For more than 30 years Macromolecular Rapid Communications has been bringing you the best research results in polymer science, covering everything from chemistry and physics of polymers to polymers in materials science and life sciences. On top of these state-of-the-art communications Macromolecular Rapid Communications regularly presents overview articles on topics of current interest. Written by experts in the field they provide interested readers with an introductory overview. But they go far beyond this. Limitations, challenges and future perspectives are critically accessed. If you want to enter a new research field, if you are interested in the opinion of some of the leading figures in this area, don’t miss any of these top review and feature articles.
Topics covered so far this year range from group transfer polymerization, alkene metathesis, and RAFT polymerization, to glycopolymers, organoboron polymers, polymer solar cells and hydrogels for stem cell research. There is something for everyone.
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- Rainer Jordan’s group (Dresden, Germany) critically reviews the current status of poly(2-oxazoline)s as polymer therapeutics.
- Hideharu Mori (Yamagata University, Japan) and Takeshi Endo discuss recent advances in the design and synthesis of amino-acid-based block copolymers by RAFT polymerization.
- Uwe Bunz and co-workers (Heidelberg, Germany) present an overview about alkene metathesis as a tool to produce conjugated materials.
- The feature article by Yoshiki Chujo (Kyoto, Japan), the pioneer of conjugated boron-containing polymers, is sure to attract interest by a growing community of scientists working with boron-containing polymers.