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  1. 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.

  2. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 5/2015 (pages 423–426)

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570020

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    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 5/2015 (page 421)

    Kenneth P. Mineart, Xi Jiang, Hiroshi Jinnai, Atsushi Takahara and Richard J. Spontak

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570018

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    Front Cover: The morphology of a sulfonated pentablock ionomer is shown to depend sensitively on the casting solvent(s) used in deposition. Images obtained from transmission electron microscopy and microtomography reveal that casting from a nonpolar solvent, cyclohexane, produces discrete ionic microdomains embedded in a nonpolar matrix. Alternatively, casting from a relatively polar solvent, tetrahydrofuran, results in the coexistence of alternating lamellae and nonpolar cylinders arranged on a hexagonal lattice in a sulfonated matrix. Further details can be found in the article by K. P. Mineart, X. Jiang, H. Jinnai, A. Takahara, and R. J. Spontak* on page 432.

  4. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 5/2015 (page 500)

    Hao-Wen Ko, Mu-Huan Chi, Chun-Wei Chang, Chun-Hsien Su, Tzu-Hui Wei, Chia-Chan Tsai, Chi-How Peng and Jiun-Tai Chen

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570021

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    Back Cover: The fabrication of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)/polystyrene (PS) nanostructures that contain PMMA shells and encapsulated PS nanospheres is studied. The nanostructures are prepared using a triple solution wetting method with anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates. The shape of the prepared nanostructures is similar to that of a candied gourd, a traditional Chinese snack prepared by coating tomatoes skewered on a wood stick with sugar. Further details can be found in the article by H.-W. Ko, M.-H. Chi, C.-W. Chang, C.-H. Su, T.-H. Wei, C.-C. Tsai, C.-H. Peng, and J.-T. Chen* on page 439.

  5. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 5/2015

    Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201570019