39. Enhancement of triplet-sensitized upconversion in rigid polymers viasinglet exciton sink approach

S. Raisys, S. Jursenas, Y. C. Simon, C. Weder and K. Kazlauskas

Chem. Sci. 2018, In pressLink


38. Solid-state sensors based on Eu3+-containing supramolecular polymers with luminescence colour switching capability

L. N. Neumann, C. Calvino, Y. C. Simon, S. Schrettl and C. Weder

Dalton Trans. 2018, In pressLink


37. Fabrication of single-chain nanoparticles through the dimerization of pendant anthracene groups via photochemical upconversion

T. Chidanguro, D. R. Blank, A. Garrett, C. M. Reese, J. M. Schekman, X. Yu, D. L. Patton, N. Ayres and Y. C. Simon*

Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 8663-8669. Link


36. Thiol-ene click chemistry: a modular approach to solid-state triplet-triplet annihilation upconversion

A. K. Williams, B. J. Davis, E. R. Crater, J. R. Lott, Y. C. Simon and J. D. Azoulay

J. Mater. Chem. C 2018, 6, 3876--3881. Link, Cover picture.



35. Nanodroplet-containing polymers for efficient low-power light upconversion

R. Vadrucci, A. Monguzzi, F. Sawenz, B. D. Wilts, Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1702992. Link


34. Light-responsive azo-containing organogels

M. A. Ayer, S. Schrettl, S. Balog, Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

Soft Matter 2017, 13, 4017 - 4023. Link


33. Mechano- and thermoresponsive photoluminescent supramolecular polymer

A. Lavrenova, D. W. R. Balkenende, Y. Sagara, S. Schrettl, Y. C. Simon and C. Weder

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017 139, 4302 - 4305. Link

32. Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of triazole-bearing cyclobutenes: diblock copolymer synthesis and evaluation of the effect of side group size on polymerization kinetics

J. Wei, W. Trout, Y. C. Simon* and S. Granados-Focil

J. Polym. Sci. Part A 2017 55, 1929 - 1939. Link



31. Thermoresponsive low-power light upconverting polymer nanoparticles

D. C. Thevenaz, A. Monguzzi, D. Vanhecke, R. Vadrucci, F. Meinardi, Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

Mater. Horizons 2016, 3, 602 - 607. Link

30. The role of triplet exciton diffusion in light-upconverting polymer glasses

S. Raisys, K. Kazlauskas, S. Jursenias and Y. C. Simon*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 15732 -15740. Link

29. Azo-containing polymers with degradation on-demand feature

M. A. Ayer, Y. C. Simon and C. Weder

Macromolecules 2016, 49, 2917 - 2927. Link

28. A mechano- and thermoresponsive luminescent cyclophane

Y. Sagara, Y. C. Simon, N. Tamaokia and C. Weder

Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 5694 - 5697. Link

27. The role of mass and length in the sonochemistry of polymers

M. Schaefer, B. Içli, M. Lattuada, C. Weder, A. F. M. Kilbinger and Y. C. Simon*

 Macromolecules 2016, 49, 1630 - 1636. Link

26 .  Single-component upconverting polymeric nanoparticles

D. C. Thevenaz, S. H. Lee, F. Guignard, S. Balog, M. Lattuada, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2016, 37, 826 - 832. Link


25.  A thermo- and mechanoresponsive cyano-substituted oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) derivative with five emissive states

Y. Sagara, A. Lavrenova, A. Crochet, Y. C. Simon, K. M. Fromm and C. Weder

Chem Eur. J. 2016, 22, 4374 - 4378. Link

24. Deformation-induced color changes in melt-processed polyamide 12 blends

A. Lavrenova, A. Holtz, Y. C. Simon and C. Weder

Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2016, 301, 549 - 554. Link


23.  Visual indication of mechanical deformation using encapsulated charge-transfer complexes

A. Lavrenova, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 21828 - 21834. Link

22. Glassy poly (methacrylate) terpolymers with covalently attached emitters and sensitizers for low‐power light upconversion

S. H. Lee, D. C. Thévenaz, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

J. Polym. Sci. Part A. 2015, 53, 1629, Link, Cover picture. 

21. Shape-memory polyurethane nanocomposites with single layer or bilayer oleic acid-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles

H. Zou, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2015, 300, 885-892, Link, Cover picture.

20. Healable Supramolecular Polymer Solids

L. Montero de Espinosa, G. L. Fiore, C. Weder, E. J. Foster and Y. C. Simon*

Prog. Polym. Sci. 2015, 49, 60 - 78, Link, Invited contribution.


