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  1. Simple Synthesis of P(Cbz-alt-TBT) and PCDTBT by Combining Direct Arylation with Suzuki Polycondensation of Heteroaryl Chlorides

    Florian Lombeck, Rukiya Matsidik, Hartmut Komber and Michael Sommer

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400437

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    Direct arylation and Suzuki polycondensation (SPC) of heteroaryl chlorides are combined to develop a straightforward synthesis route to alternating conjugated copolymers. High molecular weights and yields are obtained that match those of the control materials made by the corresponding bromides.

  2. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014 (pages 1723–1726)

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470073

  3. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014 (page 1721)

    Yuta Saito, Masatsugu Shimomura and Hiroshi Yabu

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470071

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    Front Cover: A valuable preparation method for hierarchic porous inorganic materials is presented. Honeycomb-patterned porous inorganic films having hierarchic pores are prepared from various nanoscale bricks consisting of inorganic nanoparticles stabilized with a catechol-containing copolymer by using water droplets as templates. The fabrication method allows the preparation of hierarchic porous films from inorganic nanoparticles of various shapes and materials. Further details can be found in the article by Y. Saito,* M. Shimomura, and H. Yabu* on page 1763.

  4. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470072

  5. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014 (page 1812)

    Takumi Inadomi, Shogo Ikeda, Yasushi Okumura, Hirotsugu Kikuchi and Nobuyoshi Miyamoto

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470074

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    Back Cover: Poly-(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPA) hydrogel films doped with uniaxially aligned liquid crystalline nanosheets are synthesized with the help of an electric field. The gels are printed with a photo-responsive dye pattern with μm-scale resolution. The photo-irradiated gel shows temporal expansion along one direction followed by anisotropic shrinkage, which is an anomalous behavior for a conventional PNIPA gel. Further details can be found in the article by T. Inadomi, S. Ikeda, Y. Okumura, H. Kikuchi, and N. Miyamoto* on page 1741.