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- Color-Transformable Silicone Elastomers Prepared by Thiol-Ene Reaction with Potential Application in UV-LEDs
Yujing Zuo, Zhiming Gou, Jie Zhang and Shengyu Feng
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500671
The first example of a dual-component elastomer that can emit yellow and red primary colors at different irradiation conditions. Colorful UV-LEDs were further fabricated from the solution medium through an “in situ” cross-linking method, and the device also showed color changing property when the light was turned on.
- Orthogonal Synthesis of Block Copolymer via Photoinduced CuAAC and Ketene Chemistries
Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen, Omer Suat Taskin and Cumali Celik
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500563
A simple approach combining photoinduced copper (I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) and ketene chemistry reactions is proposed to synthesize poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polystyrene copolymer starting from easily accessible blocks, poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether, and azido terminated polystyrene. The process proceeds either simultaneously or sequentially in a one-pot procedure under near-visible light irradiation.
- Preparation of Bottlebrush Polymers via a One-Pot Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) Grafting-Through Strategy
Scott C. Radzinski, Jeffrey C. Foster and John B. Matson
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500672
Bottlebrush polymers are synthesized using a ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) strategy. ROP and ROMP are conducted sequentially in the same pot yielding well-defined bottlebrush polymers with molecular weights in excess of 106 Da. Spectroscopic analyses confirm excellent control over both polymerization steps. Bottlebrush polymers are imaged using atomic force microscopy and stain-free transmission electron microscopy.
- Diblock Polyelectrolytic Copolymers Containing Cationic Iron and Cobalt Sandwich Complexes: Living ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties
Haibin Gu, Roberto Ciganda, Ricardo Hernandez, Patricia Castel, Pengxiang Zhao, Jaime Ruiz and Didier Astruc
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500679
Diblock polyelectrolytes containing both iron and cobalt electron-reservoir sandwich complexes in their cationic forms are synthesized by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) with Grubbs' third generation catalyst and possess a rich redox chemistry. The full chemical and electrochemical reversibilities of the distinct cathodic cyclovoltammetry waves allow to determine the number of monomer units of each metalloblock.
- Recent Development of Durable and Self-Healing Surfaces with Special Wettability
Kunlin Chen, Yi Wu, Shuxue Zhou and Limin Wu
Article first published online: 2 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500591
Recent progress on the fabrication methods of some durable, self-healing surfaces with special wettability are summarized. Emphasis is placed on the fabrications of several typical wetting surfaces including superhydrophobic surfaces, amphiphobic/superamphiphobic surfaces, underwater superoleophobic surfaces and high hydrophilic antifouling surfaces.