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- Does Membrane Thickness Affect the Transport of Selective Ions Mediated by Ionophores in Synthetic Membranes?
Mihai Lomora, Ionel Adrian Dinu, Fabian Itel, Serena Rigo, Mariana Spulber and Cornelia G. Palivan
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500289
Biomimetic polymer nanocompartments (polymersomes) with ion-selective membrane permeability are designed by insertion of ionomycin. The ionophore preserves the architecture of polymersomes and is able to transport Ca2+ ions through membranes with thicknesses in the range of 10.7–13.4 nm.
- Aromatic Heterocycle 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-Substituted Thieno[3,4-b]thiophene to Build Low-Bandgap Polymer for Photovoltaic Application
Dangqiang Zhu, Liang Sun, Qian Liu, Shuguang Wen, Liangliang Han, Xichang Bao and Renqiang Yang
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500379
The electron-deficient aromatic heterocycle 1,3,4-oxadiazole replaces the carbonyl group to investigate the optical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties of thieno[3,4-b]thiophene-based polymers.
- Shape-Memory PVDF Exhibiting Switchable Piezoelectricity
Robin Hoeher, Thomas Raidt, Nikola Novak, Frank Katzenberg and Joerg C. Tiller
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500410
Cross-linking of polyvinylidene fluoride results in a polymer network that combines excellent shape-memory properties with a switchable piezoelectricity.
- You have full text access to this OnlineOpen articleToward Hybrid Materials: Group Transfer Polymerization of 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)propyl Methacrylate
Justin J. Chung, Julian R. Jones and Theoni K. Georgiou
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500356
An alkoxysilane containing monomer is polymerized by group transfer polymerization. Functional star polymers are produced that are later crosslinked to produce hybrid gels in a one-pot synthesis.
- Comparison of Loading Efficiency between Hyperbranched Polymers and Cross-Linked Nanogels at Various Branching Densities
Robert W. Graff, Yi Shi, Xiaofeng Wang and Haifeng Gao
Article first published online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500388
The encapsulation efficiency of alkynyl-containing dendron molecules into azido-containing hyperbranched polymers and cross-linked nanogels is explored. Hyperbranched polymers with “T”-shaped branching linkage represent a more open branched structure and have achieved higher loading efficiency (i.e., higher conversion) of dendron molecules than cross-linked nanogels that carried “X”-shaped branching linkage.