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  1. Hydrophobic Scratch Resistant UV-Cured Epoxy Coating

    Marco Sangermano, Alexandre Perrot, Arnaud Gigot, Paola Rivolo, Fabrizio Pirri and Massimo Messori

    Article first published online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500238

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    Selective modification of the surface properties of UV-cured epoxy films is achieved, with an important enhancement of hydrophobicity and scratch resistance, by dispersion on the UV-curable formulations of fluorinated functionalized silica particles.

  2. NIR-Mediated Antibacterial Clay Nanocomposites: Exfoliation of Montmorillonite Nanolayers by IR825 Intercalation

    Soo Jeong Park, Eun Bi Kang, Shazid Md. Sharker, Gibaek Lee, Insik In and Sung Young Park

    Article first published online: 29 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500272

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    The exfoliation of MMT (montmorillonite) by IR825, a near infrared (NIR) active hyper-thermal antibacterial nanocomposite, is constructed using polyvinylpyrrolidione-q-catechol with sultones (C-PVPS) polymerically assembled ionic exchange reactions. The nanocomposite reveals a sharp increase in photothermal heat (ΔT = 30 °C in 5 min), and the layered MMT structure is promised for optimizing the required thermal stability to generate photothermal heat.

  3. Facile Preparation of Open-Cell PP/TPS Blend Foams Using Water as a Blowing Agent

    Ming Zhi Xu, Jun Jia Bian, Chang Yu Han and Li Song Dong

    Article first published online: 22 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500246

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    In this study, a facile and green extrusion foaming method of preparing low density and high open-cell content PP/TPS blend foams is developed by using water as a blowing agent and starch as a water carrier. Besides, this method is easy to scale up for commercial application. The obtained foams are found to be a promising absorbent material.

  4. PEDOT Dispersed With Sulfobutylated Phenol Formaldehyde Resin: A Highly-Efficient Hole Transport Material in Polymer Solar Cells

    Yuan Li and Weimei Zeng

    Article first published online: 15 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500253

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    The hole-transport properties of sulfobutylated phenol formaldehyde resin (BSPF) with flexible alkyl sulfonic acid groups are studied. As a potential hole transport material, BSPF dispersed PEDOT shows better performance than that of PEDOT:PSS in polymer solar cells, which indicates a great potential for its application as polymeric semiconductor.

  5. Photo-Reversible Supramolecular Hydrogels Assembled by α-Cyclodextrin and Azobenzene Substituted Poly(acrylic acid)s: Effect of Substitution Degree, Concentration, and Tethered Chain Length

    Mingwei Wang, Xiaojun Zhang, Li Li, Junyou Wang, Jie Wang, Jun Ma, Zhenyu Yuan, Stephen F. Lincoln and Xuhong Guo

    Article first published online: 14 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/mame.201500295

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    Photo-reversible polymeric hydrogels are prepared by α-cyclodextrin and azobenzene substituted poly(acrylic acid) s. Effects of substitution degree, tethered chain length, and polymer concentration on construction of these functional materials are investigated systematically.