Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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January 11, 2013

Volume 34, Issue 1

Pages 1–108

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      Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2013 (page 1)

      Perry A. Wilbon, Fuxiang Chu and Chuanbing Tang

      Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370001

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      Front Cover: Recent progress on renewable monomers and polymers from natural terpenes, terpenoids, and rosin is reviewed. These natural resources are a class of hydrocarbon-rich biomass derived from plants and trees with abundance and low cost, holding much potential for utilization as sustainable organic feedstocks for green plastics and composites. Further details can be found in the article by P. A. Wilbon, F. Chu,* and C. Tang* on page 8.

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      Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2013 (page 112)

      Maxim V. Kiryukhin, Sergey R. Gorelik, Shu Mei Man, Gomathy Sandhya Subramanian, Maria N. Antipina, Hong Yee Low and Gleb B. Sukhorukov

      Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370002

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      Back Cover: A patterned array of microchambers housing colloid particles is fabricated. Microchambers are made of a polyelectrolyte multilayer film and gold nanoparticles incorporated between subsequent stacks of polyelectrolytes. A selected microchamber is addressed with a focused laser beam demonstrating site-specific release of the encapsulated particles. Further details can be found in the article by M. V. Kiryukhin,* S. R. Gorelik, S. M. Man, G. S. Subramanian, M. N. Antipina, H. Y. Low, and G. B. Sukhorukov* on page 87.

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2013

      Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370003

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      Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2013 (pages 3–6)

      Version of Record online: 2 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370004

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      Faster Than Ever (page 7)

      Kirsten Severing

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200776

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    1. Progress in Renewable Polymers from Natural Terpenes, Terpenoids, and Rosin (pages 8–37)

      Perry A. Wilbon, Fuxiang Chu and Chuanbing Tang

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200513

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      A review on recent advances in the development of renewable monomers and polymers from natural resources terpenes, terpenoids, and rosin is covered. A variety of polymerization techniques and post-polymerization modification methods are reviewed in the preparation of sustainable renewable polymers and composites.

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    1. Triple Click Reaction Strategy for Macromolecular Diversity (pages 38–46)

      Umit Tunca

      Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200656

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      The term “triple click reaction” used in this Feature Article is based on the utilization of three chemically and mechanistically different click reactions for polymer–polymer conjugation and post-modification of the polymers. Three sequential click reactions of which two are identical should not be considered to be triple click reactions.

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    1. Which Polyesters Can Mimic Polyethylene? (pages 47–50)

      Florian Stempfle, Patrick Ortmann and Stefan Mecking

      Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200611

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      Polyester-26,26, generated by self-metathesis of erucic acid, possesses the highest melting point among the long-chain aliphatic polyesters reported to date. This is underlined by model ultralong-chain polyester-38,23 (Tm = 109 °C) and polyester-44,23 (Tm = 111 °C), which show that melting points of such aliphatic polyesters do not gradually increase with methylene chain length, but will require even longer sequences to converge with linear polyethylene.

    2. Advantages of Surface-Initiated ATRP (SI-ATRP) for the Functionalization of Electrospun Materials (pages 51–56)

      Chiara Gualandi, Cong Duan Vo, Maria Letizia Focarete, Mariastella Scandola, Antonino Pollicino, Giuseppe Di Silvestro and Nicola Tirelli

      Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200648

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      Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) is a very convenient complement to electrospinning; it can proceed under mild and mostly aqueous conditions and produce surface layers with a thickness controlled (e.g., through polymerization time, solvent, and monomer mixture) from a few to a few hundreds of nanometers. The effectiveness of this method in modulating the surface properties (charge, wettability) of PLLA fibers is demonstrated.

    3. Spiropyran Main-Chain Conjugated Polymers (pages 57–62)

      Michael Sommer and Hartmut Komber

      Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200688

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      The synthesis of the first main-chain conjugated polymers containing spiropyran (SP) and dioctylfluorene (F8) units is presented. Detailed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) characterizations reveal a random orientation of the non-symmetric SP unit in the chain, and are used to follow the ultrasound-induced isomerization process.

