Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 17

September 9, 2004

Volume 25, Issue 17

Pages 1521–1582

    1. Cover Picture: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2004 (page 1521)

      Yasuyuki Tezuka, Akiko Tsuchitani and Hideaki Oike

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200490034

      Cover: Polymeric topological isomers, theta-shaped and manacle-shaped polymers, have been synthesized from a polymer self-assembly using a star telechelic poly(THF) having N-phenylpyrrolidinium salt end groups carrying dicarboxylate counteranions. The two constitutional polymeric isomers were subsequently separated by means of a reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPC) technique. The picture shows that the theta- and manacle-shaped polymers obtainable from linear and from star precursors are distinctive from each other with respect to the position of linking groups within their identical polymer framework, and it demonstrates the ability to place functional groups in specific locations in complex macromolecular topologies.

      Further details can be found in the Communication by Y. Tezuka,* A. Tsuchitani, and H. Oike on page 1531.

    2. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2004 (pages 1523–1527)

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200490035

    3. Segregation of Coronal Chains in Micelles Formed by Supramolecular Interactions (pages 1536–1539)

      Jean-François Gohy, Eric Khousakoun, Nicolas Willet, Sunil K. Varshney and Robert Jérôme

      Article first published online: 24 AUG 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200400246

    4. Novel Fibers Prepared from Cellulose in NaOH/Urea Aqueous Solution (pages 1558–1562)

      Jie Cai, Lina Zhang, Jinping Zhou, Hao Li, Hui Chen and Huiming Jin

      Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200400172

    5. A Self-Assembly Approach to Temperature-Responsive Polymer Nanocontainers (pages 1575–1578)

      Xiangrong Chen, Xiaobin Ding, Zhaohui Zheng and Yuxing Peng

      Article first published online: 25 AUG 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200400232