Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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February 12, 2013

Volume 34, Issue 3

Pages 197–280

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      Macromol. Rapid Commun. 3/2013 (page 197)

      Florian Herbst, Diana Döhler, Philipp Michael and Wolfgang H. Binder

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370008

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      Front Cover: Supramolecular polymers as self-healing materials: noncovalent, transient bonds generate reversible, dynamic networks, able to heal a physically damaged site multiple times. Concepts and examples of self-healing polymers based on hydrogen bonds, π–π interactions, ionomers, and coordinative bonds are discussed. Further details can be found in the article by F. Herbst, D. Dohler, P. Michael, and W. H. Binder* on page 203.

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 3/2013

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370009

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    1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 3/2013 (pages 199–202)

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370010

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    1. Self-Healing Polymers via Supramolecular Forces (pages 203–220)

      Florian Herbst, Diana Döhler, Philipp Michael and Wolfgang H. Binder

      Version of Record online: 14 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200675

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      This Review describes the concepts of supramolecular polymers with multiple self-healing properties while utilizing the dynamic and reversible character of hydrogen bonds, π–π interactions, ionomers, and coordinative bonds. Furthermore, the versatility of these reversible dynamic forces and their great challenges for the design of self-healing polymers are discussed for various examples.

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    1. New Curable Propylene Copolymers Containing Tert-Butoxysilane Side Groups (pages 221–226)

      Susanna Zimmer, Alexander Schöbel, Tobias Halbach, Jürgen Stohrer and Bernhard Rieger

      Version of Record online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200537

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      In this paper, we describe the synthesis of a copolymer of propylene and an alkoxysilane, which can be crosslinked by acid. We synthesized the comonomer di-tert-butoxy(methyl)(oct-7-enyl)silane. The copolymers can be crosslinked via condensation of the tert-butoxysilane groups. To date, this type of copolymer could not be obtained by any other method.

    2. A New Low-Bandgap Polymer Containing Benzene-Fused Quinoxaline: Significantly Enhanced Performance Caused by One Additional Benzene Ring (pages 227–233)

      Shuang Li, Aiyuan Li, Jian Yu, Aoshu Zhong, Su'an Chen, Runli Tang, Xianyu Deng, Jingui Qin, Qianqian Li and Zhen Li

      Version of Record online: 11 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200623

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      Two new alkoxy-substituted quinoxaline (Qx)-based copolymers, PBDTQx and PBDTPz, are designed and synthesized. The only difference between the two polymers is that two methyl groups of quinoxaline are replaced by one fused benzene ring leading to totally different power conversion efficiencies..

    3. Reactive Graphene Oxide Nanosheets: A Versatile Platform for the Fabrication of Graphene Oxide–Biomolecule/Polymer Nanohybrids (pages 234–238)

      Li Qun Xu, Bin Zhang, Yu Chen, Koon-Gee Neoh, En-Tang Kang and Guo Dong Fu

      Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200635

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      Graphene oxide nanosheets can be functionalized with reactive pentafluorophenyl ester to produce a versatile reactive platform for further functionalization via grafting of amino-containing polymers or biomolecules in an ester–amine coupling reaction.

    4. Light-Harvesting Organic Photoinitiators of Polymerization (pages 239–245)

      Jacques Lalevée, Mohamad-Ali Tehfe, Frédéric Dumur, Didier Gigmes, Bernadette Graff, Fabrice Morlet-Savary and Jean-Pierre Fouassier

      Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200578

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      A major breakthrough in the ability of photoinitiators to initiate polymerization processes is presented. Specifically, photoinitiators with unprecedented light absorption properties are proposed thanks to a suitable skeleton. The scope and practicality of photoinitiators of polymerization can be dramatically expanded.

    5. In Situ AFM Investigation of Electrochemically Induced Surface-Initiated Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization (pages 246–250)

      Bin Li, Bo Yu and Feng Zhou

      Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200653

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      In situ atomic force microscopy acts as the “eyes” for an in situ look into an electrochemically induced surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization. Dramatic enhancement of cationic polymer growth is observed when screening the cations by using different ionic strength counterions.

    6. Carbon Nanotube-Directed Polytetrafluoroethylene Crystal Growth via Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (pages 251–256)

      Eric D. Laird, Ranjita K. Bose, Wenda Wang, Kenneth K. S. Lau and Christopher Y. Li

      Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200678

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      Templated relief patterns of polytetrafluoroethylene can be obtained through polymerization of hexafluoropropylene oxide from the vapor phase. Using the initiated chemical vapor deposition technique, “shish-kebab” structures develop on carbon nanotube-based substrates.

    7. Enzyme-Degradable Self-Assembled Hydrogels From Polyalanine-Modified Poly(ethylene glycol) Star Polymers (pages 257–262)

      Paul D. Thornton, Shah M. Reduwan Billah and Neil R. Cameron

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200649

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      A range of star-shaped block copolymers composed of a biocompatible poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) core tethered to a polyalanine (PAla) shell that possess the capability to (reversibly) self-assemble in water are reported. The hydrogels formed are able to withhold the model protein albumin for prolonged periods before its triggered release following the targeted hydrolysis of PAla by elastase.

    8. Macrocyclic and Polymeric Oxaziridine-Derivatives (pages 263–268)

      Marcus Dickmeis, Hakan Cinar and Helmut Ritter

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200706

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      Stable macrocyclic oxaziridines and polymers carrying oxaziridine groups are obtained for the first time from suitable imines in excellent yields. Due to the considerable properties and the unusual reactivity of the oxaziridine ring, the new structures open a new field of research.

    9. Visible-Light-Mediated Thiol-Ene Hydrogelation Using Eosin-Y as the Only Photoinitiator (pages 269–273)

      Han Shih and Chien-Chi Lin

      Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200605

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      A visible-light-mediated hydrogelation scheme is developed for preparing step-growth thiol-ene hydrogels. Eosin-Y is utilized as the sole photoinitiator without adding any cytotoxic components to achieve rapid and tunable gelation. The resulting thiol-ene hydrogels are cytocompatible to human mesenchymal stem cells and pancreatic MIN6 β-cells.

    10. Photo-controlled Hierarchical Assembly and Fusion of Coumarin-containing Polydiacetylene Vesicles (pages 274–279)

      Jingguo Li, Hao Jiang, Wenlong Hu, Hongyan Xia, Gang Zou and Qijin Zhang

      Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200620

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      The photo-triggered dimerization and cleavage reactions of the coumarin groups within the surface of adjacent PCODA vesicles can be utilized as the driving force to induce reversible assembly and disassembly of PCODA vesicles. Moreover, the irreversible fusion of PCODA vesicles occurs within the docked vesicular aggregate context, driven by the sufficient dimerization of coumarin groups within the surface of PCODA vesicles.

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      Correction: Preparation, Cellular Internalization, and Biocompatibility of Highly Fluorescent PMMA Nanoparticles (page 280)

      Antje Vollrath, David Pretzel, Christian Pietsch, Igor Perevyazko, Roberto Menzel, Stephanie Schubert, George M. Pavlov, Dieter Weiß, Rainer Beckert and Ulrich S. Schubert

      Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300030

      This article corrects:

      Preparation, Cellular Internalization, and Biocompatibility of Highly Fluorescent PMMA Nanoparticles

      Vol. 33, Issue 20, 1791–1797, Version of Record online: 7 AUG 2012

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