Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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33_03/2012Macromol. Rapid Commun. 3/2012

Front Cover: Marine mussels use their threads for attachment to any substratum and these biopolymer gradient fibers show an excellent combination of stiff and soft mechanical properties. A straightforward approach is presented for the preparation of bioinspired macroscopic longitudinal polymer gradient materials on the centimeter scale based on a poly(dimethyl siloxane) system. Fur-ther details can be found in the article by K. U. Claussen, R. Giesa, T. Scheibel, and H.-W. Schmidt* on page 206. Cover image courtesy of Genevieve Anderson.

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