Macromolecular Rapid Communications
© WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1/2008
Cover: The cover picture shows the ion-induced negative-shift of the lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of a novel thermo-responsive smart copolymer. After capturing the guest potassium ions, the LCST value of the copolymer changes from LCSTb to LCSTa. The ion-responsive behavior of the smart polymer is similar to the behavior of Venus flytraps. Further details can be found in the article by P. Mi, L.-Y. Chu,* X.-J. Ju, and C. H. Niu on page 27.