Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics showcases recent progress in living anionic polymerization.
Preventing Blood Coagulation
Polymeric materials to prevent blood coagulation. (Image credit: nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock)
Microfluidics and Macromolecules
Microfluidics and Macromolecules topical issue published in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics and guest-edited by Sebastian Seiffert.
Janus Droplets for Delicate Biomolecules
Researchers report on a new approach to generate Janus droplets.
Combining the ion-recognition ability of crown ether units and the thermo-induced volume change behavior of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) polymers, different kinds of ion-responsive hydrogels are developed.
Spontaneous Formation of Bicolored Janus Particles
Shin-Hyun Kim and his coworkers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a simple method to create bicolored Janus particles via phase separation of polymers in emulsion drops.
The Search for the Holy Grail
Macromolecules with specific sequential arrangements of the monomer units have several amazing features, similar to DNA and RNA. As a result, polymer chemists have concentrated on the synthesis of sequence-controlled polymers, regarded as the “Holy Grail” of polymer...
High refractive index hyperbranched polymers
High refractive index (HRI) materials play an important role in optic-electronic devices. They can be widely applied as encapsulating materials to increase external quantum efficiency in OLED devices and to enhance conversion efficiency in solar cell devices....
Australian European Macromolecular Interactions
The latest issue of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics is dedicated to European-Australian collaborations and activities in polymer science.
Thermally switchable bottle-neck pores for antimicrobial dyes release
A prototype theranostic device based on thermally triggered release of a fluorescent antibiotic from polymer coated porous silicon films is developed.