Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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June 16, 2011

Volume 32, Issue 12

Pages 855–932

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    4. Contents
    5. Review
    6. Communications
    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2011

      Eri Mishima and Shigeru Yamago

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201190027

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      Front Cover: (Meth)acrylates (white circle) and vinyl ethers (yellow circle) are copolymerized under controlled manner in the presence of organoheteroatom chain transfer agents, such as an organotellurium compound shown in the middle. Alternating copolymerization occurs by employing an excess amount of vinyl ethers over (meth)acrylates. Further details can be found in the article by E. Mishima and S. Yamago*on page 893.

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    3. Back Cover
    4. Contents
    5. Review
    6. Communications
    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2011

      Hailong Li, Lei Wang, Junfeng Zhai, Yingwei Zhang, Jingqi Tian and Xuping Sun

      Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201190028

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      Back Cover: Coordination polymer nanobelts (CPN) assembled from H2PtCl6 and 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine can serve as a very effective sensing platform for highly sensitive and selective fluorescent nucleic acid detection by two steps: adsorption of probe on CPN quenches the dye fluorescence and the subsequent hybridization leads to fluorescence recovery. Further information can be found in the communication by H. Li, L. Wang, J. Zhai, Y. Zhang, J. Tian, and X. Sun*on page 899.

  3. Contents

    1. Top of page
    2. Cover Picture
    3. Back Cover
    4. Contents
    5. Review
    6. Communications
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    1. Polymer Brushes by the “Grafting to” Method (pages 859–869)

      Bogdan Zdyrko and Igor Luzinov

      Version of Record online: 20 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100162

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      “Grafting to” approach to polymer anchoring offers several unique opportunities. The grafting method allows synthesis of well-defined brushes of different architecture on surfaces of various chemical natures. Moreover, the approach is less challenging from a chemical point of view, since it does not involve elaborate synthetic procedures.

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    1. Fluorescence “Turn-On” Patterning With Polymers Having Pendant Triphenylmethane Groups as Fluorophore Precursors (pages 870–875)

      Junwoo Kim, Jaehwa Cho, Jung Lee, Kihong Park and Jong-Man Kim

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100103

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      Photomasked UV-irradiation of a thin film prepared from an acrylate polymer having pendent cyano-substituted triphenylmethane precursors results in efficient formation of fluorescence images. Formation of iminium ion species during photoirradiation was confirmed by UV/Vis spectroscopic monitoring of the polymer film.

    2. From Polyesters to Polyamides Via O[BOND]N Acyl Migration: An Original Multi-Transfer Reaction (pages 876–880)

      Julien Tailhades, Sébastien Blanquer, Benjamin Nottelet, Jean Coudane, Gilles Subra, Pascal Verdié, Etienne Schacht, Jean Martinez and Muriel Amblard

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100235

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      From serine and serine analogues, three generations of polymers were obtained. Polymerization of N-protected serine or related compounds afforded polyesters which were converted into water-soluble polycationic esters. A final multi intramolecular ON acyl transfer reaction resulted in the generation of non-water soluble polypeptide amides.

    3. Core-Shell Structured Monodisperse Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)/Poly(Styrenesulfonic Acid) Coated Polystyrene Microspheres and Their Electrorheological Response (pages 881–886)

      Ying Dan Liu, Ji Eun Kim and Hyoung Jin Choi

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100160

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      The core-shell structured particles, conducting poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrenesulfonic acid) coated polystyrene microspheres are synthesized and applied as an electrorheological material. When an electric field was applied, the dispersed particles form dense patched particle chains over the electrode, resulting in an enhanced shear stress along with a yield stress.

    4. Synthesis and Characterization of Cytocompatible Sulfonated Polyanilines (pages 887–892)

      Yanyin Yang, Yong Min, Jen-Chieh Wu, Derek J. Hansford, Stephen E. Feinberg and Arthur J. Epstein

      Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100095

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      The synthesis of self-doped sulfonated polyaniline by co-polymerization is reported. Various characterization methods as e.g. XPS analysis have been used to examine structure and properties and in vitro cytocompatibility could be demonstrated. The resulted polymers have great potential in biological applications of conducting polymers.

