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  1. Electronic Interactions of n-Doped Perylene Diimide Groups Appended to Polynorbornene Chains: Implications for Electron Transport in Organic Electronics

    Minh T. Nguyen, Joshua D. Biberdorf, Bradley J. Holliday and Richard A. Jones

    Version of Record online: 25 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700420

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    Electronic interactions of n-doped perylene diimide groups appended to polynorbornene chains are studied in detail using electrochemical methods, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and redox conductivity measurements.

  2. Organocatalyzed Photo-Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methacrylic Acid in Continuous Flow and Surface Grafting

    Gijs Ramakers, Alexander Krivcov, Vanessa Trouillet, Alexander Welle, Hildegard Möbius and Tanja Junkers

    Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700423

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    The grafting of polymethacrylic acid brushes from planar silicon wafers is achieved using organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization. The behavior of this reaction using 10-phenylphenothiazine as catalyst is revealed using continuous flow and batch reactors.

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    Synthetic Metals

    Wai-Yeung Wong and Ben Zhong Tang

    Version of Record online: 18 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700544

  4. Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) Modification via Organocatalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

    Xin Hu, Yajun Zhang, Guopeng Cui, Ning Zhu and Kai Guo

    Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700399

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    A “Graft from” approach via organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization is developed to synthesize poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) graft copolymers by using N-phenylphenothiazine as a model organic photoredox catalyst. Great temporal control of polymerization and high graft content are achieved and the resultant graft copolymers might be used as novel dielectric materials.

  5. Green Tea Makes Polyphenol Nanoparticles with Radical-Scavenging Activities

    Siying Xiang, Peng Yang, Hao Guo, Shu Zhang, Xiaokang Zhang, Fang Zhu and Yiwen Li

    Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700446

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    Here, the fabrication of a series of polyphenol nanoparticles only from green tea extraction compounds via a “green” chemistry approach is described. The resulting antioxidant nanoparticles exhibit better free-radical scavenging activities than synthetic melanin nanoparticles.