Inside Cover, Volume 51, Issue 4
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
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Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages iii–iv, 15 February 2013
How to Cite
(2013), Inside Cover, Volume 51, Issue 4. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 51: iii–iv. doi: 10.1002/pola.26542
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
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Novel diblock copolymers consisting of a multibranched polymethacrylate segment with densely grafted poly[2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl vinyl ether] pendants and a poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) segment are synthesized by a combination of living cationic polymerization and RAFT polymerization, as presented on page 786 by Masahiko Minoda, Tatsuya Shimizu, Sadao Miki, and Jin Motoyanagi. The obtained diblock copolymers possess well-controlled architectures. The aqueous solutions of the diblock copolymers exhibit two-stage thermoresponsive properties denoted by the appearance of two cloud points upon heating, indicating that the densely grafted poly[2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethyl vinyl ether] pendants and the poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) segments independently respond to temperature.