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  1. A Poly(9-Borafluorene) Homopolymer: An Electron-Deficient Polyfluorene with “Turn-On” Fluorescence Sensing of NH3 Vapor

    Ian A. Adams and Paul A. Rupar

    Article first published online: 6 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500107

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    A substituted poly(9-borafluorene) (P9BF) homopolymer and a vinyl linked copolymer (P9BFV) are synthesized. As predicted by prior density functional theory (DFT) studies, P9BF has a reduced optical bandgap (Eg,opt = 2.28 eV) and a significantly lowered LUMO level (−3.9 eV, estimated by cyclic voltammetry (CV)) compared to polyfluorene. In addition to being a fluoride sensor in a solution, thin films of both P9BF and P9BFV exhibit a reversible turn-on fluorescence response to NH3 vapors.

  2. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 9/2015 (pages 787–789)

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570036

  3. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 9/2015 (page 860)

    Patricia R. Bachler, Michael D. Schulz, Chelsea A. Sparks, Kenneth B. Wagener and Brent S. Sumerlin

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570037

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    Back Cover: Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) are a powerful tool in synthetic chemistry. The combination of three or more functional groups in a one-pot reaction offers access to complex multifunctional molecules. Here, the utility of MCRs in functionalizing RAFT-generated polymers to create well-defined, highly polar bisphosphonic acid polymers is demonstrated. Further details can be found in the article by P. R. Bachler, M. D. Schulz, C. A. Sparks, K. B. Wagener,* and B. S. Sumerlin* on page 828.

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    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 9/2015 (page 785)

    Ziyong Cheng and Jun Lin

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570034

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    Front Cover: Ln3+-based upconversion luminescence nanomaterials have brought enormous opportunities and challenges in numerous fields. Polymers play an irreplaceable role for constructing novel functional nanomaterials with various possible practical applications in the future. Here, the most recent progress in UCNPs/polymer-based nanohybrids as well as emerging applications such as displays, bioimaging, drug delivery, sensors, and anti-counterfeiting are highlighted. Further details can be found in the article by Z. Cheng and J. Lin* on page 790.

  5. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 9/2015

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570035

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