Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2008 (page 1)
Peng Mi, Liang-Yin Chu, Xiao-Jie Ju and Catherine Hui Niu
Version of Record online: 19 DEC 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.200790048
Cover: The cover picture shows the ion-induced negative-shift of the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of a novel thermo-responsive smart copolymer. After capturing the guest potassium ions, the LCST value of the copolymer changes from LCSTb to LCSTa. The ion-responsive behavior of the smart polymer is similar to the behavior of Venus flytraps. Further details can be found in the article by P. Mi, L.-Y. Chu,* X.-J. Ju, and C. H. Niu on page 27.