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Three different cyclodextrins promote the emulsion copolymerization of a highly waterinsoluble monomer, heptadecafluorodecyl methacrylate, through reversible formation of inclusion complexes. Depending on the solubility of the inclusion complex, heterocoagulation of the fluorinated copolymer with pre-formed latex particles leads to the formation of distinctive core-shell “patchy” nanostructures, which self-assemble into highly hydrophobic latex films. More information can be found in the article On page 4518 by Chengcheng Yang, Valter Castelvetro, Dominique Scalarone, Sabrina Bianchi, and Yongming Zhang.