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  1. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 8/2014 (page 693)

    Yang Gao, Tingchao He, Peng Hu, Teck Ming Koh, Handong Sun and Andrew C. Grimsdale

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201470024

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    Front Cover: Zinc metal coordination of a 9H-carbazole bearing terpyridines at the 3- and 6-positions produces a pentamer that shows excitation-wavelength-dependent emission in solution, and order in the solid state due to H-bonding. Complexation of the corresponding 9-alkylcarbazole derivatives produces a mixture of oligomers with a totally different behavior. Further details can be found in the article by Y. Gao, T. He, P. Hu, T. M. Koh, H. Sun, and A. C. Grimsdale* on page 753.

  2. Masthead: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 8/2014

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201470025

  3. Contents: Macromol. Chem. Phys. 8/2014 (pages 695–698)

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201470026

  4. The Non-effect of Polymer-Network Inhomogeneities in Microgel Volume Phase Transitions: Support for the Mean-Field Perspective

    Axel Habicht, Willi Schmolke, Frank Lange, Kay Saalwächter and Sebastian Seiffert

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400114

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    Thermoresponsive microgels with controlled, varying internal polymer-network heterogeneity exhibit very similar macroscopic equilibrium swelling and deswelling, in quantitative agreement with mean-field predictions, independent of their internal nanometer-scale homogeneity or heterogeneity.

  5. A Novel SiO2-Supported Cr–V Bimetallic Catalyst Making Polyethylene and Ethylene/1-Hexene Copolymers with Bimodal Molecular Weight Distribution

    Ning Zhao, Ruihua Cheng, Xuelian He, Zhen Liu and Boping Liu

    Article first published online: 16 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/macp.201400094

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    A novel SiO2-supported Cr–V bimetallic catalyst for ethylene polymerization and ethylene/1-hexene copolymerization is systematically investigated. It is found that the addition of V species in the S-2 catalyst is an effective way to increase the ethylene polymerization yield, obtain bimodal molecular-weight-distribution (MWD) copolymers, and improve the short-chain branch distribution (SCBD) of the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products.