Refereed | Non-Refereed ]

Articles in Refereed Journals

(Student coauthors in bold, undergraduate students Italics)


146. Gergely, A.L.; Puskas, J.E. Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoplastic Elastomers with Polyisobutylene and Polyalloocimene Blocks J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/pola.27587

145. Zhao, Y.R.; McAuley, K.B.; Puskas, J.E., Parallel models for arborescent polyisobutylene synthesized in batch reactor. AIChE J., 2015, 61(1), 253-265.

144. Rosenthal-Kim, E.Q.; Agapov R.L.; Puskas J.E . Visualization of the architecture of poly (α-lipoic acid) using atomic force microscopy. Eur. Polym. J., 2015, doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.02.020.

143. Yang, J.; Charif, A.C.; Puskas, J.E.; Phillips, H.; Shanahan, K.J.; Garsed, J.; Fleischman, A.; Goldman, K.; Luebbers, M.T.; Dombrowski, S.M.; Luciano, M.G. Biocompatibility evaluation of a thermoplastic rubber for wireless telemetric intracranial pressure sensor coating. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater., 2015, 45, 83-89.

142. Castano, M.; Seo, K.S.; Guo, K.; Becker, M.L.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Puskas, J.E. Green Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis of Symmetric and Asymmetric Telechelic Ethylene Glycol Oligomers. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 1137-1142.


141. Castano, M.; Becker, M.L.; Puskas, J.E. New Method for the Synthesis of Fully Aliphatic Telechelic α,ω-dihydroxy Polyisobutylene. Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5436-5442.

140. Götz, C.; Lim, G.T.; Puskas, J. E.; Altstädt, V. The Effect of Carbon Black Reinforcement on the Dynamic Fatigue and Creep of Polyisobutylene-Based Biomaterials. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 2014, 39, 355-365.

139. Chiang, C. K.; Barkakaty, B.; Puskas, J. E.; Xie, W.; Cornish, K.; Peruch, F.; Deffieux, A. Unraveling the Mystery of Natural Rubber Biosynthesis. Part II: Composition and Growth of In Vitro Natural Rubber Using High-Resolution Size Exclusion Chromatography. Rubber Chem. Technol. 2014, 87(3), 451-458.

138. Alvarez Albarran, A.; Silantyeva E., Seo, K.S., Puskas, J.E. Synthesis of Functionalized Polyisobutylenes using the Propylene Epoxide/TiCl4 Initiating System. RSC Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 4710-4714.

137. Castano, M.; Zheng, J.; Puskas, J.E.; Becker, M.L. Enzyme-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Polymerization of ?-caprolactone using Alkyne Functionalized Initiators.Polymer Chemistry 2014, Accepted. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01536J

136. Seo, K.S.; Castano, M.; Casiano, M; Wesdemiotis, C.; Becker, M.L.; Puskas, J. E.Enzyme-catalyzed Quantitative Chain-end Functionalization of Poly(ethylene glycol)s under Solventless Conditions.RSC Adv. 20144, 1683-1688.


135. Casiano-Maldonado, M.; Lim, G.T., Li, X.; Reneker, D.H.; Puskas, J.E.; Wesdemiotis, C. Protein Adsorption on Thermoplastic Elastomeric Surfaces:A Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Study. Intl. J. Mass Spectrometry 2013, 354-355, 391 – 397.

134. Chavan, V.; Quirk, R.P.; Puskas, J.E.; Seo, K.S. Functionalization of living polyisobutylene: Preference for reduction over electrophilic addition. Euro. Polym. J. 201349, 4020-4024.

133. Gergely, A.L.;Turkarslan, O.; Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. The Role of electron pair donors in the carbocationic copolymerization of isobutylene with alloocimene. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 201351, 4717-4721.

132. Charif, A.C.; Diorio, N.; Fodor-Csorba, K.; Puskas, J.E.; Jakli, A. A piezoelectric thermoplastic elastomer containing a bent core liquid crystal.RSC Adv. 20133, 17446-17452.

131. Castano, M.; Seo, K.S.; Kim, E. H.; Becker, M.L.; Puskas, J.E. Green Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis of halo-ester functionalized poly(ethylene glycol)s via enzymatic catalysis. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 201334, 1375-1380.

130. Lim, G.T.; Hart-Spicer, C.R.; Evancho-Chapman, M.M.; Puskas, J.E.; Horne, W.I.; Schmidt, S.P. New biomaterial as a promising alternative to silicone breast implants. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 201321, 47-56.

129. Zhao, Y.R.; McAuley, K.B.; Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.M.; Alvarez, A. Methematical modeling of arborescent polyisobutylene production in batch reactor. Macromol. Theory Simul. 201322, 155-173.

128. Puskas, J.E.; Gergely, A.L.; Kaszas, G. Controlled/living carbocationic copolymerization of isobutylene with alloocimene. J. Polym. Sci. Chem.201351, 29-33.


