Polymeric Photoacids allow the localized production of protons while the polymerization is straight forward and avoids the use of protecting groups and extra steps in the synthesis.
Each year, the editors of Wiley’s Macromolecular Journals select the best content published in the journals to be featured in a special collection, the Best of Macromolecular Journals.
A photoinduced redox reaction is used to cause the contraction of an artificial hydrogel muscle, leading to macroscale actuation and measurable work.
Prof. Lei Fang reviews how co-planar conformation in π-conjugated systems can be locked by using dynamic noncovalent bonds.
A special issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications guest-edited by David Bléger and Rafal Klajn highlights the diverse ways by which molecular switches can be incorporated into macromolecular architectures.
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.
Lower healing temperatures lead to longer lifetimes in self-healing materials.
Researchers develop a liquid crystalline elastomer robot fueled completely by visible light. The robot is capable of biomimetic locomotion resembling a caterpillar and can be operated directly on human skin.
Metal-coordination polymers are fabricated via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) polymerization in a direct fashion.
The synthesis of fluorinated copolymers via organometallic mediated radical polymerization is reported in a new Communication published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.