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  1. The Interaction Between Amphiphilic Polymer Materials and Guest Molecules: Selective Adsorption and Its Related Applications

    Bing Yu, Xuesong Jiang and Jie Yin

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400389

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    Amphiphilic polymer materials possess selective adsorption to guest molecules, such as dyes, drugs, proteins, and other biomolecules, which is beneficial for their application in the separation, temporally controlled release, and patterning of guest molecules.

  2. Surface Morphology, Crystallinity, and Hydrophilicity of Poly(ε-caprolactone) Films Prepared Via Casting of Ethyl Lactate and Ethyl Acetate Solutions

    Andrea Causa, Giovanni Filippone, Domenico Acierno, Concepción Domingo and Aurelio Salerno

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400381

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    Films of semicrystalline biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) are fabricated by a fully biobased drop-casting route. It is reported that by the appropriate selection of polymer concentration and solvent type, it is possible to achieve a fine control over the film's morphology and texture and, ultimately, to tune the film hydrophilicity.

  3. From Old to New: Polymers from Mono-α-Alkylated N-vinylcaprolactam

    Lisa Schönenberg and Helmut Ritter

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400376

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    A group of new N-vinylcaprolactam derivatives is synthesized via nucleophilic substitution at the α-carbon atom of the lactam ring. Homo- and copolymerization of those derivatives is performed by the free-radical mechanism and the basic characteristics of the obtained structures, such as molecular weight, glass-transition temperature, and copolymer composition, are investigated.

  4. Masthead: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 19/2014

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201470061

  5. Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 19/2014 (pages 1835–1837)

    Article first published online: 2 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201470062

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