Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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January 3, 2011

Volume 32, Issue 1

Pages 3–99

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    4. Editorial
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    6. Special Article Series - Feature Article
    7. Special Article Series - Communication
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    9. Communications
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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2011

      Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Patrick J. Schexnailder, Avinash Dundigalla, James D. White, Cristina R. Matos-Pérez, Joshua L. Cloud, Soenke Seifert, Jonathan J. Wilker and Gudrun Schmidt

      Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090069

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      Front Cover: Bio-nanocomposite fibers made from a Laponite cross-linked poly (ethylene oxide) hydrogel stretch to extreme lengths and crystallize polymer chains. The fibers provide a matrix for cell proliferation, with cells aligning themselves along the fiber axis. Further information can be found in the article by A. K. Gaharwar, P. J. Schexnailder, A. Dundigalla, J. D. White, C. R. Matos-Pérez, J. L. Cloud, S. Seifert, J. J. Wilker, G. Schmidt*on page 50.

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    6. Special Article Series - Feature Article
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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2011 (pages 3–7)

      Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090070

  3. Editorial

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    6. Special Article Series - Feature Article
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  4. Frontispiece

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2011

      Bojana Apostolovic, Samuel P.E. Deacon, Ruth Duncan and Harm-Anton Klok

      Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090067

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    1. Cell Uptake and Trafficking Behavior of Non-covalent, Coiled-coil Based Polymer–Drug Conjugates (pages 11–18)

      Bojana Apostolovic, Samuel P.E. Deacon, Ruth Duncan and Harm-Anton Klok

      Article first published online: 19 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000434

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      The cell uptake and trafficking properties of a series of non-covalent, coiled-coil based polymer–drug conjugates are studied. These therapeutics consist of a biocompatible, synthetic polymer carrier modified with peptide sequences that selectively heterodimerize with a complementary peptide sequence carrying a cargo molecule. From cytotoxicity and FACS experiments insight into the cell uptake and trafficking behavior of these nanomedicines was obtained.

  6. Special Article Series - Communication

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    1. Amine-Reactive PEGylated Nanoparticles for Potential Bioconjugation (pages 19–24)

      Guillaume Delaittre, Gemma Justribó-Hernández, Roeland J. M. Nolte and Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen

      Article first published online: 15 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000365

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      Polymeric nanoparticles consisting of a hydrophobic core and a PEGylated corona bearing an NHS-ester at its periphery are synthesized. The integrity of the activated esters is evidenced during the different synthetic steps. The reactivity towards amine moieties is demonstrated both qualitatively and quantitatively by the reaction of the nanoparticles with a fluorescent dye.

  7. Feature Articles

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    1. Using the Hard Templating Method for the Synthesis of Metal-Conducting Polymer Multi-Segmented Nanowires (pages 25–34)

      Vincent Callegari and Sophie Demoustier-Champagne

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000486

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      Electrochemical template synthesis is a powerful technique for the fabrication of a large variety of single component and multi-segmented conducting polymer-based nanowires with precise control over lengths and diameters. This feature article provides an overview on the most significant works in this area and gives an insight into future developments for engineering multifunctional nanowires for a wide range of applications.

    2. Applications of Oligomers for Nanostructured Conducting Polymers (pages 35–49)

      Yue Wang, Henry D. Tran and Richard B. Kaner

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000280

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      Oligomers of aniline have recently emerged as flexible building blocks for various nanostructures and as an important mediator in orchestrating nanostructure formation for conducting polymers. In this Feature Article, the role of oligomeric species in the synthesis, assembly, and applications of such nanomaterials are highlighted.

  8. Communications

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    1. Highly Extensible Bio-Nanocomposite Fibers (pages 50–57)

      Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Patrick J. Schexnailder, Avinash Dundigalla, James D. White, Cristina R. Matos-Pérez, Joshua L. Cloud, Soenke Seifert, Jonathan J. Wilker and Gudrun Schmidt

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000556

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      A fibrous material generated from a nanoplatelet cross-linked poly(ethylene oxide) hydrogel with extreme extensibility. The fibers provide a matrix for cell proliferation, with growth on the fiber surfaces and cells aligning themselves along the fiber axis.

    2. Photoinduced Controlled Radical Polymerization (pages 58–62)

      Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Mustafa Uygun and Yusuf Yagci

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000351

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      A new photoinduced controlled radical polymerization which is mainly based on photochemical generation of activator in the atom transfer radical polymerization was described. The system can be initiated by in situ generation of copper (I) complex from higher oxidation state species by light without using any reducing agent at room temperature. This strategy may open a new pathway for the synthesis of many nano-structured materials such as well-defined components of coatings, gels and hydrogels, molecular hybrids, biomaterials, and electronic materials.

