Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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October 15, 2013

Volume 130, Issue 2

Pages i–ii, 711–1420

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      Cover Image, Volume 130, Issue 2 (page i)

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39084

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      Because of its high melting temperature, chemical resistance, stiffness, and high compressive strength, isotactic polypropylene (iPP) foams will likely replace other thermoplastic foams in various applications. However, the foaming property of ordinary linear iPP is limited by its low melt strength (MS), which causes a cell elongation defect during cell growth. In a new methodology by Chen Chen et al. on page 961, a nucleophilic substitution reaction between the epoxy group of polypropylene-graft-glycidyl methacrylate (PP-g-GMA) and carboxyl groups of the oxidized carbon nanotubes (O-CNTs) is used to fabricate PP-g-CNT foam, which provides reinforcement, more uniform cellular structure, and enhanced thermo-mechanical properties to improve foaming ability. The cover image shows a micrograph of cryofractured PP-g-GMA.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 130, Issue 2 (page ii)

      Version of Record online: 25 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39085

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      Due to its high conductivity, environmental stability, low cost, and easy processability, conjugated conducting polymers—especially polyaniline (PANI)—are promising materials for future applications in molecular electronics, wires, chemical sensors, and devices. A novel PANI nanofiber/kaolinite nanoplate hybrid is prepared by Baoxiang Wang et al. on page 1104 via a rapidly mixed in situ polymerization. The cover shows an electron microscopy image, in which the surface of the hexagonal clay plate is coated by nanofibers. The nanoclay platelets can improve the thermal stability of polyaniline nanofibers. The hybrid nanocomposite can be used for a smart electrorheological fluid, which shows better dispersion stability.

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      Recent advances in low-cost carbon fiber manufacture from lignin (pages 713–728)

      Darren A. Baker and Timothy G. Rials

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39273

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      Thermoplastic films from plant proteins (pages 729–738)

      Narendra Reddy and Yiqi Yang

      Version of Record online: 27 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39481

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    1. MWNT-filled PC/ABS blends: Correlation of morphology with rheological and electrical response (pages 739–748)

      Seyedali Monemian, Seyed Hassan Jafari, Hossein Ali Khonakdar, Vahabodin Goodarzi, Uta Reuter and Petra Pötschke

      Version of Record online: 2 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39211

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    2. Effect of clay type and polymer matrix on microstructure and tensile properties of PLA/LLDPE/clay nanocomposites (pages 749–758)

      Ladan As'habi, Seyed Hassan Jafari, Hossein Ali Khonakdar, Bernd Kretzschmar, Udo Wagenknecht and Gert Heinrich

      Version of Record online: 2 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39209

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    3. Synthesis of calix[6]arene based XAD-4 material for the removal of reactive blue 19 from aqueous environments (pages 776–785)

      Ashfaque Ali Bhatti, Muhammad Afzal Kamboh, Imam Bakhsh Solangi and Shahabuddin Memon

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39214

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    4. Influence of very long aging on the relaxation behavior of flame-retardant printed circuit board epoxy composites under mechatronic conditions (pages 786–792)

      Mélanie Lé-Magda, Eric Dargent, Jorge Arturo Soto Puente, Alain Guillet, Emmanuelle Font and Jean-Marc Saiter

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39216

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    5. Taguchi-based analysis of polyamide 6/acrylonitrile–butadiene rubber/nanoclay nanocomposites: The role of processing variables (pages 820–828)

      Ali Ebrahimi Jahromi, Ahmad Arefazar, Omid Moini Jazani, Morteza Ganjaee Sari, Mohammad Reza Saeb and Mohammad Salehi

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39191

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    6. Imprinted microspheres doped with carbon nanotubes as novel electroresponsive drug-delivery systems (pages 829–834)

      Francesco Puoci, Silke Hampel, Ortensia ilaria Parisi, Abdelwahab Hassan, Giuseppe Cirillo and Nevio Picci

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39212

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    7. Design of poly(N-acryloylglycine) materials for incorporation of microorganisms (pages 835–841)

      Jean-Marie Ringeard, Pascal Griesmar, Emmanuel Caplain, Magalie Michiel, Stéphane Serfaty, Jean-Yves Le Huerou, Desislava Marinkova and Lyubov Yotova

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39242

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    8. Bulk density of polymer solid granules in vane cylinder (pages 842–850)

      Jin Ping Qu, Shu Feng Zhai, Huan Yu Liu, Hui Zhuo Chen, Shi Kui Jia, Zan Huang, Yong Qing Zhao and Li Ming Liu

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39231

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    9. Preparation and evaluation of radioiodinated thermoresponsive polymer based on poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) for radiotherapy (pages 860–868)

      Tarveen Karir, Haladhar D. Sarma, Grace Samuel, Puthusserickal A. Hassan, D. Padmanabhan and Meera Venkatesh

