Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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5 July 2013

Volume 129, Issue 1

Pages i–ii, 1–526

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      Cover Image, Volume 129, Issue 1 (page i)

      Article first published online: 4 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39070

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      The image shows a highly flexible ITO-free polymer solar cell (PSC) module comprising 16 serially interconnected cells. The substrate is 60 μm thin PET foil. A hexagonal silver grid and PEDOT:PSS composite forms the transparent conductor for the front electrode. With P3HT:PCBM as the photoactive blend material, a power conversion efficiency of ∼2% on >100cm2 total area is achieved, as presented by Dechan Angmo and Frederik C. Krebs on page 1. All layers are processed in ambient conditions on a roll-to-roll machine using a combination of printing and coating methods. With the rapid progress in the use of thin layer outlines, low cost input materials, and high production speed, it will not be long before PSCs can competitively supplement conventional energy sources.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 129, Issue 1 (page ii)

      Article first published online: 4 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39071

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      In the study by Aparna Roy et al. on page 15, lignocellulosic jute fiber is applied as a promising, low-cost, renewable adsorbent for anionic-azo dye (Congo redrpar; removal. The scanning electron micrograph of pristine jute shows that the fiber surface is smooth, while adherence of dye molecules onto the adsorbent surface is observed for spent jute. This evidenced dye adsorption by the jute. Optical images also indicate fiber surface coverage with dye molecules, as the natural golden color of the jute became red after adsorption. Adsorption on the jute involves physical forces, e.g., hydrogen bonding between N, S, and O of the dye and –OH groups of the fiber-cellulose, van der Waals force, etc.

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      Flexible ITO-free polymer solar cells (pages 1–14)

      Dechan Angmo and Frederik C. Krebs

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38854

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    1. Homogeneous acetylation of chitosan in ionic liquids (pages 28–35)

      Lu Liu, Shuai Zhou, Bo Wang, Feng Xu and Runcang Sun

      Article first published online: 27 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38701

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    2. Modification of MWCNT and its effect on ABS/LCP blend system (pages 57–64)

      Goutam Hatui, Ganesh Chandra Nayak, Chapal Kumar Das and Samar B. Yadaw

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38684

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    3. ABS modified with hydrogenated polystyrene-grafted-natural rubber (pages 94–104)

      Anawat Pisuttisap, Napida Hinchiranan, Garry L. Rempel and Pattarapan Prasassarakich

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38691

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    4. Synthesis of hybrid ZnO/CNTs nanoparticles and their reinforcement in nylon-6 polymer fibers (pages 121–129)

      Vijaya K. Rangari, Ghouse M. Mohammad, Boyoglu, Seyhan and Shaik Jeelani

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38714

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    5. Synthesis and characterization of high-performance polyimides based on 6,4′-diamino-2-phenylbenzimidazole (pages 145–151)

      Qingming Xia, Junpeng Liu, Jie Dong, Chaoqing Yin, Yuxuan Du, Qian Xu and Qinghua Zhang

      Article first published online: 4 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38709

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    6. Copper hexacyanoferrate–polymer composite beads for cesium ion removal: Synthesis, characterization, sorption, and kinetic studies (pages 152–160)

      Charu Dwivedi, Amar Kumar, Krishan Kant Singh, Ajish K. Juby, Manmohan Kumar, Piaray Kishen Wattal and Parma Nand Bajaj

      Article first published online: 4 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38707

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    7. Biocomposites based on lignin and plasticized poly(L-lactic acid) (pages 202–214)

      Mohammed Arifur Rahman, Diego De Santis, Gloria Spagnoli, Giorgio Ramorino, Maurizio Penco, Vu Thanh Phuong and Andrea Lazzeri

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38705

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    8. Crystallization and thermomechanical properties of PLA composites: Effects of additive types and heat treatment (pages 215–223)

      J. Wootthikanokkhan, T. Cheachun, N. Sombatsompop, S. Thumsorn, N. Kaabbuathong, N. Wongta, J. Wong-On, S. Isarankura Na Ayutthaya and A. Kositchaiyong

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38715

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    9. Submicrometer-sized rubber particles as “craze-bridge” for toughening polystyrene/high-impact polystyrene (pages 224–229)

      Li Dan Zhu, Hong Yu Yang, Gui Di Cai, Chao Zhou, Guang Feng Wu, Ming Yao Zhang, Guang Hui Gao and Hui Xuan Zhang

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38716

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    10. Synthesis and characterization of PS-b-PDMS-b-PS triblock copolymer (pages 247–252)

      Yan Jiang, Hongyan Shi, Min Cai, Yuan Liang, Bin Li, Hongwen Zhang and Renguo Song

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38726

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    11. Application of lignin-modified phenolic resins to brake friction material (pages 310–315)

      Motoki Kuroe, Tomoki Tsunoda, Yusuke Kawano and Akio Takahashi

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38703

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    1. Morphological and thermal properties of photodegradable biocomposite films (pages 362–370)

      Sreejarani Kesavan Pillai, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Manfred Scriba, Vincent Ojijo and Mpitloane Joseph Hato

      Article first published online: 14 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38763

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    2. A comparative study of polyethylene and polyethylene/C60 nanocomposites modified with organic peroxide (pages 371–382)

      Dong Wan, Haiping Xing, Feng Liu, Lu Wang, Yujie Wang, Haiying Tan, Zhiwei Jiang and Tao Tang

      Article first published online: 16 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38615

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    3. Nanocomposite piezoelectric films of P(VDF-TrFE)/LiNbO3 (pages 391–396)

      Van Son Nguyen, Laurent Badie, Emmanuel Lamouroux, Brice Vincent, Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Maëlen Aufray, Yves Fort and Didier Rouxel

      Article first published online: 16 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38746

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    4. Ionic nanocomposite networks in poly(styrene-co-methacrylic acid) copolymers with calcium carbonate (pages 404–414)

      Celine Chevallier, Yiping Ni, Ruben Vera, Frederic Becquart and Mohamed Taha

      Article first published online: 16 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38757

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    5. Enhanced adhesion of polypyrrole/PW12Omath image hybrid coatings on polyester fabrics (pages 422–433)

      J. Molina, F.R. Oliveira, A. P. Souto, M. F. Esteves, J. Bonastre and F. Cases

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38652

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    6. Design of a super-ductile polypropylene/polycarbonate blend with high heat resistance by using reactive plasticizer (pages 443–448)

      Koji Matsumoto, Masahiro Nagai, Kohei Hamakawa, Shotaro Nishitsuji and Takashi Inoue

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38764

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    7. Thermorheological behavior analysis of mLLDPE and mVLDPE: Correlation with branching structure (pages 458–463)

      A. K. Dordinejad, S. H. Jafari, H. A. Khonakdar, U. Wagenknecht and G. Heinrich

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38745

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    8. Determination of dispersion efficiency of cement suspensions by method of centrifugation (pages 464–471)

      Gordana Paravanova, Berenika Hausnerova and Juan Carlos Beltrán-Prieto

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38755

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    9. Selective hydrolysis of lignocelluloses from corn stalk in an ionic liquid (pages 472–479)

      Wei-ping Yin, Xin Li, Yun-lai Ren, Shuang Zhao and Jian-ji Wang

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38759

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    10. Operating window of solution casting, part I: Newtonian fluids (pages 507–516)

      Yuan-Chan Huang, Tai-Zan Wang, Chi-Ping Tsai and Ta-Jo Liu

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38617

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