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  1. Solid-Phase Synthesis of a Seventh-Generation Inverse Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer: Importance of the Loading Ratio on the Resin

    Chai-Lin Kao, Adela Ya-Ting Huang and Hui-Ting Chen

    Version of Record online: 20 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700062

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    A record-high seventh-generation dendimer is produced through solid-phase dendrimer synthesis. By systematic investigation, the loading ratio of resin is identified as the major factor in the preparation of higher generation of dendrimer through solid-phase dendrimer synthesis. Current developed method can produce seventh generation of dendrimer without any chromatographic purification and the synthesis is completed in 15 d.

  2. Effect of Isomeric Structures on Photovoltaic Performance of D–A Copolymers

    Fangyuan Xie, Dan He, Han Pan, Jiaxing Jiang and Liming Ding

    Version of Record online: 19 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700074

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    The effect of isomeric structures on photovoltaic performance is studied. PBDTiBTTP solar cells present less charge recombination, giving a higher power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 6.51% with much higher short-circuit current (Jsc) and fill factor (FF).

  3. Photoinduced Iron-Based Water-Induced Phase Separable Catalysis (WPSC) ICAR ATRP of Poly(ethylene glycol) Methyl Ether Methacrylate

    Jian Wu, Bingjie Zhang, Lifen Zhang, Zhenping Cheng and Xiulin Zhu

    Version of Record online: 19 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700116

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    A practical and highly efficient catalyst recycling system, named photoinduced iron-based water-induced phase separable catalysis, with initiators for continuous activator regeneration for atom transfer radical polymerization, is developed under UV irradiation at room temperature using hydrophilic PEGMA500 as the model monomer.

  4. Photoresponsive Passive Micromixers Based on Spiropyran Size-Tunable Hydrogels

    Jeroen ter Schiphorst, Giuseppe G. Melpignano, Hossein Eslami Amirabadi, Menno H. J. M. Houben, Sterre Bakker, Jaap M. J. den Toonder and Albertus P. H. J. Schenning

    Version of Record online: 18 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700086

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    Passive micromixers have proven their use in microfluidic systems, improving the mixing efficiency and allowing higher throughput. In this work a spiropyran containing photoresponsive size-tunable hydrogel based passive micromixer is fabricated, which is used as a passive micromixer allowing to switch from a mixed to a nonmixed fluid flow in a microchannel by light.

  5. Room Temperature Sensing Achieved by GaAs Nanowires and oCVD Polymer Coating

    Xiaoxue Wang, Sema Ermez, Hilal Goktas, Silvija Gradečak and Karen Gleason

    Version of Record online: 13 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700055

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    A room-temperature operating, sensitive, and selective chemiresistor based on GaAs nanowire arrays with conformal conductive polymer coatings is reported. High sensitivity of the nanostructure to detect various organic vapors is demonstrated and the selectivity is also studied. Overall, the novel structure exhibits good sensitivity and selectivity in gas sensing, and provides a promising platform for future sensor design.