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Rudolf Faust

Rudolf Faust
Rudolf FaustProfessor

Research Interests

Polymer Chemistry

Macromolecular engineering, i.e., the preparation of well-defined polymers with controlled architecture, molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and end-functionalities by living cationic, anionic and ring-opening polymerizations; polymerization kinetics and mechanisms; synthesis, characterization and properties of new specialty polymers; new thermoplastic elastomers based on block and graft copolymers, end-functional polymers, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, amphiphilic block copolymers for directed self-assembly of nanostructures and polymers for medical applications.

Education

  • Ph D: Organic Chemistry, (1994), University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
  • Other: Macromolecular Chemistry, Cationic Polymerization, (1988), University of Akron -
  • Ph D: Colloid chemistry, (1978), Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences - Budapest
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Contact angle hysteresis
  • Other: Diploma Chemist, (1975), Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences - Budapest
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of liquid adherence transfer".

Awards and Honors

  • The Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, Rubber Division (2010) - American Chemical Society
  • Ralph Milkovich Memorial Lecture Award (2006) - University of Akron
  • Best Ph.D Thesis (1978) - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 8th place Analytical Chemistry Olympiad (1975) - International Analytical Chemistry Olympiad, Belgrád
  • International Analytical Chemistry Olympiad (1975)

Publications

  • Hefeng, Z., Sanjib, B., Faust, R., Hadjichristidis, N. (2016) "Living cationic polymerization and polyhomologation.," Polymer Chemistry
  • Ren, L., Shah, P.N., Faust, R. (2016) "Morphology and tensile properties of model thermoplastic polyurethanes with MDI/butanediol based monodisperse hard segments.," Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 24 pp. 2485
  • Bag, M., Banerjee, S., Faust, R., Venkataraman, D. (2016) "Self-healing polymer sealant for encapsulating flexible solar cells.," Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells!!! 145: pp. 418 - 422
  • Ren, L., Kang, N., Shah, P.N., Faust, R. (2016) "Synthesis and thermal transition behavior of model thermoplastic polyurethanes containing MDI/butanediol-based monodisperse hard segments.," Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 54:19 pp. 3171 - 3181
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2015) "Cationic Indicators," Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia
  • Herwin Jerome, U., Mahmoud Abdel, G., Ana Rita, B., Zamponi, M., Faust, R., Allgaier, J., Wim, P., Wischnewski, A., Richter, D., Fetters L, J. (2015) "Consequences of increasing packing length on the dynamics of polymer melts.," Macromolecules
  • Sanjib, B., Badri Nath, J., Priyadarsi, D., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2015) "Kinetic and mechanistic studies of the polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl2/Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether complex in hexanes.," Macromolecules
  • Mishra, A., Seethamraju, K., Delaney, J., Willoughby, P., Faust, R. (2015) "Long-Term In-Vitro Hydrolytic Stability of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes.," Journal Of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
  • Wei, X., Ren, L., Bagdi, K., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2015) "Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Containing Polyisobutylene/Poly(tetramethylene oxide) Mixed Segments.," Journal of Macromolecular Science: Pure & Applied Chemistry 52:11 pp. 857 - 866
  • Sanjib, B., Ranjan, T., Cozzens, D., Tibor, N., Sandor, K., Miklos, Z., Faust, R. (2015) "Photoinduced smart, self-healing polymer sealant for photovoltaics.," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Ujjal, H., Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015) "Polyisobutylene containing organic/inorganic hybrid block copolymers and their crystalline behavior.," Journal of Polymer Science Part A
  • Ujjal, H., Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015) "Polyisobutylene-based pH-responsive self-healing polymeric gels.," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • Banerjee, S., Emert, J., Wright, P., Skourlis, T., Severt, R., Faust, R. (2015) "Polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl2/bis(2-chloroethyl) ether complex in steel vessels.," Polymer Chemistry
  • Banerjee, S., Shah, P.N., Jeong, Y., Chang, T., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2015) "Structural characterization of telechelic polyisobutylene diol ," Journal of Chromatography A 1376: pp. 98 - 104
  • Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015) "Synthesis and self-assembly of polyisobutylene based thermoresponsive diblock copolymers via combination of cationic and RAFT polymerizations.," Macromolecular Symposia
  • Rajeev, K., Priyadarsi, D., Bin, Z., Kuo-Wei, H., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2015) "Synthesis of highly reactive polyisobutylene with FeCl3/ether complexes in hexane; kinetic and mechanistic studies.," Polymer Chemistry
