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  1. Multiblock Copolymer-Based Dual Dynamic Disulfide and Supramolecular Crosslinked Self-Healing Networks

    So Young An, Seung Man Noh and Jung Kwon Oh

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600777

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    A new multiblock copolymer self-healing strategy that centers on the synthesis of block copolymers designed with different self-healing motifs incorporated into individual blocks with pendant disulfide linkages and carboxylic acids enables self-healing on macroscale damages through supramolecular metal–ligand interactions at room temperature and disulfide exchange reactions at moderate temperatures.

  2. Solution-Processable Hyperbranched Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles Based on C3h-Symmetric Benzotrithiophene for Polymer Solar Cells

    Xiaofu Wu, Zijian Zhang, Hao Hang, Yonghong Chen, Yuxiang Xu, Hui Tong and Lixiang Wang

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700001

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    C3h-symmetric benzotrithiophene-based hyperbranched conjugated polymer nanoparticles (BTT-HCPNs) with tunable particle sizes are prepared via Stille miniemulsion polymerization for the first time. Comparing with the corresponding star-shaped small molecule (C3h-BTT core with three diketopyrrolopyrrole arms), solution-processable BTT-HCPNs show redshifted and broader absorption spectra and narrower bandgaps, leading to higher power conversion efficiencies for solar cells based on BTT-HCPNs/PC71BM.

  3. Accelerated Combinatorial High Throughput Star Polymer Synthesis via a Rapid One-Pot Sequential Aqueous RAFT (rosa-RAFT) Polymerization Scheme

    Steffen Cosson, Maarten Danial, Julien Rosselgong Saint-Amans and Justin J. Cooper-White

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600780

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    Rapid one-pot sequential aqueous reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT): By utilizing a benchtop rapid one-pot sequential aqueous RAFT polymerization scheme, combinatorial star polymer libraries are prepared in air at microliter scale within minutes. This method opens up for new avenues for rapid bio/nanomaterial discovery.

  4. Facile Fabrication of AIE-Active Fluorescent Polymeric Nanoparticles with Ultra-Low Critical Micelle Concentration Based on Ce(IV) Redox Polymerization for Biological Imaging Applications

    Qing Wan, Dazhuang Xu, Liucheng Mao, Ziyang He, Guangjian Zeng, Yingge Shi, Fengjie Deng, Meiying Liu, Xiaoyong Zhang and Yen Wei

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600752

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    Luminescent organic nanoparticles (LONs) with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) features and ultralow critical micelle concentrations have been fabricated via Ce(IV) redox polymerization. This strategy is very simple, effective and potentially extended for fabrication of many other AIE-active LONs. The resultant AIE-active LONs possess many attractive physicochemical properties and are of great potential for biomedical applications.

  5. Ion-Conductive Properties of a Polymer Electrolyte Based on Ethylene Carbonate/Ethylene Oxide Random Copolymer

    Takashi Morioka, Koji Nakano and Yoichi Tominaga

    Version of Record online: 21 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600652

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    A random copolymer of ethylene oxide with CO2, namely, poly(ethylene carbonate/ethylene oxide) (P(EC/EO)), has been synthesized as a novel candidate for polymer electrolytes. Electrolyte composed of P(EC/EO) and lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide is promising material for use in all-solid-state batteries because of its very high Li+ conductivity.