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  1. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2015 (page 1616)

    Kai Guo, Zaihong Guo, James M. Ludlow III, Tingzheng Xie, Shengyun Liao, George R. Newkome and Chrys Wesdemiotis

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570070

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    Back Cover: Top-down multidimensional mass spectrometry, interfacing electrospray ionization (ESI) with ion mobility mass spectrometry (IM-MS) and energy resolved (gradient) tandem mass spectrometry (gMS2), reveals the stoichiometries, architectures, and intrinsic stabilities of coordinatively bound supramolecular polymers with high sensitivity and specificity. Crystalline or highly pure samples are not required due to the dispersive nature of the orthogonal IM and MS steps. Further details can be found in the article by K. Guo, Z. Guo, J. M. Ludlow III, T. Xie, S. Liao, G. R. Newkome,* and C. Wesdemiotis* on page 1539.

  2. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2015 (page 1533)

    Liye Yang, Wenying Li, Yanyu Huang, Yangliang Zhou and Tianfeng Chen

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570067

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    Front Cover: A RGD peptide is covalently conjugated to a fluorescent selenocompound BSeC using polyethylenimine as a linker, which forms a nanosystem in aqueous solution. This rational design effectively enhances the selective cellular uptake of BSeC in human glioma cells, and increases its selectivity between cancer and normal cells. Further details can be found in the article by L. Yang, W. Li, Y. Huang, Y. Zhou, and T. Chen* on page 1559.

  3. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2015

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570068

  4. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2015 (pages 1535–1538)

    Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570069

  5. 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

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    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.