  • Faust, R. (2014) "Effects of catalyst concentration on the structure, morphology and mechanical properties of polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes.,"
  • Kumar, R., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2014) "The polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by FeCl3·i-Pr2O complex prepared in non-halogenated solvents," Polymer Bulletin
  • Kumar, R., Zheng, B., Huang, K., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2014) "Synthesis of highly reactive polyisobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl 2/Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether soluble complex in hexanes," Macromolecules 47:6 pp. 1959-1965
  • Wei, X., Shah, P., Bagdi, K., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2014) "Effects of catalyst concentration on the Morphology and mechanical properties of Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic Polyurethanes," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 51:1 pp. 6-15
  • Kulkarni, P., Ojha, U., Wei, X., Gurung, N., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2013) "Thermal and mechanical properties of polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 130:2 pp. 891-897
  • Bartelson, K., De, P., Kumar, R., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2013) "Cationic polymerization of isobutylene by FeCl3/ether complexes in hexanes: An investigation of the steric and electronic effects of ethers," Polymer (United Kingdom) 54:18 pp. 4858-4863
  • Bauri, K., De, P., Shah, P., Li, R., Faust, R. (2013) "Polyisobutylene-based helical block copolymers with pH-responsive cationic side-chain amino acid moieties by tandem living polymerizations," Macromolecules 46:15 pp. 5861-5870
  • Espinosa, E., Charleux, B., D’Agosto, F., Boisson, C., Tripathy, R., Faust, R., Soulié-Ziakovic, C. (2013) "Di- and triblock copolymers based on polyethylene and polyisobutene blocks. Toward new thermoplastic elastomers," Macromolecules 46:9 pp. 3417-3424
  • Cozzens, D., Wei, X., Faust, R. (2013) "Electrospinning of biostable polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes," Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 51:6 pp. 452-459
  • Wei, X., Bagdi, K., Ren, L., Shah, P., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2013) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes exhibit significant phase mixing," Polymer (United Kingdom) 54:6 pp. 1647-1655
  • Tripathy, R., Crivello, J.V., Faust, R. (2013) "Photoinitiated polymerization of acrylate, methacrylate, and vinyl ether end-functional polyisobutylene macromonomers," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51:2 pp. 305-317
  • Dimitrov, P., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2012) "Polymerization of isobutylene by AlCl 3/Ether complexes in nonpolar solvent," Macromolecules 45:8 pp. 3318-3325
  • Kumar, R., Dimitrov, P., Bartelson, K.J., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2012) "Polymerization of isobutylene by GaCl 3 or FeCl 3/ether complexes in nonpolar solvents," Macromolecules 45:21 pp. 8598-8603
  • Dimitrov, P., Emert, J., Hua, J., Keki, S., Faust, R. (2011) "Mechanism of isomerization in the cationic polymerization of isobutylene," Macromolecules 44:7 pp. 1831-1840
  • Tripathy, R., Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2011) "Polyisobutylene modified bisphenol a diglycidyl ether based epoxy resins possessing improved mechanical properties," Macromolecules 44:17 pp. 6800-6809
  • Cozzens, D., Luk, A., Ojha, U., Ruths, M., Faust, R. (2011) "Surface characterization and protein interactions of segmented polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes," Langmuir 27:23 pp. 14160-14168
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Cozzens, D., Faust, R. (2010) "Hydrolytic degradation of polyisobutylene and poly-L-lactide-based multiblock copolymers," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 48:17 pp. 3767-3774
  • Strickler, F., Richard, R., McFadden, S., Lindquist, J., Schwarz, M.C., Faust, R., Wilson, G.J., Boden, M. (2010) "In vivo and in vitro characterization of poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b- styrene) copolymer stent coatings for biostability, vascular compatibility and mechanical integrity," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A 92:2 pp. 773-782
  • Cozzens, D., Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Faust, R., Desai, S. (2010) "Long term in vitro biostability of segmented polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A 95:3 A pp. 774-782
  • Dimitrov, P., Faust, R. (2010) "Structure - reactivity scales in carbocationic polymerizations: The case of -methylstyrene," Macromolecules 43:4 pp. 1724-1729
  • Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2010) "Synthesis and characterization of thermoplastic polyurethaneureas based on polyisobutylene and poly(tetramethylene oxide) segments," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 47:3 pp. 186-191
  • Ojha, U., Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2009) "Peptide surface modification of P(HEMA-co-MMA)-b-PIB-b-P (HEMA-co-MMA) block copolymers," Langmuir 25:11 pp. 6319-6327
