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  1. Masthead: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 15/2015

    Article first published online: 3 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570048

  2. Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 15/2015 (pages 1591–1593)

    Article first published online: 3 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570049

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    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 15/2015 (page 1589)

    Wiebke Maaßen, Stefan Oelmann, David Peter, Walter Oswald, Norbert Willenbacher and Michael A. R. Meier

    Article first published online: 3 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201570047

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    Front Cover: The synthesis of bio-based pressure sensitive adhesives and their characterization in terms of mechanical properties relevant to processing and application is described. Renewable monomers are obtained from vegetable oils as a renewable feedstock and polymerized via free radical polymerization, resulting in high molecular weight polymers with mechanical and adhesive properties similar to conventional pressure sensitive adhesives. Further details can be found in the article by W. Maaßen, S. Oelmann, D. Peter, W. Oswald, N. Willenbacher,* and M. A. R. Meier* on page 1609.

  4. MALDI-TOF Analysis of Halogen Telechelic Poly(methyl methacrylate)s and Poly(methyl acrylate)s Prepared by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) or Single Electron Transfer-Living Radical Polymerization (SET-LRP)

    Justine Couthouis, Helmut Keul and Martin Möller

    Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500144

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    Poly(methyl methacrylate) and poly­(methyl acrylate) samples are prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization or single electron transfer-living radical polymerization using methyl dichloroacetate (MDCA) and ethyl dibromoacetate (EDBA) as bifunctional initiators. Characteristics of the polymers are determined by GPC and NMR analyses; particular attention is paid to the end group functionality estimated by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

  5. Improved Synthesis of Oligomeric Sulfone-Based Phthalonitriles

    Matthew Laskoski, Teddy M. Keller, Holly L. Ricks-Laskoski, Carl B. Giller and Judson Hervey

    Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201500198

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    An improved method for the synthesis of oligomeric sulfonyl-containing phthalo­nitriles with excellent processability has been developed. This phthalonitrile resin exhibits lower viscosities relative to previously reported systems and after thermal curing to yield crosslinked polymers, this sulfonyl-based polymer demonstrates superb mechanical properties and thermo-oxidative stability, absorbs less than 1.0 weight percent water, and maintains good dielectric properties.