Inside Back Cover: Polymer Phase-Transition Behavior Driven by a Charge-Transfer Interaction (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 15/2013)

Authors

  • Shogo Amemori,

    1. Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Kenta Kokado,

    1. Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810 (Japan)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Kazuki Sada

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810 (Japan)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University (Japan)
    • Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810 (Japan)
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Abstract

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The lower critical solution temperature (LCST), is a well-established phase-transition behavior of polymer solutions, and it has attracted much interest with regard to stimuli-sensitive materials. In their Communication on page 4174 ff., K. Sada et al. demonstrate facile control of the LCST behavior of an organic polymer by manipulating the charge-transfer (CT) interactions between the polymer and an effector. The appearance of CT bands enables a quantitative evaluation of the thermodynamics of association.

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