Derek L. Patton

Assistant Professor of Polymer Science

Patton Research Group Page

B.S.; Chemistry, Jacksonville State University, 2000
M.S.; Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2002
Ph.D.; Chemistry, University of Houston, 2006
NRC Postdoctoral Associate; Polymers Division, NIST, 2006-2008

Awards and Honors

NSF CAREER Award 2011
USM Junior Faculty Research Award 2011

Research Interests

Functional polymer surfaces; surface-initiated polymerization; photopolymerization; thiol-click chemistry; polybenzoxazines

Publications

  1. McNair, O.; Sparks, B.; Janisse, A.; Brent, D.; Patton, D.; Savin, D.* "Highly Tunable Thiol-Ene Networks via Dual Thiol Addition" Macromolecules 2013, 46 (14), pp 5614–5621. Link
  2. Hensarling, R.; Patton, D. "Surface Engineering with Thiol-Click Chemistry" in Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science, Lowe, A.; Bowman, C. Eds.; RSC, 2013. (Invited Book Chapter) Link
  3. Jungman, M.; Cobb, J.; Lawler, D.; Sholar, J.; Johnson, C.; Patton, D.* "Exploring the Effect of Maximum Cure Temperature on the Thermal and Thermomechanical Properties of Polybenzoxazine Networks" Macromolecular Symposia 2013, In press.
  4. Sparks, B; Hoff, E.F.T.; Xiong, L.; Goetz, J.; Patton, D.* "Superhydrophobic Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Thiol-ene Surfaces Fabricated via Spray -Deposition and Photopolymerization" ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2013, 5, 1811-1817. Link
  5. Hensarling, R.; Hoff, E.; LeBlanc, A.; Guo, W.; Rahane, S.; Patton, D.* "Photocaged pendent thiol polymer brush surfaces for post-polymerization modifications via thiol-click chemistry" J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 1079-1090. Link 
  6. Sparks, B.; Hoff, E. F.; Hayes, L.; Patton, D.* “Mussel-inspired Thiol-ene Polymer Networks: Influencing Network Properties and Adhesion with Catechol Functionality” Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 3633–3642.  Link
  7. Baranek, A.; Kendrick, L.; Narayanan, J.; Tyson, G.; Wand, S.; Patton, D.* “Flexible aliphatic-bridged bisphenol-based polybenzoxazines” Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 2892-2900. Link
  8. Narayanan, J.; Jungman, M.; Patton, D.* "Hybrid dual-cure polymer networks via sequential thiol-ene photopolymerization and thermal ring-opening polymerization of benzoxazines" React. Funct. Polym. 2012, 72, 799-806.  Link
  9. Bapat, A.; Ray, J.; Savin, D.; Hoff, E.; Patton, D.; Sumerlin, B.* “Dynamic-covalent nanostructures prepared by Diels–Alder reactions of styrene-maleic anhydride-derived copolymers obtained by one-step cascade block copolymerization” Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 3112-3120.  Link
  10. Guo, W.; Hensarling, R.; LeBlanc, A.; Hoff, E.; Braranek, A.; Patton, D.* "Rapid Synthesis of Polymer Brush Surfaces via Microwave-Assisted Surface-Initiated Radical Polymerization (μW-SIP)" Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2012,33, 863-868Featured on the cover of special issue: “Polymer Science – The Next Generation“.  Link
  11. Ray, J.; Naik, S.; Hoff, E.; Johnson, A.; Ly, J.; Easterling, C.; Patton, D.; Savin, D.* "Stimuli-Responsive Peptide-Based ABA-Triblock Copolymers: Unique Morphology Transitions With pH" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 819-826.  Featured on the cover of special issue: “Polymer Science – The Next Generation“.  Link
  12. Patton, D.; Page, K.; Hoff, E.; Fasolka, M; Beers, K.* "'A Robust and High-Throughput Measurement Platform for Monomer Reactivity Ratios from Surface-Initiated Polymerization" Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 1174-1181. Link 
  13. Sparks, B.; Kuchera, T.; Jungman, M.; Richardson, A.; Savin, D.; Hait, S.; Lichtenhan, J.; Striegel, M.; Patton, D.* "Cyclic Tetravinylsiloxanetetraols as Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Thiol-ene Networks" J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22,3817-3824. Link
  14. Rahane, S.; Hensarling, R.; Sparks, B.; Stafford, C.; Patton, D.* "Synthesis of multifunctional polymer brush surfaces via sequential and orthogonal thiol-click reactions" J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 932-943.  Link
  15. Deng, S., Fulghum, T.M., Krueger, G., Patton, D., Park, J.-Y., Advincula, R.C.* "Hybrid gold-nanoparticle-cored conjugated thiophene dendrimers: Synthesis, characterization, and energy-transfer studies" Chemistry - A European Journal 2011, 17, 8929-8940. Link   
  16. Sheppard, G.; Oseki, T.; Baba, A.; Patton, D.; Kaneko, F.; Mao, L.; Locklin, J.* "Thiolene-based microfluidic flow cells for surface plasmon resonance imaging" Biomicrofluidics 2011, 2, 26501-26507. Link
  17. Sparks, B.; Ray, J.; Savin, D.; Stafford, C. Patton, D.* “Synthesis of Thiol-Clickable and Block Copolypeptide Brushes via Nickel-Mediated Surface Initiated Polymerization of α-Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides (NCAs)” Chem.Commun. 2011, 47, 6245-6247. Selected for Feature on the Inside Cover of Chemical Communications. Link
