Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_21b/2008Inside Cover: Supramolecular Block Copolymers with Cucurbit[8]uril in Water (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 21/2008)

Supramolecular diblock copolymers can be easily formed using the container molecule cucurbit[8]uril, which functions as a supramolecular “handcuff” by “shackling up” the chain ends of two homopolymers. O. A. Scherman and U. Rauwald describe in their Communication on page 3950 ff. how polymer chains can be bound by a stimulus-responsive ternary host–guest complex and thus form dynamic block copolymers. Amphiphilic polymer blocks can result in self-organization to more highly ordered, compartmentalized structures, such as micelles and vesicles.

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