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  1. Block Copolymer Packing Limits and Interfacial Reconfigurability in the Assembly of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas

    Andrew W. Wills, David J. Michalak, Peter Ercius, Ethan R. Rosenberg, Talita Perciano, Daniela Ushizima, Rory Runser and Brett A. Helms

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501059

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    A packing limit close to the theoretical body-centered-cubic packing density is identified for spherical block copolymer micelles in a matrix-forming material. Beyond the packing limit, the micelles coalesce at their interfaces thereby creating disorder. The work here heralds new design rules for creating ordered porous frameworks of materials of arbitrary composition.

  2. Electrostatically Directed Self-Assembly of Ultrathin Supramolecular Polymer Microcapsules

    Richard M. Parker, Jing Zhang, Yu Zheng, Roger J. Coulston, Clive A. Smith, Andrew R. Salmon, Ziyi Yu, Oren A. Scherman and Chris Abell

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501079

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    Charged copolymers are selectively partitioned to the interface of a microdroplet by a complementary charged surfactant for supramolecular cross-linking via cucurbit[8]uril. This dynamic assembly process is employed to controllably form hollow microcapsules or solid microparticles from a single solution. The ability to dictate the distribution of a mixture of charged copolymers is demonstrated by the single-step fabrication of distinct core–shell microcapsules.

  3. Extracellular Microreactor for the Depletion of Phenylalanine Toward Phenylketonuria Treatment

    Leticia Hosta-Rigau, Maria J. York-Duran, Tse Siang Kang and Brigitte Städler

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404180

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    Subcompartmentalized microreactors consisting of liposomes trapped within a poly(dopamine) carrier are extracellular active in a microfluidic set-up which mimics the peristaltic movement of the intestine. The nonhuman enzyme phenylalanine ammonia lyase loaded within the liposomal subunits, converts the undesired amino acid phenylalanine into the nontoxic compound trans-cinnamic acid toward an oral treatment for phenylketonuria.

  4. Foldable Electrochromics Enabled by Nanopaper Transfer Method

    Wenbin Kang, Chaoyi Yan, Ce Yao Foo and Pooi See Lee

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500527

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    A facile nanopaper transfer strategy is developed for foldable transparent conductors of high quality. Electrochromic nanopaper that maintains a stable performance under repeated folding is demonstrated. The exceptional surface properties of nanocellulose endow a stable cycling and efficient coloration with the electrochromic device. The nano­paper transfer technique creates new opportunities for the next generation deformable electronics.

  5. Flexible Multifunctionalized Carbon Nanotubes-Based Hybrid Nanowires

    Nan Wang, Di Jiang, Lilei Ye, Murali Murugesan, Michael Edwards, Yifeng Fu and Johan Liu

    Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501017

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    Multifunctionalized hybrid nanowires based on carbon nanotubes are prepared through different surface modification processes. These hybrid nanowires exhibit both the high electrical conductivity of metal and excellent mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes together with good dispersability. Flexible and stretchable electrodes based on the hybrid nanowires demonstrate stable electro-mechanical properties under large structural deformations.