Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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- Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1864)
Xiaoyang Wang, Hongmei Deng, Jian Li, Kai Zheng, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370078
Back Cover: A heterotritopic copillararene monomer is prepared by introducing effective neutral guest moieties to a pillararene macrocycle. This well-designed AB2-type copillararene contains strong recognition sites and relatively flexible and long linkers between the host and guest unimers, and thus efficiently assembles to form supramolecular hyperbranched polymer in chloroform solution. Particularly, this supramolecular polymer can be effectively depolymerized by adding a competitive butanedinitrile guest. Further details can be found in the article by X. Wang, H. Deng, J. Li, K. Zheng, X. Jia, and C. Li* on page 1856.
- Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (page 1793)
Claudia Simone Plüisch and Alexander Wittemann
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370075
Front Cover: Mimicking the combination of individual atoms into small molecules, spherical polymer particles (colloidal atoms) are assembled into particles clusters (colloidal molecules) with well-defined symmetries, which present not only ideal model systems for complex particles but open exciting perspectives as building blocks for hierarchically-organized materials with specific symmetries at the lattice points. Further details can be found in the article by C. S. Plüisch and A. Wittemann* on page 1798.
- Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23–24/2013 (pages 1795–1797)
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201370077
- Rod-Like Nano-Light Harvester
Jun Ling, Zhicheng Zheng, Anna Köhler and Axel H. E. Müller
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300785
Imitating the natural “energy cascade” architecture, we present a single-molecular rod-like nano-light harvester (NLH) based on a cylindrical polymer brush. Block copolymer side chains carrying light absorbing antennae (energy donors) are tethered to a linear polymer backbone containing emitting groups (energy acceptors). These NLHs exhibit very efficient energy absorption and transfer. Moreover, we manipulate the energy transfer efficiency by tuning the donor–acceptor distance.