Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics
Gamma-Cyclodextrin-Recognizable Hydrogels

Gamma-Cyclodextrin-Recognizable Hydrogels

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.

The Search for the Holy Grail

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....