  • Nagy, M., Szollosi, L., Keki, S., Faust, R., Zsuga, M. (2009) "Poly(vinyl alcohol)-based amphiphilic copolymer aggregates as drug carrying nanoparticles," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 46:4 pp. 331-338
  • Anandakathir, R., Ojha, U., Ada, E.T., Faust, R., Kumar, J. (2009) "Stilbene-based fluorescent sensor for detection of organophosphorus warfare nerve agents," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 46:12 pp. 1217-1222
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Faust, R. (2009) "Syntheses and characterization of novel biostable polyisobutylene based thermoplastic polyurethanes," Polymer 50:15 pp. 3448-3457
  • Tripathy, R., Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2009) "Syntheses and characterization of polyisobutylene macromonomers with methacrylate, acrylate, glycidyl ether, or vinyl ether end-functionality," Macromolecules 42:12 pp. 3958-3964
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Singh, J., Faust, R. (2009) "Syntheses, characterization, and properties of Multiblock copolymers consisting of polylsobutylene and poly(1-lactide) segments," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 47:14 pp. 3490-3505
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2009) "Synthesis of novel ABA triblock and (ABA)n multiblock copolymers comprised of polyisobutylene and poly( -benzyl-l-glutamate) segments," Reactive and Functional Polymers 69:7 pp. 429-434
  • Ojha, U., Rajkhowa, R., Agnihotra, S.R., Faust, R. (2008) "A new general methodology for the syntheses of end-functional polyisobutylenes by nucleophilic substitution reactions," Macromolecules 41:11 pp. 3832-3841
  • Jakubowski, W., Tsarevsky, N.V., Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Matyjaszewski, K. (2008) "Allyl halide (macro)initiators in ATRP: Synthesis of block copolymers with polyisobutylene segments," Macromolecules 41:7 pp. 2318-2323
  • Feng, D., Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2008) "Facile synthesis of diphenylethylene end-functional polyisobutylene and its applications for the synthesis of block copolymers containing poly(methacrylate)s," Polymer 49:2 pp. 386-393
  • Kolishetti, N., Faust, R. (2008) "Relative reactivities of isobutylene, styrene, and ring-substituted styrenes in cationic polymerizations," Macromolecules 41:11 pp. 3842-3851
  • Yan, F., Higashihara, T., Mosurkal, R., Li, L., Yang, K., Faust, R., Kumar, J. (2008) "Self organization and redox behavior of poly(vinylferrocene)-block- poly(isobutylene)-block-poly(vinylferrocene) triblock copolymer," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 45:11 pp. 911-914
  • Kolishetti, N., Faust, R. (2008) "Structure-reactivity scales in carbocationic polymerizations," Macromolecules 41:23 pp. 9025-9029
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Inoue, K., Hirao, A. (2008) "Synthesis of novel multifunctional polyisobutylenes at chain end(s) and their application to AnB asymmetric star and AnBA n pompom polymers by combination of living cationic and anionic polymerizations," Macromolecules 41:15 pp. 5616-5625
  • Cho, J.C., Cheng, G., Feng, D., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Chan, K., Boden, M. (2007) "Erratum: Synthesis, characterization, properties, and drug release of poly(alkyl methyacrylate-b-isobutylene-b-alkyl methacrylate) (Biomacromolecules)," Biomacromolecules 8:7 pp. 2336
  • Bouchkif, H., Som, A., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2007) "Living cationic sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with 4-tert-butoxystyrene: Synthesis and characterization of poly(p-hydroxystyrene-b- isobutylene-b-p-hydroxystyrene) triblock copolymers," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 44:4 pp. 359-366
  • Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2007) "Synthesis and characterization of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-b-polyisobutylene-b-poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) triblock copolymers," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 44:11 pp. 1141-1150
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2007) "Synthesis of novel block copolymers comprised of polyisobutylene and poly(vinylferrocene) segments," Macromolecules 40:21 pp. 7453-7463
  • Feng, D., Higashihara, T., Cheng, G., Cho, J.C., Faust, R. (2006) "Block copolymers by the combination of cationic and anionic polymerizations for biomedical applications," Macromolecular Symposia 245-246: pp. 14-21
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006) "Carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene using methylaluminum bromide coinitiators: Synthesis of bromoallyl functional polyisobutylene," Macromolecules 39:22 pp. 7527-7533
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006) "Relative reactivity of C4 olefins toward the polyisobutylene cation," Macromolecules 39:20 pp. 6861-6870
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006) "Synthesis of halogen-free polyisobutylene by in situ hydride transfer to living polyisobutylene from tributylsilane," Polymer Bulletin 56:1 pp. 27-35
  • Higashihara, T., Feng, D., Faust, R. (2006) "Synthesis of poly(isobutylene-block-methyl methacrylate) by a novel coupling approach," Macromolecules 39:16 pp. 5275-5279