127. Rosenthal-Kim, E.Q.; Puskas, J.E. Green polymer chemistry: Living oxidative polymerization of dithiols. Pure Appl. Chem. 201284, 2121-2133.

126. El Fray, M.; Piatek-Hnat, M.; Puskas, J.E.; Foreman-Orlowski, E. Infl uence of e-beam irradiation on the chemical and crystal structure of poly(aliphatic/aromatic–ester) multiblock thermoplastic elastomers. Polish J. Chem. Tech. 201214(2), 70-74.


125. Ouardad, S.; Bakleh, M.-E.; Kostjuk, S.V.; Ganachaud, F.; Puskas, J.E.; Deffieux, A.;Peruch, F. Bio-inspired cationic polymerization of isoprene and analogues: state-of-the-art. Polym. Int. 201261, 149-156.

124. Gotz, C.; Lim, G.T.; Puskas, J.E.;Altstadt, V. Investigation of structure-property relationships of polyisobutylene-based biomaterials: Morphology, thermal, quasi-static tensile and long-term dynamic fatigue behavior. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 201210, 206-215.

123. Heidenreich, A.J.; Puskas, J.E.; Sappacher, M.; Ibarboure, E.; Deffieux, A. Visualization of Arborescent Architecture of Polystyrenes Prepared by RAFT-based Inimer Polymerization Using Atomic Force Microscopy. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 201250(6),1238-1247.

122. Rosenthal, E.Q.; Puskas, J.E.; Wesdemiotis, C. Green Polymer Chemistry: New Living Dithiol Polymerization Via Cyclic Intermediates.Biomacromolecules 201213(1), 154-164.

121. Puskas, J.E.; Burchard, W.; Heidenreich, A.J.; Dos Santos, L.M. Analysis of Branched Polymers by High Resolution Multidetector Size Exclusion Chromatography: Separation of the Effects of Branching and Molecular Weight Distribution. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 201250(1), 70-79.

120. Puskas, J.E.; Luebbers, M. Breast Implants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. WIRE Interdisciplinary Reviews 20124(2), 153-168.


119. Kostjuk, S.V.; Ouardad, S.; Peruch, F.; Deffieux, A.; Absalon, C.; Puskas, J.E.; Ganachaud, F. Carbocationic Polymerization of Isoprene Co-initiated by B(C6F5)3:2 An Alternative Route toward Natural Rubber Polymer Analogues? Macromolecules 201144(6), 1372-1384.

118. Chiang, C.K.; Xie, W.; McMahan, C.; Puskas, J.E. Unraveling the mystery of natural rubber biosynthesis. Part I: Investigation of the composition and growth of in vitro natural rubber using high resolution size exclusion chromatography. Rubber Chem. Tech. 201184(2), 166-177.

117. Lim, G.T.; Reneker, D.; Jakli, A.; Puskas, J.E. Highly Hydrophobic Electrospun Fiber Mats from Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers. Biomacromolecules 201112(5), 1795-1799.

116. Puskas, J.E.; Seo, K. S.; Sen, M. Y. Green Polymer Chemistry: Precision Synthesis of Novel Multifuncational Poly(ethylene glycol)s using Enzyme Catalysis Feature Article Euro. Polym. J. 201147(4), 524-534.



115. Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.M.; Orlowski, E. Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Biorubbers. Rubber Chem. Tech. 201083(3), 235-246.

114. Sen, M.Y.; Puskas, J.E.; Dabney, D.E.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Absalon, C. Precision Synthesis and Characterization of Thymine-Functionalized Polyisobutylene. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 201048(16), 3501-3506.

113. Puskas, J.E.; Hoerr, R.A. Drug Release from Novel Rubbery Coatings. Macromolecular Symposia (Polymer Networks) 2010, 291-292.

112. Robertson, C.G.; Hogan, T.E.; Rackaitis, M.; Puskas, J.E.; Wang, X. Effect of Nanoscale Confinement on Glass Transition of Polystyrene Domains from Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers. J. Chem. Physics 2010132, 1-5.

111. Puskas, J.E.;Foreman-Orlowski, E.A.; Lim, G.T.; Porosky, S.E.; Evancho-Chapman, M.M.; Schmidt, S.P.; El Fray, M.; Piatek, M.; Prowans, P.; Lovejoy, K. A Nanostructured Carbon-reinforced Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomer. Biomaterials 201031(9), 2477-2488.


110. Lim, G.T.; Foreman-Orlowski, E.A.;Porosky, S.E.; Pavka, P.; Puskas, J.E.; Gotz, C.; Altstadt, V. Novel Polyisobutylene-based Biocompatible TPE nanocomposites. Rubber Chem. Tech. 200982(4), 461-472.

109. Soytas, S.H.; Lim, G.T.; Puskas, J.E. Synthesis of POSS-Functionalized Polyisobutylene via Direct Initiation. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009,30(24), 2112-2115.

