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  1. 4-Styrenesulfonyl-(2-methyl)aziridine: The First Bivalent Aziridine-Monomer for Anionic and Radical Polymerization

    Tassilo Gleede, Elisabeth Rieger, Tatjana Homann-Müller and Frederik R. Wurm

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700145

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    The first bivalent aziridine for the anionic ring-opening and radical vinyl polymerization is presented. Postpolymerization modifications of pendant vinyls or aziridines allow the preparation of poly(ethylene imine)- and poly(alkylene)-derivatives by orthogonal chemistry or thermal cross-linking.

  2. The Photoelectric Properties of Polymer Acceptors Containing Oxadiazole and Thiadiazole

    Chao Weng, Zhaoxia Liu, Huan Guo and Songting Tan

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700094

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    Two A1–D–A2–D type polymer acceptors containing oxadiazole (PNOZ) or thiadiazole (PNTZ) are prepared and applied for all-polymer solar cells. Employing PNTZ as the acceptor material and PTB7 as the donor material, the all-polymer solar cells based on PTB7/PTNZ give the a power conversion efficiency of 2.58%.

  3. Development of Polyvinyl Alcohol Based High Strength Biocompatible Composite Films

    Amit Kumar Sonker, Arun Kumar Teotia, Ashok Kumar, Rajaram Krishna Nagarale and Vivek Verma

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700130

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    Synergistic effect of crosslinking and reinforcement is demonstrated on the thermal, mechanical, and swelling properties of polyvinyl alcohol. In addition, the cyto- and hemocompatibility of the composite is also evinced.

  4. Porphyrin–Polyelectrolyte Nanoassemblies: The Role of Charge and Building Block Architecture in Self-Assembly

    Sabine Frühbeißer and Franziska Gröhn

    Version of Record online: 24 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201600526

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    Supramolecular structures result from electrostatic self-assembly of the anionic charged porphyrin meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)-porphyrin with different cationic polyelectrolytes. Light scattering reveals defined structures with hydrodynamic radii between RH = 30 nm and RH = 180 nm and ζ-potential measurements highlight the decisive role of the surface charge density for the structure formation.

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of Benzodithiophene–Chalcogenophene Based Copolymers: A Comparative Study of Optoelectronic Properties and Photovoltaic Applications

    Shahjad, Ranoo Bhargav, Dinesh Bhardwaj, Anamika Mishra and Asit Patra

    Version of Record online: 23 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201700038

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    Tuning of Optoelectronic Properties: Three benzodithiophene–chalcogenophene based copolymers are synthesized to investigate the effects of the heteroatom(s) on the optoelectronic properties, computational results, and photovoltaic performances.

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