Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

Cover image for Vol. 217 Issue 12

213_24/2012Macromol. Chem. Phys. 24/2012

Front Cover: Hetero-stereocomplex (HTSC) crystallization occurs at the interface between poly(L-2-hydroxybutyrate (P(L-2HB)) and poly(D-lactide) (PDLA) in phase-separated blends. The HTSC crystallites form at temperatures between 80 and 160 °C. The cover picture shows polarized optical photomicrographs of neat P(L-2HB) and neat PDLA crystallized at 55 and 130 °C, respectively, along with that of their 50/50 blend crystallized at 165 °C. Further details can be found in the article by H. Tsuji,* F. Deguchi, Y. Sakamoto, and S. Shimizu on page 2573.

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