 Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 0308-2342
Advantages of block copolymer synthesis by RAFT-controlled dispersion polymerization in supercritical carbon dioxide 2013 Macromolecules 46 6843 - 6851 Jennings J.;Beija M.;Kennon J.;Willcock H.;O'Reilly R.;Rimmer S.;Howdle S. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma401051e
Thermally reversible colloidal gels for three-dimensional chondrocyte culture 2012 Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9 362 - 375 Lapworth J.;Hatton P.;Goodchild R.;Rimmer S. 1742-5689 10.1098/rsif.2011.0308
Binding bacteria to highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) modified with vancomycin induces the coil-to-globule transition 2010 Journal of the American Chemical Society 132 1736 - 1737 Shepherd J.;Sarker P.;Swindells K.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Swanson L.;Rimmer S. 0002-7863 10.1021/ja907466y
Development of a three-dimensional organ culture model for corneal wound healing and corneal transplantation 2006 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 47 2840 - 2846 Zhao B.;Cooper L.;Brahma A.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N. 0146-0404 10.1167/iovs.05-1367
Functional graft poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)s using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation 2007 Macromolecular Bioscience 7 975 - 986 Carter S.;England R.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S. 1616-5187 10.1002/mabi.200700108
Cyclic diperoxides as sources of radicals for the initiation of the radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate 2000 Macromolecular Rapid Communications 21 841 - 845 Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B. 1022-1336 10.1002/1521-3927(20000801)21:12<841::AID-MARC841>3.0.CO;2-Y
Culture of dermal fibroblasts and protein adsorption on block conetworks of poly(butyl methacrylate-block-(2,3 propandiol-1-methacrylate-stat-ethandiol dimethacrylate)) 2007 Biomaterials 28 661 - 670 Sun Y.;Collett J.;Fullwood N.;Mac Neil S.;Rimmer S. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.09.024
Tandem (quadrupole-time-of-flight) electrospray mass spectrometry of oligo(vinyl acetates) with isopropylol or (1-hydroxyethyl)-2-oxyisopropanyl end groups 2004 Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry 18 3075 - 3078 Collins S.;Rimmer S. 0951-4198 10.1002/rcm.1715
Phosphate functional core-shell polymer nanoparticles for the release of vascular endothelial growth factor 2009 ChemBioChem 10 2165 - 2170 Gilmore L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1439-4227 10.1002/cbic.200900383
Surface molecularly imprinted polymer core-shell particles 2004 Advanced Functional Materials 14 553 - 561 Carter S.;Rimmer S. 1616-301X 10.1002/adfm.200305069
Synthesis and release of 5-fluorouracil from poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone) bearing 5-fluorouracil derivatives 2002 Journal of Controlled Release 81 91 - 99 Liu Z.;Rimmer S. 0168-3659 10.1016/S0168-3659(02)00048-2
Production and performance of biomaterials containing RGD peptides 2008 Soft Matter 4 2331 - 2349 Perlin L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1744-683X 10.1039/b801646a
Suspension cross-linking of poly(aryl ether ketone)s containing carboxylic acid functionality 2001 Journal of Materials Chemistry 11 736 - 740 Hunter R.;Turner P.;Rimmer S. 0959-9428 10.1039/b007052l
Highly branched polymers with polymyxin end groups responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2011 Biomacromolecules 12 1 - 5 Sarker P.;Shepherd J.;Swindells K.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Swanson L.;Rimmer S. 1525-7797 10.1021/bm100922j
Corneal epithelialisation on surface-modified hydrogel implants: Artificial cornea 2011 Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 22 663 - 670 Ma A.;Zhao B.;Bentley A.;Brahma A.;MacNeil S.;Martin F.;Rimmer S.;Fullwood N. 0957-4530 10.1007/s10856-011-4244-4