108. Dong, J.; Foley, J.D.; Haugstad, G.; Frethem, C.; Hoerr, R.A.; Matuszewski, M.; Puskas, J.E. Multimodal Dynamic Imaging of Therapeutic Biomedical Coatings in Aqueous Medium. Langmuir 200925(10), 5442-5445.

107. Puskas, J.E.; Muñoz-Robledo, L.; Hoerr, R. A.; Foley, J.; Schmidt, S. P.; Evancho-Chapman, M.; Dong, J.; Frethem, C.; Haugstad, C. Drug Eluting Stent Coatings. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews WIRE 20091(4), 451-462.

106. Puskas, J.E.; Sen, M. Y.; Seo, K. S. Green Polymer Chemistry Using Nature’s Catalysts: Enzymes. Invited Highlight J. Polym. Sci. Chem.200947, 2959-2976.

105. Puskas, J. E.; Peres, C.; Peruch, F.; Deffieux, A.; Dabney, D. E.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Hayat-Soytaş, S.Lindsay, A. Biomimetic Carbocationic Polymerizations IV: Carbocationic Polymerization of Isoprene Initiated by Dimethyl Allyl Alcohol. J. Polym. Sci. Chem200947, 2181-2189.

104. Puskas, J. E.; Peruch, F.; Deffieux, A.; Dabney, D. E.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Li, H.; Lindsay, A. Biomimetic Carbocationic Polymerizations III: Investigation of Isoprene Polymerization Initiated by Dimethyl Allyl Bromide. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 2009, 47, 2172-2180.

103. Forestier, T.; Pasetto, P.; Peruch, F.; Deffieux, A.; Puskas, J. E. Biomimetic Carbocationic Polymerizations II: Carbocationic Polymerization of Isopentenyl Alcohol: A Model for the Synthesis of Natural Rubber? Materials Sci. Eng. 2009C29, 357-362.

102. Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.M.; Kaszas, G.; Kulbaba, K. Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers Based on Arborescent (Dendritic) Polyisobutylene with Short Copolymer End Sequences. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 200947, 1148-1158.

101. Puskas, J. E.; El Fray, M.; Tomkins, M.Dos Santos, L. M.Fischer, F.; Altstädt, V. Fatigue Testing of Implantable Specimens; Effect of Sample Size and Branching on the Dynamic Fatigue Properties of Polyisobutylene-based Biomaterials. Polymer 200950, 591-597.

100. Puskas, J. E.; El Fray, M.; Tomkins, M.Dos Santos, L. M.Fischer, F.; Altstädt, V. Dynamic Stress Relaxation of Thermoplastic Elastomeric Biomaterials. Polymer 200950, 245-249.


99. Heidenreich, A.H.; Puskas, J.E. Synthesis of Arborescent (Dendritic) Polystyrenes via Controlled Inimer-Type Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 200846, 7621-7627.

98. Sen, M. Y.; Puskas, J. E.; Ummadisetty, S.; Kennedy, J. P. Green Polymer Chemistry: II Enzymatic Synthesis of Methacrylate-terminated Polyisobutylenes. Macromol. Rapid Comm. 200829, 1598-1602.

97. Kunal, K.; Paluch, M.; Roland, C. M.; Puskas, J. E.; Chen, Y.; Sokolov, A. P. Polyisobutylene: A Most Unusual Polymer. J. Polym. Sci. B, Polym. Physics 200846, 1390-99.

96. Hayat Soytaş, S.; Puskas, J. E.; Kulbaba, K. Real-time FTIR Monitoring of the Mechanism of Initiation of Isobutylene Polymerizations by Epoxide/Lewis Acid Systems. J. Polym. Sci. A, Polym. Chem. 200846, 3611-18.

95. Piatek, M.; El Fray, M.; Puskas, J.E. Radiation Degradation and Crosslinking of Elastomeric Biomaterials. Elastomery 200812, 20-23.

94. Puskas, J. E.; Sen, M. Y.Kasper, J. R. Green Polymer Chemistry: Telechelic Poly(ethylene glycols) via Enzymatic Catalysis. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 200846, 324,27. Featured by VCH-Materials Views 6/5/08

93. Puskas, J. E.; Foreman, E. A.Dos Santos, L. M.Hayat-Soytaş, S. Characterization of Polymer Architectures by Multidetection Size Exclusion Chromatography. Makromol. Chem, Macromol. Symp. 2008261, 85-90.


92. Foreman, E. A.; Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. Synthesis and Characterization of Arborescent (Hyperbranched) Polyisobutylenes from the 4-(1,2-oxirane-isopropyl)styrene Inimer. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. 200745, 5847-5856.