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39235

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    10. Effect of the host polymer on the nanomechanical and morphological properties of templated polymer films (pages 877–883)

      Sadik Antwi-Boampong, Yuan Liu, Asta Richter and Joseph J. BelBruno

      Version of Record online: 8 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39250

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    11. Regeneration and reusability of anion exchange resin used in perfluorooctane sulfonate removal by batch experiments (pages 884–890)

      Pattarawan Chularueangaksorn, Shuhei Tanaka, Shigeo Fujii and Chinagarn Kunacheva

      Version of Record online: 10 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39169

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    12. Thermal and mechanical properties of polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (pages 891–897)

      Pallavi Kulkarni, Umaprasana Ojha, Xinyu Wei, Niraj Gurung, Kasyap Seethamraju and Rudolf Faust

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39236

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    13. Facile synthesis of amphiphilic chitosan-g-poly(lactic acid) derivatives and the study of their controlled drug release (pages 908–915)

      Hong-Wei Lu, Hong He, Bin Zhang, Guo-Qiang Liu, Meng-Yao Li and Qiu-Lin Nie

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39205

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    14. Improved stability and tumor targeting of 5-fluorouracil by conjugation with hyaluronan (pages 927–932)

      Zhikui Dong, Wenyi Zheng, Zaiyang Xu and Zongning Yin

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39247

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    15. Poplar wood-methylolurea composites prepared by in situ polymerization (pages 933–938)

      Qian Lang, Ying She, He-yu Chen and Jun-wen Pu

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39280

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    16. A novel water-soluble polythiophene derivatives based fluorescence “turn-on” method for protein determination (pages 939–943)

      Lin Wang, Guangyou Zhang, Meishan Pei, Linlin Hu, Enyong Li and Huizhi Li

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39166

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    17. Low-cost upscaling compatibility of five different ITO-free architectures for polymer solar cells (pages 944–954)

      Dechan Angmo, Irene Gonzalez-Valls, Sjoerd Veenstra, Wiljan Verhees, Subarna Sapkota, Sebastian Schiefer, Birger Zimmermann, Yulia Galagan, Jorgen Sweelssen, Monica Lira-Cantu, Ronn Andriessen, Jan M. Kroon and Frederik C. Krebs

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39200

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    18. Anticorrosion epoxy coating enriched with hybrid nanozinc dust and halloysite nanotubes (pages 955–960)

      Nima Moazeni, Zurina Mohamad, Nor Liyana Izzati Faisal, Mahsa A. Tehrani and Nazila Dehbari

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39239

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    19. Enhanced foamability of isotactic polypropylene composites by polypropylene-graft-carbon nanotube (pages 961–968)

      Chen Chen, Huan Pang, Zhong Liu, Yu-Bao Li, Yan-Hui Chen, Wei-Qin Zhang, Xu Ji and Jian-Hua Tang

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39232

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    20. Mechanical performance and moisture absorption of various natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (pages 969–980)

      Nicole-Lee M. Robertson, John A. Nychka, Kirill Alemaskin and John D. Wolodko

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39237

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    21. Preparation and characterization of poly(vinyl chloride)/polystyrene/poly(ethylene glycol) hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membranes (pages 989–1004)

      Qusay Alsalhy, Amil Merza, Khalid Rashid, Arman Adam, Alberto Figoli, Silvia Simone and Enrico Drioli

      Version of Record online: 16 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39221

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    22. Thermal conductivity of anisotropic, inhomogeneous high-density foam calculated from three-dimensional reconstruction of microtome images (pages 1020–1028)

      Jan Peder Hegdal, Terje Rosquist Tofteberg, Trond Schjelderup, Einar Louis Hinrichsen, Frode Grytten and Andreas Echtermeyer

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39238

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    23. Optimization of the conductivity and yield of chemically synthesized polyaniline using a design of experiments (pages 1047–1057)

      E. Johny Jelmy, S. Ramakrishnan, Sriram Devanathan, Murali Rangarajan and Nikhil K. Kothurkar

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39268

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    24. Preparation and gel properties of poly(ether ether ketone) with pendent sulfonimide groups (pages 1058–1063)

      Xiulan Zhao, Qin Zhang, Lixin Xue, Qianru Shi and Kang Tao

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39245

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    25. Effect of triphenyl phosphate flame retardant on properties of arylamine-based polybenzoxazines (pages 1074–1083)

      Sarawut Rimdusit, Nuttiwan Thamprasom, Nitinat Suppakarn, Chanchira Jubsilp, Tsutomu Takeichi and Sunan Tiptipakorn

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39248

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    26. Preparation and properties of modified bismaleimide resins based on phthalide-containing monomer (pages 1084–1091)

