Yagci Polymer Research Group


Group Highlights



We would like to invite you to Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the 46th IUPAC World Polymer Congress (MACRO 2016) that will be held from 17th to 21st July 2016.


Gorkem Yilmaz, member of Yagci Lab. has successfully defended his Ph.D. 


In ITU Futsal Tournament 2015; The Yagci Lab. Team has received second place.


Most accessed articles from the group.


A paper published by our group member, Mustafa Ciftci, has been selected to be a highligted article in RSC Polymer Chemistry over the last 5 years.


December, 2014; Assc. Prof. Dr. Baris Kiskan has received the Mustafa Parlar Research Award.

December, 2014; The Chemistry Department has received fourth place  in the ITU staff football tournament.

December, 2014: Yuji Yoshikawa has completed the short term research project.

October, 2014: Omer Suat Taskin, member of Yagci Lab. has successfully defended his Ph.D. 

October, 2014: Huseyin Akbulut's paper has been selected as paper of the week in Polymer Chemistry Blog.


Annual Group Party


Turks beat foreigners: 8-4


Professor Yagci has received 'Mustafa Parlar Honour Award' from Middle East Technical University.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baris Kiskan, member of Yagci lab, has received FABED award.


Mustafa Ciftci, Mustafa Arslan and Huseyin Akbulut have successfully passed  the qualification exam. Congratulations!


The Yagci Lab Futsal Team receives third place in Futsal Tournament.


Omer Suat Taskin, member of Yagci lab, receives award for R&D Project Market Activity, Third Degree, Turkish Exporters Assembly.








  • Contact Information:

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Yagci

Istanbul Technical University

Faculty of Science and Letters

Department of Chemistry

Maslak 34469 Istanbul



E-mail: yusuf@itu.edu.tr

E-mail (web master): omersuat@gmail.com (Omer Suat Taskin)

Phone (office): +90 212 285 3241

Phone (lab): +90 212 285 6819

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Recent Publications


Fullerene Chemistry

Fullerene attached polymeric homogeneous/heterogeneous photoactivators for visible light-induced CuAAC cick reactions. Taskin OS, Yilmaz G and Yagci Y. ACS Macro Letters. 2016, 5, 103-107.

Microporous Adsorbents

Copper(II) removal from the aqueous solution using microporous benzidine-based adsorbent material. Taskin OS, Kiskan B, Aksu A, Balkis N, Yagci Y. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2016, 4(1), 899-907.

Click Reactions

Externally stimulated click reactions for macromolecular syntheses. Tasdelen MA, Kiskan B, Yagci Y. Progress in Polymer Science. 2016. 52, 19-78.

Phenacylium Salts

Phenacyl ethyl carbazolium as a long wavelength photoinitiator for free radical polymerization. Kara M, Dadashi-Silab S and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 2015, 36, 2070-2075.

Photo-induced Click Reactions

Dibenzoyldiethylgermane as a visible light photo-reducing agent for CuAAC click reactions
Arslan M, Yilmaz G and Yagci Y. Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 8168-8175.

Polysulfone-based Membranes

Synthesis, preparation and characterization of UV-cured methacrylated polysulfone-based membranes. Sangermano M. Farrukh MM, Tiraferri A, Dizman C. and Yagci Y. Materials Today Communications. 2015 5, 64-69.

Microporous Polymer Networks

One-Pot, One-Step Strategy for the Preparation of Clickable Melamine Based Microporous Organic Polymer Network. Taskin OS, Kiskan B, Weber J and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 2015, 300(11), 1116-1122.

Cationic Polymerization

Tandem photoinduced cationic polymerization and CuAAC for macromolecular synthesis. Doran S, Yilmaz G and Yagci Y. Macromolecules. 2015, 48, 7446-7452.

Bioapplications of Block Copolymers

Selective cell adhesion and biosensing applications of bio-active block copolymers prepared by CuAAC/Thiol-ene double click reactions. Gizem Oyman Eyrilmez, Doran S, Murtezi E, Demir B, Demirkol DO, Coskunol H, Timur S and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Bioscience. 2015, 15, 1233-1241.

Click Chemistry

Copper(II) thioxanthone carboxylate as a photoswitchable photocatalyst for photoinduced click chemistry. Dadashi-Silab S and Yagci Y. Tetrahedron Letters, 2015, 56, 6440-6443.


Polythiophene‑g‑poly(ethylene glycol) with lateral amino groups as a novel matrix for biosensor construction. Akbulut H, Bozokalfa G, Asker DN, Demir B, Guler E, Demirkol DO, Timur S and Yagci Y. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2015, 7, 20612-20622.