Copper-mediated controlled radical ring-opening polymerization (RROP) of a vinylcycloalkane 2008 Chemical Communications 3049 - 3051 Singha N.;Kavitha A.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S. 1359-7345 10.1039/b801149d
Cell adhesive hydrogels synthesised by copolymerisation of arg-protected Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser methacrylate monomers and enzymatic deprotection 2008 Chemical Communications 5951 - 5953 Perlin L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1359-7345 10.1039/b813392a
Epithelialization of hydrogels achieved by amine functionalization and co-culture with stromal cells 2007 Biomaterials 28 5319 - 5331 Rimmer S.;Johnson C.;Zhao B.;Collier J.;Gilmore L.;Sabnis S.;Wyman P.;Sammon C.;Fullwood N.;MacNeil S. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.08.028
Cytocompatibility of poly(1,2 propandiol methacrylate) copolymer hydrogels and conetworks with or without alkyl amine functionality 2009 Biomaterials 30 2468 - 2478 Rimmer S.;Wilshaw S.;Pickavance P.;Ingham E. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.01.041
Synthesis 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 Biomaterials 26 2219 - 2230 Rimmer S.;German M.;Maughan J.;Sun Y.;Fullwood N.;Ebdon J.;MacNeil S. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2004.07.013
Proteomic analysis of Escherichia coli biofilms reveals the overexpression of the outer membrane protein OmpA 2006 Proteomics 6 4269 - 4277 Orme R.;Douglas C.;Rimmer S.;Webb M. 1615-9853 10.1002/pmic.200600193
Molecular recognition of caffeine by shell molecular imprinted core-shell polymer particles in aqueous media 2002 Advanced Materials 14 667 - 670 Carter S.;Rimmer S. 0935-9648 10.1002/1521-4095(20020503)14:9<667::AID-ADMA667>3.0.CO;2-3
Temperature-dependent phagocytosis of highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-1,2 propandiol-3-methacrylate)s prepared by RAFT polymerization 2007 Journal of Materials Chemistry 17 4022 - 4027 Hopkins S.;Carter S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 0959-9428 10.1039/b708415c
Development of three-dimensional tissue-engineered models of bacterial infected human skin wounds. 2009 Tissue Engineering - Part C: Methods 15 475 - 484 Shepherd J.;Douglas I.;Rimmer S.;Swanson L.;MacNeil S. 1937-3392 10.1089/ten.tec.2008.0614
A macromonomer approach to the synthesis of poly(1,1-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)-2- vinyl cyclopropane-graft-dimethyl siloxane) 2013 Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51 1822 - 1830 Sarker P.;Rehman S.;Rimmer S. 0887-624X 10.1002/pola.26565
Telechelic 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 Reactive and Functional Polymers 58 213 - 224 Liu Z.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 1381-5148 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2003.12.006
Synthesis of allyloxycarbonyloxymethyl-5-fluorouracil and copolymerizations with N-vinylpyrrolidinone 2000 Journal of Materials Chemistry 10 1771 - 1775 Liu Z.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S. 0959-9428 10.1039/B002092N
Ozonolysis of tetramethylethylene: Characterization of cyclic and open-chain oligoperoxidic products 2004 Journal of Organic Chemistry 69 6967 - 6973 Barton M.;Ebdon J.;Foster A.;Rimmer S. 0022-3263 10.1021/jo035624c
Manipulating the thermoresponsive behaviour of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 3. on the conformational behaviour of N-isopropylacrylamide graft copolymers 2009 Soft Matter 5 3701 - 3712 Chee C.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 1744-683X 10.1039/b903356d
High molecular weight plant heteropolysaccharides stimulate fibroblasts but inhibit keratinocytes 2013 Carbohydrate Research 375 90 - 99 Shahbuddin M.;Shahbuddin D.;Bullock A.;Ibrahim H.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S. 0008-6215 10.1016/j.carres.2013.04.006
Aerobic epoxidation of alkenes catalysed by cobalt(II) 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoroacetylacetonate or cobalt(II) benzoylacetonate 2000 Synthetic Communications 30 4461 - 4466 Hunter R.;Turner P.;Rimmer S. 0039-7911 10.1080/00397910008087073