91. Sui, C.; McKenna, G.B.; Puskas, J.E. Viscoelastic Properties of Arborescent Polyisobutylenes. JOR 200751, 1143-1169.

90. Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.Sen, M.; Kaszas, G. Effect of Architecture on The Properties of Polyisobutylene-Based TPE Materials. Rubber Chem.&Tech. G. 200780, 3, 671-681.

89. Puskas, J. E.; Chan, P.; McAuley, K. B.; Kaszas, G.; Shaikh, S. Living Carbocationic Copolymerization of Isobutylene with Styrene. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 200745, 1778-87.

88. Puskas, J.E.; Kwon, Y.; Altstädt, V.; Kontopoulou, M. Blends of Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) (PPO) with Polystyrene-based Thermoplastic Rubbers; a Comparative Study. Polymer 200748, 590-597.


87. Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.; Kaszas, G. Innovation in Material Science: The Chameleon Block Copolymer. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. 200644, 6494-6497.

86. Puskas, J.E. Biomacromolecular Engineering: Design, Synthesis and Characterization. One-pot Synthesis of Block Copolymers of Arborescent Polyisobutylene and Polystyrene. Polym. Adv. Techn. 200617(9-10), 615-620.

85. Puskas, J. E;, Gautriaud, E.; Deffieux, A.; Kennedy, J. P. Natural rubber biosynthesis – a living carbocationic polymerization? Prog. Polym. Sci.200631(6), 533-548.

84. Puskas, J.E.; McAuley, K.B.; Chan, S.W.P. Fundamental aspects of measuring copolymerization reactivity ratios using real-time FTIR monitoring. Macromolecular Symposia 243 (Polymer Reaction Engineering VI) 2006, 46-52.

83. Puskas, J. E.; Chan, P.; McAuley, K. B.; Kaszas, G.; Shaikh, S. Real-Time FTIR Monitoring of the Carbocationic Copolymerization of Isobutylene with Styrene. Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp. 2006, 240, 18-22.

82. El Fray, M.; Prowans, P.; Puskas, J.E.; Altstädt, V. Biocompatibility and Fatigue Properties of Polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene, an Emerging Thermoplastic Elastomeric Biomaterial. Biomacromolecules 20067(3), 844-850.

81. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y.; Kulbaba, K.; Kaszas G.; Soleymannezhad, A. Effect of the Molecular Weight and Architecture on the Size and Glass Transition of Arborescent Polyisobutylenes. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. 200644, 1770-1776.

80. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y.; Kulbaba, K.; Kaszas, G. Comparison of Molecular Weight and Size Measurement of Polyisobutylenes by SEC-MALLS and Viscometry. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. 200644, 1777-1783.


79. Puskas, J.E.; Chan, S.W.P.; Kwon, Y.; McAuley, K.B.; Shaikh, S.; Kaszas, G. Kinetics and Mechanisms in Carbocationic Polymerization; the Quest for True Rate Constants. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Cover Page 200543, 5394-5413.

78. Cunningham, M.F.; Chatterton, M.; Puskas, J.E. Novel Thymine – Functionalized Polystyrenes for Applications in Biotechnology. III. Increasing Thymine Loading via a New Synthetic Pathway. J. Polym. Sci. Chem. 200543(22), 5545-53.

77. Puskas, J.E.; Kumar, B.; Ebied, A.; Lamperd B. Novel Butyl Composite for Less-lethal Ammunition. Kautsch. Gummi Kunstst. 200558 (6), 288-296.

76. Puskas, J.E.; Kumar, B.; Ebied, A.; Lamperd, B.; Kaszas, G.; Sandler, J.; Altstädt, V. Comparison of the Performance of Vulcanized Rubbers and Elastomer/TPE Composites for Specialty Applications. Polym. Eng. Sci. 200545(7), 966-974.

75. Puskas, J.E.; Kwon, Y.; Antony, P.; Bhowmick, A.K. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Dendritic (Arborescent) Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Thermoplastic Elastomers. J. Polym. Sci. A. 200543(9), 1811-1826. (Cover Page)


74. Puskas, J.E.; Shaikh, S.; Yao, K. Z.; McAuley, K. B. Kinetic Simulation of Living Carbocationic Polymerizations. II. Simulation of Living Isobutylene Polymerization using a Mechanistic Model. Eur. Polym. J. 200441,1-14.

73. Roland, C.M.; Robertson, C.G.; Nikiel, L.; Puskas, J.E. Filler Dispersion in Hyperbranched Polyisobutylene. Rubber Chem.Techn. 200477 (2), 372-79.

72. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y. Biomedical Application of Commercial Polymers and Novel Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers for Soft Tissue Replacement. Biomacromolecule 20045(4), 1141-1154; GAK-GV, 20047, 455-461; 20048, 526-534. (German)

71. Kirschnick, T.; Gottschalk, A.Ott, H.; Abetz, V.; Puskas, J. E.; Altstädt, V. Melt Processed Blends of Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) and Poly(phenylene ether) Compatibilized with Polystyrene-b-Polybutadiene-b-Poly(methyl methacrylate) Triblock Terpolymers. Polymer 200445, 5653-5660.

