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  1. A Facile Method Synthesizing Hydrogel Using Hybranched Polyether Amine (hPEA) as Coinitiator and Crosslinker

    Zhiyong Liu, Changxu Zhang, Hongjie Xu, Xiaodong Ma, Zixing Shi and Jie Yin

    Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700251

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    In this article a facile and universal method to synthesize hydrogel with negligible defects named as initiator-crosslinker hydrogel is described. With the assistance of initiator, hybranched polymer initiated monomer grows from itself and the coupling termination mechanism results in a nearly uniform network with negligible defects. In addition, this method may have potential applications in other materials synthesis.

  2. Characterization of Adsorbed Polymer Layers: Preparation, Determination of the Adsorbed Amount and Investigation of the Kinetics of Irreversible Adsorption

    David Nieto Simavilla, Anna Panagopoulou and Simone Napolitano

    Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700303

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    We discuss on the preparation and characterization of Irreversibly adsorbed polymer layers, nanomaterials showing a strong deviation from the behavior of thick polymer melts and thin spincoated films. After introducing the physics of irreversible adsorption, the most commonly used techniques to characterize the thickness of these layers, a parameter equivalent to the number of chains adsorbed per unit surface, are reviewed.

  3. Acrylated Alkyds Synthesized via Quasi-Living Radical Polymerization: ATRP and RAFT

    Priyanka P. Nalawade and Mark D. Soucek

    Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700234

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    A new method for the synthesis of acrylated alkyds using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) polymerization is demonstrated. The ATRP polymerized acrylated alkyds are cured via autoxidation curing process. Acrylated alkyds offer the ease of application and film forming properties of alkyds with the exterior durability of vinyl and acrylic systems.

  4. Fluorescent ROMP Monomers and Copolymers for Biomedical Applications

    Esther K. Riga, David Boschert, Maria Vöhringer, Vania Tanda Widyaya, Monika Kurowska, Wibke Hartleb and Karen Lienkamp

    Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700273

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    The cost-effective synthesis of three fluorescent oxanorbornene monomers carrying nitrobenzofurazan (green), coumarin (blue), and rhodamin B (red) as fluorophores, their polymerization by ring-opening metathesis polymerization, and their use in material applications are presented.

  5. Interfacial-Active Polymer Nanoparticles, Their Assemblies, and SERS Application

    Nikunjkumar R. Visaveliya, Xiang Li, Andrea Knauer, Bhagavatula L. V. Prasad and Johann Michael Köhler

    Version of Record online: 21 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700261

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    Interfacial polymer nanoparticles with core–shell type morphology can be generated via semi-microfluidic techniques. Swellable surface layer of particles allows assembling the guest nanoparticles via controlled electrostatic interactions with desired number of layers through layer-by-layer approach. Fine-tuned functional nanoassembly particles can be used as potential sensor particles for surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensing applications.