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Macromolecules Perspectives are designed to communicate a focused review of the most exciting new developments in a field or area and with an eye toward guiding future research.

Explore the Perspectives published in Macromolecules over the past two years:

How to Get the Best Gas Separation Membranes from State-of-the-Art Glassy Polymers
Nicholas E. León, Zhongyun Liu, Maryam Irani, and William J. Koros
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01758
 
Synthetic Control of Helical Polyisocyanates by Living Anionic Polymerization toward Peptide Mimicry
In Gyu Bak, Chang-Geun Chae, and Jae-Suk Lee
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02160

When Polymer Chains Are Highly Aligned: A Perspective on Extensional Rheology
Qian Huang
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c02262

Advances and New Opportunities in the Rheology of Physically and Chemically Reversible Polymers
Shilong Wu and Quan Chen
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01605

Polymer Adhesion: Seeking New Solutions for an Old Problem
Guido Raos and Bruno Zappone
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01182

Frank–Kasper Phases in Block Polymers
Kevin D. Dorfman
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01650

Flow-Induced Translocation and Conformational Transition of Polymer Chains through Nanochannels: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives
Mingming Ding and Lianwei Li
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00909

Block Copolymers beneath the Surface: Measuring and Modeling Complex Morphology at the Subdomain Scale
Abhiram Reddy, Xueyan Feng, Edwin L. Thomas, and Gregory M. Grason
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00958

Anionic Polymerization of Terpene Monomers: New Options for Bio-Based Thermoplastic Elastomers
Christian Wahlen and Holger Frey
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00770

Dienes Polymerization: Where We Are and What Lies Ahead
Giovanni Ricci, Guido Pampaloni, Anna Sommazzi, and Francesco Masi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00004

Electronic, Optical, Morphological, Transport, and Electrochemical Properties of PEDOT: A Theoretical Perspective
Igor Zozoulenko, Juan Felipe Franco-Gonzalez, Viktor Gueskine, Aleksandar Mehandzhiyski, Mohsen Modarresi, Nicolas Rolland, and Klas Tybrandt
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00444

Providing a Window into the Phase Behavior of Semiconducting Polymers
Ioan Botiz, Marlow M. Durbin, and Natalie Stingelin
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00296

Organic Polymer Hosts for Triplet–Triplet Annihilation Upconversion Systems
Michael J. Bennison, Abigail R. Collins, Bolong Zhang, and Rachel C. Evans
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00133

Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy Provides Opportunities in Polymer Synthesis and Manufacturing
Wyeth Gibson and Joseph P. Patterson
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02710

Metal-Catalyzed Postpolymerization Strategies for Polar Group Incorporation into Polyolefins Containing C–C, C═C, and Aromatic Rings
Gabriel Menendez Rodriguez, M. Mar Díaz-Requejo, and Pedro J. Pérez
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00374

Optimizing Morphology to Trade Off Charge Transport and Mechanical Properties of Stretchable Conjugated Polymer Films
Zicheng Ding, Dongle Liu, Kui Zhao, and Yanchun Han
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00268

Neighboring Group Participation and Internal Catalysis Effects on Exchangeable Covalent Bonds: Application to the Thriving Field of Vitrimer Chemistry
Florian Cuminet, Sylvain Caillol, Éric Dantras, Éric Leclerc, and Vincent Ladmiral
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02706

Plastic Pollution: A Material Problem?
Jonathan M. Millican and Seema Agarwal
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02814

New Insights into the Formulation and Polymerization of Pickering Emulsions Stabilized by Natural Organic Particles
Hanaé Dupont, Valentin Maingret, Véronique Schmitt, and Valérie Héroguez
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00225

Deuteration and Polymers: Rich History with Great Potential
Lengwan Li, Jacek Jakowski, Changwoo Do, and Kunlun Hong
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02284

Protein-Mimetic Self-Assembly with Synthetic Macromolecules
Meredith H. Barbee, Zoe M. Wright, Benjamin P. Allen, Hailey F. Taylor, Emily F. Patteson, and Abigail S. Knight
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02826

Ion Correlations and Their Impact on Transport in Polymer-Based Electrolytes
Kara D. Fong, Julian Self, Bryan D. McCloskey, and Kristin A. Persson
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02545

Polymer Glass Formation: Role of Activation Free Energy, Configurational Entropy, and Collective Motion
Wen-Sheng Xu, Jack F. Douglas, and Zhao-Yan Sun
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02740

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ion-Containing Polymers Using Generic Coarse-Grained Models
Kuan-Hsuan Shen, Mengdi Fan, and Lisa M. Hall
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02557

Using High Molecular Precision to Study Enzymatically Induced Disassembly of Polymeric Nanocarriers: Direct Enzymatic Activation or Equilibrium-Based Degradation?
Gadi Slor and Roey J. Amir
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02263

Macrocyclic Encapsulated Conjugated Polymers
Jeroen Royakkers and Hugo Bronstein
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01916

Diversity of Synthetic Approaches to Functionalized Perfluoropolyalkylether Polymers
Céline Bonneaud, Jon Howell, Roberta Bongiovanni, Christine Joly-Duhamel, and Chadron M. Friesen
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01599

Underexplored Stereocomplex Polymeric Scaffolds with Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties
Gianna Tutoni and Matthew L. Becker
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01468

Antiviral Polymers: Past Approaches and Future Possibilities
Rachel H. Bianculli, Jonathan D. Mase, and Michael D. Schulz
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01273

Discovery of the RAFT/MADIX Process: Mechanistic Insights and Polymer Chemistry Implications
Samir Z. Zard
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01441

From Architectures to Cutting-Edge Properties, the Blooming World of Hydrophobically Modified Ethoxylated Urethanes (HEURs)
Baptiste Quienne, Julien Pinaud, Jean-Jacques Robin, and Sylvain Caillol
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01353

Lewis Pair Polymerization: Perspective on a Ten-Year Journey
Michael L. McGraw and Eugene Y.-X. Chen
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c01156

Cascade Reactions in Chain-Growth Polymerization
Jingsong Yuan, Wenqi Wang, Zefeng Zhou, and Jia Niu
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00417

Melts of Linear Polymers in Fast Flows
Giovanni Ianniruberto, Giuseppe Marrucci, and Yuichi Masubuchi
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00693

Self-Nucleation Effects on Polymer Crystallization
Leire Sangroniz, Dario Cavallo, and Alejandro J. Müller
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00223

Perspectives for Polymer Electrolytes: A View from Fundamentals of Ionic Conductivity
Bocharova and A. P. Sokolov
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02742

Polymer Thermoelectrics: Opportunities and Challenges
Mahima Goel and Mukundan Thelakkat
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02453

Fabrication of Bioinspired Hydrogels: Challenges and Opportunities
Hailong Fan and Jian Ping Gong
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00238

Rheological Properties of Covalent Adaptable Networks with 1,2,3-Triazolium Cross-Links: The Missing Link between Vitrimers and Dissociative Networks
Antoine Jourdain, Rawnaq Asbai, Omaima Anaya, Mohamed M. Chehimi, Eric Drockenmuller, and Damien Montarnal
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02204

End-Group Chemistry and Junction Chemistry in Polymer Science: Past, Present, and Future
Jihoon Kim, Ha Young Jung, and Moon Jeong Park
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02293

Selective Swelling of Block Copolymers: An Upscalable Greener Process to Ultrafiltration Membranes?
Jiemei Zhou and Yong Wang
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01747

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