Special Issue "Polymers: Design, Function and Application"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung, Lehrstuhl für Polymermaterialien und Polymertechnologie, Universität Potsdam, Geiselbergstraße 69, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
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Interests: guided block copolymer assembly; orientation and phase behavior of block copolymers in electric fields; block copolymer/nanoparticle composites; self-assembly of nanoparticles at interfaces; Pickering-Emulsions; template directed nanoparticle assembly; pattern transfer
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock

PCCL - Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Roseggerstrasse 12, 8700 Leoben, Austria
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Interests: functional polymers; ring-opening polymerizations; crosslinked polymers; biopolyesters; polymeranalogous modifications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to the first of the Polymers conference series "Polymers: Design, Function and Application", organized by MDPI and its open access journal Polymers. The first of inaugural conference will be held as a two-day event in Barcelona, Spain, 21–23 March, 2018.

With its focus on function- and application-driven polymer research, the conference aims to address the development and testing of the next generation of polymeric materials with previously unrivaled properties for advanced applications. Participants of the conference are cordially invited to contribute original research papers to this thematic issue. We welcome cutting-edge researches at the interface of design/function or function/application of polymers.

Please note that all submissions are subject to a 20% discount.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Open AccessArticle Selective and Efficient Arsenic Recovery from Water through Quaternary Amino-Functionalized Silica
Polymers 2018, 10(6), 626; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10060626
Received: 9 May 2018 / Revised: 25 May 2018 / Accepted: 30 May 2018 / Published: 7 June 2018
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The free-radical graft polymerization of acryloxyethyl-trimethylammonium chloride onto commercial silica particles was studied experimentally for extraction of arsenic ions from water. Two steps were used to graft acryloxyethyl-trimethylammonium chloride (Q) onto the surface of nanosilica: anchoring vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMSO) onto the surface of silica
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The free-radical graft polymerization of acryloxyethyl-trimethylammonium chloride onto commercial silica particles was studied experimentally for extraction of arsenic ions from water. Two steps were used to graft acryloxyethyl-trimethylammonium chloride (Q) onto the surface of nanosilica: anchoring vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMSO) onto the surface of silica to modify it with double bonds and then grafting Q onto the surface of silica with potassium persulfate as an initiator. The products were characterized by Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR), the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 13C, 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The results showed that it is easy to graft Q onto the surface of silica under radical polimerization. The morphology analysis of silica and modified silica indicated that the silica decreased the size scale after modification. Q/VTMSO-SiO2 was tested for its ability to remove arsenic from drinking water. The results show that the new silica hybrid particles efficiently remove all arsenate ions. In addition, Q/VTMSO-SiO2 showed better sorption capacities for other metal ions (such as copper, zinc, chromium, uranium, vanadium, and lead) than a commercial water filter. Full article
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