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

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Charge Carrier Transport and Photogeneration in P3HT:PCBM Photovoltaic Blends

    Frédéric Laquai, Denis Andrienko, Ralf Mauer and Paul W. M. Blom

    Article first published online: 3 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500047

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    The charge carrier mobility in regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene):methano­fullerene (RR-P3HT:PCBM) photovoltaic blends largely governs the power conversion efficiency of devices. Postproduction thermal annealing increases the hole mobility by two orders of magnitude leading to balanced mobilities, thereby reducing space charge effects. This in combination with field-independent charge generation and reduced non-geminate recombination explains the good overall performance of P3HT:PCBM solar cells.