70. Puskas, J.E.; Shaikh, S. Comparison of the Mechanism and Kinetics of Living Carbocationic Isobutylene and Styrene Polymerizations based on Real-Time FTIR Monitoring. Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp. 2004215, 231-54.

69. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y.; Dahman, Y.Padavan, D. Polyisobutylene-Based Biomaterials. Feature Article. J.Polym. Sci., Chem. 2004,42(13), 3091-3109.

68. Shaikh, S.; Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. A. New High-Throughput Approach to Measure Copolymerization Reactivity Ratios using Real-time FTIR Monitoring. J. Polym. Sci., Chem. 200442, 4084-4100.

67. Del Vecchio, N. D.; Barghi, S.; Primak, S.; Puskas, J. E. New Method For Monitoring Of Adsorption Column Saturation And Regeneration II. On-Line Measurement. Chem. Eng. Sci. 200459 (12), 2389-2400.

66. Puskas, J.E.; Dahman, Y.; Margaritis, A.; Cunningham, M. Novel Thymine – Functionalized Polystyrenes for Applications in Biotechnology. II. Adsorption of Model Proteins. Biomacromolecules 20045(4), 1412-1421.


65. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y.; Antony, P.; Kwon, Y.; Kovar, M.; Harbottle, R.,;de Jong, K.; Norton, P.; Cadieux, P.Burton, J.; Reid, G.; Beiko, D.; Watterson, J.; Denstedt, J. Atomic Force Microscopic and Encrustation Studies of Novel Prospective Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomeric Biomaterials. Polymers for Advanced Technologies 200314(11-12), 763-770.

64. Kwon, Y.; Puskas, J.E. Investigation Of The Effect Of Reaction Conditions On The Synthesis Of Multiarm – Star Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Block Copolymers. Eur. Polym. J. 200340, 119-127.

63. Chen, Y.; Puskas, J.E.; Tomkins, M. Investigation of the Effect of Epoxide Structure on the Initiation Efficiency in Isobutylene Polymerizations Initiated by Epoxide/TiCl4 Systems. Eur. Polym. J. 200339, 2147-2153.

62. Uribe-Arocha, P.; Mehler, C.; Altstädt, V.; Puskas, J.E. Effect of Sample Thickness on the Mechanical Properties of Injection Moulded Polyamide-6 and Polyamide-6-Clay Nanocomposites. Polymer 200344(8), 2441-2446.

61. Puskas, J. E.; Luo, W. Investigation of the Kinetics of Initiation in Living Carbocationic Styrene Polymerization. Macromolecules 200336, 6942-44.

60. Dahman, Y.; Puskas, J. E.; Margaritis, A.; Merali, Z.; Cunningham, M. Novel Thymine-Functionalized Polystyrenes for Applications in Biotechnology. Macromolecules 200336(7), 2198-2205.

59. Antony, P.; Kwon, Y.; Puskas, J. E.; Kovar, M.; Norton, P. R. Atomic Force Microscopic Studies of Polystyrene-Polyisobutylene Block Copolymers. Eur. Polym. J. 200340, 149-157.

58. Puskas, J.E.; Antony, P.; El Fray, M.; Altstädt, V. Effect of Hard and Soft Segment Composition on the Mechanical Properties of Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Thermoplastic Elastomeric Block Copolymers. Eur. Polym. J. 200339, 2041-2049.

57. Antony, P.; Puskas, J. E.; Kontopoulou, M. Investigation of the Rheological and Mechanical Properties of a Polystyrene-Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Triblock Copolymer and its Blends with Polystyrene. Polym. Eng. Sci. 200343(1), 243-253.


56. Puskas, J.E.; Antony, P.; Kwon, Y.; Kovar, M.; Norton, P. R. Study of the Surface Morphology of Polyisobutylene-based Block Copolymers by Atomic Force Microscopy. J. Macromol. Sci., Macromol. Symp. 2002183, 191-197.

55. Cadieux, P.; Watterson, J. D.; Harbottle, R.; Howard, J.; Puskas, J.E.; Denstedt, J.; Gan, B. S.; James, V.; Reid, G. A New Biomaterial for Application to the Urinary Tract, and Potential for Lactobacillus Proteins to Reduce the Risk of Device-associated Infections. J. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 200228(2-3), 95-105.

54. Puskas, J.E.; Paulo, C.; Altstädt, V. Mechanical and Viscoelastic Characterization Of Hyperbranched Polyisobutylenes. Rubber Chem. Techn.200275(5), 853-864.

53. Del Vecchio N.; Puskas, J.E.; Barghi, S. New Method for Monitoring of Adsorption Column Saturation and Regeneration I. Demonstration of the Measurement Principle. Chem. Eng. Comm. 2002189 (3), 352-371.

