Inside Cover, Volume 50, Issue 17


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The cover image depicts the reversible thermoresponsive properties of semi-rigid polymers based on mesogen-jacketed liquid crystal polymers, as presented by Peng Liu, Helou Xie, Haoyu Tang, Guanqun Zhong, and Hailiang Zhang on page 3664. Both the monomer and the polymer showed reversible thermoresponsive properties. The cloud point of polymer increased with increasing molecular weight with or without the trithiocarbonate end-groups, which showed the opposite trend compared to other thermoresponsive polymers with flexible backbones.