Macromolecular Rapid Communications
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Macromol. Rapid Commun. 23/2010
Front Cover: The image presents spherical, cubic, and tetrahedral inorganic microparticles that are used as templates to create hollow polymeric capsules. Anisotropic shapes with well-defined edges can be precisely reproduced using hydrogen-bonded multilayers, fabricated by a layer-by-layer approach. Computational modeling shows that the mechanical stability of the anisotropic capsules is enhanced by the sharp edges and vertices, in contrast to spherical microcapsules that undergo random buckling. Further information can be found in the article by O. Shchepelina, V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, W. Mao, A. Alexeev,* and V. V. Tsukruk* on page 2041.