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  1. Synthesis and Adhesive Property Study of a Mussel-Inspired Adhesive Based on Poly(vinyl alcohol) Backbone

    Zelin Wu, Liang Li, Youbing Mu and Xiaobo Wan

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700206

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    A mussel-inspired adhesive is synthesized from two cheap commercially available materials: poly(vinyl alcohol) and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid. This bioinspired adhesive exhibits good bonding ability on metal, glass, plastic, and wood, and the maximum bonding strength can up to 4.0 MPa at dry conditions on aluminum substrate.

  2. Synthesis of Dendritic Polyethylene Brushes with Polysiloxane as the Main Chain

    Zhongchuan Peng, Dongyang Yi, Zhaohong Xue, Huayi Li, Qian Li and Youliang Hu

    Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700143

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    A new synthetic procedure is described for the preparation of dendritic polyethylene brushes with polysiloxane as the main chain via the condensation reaction of Si-O-CH3 using a dibutyltin maleate catalyst, describing for the first time that it is possible to simply and efficiently prepare highly branched architectures for this type of polymer.

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  4. A Multitasking Hydrogel Based on Double Dynamic Network with Quadruple-Stimuli Sensitiveness, Autonomic Self-Healing Property, and Biomimetic Adhesion Ability

    Jiakai Chen, Qian Su, Ruiwei Guo, Jinwei Zhang, Anjie Dong, Cunguo Lin and Jianhua Zhang

    Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700166

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    Multiresponsive hydrogels demonstrate great promise for multifarious applications. However, their preparations often require multistep and complex synthetic procedures. Herein, by constructing double dynamic network using inexpensive commercial materials, a multitasking hydrogel with temperature, pH, glucose, and redox quadruple-stimuli sensitiveness, autonomic self-healing property, and biomimetic adhesion ability is readily obtained, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-implement approach to fabricate multifunctional hydrogels.

  5. Effect of Alkyl Side Chains on the Photovoltaic Performance of 2,1,3-Benzoxadiazole-Based (-X-DADAD-)n-Type Copolymers

    Irina V. Klimovich, Diana K. Susarova, Liana N. Inasaridze, Alexander V. Akkuratov, Alexander. V. Chernyak and Pavel A. Troshin

    Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700055

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    The bulkiness of the solubilizing alkyl side chains influences strongly optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties of conjugated polymers. A clear relationship is revealed between the parameters of the photovoltaic cells and the structure of the solubilizing alkyl groups.

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