      Xuhai Xiong, Rong Ren, Ping Chen, Qi Yu, Jing Wang and Caixia Jia

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39269

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    27. The electrorheological properties of polyaniline nanofiber/kaolinite hybrid nanocomposite (pages 1104–1113)

      Baoxiang Wang, Chenjie Liu, Yichao Yin, Xiaoli Tian, Shoushan Yu, Kezheng Chen, Pengbo Liu and Bing Liang

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39262

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    28. Modeling reaction kinetics of rigid polyurethane foaming process (pages 1131–1138)

      Yusheng Zhao, Michael J. Gordon, Ali Tekeei, Fu-Hung Hsieh and Galen J. Suppes

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39287

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    29. Separation of CO2 from CH4 by pure PSF and PSF/PVP blend membranes: Effects of type of nonsolvent, solvent, and PVP concentration (pages 1139–1147)

      Pourya Moradihamedani, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Wan Md Zin Wan Yunus and Nor Azah Yusof

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39288

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    30. Evolution of the amorphous fraction of PEEK during annealing at atmospheric and high pressure above the glass transition temperature (pages 1148–1157)

      Marion Dasriaux, Sylvie Castagnet, Ludovic Thilly, Laurence Chocinski-Arnault and Séverine A. E. Boyer

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39297

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    31. Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Cu(II) complex anion exchange membranes prepared using chemical fiber for direct methanol fuel cells (pages 1172–1178)

      Pei Yu Xu, Chun Hui Zhao and Qing Lin Liu

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39294

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      PVA/Cu(II) complex anion exchange membranes in thickness of 1 μm are prepared using chemical fibers based on the solution surface tension.

    32. Integrated PLGA–Ag nanocomposite systems to control the degradation rate and antibacterial properties (pages 1185–1193)

      Silvia Rinaldi, Elena Fortunati, Marco Taddei, Josè M. Kenny, Ilaria Armentano and Loredana Latterini

      Version of Record online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39255

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    33. Preparation of transparent PMMA/Fe(IO3)3 nanocomposite films from microemulsion polymerization (pages 1203–1211)

      Latifa Houf, Yannick Mugnier, Didier Rouxel, Ronan Le Dantec, Laurent Badie, Brice Vincent, Cécile Coustal, Sandrine Beauquis, Charlotte Thevenet and Christine Galez

      Version of Record online: 19 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39271

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    34. Characteristics of banana fibers and banana fiber reinforced phenol formaldehyde composites-macroscale to nanoscale (pages 1239–1246)

      Indira Kizhakke Neelamana, Sabu Thomas and Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

      Version of Record online: 20 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39220

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    35. Poly(vinylidene fluoride)–acrylic rubber partially miscible blends: Phase behavior and its effects on the mechanical properties (pages 1247–1258)

      Mohammad Mahdi Abolhasani, Qipeng Guo, Azam Jalali-Arani and Hossein Nazockdast

      Version of Record online: 22 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39213

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    36. Structure and property of tetrafluoroethylene-propylene elastomer-OVPOSS composites (pages 1281–1288)

      Cong Chuanbo, Cui cancan, Meng Xiaoyu and Zhou Qiong

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39223

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    37. Acrylic copolymers crosslinked by click chemistry: Some aspects of synthesis, curing, and crosslinking (pages 1289–1300)

      Smitha C. Sukumaran, K. Sunitha, Dona Mathew and C. P. Reghunadhan Nair

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39295

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    38. Preparation, characterization and properties of a halogen-free phosphorous flame-retarded poly(butylene terephthalate) composite based on a DOPO derivative (pages 1301–1307)

      Peng Liu, Mingming Liu, Chong Gao, Feng Wang, Yanfen Ding, Bin Wen, Shimin Zhang and Mingshu Yang

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39318

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    39. Preparation and characterization of lignin-layered double hydroxide/styrene-butadiene rubber composites (pages 1308–1312)

      Suo Xiao, Jianxiang Feng, Jin Zhu, Xi Wang, Chunwang Yi and Shengpei Su

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39311

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    40. Tribological properties of PBO fabric composites modified by poly (vinyl alcohol) (pages 1313–1320)

      Fang Guo, Zhaozhu Zhang, Xianghui Xu, Wei Jiang and Kun Wang

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39316

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    41. Effect of 1,3,5-trialkyl-benzenetricarboxylamide on the crystallization of poly(lactic acid) (pages 1328–1336)

      Ting Wang, Yong Yang, Chuanzhi Zhang, Zhaobin Tang, Haining Na and Jin Zhu

      Version of Record online: 25 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39308

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    42. Preparation, characterization, and release properties of hydrogels based on hyaluronan for pharmaceutical and biomedical use (pages 1377–1382)

      Ferran Roig-Roig, Conxita Solans, Jordi Esquena and María José García-Celma

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39306

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