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  1. First Water-Soluble Backbone Ru–Ru–Ni Heterometallic Organometallic Polymer

    Franco Scalambra, Manuel Serrano-Ruiz and Antonio Romerosa

    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400657

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    The first water-soluble backbone Ru–Ru–Ni heteroorganometallic polymer is synthesized by a reproducible and robust method. Light scattering studies show that the polymer forms stable particles in water also under air.

  2. Morphology Control in Biphasic Hybrid Systems of Semiconducting Materials

    Florian Mathias, Ana Fokina, Katharina Landfester, Wolfgang Tremel, Friederike Schmid, Kookheon Char and Rudolf Zentel

    Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400688

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    This Review refers to the morphology control of organic/inorganic hybrid materials with special focus on semiconducting materials. Simple mixing of inorganic nanoparticles and polymers leads to macroscopic segregation. Thus, different synthetic approaches to achieve stable nanocomposites via the introduction of polymer ligands are reviewed. In addition, several possibilities to control the morphology of hybrid films are discussed.

  3. Fabrication of Functional Nanofibers Through Post-Nanoparticle Functionalization

    Eunhee Jeoung, Yi-Cheun Yeh, Tyler Nelson, Takashi Kushida, Li-Sheng Wang, Rubul Mout, Xiaoning Li, Krishnendu Saha, Akash Gupta, Gülen Y. Tonga, John J. Lannutti and Vincent M. Rotello

    Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400744

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    Dithiocarbamate chemistry is applied for immobilizing nanoparticles onto nanofibers. The post-modification yields nanofibers with functionality based on the surface ligands and inherent properties of nanoparticles. Further supramolecular modification of the nanofibers is demonstrated by noncovalent attachment of fluorescent proteins to QD-coated fibers.

  4. Synthesis of a Platinum Diketonate-Containing Polymer Showing Oxygen-Resistant Phosphorescence

    Kazuo Tanaka, Amane Hirose, Kenji Tamashima and Yoshiki Chujo

    Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500104

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    Here, platinum diketonate-based alternating copolymers containing fluorene units are shown to exhibit oxygen-resistant phosphorescence. The polymers, synthesized via palladium-catalyzed Suzuki−Miyaura coupling reaction, show good solubility in common organic solvents and form homogeneous films. Phosphorescence from a triplet π-π* ligand-centered transition is found both in solution and thin films under aerobic conditions, while the emission is hardly influenced by oxygen.

  5. Preparation of Hybrid Thiol-Acrylate Emulsion-Templated Porous Polymers by Interfacial Copolymerization of High Internal Phase Emulsions

    Caitlin R. Langford, David W. Johnson and Neil R. Cameron

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400733

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    Emulsion-templated highly porous polymers containing distinct regions differing in composition, morphology, and/or properties are prepared by the simultaneous polymerization of two high internal phase emulsions contained within the same mould. The copolymerization band of the resulting emulsion-templated highly porous polymer material is found to be mechanically robust and the separate layers easily distinguishable by their differing properties.