Thermally responsive polymeric hydrogel brushes: Synthesis, physical properties and use for the culture of chondrocytes 2007 Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4 117 - 126 Collett J.;Crawford A.;Hatton P.;Geoghegan M.;Rimmer S. 1742-5689 10.1098/rsif.2006.0158
Novel amphiphilic diblock copolymer of low molecular weight poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-block-poly(D,L-lactide): Synthesis, characterization, and micellization 2004 Macromolecules 37 4008 - 4013 Luo L.;Ranger M.;Lessard D.;Garrec D.;Gori S.;Leroux J.;Rimmer S.;Smith D. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma035910q
Complete ozonolysis of alkyl substituted ethenes at -60°C: Distributions of ozonide and oligomeric products 2005 Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 3 1323 - 1329 Barton M.;Ebdon J.;Foster A.;Rimmer S. 1477-0520 10.1039/b419174a
Polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by ozonates of tetramethylethene 2001 Polymer 42 1797 - 1807 Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00456-0
Cationic polymerization of vinyl ethers in the presence of silyl enol ethers 2004 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 205 1011 - 1020 Lang W.;Sarker P.;Rimmer S. 1022-1352 10.1002/macp.200300198
Semicontinuous 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 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 212 2043 - 2051 Poole J.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1022-1352 10.1002/macp.201100212
Fluorescence investigations of the thermally induced conformational transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 2001 Polymer 42 5079 - 5087 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00821-1
The inclusion of β cyclodextrin provides a supramolecular solution to the problem of polymerization of dodecyl and octadecyl methacrylates in aqueous emulsion 1999 Polymer 40 5729 - 5731 Rimmer S.;Tattersall P. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(99)00139-1
Time-resolved fluorescence studies of the interactions between the thermoresponsive polymer host, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), and a hydrophobic guest, pyrene 2001 Polymer 42 2235 - 2240 Chee C.;Ghiggino K.;Smith T.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00594-2
Initiation of radical polymerization with radicals produced from thermolyzed alkene ozonates 2002 Designed Monomers and Polymers 5 233 - 243 Cunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B. 1385-772X 10.1163/156855502760157953
New strategies for the synthesis of amphiphilic networks 1999 Reactive and Functional Polymers 41 177 - 184 Rimmer S.;Tattersall P.;Ebdon J.;Fullwood N. 1381-5148 10.1016/S1381-5148(99)00035-8
Effect of dimethylformamide on the ring opening insertion polymerization of ε-caprolactone 1999 Journal of Chemical Research - Part S 452 - 453 Kavros A.;Robinson Y.;Rimmer S. 0308-2342 10.1039/a807834c
Highly 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 Soft Matter 3 971 - 973 Rimmer S.;Carter S.;Rutkaite R.;Haycock J.;Swanson L. 1744-683X 10.1039/b705188c
Synthesis of poly(isobutylene-b-styrene) block copolymers by thermolysis of ozonized alkene-ended polyisobutylenes in the presence of styrene 2001 Macromolecules 34 3882 - 3888 Cunliffe D.;Lockley J.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S.;Tabner B. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma001313h
Sub-micron poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) particles as temperature responsive vehicles for the detachment and delivery of human cells 2009 Soft Matter 5 4928 - 4937 Hopkins S.;Carter S.;Haycock J.;Fullwood N.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1744-683X 10.1039/b909656f
Synthesis of oligo(isobutyl vinyl ether) with a silyl enol ether end group and their aldol reactions with benzaldehyde 2005 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 206 1280 - 1287 Sarker P.;Rimmer S. 1022-1352 10.1002/macp.200500128
