Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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January 16, 2012

Volume 213, Issue 1

Pages 1–115

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    1. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1/2012 (page 1)

      Enic Quero, Alejandro J. Müller, Francesca Signori, Maria-Beatrice Coltelli and Simona Bronco

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290001

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      Front Cover: Even though the poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) blends exhibit two phases, evidence indicates that partial mis-cibility may be present: small changes in glass transition temperature and melting temperature of the PLA phase and a dependence of the spherulitic growth rate on blend composition and the occlusion of PBAT droplets inside PLA spherulites. Further details can be found in the article by E. Quero, A. J. Müller,* F. Signori, M.-B. Coltelli, and S. Bronco on page 36.

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    1. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1/2012 (page 120)

      Tianzi Huang, Xiaojun Wang, Thomas Malmgren, Kunlun Hong and Jimmy W. Mays

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290003

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      Back Cover: Fluorination increases thermal stability of poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene), and the presence of fluorinated three-member ring triggers chain scission and cross-linking along with producing volatile small molecules and shiny, graphite-like residues with two stages of decompositions during pyrolysis. Further details can be found in the article by T. Huang, X. Wang, T. Malmgren, K. Hong, and J. W. Mays* on page 49.

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    1. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1/2012 (page 2)

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290002

    2. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1/2012 (page 119)

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290004

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    1. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 1/2012 (pages 3–6)

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201290000

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    1. Tunable Morphologies From Bulk Self-Assemblies of Poly(acryloxypropyl triethoxysilane)-b-poly(styrene)-b-poly(acryloxypropyl triethoxysilane) Triblock Copolymers (pages 10–18)

      Cé Guinto Gamys, Emmanuel Beyou, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Laurent David and Pierre Alcouffe

      Article first published online: 2 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100507

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      The morphology of poly(acryloxypropyl triethoxysilane-b-styrene-b-acryloxy-propyltriethoxysilane) copolymers (PAPTES- b-PS-b-PAPTES) can be tuned from spherical structures to lamellar structures by increasing the volume fraction of PS in the copolymer from 13.0% to 43.7%.

    2. Investigations Into Chain-Length-Dependent Termination in Bulk Radical Polymerization of 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-Tridecafluorooctyl Methacrylate (pages 19–28)

      Johannes Barth, Rebekka Siegmann, Sabine Beuermann, Gregory T. Russell and Michael Buback

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100479

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      Chain-length-dependent termination in bulk polymerization of 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H- tridecafluorooctyl methacrylate (TDFOMA) is investigated over an extended temperature range. Termination behavior that is typical of analogous non-fluorinated methacrylates is observed at 80 °C and above. However, unusually pronounced chain-length dependency is found below 50 °C.

    3. Photoluminescent Polytellurophene Derivatives of Conjugated Polymers as a New Perspective for Molecular Electronics (pages 29–35)

      Mieczyslaw Lapkowski, Radoslaw Motyka, Jerzy Suwiński and Przemyslaw Data

      Article first published online: 2 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100384

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      The synthesis of the tellurophene-based monomer (E,E)-1,4-diethoxy-2,5-bis[2-(tellurophen-2-yl)ethenyl]benzene is described. Its electrosynthesis occurs with production of new photoluminescent conjugated polymers. The electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization suggests the use of polytellurophenes as new materials in molecular electronics.

    4. Isothermal Cold-Crystallization of PLA/PBAT Blends With and Without the Addition of Acetyl Tributyl Citrate (pages 36–48)

      Enic Quero, Alejandro J. Müller, Francesca Signori, Maria-Beatrice Coltelli and Simona Bronco

      Article first published online: 12 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100437

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      PLA/PBAT blends are probably partially miscible despite showing a two-phase morphology, as indicated by changes in the glass transition temperature, melting point, and composition dependence of the spherulitic growth rate of the PLA rich phase.

    5. Thermal Stability of Fluorinated Polydienes Synthesized by Addition of Difluorocarbene (pages 49–56)

      Tianzi Huang, Xiaojun Wang, Thomas Malmgren, Kunlun Hong and Jimmy W. Mays

      Article first published online: 14 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100548

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      Fluorinated polydienes (polycyclohexadiene and polyisoprene) are synthesized by addition of difluorocarbene and their thermal properties are studied. By saturating the polydienes, both chemical and thermooxidative stabilities are enhanced. Pyrolysis of fluorinated polydienes at high temperature leads to an unsaturated, aromatized, graphite-like carbon system.

