Front Cover Advanced Materials 1–2/2012



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The cover illustrates a new synthetic strategy to prepare biobased engineering elastomer (BEE), which might be a substitute for some traditional synthetic rubber, from renewable biomass feedstock, and a reduced cost approach to fabricate the BEE nanocomposites as well as some final products made from BEE. Further details can be found in the article by P. Coates et. al. on page 112.