Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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December 2013

Volume 34, Issue 23-24

Pages 1793–1862

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      Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1793)

      Claudia Simone Plüisch and Alexander Wittemann

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370075

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      Front Cover: Mimicking the combination of individual atoms into small molecules, spherical polymer particles (colloidal atoms) are assembled into particles clusters (colloidal molecules) with well-defined symmetries, which present not only ideal model systems for complex particles but open exciting perspectives as building blocks for hierarchically-organized materials with specific symmetries at the lattice points. Further details can be found in the article by C. S. Plüisch and A. Wittemann* on page 1798.

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1864)

      Xiaoyang Wang, Hongmei Deng, Jian Li, Kai Zheng, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370078

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      Back Cover: A heterotritopic copillar[5]arene monomer is prepared by introducing effective neutral guest moieties to a pillar[5]arene macrocycle. This well-designed AB2-type copillar[5]arene contains strong recognition sites and relatively flexible and long linkers between the host and guest unimers, and thus efficiently assembles to form supramolecular hyperbranched polymer in chloroform solution. Particularly, this supramolecular polymer can be effectively depolymerized by adding a competitive butanedinitrile guest. Further details can be found in the article by X. Wang, H. Deng, J. Li, K. Zheng, X. Jia, and C. Li* on page 1856.

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    1. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370076

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    1. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (pages 1795–1797)

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370077

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    1. Shape-Tailored Polymer Colloids on the Road to Become Structural Motifs for Hierarchically Organized Materials (pages 1798–1814)

      Claudia Simone Plüisch and Alexander Wittemann

      Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300693

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      Packing monodisperse polymer nanospheres into clusters yields colloids with defined complex geometries. Their fabrication at larger scales is accomplished by confinement to evaporating miniemulsion droplets. The two phases of the templating emulsion can be used to join different particles into colloidal heteroaggregates with defined morphologies. Particle clusters are ideal model systems for complex colloids. Their defined configurations and symmetries open avenues for tomorrow's hierarchically organized materials.

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    1. Non-Radial Growth of Helical Homopolymer Crystals: Breaking the Paradigm of the Polymer Spherulite Microstructure (pages 1815–1819)

      Martin Rosenthal, Jaime J. Hernandez, Yaroslav I. Odarchenko, Michela Soccio, Nadia Lotti, Emanuela Di Cola, Manfred Burghammer and Dimitri A. Ivanov

      Article first published online: 8 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300713

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      It is widely accepted that polymer spherulites are characterized by the radial symmetry property. Using synchrotron-based nanofocus X-ray scattering, it is shown that in banded spherulites of poly(propylene adipate), the crystals have the shape of a helix where the crystal growth direction is significantly tilted away from the spherulite radius. This observation extends the current view of the polymer spherulite formation.

    2. Ion Transport Through Polyelectrolyte Multilayers (pages 1820–1826)

      Susana Carregal-Romero, Philipp Rinklin, Susanne Schulze, Martin Schäfer, Andrea Ott, Dominik Hühn, Xiang Yu, Bernhard Wolfrum, Karl-Michael Weitzel and Wolfgang J. Parak

      Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300571

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      The time response of an ion-sensitive dye can be affected by the permeability of the carrier system. The time response of seminaphtharhodafl uor (SNARF) entrapped in polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules can be calculated in a microfl uidic channel with a time-dependent pH concentration profi le via magnetic trapping and fl uorescent microscopy. Moreover, the ion conductivity of polyelectrolyte multilayer fi lms functionalized with nanoparticles can be calculated by the technique bombardment induced ion transport (BIIT).

    3. Visible Light Mediated Fast Iterative RAFT Synthesis of Amino-Based Reactive Copolymers in Water at 20 °C (pages 1827–1832)

      Jianyu Tong, Yi Shi, Guhuan Liu, Tao Huang, Na Xu, Zhengguang Zhu and Yuanli Cai

      Article first published online: 11 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300697

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      Visible light mediated fast iterative RAFT polymerization of ionic monomers in water at 20 °C is reported, in which full conversions attain in several tens minutes and propagation suspends/restarts immediately for multiple times via cycling irradiation. Thus, fast one-pot synthesis of tailor-made polymers with regulated structures from homo to random, block, random-block, and block-random-block can be readily achieved.

    4. Triptycene-Based Microporous Polymer with Pending Tetrazole Moieties for CO2-Capture Application (pages 1833–1837)

      Lei Liu and Jie Zhang

      Article first published online: 11 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300741

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      Triptycene-based micorporous polymer is functionalized with CO2-philic tetrazole moieties via ZnCl2-catalyzed post-polymerization, which shows high CO2 uptake capacity, reaching 134 cm3 g−1 (26.5 wt%) at 1.0 bar and 273 K.

    5. Photoresponsive Gels Prepared by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (pages 1838–1843)

      Patricia Gumbley, Xiaoran Hu, John A. Lawrence III and Samuel W. Thomas III

      Article first published online: 11 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300653

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      Light-responsive gels combine ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) with novel photoresponsive bis(norbornene) cross-linkers containing photolabile nitrobenzyl esters. Upon addition of commercially available ruthenium carbene catalysts, gelation is complete in a matter of minutes. Irradiation with UV light causes ROMP-derived organogels or hydrogels to swell and dissolve due to photolysis of the nitrobenzyl groups in the cross-linkers.

    6. Acrylic-Acid-Functionalized PolyHIPE Scaffolds for Use in 3D Cell Culture (pages 1844–1849)

      Adam S. Hayward, Naoko Sano, Stefan A. Przyborski and Neil R. Cameron

      Article first published online: 14 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300709

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      Polystyrene-based porous polymer (polyHIPE) carrying pendent carboxylic acid functionality are fabricated for use as a scaffold in 3D cell culture. The scaffold physical characteristics are suitable for 3D cell growth while the acid functionality provides a useful substrate for subsequent bioconjugations and surface-modifications for specific scaffold tailoring.

    7. Nanoparticle-Loaded Cylindrical Micelles from Nanopore Extrusion of Block Copolymer Spherical Micelles (pages 1850–1855)

      Qianjin Chen, Jianqi Wang and Lei Shao

      Article first published online: 19 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300702

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      A novel and facile approach for the fabrication of functional metal nanoparticle/polymer hybrid cylindrical micelles with width of ≈38 nm and length of few micrometers is demonstrated. The nanoparticles can be effectively incorporated along the fibers with controllable loading density. This finding provides a novel way to manufacture high-quality and functional polymeric nanowires, which may open the door for new applications.

    8. A Neutral Supramolecular Hyperbranched Polymer Fabricated from an AB2-Type Copillar[5]arene (pages 1856–1862)

      Xiaoyang Wang, Hongmei Deng, Jian Li, Kai Zheng, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li

      Article first published online: 27 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300731

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      A heterotritopic copillar[5]arene monomer by introducing effective neutral guest moieties to a pillar[5]arene macrocycle is prepared. This well-designed AB2-type copillar[5]arene contains strong host–guest recognition motifs that are connected with relatively flexible and long linkers, thus efficiently assembles to form supramolecular hyperbranched polymer in chloroform solution. Particularly, this supramolecular polymer can be effectively depolymerized by adding a competitive butanedinitrile guest.

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