Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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5 August 2013

Volume 129, Issue 3

Pages i–ii, 925–1642

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      Cover Image, Volume 129, Issue 3 (page i)

      Article first published online: 5 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39074

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      Freeze-drying (lyophilization) is used in the food and pharmaceutical industries because of its safety and minimal effect on both the product and the environment. In the study by Yuxin Wang et al. on page 1637, clay aerogels and poly(vinyl alcohol)/clay aerogels are prepared via an environmentally friendly freeze-drying process. Various freezing temperatures contribute to different ice crystal sizes and propagation rates, therefore influencing their morphology and mechanical properties. In the image, clay aerogels exhibit layered, ice-templated structures. This new information on the relationship between freezing conditions and compressive mechanical properties in clay and polymer/clay aerogels provides practical knowledge for commercial exploitation.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 129, Issue 3 (page ii)

      Article first published online: 5 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39075

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      In the study by Yang Chen et al. on page 945, dynamic rheometry is used to detect the phase behavior of blends of low-density polyethylene (LDPE)/ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)/UHMWPE blends. SEM images show liquid-solid phase separation due to different rates of crystallization between LDPE and UHMWPE. The UHMWPE chains cannot be dispersed well in LDPE matrix by melting blending. The SEM images of LLDPE/UHMWPE blends are consistent with the rheological properties, which show partial micro-phase separation. The results contribute to academic and commercial understanding of the processing and performance properties of blends containing different types of PE.

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    1. Reversibly crosslinked self-healing PCL-based networks (pages 954–964)

      Hichem Mallek, Corinne Jegat, Nathalie Mignard, Majdi Abid, Souhir Abid and Mohamed Taha

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38595

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    2. Structure and performance of reclaimed rubber obtained by different methods (pages 999–1007)

      Jinwei Shi, Kuan Jiang, Dongyun Ren, Hua Zou, Yao Wang, Xuejian Lv and Liqun Zhang

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38727

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    3. Influence of diblock addition on tack in a polyacrylic triblock copolymer/tackifier system measured using a probe tack test (pages 1008–1018)

      Kazuhiro Yamamura, Syuji Fujii, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Kazuko Fujiwara, Shigeki Hikasa and Yoshiaki Urahama

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38772

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    4. The effect of the mixed external donors on the sequence length distribution of polypropylene (pages 1026–1035)

      Hefei Chang, Shitong Ren, Xiaofei Dang, Liaoyun Zhang, Huayi Li and Youliang Hu

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38762

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    1. Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/silica nanocomposite membranes by electrospinning (pages 1089–1095)

      Xi Xiong, Qiang Li, Xu-Cheng Zhang, Li Wang, Zhao-Xia Guo and Jian Yu

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38787

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    2. Preparation and ionic conductive properties of all-solid polymer electrolytes based on multiarm star block polymers (pages 1131–1142)

      Shitong Ren, Hefei Chang, Lijuan He, Xiaofei Dang, Yanyan Fang, Liaoyun Zhang, Huayi Li, Youliang Hu and Yuan Lin

      Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38798

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    3. Electropolymerization of sulfonated phenol by cyclic voltammetry (pages 1151–1156)

      Hongying Hou, Florence Vacandio, Maria Luisa Di Vona and Philippe Knauth

      Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38800

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    4. Sunflower seed cake as reinforcing filler in thermoplastic composites (pages 1170–1178)

      Nadir Ayrilmis, Alperen Kaymakci and Ferhat Ozdemir

      Article first published online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38806

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    5. Stress–thermooxidative aging behavior of polyamide 6 (pages 1193–1201)

      Xiaowen Zhao, Xiaohe Li, Lin Ye and Guangxian Li

      Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38616

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    6. Controllable preparation of uniform polystyrene nanospheres with premix membrane emulsification (pages 1202–1211)

      Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Man Zhang, Weiming Wan and Guangsheng Luo

      Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38662

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    7. Polybenzimidazole-graft-polyvinylphosphonic acid—proton conducting fuel cell membranes (pages 1223–1231)

      Vesselin Sinigersky, Dessislava Budurova, Hristo Penchev, Filip Ublekov and Ivan Radev

      Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38780

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    8. A new softening agent for melt spinning of softwood kraft lignin (pages 1274–1279)

      Ylva Nordström, Ida Norberg, Elisabeth Sjöholm and Rickard Drougge

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38795

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    9. Linear viscoelastic behavior of compatibilized PMMA/PP blends (pages 1280–1289)

      Adriana Martinelli Catelli de Souza, Patrícia Schmid Calvão and Nicole Raymonde Demarquette

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38809

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    10. Microstructure and shape memory effect of acidic carbon nanotubes reinforced polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposites (pages 1299–1305)

      Fei-Peng Du, En-Zhou Ye, Chak-Yin Tang, Sun-Pui Ng, Xing-Ping Zhou and Xiao-Lin Xie

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38807

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    11. Dual rheological responses in Ag pastes (pages 1328–1333)

      Hu Zhou, Junui Hong, Longhai Piao and Sang-Ho Kim

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38761

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    12. New damping materials by fabrication of ACM/PVC alloy into hollow fibers (pages 1334–1339)

      Mingjun Li, Yan Cheng, Yongwen Xu and Yuancheng Qin

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38821

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    13. Exfoliated polymer nanocomposites by in situ coprecipitation of layered double hydroxides in a polymer matrix (pages 1345–1349)

      Julien Gaume, Sandrine Therias, Fabrice Leroux, Agnès Rivaton and Jean-Luc Gardette

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38831

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    14. Electrospinning core-shell nanofibers for interfacial toughening and self-healing of carbon-fiber/epoxy composites (pages 1383–1393)

      Xiang-Fa Wu, Arifur Rahman, Zhengping Zhou, David D. Pelot, Suman Sinha-Ray, Bin Chen, Scott Payne and Alexander L. Yarin

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38838

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    15. Encapsulation of magnetic nickel nanoparticles via inverse miniemulsion polymerization (pages 1426–1433)

      Ana Paula Romio, Heloísa H. Rodrigues, Augusto Peres, Alexandre Da Cas Viegas, Elena Kobitskaya, Ulrich Ziener, Katharina Landfester, Claudia Sayer and Pedro H. H. Araújo

      Article first published online: 12 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38840

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    16. A comparative study on some properties of wood plastic composites using canola stalk, Paulownia, and nanoclay (pages 1491–1498)

      Meysam Zahedi, Taghi Tabarsa, Alireza Ashori, Mehrab Madhoushi and Alireza Shakeri

      Article first published online: 12 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38849

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    17. Recycling of waste PET-bottles using dimethyl sulfoxide and hydrotalcite catalyst (pages 1513–1519)

      Vivek Sharma, Priyanka Parashar, Priyanka Srivastava, Santosh kumar, D. D. Agarwal and Neelam Richharia

      Article first published online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38829

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    18. Poly (D,L) lactic acid blending with vitamin E increases polymer hemocompatibility: An hydrophilic effect (pages 1527–1533)

      Filippo Renò, Geo Paul, Manuela Rizzi, Giorgio Gatti and Leonardo Marchese

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38841

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    19. The effects of binder on the physical and mechanical properties of chemically treated sawdust-reinforced polypropylene composites (pages 1534–1540)

      M. A. M. Mohd Idrus, Sinin Hamdan, Md. Saiful Islam, Ahmad Azmeer Roslee and Habibur Rahman Sobuz

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38842

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    20. Morphology, interfacial interaction, and properties of a novel bioelastomer reinforced by silica and carbon black (pages 1546–1554)

      Runguo Wang, Hui Yao, Weiwei Lei, Xinxin Zhou, Liqun Zhang, Kuo-chih Hua and Joseph Kulig

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38865

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    21. Preparation of PNHMPA/PEG interpenetrating polymer networks gel and its application for phase change fibers (pages 1563–1568)

      Hong Zhang, Shurui Yang, Hui Liu, Yanping Fang, Shuwen Jiang, Jing Guo and Yumei Gong

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38654

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    22. Polysulfone microcapsules with different wall morphology (pages 1625–1636)

      Cinta Panisello, Brisa Peña, Tània Gumí and Ricard Garcia-Valls

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/app.38868

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