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  1. Construction and Self-Assembly of Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles via Coordination Association and Electrostatic Repulsion in Water

    Zhengguang Zhu, Na Xu, Qiuping Yu, Lei Guo, Hui Cao, Xinhua Lu and Yuanli Cai

    Article first published online: 3 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500281

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    Cu(II)-bonded aqueous single-chain nano­particles (SCNPs) can be achieved via simultaneous coordination-association/electrostatic-repulsion interactions in single chains of histamine-based block copolymer in acidic water. SCNPs are stabilized in acidic water and can self-assemble into micelles, networks, and large aggregates programmably upon alkalization of the solution. Such unique media-sensitive phase-transformation behaviors provide a general, facile, and versatile platform for construction of enzyme-inspired smart aqueous catalysts.

  2. Synthesis of Cross-Linked Polymeric Micelle pH Nanosensors: An Investigation of Design Flexibility

    E. K. Pramod Kumar, Rasmus I. Jølck and Thomas L. Andresen

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500236

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    Shell stabilized polymeric core–shell–corona micelle-based ratiometric pH nanosensors are synthesized using click chemistry via two different design strategies, mixed micellization and postmicelle modifications. Mixed micellization reduces the requirement of dimensional synthetic modification of the micelles and hence provides more precise knowledge of the overall composition of the nanosensors. Both strategies provide nanosensors having a similar pH sensitivity range.

  3. Efficient Synthesis of Single-Chain Globules Mimicking the Morphology and Polymerase Activity of Metalloenzymes

    Ana Sanchez-Sanchez, Arantxa Arbe, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Juan Colmenero and José A. Pomposo

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500252

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    Metalloenzyme mimicking characteristics of bioinspired water-borne unimolecular globules constructed via single-chain technology allow controlled synthesis of water-soluble polymers and thermoresponsive hydrogels.

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

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

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

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