52. Song, J., Bodis, J.; Puskas, J.E. Direct Functionalization of Polyisobutylene by Living Initiation with -Methylstyrene Epoxide. J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. 200240(8), 1005-1015.

51. Robertson, C.G.; Roland, C.M.; Puskas, J.E. Non-Linear Viscoelastic Properties of Hyperbranched Polyisobutylene. J. Rheology 200246(1), 307-321.


50. Robertson, C.G.; Roland, C.M.; Paulo, C.; Puskas, J.E. Linear Viscoelastic Properties of Hyperbranched Polyisobutylene. J. Rheology 2001,45(3), 759-772.

49. Puskas, J.E.; Antony, P.; Paulo, C.Kwon, J.; Kovar, M.; Norton, P.; Altstädt, V. Macromolecular Engineering via Carbocationic Polymerization: Branched and Hyperbranched Structures, Block Copolymers and Nanostructures. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2001286, 565-582.

48. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. Blends of Butyl and Bromobutyl Rubbers with Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Thermoplastic Elastomers with Improved Processability and Physical Properties. Rubber Chem. Techn. 200174, 583-600.

47. St. Lawrence, S.; Shinozaki, D.M.; Puskas, J. E.; Gerchcovich, M.; Myler, U. Micro-Mechanical Testing of Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Block-type Thermoplastic Elastomers. Rubber Chem. Techn. 200174, 601-613.

46. Paulo, C.; Puskas, J.E. Synthesis and Characterisation of Hyperbranched Polyisobutylenes. Macromolecules 200134, 734-39.

45. Hoffmann, M.; Puskas, J.E.; Weiss, K. Real-Time Mid-IR Monitoring of Metathesis Reactions by Fiber Optic FTIR Spectroscopy. Eur. Polym. J.200138(1), 19-24.

44. Puskas, J.E.; Barghi, S.; McIntyre, J. Practical Approach to Measure the Relative Activity of Heterogeneous Catalysts. J. Appl. Catalysis, A: General 2001217, 11-21.


43. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. Living Carbocationic Polymerization of Resonance-Stabilized Monomers. Prog. Polym. Sci. 200025(3), 403.

42. Puskas, J.E.; Michel, A.J.; Brister, L.B. Real-time Monitoring of Polymerization Processes Using a Mid-IR Fiber Optic Probe. Kautsch. Gummi Kunstst. 200053(9), 1-5.

41. Neagu, C.; Puskas, J. E.; Singh, M. A.; Natansohn, A. Domain Sizes and Interface Thickness Determination for Styrene-Isobutylene Block Copolymer Systems Using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Macromolecules, 200033 (14), 5976-81.

40. Paulo, C.; Puskas, J.E.; Angepat, S. Effect of Reaction Conditions on the Kinetics of Living Isobutylene Polymerization at High Initiator/TiCl4 Ratios. Macromolecules 200033(13), 4634-38.

39. Michel, A.J.; Puskas, J.E.; Brister, L.B. Real-Time Mid-IR Monitoring of the Initiation and Propagation in Epoxi-Initiated Living Isobutylene Polymerizations. Macromolecules 200033(12), 3518-3524.

38. Puskas, J.E.; Brister, L.B.; Michel, A.J.; Lanzendörfer, M.G.; Jamieson, D.Pattern, W.G. Novel Substituted Epoxide Initiators for the Carbocationic Polymerization of Isobutylene. J. Polym. Sci. 200038(3), 444-451.

37. Puskas, J.E.; Michel, A. J. New Epoxy Initiators for the Controlled Synthesis of Functionalized Polyisobutylenes. Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp. 2000, 161, 141-148.


36. Puskas, J.E.; Peng, H. Kinetic Simulation of Carbocationic Polymerizations. I. Simulation of Living Isobutylene Polymerization. Polym. React. Eng. 19997(4), 553-576.

35. Puskas, J.E.; Pattern, W.E.; Wetmore, P.M.; Krukonis, A. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Six-arm Star Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Block Copolymers. Rubber Chem. Techn. 199972(4), 559-568.

34. Santangelo, P.G.; Roland, C.M.; Puskas, J.E. Rheology of Star-Branched Polyisobutylene. Macromolecules, 1999 32, 1972-77.

33. Puskas, J.E.; Lanzendörfer, M.G.Pattern, W. E. Mid-IR Real-time Monitoring of the Carbocationic Polymerization of Isobutylene and Styrene. Polymer Bull. 199840, 55-61.

32. Puskas, J. E.; Wilds, C. J. Multiarm-star Polyisobutylenes by Living Carbocationic Polymerization. J. Polym. Sci. 199836, 85-92.

31. Puskas, J.E.; Grasmüller, M. Star-Branched and Hyperbranched Polyisobutylenes. Makromol. Chem, Macromol.Symp. 1998, 132, 117-26.

