Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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Cover Picture: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2/2005

26_02/2005Cover: The first direct organocatalytic ring-opening polymerization from cellulose fibers is presented. The synthesis was based on organocatalytic bulk ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone with cellulose cotton fiber and filter paper as the initiators. Organic acid catalysis provides a new method for the synthesis of valuable nanomaterials as well as polyesters for biomedical applications.

Further details can be found in the Communication by J. Hafrén* and A. Córdova* on page 82.

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