19. Organogels for low-power light upconversion

R. Vadrucci, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

Mater. Horizons 2015, 2, 120 - 124. Link




18.  Light upconversion by triplet-triplet annihilation in diphenylanthracene-based copolymers

S. H. Lee, M. A. Ayer, R. Vadrucci, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 6898 - 6904. Link

17.   Synthesis of poly(sulfonate ester)s by ADMET polymerization

R. R. Parkhurst, S. Balog, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

RSC Advances 2014, 4, 53967 - 53974. Link

16.   Low-power upconversion in poly(mannitol-sebacate) networks with tethered diphenylanthracene and palladium porphyrin

S. H. Lee,  Á. Sonseca, R. Vadrucci, E. Giménez, E. J. Foster and Y. C. Simon*

J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2014, 24, 898 - 903. Link


15.   Mechanochemistry of metallo-supramolecular polymers

D. W. R. Balkenende, S. Coulibaly, S. Balog, Y. C. Simon, G. L. Fiore and C. Weder

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 10493 - 10498. Link Featured in Chimia.

14.  Mechanically triggered responses of metallosupramolecular polymers

Y. C. Simon, G. L. Fiore, C. Weder

Chimia 2014, 68, 666-666. Link Invited contribution.


13.   Biosensors based on porous cellulose nanocrystal–poly(vinyl alcohol) scaffolds

B. Schyrr, S. Pasche, G. Voirin, C. Weder, Y. C. Simon* and Johan E. Foster

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 12674 - 12683. Link

12.   Low-power photon upconversion in organic glasses

R. Vadrucci, C. Weder and Y. C. Simon*

J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 2837 - 2841. Link

11.   Functional iron oxide nanoparticles as reversible crosslinks for magnetically addressable shape‐memory polymers

S. Bai, H. Zou, H. Dietsch, Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 5, 398 - 404. Link Cover picture.


10.   Melt-processed polymer glasses for low-power upconversion via sensitized triplet-triplet annihilation

S. H. Lee, J. Lott, Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 5142 - 5148.


9.      Optical upconversion in polymeric nanoparticles

         Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

Chimia 2012, 66, 878. Invited contribution.


8.      Low-power photon upconversion through triplet-triplet annihilation in polymers

Y. C. Simon* and C. Weder

J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 20817 - 20830. Cover picture.


7.      Low-power upconversion in dye-doped polymer nanoparticles

Y. C. Simon,* S. Bai, M. K. Sing, H. Dietsch, M. Achermann and C. Weder

Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2012, 33, 498 - 502. Featured in Materials Views March 15, 2012.



University of Massachusetts, Amherst

6.      Ring-opening metathesis copolymerization of cyclooctene and a carborane-containing oxanorbornene

Y. C. Simon and E. B. Coughlin

J. Polym. Sci. Part A, 2010, 48, 2557 - 2563.


5.      Carborane-containing polyfluorene: o-carboranes in the main chain

J. J. Peterson, M. Werre, Y. C. Simon, K. R. Carter and E. Bryan Coughlin

Macromolecules 2009, 42, 8594 - 8598.


4.      Silylcarborane acrylate nanoimprint lithography resists

Y. C. Simon, I. W. Moran, K. R. Carter and E. Bryan Coughlin

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2009, 1, 1887 - 1892. 


3.      Polyfluorene with p-carborane in the backbone

J. J. Peterson, Y. C. Simon, E. B. Coughlin and K. R. Carter

Chem. Comm. 2009, 33, 4950 - 4952.


2.      Synthesis of polyfluorenes with pendant silylcarboranes

Y. C. Simon, J. J. Peterson, C. Mangold, K. R. Carter and E. B. Coughlin

Macromolecules 2009, 42, 512 - 516.


1.     Amphiphilic carborane-containing diblock copolymers

Y. C. Simon, C. Ohm, M. J. Zimny and E. B. Coughlin

Macromolecules 2007, 40, 5628 - 5630.