Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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- Crystallization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) in Blends with Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid) Copolymers
Forrest A. Landis, Stephen R. March Jr., Dakshinamoorthy Deivasagayam and Robert T. Mathers
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300535
Blends of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid) (PMMA-co-MAA) copolymers are synthesized and blended with poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF). It is observed that the crystallization rate of PVDF is reduced when the MAA content is <5.5 mol% in the copolymer due to enhanced intermolecular interactions. At higher MAA contents, the growth of the PVDF crystallites in the blend approach that of pure PVDF.
- Direct Pyrolysis - Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Thermal Degradation of Thio-Click-Modified Poly(2-oxazoline)
Nurcan Atilkan, Helmut Schlaad, Yusuf Nur and Jale Hacaloglu
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300524
Comprehensive DP-MS analysis of the thermal degradation characteristics of thio-click-modified poly[2-(3-butenyl)-2-oxazoline] (PBOX), carrying glucose and/or perfluoroalkyl groups is carried out. Significant changes in the thermal stability and thermal degradation products are observed depending on the structure of the side chain.
- Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 23/2013 (pages 2639–2642)
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201370082
- Macromol. Chem. Phys. 23/2013 (page 2637)
Blaž Tašič, Wei Li, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Martin Čopič and Irena Drevenšek-Olenik
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201370080
Front Cover: Liquid-crystalline elastomers (LCEs) containing photo isomerizable azobenzene derivatives exhibit huge lightinduced modifications of the optical refractive index, which originate from the collective response of the LCE medium to the trans-to-cis photoisomerization process. Optical holographic patterning of LCEs provides fabrication of tunable optical diffraction structures (volume holograms) that can easily be manipulated by external stimuli, such as strain, temperature variations, and external fields. The background of the image shows a far-field laser diffraction pattern from a 2D square optical lattice imprinted into the LCE film. Further details can be found in the article by B. Tašič, W. Li, A. Sánchez-Ferrer, M. Čopič, and I. Drevenšek-Olenik* on page 2744.