Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editors: Kirsten Severing , Stefan Spiegel
Online ISSN: 1521-3927
Macromol. 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.