Best of Macros 2009

The Macromolecular Journals family is pleased to present the “Best of Macros 2009”. The issue compiles a careful selection of nine of the most interesting articles that have been published over the past 18 months across the Macromolecular Journals family.

The final collection of this issue includes comprehensive overviews in the form of Reviews and Feature Articles, as well as Talents and Trends as a platform for young researchers and established experts to present their fields of research and their personal views. These are accompanied by original research articles in the form of Full Papers and rapid Communications.

The variety of contributions covers a wide range of hot topics including biological applications for drug delivery and protein-nanoparticle interactions as well as click chemistry and ATRP techniques for polymer materials design and functionalization of polymers. More theoretical considerations of controlled radical, miniemulsion and catalytic polymerization are also featured.

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Self assembled block copolymersSelf-Assembled Block Copolymer Aggregates: From Micelles to Vesicles and their Biological Applications

Adam Blanazs, Steven P. Armes, Anthony J. Ryan

Macromol. Rapid Commun., 30, 267-277.


Functionalized polymersBiotin-, Pyrene-, and GRGDS-Functionalized Polymers and Nanogels via ATRP and End Group Modification

Daniel J. Siegwart, Jung Kwon Oh, Haifeng Gao, Sidi A. Bencherif, Fabien Perineau, Andrew K. Bohaty, Jeffrey O. Hollinger, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Macromol. Chem. Phys., 209, 2179-2193.

Stimuli-Responsive Polymersomes as Nanocarriers for Drug and Gene Delivery

Ozana Onaca, Ramona Enea, David W. Hughes, Wolfgang Meier

Macromol. Biosci., 9, 129-139.


Gas phase ethylene polymerizationsEvaluation of the Initial Stages of Gas-Phase Ethylene Polymerizations with a SiO2-Supported Ziegler-Natta Catalyst

Fabricio Machado, Enrique Luis Lima, José Carlos Pinto, Timothy F. McKenna

Macromol. React. Eng., 3, 47-57.


Correlations between the Shape of Viscosity Functions and the Molecular Structure of Long-Chain Branched Polyethylenes

Florian J. Stadler, Helmut Münstedt

Macromol. Mater. Eng., 294, 25-34.


RAFT Miniemulsion Polymerization Kinetics, 1 – Polymerization Rate

Hidetaka Tobita

Macromol. Theory Simul., 18, 108-119.


Functionalized Graphenes and Thermoplastic Nanocomposites Based upon Expanded Graphite Oxide

Peter Steurer, Rainer Wissert, Ralf Thomann, Rolf Mülhaupt

Macromol. Rapid Commun., 30, 316-327.

Has Click Chemistry Lead to a Paradigm Shift in Polymer Material Design?

Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Andrew J. Inglis

Macromol. Chem. Phys., 210, 987-992.

Nickel-Ion-Mediated Control of the Stoichiometry of His-Tagged Protein/Nanoparticle Interactions

Mrinmoy De, Subinoy Rana, Vincent M. Rotello

Macromol. Biosci., 9, 174-178.


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