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  1. Scalable Antifouling Reverse Osmosis Membranes Utilizing Perfluorophenyl Azide Photochemistry

    Brian T. McVerry, Mavis C. Y. Wong, Kristofer L. Marsh, James A. T. Temple, Catalina Marambio-Jones, Eric M. V. Hoek and Richard B. Kaner

    Article first published online: 8 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400226

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    Biofouling is considered the “Achilles heel” of membrane-based water treatment. A method is presented that utilizes perfluorophenyl azide photochemistry to modify the surface of reverse osmosis membranes with hydrophilic brush polymers that prevent irreversible fouling. The modification is complete in minutes, performed under ambient conditions, and maintains the roll-to-roll manufacturing of current reverse osmosis membranes.

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    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2014 (page 1161)

    Shereen Tan, Katharina Ladewig, Qiang Fu, Anton Blencowe and Greg G. Qiao

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470042

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    Front Cover: Cyclodextrin (CD)-based host-guest chemistry relies on specific, yet reversible non-covalent interactions between CD and a guest. Using this interaction, CD host-guest chemistry has been applied towards the fabrication of advanced functional assemblies and hydrogel materials. This review outlines new found applications using these materials which have renewed interest across a wide range of fields. Further details can be found in the article by S. Tan, K. Ladewig, Q. Fu, A. Blencowe* and G. Qiao* on page 1166.

  3. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2014

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470043

  4. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 13/2014 (pages 1163–1165)

    Article first published online: 2 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470044

  5. Solution-Processable Donor–Acceptor Polymers with Modular Electronic Properties and Very Narrow Bandgaps

    Michael E. Foster, Benjamin A. Zhang, Dustin Murtagh, Yi Liu, Matthew Y. Sfeir, Bryan M. Wong and Jason D. Azoulay

    Article first published online: 30 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400228

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    Bridgehead imine-substituted cyclopentadithiophene structural units, in combination with highly electronegative acceptors that exhibit progressively delocalized π-systems, afford the capability to fine-tune structural and electronic properties so as to achieve modular donor–acceptor copolymers with broad- and long-wavelength light absorption in the infrared, and solution-processable materials with some of the narrowest bandgaps reported to date.