    4. Double Hydrogen-Bonding pH-Sensitive Hydrogels Retaining High-Strengths Over a Wide pH Range (pages 63–68)

      Han Gao, Ning Wang, Xiufeng Hu, Wenjing Nan, Yanjiao Han and Wenguang Liu

      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200548

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      A pH-sensitive hydrogel retaining high strengths over a wide pH range is constructed for the first time by copolymerization of two hydrogen-bonding motif-containing monomers. This dynamic double-hydrogen-bonding strategy opens up a variety of possibilities in designing pH-responsive high-strength hydrogels tolerating a wide pH variation, extending their application in biomedicine and industry.

    5. Detailed Optimization of Polycondensation Reaction via Direct C–H Arylation of Ethylenedioxythiophene (pages 69–73)

      Koutarou Yamazaki, Junpei Kuwabara and Takaki Kanbara

      Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200550

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      Optimizations of direct arylation polycondensation of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene with 2,7-dibromo-9,9-dioctylfluorene are conducted in terms of Pd precatalysts, reaction time, and carboxylic acid additives. Under the optimized conditions, the combination of 1 mol% Pd(OAc)2 and 1-adamantanecarboxylic acid gives the corresponding polymer with a molecular weight of 39 400 in 89% yield.

    6. Rationally Designed α-Helical Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Peptides with Idealized Facial Amphiphilicity (pages 74–80)

      Nikken Wiradharma, Melvin Y. S. Sng, Majad Khan, Zhan-Yuin Ong and Yi-Yan Yang

      Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200534

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      A series of 12-amino acid peptide analogues has been designed with uninterrupted hydrophobic/cationic helical faces based on the α-helical protein folding principle. The peptides with perfectly uninterrupted hydrophobic and cationic faces provide optimal activity and selectivity towards a wide range of Gram-positive, Gram-negative bacteria and yeast.

    7. Smart Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Containing Iridium(III) Complexes as Water-Soluble Phosphorescent Probe for Sensing and Bioimaging of Homocysteine and Cysteine (pages 81–86)

      Shujuan Liu, Weili Qiao, Guoyi Cao, Yang Chen, Yun Ma, Yanqin Huang, Xiangmei Liu, Wenjuan Xu, Qiang Zhao and Wei Huang

      Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200589

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      An excellent phosphorescent bioprobe based on iridium(III) complex-functionalized poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for the detection of Hcy and Cys is designed and synthesized. Sensitive detection of Hcy and Cys in an aqueous system is realized and successfully applied in bioimaging within living cells. The phosphorescent hydrogel is also synthesized, which realizes nakedeye detection for Hcy and Cys.

    8. Individually Addressable Patterned Multilayer Microchambers for Site-Specific Release-On-Demand (pages 87–93)

      Maxim V. Kiryukhin, Sergey R. Gorelik, Shu Mei Man, Gomathy Sandhya Subramanian, Maria N. Antipina, Hong Yee Low and Gleb B. Sukhorukov

      Version of Record online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200564

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      Light-triggered site-specific release of cargo. Fabrication of a patterned array of polyelectrolyte multilayer microchambers, their loading with a cargo, and remote addressing of the selected chambers are discussed.

    9. Preparation of Photoactive Polymers and Postmodification via Nitroxide Trapping Under UV Irradiation (pages 94–101)

      Artur Mardyukov and Armido Studer

      Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200595

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      Nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) and photoclick chemistry for the preparation of functionalized polymers are presented. A photoactive monomer is readily prepared on a large scale and is polymerized in a controlled manner by NMP to give polymer A. Photoirradiation provides via Norrish-type 1 cleavage the corresponding polymeric acyl radicals, which are trapped with a functionalized nitroxide to give the corresponding polymeric acylalkoxyamine B in high yield.

    10. A Platform for Preparation of Monodispersed Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Microspheres with Core-Shell Structures (pages 102–108)

      Shangli Wang, Wei Zhao, Jing Song, Si Cheng and Li-Juan Fan

      Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200560

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      Monodispersed fluorescent microspheres with a smooth surface and uniform emission are prepared by coating poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV) precursors onto surface-sulfonated polymer polystyrene-divinylbenzene (SPSDVB) microspheres followed by thermal elimination to form core-shell structures. These microspheres show good thermal stability and photostability. The emission can be tuned by varying the elimination time or temperature.

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