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Polymer Research at Sichuan University

Polymer Research at Sichuan University

A Macromolecular Rapid Communications special issue, Polymer Materials and Engineering Research at Sichuan University, highlights recent research developments in novel polymer processing technologies; polymer nanocomposites; multicomponent polymer systems and solution thermodynamics; macro­molecular synthetic methodology; and functional polymers for energy, sustainability, the environment, and biomedical applications.

An artificial exoskeleton for living cells

An artificial exoskeleton for living cells

K. Liang and co-workers demonstrate a zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) for preserving the cell life of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) and Micrococcus luteus in the presence of cytotoxic and antifungal agents.