Angle selective backscattered electron contrast in the low-voltage scanning electron microscope: Simulation and experiment for polymers 2016 Ultramicroscopy 171 126 - 138 Wan Q.;Masters R.;Lidzey D.;Abrams K.;Dapor M.;Plenderleith R.;Rimmer S.;Claeyssens F.;Rodenburg C. 0304-3991 10.1016/j.ultramic.2016.09.006
Thiol-functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polyesters: Synthesis and characterization 2007 Macromolecules 40 1874 - 1880 Kalarickal N.;Rimmer S.;Sarker P.;Leroux J. 0024-9297 10.1021/ma062377g
Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurements in the study of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-based systems 2006 Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 180 1 - 8 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Rutkaite R.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 1010-6030 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2006.01.018
Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the cononsolvency of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) in mixtures of methanol and water 2011 Soft Matter 7 1176 - 1184 Chee C.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 1744-683X 10.1039/c0sm00836b
Preparation of highly branched poly(vinyl acetate) by transfer to allylic carbonate comonomers 2005 Chemical Communications 6029 - 6031 Rimmer S.;Collins S.;Sarker P. 1359-7345 10.1039/b511870k
Examination of the effects of poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone) hydrogels in direct and indirect contact with cells 2006 Biomaterials 27 2806 - 2812 Smith L.;Rimmer S.;MacNeil S. 0142-9612 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.12.018
Polymer synthesis: Facilitating functionality 2010 Nature Chemistry 2 164 - 165 Rimmer S. 1755-4330 10.1038/nchem.563
Supported catalytic epoxidation of polyisobutylene with alkene chain ends 2005 Journal of Chemical Research - Part S 673 - 676 Cross P.;Hunter R.;Miller C.;Fullwood N.;Rimmer S. 0308-2342
Synthesis and conformational behaviour of luminescently labelled poly[styrene-graft-(N-isopropyl acrylamide)] copolymers 2006 Polymer International 55 740 - 748 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 0959-8103 10.1002/pi.1912
Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the interaction of N-isopropyl acrylamide based polymers with sodium dodecyl sulphate 2011 Soft Matter 7 4705 - 4714 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 1744-683X 10.1039/c1sm05436h
Highly-ordered onion micelles made from amphiphilic highly-branched copolymers 2018 Polymer Chemistry 9 5617 - 5629 Canning, 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
Synthesis 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 Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 34 3573 - 3583 Rimmer S.;Ebdon J. 0887-624X 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0518(199612)34:17<3573::AID-POLA12>3.0.CO;2-B
A Clean and High Yield Synthesis of Oligo(butyl methacrylate) with Sulfonate End Groups using Polymer Supported Reagents 1997 Journal of Chemical Research - Part S 408 - 409 Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 0308-2342
On the effect of the use of dimethylacetamide as solvent on the work-up of polymer ozonides with polymer-supported reagents 1996 Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 34 3591 - 3593 Rimmer S.;Ebdon J. 0887-624X 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0518(199612)34:17<3591::AID-POLA14>3.0.CO;2-9
A one-pot method for the preparation of latices of telechelic oligomers, by ozonolysis of latices of polymers containing main-chain unsaturation 1997 Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 35 3255 - 3262 Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 0887-624X 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0518(19971115)35:15<3255::AID-POLA19>3.0.CO;2-A
Functionalized polymeric and oligomeric colloids 1998 Designed Monomers and Polymers 1 89 - 96 Rimmer S. 1385-772X 10.1163/156855598X00134
Preparation of amphiphilic networks by Diels-Alder reactions between oligo(butyl methacrylate) with furan end-groups and a poly(ethylene oxide-co-acetylenedicarboxylate) 1997 Macromolecular Rapid Communications 18 723 - 728 Delerba M.;Ebdon J.;Rimmer S. 1022-1336 10.1002/marc.1997.030180814
