Polymer International

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August 2013

Volume 62, Issue 8

Pages 1123–1262

  1. Review

    1. Top of page
    2. Review
    3. Perspective
    4. Research Articles
    1. Nanofabrication with metallopolymers - recent developments and future perspectives (pages 1123–1134)

      Muruganathan Ramanathan and Seth B. Darling

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4541

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      This review covers nanotechnology influenced by distinctive features of metal-containing macromolecular systems, particularly in developing flexible, functional materials.

  2. Perspective

    1. Top of page
    2. Review
    3. Perspective
    4. Research Articles
  3. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Review
    3. Perspective
    4. Research Articles
    1. Deterioration of metal–organic framework crystal structure during fabrication of poly(l-lactic acid) mixed-matrix membranes (pages 1144–1151)

      Ajay Kathuria, Mohamad G Abiad and Rafael Auras

      Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4478

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      Water adsorbed in Cu3(BTC)2 crystals before compounding with poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) alters the Cu3(BTC)2 crystal structure in the PLLA composite and contributes to properties detrimental to the final composite.

    2. Optimized statically non-wetting hydrophobic electrospun surface of perfluorocyclobutyl aryl ether polymer (pages 1152–1158)

      Rajneesh Verma, Stephen Creager, John Ballato and Dennis W Smith Jr

      Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4529

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      Statically non-wetting surface of perfluorocyclobutyl aryl ether (PFCB) polymer was generated through electrospinning. It was observed that different morphologies of the electrospun surface of BP-PFCB gives different degrees of hydrophobicity.

    3. Synthesis of poly(lactic acid)-based polyurethanes (pages 1159–1168)

      Szu-Hsien Chen, Ching-Ting Tsao, Hung-Chia Chou, Chih-Hao Chang, Ching-Te Hsu, Ching-Nan Chuang, Chih-Kuang Wang and Kuo-Huang Hsieh

      Version of Record online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4400

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      Poly(lactic acid)-based polyurethanes were synthesized. Three types of polyols and two types of diisocyanates were chosen for the soft and hard segments to compare their mechanical properties.

    4. Conformational and thermal analyses of α-methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly[ϵ-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-l-lysine] hybrid block copolymers (pages 1169–1178)

      Josephat U Izunobi and Clement L Higginbotham

      Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4401

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      The synthesis and characterization of MPEGn-b-PLL(Z)m using IR, NMR, GPC, TGA, DTGA, DSC, WAXD and CD spectroscopy are reported. Hierarchical hybrid block copolymers are obtained with potential biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.

    5. Environmentally friendly copolymeric beads of Chlorella vulgaris and poly(methacrylamide) grafted aliginic acid di-block copolymers for biosorption of zinc ions (pages 1179–1186)

      Mohammad M Fares, Fahmi A Abu Al-Rub, Munther Kandah and Hussein Allaboun

      Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4403

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      The syntheses of biodegradable environmentally-friendly di-block copolymeric beads for water treatment biosorption processes were demonstrated. Batch adsorption experiments showed effective zinc ion removal from aqueous solutions with maximum uptake exceed 89.0 mg/g.

    6. Insoluble porous conjugated polymer films via phase separation and photo-crosslinking for the trace detection of 2,4-dinitrotoluene (pages 1187–1191)

      Hongfei Leng, Qingyuan Niu and Wenhui Wu

      Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4405

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      A porous film shows much higher sensitivity than three other kinds of films after exposure to 2,4-dinitrotoluene vapor for the same time.

    7. A new smart coating of polyaniline–SiO2 composite for protection of mild steel against corrosion in strong acidic medium (pages 1192–1201)

      Anoop Kumar S, Hema Bhandari, Chandrica Sharma, Fehmeeda Khatoon and Sundeep K Dhawan

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4406

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      Presence of SiO2 particles entrapped in PANI chain provides the reinforcement to polymer matrix which reduce the degradation of polymer coating on mild steel in acidic condition. PSC coating protect metal by dual mechanism by forming passivating layer as well as acting as a physical barrier.

