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  1. Semi-IPNs with Moisture-Triggered Shape Memory and Self-Healing Properties

    Zhi-Chao Jiang, Yao-Yu Xiao, Yang Kang, Bang-Jing Li and Sheng Zhang

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700149

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    Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks with water-induced self-repairing property and moisture-/thermotriggered shape memory effect are prepared by introducing two kinds of supramolecular interactions into a polymer matrix. The hydrogen bonds function as water-sensitive switches, making the materials show moisture-induced shape memory effect. The host–guest interactions (β-CD-Ad) serve as both permanent phases and self-healing motifs during shape memory assisted self-healing process.

  2. Porous Poly(Ionic Liquid) Membranes as Efficient and Recyclable Absorbents for Heavy Metal Ions

    Yongyuan Ren, Jiandong Zhang, Jiangna Guo, Fei Chen and Feng Yan

    Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700151

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    Porous poly(ionic liquid) (PIL) membranes are synthesized via in situ photo-crosslinking of vinyl imidazole with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic ionic liquid monomers. The prepared PIL membranes show high metal ion absorption capacity, and can be easily recycled.

  3. End-Functionalized Palladium SCS Pincer Polymers via Controlled Radical Polymerizations

    Diane S. Lye, Aaron E. Cohen, Madeleine Z. Wong and Marcus Weck

    Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700174

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    A direct route toward polymers end-functionalized with palladated sulfur–carbon–sulfur pincer (PdII-pincer) complexes, avoiding postpolymerization steps, is reported. Combining reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization with functionalized chain-transfer agents, and styrene, tert-butyl acrylate, or N-isopropylacrylamide monomers, polymers of dispersities (Đ) 1.18–1.44 are obtained. This methodology provides a direct pathway for the fabrication of PdII-pincer polymers with complete end-group functionalization.

  4. Application of Bottlebrush Block Copolymers as Photonic Crystals

    Allegra L. Liberman-Martin, Crystal K. Chu and Robert H. Grubbs

    Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700058

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    Brush block copolymers have emerged as promising components in the bottom-up synthesis of photonic crystals from common organic chemical feedstocks. This polymer architecture permits fabrication of photonic crystal films under ambient conditions driven by self-assembly. Photonic properties can be controlled by the backbone length of the brush block copolymer or by utilizing blending techniques.

  5. Pillar[5]arene-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Fluorescent Copolymer: A Promising Recognition and Adsorption Material for Adiponitrile by Selective Formation of a Conjugated Polypseudorotaxane

    Wei Cui, Hao Tang, Linxian Xu, Lingyun Wang, Herbert Meier and Derong Cao

    Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700161

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    A fluorescent pillar[5]arene-diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymer exhibits highly selective binding towards adiponitrile and forms a polypseudorotaxane, which can be applied in the recognition and adsorption of adiponitrile in water.