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  1. Aliphatic Polycarbonates Based on Carbon Dioxide, Furfuryl Glycidyl Ether, and Glycidyl Methyl Ether: Reversible Functionalization and Cross-Linking

    Jeannette Hilf, Markus Scharfenberg, Jeffrey Poon, Christian Moers and Holger Frey

    Article first published online: 19 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400504

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    Well-defined polycarbonate copolymers are prepared directly from CO2, furfuryl glycidyl ether (FGE), and glycidyl methylether (GME) in a solvent-free synthesis. Based on the furfuryl moiety, both functionalization and cross-linking are performed via the convenient Diels–Alder chemistry, using maleimide derivatives. In this manner, functionalization of polycarbonates with catechol groups as well as reversible network formation are achieved.

  2. Novel Red Phosphorescent Polymers Bearing Both Ambipolar and Functionalized IrIII Phosphorescent Moieties for Highly Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

    Jiang Zhao, Meng Lian, Yue Yu, Xiaogang Yan, Xianbin Xu, Xiaolong Yang, Guijiang Zhou and Zhaoxin Wu

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400490

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    Highly efficient red phosphorescent polymers are developed with ambipolar units, functionalized IrIII phosphorescent blocks, and fluorene-based silane moieties to show exceptional electroluminescent efficiencies with a ηL of 8.31 cd A−1, ηext of 16.07%, and ηP of 2.95 lm W−1.

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    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 22/2014 (page 1901)

    Heng Zhang and Mark W. Grinstaff

    Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470079

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    Front Cover: Glycerol polymers are attracting increasingly more attention for investigation because of the diversity of structures, compositions, and synthetic routes available. Coupled with the low cost, ample supply, functionalization capability, bioavailability and renewability, glycerol polymers represent a major opportunity for use in biomedical applications and possess all of the advantages of well-known poly(hydroxy acids) and more. Further details can be found in the article by H. Zhang and M. W. Grinstaff* on page 1906.

  4. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 22/2014 (pages 1903–1905)

    Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470081

  5. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 22/2014 (page 1980)

    Carlos A. Escobar, Matthew P. Spellings, Tyler J. Cooksey and G. Kane Jennings

    Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470082

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    Back Cover: Superhydrophobic polymer coatings (right and bottom) are fabricated by direct copying of nature. The process known as micromolding surface-initiated polymerization consists of molding a superhydrophobic plant leaf (e.g. white clover, Dutchman's pipe), lining the mold with initiator and filling it with monomer, and placing against a surface that is activated for ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Further details can be found in the article by C. A. Escobar, M. P. Spellings, T. J. Cooksey, and G. K. Jennings* on page 1937.

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