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- Conjugated Polythiophene/Porphyrin Complex for Rapid and Simple Detection of Bacteria in Drinking Water
Wenmin Yan, Hongbo Yuan, Ruihua Li, Yibing Fan, Yong Zhan, Junjie Qi, Hailong An, Ruimin Niu, Gang Li and Chengfen Xing
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500188
A conjugated polymer-based electrostatic complex of anionic polythiophene with cationic porphyrin has been designed for rapid and simple detection of bacteria infection in drinking water by applying fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) strategy. This assay takes advantage of the light-harvesting property of the conjugated polymer and the ratiometric measurements for minimizing the nonspecific binding effect.
- Hysteretic Buckling for Actuation of Magnet–Polymer Composites
Anansa S. Ahmed and Raju V. Ramanujan
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500152
The development of flexible “artificial muscle” actuators is a topic of interest especially for self-assembly and origami engineering applications. This work studies the actuation of magnet–polymer composites in a novel buckling mode. The stress and strain are optimized to obtain a work density comparable to electroactive polymers. This work provides insight into the development of next generation active materials.
- You have free access to this contentMacromol. Chem. Phys. 13/2015 (page 1381)
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570041
Front Cover: High-performance aromatic polymers that show fascinating semiconducting and photovoltaic properties in organic electronic devices are successfully synthesized by a novel click functionalization technique. This technique is based on the [2+2] cycloaddition-retroelectrocyclization between electron-rich alkynes and cyano-acceptors, and the optical and electrochemical properties of the resulting polymers are due to donor–acceptor chromophores. Further details can be found in the article by T. Michinobu* on page 1387.
- Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 13/2015 (pages 1283–1286)
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570043