Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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Editor-in-Chief: Kirsten Severing
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
Macromol. Rapid Commun. 6/2008
Front Cover: In this work we prepared multi-sensitive aqueous microgel particles with incorporated conducting PEDOT nanorods, as can be seen on the cover picture. The obtained microgels can be stimulated by changing the environment temperature as well as by the repulsion/attraction forces within the polymer network due to the reversible oxidation/reduction of the conjugated polymer. Microgels with unique properties can be operated in colloidal systems or used as building blocks for the preparation of nanostructured films. Further details can be found in the article by J. Hain, F. Eckert, A. Pich*, and H.-J. Adler on page 472.