Macromolecular Reaction Engineering

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April 2012

Volume 6, Issue 4

Pages 123–179

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    1. Macromol. React. Eng. 4/2012

      Riza Kizilel and Seda Kizilel

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201290009

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      Cover: A mathematical model for microencapsulation of pancreatic islets within crosslinked biofunctional PEG hydrogel membranes based on the Numerical Fractionation technique. The model could also be utilized for specific applications of tissue engineering, where localization of proteins with a gradient is desirable for optimizing engineered tissue formation (Cover image prepared by Doğan Gidon). Further details can be found in the article by R. Kizilel and S. Kizilel* on page 160.

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    1. Macromol. React. Eng. 4/2012

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201290010

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    1. Macromol. React. Eng. 4/2012 (pages 123–124)

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201290007

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    1. Macromol. React. Eng. 4/2012

      Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201290008

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      This issue of Macromolecular Reaction Engineering contains articles of the Special Series “New Production and Enabling Technologies in Polymer Reaction Engineering.”

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    1. Mathematical Modeling of Acid-Catalyzed 1,3-Propanediol Polymerization (pages 126–152)

      Philipp A. Mueller, Bhuma Rajagopalan, John P. Congalidis and Edward R. Murphy

      Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201100069

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      This mechanism for the acid-catalyzed condensation polymerization of 1,3-propanediol to form poly(trimethylene ether glycol) is used to derive population balances for chain distributions. Upon coupling mass transfer to the kinetics, the fully predictive reaction model with a single set of parameters shows excellent agreement with the experimental data over a wide range of conditions.

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    1. Monitoring in situ Electrochemical Crosslinking in Nanostructured Precursor Polymer Films by EC-SPR Spectroscopy (pages 153–159)

      Guoqian Jiang, Chengyu Huang, Akira Baba and Rigoberto Advincula

      Version of Record online: 13 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201100068

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      Electrochemical reactions in a thin film can be investigated by in situ surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and electrochemistry. Monitoring of crosslinking and doping properties is based on the inter-layer or intra-layer reactivity and electron transfer between precursor polymer layers. Precise control of composition ratio of the precursor and counter polyelectrolyte layers is possible.

    2. Application of the Numerical Fractionation Approach to the Design of Biofunctional PEG Hydrogel Membranes (pages 160–179)

      Riza Kizilel and Seda Kizilel

      Version of Record online: 13 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201100073

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      A mathematical model based on Numerical Fractionation is developed for PEG hydrogel synthetic scaffolds that incorporate biological functionality to support insulin secreting islet function. The present model is also useful for the design of natural extracellular matrix mimics in tissue engineering, where localization of proteins with a gradient is preferred for optimum engineered tissue function.

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