Best of Macros 2012

Best of Macromolecular Journals 2012

The Macromolecular Journals are happy to present again our selection of the best articles. Of around 1300 manuscripts published over the past 18 months, the top 9 have been selected to appear in Best of Macromolecular Journals 2012.

Best of Macromolecular Journals 2012 will be distributed at all major conferences in polymer science. It is providing the highest possible exposure for the selected top articles that include a review of the chemical synthesis of graphene nanoribbons, a detailed analysis of polymerized ionic liquids, the optimization of donor polymers for solar cells, and the layer-by-layer encapsulation of live yeast with graphene oxide nanosheaths, as illustrated on the beautiful front cover.

Furthermore we present articles on the kinetic modeling of atom-transfer radical polymerization and of precipitation and dispersion during co-polymerization. The state of the art of single-chain folding of synthetic polymers is assessed, biodegradable bicomponent fibers are spun from renewable sources, and polymer colloids are used in drug delivery and cancer therapy.


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Interfacing Living Yeast Cells with Graphene Oxide Nanosheaths

  1. Sung Ho Yang, Taemin Lee, Eunyong Seo, Eun Hyea Ko, Insung S. Choi, Byeong-Su Kim

Macromol. Biosci. 2012, 12, 61



The Chemical Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons—A Tutorial Review

Dustin K. James, James M. Tour

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2012, 213, 1033



Structure-Property Optimizations in Donor Polymers via Electronics, Substituents, and Side Chains Toward High Efficiency Solar Cells

Rycel L. Uy, Samuel C. Price, Wei You

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 1162


Kinetic Modeling of ICAR ATRP

Dagmar R. D’hooge, Dominik Konkolewicz, Marie-Françoise Reyniers, Guy B. Marin, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Macromol. Theory Simul. 2012, 21, 52


Copolymerization of VDF and HFP in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: A Robust Approach for Modeling Precipitation and Dispersion Kinetics

Liborio I. Costa, Giuseppe Storti, Massimo Morbidelli, Loredana Ferro, Alessandro Galia, Onofrio Scialdone, Giuseppe Filardo

Macromol. React. Eng. 2012, 6, 24



Biodegradable Bicomponent Fibers from Renewable Sources: Melt-Spinning of Poly(lactic acid) and Poly[(3-hydroxybutyrate)-co-(3-hydroxyvalerate)]

  1. Rudolf Hufenus, Felix A. Reifler, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Adriaan Spierings, Manfred Zinn

Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2012, 297, 75



Single Chain Folding of Synthetic Polymers by Covalent and Non-Covalent Interactions: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Ozcan Altintas, Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 958


Thermoresponsive Polymer Colloids for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy

Samer R. Abulateefeh, Sebastian G. Spain, Jonathan W. Aylott, Weng C. Chan, Martin C. Garnett, Cameron Alexander

Macromol. Biosci. 2011, 11, 1722


Alkyl-Substituted N-Vinylimidazolium Polymerized Ionic Liquids: Thermal Properties and Ionic Conductivities

Matthew D. Green, David Salas-de la Cruz, Yuesheng Ye, John M. Layman, Yossef A. Elabd, Karen I. Winey, Timothy E. Long

Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2011, 212, 2522


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