Macromolecular Rapid Communications
© WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
Cover Picture: Macromol. Rapid Commun. 17/2005
Cover: A poly(2-vinyl pyridine)-block-poly(acrylic acid)-block-poly(butyl methacrylate) ABC terpolymer exhibits a rich polymorphism and multifunctionality in aqueous media. At low pH, three-compartment spherical micelles are formed which are transformed to other micellar structures, i.e. compact spheres, flower like core-shell and toroids (AFM images), upon switching pH. The flower like micelles are associated to a three-dimensional physical network trough loop to bridge transitions above Cp = 0.6 wt.-% (scheme). Further details can be found in the Communication by I. Katsampas, Y. Roiter, S. Minko, and C. Tsitsilianis* on page 1371.