Macromolecular Materials and Engineering

Cover image for Vol. 297 Issue 8

August 2012

Volume 297, Issue 8

Pages 739–830

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    1. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 8/2012

      Adina Jung, Sofia Rangou, Clarissa Abetz, Volkan Filiz and Volker Abetz

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201290023

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      Cover: The scanning electron micrograph image shows an integral asymmetric block copolymer membrane as obtained from casting a solution of a polystyrene-block-poly(2-vinylpyridine) diblock copolymer in a mixed solvent onto a non-woven support layer with subsequent precipitation into a water bath. Membranes of this type have a very narrow pore size distribution and a very high pore number density, which cannot easily be achieved by other techniques. Further details can be found in the article by A. Jung, S. Rangou, C. Abetz, V. Filiz, and V. Abetz* on page 790.

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    1. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 8/2012

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201290024

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    1. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 8/2012 (pages 739–742)

      Version of Record online: 6 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201290022

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    1. Biomimetic Modification of Polymeric Surfaces: A Promising Pathway for Tuning of Wetting and Adhesion (pages 743–760)

      Hamed Shahsavan, Dhamodaran Arunbabu and Boxin Zhao

      Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201200016

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      Biomimetic micropatterning is applied for tuning of wetting and adhesion properties of polymeric materials. Superhydrophobic and low adhesion surfaces can be obtained by micropatterning with low aspect ratios and low surface energy while surface patterning with high aspect ratios or terminated with a thin film leads to high adhesion.

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    1. Creep and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis Studies of Peroxide-Crosslinked Ethylene-Octene Copolymer (pages 761–767)

      Rajesh Theravalappil, Petr Svoboda, Sameepa Poongavalappil and Dagmar Svobodova

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100289

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      With increasing peroxide level, the crosslink density is higher which results in a lower creep. This trend is more pronounced at higher temperature. With increasing temperature the creep is more prominent especially at lower peroxide levels. The storage modulus above the melting point obtained by dynamical mechanical analysis is gradually increasing with increasing peroxide level.

    2. Melt Mixing of a Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer with an Aqueous Slurry of Zirconium Phosphate as a Route for the Preparation of Nanocomposites (pages 768–776)

      Yvong Hung, Christian Carrot, Yvan Chalamet, Kevin Dal Pont and Eliane Espuche

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100286

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      Zirconium phosphate is a layered mineral synthetic filler with an exceptionally large shape factor. That makes it particularly promising for nanocomposites with enhanced gas barrier properties. Overcoming the strong incompatibility between the mineral phase and the organic polymer is a tricky challenge especially when using an aqueous slurry of ZrP and a melt as shown in the TEM picture.

    3. Structure and Morphology of New Bio-Based Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Obtained From Dimeric Fatty Acids (pages 777–784)

      Carmen Bueno-Ferrer, Elodie Hablot, Florence Perrin-Sarazin, M. Carmen Garrigós, Alfonso Jiménez and Luc Averous

      Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100278

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      Poly(ester-urethane)s are prepared from renewable bio-based plant oil dimeric acid polyols. First, dimer acid-based polyols react with an excess of 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate. Then, the obtained prepolymers react with 1,4-butanediol to give the final TPU, where the polyol is mainly considered as the soft segment and the diisocyanate and the chain extender as the hard segment.

    4. Molecular Reinforcement of Transparent Materials With Acrylamide-Modified Calix[4]arene as a Crosslinker (pages 785–789)

      Bernd Garska, Gero Maatz, Monir Tabatabai and Helmut Ritter

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100354

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      A new acrylamide-modified calix[4]arene crosslinker is synthesized and copolymerized with water-soluble N,N-dimethylacrylamide (NDA). The crosslinking of the transparent polymeric material increases the shear modulus, the glass transition temperature, and the water uptake of a polyNDA compared to a polyNDA crosslinked with the same molar amount of a commonly used crosslinker.

    5. Structure Formation of Integral Asymmetric Composite Membranes of Polystyrene-block-Poly(2-vinylpyridine) on a Nonwoven (pages 790–798)

      Adina Jung, Sofia Rangou, Clarissa Abetz, Volkan Filiz and Volker Abetz

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100359

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      Integral asymmetric composite membranes with a PS-b-P2VP top layer are shown for the first time. The quality of the membrane structure is discussed in terms of solvent composition, evaporation time of the cast block copolymer solution on a nonwoven before immersion, and temperature of the immersion bath. The stimuli-responsive membranes are characterized by pH-dependent water flux measurements.

    6. Influence of Electron Beam Irradiation on the Mechanical Properties of Vegetable-Oil-Based Biopolymers (pages 799–806)

      Mahendra Thunga, Ying Xia, Uwe Gohs, Gert Heinrich, Richard C. Larock and Michael R. Kessler

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100339

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      The influence of electron beam irradiation on the crosslinking of biopolymers synthesized by ROMP of norbornenyl-functionalized linseed oil (Dilulin) and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) is studied. An increase in the crosslinking density upon exposure to the high-energy electrons results in enhanced physical and mechanical properties.

    7. Bactericidal and Anticorrosion Properties in PVK/MWNT Nanocomposite Coatings on Stainless Steel (pages 807–813)

      Catherine M. Santos, Karina Milagros Cui, Farid Ahmed, Maria Celeste R. Tria, Regina Aileen May V. Vergara, Al Christopher de Leon, Rigoberto C. Advincula and Debora F. Rodrigues

      Version of Record online: 9 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100334

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      The first bactericidal and corrosion-resistant polymer-based PVK/MWNT nanocomposite coating on stainless steel is reported. The coating is fabricated by electrodeposition producing a thin-film PVK network incorporating MWNTs. High bacterial efficacy against E. coli is observed and its corrosion inhibition property evaluated by EIS.

    8. A New Flame Retardant for Wood Materials Tested in Wood-Plastic Composites (pages 814–820)

      Henrik Seefeldt and Ulrike Braun

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100382

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      A new commercially available flame retardant for wood materials, Disflamoll TP LXS 51064, is studied. Thermal decomposition and its mode of action are invesitgated by means of TG and FTIR spectroscopy in gas and condensed phase. The fire performance and the interactions of this flame retardant are tested in wood-plastic composites.

    9. Nanopaper: Thin Films Prepared from Polymeric Nanotubes (pages 821–830)

      Bin Huang, Reghan Hill and Theo van de Ven

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100322

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      A uniform thin film – “nanopaper” – (shown in the photo) is prepared from polymer nanotubes, which are synthesized with porous alumina template and polyelectrolyte-stabilized in dispersion. The stacked network of completely collapsed flat nanotubes (shown in the SEM image) forms a novel mesoporous material, which can be potentially used for functional membranes.

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