Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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5 January 2013

Volume 127, Issue 1

Pages i–xiv, 1–836

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      Cover Image, Volume 127, Issue 1 (page i)

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38533

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      The cover shows a scanning electron microscope image of a thermoresponsive poly(methyl 2-isobutyramidoacrylate) hydrogel freeze-dried from the equilibrium swollen state below the volume phase transition temperature (19 °C), as presented on page 34 by Yoshihiko Tezuka and Hitoshi Tanaka. The complicated structures with curled ribbons and flakes are formed by sublimation of water from expanded networks of hydrophilic polymer chains. In the deswollen state above the volume phase transition temperature, the hydrogel forms a sponge-like macroporous structure, which accounts for its high temperature response and good repetition durability.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 127, Issue 1 (page ii)

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38534

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      A SEM image of the crosslinked γ -PGA/chitosan hydrogel with blending ratio of 0.01 is presented on the cover, and on page 832 by Tae-Il Son and colleagues. It shows the structural change at the surface of crosslinked hydrogel by blending γ—PGA to chitosan. Generally, chitosan hydrogel has a very bulky and uneven morphology, but the γ—PGA/chitosan crosslinked hydrogel has a homogeneous porous surface. Because chitosan has strong intermolecular hydrogen bonds, it aggregates during the process of chitosan hydrogel preparation, and a bulky surface forms between each pore in the hydrogel. However, because strong intermolecular hydrogen bonds are disturbed by the ionic interaction with c-PGA, c-PGA/chitosan hydrogel has no bulky surfaces.

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    1. Composites from northern red oak (Quercus robur) leaves and plant oil-based resins (pages 18–26)

      A. Campanella, R. P. Wool, M. Bah, S. Fita and A. Abuobaid

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.36663

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    3. Polymer-modified bitumen of recycled LDPE and maleated bitumen (pages 67–78)

      B. Singh, Lokesh Kumar, M. Gupta and G. S. Chauhan

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.36810

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    4. Controlled release of nonionic compounds from poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposite fibers (pages 79–86)

      Chunhui Xiang, Alan G. Taylor, Juan P. Hinestroza and Margaret W. Frey

      Article first published online: 30 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.36943

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    5. Grafting of poly(vinyl alcohol) on natural rubber latex particles (pages 104–110)

      W. Wongthep, S. Srituileong, S. Martwiset and S. Amnuaypanich

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37829

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    6. A crosslinking method of UHMWPE irradiated by electron beam using TMPTMA as radiosensitizer (pages 111–119)

      Xinfeng Wu, Chao Wu, Genlin Wang, Pingkai Jiang and Jianqiang Zhang

      Article first published online: 5 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.35573

    7. Properties of polyimide hybrids with mixed metal oxide (pages 145–153)

      Hsu-Tung Lu, Shih-Liang Huang, I-Hsiang Tseng, Yin-Kai Lin and Mei-Hui Tsai

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37865

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    8. A novel electrochemically and thermally stable polythiophene for photovoltaic application (pages 161–168)

      Muddasir Hanif, Lijian Zuo, Quanxiang Yan, Xiaolian Hu, Minmin Shi and Hongzheng Chen

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37852

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    9. Development of thin layer polymers to concentrate and detect aquatic contaminants (pages 177–182)

      Rebecca A. Lyons, John P. Hassett, Anna M. Flach and Israel Cabasso

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37857

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    10. POMA/PMMA blends modified by dye: Spectroscopic and morphological properties (pages 183–189)

      N. S. Pereira, A. F. G. do Monte, A. M. Ceschin and M. J. A. Sales

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37869

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    11. Radiation synthesis and characterization of poly(ethylene oxide)/chitosan hydrogels (pages 217–223)

      C. Branca, L. Auditore, D. Loria, M. Trimarchi and U. Wanderlingh

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37866

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    12. Robust superhydrophilic coatings by electropolymerization of sulfonated pyrrole (pages 257–260)

      Daniel P. Canterbury, Kun Huang, Tao Xie and Javid Rzayev

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37908

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    13. Melt-spun polylactic acid fibers: Effect of cellulose nanowhiskers on processing and properties (pages 274–281)

      Maya Jacob John, Rajesh Anandjiwala, Kristiina Oksman and Aji P Mathew

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37884

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    14. Mechanical and thermal degradation properties of silk from African wild silkmoths (pages 289–297)

      Addis Teshome, John M. Onyari, Suresh K. Raina, Jacques M. Kabaru and Fritz Vollrath

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37873

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    15. Aliphatic polycarbonate-based polyurethane elastomers and nanocomposites. II. Mechanical, thermal, and gas transport properties (pages 329–341)

      Rafał Poręba, Milena Špírková, Libuše Brožová, Nada Lazić, Jelena Pavličević and Adam Strachota

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37895

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    16. Preparation and characterization of all para-position polysulfonamide fiber (pages 342–348)

      Humin Li, Yin Zhu, Bing Xu, Chengxun Wu, Jiongxin Zhao and Mingxin Dai

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37896

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    17. Molecularly imprinted “bulk” copolymers as selective sorbents for gallic acid (pages 366–374)

      Tanta-Verona Nicolescu, Andrei Sarbu, Stefan Ovidiu Dima, Cristian Nicolae and Dan Donescu

      Article first published online: 7 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37528

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    18. Study of uranium adsorption using amidoximated polyacrylonitrile-encapsulated macroporous beads (pages 410–419)

      Krishankant Singh, Chetan Shah, Charu Dwivedi, Manmohan Kumar and Parma N. Bajaj

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37684

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    19. Synthesis of hydroxylated oligoamides for their use in wood conservation (pages 420–431)

