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  1. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 8/2014 (pages 763–766)

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470027

  2. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 8/2014 (page 848)

    Peter J. Roth, Thomas P. Davis and Andrew B. Lowe

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470028

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    Back Cover: Well-defined poly[pentafluorophenyl (meth) acrylate] homopolymers are prepared by RAFT radical polymerization mediated by a novel chain transfer agent containing two cholesteryl groups in the R-group fragment. Subsequent reaction with a series of small-molecule amines in the presence of an appropriate Michael acceptor for ω-group end-capping yields a library of novel bischolesteryl functional hydrophilic homopolymers. Two examples of statistical copolymers are also prepared including a biologically relevant sugar derivative. Specific examples of these homopolymers are examined with respect to their ability to self assemble in aqueous media—a process driven entirely by the cholesteryl end groups. In all instances evaluated, and under the preparation conditions examined the homopolymers aggregate clearly forming polymersomes spanning an impressive size range Further details can be found in the article by P. J. Roth, T. P. Davis, and A. B. Lowe* on page 813.

  3. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 8/2014 (page 761)

    Mona M. Obadia, Bhanu P. Mudraboyina, Imène Allaoua, Ali Haddane, Damien Montarnal, Anatoli Serghei and Eric Drockenmuller

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470025

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    Front Cover: 1,2,3-Triazolium-based poly(ionic liquid)s are prepared by a solvent- and catalyst-free monotopic approach based on thermal polyaddition of an α-azide-ω-alkyne and in-situ quaternization of the resulting 1,4-/1,5-disubstituted poly(1,2,3-triazole) s. While a significant reduction in time, number of synthetic and purification steps is achieved, the resulting ion conducting materials have properties comparable to their pure 1,3,4-trisubstituted regioisomers. Further details can be found in the article by M. M. Obadia, B. P. Mudraboyina, I. Allaoua, A. Haddane, D. Montarnal, A. Serghei, and E. Drockenmuller* on page 794.

  4. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 8/2014

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470026

  5. Rapid Hybridization of Chitosan-Gold-Antibodies via Metal-free Click in Water-based Systems: A Model Approach for Naked-eye Detectable Antigen Sensors

    Jatesuda Jirawutthiwongchai, Gerald Draeger and Suwabun Chirachanchai

    Article first published online: 14 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400092

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    This work shows an approach to obtain chitosan hybridized with gold nanoparticles via metal-free click chemistry in which the reaction steps are performed in water at room temperature. The work also demonstrates how this provides a fast and practical approach for the detection of antigens with the naked eye.