Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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June 27, 2012

Volume 33, Issue 12

Pages 1017–1079

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2012 (page 1017)

      Xiao-Juan Han, Zhen-Qiang Dong, Min-Min Fan, Yan Liu, Jian-Hu li, Yi-Fu Wang, Qi-Juan Yuan, Bang-Jing Li and Sheng Zhang

      Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201290040

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      Front Cover: A novel pH sensitive shape-memory polymer (SMP) is prepared by cross-linking the β-cyclodextrin modified alginate (β-CD-Alg) and diethylenetriamine modified alginate (DETAAlg). The pH reversible β-CD-DETA inclusion complexes serve as a reversible phase, and the cross-linked alginate chains serve as a fixing phase. The material can be processed into temporary shape as we required at pH 11.5 and recover to its initial shape at pH 7. The polymer has great potential in medical applications as it is biocompatible and biodegradable and the shape transition pH value is close to that of body fluids. Further details can be found in the article by Xiao-Juan Han, Zhen-Qiang Dong, Min-Min Fan, Yan Liu, Jian-Hu li, Yi-Fu Wang, Qi-Juan Yuan, Bang-Jing Li,* and Sheng Zhang* on page 1055.

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2012 (page 1084)

      Fangfang Chu, Miriam Siebenbürger, Frank Polzer, Carmen Stolze, Julian Kaiser, Martin Hoffmann, Nils Heptner, Joachim Dzubiella, Markus Drechsler, Yan Lu and Matthias Ballauff

      Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201290041

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      Back Cover: Nearly monodisperse thermosensitive dumbbell-shaped core-shell microgels are fabricated, and are found to be a uniform model system. The microgels undergo a phase transition into an ordered, crystal-like state, which is indicated by Bragg-reflections in the visible range and supported by rheological measurements. Further details can be found in the article by F. Chu, M. Siebenbürger, F. Polzer, C. Stolze, J. Kaiser, M. Hoffmann, N. Heptner, J. Dzubiella, M. Drechsler, Y. Lu, and M. Ballauff* on page 1042.

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 12/2012

      Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201290042

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    1. Templation, Water Content, and Zeta Potential of Polyelectrolyte Nanoassemblies: a Comparison Between Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Brushes (pages 1022–1035)

      Sergio Enrique Moya, Jagoba Jon Iturri Ramos and Irantzu Llarena

      Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100874

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      This Feature Article deals with the self assembly and physical chemistry of polyelectrolytes: multilayers and brushes. Pictured is an atomic force microscopy image of patterned poly(sulfo propyl methacrylate) brushes on top of which a multilayer of poly(styrene sodium sulfonate) and poly(dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride) is assembled and then partially removed by a surfactant, resulting in the formation of polymer walls at the edges of the patterned brushes.

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    1. Red-Emitting Dendritic Iridium(III) Complexes for Solution Processable Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (pages 1036–1041)

      Tianshi Qin, Junqiao Ding, Martin Baumgarten, Lixiang Wang and Klaus Müllen

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100657

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      Red iridium triplet emitters are shielded by polyphenylene dendrons to prevent self quenching, and not needing a diluting matrix. They are decorated on the outside with triphenylamines for improving hole transport and charge recombination.

    2. Synthesis and Characterization of Monodisperse Thermosensitive Dumbbell-Shaped Microgels (pages 1042–1048)

      Fangfang Chu, Miriam Siebenbürger, Frank Polzer, Carmen Stolze, Julian Kaiser, Martin Hoffmann, Nils Heptner, Joachim Dzubiella, Markus Drechsler, Yan Lu and Matthias Ballauff

      Version of Record online: 12 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200062

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      Nearly monodisperse thermosensitive dumbbell-shaped core-shell microgels are fabricated, which turn out to be a uniform model system. Bragg reflection of the microgel suspensions indicates the formation of crystals, which has been further supported by rheological measurements where the shear-melting of the crystal phase is clearly detected.

    3. Synthesis of Porous PEG Microgels Using CaCO3 Microspheres as Hard Templates (pages 1049–1054)

      Muriel Behra, Stephan Schmidt, Jürgen Hartmann, Dmitry V. Volodkin and Laura Hartmann

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100863

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      The synthesis of porous PEG microgels by hard templating with CaCO3 microparticles is described. A new approach for the straightforward formation of nonaggregated, well-defined PEG microgels is presented. The obtained PEG microgels are inverse replicates of their templates in terms of shape, size, and porosity and represent attractive materials for encapsulation and applications such as catalysis and drug delivery.

    4. pH-Induced Shape-Memory Polymers (pages 1055–1060)

      Xiao-Juan Han, Zhen-Qiang Dong, Min-Min Fan, Yan Liu, Jian-Hu li, Yi-Fu Wang, Qi-Juan Yuan, Bang-Jing Li and Sheng Zhang

      Version of Record online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200153

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      This paper describes a biocompatible and biodegradable SMP, which can be processed into different temporary shapes at pH 11.5 and recover to its permanent shape at pH 7. The shape memory effect was obtained using the pH sensitive inclusion behavior between CD molecules and guest molecules. The recovery ratio and the fixity ratio were 95.7 ± 0.9% and 94.8 ± 1.1%, respectively.

    5. Stabilization of pH-Sensitive mPEG–PH–PLA Nanoparticles by Stereocomplexation Between Enantiomeric Polylactides (pages 1061–1066)

      Rong Liu, Bin He, Dong Li, Yusi Lai, James. Z. Tang and Zhongwei Gu

      Version of Record online: 19 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100854

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      Enantiomeric mPEG–PH–PLA triblock copolymers self-assemble into nanoparticles by sterocomplexation. The morphology, stability, and biocompatibility of the stereocomplex nanoparticles are investigated. The mean diameter of the stereocomplex nanoparticles is stabilized around 100 nm when the pH values are changed from 7.9 to 5.0. The stereocomplexation could decrease the cytotoxicity of the PDLA blocks.

    6. Facile Iron-Mediated AGET ATRP for Water-Soluble Poly(ethylene glycol) Monomethyl Ether Methacrylate in Water (pages 1067–1073)

      Weiwei He, Lifen Zhang, Jie Miao, Zhenping Cheng and Xiulin Zhu

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100892

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      A novel strategy for the iron-mediated AGET ATRP of PEGMA was developed successfully in water using FeCl3.6H2O as the catalyst, water-soluble tri(3,6-dioxaheptyl) amine (TDA-1) as the ligand and ascorbic acid as the reducing agent. This strategy may help develop a “green” way of synthesizing biomaterials.

    7. A Fully Substituted 3-Silolene Functions as Promising Building Block for Hyperbranched Poly(Silylenevinylene) (pages 1074–1079)

      Zujin Zhao, Yanju Guo, Tao Jiang, Zhengfeng Chang, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Liwen Xu, Huayu Qiu and Ben Zhong Tang

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200085

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      A fully substituted 3-silolene bearing four dimethylsilyl groups is first synthesized, whose hydrosilylation with diethynylsilole in the presence of Karstedt's catalyst generates a stereoregular silole-containing hyperbranched poly(silylenevinylene) in high yield, with excellent thermal stability, strong fluorescence, and sensitive response to explosives.

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