  • Cho, J.C., Cheng, G., Feng, D., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Chan, K., Boden, M. (2006) "Synthesis, characterization, properties, and drug release of poly(alkyl methacrylate-b-isobutylene-b-alkyl methacrylate)," Biomacromolecules 7:11 pp. 2997-3007
  • Sipos, L., Som, A., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Ranade, S., Boden, M., Chan, K. (2005) "Controlled delivery of paclitaxel from stent coatings using poly(hydroxystyrene-b-isobutylene-b-hydroxystyrene) and its acetylated derivative," Biomacromolecules 6:5 pp. 2570-2582
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2005) "Determination of the absolute rate constant of propagation for ion pairs in the cationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene," Macromolecules 38:13 pp. 5498-5505
  • De Priyadarsi, ., Faust, R. (2005) "Determination of the absolute rate constants of propagation for ion pairs and free ions in the living cationic polymerization of isobutylene," Macromolecules 38:23 pp. 9897-9900
  • De, P., Sipos, L., Faust, R., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Vairon, J.P. (2005) "Determination of the propagation rate constant in the carbocationic polymerization of 2,4,6-trimethylstyrene," Macromolecules 38:1 pp. 41-46
  • Svegh, K., Marek, T., Vrtes, A., Faust, R., Kki, S., Nagy, M., Zsuga, M. (2005) "Effects of the degree of polymerization on the free volume structure of linear amphiphilic poly(isobutylene)-poly(methyl vinyl ether) diblock copolymers," Radiation Physics and Chemistry 74:3-4 pp. 247-251
  • Tawada, M., Faust, R. (2005) "Living cationic polymerization of isobutylene with mixtures of titanium tetrachloride/titanium tetrabromide," Macromolecules 38:12 pp. 4989-4995
  • Krygier, E., Lin, G., Mendes, J., Mukandela, G., Azar, D., Jones, A.A., Pathak, J.A., Colby, R.H., Kumar, S.K., Floudas, G., Krishnamoorti, R., Faust, R. (2005) "Segmental dynamics of head-to-head polypropylene and polyisobutylene in their blend and pure components," Macromolecules 38:18 pp. 7721-7729
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M. (2005) "Syntheses and characterization of poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-stat-vinyl alcohol)-b-polyisobutylene-b-poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-stat-vinyl alcohol) triblock copolymers and their application as coatings to deliver paclitaxel from coronary stents," Macromolecules 38:20 pp. 8183-8191
  • Kwon, Y., Faust, R. (2005) "Synthesis and characterization of ABC block copolymers with glassy ( -methylstyrene), rubbery (isobutylene), and crystalline (pivalolactone) blocks," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 42 A:4 pp. 385-401
  • De, P., Faust, R., Schimmel, H., Ofial, A.R., Mayr, H. (2004) "Determination of rate constants in the carbocationic polymerization of styrene: Effect of temperature, solvent polarity, and lewis acid," Macromolecules 37:12 pp. 4422-4433
  • De Priyadarsi, ., Faust, R. (2004) "Determination of the absolute rate constants of propagation for ion pairs in the carbocationic polymerization of p-Chlorostyrene," Macromolecules 37:24 pp. 9290-9294
  • Hertel, M., Chujo, Y., Faust, R., M?llen, K. (2004) "Editorial - New features," Polymer Bulletin 52:2 pp. 91-92
  • Yun, J., Faust, R., Szil?gyi, L.S., K?ki, S., Zsuga, M. (2004) "Effect of architecture on the micellar properties of amphiphilic block copolymers: Comparison of AB linear diblock, A2B2, A 3B3, and (AB)3 star block copolymers," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 41 A:6 pp. 613-627
  • Dimitrov, I., Faust, R. (2004) "Kinetic and mechanistic studies of the carbocationic precipitation polymerization of isobutylene in polar solvents," Macromolecules 37:26 pp. 9753-9760
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Acar, M., Faust, R. (2004) "Living and controlled polymerization of isobutylene with Alkylaluminum halides as coinitiators," Macromolecules 37:20 pp. 7543-7547
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2004) "Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methoxystyrene using p-methoxystyrene hydrochloride/SnBr 4 initiating system: Determination of the absolute rate constant of propagation for ion pairs," Macromolecules 37:21 pp. 7930-7937
  • Balaban, A.T., Ghiviriga, I., Czerwinski, E.W., De, P., Faust, R. (2004) "Simple Synthesis of a Weak Nucleophilic Base (4-Ethyl-2,6-diisopropyl-3,5-dimethylpyridine) Evidencing a Double Janus Group Effect," Journal of Organic Chemistry 69:2 pp. 536-542
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R. (2004) "Synthesis of poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-6-isobutylene-6-cyclohexyl vinyl ether) triblock copolymer by living cationic sequential copolymerization," Polymer Bulletin 52:6 pp. 421-428
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R., Chen, S., Gido, S.P. (2004) "Synthesis, characterization, and morphology of poly(tert-butyl vinyl ether-b-isobutylene-b-tent-butyl vinyl ether) triblock copolymers," Macromolecules 37:18 pp. 6716-6725
  • Yun, J., Faust, R., Szilgyi, L.S., Kki, S., Zsuga, M. (2003) "Effect of architecture on the micellar properties of amphiphilic block copolymers: Comparison of AB linear diblock, A1A2B, and A2B heteroarm star block copolymers," Macromolecules 36:5 pp. 1717-1723