    8. Which is more effective for protein adsorption: surface roughness, surface wettability or swelling? Case study of polyurethane films prepared from castor oil and poly(ethylene glycol) (pages 1202–1209)

      Tugba Akkas, Cansu Citak, Ahmet Sirkecioglu and F Seniha Güner

      Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4408

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      To investigate the effects of surface roughness, surface wettability and swelling on protein adsorption, polyurethane films were prepared from castor oil and poly(ethylene glycol). It is found that surface roughness and swelling are as important as hydrophilicity for protein adsorption.

    9. Effect of 1,4-cyclohexylene units on thermal properties of poly(1,4-cyclohexylenedimethylene adipate) and similar aliphatic polyesters (pages 1210–1217)

      Annamaria Celli, Paola Marchese, Laura Sisti, Deborah Dumand, Simone Sullalti and Grazia Totaro

      Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4409

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      Rigidity and isomeric cis/trans ratio of 1,4-cyclohexylene units have been analysed as key factors to determine the thermal properties of various macromolecular structures (PCHA, PBCHD and PCCD).

    10. pH-Responsive PEGylated nanoparticles based on amphiphilic polyaspartamide: preparation, physicochemical characterization and in vitro evaluation (pages 1218–1224)

      Jong Rok Moon, Young Sil Jeon, Miklos Zrinyi and Ji-Heung Kim

      Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4412

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      Amphiphilic graft copolymers based on polyaspartamide with diisopropylamine and PEG pendants were synthesized and the pH-dependent self-assembly behavior of the aqueous copolymer solution was investigated. Paclitaxel was incorporated into these amphiphilic copolymer nanoparticles and the pH-dependent release behavior was examined.

    11. Porous crosslinked copolymers of octadecyl acrylate with acrylic acid as sorbers for crude petroleum spills (pages 1225–1235)

      Ayman M Atta, Witold Brostow, Haley E Hagg Lobland, Abdul-Raheim M Hasan and Jose Perez

      Version of Record online: 8 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4413

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      The amount of crude petroleum that is absorbed by a porous polymer depends on the polymer composition and time. We have developed polymeric materials with a large range of absorption capacities. Squeezing operation or deswelling in ethanol are successful so that the sorbents can be recycled several times for oil spill cleanup.

    12. New degradable polyesters from deoxycholic acid and oligo(ethylene glycol)s (pages 1236–1242)

      Magdalena C Stanciu and Marieta Nichifor

      Version of Record online: 21 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4414

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      Solubility, thermal properties, crystallinity and biodegradability of polyesters obtained from a rigid bile acid (DCA) and a flexible oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) strongly depend on OEG molar mass.

    13. Polyester resins with carbazole ring (pages 1243–1249)

      Renata Lubczak

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4415

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      The properties of polyesters and polyester resins modified with 3-(9-carbazolyl)propane-1,2-diol were studied. When 3-(9-carbazolyl)propane-1,2-diol is used instead of propylene glycol the unsaturated polyester resins posses enhanced thermal stability.

    14. Protein encapsulated in electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications (pages 1250–1256)

      Mohammad Norouzi, Masoud Soleimani, Iman Shabani, Fatemeh Atyabi, Hana H. Ahvaz and Abusaeed Rashidi

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4416

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      TEM image of PLGA electrospun nanofibers containing BSA, demonstrates a core-sheath structure of the nanofibers with encapsulated protein in the core of the fibers, which leads to a sustained release of the protien.

    15. Controlled release of bovine serum albumin from stimuli-sensitive silk sericin based interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels (pages 1257–1262)

      Wen Wu, Dongsheng Wang and Yuan Lian

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pi.4429

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      In this study, a series of thermosensitive SS-PNI and pH-responsive SS-PMAA IPN hydrogels were used as durg carrier and the release profile of BSA from these IPN hydrogels was investigated. The results showed that the release amounts depended on the component of the IPN hydrogels and temperature/pH which enables the hydrogels to be used as an oral delivery system for protein drugs.

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