Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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May 15, 2014

Volume 131, Issue 10

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      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40266

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      The development of polymer nanocomposites is a significant technological advancement in academia and industry, and the morphological control of matrix materials is important in processing these polymer composites. Ming Wang et al. successfully fabricate transcrystals in isotactic polypropylene (iPP)/CaCO3 nanocomposites by controlling the stratified distribution of CaCO3. The β-form crystals prefer to form in the stratified samples with thick transcrystals, which can be tuned by the content of CaCO3 and the cooling rate of the processing. The transcrystals, which fill the most area of the neat iPP layers, can improve the mechanical properties of the iPP/CaCO3 nanocomposites. The cover shows a micrograph of the transcrystallization at the interfaces of the iPP layers and iPP-20 layers. DOI: 10.1002/app.39632

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      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40267

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      Although there are many scientific publications on the heat sealing of thin films, the prevalence of systematic studies on ultrasonic welding is limited. Thomas van Oordt et al. describe the effect of ultrasonic welding parameters on the peel strength of polyethylene films and provide a practical guideline for a systematic adjustment of welding parameters. The image depicts the methods and results of the study: T-peel tests are applied on polyethylene strips, scanning electron microscopies illustrate peeled surfaces, and a three-dimensional analysis indicates the effect of the welder's amplitude and sealing time on the peel strength. DOI: 10.1002/app.40291

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    1. Novel HDPE/ground tyre rubber composite materials obtained through in-situ polymerization and polymerization filling technique

      Roberta Sulcis, Luca Lotti, Serena Coiai, Francesco Ciardelli and Elisa Passaglia

      Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40313

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    1. Rheology and morphology of polyester/thermoplastic flour blends

      Florian Démé, Edith Peuvrel-Disdier and Bruno Vergnes

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40222

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    2. Drug-loaded polyurethane/clay nanocomposite nanofibers for topical drug-delivery application

      Kasturi Saha, Bhupendra Singh Butola and Mangala Joshi

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40230

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    3. Reactive compatibilization of an immiscible polyester/polyolefin blend with PP-g-MAH and PMPI dual compatibilizers

      Ji Hee Shin, Hyun Kyu Lee, Kyung Moon Kim and Kwang Hee Lee

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40232

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    4. Application of azodiisobutyronitrile and azobisisoheptonitrile in low-density unsaturated polyester resin manufacturing

      Liang-Zhi Guo, Xiao-Jun Wang, Yi-Fan Zhang and Xiao-Yao Wang

      Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40238

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    5. Investigation of the migration behavior of polyisobutylene with various molecular weights in ethylene/α-olefin copolymer blown stretch films for improved cling properties

      Mirko Rennert, Steffen Fiedler, Michael Nase, Matthias Menzel, Sandra Günther, Jörg Kressler and Wolfgang Grellmann

      Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40239

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    6. Photoactivity of Poly(lactic acid) nanocomposites modulated by TiO2 nanofillers

      Yonghui Li, Caihong Chen, Jun Li and Xiuzhi Susan Sun

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40241

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    7. Reprocessing effects on polypropylene/silica nanocomposites

      Andrea Dorigato and Alessandro Pegoretti

      Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40242

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    8. Tribological mechanism improving the wear resistance of polyurethane/epoxy interpenetrating polymer network via nanodiamond hybridization

      Shaoling Xia, Yingliang Liu, Linqi Zhang, Dongmei Wang, Wenjun Zou, Jin Peng and Shaokui Cao

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40244

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    9. Synthesis and optical properties of poss-based oxadiazole nanohybrids with three-dimensional molecular conjugated structure

      Yongxin Yan, Jun Wang, Tianbao Liu, Xin Wang, Xinyan Su and Yan Feng

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40246

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    10. A thiol-ene clickable hyperbranched polyester via a simple single-step melt trans-esterification process

      N. S. Shree Varaprasad, Prasanna Venkhatesh and S. Ramakrishnan

      Version of Record online: 10 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40248

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    11. Synthesis and characterization of a soybean oil-based macromonomer

      David Delatte, Ethem Kaya, Laura G. Kolibal, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins and Shelby F. Thames

      Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40249

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    12. Surface modification of aramid fibers via ammonia-plasma treatment

      Shuang Li, Keqing Han, Huaiping Rong, Xuanzhe Li and Muhuo Yu

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40250

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    13. Reactive compatibilization of PLA/TPU blends with a diisocyanate

      Sebnem Kemaloglu Dogan, Efren Andablo Reyes, Sanjay Rastogi and Guralp Ozkoc

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40251

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    14. Effects of inorganic fillers on the flame-retardant and mechanical properties of rigid polyurethane foams

      Jia-Ji Cheng, Bo-Bo Shi, Fu-Bao Zhou and Xiao-Yu Chen

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40253

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    15. Thermal and flammability performance of polypropylene composites containing melamine and melamine phosphate-modified α-type zirconium phosphates

      Deng Liu, Guipeng Cai, Juan Wang, Xiaofang Tan, Hongdian Lu, Shiyun Zhang and Qingqing Dai

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40254

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    16. Free-standing aniline oligomer functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube films from a filtration method

      Qiguan Wang, Wei Zhou, Sumin Wang, Jianping Li, Wenzhi Zhang and Xiaomin Wang

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40259

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    17. Synthesis of cationic magnetite nanoparticles for intracellular protein delivery

      Zheng Wang, Jianjun Zhang, Ruiduan Li and Jianfeng Chen

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40260

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    18. Structure evolution during uniaxial tensile deformation of high density polyethylene before and after irradiation by 1 MeV electrons

      Erming Rui, Jianqun Yang, Xingji Li, Chaoming Liu, Feng Tian, Feng Gao, Xiuhong Li and Hongbin Geng

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40269

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    19. Crystallinity evolution of soft segments during the synthesis of polyester-based waterborne polyurethane

      Gaohua Cao, Zhengbin Xia, Liang Lei, Yanhong Zhang and Junheng Xing

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40270

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    20. Amino-functionalization of carbon fibers through electron-beam irradiation technique

      Lian Mao, Yuansheng Wang, Zhenjuan Zang, Shanshan Zhu, Haisheng Zhang and Huihui Zhou

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40274

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    21. Design, synthesis, and characterization of a potential flame retardant poly(lactic acid-co-pyrimidine-2,4,5,6-tetramine) via direct melt polycondensation

      Jin-Feng Xiong, Qun-Fang Wang, Pai Peng, Jie Shi, Zhao-Yang Wang and Chong-ling Yang

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40275

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    22. Rapid fabrication of organic/organic photonic bandgap films with tuneable mechanical properties using blended polymer spheres

      Yu-Cheng Kuo, Meng-Chu Chen, Tsung-Te Lin, Yi-Ru Shiu and Hui Chen

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40276

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    23. Melt spinning and drawing of polyethylene nanocomposite fibers with organically modified hydrotalcite

      Luca Fambri, Izabela Dabrowska, Alessandro Pegoretti and Riccardo Ceccato

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40277

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    24. Donor copolymer with benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene and quinoxaline derivative segments for photovoltaic applications

      Zhi Gao, Bo Qu, Haimei Wu, Chao Gao, Hongsheng Yang, Lipei Zhang, Lixin Xiao, Zhijian Chen and Qihuang Gong

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40279

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    25. Synthesis and characterization of polyaspartic acid–glutamic acid grafted copolymers and their performances as detergent builder

      Dongyu Zhu, Jianwei Guo, Ping Yang, Lihui Pan, Xing Zhong and Shaohua Chen

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40282

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    26. Influence of curing temperature on properties of the polyacrylonitrile/polyimide composite films

      Yaqin Chen, Baoping Lin, Hong Yang, Xueqin Zhang and Ying Sun

      Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40283

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    27. Cellulose/acrylic acid copolymer blends for films and coating applications

      Eve Saarikoski, Hille Rautkoski, Marja Rissanen, Jonas Hartman and Jukka Seppälä

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40286

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    28. Photoresponsive nanogels synthesized using spiropyrane-modified pullulan as potential drug carriers

      Bin Wang, Kefu Chen, Ren-dang Yang, Fei Yang and Jin Liu

      Version of Record online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40288

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