  • Sipos, L., De, P., Faust, R. (2003) "Effect of temperature, solvent polarity, and nature of Lewis acid on the rate constants in the carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene," Macromolecules 36:22 pp. 8282-8290
  • Martinez-Castro, N., Lanzend?rfer, M.G., M?ller, A.H., Cho, J.C., Acar, M.H., Faust, R. (2003) "Polyisobutylene stars and polyisobutylene-block-poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) block copolymers by site transformation of thiophene end-capped polyisobutylene chain ends," Macromolecules 36:19 pp. 6985-6994
  • Kim, I.J., Faust, R. (2003) "Synthesis and characterization of novel silicon-functional polyisobutylenes and their applications: Polyisobutylene brushes on silicate substrates via living cationic polymerization," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 40 A:10 pp. 991-1008
  • Mayr, H., Schimmel, H., Kobayashi, S., Kotani, M., Prabakaran, T.R., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2002) "Influence of chain length on the electrophilic reactivity of carbocations," Macromolecules 35:12 pp. 4611-4615
  • Farago, B., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Faust, R., Buchenau, U., Richter, D. (2002) "Intermediate length scale dynamics of polyisobutylene," Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 65:5 pp. 51803-51803
  • Kim, M.S., Faust, R. (2002) "Penultimate effect in the initiation of the cationic polymerization of isobutylene: Kinetic study of initiation with (3-chloro-1,1,3-trimethylbutyl)benzene," Macromolecules 35:13 pp. 5320-5322
  • Yun, J., Faust, R. (2002) "Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic A3B3 hetero arm star copolymers: Poly(isobutylene3-star-methyl vinyl ether3)," Macromolecules 35:21 pp. 7860-7862
  • Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Chen, C.X., Thomas, E.L. (2002) "Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-pivalolactone) diblock and poly(pivalolactone-b-isobutylene-b-pivalolactone) triblock copolymers," Macromolecules 35:9 pp. 3348-3357
  • Kim, M.S., Faust, R. (2002) "Synthesis of poly( -caprolactone-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymer and poly( -caprolactone-b-isobutylene-b- -caprolactone) triblock copolymer," Polymer Bulletin 48:2 pp. 127-134
  • Vairon, J.P., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Cretol, A., Faust, R. (2002) "The cationic polymerization of 2, 4, 6-trimethylstyrene: From "truly living" to "controlled" polymers?," Macromolecular Symposia 183: pp. 43-52
  • Sipos, L., Cao, X., Faust, R. (2001) "Living cationic polymerization of p-chloro- -methylstyrene and its sequential block copolymerization with isobutylene," Macromolecules 34:3 pp. 456-459
  • Herrlich, M., Mayr, H., Faust, R. (2001) "Nucleophilic Reactivities of Tributylstannyl-Substituted Furans and Thiophenes," Organic letters 3:11 pp. 1633-1635
  • Arbe, A., Monkenbusch, M., Stellbrink, J., Richter, D., Farago, B., Almdal, K., Faust, R. (2001) "Origin of internal viscosity effects in flexible polymers: A comparative neutron spin-echo and light scattering study on poly(dimethylsiloxane) and polyisobutylene," Macromolecules 34:5 pp. 1281-1290
  • Faust, R. (2000) "Cationic macromolecular engineering via furan derivatives," Macromolecular Symposia 157: pp. 101-108
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Sipos, L., Faust, R., Charleux, B. (2000) "Determination of propagation rate constants in carbocationic polymerization of Olefins. 1. Isobutylene," Macromolecules 33:22 pp. 8225-8232
  • Bae, Y.C., Kim, I.J., Faust, R. (2000) "Halogen-free polyisobutylene by in situ methylation of living polyisobutylene using dimethylzinc," Polymer Bulletin 44:5-6 pp. 453-459
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Mayr, H. (2000) "Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1, 1-diarylethylenes. 2. effect of chain length," Macromolecules 33:3 pp. 754-759
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Mayr, H. (2000) "Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1,1-diarylethylenes. 2. Effect of chain length," Macromolecules 33:3 pp. 743-747
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (2000) "Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 3. Coupling reaction of living polyisobutylene using bis(furanyl) derivatives," Macromolecules 33:3 pp. 730-733
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R., Suzuki, T. (2000) "Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 4. Synthesis of telechelic polyisobutylenes using bis-furanyl derivatives as coupling agents," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 37:
  • Cao, X., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2000) "Polyisobutylene based thermoplastic elastomers: VI. Poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b- -methylstyrene) triblock copolymers by coupling of living poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymers," Polymer Bulletin 45:2 pp. 121-128
  • Faust, R. (1999) "Block copolymers by living cationic polymerization; Comparison of synthetic approaches," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 40:2 pp. 960-961
  • Canale, P.L., Faust, R. (1999) "Capping of living polystyryl cations with ditolylethylene: Model reactions with dimeric cations," Macromolecules 32:9 pp. 2883-2888