Polyurethane/polymethylmethacrylate graft copolymers: synthesis and properties 1994 Macromolecular reports 31 857 - 864 Rimmer S.;George M. 1060-278X
Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis of some well defined poly(e{open}-caprolactone)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate)-co-polyurethanes 1994 Polymer 35 5782 - 5784 Rimmer S.;George M. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(05)80057-6
Polymer-supported reagents as aids in controlled degradation of polymers containing ozonides in the main chain to give telechelic oligomers 1995 Reactive and Functional Polymers 26 145 - 155 Rimmer S.;Ebdon J.;Shepherd M. 1381-5148 10.1016/1381-5148(95)00014-7
Preparation 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 Polymer 37 4135 - 4139 Rimmer S.;Ramli A.;Lefèvre S. 0032-3861 10.1016/0032-3861(96)00253-4
Differential scanning calorimetry of some well defined poly(ε-caprolactone-g-PMMA)-co-polyurethanes 1994 Polymer 35 2123 - 2127 Rimmer S.;George M. 0032-3861 10.1016/0032-3861(94)90237-2
Radical 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 Polymer 39 4943 - 4948 Ebdon J.;Huckerby T.;Hunt B.;Rimmer S.;Shepherd M.;Teodorescu M. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(98)00082-2
Synthesis of graft copolymers of poly(caprolactone) and poly(methyl methacrylate) and the use of these materials to synthesize soft-segment grafted polyurethanes 1993 European Polymer Journal 29 205 - 210 Rimmer S.;George M. 0014-3057 10.1016/0014-3057(93)90084-S
Degradative routes to telechelic oligomers and macromonomers 1995 Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 32 603 - 611 Ebdon J.;Flint N.;Rimmer S. 1060-1325 10.1080/10601329508018949
7 Synthesis of man-made polymers 1998 Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry - Section B 94 207 - 233 Rimmer S. 0069-3030
Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the temperature-induced intramolecular conformational transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in dilute aqueous solution 1997 Polymer 38 483 - 486 Chee C.;Rimmer S.;Soutar I.;Swanson L. 0032-3861 10.1016/S0032-3861(96)00636-2
A muscle mimetic polyelectrolyte–nanoclay organic–inorganic hybrid hydrogel: its self-healing, shape-memory and actuation properties 2019 Journal of Materials Chemistry B 7 1475 - 1493 Banerjee, S.L.; Swift, Thomas; Hoskins, Richard; Rimmer, Stephen; Singha, N.K.
Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalised with pendant Nile red and chain end vancomycin for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria 2019 Acta Biomaterialia 87 197 - 206 Swift, Thomas; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Hoskins, Richard; Teratarantorn, P.; Douglas, I.; MacNeil, S.; Rimmer, Stephen
Highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalised with pendant Nile red and chain end vancomycin for the detection of Gram-positive bacteria 2019 Acta Biomaterialia 87 197 - 206 Swift T.;Katsikogianni M.;Hoskins R.;Teratarantorn P.;Douglas I.;MacNeil S.;Rimmer S. 1742-7061 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.01.066
A muscle mimetic polyelectrolyte-nanoclay organic-inorganic hybrid hydrogel: Its self-healing, shape-memory and actuation properties 2019 Journal of Materials Chemistry B 7 1475 - 1493 Banerjee S.;Swift T.;Hoskins R.;Rimmer S.;Singha N. 2050-7518 10.1039/c8tb02852d
Temperature-dependent structure and dynamics of highly-branched poly(N -isopropylacrylamide) in aqueous solution 2018 Al-Baradi, A.M.; Rimmer, Stephen; Carter, S.R.; de Silva, J.P.; King, S.M.; Maccarini, M.; Farago, B.; Noirez, L.; Geoghegan, M.
Highly branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) functionalized with an inducer molecule suppresses quorum sensing in Chromobacterium violaceum 2019 Chemical Communications 55 9765 - 9768 Shepherd, J.; Swift, Thomas; Chang, Chien-Yi; Boyne, J.R.; Rimmer, Stephen; Martin, William H.C.