  18. Waenkaew, P.; Taranekar, P.; Jiang, G.; Huang, C.; Fulghum, T.; Patton, D.; Jayarathna, L.; Phanichphant, S.; Advincula, R.* “Nanostructured Interpenetrating Polymer Network (IPN) Precursor Ultrathin Film” Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2011, 212, 1039-1049. Link
  19. Patton, D.; Knoll, W.; Advincula, R.* "Polymer Loops vs. Brushes on Surfaces: Adsorption, Kinetics, and Viscoelastic Behavior of Thiol Telechelics on Gold" Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2011, 212, 485-497. Link Higlighted on the Front Cover of the journal.
  20. Hensarling, R.; Rahane, S.; LeBlanc, A.; Sparks, B.; White, E.; Locklin, J.; Patton, D.* "Thiol-Isocyanate “Click” Reactions: Rapid Development of Functional Polymeric Surfaces" Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 88-90.  Link   Highlighted as a Hot Article in the Polymer Chemistry Blog and on the Inside Front Coverof the journal. 
  21. Hensarling, R.; Doughty, V.; Chan, J.; Patton, D.* "Clicking Polymer Brushes with Thiol-Yne Chemistry: Inside and Out" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14673-14675. Link
  22. Chan, E; Page, K.; Im, S.; Patton, D.; Huang, R.; Stafford, C. "Viscoelastic Properties of Confined Polymer Films Measured via Thermal Wrinkling"  Soft Matter 2009, 5, 4638-4641. DOI: 10.1039/b916207k
  23. Yager, K.G.; Berry, B.C.; Page, K.; Patton, D.; Karim, A.; Amis, E.J. "Disordered Nanoparticle Interfaces for Directed Self-assembly" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 622-628. Link
  24. Patton, D.; Taranekar, P.; Fulghum, T.; Advincula, R. "Electrochemically Active DendriticLinear Block Copolymers via RAFT Polymerization: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrodeposition Properties"' Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 6703-6713.  Link
  25. Patton, D.; Page, K.; Xu, C.; Genson, K.; Fasolka, M.; Beers, K. "Measurement of Reactivity Ratios in Surface-Initiated Radical Copolymerization" Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6017.  Link
  26. Taranekar, P.; Fulghum, T.; Patton, D.; Ponnapoti, R.; Clyde, G.; Advincula, R. "Investigating Carbazole Jacketed Precursor Dendrimers: Sonochemical Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Crosslinking Properties" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12537-12548.  Link
  27. Taranekar, P.; Fulghum, T.; Baba, A.; Patton, D.; Advincula, R. “Quantitative electrochemical and electrochromic behavior of terthiophene and carbazole containing conjugated polymer network film precursors: EC-QCM and EC-SPR” Langmuir 2007, 23, 908-917.  Link
  28. Patton, D.; Advincula, R. "A Versatile Synthetic Route to Macromonomers via RAFT Polymerization" Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8674.  Link
  29. Taranekar, P.; Park, J.; Patton, D.; Fulghum, T.; Ramon, J.; Advincula, R. "Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles via Intramolecular Crosslinking of Dendrimeric Precursors" Adv. Mat. 2006, 18, 2461.  Link
  30. Fulghum, T.; Patton, D.; Advincula, R. "Fuzzy Ternary Particle Systems by Surface-initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Layer-by-Layer Colloidal Core-Shell Macrointiator Particles" Langmuir 2006, 22, 8397.  Link
  31. Taranekar, P.; Abdulbaki, M.; Waenkaew, P.; Patton, D.; Fulghum, T.; Advincula, R. “Synthesis and Properties of Poly(cyanoflourene-alt-o/m/p-phenylenevinylene)-based  Alternating Copolymers for Light-Emitting Diode” Chem. Mater. 2006, 39, 3848.  Link
  32. Patton, D.; Mullings, M.; Advincula, R. “A Facile Synthesis Route to a,w-Functionalized Thiol Telechelics via Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization” Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8597.  Link
  33. Deng, S.; Locklin, J.; Patton, D.; Baba, A.; Advincula, R. C.; “Thiophene Dendron Jacketed Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers: Nanoparticle Synthesis and Adsorption on Graphite”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127(6), 1744.  Link
  34. Katsuki, K.; Bekku, H.; Kawakami, A.; Locklin, J.; Patton, D.; Tanaka, K.; Advincula, R.; Usui, H. “Preparation of carbazole polymer thin films chemically bound to substrate surface by physical vapor deposition combined with self-assembled monolayer” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 1: 2005, 44(1B), 504.
  35. Patton, D.; Locklin, J.; Meredith, M.; Xin, Y.; Advincula, R.; “Nanocomposite Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayer Ultrathin Films by Simultaneous Sexithiophene and Au Nanoparticle Formation” Chem. Mater. 2004, 16(24), 5063.  Link
  36. Locklin, J.; Patton, D.; Deng, S.; Baba, A.; Millan, M.; Advincula, R. C.; “Conjugated Oligothiophene-Dendron-Capped CdSe Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Energy Transfer” Chem. Mater. 2004, 16(24), 5187.  Link
  37. Patton, D.; Park, M.-K.; Wang, S.; Advincula, R. C.; “Evanescent Waveguide and Photochemical Characterization of Azobenzene-Functionalized Dendrimer Ultrathin Films” Langmuir 2002, 18(5), 1688.  Link
  38. Gryko, J.; McMillan, P.; Marzke, R.; Ramachandran, G.; Patton, D.; Deb, S.; Sankey, O. ”Low-density framework form of crystalline silicon with a wide optical band gap” Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 2000, 62(12), 7707.  Link