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999) "Cationic macromolecular design and synthesis using furan derivatives," Macromolecules 32:20 pp. 6398-6399
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999) "Coupling and linking reactions of living polyisobutylene by allylsilanes," Polymer Bulletin 43:2-3 pp. 121-128
  • Richter, D., Monkenbusch, M., Allgeier, J., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Farago, B., Cheol Bae, Y., Faust, R. (1999) "From Rouse dynamics to local relaxation: A neutron spin echo study on polyisobutylene melts," Journal of Chemical Physics 111:13 pp. 6107-6120
  • Koroskenyi, B., Faust, R. (1999) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 5. Facile synthesis of sec-amine functional polyisobutylenes," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 36 A:4 pp. 471-487
  • Koroskenyi, B., Faust, R. (1999) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 6. A novel method for the synthesis of primary amine functional polyisobutylenes," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 36 A:12 pp. 1879-1893
  • Cao, X., Faust, R. (1999) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. 5. Poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene) triblock copolymers by coupling of living poly(styrene-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymers," Macromolecules 32:17 pp. 5487-5494
  • Richter, D., Monkenbusch, M., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Farago, B., Faust, R. (1999) "Space time observation of the -process in polymers by quasielastic neutron scattering," Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 11:10A pp. 0-0
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R., Cabrit, P., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Vairon, J.P. (1999) "Study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 2-phenylfuran using on-line UV-Vis spectroscopy," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 40:2 pp. 681-682
  • Yun, J., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999) "Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic poly(isobutylene-ster-isobutylene'-star-methyl vinyl ether) three-arm star-block copolymer," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 40:2 pp. 1041-1042
  • Faust, R., Cao, X. (1999) "Synthesis of poly(styrene-b-isobutylene) copolymers by living cationic sequential block copolymemzation," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 40:2 pp. 1039-1040
  • Kwon, Y., Cao, X., Faust, R. (1999) "Toward the synthesis of poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene)copolymers via living cationic sequential block copolymerization," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 40:2 pp. 1035-1036
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998) "Addition reaction of living polyisobutylene to "double" diphenylethylenes. Synthesis of 1,1-diphenylethylene-functionalized polyisobutylene macromonomers," Macromolecules 31:26 pp. 9379-9383
  • Schlaad, H., Erentova, K., Faust, R., Charleux, B., Moreau, M., Vairon, J.P., Mayr, H. (1998) "Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1,1-diphenylethylene. 1. effect of temperature and comparison to the model compound 2-chloro-2,4,4-trimethylpentane," Macromolecules 31:23 pp. 8058-8062
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998) "Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 2. Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic A2B2 star-block copolymer: Poly[bis(isobutylene)-star-bis(methyl vinyl ether)]," Macromolecules 31:8 pp. 2480-2487
  • Charleux, B., Moreau, M., Vairon, J.P., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1998) "Model kinetic study of TiCl4-induced ionization of polyisobutene capped with diphenylethylene application to the synthesis of block copolymers," Macromolecular Symposia 132: pp. 25-35
  • Richter, D., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Monkenbusch, M., Farago, B., Faust, R. (1998) "Molecular motions in polyisobutylene: A neutron spin-echo and dielectric investigation," Macromolecules 31:4 pp. 1133-1143
  • Fodor, Z., Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998) "Temperature effects on the living cationic polymerization of isobutylene: Determination of spontaneous chain-transfer constants in the presence of terminative chain transfer," Macromolecules 31:14 pp. 4439-4446
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1998) "The living cationic polymerization of -methylstyrene with BCl3 as coinitiator," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 35:2 pp. 375-394
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998) "The role of pyridine derivatives in living carbocationic polymerization: Lewis base or nucleophile ?," Macromolecular Symposia 132: pp. 11-23
  • Coca, S., Faust, R. (1997) "Coupling reaction of oligomeric polyisobutylene through -isopropenyl functionality," Macromolecules 30:3 pp. 649-651
  • Koroskenyi, B., Wang, L., Faust, R. (1997) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 4. The polymerization of -methylstyrene," Macromolecules 30:25 pp. 7667-7672
  • Bae, Y.C., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1997) "Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 1. Coupling reaction of living polyisobutylene," Macromolecules 30:2 pp. 198-203