      Giacomo Cipriani, Antonella Salvini, Marco Fioravanti, Giuseppina Di Giulio and Marino Malavolti

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37678

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    20. Thermosetting allyl resins derived from soybean fatty acids (pages 432–438)

      Qiang Luo, Min Lui, Yijin Xu, Mihail Ionescu and Zoran S. Petrovic

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37814

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    21. Structural, mechanical, and biocompatibility analyses of a novel dental restorative nanocomposite (pages 439–447)

      A. S. Khan, F. S. L. Wong, I. J. McKay, R. A. Whiley and I. U. Rehman

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37841

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    22. Ionic liquid as surfactant in microwave-assisted emulsion polymerization (pages 448–455)

      Cristiane Costa, Verusca H. S. Santos, Claudio Dariva, Alexandre F. Santos, Montserrat Fortuny, Pedro H. H. Araujo and Claudia Sayer

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37748

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    23. Studying optical and nonlinear optical properties of synthesized azo dyes doped in polymer and liquid crystal using birefringence and Z- scan techniques (pages 456–462)

      Nahid Hosain Nataj, Ezeddin Mohajerani, Hosein Nemati, Alireza Moheghi, Mohammad Reza Yazdanbakhsh, Mohammad Goli and Asadollah Mohammadi

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37702

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    24. Evaluation of the phytomass source for composite preparation (pages 508–515)

      Ivan Šimkovic, Igor Šurina, Radoslav Mikulášik, Anna Orságová, Aleš Ház and Clemens Schwarzinger

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37807

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    25. Triazine-containing benzoxazine and its high-performance polymer (pages 516–522)

      Dengxia Wang, Bin Li, Yaoheng Zhang and Zaijun Lu

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37816

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    26. Cure study of epoxy resin reinforced with multiwalled carbon nanotubes by Raman and luminescence spectroscopy (pages 544–553)

      L. S. Cividanes, D. D. Brunelli, E. F. Antunes, E. J. Corat, K. K. Sakane and G. P. Thim

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37815

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    27. Compression molding of biodegradable drug-eluting implants for sustained release of metronidazole and doxycycline (pages 554–560)

      Yi-Chuan Kau, Dave Wei-Chih Chen, Yu-Te Hsieh, Fu-Ying Lee and Shih-Jung Liu

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37819

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    28. Synergistic inhibition of human glioma cell line by temozolomide and PAMAM-mediated miR-21i (pages 570–576)

      Xiao-Min Qian, Zhen-Dong Shi, Yu Ren, Chao-Yong Liu, Ya-Ru Ji, Li-Xia Long, Peiyu Pu, Jing Sheng, Xu-Bo Yuan and Chun-Sheng Kang

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37823

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    29. In situ formation of biodegradable dextran-based hydrogel via Michael addition (pages 577–584)

      Geng Peng, Jing Wang, Fan Yang, Shuo Zhang, Juan Hou, Wanli Xing, Xun Lu and Changsheng Liu

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37825

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    30. Thiophene-based copolymers synthesized by electropolymerization for application as hole transport layer in organic solar cells (pages 585–592)

      Despina Triantou, Spyridon Soulis, Sofia Koureli, Antonietta De Sio and Elizabeth von Hauff

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37831

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    31. Morphology and properties of polystyrene/agave fiber composites and foams (pages 599–606)

      Francisco Javier Moscoso, Liliana Martínez, Gonzalo Canche, Denis Rodrigue and Rubén González-Núñez

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37843

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    32. Preparation of hydrophobic polymer particles by radical polymerization and subsequent modification into magnetically doped particles (pages 620–627)

      Hasan Ahmad, Mohammad Abu-Waesmin, Mohammad Mahbubor Rahman, Mohammad Abdul Jalil Miah and Klaus Tauer

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37827

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    33. Nitroanilines enhancing the holographic data storage characteristics of the 9,10-phenanthrenequinone-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) photopolymer (pages 643–650)

      Cheng-Jung Ko, Yi-Nan Hsiao, Shiuan-Huei Lin, Po-Lin Chen, Wha-Tzong Whang, Ken Y. Hsu, Yu-Sheng Hsiao and Chun-Chao Chen

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37835

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    34. Mechanically adaptive cellulose-poly(acrylic acid) polymeric composites in wet–dry cycles (pages 675–681)

      Hongsheng Luo, Jinlian Hu, Yong Zhu, Jian-Yong Wu, Sheng Zhang, Ying Fan and Guangdou Ye

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37851

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    35. Application of block copolymeric surface modifier with crosslinkable units for montmorillonite nanocomposites (pages 690–698)

      Nguyen Thai Ngoc Uyen, Sang Il Joo, Won Ho Kim, Myung Hwan Oh, Jonghwi Lee, Bum Soon Lim and Sung Chul Hong

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37856

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    36. Dynamic mechanical and thermal properties of the composites of thermoplastic starch and lanthanum hydroxide nanoparticles (pages 699–709)

      Stephen S. Ochigbo, Adriaan S. Luyt, Julia P. Mofokeng, Željka Antić, Miroslav D. Dramićanin and Vladimir Djoković

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37859

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    37. Preparation of methacrylic acid-grafted chitin using cerium (IV) ion and its application in adsorbing paraquat (pages 760–764)

      Shih-Tong Hsu, Wen-Churng Lin, Wen-Feng Hsiao, Cheng-Chieh Lee, Ting-Chung Pan, Tzu-Ta Wang and Yu-Miao Huang

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37771

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    38. Microstructural characterization of corn starch-based porous thermoplastic composites filled with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (pages 812–820)

      Hilmi Yurdakul, Oya Durukan, A. Tugrul Seyhan, Hande Celebi, Mustafa Oksuzoglu and Servet Turan

      Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.37794

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