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  1. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2015 (pages 1223–1226)

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570053

  2. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2015

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570052

  3. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2015 (page 1300)

    So Young An, Seung Man Noh, Joon Hyun Nam and Jung Kwon Oh

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570054

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    Back Cover: Dual sulfide–disulfide crosslinked s–ssPxN networks are synthesized by a combination of photo-induced thiol-ene radical addition and oxidation. These networks show rapid self-healing at room temperature within 30 s to 30 min, with no need for extra heling agents. The self-healable s-ssPxN networks retain their integrity when damaged by external force and exhibit self-healing elasticity with reversible viscoelastic properties. Further details can be found in the article by S. Y. An, S. M. Noh, J. H. Nam, J. K. Oh* on page 1255.

  4. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2015 (page 1221)

    Elise Guégain, Yohann Guillaneuf and Julien Nicolas

    Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570051

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    Front Cover: Nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) of methacrylic esters is still a great challenge in the field of polymer science. This Feature Article will first discuss the reasons why this class of monomers–the most representative one being methyl methacrylate–is usually poorly controlled by NMP, and will then present the most successful strategies to control their polymerization. NMP-derived materials comprising uncontrolled methacrylate segments will also be covered. Further details can be found in the article by E. Guégain, Y. Guillaneuf, and J. Nicolas* on page 1227.

  5. Hydrogen-Bonding Toughened Hydrogels and Emerging CO2-Responsive Shape Memory Effect

    Bing Xu, Yinyu Zhang and Wenguang Liu

    Article first published online: 23 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500256

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    A robust and tough double hydrogen bonding (DHB) hydrogel is synthesized by copolymerization of 2-vinyl-4,6-diamino-1,3,5-triazine (hydrophobic H-bonding monomer) and N,N-dimethyl­­acrylamide (hydrophilic H-bonding monomer) with polyethylene glycol di­­acrylate. The DHB hydrogels demonstrate a new mode of CO2-triggered shape memory behavior because of the reversible decrosslinking and crosslinking from diaminotriazine hydrogen bonded pairs upon passing and degassing CO2 without introducing external acid.