    3. Revisiting Chain Transfer to Polymer and Branching in Controlled Radical Polymerization of Butyl Acrylate (pages 63–67)

      Yuri Reyes and José M. Asua

      Article first published online: 20 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000375

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      The extent of branching is lower for controlled radical polymerization (CRP) than for conventional free radical polymerization (FRP) because in CRP, the transient life time of the radicals, namely, the time that it takes for a radical to be deactivated by the CRP agent, is similar or even shorter than the characteristic time for the chain transfer to polymer processes. This reduces the likelihood of chain transfer to polymer events.

    4. Supramolecular Thermoresponsive Hyperbranched Polymers Constructed from Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) Containing One Adamantyl and Two β-Cyclodextrin Terminal Moieties (pages 68–73)

      Zhishen Ge, Hao Liu, Yanfeng Zhang and Shiyong Liu

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000367

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      Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) oligomer containing one adamantyl (AD) and two β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) moieties at the chain terminals, AD-PNIPAM-(β-CD)2, was synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and successive click reactions. In aqueous solution, AD-PNIPAM-(β-CD)2 spontaneously forms supramolecular thermoresponsive hyperbranched polymers via molecular recognition.

    5. Uniform PEO Star Polymers Synthesized in Water via Free Radical Polymerization or Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (pages 74–81)

      Wenwen Li and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000477

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      The synthesis of well defined PEO based star-shaped polymers in water is described. Both conventional free radical polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization techniques were successful for the preparation of uniform star polymers in water using different kinds of arm precursors and cross-linking agents.

    6. Silica-Protected Micron and Sub-Micron Capsules and Particles for Self-Healing at the Microscale (pages 82–87)

      Aaron C. Jackson, Jonathan A. Bartelt, Kamil Marczewski, Nancy R. Sottos and Paul V. Braun

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000468

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      A generalized silica coating scheme is used to functionalize and protect micron size monomer-filled capsules and polymer-protected catalyst particles for use in small size-scale self-healing applications. The silica layer adds functionality and protection that allows the capsules and particles to be dispersed at high concentrations with little loss of reactivity. These components are incorporated into epoxy to demonstrate self-healing capability in bulk polymers.

    7. Nanosized Shape-Changing Colloids from Liquid Crystalline Elastomers (pages 88–93)

      Sönke Haseloh, Christian Ohm, Fay Smallwood and Rudolf Zentel

      Article first published online: 24 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000324

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      Liquid crystalline (LC) polymers were processed by miniemulsion and subsequent crosslinking into nanometer-sized LC elastomer (LCE) colloids. The shape changing ability of the LCEs was used to induce an overall shape change of the spherical particles into strongly anisotropic nanocolloids.

    8. Greatly Enhanced Energy Density and Patterned Films Induced by Photo Cross-Linking of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene) (pages 94–99)

      Xiang-Zhong Chen, Zhi-Wei Li, Zhao-Xi Cheng, Ji-Zong Zhang, Qun-Dong Shen, Hai-Xiong Ge and Hai-Tao Li

      Article first published online: 8 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000478

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      Greatly enhanced energy density in P(VDF-CTFE) is realized through interface effects induced by a photo cross-linking method. The cross-linked P(VDF-CTFE)s possess high breakdown field as well as remarkably elevated polarization, both of which contribute to the enhanced energy density as high as 22.5 J·cm−3. Patterned thin films with various shapes and sizes are fabricated by photolithography, which sheds new light on the integration of PVDF-based electroactive polymers into micro organic electronic devices.

  9. Back Cover

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Contents
    4. Editorial
    5. Frontispiece
    6. Special Article Series - Feature Article
    7. Special Article Series - Communication
    8. Feature Articles
    9. Communications
    10. Back Cover
    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2011

      Vincent Callegari and Sophie Demoustier-Champagne

      Article first published online: 28 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090068

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      Back Cover: The image schematically depicts the electrochemically template method, a powerful technique used for the fabrication of a large variety of single and multi-component nanowires with precise control over diameters and lengths. The background shows a TEM picture of hybrid nanowires, made of metallic and conducting polymer segments. Further details can be found in the article by V. Callegari and S. Demoustier-Champagne*on page 25.

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