Prior to UC Berkeley

24. Multifunctional Catalysts for Ring-Opening Copolymerizations

C. A. L. Lidston, S. M. Severson, B. A. Abel, G. W. Coates. ACS Catalysis 2022, 12, 11037

23. Complete Electrochemical Characterization and Limiting Current of Polyacetal Electrolytes

Y. Choo, R. L. Snyder, N. J. Shah, B. A. Abel, G. W. Coates, N. P. Balsara. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2022, 169, 020538

22. Chemically Recyclable Thermoplastics from Reversible-Deactivation Polymerization of Cyclic Acetals

B. A. Abel, R. L. Snyder, G. W. Coates. Science 2021, 373, 783-789

21. Exploring the Ion Solvation Environment in Solid-State Polymer Electrolytes through Free-Energy Sampling

S. Sundararaman, D. M. Halat, Y. Choo, R. L. Snyder, B. A. Abel, G. W. Coates, J. A. Reimer, N. P. Balsara, D. Prendergast. Macromolecules 2021, 18, 8590-8600

20. Modifying Li+ and Anion Diffusivities in Polyacetal Electrolytes: A Pulsed-Field Gradient NMR Study of Ion Self-Diffusion

D. M. Halat, R. L. Snyder, S. Sundararaman,, Y. Choo, K. W. Gao, Z. J. Hoffman, B. A. Abel, L. S. Grundy, M. D. Galluzzo, M. P. Gordon, H. Celik, J. J. Urban, D. Prendergast, G. W. Coates, N. P. Balsara, J. A. Reimer. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 4915-4926

19. Improved Li+ Transport in Polyacetal Electrolytes: Conductivity and Current Fraction in a Series of Polymers

R. L. Snyder, Y. Choo, K. W. Gao, D. M. Halat, B. A. Abel, S. Sundararamen, D. Prendergast, J. A. Reimer, N P. Balsara, G. W. Coates. ACS Energy 2021, 5, 1886–1891

18. Bifunctional Catalysis Prevents Inhibition in Reversible-Deactivation Ring-Opening Copolymerizations of Epoxides and Cyclic Anhydrides

C. A. L. Lidston, B. A. Abel, G. W. Coates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 147, 20161–20169

17. Achieving Uniform Lithium Electrodeposition in Cross-Linked Poly(ethylene oxide) Networks: “Soft” Polymers Prevent Metal Dendrite Proliferation

S. Stalin, H. E. N. Johnson, P. Biswal, D. Vu, Q. Zhao, J. Yin, B. A. Abel, Y. Deng, G. W. Coates, L. A. Archer. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 5445–5454

16. Miscible Polyether/Poly(ether-acetal) Electrolyte Blends

K. W. Gao, W. S. Loo, R. L. Snyder, B. A. Abel, Y. Choo, A. Lee, S. C. M. Teixeira, B. A. Garetz, G. W. Coates, N. P. Balsara. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 5728–5739

15. Mechanism-Inspired Design of Bifunctional Catalysts for the Alternating Ring-Opening Copolymerization of Epoxides and Cyclic Anhydrides

B. A. Abel, C. A. L. Lidston, G. W. Coates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 12760–12769

14. Microscopic Origins of Caging and Equilibration of Self-Suspended Hairy Nanoparticles

X. Liu, B. A. Abel, Q. Zhao, S. Li, S. Choudhury, J. Zheng, L. A. Archer. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 8187–8196

13. Enabling Room-Temperature Mechanochromic Activation in a Glassy Polymer: Synthesis and Characterization of Spiropyran Polycarbonate

Y. Vidavsky, S. J. Yang, B. A. Abel, I. Agami, C. E. Diesendruck, G. W. Coates, M. N. Silberstein. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 10060–10067

12. Amphoteric, Sulfonamide-Functionalized “Polysoaps”: CO2-Indiuced Phase Separation for Water Remediation

P. D. Pickett, C. R. Kasprzak, D. T. Siefker, B. A. Abel, M. A. Dearborn, C. L. McCormick. Macromolecules 2018, 21, 9052–9059

11. Synthesis of Polyisobutylene Bottlebrush Polymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization

B. Yang, B. A. Abel, C. L. McCormick, R. F. Storey. Macromolecules 2017, 19, 7458–7467

10. Aqueous RAFT Synthesis of Glycopolymers for Determination of Saccharide Structure and Concentration Effects on Amyloid b Aggregation

P. Das, D. N. Dean, A. L. Fogel, F. Liu, B. A. Abel, C. L. McCormick, E. Kharlampieva, V. Rangachari, S. E. Morgan. Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 3359–3366

9. Aqueous RAFT at pH zero: Enabling Controlled Polymerization of Unprotected Acyl Hydrazide Methacrylamides

E. A. Hoff, B. A. Abel, C. A. Tretbar, C. L. McCormick, D. L. Patton. Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 4978–4982

8. “One-Pot” Aminolysis/Thiol-Maleimide End-Group Functionalization of RAFT Polymers: Identifying and Preventing Michael Addition Side Reactions

B. A. Abel, C. L. McCormick. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 6193–6202

7. Mechanistic Insights into Temperature-Dependent Trithiocarbonate Chain-End Degradation during the RAFT Polymerization of N-Arylmethacrylamides

B. A. Abel, C. L. McCormick. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 465–474

6. RAFT Polymerization of “Splitters” and “Cryptos”: Exploiting Azole-N-Carboxamides as Blocked Isocyanates for Ambient Temperature Post-Polymerization Modification

E. A. Hoff, B. A. Abel, C. A. Tretbar, C. L. McCormick, D. L. Patton. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 554–563

5. Tunable pH- and CO2-Responsive Sulfonamide-Containing Polymers by RAFT Polymerization

B. A. Abel, M. B. Sims, C. L. McCormick. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 5487–5495

4. High Molecular Weight and Low Dispersity Polyacrylonitrile by low Temperature RAFT Polymerization

J. D. Moskowitz, B. A. Abel, C. L. McCormick, J. W. Wiggins. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 54, 553–562

3. Antimicrobial Peptide Mimicking Primary Amine and Guanidine Containing Methacrylamide Copolymers Prepared by RAFT Polymerization

S. E. Exley, L. C. Paslay, G. Sahukhal, B. A. Abel, T. D. Brown, C. L. McCormick, S. Heinhorst, V. Koul, V. Choudhary, M. O. Elasri, S. E. Morgan. Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 3845–3852

2. Antimicrobial Poly(methacrylamide) Derivatives Prepared via Aqueous RAFT Polymerization Exhibit Biocidal Efficiency Dependent upon Cation Structure

L. C. Paslay, B. A. Abel, T. D. Brown, V. Koul, V. Choudhary, C. L. McCormick, S. E. Morgan. Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 2472–2482

1. Guanidine-Containing Methacrylamide (Co)polymers via aRAFT: Toward a Cell-Penetrating Peptide Mimic

N. J. Treat, D. Smith, C. Teng, J. D. Flores, B. A. Abel, A. W. York, F. Huang, C. L. McCormick. ACS Macro Letters 2011, 1, 100–104

Book Chapters

1. Stimuli-Responsive Polymers via Controlled Radical Polymerization

J. D. Flores, B. A. Abel, D. Smith, C. L. McCormick. In Monitoring Polymerization Reactions: From Fundamentals to Applications W. F. Reed, A. M. Alb, Eds.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2013


1. Catalysts and Methods for Epoxide-based Polymerizations

G. W. Coates, B. A. Abel, C. A. L. Lidston. US Patent 11,260,379, March 1, 2022