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  1. Photopiezoelectric Composites of Azobenzene-Functionalized Polyimides and Polyvinylidene Fluoride

    Jeong Jae Wie, David H. Wang, Vincent P. Tondiglia, Nelson V. Tabiryan, Rafael O. Vergara-Toloza, Loon-Seng Tan and Timothy J. White

    Article first published online: 22 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400455

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    Light to work to electricity. Photo­piezoelectric composites composed of amorphous, azobenzene-functionalized polyimides laminated with the piezoelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride are shown to generate time-sequenced electrical signals of as much as 6 mV upon irradiation with 445 nm light.

  2. Simple Synthesis of P(Cbz-alt-TBT) and PCDTBT by Combining Direct Arylation with Suzuki Polycondensation of Heteroaryl Chlorides

    Florian Lombeck, Rukiya Matsidik, Hartmut Komber and Michael Sommer

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400437

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    Direct arylation and Suzuki polycondensation (SPC) of heteroaryl chlorides are combined to develop a straightforward synthesis route to alternating conjugated copolymers. High molecular weights and yields are obtained that match those of the control materials made by the corresponding bromides.

  3. Contents: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014 (pages 1723–1726)

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470073

  4. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014 (page 1721)

    Yuta Saito, Masatsugu Shimomura and Hiroshi Yabu

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470071

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    Front Cover: A valuable preparation method for hierarchic porous inorganic materials is presented. Honeycomb-patterned porous inorganic films having hierarchic pores are prepared from various nanoscale bricks consisting of inorganic nanoparticles stabilized with a catechol-containing copolymer by using water droplets as templates. The fabrication method allows the preparation of hierarchic porous films from inorganic nanoparticles of various shapes and materials. Further details can be found in the article by Y. Saito,* M. Shimomura, and H. Yabu* on page 1763.

  5. Masthead: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 20/2014

    Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201470072