Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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Recently Published Articles
- Self-Assembled Microspheres Driven by Dipole-Dipole Interactions: UCST-Type Transition in Water
Nobuyuki Morimoto, Kanna Muramatsu, Tetsuichi Wazawa, Yuichi Inoue and Makoto Suzuki
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300798
Self-assembled microspheres based on dipole-dipole interactions are prepared using poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(sulfobetaine block copolymer. Microspheres are easy to obtain by dispersing the block polymer in water. The block copolymers exhibit an upper critical solution temperature (UCST) in water and the microspheres are dissociated above the UCST. The UCST increases when the degree of polymerization is increased.
- Combination of ATRA and ATRC for the Synthesis of Periodic Vinyl Copolymers
Chun-Hao Wang, Zi-Yuan Song, Xin-Xing Deng, Li-Jing Zhang, Fu-Sheng Du and Zi-Chen Li
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300721
A new approach to periodic vinyl copolymers is reported. The approach involves the synthesis of two MSUs via ATRA and the subsequent polymerization via ATRC, two new periodic copolymers of MMA and St, AN and St, are obtained and characterized.
- One-Pot Synthesis of Molecular Bottle-Brush Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Superior Dispersibility in Water
Yong Deng, Qin Hu, Qiulin Yuan, Yan Wu, Ying Ling and Haoyu Tang
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300673
Molecular bottle-brush functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with superior dispersibility in water are synthesized by a one-pot synthetic methodology. Elongating the main-chain and side-chain length of molecular bottle-brushes can further increase the SWCNT dispersibility.
- Orienting Semi-Conducting π-Conjugated Polymers
Martin Brinkmann, Lucia Hartmann, Laure Biniek, Kim Tremel and Navaphun Kayunkid
Article first published online: 2 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300712
Recent advances in the orientation of semi-conducting π-conjugated polymers are reported. Methods involving shear forces (rubbing and friction transfer) or epitaxial growth on various substrates are presented and discussed in terms of the anisotropic optical and charge transport properties.
- Nanoparticles of Well-Defined 4-Arm Stars made using Nanoreactors in Water
Khaled O. Sebakhy, Mikhail Gavrilov, David Valade, Zhongfan Jia and Michael J. Monteiro
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300665
Nanoreactors are used to produce well-defined polystyrene nanoparticles in water consisting of 4-arm stars using the R-group RAFT polymerization. The size and molecular weight could be independently controlled.