Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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May 5, 2014

Volume 131, Issue 9

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      Cover Image, Volume 131, Issue 9

      Article first published online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40264

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      The imaging of fiber surfaces and surface treatments is key to investigating the adhesion between the fiber and matrix in composite materials. The cover shows a scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of natural flax fibers following treatment with a fatty acid. The strong image contrast between different organic materials is revealed by the latest generation energy filtered in-lens SEM detectors using low accelerating voltages, as demonstrated by Ron Rasch et al. The new detectors allow the visualization of the material contrast of polymer specimens in an unaltered state and without the traditional requirement of conductive metal coatings. They are ideal for investigations of the outermost surfaces of natural polymers that are easily damaged by the higher accelerating voltages required by previous generation detectors. DOI: 10.1002/app.39572

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      Back Cover, Volume 131, Issue 9

      Article first published online: 1 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40265

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      As a new strategy for wastewater treatment, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) can promote the degradation of contaminants. Studies of TiO2 immobilized on the internal surface of polyethylene terephthalate bottles have shown promising results in closed, stationary systems for water disinfection and arsenic removal. Allen Lopes de Barros et al. propose an immobilization procedure by investigating flat PET/TiO2 films in UV/TiO2-based AOPs. The scanning electron microscopy image on the cover illustrates the visual aspect of these TiO2 films. This procedure demonstrates economical and environmental advantages because it uses small amounts of chemicals, generates almost no residues, and reduces the energy consumption by not involving heating steps. DOI: 10.1002/app.40175

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    1. Analysis of polyolefin compositions through near infrared spectroscopy

      Liana Franco Padilha, Cristine Carretoni Ferreira, Fabricio Machado, Márcio Nele and José Carlos Pinto

      Article first published online: 2 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40127

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    2. Preparation and Characterization of high-strength poly(ether ether ketone) films

      Wenlei Li, Guibin Wang, Zhenhua Jiang, Chuan Liu, Pengfei Huo and Shuling Zhang

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40172

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    3. PET as a support material for TiO2 in advanced oxidation processes

      Allen Lopes de Barros, Antonio Anailton Queiroz Domingos, Pierre Basílio Almeida Fechine, Denis de Keukeleire and Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento

      Article first published online: 25 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40175

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    4. Multifunctional polyimide/graphene oxide composites via in situ polymerization

      Jiadeng Zhu, Jun Lim, Cheol-Ho Lee, Han-Ik Joh, Hwan Chul Kim, Byoungnam Park, Nam-Ho You and Sungho Lee

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40177

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    5. Linking of oligoesters hydrolysis to polyurethane coatings

      Mayela Ramirez, Kent R. Miller and Mark D. Soucek

      Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40198

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    6. Swelling behaviors of natural cellulose in ionic liquid aqueous solutions

      Yan Wang, Shun Yao, Chunmei Jia, Pengfei Chen and Hang Song

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40199

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    7. Improvement of interfacial adhesion between PBO fibers and cyanate ester matrix

      Hongxia Yan, Shuyao Feng, Zijun Zhang and Sihai Hu

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40204

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    8. Liquefaction behaviors of bamboo residues in a glycerol-based solvent using microwave energy

      Jiulong Xie, Chung-Yun Hse, Todd F. Shupe, Jinqiu Qi and Hui Pan

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40207

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    9. Chitosan/MWCNTs-decorated with silver nanoparticle composites: Dielectric and antibacterial characterization

      Julia Hernández-Vargas, J. Betzabe González-Campos, Javier Lara-Romero, E. Prokhorov, Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas, Judit A. Aviña-Verduzco and Juan Carlos González-Hernández

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40214

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    10. Hydrogels containing silver nanoparticles for burn wounds show antimicrobial activity without cytotoxicity

      Benjawan Boonkaew, Pimpa Suwanpreuksa, Leila Cuttle, Philip Martin Barber and Pitt Supaphol

      Article first published online: 30 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40215

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    11. Salt-free softening by thermo-reversible ion-adsorbing hydrogels

      Johannes P. A. Custers, Léon F. S. Stemkens, Rafael Sablong, Dirk T. A. van Asseldonk and Jos T. F. Keurentjes

      Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40216

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    12. Calcium alginate fibers containing metallic nanoadditives

      Maciej Boguń, Grzegorz Szparaga, Paulina Król, Teresa Mikołajczyk and Stanisław Rabiej

      Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40223

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    13. Synthesis of low molecular weight poly(vinyl acetate) and its application as plasticizer

      Daniel Heinze, Thomas Mang, Karin Peter, Martin Möller and Oliver Weichold

      Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40226

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    14. Effects of carbon-coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles as a photostabilizer on the photodegradation of rigid poly(vinyl chloride)

      Parvane Sokhandani, Mohammad Adel Abdi, Shadi Ghaebi Mehmandoust, Ali Akbar Babaluo, Reza Mehdizadeh, Mostafa Rezaei and Masoud Rakhshani

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40228

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    15. Diels–Alder-based crosslinked self-healing polyurethane/urea from polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate

      Pengfei Du, Meiyin Wu, Xuanxuan Liu, Zhen Zheng, Xinling Wang, Thomas Joncheray and Yuefan Zhang

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40234

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    16. Preparation and characterization of epoxy nanocomposites containing surface-modified graphene oxide

      Tianxi Liu, Zishuai Zhao, Weng Weei Tjiu, Jian Lv and Chun Wei

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40236

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    17. Study of nanoscale structural changes in isolated bamboo constituents using multiscale instrumental analyses

      Masakazu Nishida, Tomoko Tanaka, Tsunehisa Miki, Ichinori Shigematsu, Kozo Kanayama and Wataru Kanematsu

      Article first published online: 10 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/app.40243

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