Special Issue "Bioinspired Polymers"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schlaad
1 University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
2 Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Research Campus Golm, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
Website: http://www.mpikg.mpg.de/70648/employee_page?c=146519&employee_id=22134
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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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • bioinspired/biomimetic
  • polymers
  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • functional materials
  • supramolecular structures

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p. 46-71
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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
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p. 1377-1397
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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
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p. 640-661
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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
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p. 467-488
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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
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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
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