    5. Controlled Alternating Copolymerization of (Meth)acrylates and Vinyl Ethers by Using Organoheteroatom-Mediated Living Radical Polymerization (pages 893–898)

      Eri Mishima and Shigeru Yamago

      Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100089

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      Alternating copolymers comprised of (meth)acrylates and vinyl ethers with controlled molecular weights and polydispersities were synthesized for the first time by LRP using organotellurium, stibine, and bismuthine chain transfer agents. Combining living alternating copolymerization and living radical or living cationic polymerization afforded hitherto unavailable block copolymers with controlled macromolecular structures.

    6. Coordination Polymer Nanobelts as an Effective Sensing Platform for Fluorescence-enhanced Nucleic Acid Detection (pages 899–904)

      Hailong Li, Lei Wang, Junfeng Zhai, Yingwei Zhang, Jingqi Tian and Xuping Sun

      Version of Record online: 12 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100108

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      Coordination polymer nanobelts assembled from H2PtCl6and 3,3′,5,5′-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) can serve as an effective sensing platform for fluorescent nucleic acid detection with high sensitivity and selectivity down to single-base mismatch.

    7. Direct Synthesis of Biodegradable Polysaccharide Derivative Hydrogels Through Aqueous Diels-Alder Chemistry (pages 905–911)

      Huaping Tan, J. Peter Rubin and Kacey G. Marra

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100125

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      Polysaccharide derivative hydrogel is synthesized via the Diels–Alder functionalized precursors undergo the [4+2] cycloaddition reaction through a aqueous polymerization mechanism. The hydrogel precursors were designed with furan groups (diene) on the outer PEG corona which are accessible for reaction with maleimide (dienophile) functionalized hyaluronic acid derivative in aqueous environment at 37°C. This hydrogel derived from natural polysaccharide derivatives can be used as a potential delivery system as it resemble the extracellular matrices of tissues comprised of GAGs and can create a more biomimetic microenvironment with excellent biocompatibility.

    8. Fluorescent Vesicles Consisting of Galactose-based Amphiphilic Copolymers with a π-Conjugated Sequence Self-assembled in Water (pages 912–916)

      Karim Aissou, André Pfaff, Cristiano Giacomelli, Christophe Travelet, Axel H.E. Müller and Redouane Borsali

      Version of Record online: 26 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100054

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      Copolymer vesicles with intrinsic fluorescent properties are obtained by self-assembly of π-conjugated poly(3-hexylthiophene) chains coupled to poly(3-O-methacryloyl-D-galactopyranose) carbohydrate-based segments. Considered a mimic of natural primitive cells, these structures provide an excellent support to the study of carbohydrate-protein interactions.

    9. A Novel Photopolymerization Initiating System Based on an Iridium Complex Photocatalyst (pages 917–920)

      Jacques Lalevée, Nicolas Blanchard, Mohamad-Ali Tehfe, Mathieu Peter, Fabrice Morlet-Savary and Jean Pierre Fouassier

      Version of Record online: 21 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100098

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      The use of a photocatalyst (tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium [Ir(ppy)3]) being able to generate both radicals and cations to initiate free radical polymerization and ring opening polymerization is presented. Under soft irradiations (fluorescence bulb, LED bulb, sunlight), excellent polymerization profiles are obtained.

    10. Well-aligned Nano-fiberous Membranes Based on Three-pole Electrospinning with Channel Electrode (pages 921–926)

      Akbar Jafari, Jin-Han Jeon and Il-Kwon Oh

      Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100101

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      Aligned nano-fiberous membranes could be obtained from three-pole electrospinning techniques combined with a blade-cage collector due to high values of electric potentials and fluxes near collector. The proposed three-pole methods will improve the quality of fiber alignments with regular diameter and can be a promising candidate for mass production of aligned nano-fibrous membranes.

    11. Self-supporting Polymer from a POSS Derivative (pages 927–932)

      Chih-Chia Cheng, Ying-Chieh Yen and Feng-Chih Chang

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100167

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      A new self-complementary macromer (POSS-C11-Py) is able to self-assemble into physically crosslinked polymer-like material through quadruple hydrogen bonding interactions. During thermal treatment, a portion of those intramolecular interactions transforms into thermodynamically more stable intermolecular interactions and forms a highly crosslinked structure possessing enhanced Tg and mechanical properties.

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