    6. Synthesis and Fluorescent Properties of Carbazole-Substituted Hydroxyethylcelluloses (pages 57–63)

      Lingzhi Zhang, Jinping Zhou and Lina Zhang

      Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100484

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      Carbazole-substituted hydroxyethylcelluloses (Cz-HECs) are synthesized from hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) and N-3′-bromopropyl carbazole (Br-Cz). The fluorescence lifetime and intensity of the Cz-HECs increase compared to those of Br-Cz. All samples exhibit self-quenching properties. The addition of acrylonitrile quenches the emission spectra of Cz-HECs.

    7. Porous Poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) Neutral Monolith: From Design and Characterization to Reversed-Phase Capillary Electrochromatography Applications (pages 64–71)

      Thanh-Xuan Lav, Daniel Grande, Christine Gaillet, Mohamed Guerrouache and Benjamin Carbonnier

      Article first published online: 25 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100430

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      A porous polystyrene-based monolithic column is engineered through the generation of poly(ϵ-caprolactone)/polystyrene semi-interpenetrating polymer networks, followed by the extraction of an un-cross-linked partner acting as a polymeric porogen. The as-obtained monolith is applied as a neutral stationary phase for the electrochromatographic separation of aromatic compounds.

    8. A Novel Characterization Method for Graft-Polymer Structures Chemically Attached on Thermally Stable Polymer Films (pages 72–78)

      Kazuyuki Enomoto, Shuichi Takahashi and Yasunari Maekawa

      Article first published online: 29 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100341

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      A simple isolation method for polymer grafts is achieved by the swelling-induced detachment of hydrophilic grafts from hydrophobic polymer substrates in hot water. The characterization of the structure and molecular weight of the polymer grafts, chemically attached to thermally and chemically stable polymer substrates, shows that they have a ternary copolymer structure.

    9. Polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate): Initiation Issues with Block Copolymer Formation Using ARGET ATRP (pages 79–86)

      Tony J. Aitchison, Milena Ginic-Markovic, Stephen Clarke and Suresh Valiyaveettil

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100478

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      A comprehensive exploration of ARGET ATRP for use in the formation of block copolymers is described. With polystyrene as the first block, the more reactive monomer methyl methacrylate is used to generate a second block using the halogen exchange technique and 10% comonomer. Issues with initiation efficiency and additional effects in the comonomer technique are discovered.

    10. Acyclic Triene Metathesis Polymerization of Plukenetia Conophora Oil: Branched Polymers by Direct Polymerization of Renewable Resources (pages 87–96)

      Cecilia O. Akintayo, Hatice Mutlu, Michael Kempf, Manfred Wilhelm and Michael A. R. Meier

      Article first published online: 19 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100539

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      The direct polymerization (without any chemical modification) ofPlukenetia conophora oil, an oil rich in linolenic acid, via olefin metathesis leads to the formation of branched macromolecules without crosslinking. The obtained fully renewable polymers are characterized in order to determine their chemical structure and their rheological as well as thermal properties.

    11. Polystyrene-Based C60 Acceptor Copolymers through Azide–Alkyne Click Chemistry Approaches (pages 97–107)

      Maria Heuken, Hartmut Komber and Brigitte Voit

      Article first published online: 7 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100547

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      A new method to obtain fullerene-containing acceptor copolymers is described that employs functionalization of a styrene- and propagyloxystyrene-based random copolymer by a “click” reaction and subsequent Bingel reaction with pure fullerene yields. This novel approach allows loadings of around 15 to 20 wt% of C60 in the polymer.

    12. Random Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-styrene) Brushes by ATRP to Create Neutral Surfaces for Block Copolymer Self-Assembly (pages 108–115)

      Hui Liu, Colm T. O'Mahony, Fabrice Audouin, Claudia Ventura, Michael Morris and Andreas Heise

      Article first published online: 2 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201100531

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      Copolymer brushes of styrene and methyl methacrylate (MMA) on a silicon wafer by ATRP are investigated. Within 30–70% MMA in the monomer-feed water contact angles in agreement with random copolymers are obtained. These graft copolymers are shown to create a neutral surface, directing spin-coated poly(styrene-b-MMA) into a perpendicular lamellas orientation.

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