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  1. A Redox-Dependent Electrochromic Material: Tetri-EDOT Substituted Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene

    Jingjing Shi, Xiaosi Zhu, Panpan Xu, Mengmeng Zhu, Yitong Guo, Yaowu He, Zhao Hu, Imran Murtaza, Hongtao Yu, Lijia Yan, Osamu Goto and Hong Meng

    Version of Record online: 27 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600157

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    By applying different polymerization potentials to a redox-dependent electrochromic material, the optical and electrochromic properties of the newly synthesized 2D-like and 3D-like twin polymers can be tuned.

  2. Diphenylphosphino Styrene-Containing Homopolymers: Influence of Alkylation and Mobile Anions on Physical Properties

    Chainika Jangu, Alison R. Schultz, Candace E. Wall, Alan R. Esker and Timothy E. Long

    Version of Record online: 27 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600037

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    Conventional free radical polymerization and post-alkylation of 4-diphenylphosphino styrene achieve a new class of high-molecular-weight phosphonium-containing homopolymers with tunable thermal, viscoelastic, and wetting properties. Post-alkylation and subsequent anion exchange provide an effective method for tuning Tg values and thermal stability as a function of alkyl chain length and counteranion selection.

  3. Bioinspired Interface Engineering in Elastomer/Graphene Composites by Constructing Sacrificial Metal–Ligand Bonds

    Jing Huang, Zhenghai Tang, Zhijun Yang and Baochun Guo

    Version of Record online: 27 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600226

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    Inspired by the concept of sacrificial bond, a strong yet sacrificial interface composed of metal–ligand coordination bonds is constructed in the rubber/graphene composite. The strong interface ensures a high efficient stress transfer meanwhile it is sacrificial during stretching, which dissipates enormous energy. As a result, the composite exhibits a combination of high strength and high toughness.

  4. Effect of Fluorine Substitution on the Charge Carrier Dynamics of Benzothiadiazole-Based Solar Cell Materials

    In-Sik Kim, In-Bok Kim, Dong-Yu Kim, Seong-Hoon Kwon and Do-Kyeong Ko

    Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600197

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    The charge carrier dynamics of benzothiadiazole-based conjugated polymer, named PBT, as well as of its fluorinated analogues, PFBT and PDFBT, are investigated by femtosecond transient absorption (TA) spectroscopy. In addition, bulk heterojunctions containing both each copolymer and fullerene derivative are also analyzed using the TA measurement.

  5. Self-Assembled Colloidal Particle Clusters from In Situ Pickering-Like Emulsion Polymerization via Single Electron Transfer Mechanism

    Jinfeng Yuan, Weiting Zhao, Mingwang Pan and Lei Zhu

    Version of Record online: 25 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600206

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    Raspberry-like colloidal particles clusters (CPCs) from self-assembled poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(styrene-co-tert-butyl acrylate) [PVDF/P(St-co-tBA)] Janus particles are synthesized via one-pot seeded Pickering-like emulsion polymerization. The driving force for such self-assembly is attributed to the higher hydrophobicity of the P(St-co-tBA) bulges on the Janus particles. These complex CPCs are promising for superhydrophobic smart coatings.

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