Graft Copolymers

Bioapplications of polythiophene-g-polyphenylalanine-covered surfaces. Guler E, Akbulut H, Bozokalfa G, Demir B, Eyrilmez GO, avuz M, Demirkol DO, Coskunol H, Endo T, Yamada S, Timur S, Yagci Y. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 2015, 216, 1868-1878.

Shining a Light on an Adaptable Photoinitiator: Advances in Photopolymerizations Initiated by Thioxanthones. Dadashi-Silab S, Aydogan C and Yagci Y. Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 6595-6615.

Macromolecular Nanotechnology
Poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-grafted clay nanofiller for highly transparent and mechanically robust epoxy composites. Jlassi K.Chandran S.Micušik M. Benna-Zayani M. Yagci Y. Thomas S. Chehimi MM. European Polymer Journal, 2015, 72, 89-101.

Thiol-benzoxazine Chemistry

Synthesis and properties of organo-gels by thiol-benzoxazine chemistry. Bektas S, Kiskan B, Orakdogen N and Yagci Y. Polymer. 2015. 75, 44-50.

Heterogeneous Catalyst

Highly efficient and reusable microporous Schiff base network polymer as a heterogeneous catalyst for CuAAC click reaction. Taskin OS, Dadashi-Silab S, Kiskan B, Weber J and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 2015, 216, 1746-1753.


Poly(epsilon caprolactone) / clay nanocomposites via host-guest chemistry. Arslan M, Tasdelen MA, Uyar T and Yagci Y. European Polymer Journal, 2015, 71, 259-267.

Sulfur Chemistry

Unconventional sulfur chemistries for macromolecular syntheses. Temel BA, Yilmaz G and Yagci Y. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon. 2015, 190, 1352-1365.

Thiol reactive benzoxazine precursors

Thiol reactive polybenzoxazine precursors: A novel route to functional polymers by thiol-oxazine chemistry. Semerci E, Kiskan B. and Yagci Y. European Polymer Journal. 2015, 69 636-641.

Drug Delivery

Controlled release of anticancer drug Paclitaxel using nano-structured amphiphilic star-hyperbranched block copolymers. Geyik C, Ciftci M, Demir B, Guler B, Ozkaya B, Gumus ZP Barlas FB, Demirkol DO, Coskunol H, Timur S and Yagci Y.Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 5470.

Cell Imaging

Synthesis, characterization and targeted cell imaging applications of poly(p-phenylene)s with amino and poly(ethylene glycol) substituents. Akbulut H, Guler B, Timur S and Yagci Y. RSC Advances. 2015, 75(5), 60861.


Synthesis and characterization of polyphenylenes with polypeptide and poly(ethylene glycol) side chains. Akbulut H, Endo T, Yamada S and Yagci Y. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2015, 53(15), 1785-1793.

Schiff Base Chemistry

Preparation of microporous organic polymer through Schiff base chemistry and its potential application. Taskin OS, Kiskan B, Aksu A, Balkis N and Yagci Y. Designed Monomers and Polymers,. 2015. 18(6), 567-573.

Thioxanthone Chemistry

Poly(vinyl alcohol)-thioxanthone as one component type II photoinitiator for free radical polymerization in organic and aqueous media. Kork S, Yilmaz G and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 2015. 36(10), 923-928.

Click Chemistry

Visible light-induced copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition with zinc oxide semiconductor nanoparticles. Yetiskin O, Dadashi-Silab S, Khan SB, Asiri AM and Yagci Y. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2015, 4(5), 442-444.

Polyethylene Block Copolymers

Synthesis of block copolymers based on polyethylene by thermally induced controlled radical polymerization using Mn2(CO)10. Ciftci M, Norsic S, Boisson C, D'Agosto F and Yagci Y. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 2015, 216, 958−963.

Drug Delivery

Nanostructured Amphiphilic Star-Hyperbranched Block Copolymers for Drug Delivery. Seleci M, Seleci D.A, Ciftci M, Demirkol D.O, Stahl F, Timur S, Sheper T, Yagci Y. Langmuir. 2015, 21;31(15):4542-51.

Clickable Hydrogels

Syntesis of clickable hydrogels and linear polymers by type II photoinitiation. , Murtezi E, Ciftci M, Yagci Y.  Polymer International 2015, 64, 5, 588-594.

Graft Copolymers

Polyethylene‑g‑poly(cyclohexene oxide) by Mechanistic Transformation from ROMP to Visible Light-Induced Free Radical Promoted Cationic Polymerization. Ciftci M, Kork S, Xu G, Buchmeiser R. M, Yagci Y. Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 1658-1663.