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  1. Novel Castor Oil-Derived Block Copolymers as Promising Candidates for Biological Applications: Biorelevant and Biocompatible

    Maria Nerantzaki, Kyriakos-Vasileios Adam, Iro Koliakou, Eirini Skoufa, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, George Z. Papageorgiou and Dimitrios Bikiaris

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700305

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    A castor oil-derived monomer (thioether-containing ω-hydroxyacid) is employed for the first time for the development of fully biobased and biocompatible di-block and tri-block copolymers, based on ε-caprolactone, methoxy-poly(ethyleneglycol), and poly(ethyle glycol). The physicochemical properties of the as-prepared copolymers are investigated using different techniques, while the absence of in vitro cytotoxicity is assessed by evaluating cell proliferation and cell morphology.

  2. Revisiting the Anionic Polymerization of Methyl Ethacrylate

    Justin G. Kennemur, Frank S. Bates and Marc A. Hillmyer

    Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700282

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    Anionic polymerization of methyl ethacrylate (MEA) and block polymerization of poly(styrene-block-MEA) and poly(tert-butylstyrene-block-MEA) is reported. Living-like conditions are investigated in addition to microphase separation behavior of the block polymers. Thermal properties, kinetics, and tacticity results are discussed.

  3. In Situ Photogeneration of Palladium Nanoparticles in Thermoplastic Polyurethane: Photopatterning and Enhanced Oxygen Barrier Property

    Joey Dacula Mangadlao, Hong Xu, Eric Baer and Rigoberto C. Advincula

    Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700289

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    Palladium nanoparticles (Pd NP) in situ photogeneration in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composite films containing metal precursor and organic photoreducing agent is reported. Selective reduction and photopatterning can also be afforded using a shadow mask. The TPU films with Pd NP significantly enhance the barrier property by 64%.

  4. 1H NMR Study of “Host–Guest” Interactions of Micellar Assemblies from Amphiphilic Invertible Polymers and Peptides

    Ananiy Kohut, Oksana Zholobko, Ivan Hevus and Andriy Voronov

    Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700344

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    A detailed 1H NMR spectroscopic study reveals “host–guest” interactions between self-assembled micellar nanostructures from amphiphilic invertible polymers and peptides. Mixed micellar assemblies with incorporated peptide molecules are formed. The inner part of the assemblies consists of the hydrophobic moieties of both the polymer and the peptide, whereas the hydrophilic fragments of the polymer and peptide comprise the exterior.

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Triphenylphosphine-Containing Microporous Organic Polymers for Gas Storage and Separation

    Jiawei Xu, Chong Zhang, Zexiong Qiu, Zhenyu Lei, Bing Chen, Jia-Xing Jiang and Feng Wang

    Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700275

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    Two kinds of novel microporous organic polymers are designed and synthesized from triphenylphosphine derivatives of triphenylphosphine oxide (TBPPO) and triphenylphosphine sulfide with different triangular arylethynylene linkers. TBPPO-tris(4-ethynylphenyl)amine exhibit a high CO2 uptake capacity of 2.61 mmol g−1 at 273 K and 1.13 bar with exceptional gas selectivity of 60.2 for CO2 over N2.

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