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1997) "Proton elimination by free bases in the living carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene," Macromolecules 30:23 pp. 7341-7344
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996) "Amphiphilic block copolymers by sequential living cationic polymerization: Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl vinyl ether)," Macromolecules 29:16 pp. 5261-5267
  • Bae, Y.C., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1996) "Capping of polyisobutylene with 1,1-diphenyl ethylene and its derivatives: Kinetic and mechanistic studies," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 37:1 pp. 801-802
  • Bae, Y.C., Coca, S., Canale, P.L., Faust, R. (1996) "Carbocationic coupling reactions of living polyisobutylene using coupling agents," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 37:1 pp. 369-370
  • Mayr, H., Roth, M., Faust, R. (1996) "Examination of models for carbocationic polymerization: Influence of chain length on carbocation reactivities," Macromolecules 29:19 pp. 6110-6113
  • Li, D., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996) "Living carbocationic polymerization of -methylstyrene," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 37:1 pp. 803-804
  • Li, D., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996) "Living carbocationic polymerization of -methylstyrene using tin halides as coinitiators," Macromolecules 29:18 pp. 6061-6067
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1996) "Living carbocationic polymerization. IV. Living polymerization of isobutylene," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 34:17 pp. 3441-3463
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1996) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. IV. Synthesis of poly(styrene-block-isobutylene-block-styrene) triblock copolymers using n-butyl chloride as solvent," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 33:3 pp. 305-324
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996) "Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl vinyl ether) amphiphilic block copolymers by living carbocationic polymerization," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry 37:1 pp. 345-346
  • Takcs, A., Faust, R. (1996) "Synthesis of poly(methyl methacrylate-graft-isobutylene) copolymers by the combination of living carbocationic and group transfer polymerization," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry 33:2 pp. 117-131
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Li, D., Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1996) "Synthetic applications of non-polymerizable monomers in living carbocationic polymerization; recent developments," Macromolecular Symposia 107: pp. 65-74
  • Wang, L., McKenna, S.T., Faust, R. (1995) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 3. Synthesis and characterization of functional star-branched polyisobutylenes," Macromolecules 28:13 pp. 4681-4685
  • Li, D., Faust, R. (1995) "Living carbocationic sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with -methylstyrene," Macromolecules 28:5 pp. 1383-1389
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1995) "Living cationic homopolymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether and sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with isobutyl vinyl ether. Synthesis and mechanistic studies," Macromolecules 28:23 pp. 7893-7900
  • Li, D., Faust, R. (1995) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. 3. Synthesis, characterization, and properties of poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b- -methylstyrene)triblock copolymers," Macromolecules 28:14 pp. 4893-4898
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1995) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. II. Synthesis and characterization of poly(p-methylstyrene-block-isobutylene-block-p-methylstyrene) triblock copolymers," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry A32:3 pp. 575-591
  • Takcs, A., Faust, R. (1995) "Synthesis of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl methacrylate) copolymers by the combination of living carbocationic and group transfer polymerization," Macromolecules 28:21 pp. 7266-7270
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1995) "Synthetic applications of nonpolymerizable monomers in living cationic polymerization: Functional polyisobutylenes by end-quenching," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 32:6 pp. 1137-1153
  • Balogh, L., Wang, L., Faust, R. (1994) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 1. The polymerization of isobutylene," Macromolecules 27:13 pp. 3453-3458
  • Balogh, L., Fodor, Z., Kelen, T., Faust, R. (1994) "Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 2. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of isobutylene polymerization," Macromolecules 27:17 pp. 4648-4651
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1994) "Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene and sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with p-methylstyrene," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry A31:12 pp. 1985-2000
