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Recently Published Articles
- A Reversible Multi-Stimuli-Responsive Fluorescence Probe and the Design for Combinational Logic Gate Operations
Hongyan Xia, Yangyang Xu, Guang Yang, Hao Jiang, Gang Zou and Qijin Zhang
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300829
The interconversion between the colored and colorless form of spiropyran (close-to-opened isomerization of spiropyran when exposure to UV irradiation or upon pH stimuli) can act as the driving force to modulate the fluorescence of the red-phase PDA owing to the fluorescene resonance energy transfer (FRET) between the red-phase PDA and the open merocyanine (MC) form of spiropyran. Because of the reversible chemical nature of the spiropyran group and the reversible thermochromatic transition of the hybrid PDA vesicles, the fluorescence could be reversibly switched on and off.
- Bioreducible Nanocapsules Prepared from the Self-assembly of Branched Polymer in Nanodroplet
Long-Hai Wang, Sheng-Gang Ding, Jun-Jie Yan and Ye-Zi You
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300749
A temperature-responsive PEG-based branched polymer with disulfide bonds in its backbone is prepared via RAFT polymerization. This PEG-based branched polymer is not amphiphlic polymer, but it can self-assemble into bioreducible nanocapsules in aqueous nanodroplets. The size of formed bioreducible nanocapsules can be easily controlled.
- Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1864)
Xiaoyang Wang, Hongmei Deng, Jian Li, Kai Zheng, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370078
Back Cover: A heterotritopic copillararene monomer is prepared by introducing effective neutral guest moieties to a pillararene macrocycle. This well-designed AB2-type copillararene contains strong recognition sites and relatively flexible and long linkers between the host and guest unimers, and thus efficiently assembles to form supramolecular hyperbranched polymer in chloroform solution. Particularly, this supramolecular polymer can be effectively depolymerized by adding a competitive butanedinitrile guest. Further details can be found in the article by X. Wang, H. Deng, J. Li, K. Zheng, X. Jia, and C. Li* on page 1856.
- Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1793)
Claudia Simone Plüisch and Alexander Wittemann
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370075
Front Cover: Mimicking the combination of individual atoms into small molecules, spherical polymer particles (colloidal atoms) are assembled into particles clusters (colloidal molecules) with well-defined symmetries, which present not only ideal model systems for complex particles but open exciting perspectives as building blocks for hierarchically-organized materials with specific symmetries at the lattice points. Further details can be found in the article by C. S. Plüisch and A. Wittemann* on page 1798.