Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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December 5, 2013

Volume 130, Issue 5

Pages i–ii, 3027–3832

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      Cover Image, Volume 130, Issue 5 (page i)

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39090

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      To improve the fire retardancy of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymers (ABS), an important engineering thermoplastic, graphite is used by Dan-Dan Yang et al. on page 3038 to reduce the peak heat release rate. The cover image shows organophilic alpha-zirconium phosphate (OZrP)/ABS nanocomposites, synthesized by melt mixing with OZrP acting as a catalyst. The structure and morphology of the charred residue indicate the presence of graphite sheets and carbon nanotubes (CNTs), even when the heat-treated temperature is less than 400 °C. An acid catalyst can change the degradation mechanism of ABS from thermal to catalytic, promoting the yield of graphite sheets and CNTs. These results may contribute to future developments in the catalyzing carbonization of polymers.

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      Inside Cover, Volume 130, Issue 5 (page ii)

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39091

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      To capture and kill bacteria cells, many antimicrobial agents contain cationic groups that take advantage of the high binding affinity for negatively charged bacterial cells. However, the use of quaternary ammonium compounds usually causes serious bacterial resistance. Guanidine derivatives, which are nontoxic and highly soluble in water, are considered as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. Bin Wang et al. on on page 3489 design and synthesize a novel modified guanidine-based oligomer that can enhance the antimicrobial activity and extend the antimicrobial spectrum. When Escherichia coli is treated with the modified guanidine oligomer, as shown in the cover image, the height of bacterial cells is reduced, the surface becomes rough, the membrane is severely damaged, and most of the intracellular components are leaked.

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      Bloggers, Welcome (page 3027)

      Stefano Tonzani

      Article first published online: 3 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39665

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    1. Cassava starch-based foams reinforced with bacterial cellulose (pages 3043–3049)

      André da Silva, Letícia Maciel Nievola, Cesar Augusto Tischer, Suzana Mali and Paula C.S. Faria-Tischer

      Article first published online: 6 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39526

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    2. Outdoor weathering of polyamide and polyester ropes used in fall arrest equipment (pages 3058–3065)

      Carlos Arrieta, Yingying Dong, André Lan and Toan Vu-Khanh

      Article first published online: 8 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39524

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    3. Targeted functionalization of spruce O-acetyl galactoglucomannans—2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-oxyl-oxidation and carbodiimide-mediated amidation (pages 3122–3129)

      Ann-Sofie Leppänen, Chunlin Xu, Patrik Eklund, Jessica Lucenius, Monika Österberg and Stefan Willför

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39528

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    4. Preparation, characterization of UV-Curable Waterborne Polyurethane-Acrylate and the application in metal iron surface protection (pages 3142–3152)

      Jicheng Xu, Xinshan Rong, Tongyao Chi, Ming Wang, Yingying Wang, Dongya Yang and Fengxian Qiu

      Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39539

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    6. Epoxy/poly(ɛ-caprolactone) nanocomposites: Effect of transformations of structure on crystallization (pages 3197–3204)

      Jaroslav Kratochvíl, Jakub Rotrekl, Ludmila Kaprálková, Jiřina Hromádková and Ivan Kelnar

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39536

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    7. Pyrene-doped electrospun PMMA-PVC fibers for ferric ion detection (pages 3205–3211)

      Surangkhana Martwiset, Supinya Nijpanich, Apidech Banturngsaksiri, Manus Sriring, Thidarat Pandhumas and Sujittra Youngme

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39540

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    8. Graphene-reinforced biodegradable poly(ethylene succinate) nanocomposites prepared by in situ polymerization (pages 3212–3220)

      Jian Zhao, Xiaowei Wang, Weidong Zhou, Erjuan Zhi, Wei Zhang and Junhui Ji

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39552

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    9. Biodegradable polyester-based heat management materials of interest in refrigeration and smart packaging coatings (pages 3251–3262)

      Rocio Perez-Masia, Amparo Lopez-Rubio, Maria Jose Fabra and Jose Maria Lagaron

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39555

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    10. Bioplastics and their thermoplastic blends from Spirulina and Chlorella microalgae (pages 3263–3275)

      Mark Ashton Zeller, Ryan Hunt, Alexander Jones and Suraj Sharma

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39559

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    11. Structures and properties of closed-cell polyimide rigid foams (pages 3282–3291)

      Leilei Wang, Aijun Hu, Lin Fan and Shiyong Yang

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39567

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    12. Lignin liquefaction under microwave heating (pages 3292–3298)

      Ane Sequeiros, Luis Serrano, Rodrigo Briones and Jalel Labidi

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39577

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    13. Study of uranium sorption using D2EHPA-impregnated polymeric beads (pages 3355–3364)