  • Gyor, M., Fodor, Z., Wang, H., Faust, R. (1994) "Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. I. Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene triblock copolymers," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry A31:12 pp. 2055-2065
  • Fodor, Z., Gyor, M., Wang, H., Faust, R. (1993) "Living carbocationic polymerization of styrene in the presence of proton trap," Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry A30:5 pp. 349-363
  • Balogh, L., Faust, R. (1992) "Living carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene with BCl3 coinitiation in the presence of di-tert-butylpyridine as proton trap," Polymer Bulletin 28:4 pp. 367-374
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990) "Living carbocationic polymerization. XXI. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of isobutylene polymerization initiated by trimethylpentyl esters of different acids," Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry A27:6 pp. 649-667
  • Fehervari, A.F., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990) "Living carbocationic polymerization. XXXVII. Asymmetric telechelic polyisobutylenes by lactone/BCl3 initiating complexes," Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry A27:12 pp. 1571-1592
  • Feherveri, A.F., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990) "Retraction of the claim of ring expansion polymerization of isobutylene," Polymer Bulletin 23:5 pp. 525-527
  • Zsuga, M., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1989) "Living carbocationic polymerization - XXIX. The synthesis of telechelic polyisobutylenes by the trans-2,5-diacetoxy-2,5-dimethyl-3-hexene/BCl3 initiating system in 1,2-dichloroethane in the -30 to 21 C range," Polymer Bulletin 21:3 pp. 273-280
  • Faust, R., Zsuga, M., Kennedy, J.P. (1989) "Living carbocationic polymerization - XXVIII. Telechelic polyisobutylenes by bifunctional tert-dichloroacetate initiator," Polymer Bulletin 21:2 pp. 125-131
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988) "Living carbocationic polymerization - XVI. Living carbocationic polymerization of styrene," Polymer Bulletin 19:1 pp. 21-28
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988) "Living carbocationic polymerization - XVII. Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene," Polymer Bulletin 19:1 pp. 29-34
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988) "Living carbocationic polymerization - XVIII. Living carbocationic polymerization of 2,4,6-trimethylstyrene," Polymer Bulletin 19:1 pp. 35-41
  • Faust, R., Fehervari, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1987) "LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERISATION. XI. COPOLYMERISATION OF ISOBUTYLENE WITH ISOPRENE. INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS.," British Polymer Journal 19:3-4 pp. 379-386
  • Faust, R., Nagy, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1987) "LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION - V. LINEAR TELECHELIC POLYISOBUTYLENES BY BIFUNCTIONAL INITIATORS.," Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry A24:6 pp. 595-609
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1987) "LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION. IV. LIVING POLYMERIZATION OF ISOBUTYLENE.," Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 25:7 pp. 1847-1869
  • Mah, S., Faust, R., Zsuga, M., Kennedy, J.P. (1987) "New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-trans fer agents (inifers) - LV. Tert.-chlorine capped polyisobutylenes by aliphatic inifers," Polymer Bulletin 18:5 pp. 433-440
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1986) "Living carbocationic polymerization - III. Demonstration of the living polymerization of isobutylene," Polymer Bulletin 15:4 pp. 317-323
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1986) "Living carbocationic polymerization - VI. Continuous living polymerization of isobutylene by a bifunctional initiator," Polymer Bulletin 15:5 pp. 411-416
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1985) "New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator transfer agents (inifers) - 44. End-reactive three-arm star polyisobutylenes by continuous polymerization," Polymer Bulletin 13:2 pp. 97-102
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1985) "New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator transfer agents (inifers) - 48. Continuous synthesis of linear telechelic polyisobutylenes," Polymer Bulletin 14:3-4 pp. 251-257
  • Faust, R., Fehervari, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1982) "QUASILIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION - 2. THE DISCOVERY: THE alpha -METHYLSTYRENE SYSTEM.," Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry A18:9 pp. 1209-1228

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Research on the mechanism of termination of cationic polymerization of isobutylen (2010), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Synthesis of PIB-Based Copolymers for Medical Applications (2011), Grant -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Novel Polymer Biomaterials (2009), Grant -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Analytical Services (2010), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Silica-Polyisobutylene Hybrid-Materials (2008), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)