Special Issue "Self-Assembled Supramolecular Polymers via Strong H Bonding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 October 2018
The great interest devoted to H‑bonded supramolecular polymers assembled is based on the profound effects that H-bonding can cause in polymeric materials. Its influence is not limited to crystalline structures, but physical, thermal, mechanical, optoelectronic and surface properties. Logically, many of these effects markedly depend on the strength of the interactions.
Typical examples of strong H-bonds are low-barrier (LBHB) and symmetric H‑bonds, as well as resonance and charge assisted H-bonds (RAHB and CAHB). However, we can consider many types of H‑bonds, from classic H-bonds to C‑H···π interactions. Hence, an unusually short H-bond of any type, could be also considered as strong.
In the case of polymers and polymer blends, an additional consideration must be included in the casuistry, as two different types of interactions can occur: Intrachain and interchain. Furthermore, although any individual H-bond can appear weak, the binding can be strong, and also highly specific, when multiple complementary H‑bonds are involved.
With so many possibilities, we would like to invite to investigators to submit papers discussing any aspect related to the role of strong H-bonds in supramolecular oligomers, polymers or polymer blends of any nature: Purely organic or metalosupramolecular.
Therefore, potential topics could include, but not be limited to:
- Crystal growth of supramolecular polymers or polymer blends, including the modelling of crystal growth.
- Advances in development of polymeric materials.
- H-bonded 1D OFs and MOFs.
- Property characterisation (physical, thermal, mechanical, optoelectronic, magnetic, electric, etc.) and possible relationships to external conditions.
- Microstructure analysis and micro–macro correlation of the observed properties and their modelling.
Dr. Ana M. Garcia-Deibe
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- Strong H-bonding
- H-bonded oligomers
- H-bonded polymers
- Supramolecular polymers
- Metalosupramolecular polymers
- Polymer blends
- Crystal growth
- Physical properties
- Thermal properties
- Mechanical properties
- Optoelectronic properties
- Electric properties