      Krishan Kant Singh, Sanjay K. Pathak, Manmohan Kumar, A. K. Mahtele, S. C. Tripathi and Parma N. Bajaj

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39582

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    14. Effect of molecular architecture on the crystalline structure and stiffness of iPP homopolymers: Modeling based on annealing experiments (pages 3365–3373)

      Zsuzsanna Horváth, Alfréd Menyhárd, Petar Doshev, Markus Gahleitner, Cornelia Tranninger, Saeid Kheirandish, József Varga and Béla Pukánszky

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39585

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    15. Mechanical characteristics of swollen gellan gum hydrogels (pages 3374–3383)

      D. Awanthi De Silva, Laura A. Poole-Warren, Penny J. Martens and Marc in het Panhuis

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39583

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    16. Geometrical dependence of viscosity of polymethylmethacrylate melt in capillary flow (pages 3384–3394)

      Xiang Lin, Adrian Kelly, Dongyun Ren, Mike Woodhead, Phil Coates and Kuisheng Wang

      Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39591

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    17. Synthesis of wheat straw composite superabsorbent (pages 3404–3410)

      Tao Wan, Runqiu Huang, Qihua Zhao, Lei Xiong, Lili Qin, Xuemei Tan and Guojun Cai

      Article first published online: 22 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39573

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    18. Effect of aromatic additives with various alkyl groups on orientation birefringence of cellulose acetate propionate (pages 3465–3472)

      Shogo Nobukawa, Yoshihiko Aoki, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yutaka Tachikawa and Masayuki Yamaguchi

      Article first published online: 23 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39609

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    19. Degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) waste with dimethyl tin distanoxane as a catalyst (pages 3482–3488)

      E. Villafuerte Báez, M. G. Sánchez Anguiano, V. M. Jiménez Pérez, N. A. Pérez Rodríguez and S. Vázquez Rodríguez

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39361

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    20. Synergistic effect of poly(ethylene glycol) and graphene oxides on the crystallization behavior of poly(l-lactide) (pages 3498–3508)

      Jing-Hui Yang, Ying Shen, Wei-Di He, Nan Zhang, Ting Huang, Ji-Hong Zhang and Yong Wang

      Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39371

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    21. Ultraporous poly(lactic acid) scaffolds with improved mechanical performance using high-pressure molding and salt leaching (pages 3509–3520)

      Jin Zhang, Ding-Xiang Yan, Jun Lei, Jia-Zhuang Xu, Benjamin S. Hsiao and Zhong-Ming Li

      Article first published online: 25 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39570

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    22. Thermal and mechanical properties of PES/PTFE composites and nanocomposites (pages 3624–3633)

      Maria Cristina Righetti, Alessia Boggioni, Michele Laus, Diego Antonioli, Katia Sparnacci and Luca Boarino

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39613

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    23. Process optimization of electrospun silk fibroin fiber mat for accelerated wound healing (pages 3634–3644)

      Jesada Chutipakdeevong, Uracha Rungsardthong Ruktanonchai and Pitt Supaphol

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39611

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    24. Cyclic alkyl ketene oligomers (pages 3668–3673)

      Yutaka Yoshida and Akira Isogai

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39618

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    25. Cationic photopolymerization of bisphenol A diglycidyl ether epoxy under 385 nm (pages 3698–3703)

      Guodong Liu, Xiaoqun Zhu, Bingbing Xu, Xiaochun Qian, Guoqiang Song and Jun Nie

      Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39612

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    26. Formation and structure of polytetrafluoroethylene fibrils (pages 3710–3717)

      Zhang Dong-na, Kou Kai-chang, Zhang Yu, Zhao Qing-xin and Zheng Zhen-chao

      Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39630

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    27. CuO-filled aminomethylated polysulfone hybrid membranes for deep desulfurization (pages 3718–3725)

      Yan Xia, Guang Lu Han, Qiu Gen Zhang, Yi Gong, Ian Broadwell and Qing Lin Liu

      Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39647

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    28. Chitosan-based wet-spun scaffolds for bioactive agent delivery (pages 3759–3769)

      Seniz Ucar, Pinar Yilgor, Vasif Hasirci and Nesrin Hasirci

      Article first published online: 1 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39629

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    29. Multifunctional finishing of cotton fabric based on in situ fabrication of polymer-hybrid nanoparticles (pages 3778–3784)

      Desuo Zhang, Guangyu Zhang, Ling Chen, Yanfen Liao, Yuyue Chen and Hong Lin

      Article first published online: 1 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.39634

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