30. Puskas, J.E.; Lanzendörfer, M.G. Investigation of the TiCl4 Reaction Order in Living Isobutylene Polymerizations. Macromolecules 199831, 8684-90.

29. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G. Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers; a Review. Rubber Reviews, Rubber Chem Techn. 199669(3), 462.

28. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E. Kinetics of the Living Polymerization of Isobutylene. Bayer Science Forum Journal 199617(1), 21.

27. Puskas J.E.; Verhelst, M.; Collart, P.; Schmidt, J.B. Prediction of the Unsaturation of Butyl Rubbers On-line During the Manufacturing Process, Kautsch. Gummi Kunstst. 199548(12), 866.

26. Puskas, J.E.; Wilds, C. Kinetics of the Epoxidation of Butyl Rubber; Development of a High-Precision Analytical Method for Unsaturation Measurement. Rubber Chem.Techn. 199467, 329.

25. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E. Kinetics of the Carbocationic Homopolymerization of Isobutylene with Reversible Chain Termination. Polymer Reaction Engineering, 19942(3), 251.

24. Puskas, J.E. Investigation of the Mechanism of Chain Termination and Transfer by Butadiene-1, 2 in the nBuLi-initiated Polymerization of Butadiene-1, 3 in Non-polar Solvent. Makromol. Chem. 1993194, 187.

23. Puskas, J.E. Kinetic Modelling in Living Polymerizations: the Effect of Modifiers on the Degree of Polymerization in Batch and Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors. Makromol.Chem., Theory and Simulation 1993, 2, 141.

22. Puskas, J.E.; Hutchinson, R. GPC Calibration for the Molecular Weight Measurement of Butyl Rubbers. Rubber Chem. Techn. 1993, 66, 742.

21. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Hager, W. Polyisobutylene-Containing Block Polymers by Sequential Monomer Addition III., New Triblock Thermoplastic Elastomers Comprising High Tg Styrenic Glassy Segments. J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. 199230, 41.

20. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. Carbocationic Copolymerization in the Presence of Electron Pair Donors. I. Copolymerization of Isobutylene and Isoprene with the Cumyl Acetate/BCl3 Initiating System. Macromolecules 1992, 25, 1771.

19. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. Carbocationic Copolymerization in the Presence of Electron Pair Donors. II. Copolymerization of Isobutylene/Isoprene and Isobutylene/2,4-Dimethyl-1, 3-pentadiene Pairs with TiCl4-Based Initiating Systems. Macromolecule 199225, 1775.

18. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P. New Transparent Flexible UV-Cured Films from Polyisobutylene-Polyisoprene Block Polymers. J. Macromol. Sci.-Chem 1991A28, 65.

17. Kaszas, G.; Hager, W.G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. Polyisobutylene-Containing Block Polymers by Sequential Monomer Addition I., The Living Carbocationic Polymerization of Styrene. J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. 199129, 421.

16. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Hager, W.G.; Kennedy, J.P. Polyisobutylene-Containing Polymers by Sequential Monomer Addition II., Polystyrene-Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Triblock Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties. J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem. 199129, 427.

15. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Litt, M. Chain Carriers and Molecular Weight Distribution in Living Carbocationic Polymerizations. Macromolecules,199124, 5278,

14. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. New Thermoplastic Elastomers of Rubbery Polyisobutylene and Glassy Cyclopolyisoprene Segments.J.Applied Polymer Sci. 199039, 119.

13. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P.; Chen, C.C. Electron Pair Donors in Carbocationic Polymerizations. II. Mechanism of Living Carbocationic Polymerizations. The Role of In situ and External Electron Pair Donors. Macromolecules, 199023(17), 3909.

12. Chen, C.C.; Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. Living Carbocationic Polymerization XXXIII. Living Polymerization of Isobutylene by Tertiary Hydroxyl / Boron Trichloride/Electron Pair Donor Systems. Polymer Bull. 198922, 463.

11. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P.; Chen, C.C. Electron Pair Donors in Carbocationic Polymerizations. III. Carbonation Stabilization by External Electron Pair Donors in Isobutylene Polymerization. J. Macromol. Sci., Chem. 1989A26(8), 1099.

10. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Chen, C.C.; Kennedy, J.P. New Polyisobutylene-based UV-curable Flexible Coatings. Polymer Bull. 198820(3), 253.

9. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P.; Chen, C.C. Electron Pair Donors in Carbocationic Polymerizations. I. Introduction into the Synthesis of Narrow Molecular Weight Distribution Polyisobutylenes. Polymer Bull. 198820, 413.

8. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E.; Kennedy, J.P. Living Carbocationic Polymerization XIV. Living Polymerization of Isobutylene with Ester.TiCl4 Complexes.Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp. 198813/14, 473.

7. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J. E.; Kennedy, J.P. Living Carbocationic Polymerization XV. Telechelic Polyisobutylenes by the 1,4 bis (2 methoxy 2 propyl) benzene/TiCl4 Initiating System. Polym. Bull. 198718(2), 123.

6. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Kelen, T.; Tüdös, F. Quasiliving Carbocationic Polymerization .III. Quasiliving Polymerization of Isobutylene. J.of Macromol.Sci., Chem. 1982-83A18(9), 1229.

5. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Kelen, T.; Tüdös, F. Quasiliving Carbocationic Polymerization. IV. Polymerization of p tert butylstyrene.ibid. 1982-83A18(9), 1245.

4. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Kelen, T.; Tüdös, F. Quasiliving Carbocationic Polymerization. V. Quasiliving Polymerization of Indene.ibid1982-83A18(9), 1263.

3. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Kelen, T.,;Tüdös, F. Quasiliving Carbocationic Polymerization. IX. Forced Ideal Copolymerization of Styrene Derivatives. ibid1982-83A18(9), 1315.

2. Puskas, J.E.; Kaszas, G.; Kennedy, J.P.; Kelen, T.; Tüdös, F. Quasiliving Carbocationic Polymerization. XI. An Interpretation of Solvent Effects by Donor and Acceptor Numbers. ibid 1982-83A18(9), 1353.

1. Toth, A.L.; Puskas, J.E. Energy dispersive X ray microanalysis of phosphosilicate glasses (PSG). Acta Phys. Acad. Sci. Hung198049(1-3), 133.

Non-Refereed Publications

(Student coauthors in bold, undergraduate students Italics)

15. Gergely, A.L.; Puskas, J.E. A New Class of Polyisobutylene-based Thermoplastic Elastomers, TPE Magazin, 2015, 1, 37-39.

14. Drobny, J.G.; Puskas, J.E.; Luebbers, M. Novel Polyisobutylene-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers in Medical Applications. TPE Magazine 2011; 4, 2-9

13. Lim, G. T.; Foreman-Orlowski, E.; Pavka, P.; Götz, C.; Altstädt, V.; Puskas, J. E. Novel High Temperature Styrenic TPE Nanocomposites.,Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 174th Technical Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 14-16, 2008; Paper #35.

12. Puskas, J.E.; Dos Santos, L.; Sen, M.; Kaszas, G. Effect Of Architecture On The Properties Of Polyisobutylene-Based TPE Materials. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 170th Technical Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 10-12, 2006; Paper#14.

11. El Fray, M.; Puskas, J.E.; Tomkins, M.; Altstädt, V. Evaluation of the Fatigue Properties of a Novel Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Thermoplastic Elastomer in Comparison with other Rubbery Biomaterials. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 166th Technical Meeting, Columbus, OH, October 5-8, 2004; Paper#76.

10. Puskas, J.E.; Kumar, B.; Ebied, A.; Lamperd, B. Novel Butyl Composites for Less-lethal Ammunition. Paper#126, ACS Rubber Division, 164th Technical Meeting, October 14-17, Cleveland, OH (2003)

9. Puskas, J.E.; Song, J.; Chen, Y. Synthesis and Characterization of α,ϖ-Dihydroxyl-Telechelic Polyisobutylene via Living Carbocationic Initiation and Coupling. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 163nd Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 28-30, 2003; Paper#7.

8. Puskas, J.E.; Chen, Y. Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers for Biomedical Applications. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 163nd Technical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 28-30, 2003; Paper#40.

7. Shaikh, S.; Puskas, J. E. Remote Monitoring of Polymerization Processes by Real-Time FTIR: A Review. Polymer News2003, 28, 71-78.

6. Puskas, J.E.: Elastomer Research at the University of Western Ontario. Polymer News200227, 323-329.

5. Chattopadhyay, S.; Kwon, Y.; Naskar, A.K.; Bhowmick, A.K.; Puskas, J.E. Novel Dendritic (Arborescent) Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Thermoplastic Elastomers. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 162th Technical Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 8-11, 2002; Paper#27.

4. Puskas, J.E., Paulo, C., Altstädt, V. Mechanical and Viscoelastic Characterization Of Hyperbranched Polyisobutylenes. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division,160th Technical Meeting, Cleveland, OH, October 16-19, 2001; Paper#76.

3. Kaszas, G.; Puskas, J.E. Blends Of Butyl And Bromobutyl Rubbers And Polystyrene- Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene (PS-PIB-PS) Block Copolymers with Improved Processability And Physical Properties. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 158th Technical Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 17-20, 2000.

2. Puskas, J.E.; Michel, A.; Brister, L.B. Real-Time Monitoring Of Polymerization Processes
Using A Mid-Ir Fiberoptic Probe. Presented at the ACS Rubber Division, 156th Technical Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 21-24, 1999; Paper#60.

1. Kwon, Y., Antony, P., Paulo, C., Puskas, J. E. Arborescent Polyisobutylene-Polystyrene Block Copolymers-A New Class Of Thermoplastic Elastomers, September 8, 2002.



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