Special Issue "Bioinspired Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Dr. Helmut Schlaad
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Dept. of Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: methods of living/controlled ionic polymerization and ring-opening polymerization of heterocycles; polymer modification, \"thio-click\" chemistry; size-exclusion chromatography; polymer colloids and films, composite materials; bioinspired structure formation of polymers, hierarchical structures, polymer complexes
Nature has developed many sophisticated systems, materials and concepts/mechanisms, the transfer of which to technical applications would be highly desirable. However, for feasibility and economic reasons, biological systems often cannot be applied directly but serve as an inspiration for a technological solution. A typical example is the fabrication of structured surfaces having self-cleaning properties based on the Lotus effect®.
This special issue is intended to highlight any kind of bioinspired/biomimetic use or application of synthetic polymers, for instance for the generation of hierarchical structures, structural and functional materials, stimuli-responsive/“smart” colloids and surfaces, or as additives for biomineralization, etc.
Dr. Helmut Schlaad
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
- stimuli-responsive materials
- functional materials
- supramolecular structures
Review: Bio-Inspired/-Functional Colloidal Core-Shell Polymeric-Based NanoSystems: Technology Promise in Tissue Engineering, Bioimaging and NanoMedicine
Polymers 2010, 2(3), 323-352; doi:10.3390/polym2030323
Received: 16 August 2010; in revised form: 13 September 2010 / Accepted: 16 September 2010 / Published: 20 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1413 KB)
Review: Bioinspired Poly(2-oxazoline)s
Polymers 2011, 3(1), 467-488; doi:10.3390/polym3010467
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 12 December 2010 / Accepted: 6 February 2011 / Published: 11 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1081 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2011, 3(1), 640-661; doi:10.3390/polym3010640
Received: 17 December 2010; in revised form: 12 February 2011 / Accepted: 14 March 2011 / Published: 17 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (743 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1377-1397; doi:10.3390/polym3031377
Received: 20 June 2011; in revised form: 8 August 2011 / Accepted: 22 August 2011 / Published: 26 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (312 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2012, 4(1), 46-71; doi:10.3390/polym4010046
Received: 28 November 2011; in revised form: 23 December 2011 / Accepted: 4 January 2012 / Published: 9 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (2413 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 10 November 2011