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    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19/2015 (page 1697)

    Tao Lu, Shenmin Zhu, Jun Ma, Jinyou Lin, Wanlin Wang, Hui Pan, Feng Tian, Wang Zhang and Di Zhang

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570075

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    Front Cover: Thermo-responsive photonic polymers with hierarchical structure are synthesized by grafting poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) on Morpho butterfly wing scales. The use of glutaraldehyde plays a crucial role to ensure the connection of PNIPAM with the scales through chemical bonding. A distinct red-shift in reflectance spectra upon temperature is observed due to the refractive index change of the the whole specimen, demonstrating a thermo-responsive photonic property. Further details can be found in the article by T. Lu, S. Zhu,* J. Ma, J. Lin, W. Wang, H. Pan, F. Tian, W. Zhang, and D. Zhang* on page 1722.

  2. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19/2015 (page 1772)

    Tongbing Sun, Puzhen Li and Jung Kwon Oh

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570078

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    Back Cover: Novel dual-location, dual-reduction, and photoresponsive block copolymer micelles are reported. The micelles have disulfides at the core/corona interfaces and pendant photocleavable o-nitrobenzyl thioether groups in their hydrophobic cores. These structures promote synergistic release in response to a combination of dual locational stimuli. Further details can be found in the article by T. Sun, P. Li , and J. K. Oh* on page 1742.

  3. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19/2015

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570076

  4. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 19/2015 (pages 1699–1701)

    Article first published online: 1 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570077

  5. Balanced Ambipolar Poly(diketopyrrolopyrrole-alt-tetrafluorobenzene) Semiconducting Polymers Synthesized via Direct Arylation Polymerization

    Kai Wang, Guojie Wang and Mingfeng Wang

    Article first published online: 30 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500377

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    An ambipolar π-conjugated copolymer is synthesized via direct arylation polymerization. Two different combinations of monomers are investigated under various catalytic conditions to achieve polymers with minimal structural defects. The optimized condition gives polymer balanced electron and hole mobility of 1 × 10−2 cm2 V−1 S−1 in organic field-effect transistors fabricated under ambient conditions.