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May 03, 2016

TREND: Engineering of Tough Double Network Hydrogels

TREND: Engineering of Tough Double Network Hydrogels

Qiang Chen, Hong Chen, Lin Zhu, Jie Zheng*

Double network hydrogels (DN gels), consisting of two asymmetric, interpene­trating polymer networks, are considered as the toughest hydrogels. This Trend article summarizes the latest important findings of DN gels, covering new gel structures, functionalities, applications, and future perspectives.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201600038

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

April 28, 2016

TALENT: Polymeric Nanohybrids as a New Class of Therapeutic Biotransporters

TALENT: Polymeric Nanohybrids as a New Class of Therapeutic Biotransporters

Jonathan Whitlow, Settimio Pacelli, Arghya Paul*

Polymeric nanohybrids offer a useful platform to deliver drugs and genes in a selective and efficient manner. A variety of nanomaterials can be combined together with biomolecules in order to generate the next generation of biotransporters. This Talent article highlights the diverse innovative solutions in this direction with particular emphasis on the development of new biotransporters for drugs and gene delivery.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500464

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

April 07, 2016

TREND: Cationic Photoinitiators for Near UV and Visible LEDs: A Particular Insight into One-Component Systems

TREND: Cationic Photoinitiators for Near UV and Visible LEDs: A Particular Insight into One-Component Systems

Jing Zhang, Pu Xiao, Celine Dietlin, Damien Campolo, Frederic Dumur, Didier Gigmes, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Jean-Pierre Fouassier, Jacques Lalevée*

The progress made along the last forty years in the design of one-component photoinitiators of cationic polymerization reactions is briefly described. A special emphasis is provided on the most recent development of ferrocenium salts based photoinitiating systems operating under near UV and visible LEDs.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500546

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

April 05, 2016

TREND: Electrochemically Generated Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

TREND: Electrochemically Generated Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

TREND: Electrochemically Generated Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Alex Palma-Cando, Ullrich Scherf*

Assembling electroactive tetrapods into microporousthin films. Microporous polymer films produced by electrochemical oxidative polymerization of multifunctional, rigid monomers can be applied in fields that have been until now not accessible for the corresponding chemically synthesized bulk materials, e.g., organic electronic devices. High intrinsic surface area combined with a smooth surface represents a unique synergy, best-suited for applications where high quality films are required.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500484

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

March 14, 2016

TREND: Ferroelectric Polymers and Their Energy-Related Applications

TREND: Ferroelectric Polymers and Their Energy-Related Applications

Qi Li, Qing Wang*

Ferroelectric polymers combine the unique physical properties of ferroelectrics and inherent advantages of organic materials. With highly tunable physical properties via tailoring chemical compositions and processing conditions, ferroelectric polymers are becoming the core components of advanced electronics, energy storage, and conversion devices.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500503

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

March 08, 2016

TREND: Cellulose-Based Gels

TREND: Cellulose-Based Gels

Hongliang Kang, Ruigang Liu,* Yong Huang*

Cellulose, the most available biomacromolecule in nature, is an excellent candidate for designing and constructing gels and microgels. This paper summarizes the methods for preparation of cellulose-based gels in detail. Chemical, physical, or both crosslinking approaches are introduced in the preparation of cellulose-based gels, which endows them with different properties for various applications.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500493

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

March 01, 2016

TREND: Configuring Anion-Exchange Membranes for High Conductivity and Alkaline Stability by Using Cationic Polymers with Tailored Side Chains

TREND: Configuring Anion-Exchange Membranes for High Conductivity and Alkaline Stability by Using Cationic Polymers with Tailored Side Chains

Patric Jannasch,* Eva Annika Weiber

Polymeric anion-exchange membranes are crucial components in alkaline membrane fuel cells and other electrochemical energy systems. Recent results show that both OH conductivity and alkaline stability of these materials are significantly enhanced by introducing flexible and hydrolytically stable alkyl side chains in the macromolecular design. Here, the latest trends in this research area are briefly reviewed.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500481

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December 22, 2015

TALENT: Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis and Host-Guest Supermolecular Coloring Application

TALENT: Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis and Host-Guest Supermolecular Coloring Application

Yaochen Zheng, Aijin Tang, Zhulin Weng, Shengying Cai, Yu Jin, Zhengguo Gao, Chao Gao*

A novel amphiphilic hyperbranched poly(propargyl quaternary ammomium methacrylate)-co-polymethyl methacrylate is facilely synthesized via SCVP-RAFT polymerization and a sequential Menschutkin reaction. With a loose structure, tunable hydrophilic/hydrophobic segments, and strong interaction between binding site and guest molecule, it is used as an efficient dye-encapsulation additive and for common polymer coloring. The dyed polymer exhibits good uniformity, high transparency, and low dye release.

Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500321

More information on the invited Talent, Trend, and Highlight articles in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics can be found here.

May 03, 2016
TREND: Engineering of Tough Double Network Hydrogels

April 28, 2016
TALENT: Polymeric Nanohybrids as a New Class of Therapeutic Biotransporters

April 07, 2016
TREND: Cationic Photoinitiators for Near UV and Visible LEDs: A Particular Insight into One-Component Systems

April 05, 2016
TREND: Electrochemically Generated Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

March 14, 2016
TREND: Ferroelectric Polymers and Their Energy-Related Applications

March 08, 2016
TREND: Cellulose-Based Gels

March 01, 2016
TREND: Configuring Anion-Exchange Membranes for High Conductivity and Alkaline Stability by Using Cationic Polymers with Tailored Side Chains

December 22, 2015
TALENT: Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polymers: Synthesis and Host-Guest Supermolecular Coloring Application

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