Special Issue "Ring-Opening Polymerization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Ring-opening polymerization gives us access to various heteroatom-containing polymers with unique properties and functions that are rather difficult to obtain by chain polymerization of vinyl monomers. To date, a wide variety of cyclic monomers have been developed and their efficient ring-opening polymerizations, both ionic ones and radical ones, have been achieved. In addition, recent advance in living/controlled ring-opening polymerizations has enabled us to develop powerful tools for synthesizing well-defined polymers with controlled chain length and terminus, as well as those for constructing various polymer architectures such as block copolymers, graft copolymers, and star-shaped polymers that exhibit intriguing self-assemblies and the consequent micellization and phase separation behaviors. The advantages of ring-opening polymerizations are opening new doors for their applications in the fields of pharmaceutics, biomaterials, electronics, and aerospace materials.
We invite our colleagues to submit research articles and comprehensive reviews addressing the above-mentioned topics, and on recent advances in ring-opening polymerization in general, for publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Atsushi Sudo
Prof. Dr. Takeshi Endo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- new cyclic monomers
- ionic ring-opening polymerization
- radical ring-opening polymerization
- living/controlled ring-opening polymerization
- polymer architectures
- polymer properties