Special Issue "Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2014
Prof. Dr. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky
Department of Chemistry and Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery in Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, 3215 Daniel Avenue, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
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Interests: polymer chemistry; materials science; catalysis; reaction mechanisms; hypervalent compounds; science education
During the past two decades, controlled/living radical polymerization has revolutionized and revitalized the field of synthetic polymer chemistry by enabling the preparation of a plethora of previously inaccessible polymeric materials using relatively easy synthetic protocols. The special issue of Polymers dedicated to controlled/living radical polymerization aims to describe the state of the art of this rapidly developing field and will include reviews, research articles, and communications that discuss the most recent finding and advances. Studies of reaction mechanisms, rational selection of reaction components and conditions, development of new synthetic and experimental methodologies, and various materials aspects, including methods to control molecular architecture and placement of functionalities, characterization, and applications will be welcome. The targeted audience of the issue includes chemists and polymer scientists from academic, industrial, or government labs as well as instructors and advanced level students interested in the field.
Prof. Dr. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- controlled/living radical polymerization
- polymer synthesis
- macromolecular engineering
- polymerization mechanisms
- polymerization kinetics
- polymerization catalysis
- reversible deactivation
- degenerative transfer
- well-defined materials
- functional polymers
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Rational Design of Initiating Dormant Species for High Initiation Efficiency in Living Radical Polymerization with Organic Catalysts
Authors: Lin Lei, Miho Tanishima, Atsushi Goto, and Hironori Kaji
Affiliation: Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
Abstract: Several low-mass alkyl iodides were studied as initiating dormant species in living radical polymerization with organic catalysts. Primary, secondary, and tertiary alkyl iodides with ester, phenyl, cyano, ester, and carboxylic acid substituents were systematically studied for rational design of initiating dormant species with high initiation efficiency. Telechelic polymers with chain-end functionalities were also prepared.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Surface Modification of Cotton Fabric to Create Water Repellence Property via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
Author: Tieling Xing
Affiliation: Soochow University, Suzhou Industry Park, 215123 Jiangsu, China; E-mail：email@example.com
Abstract: The aim of this work was the study of the surface modification to enhance the water repellence property of cotton fabric. The work focuses on the grafting of cotton fabric using dodecafluoroheptyl methacrylate (DFHMA) monomer via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) method in water aqueous. The structure of grafted cotton fabric was characterized by scanning electron microcopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy(XPS). The results showed that DFHMA was successfully grafted onto the surface of cotton fabric. Compared to ungrafted cotton fabric, surface contact angle test and water repellence rating test showed that the water repellence of the grafted cotton fabric was better. The grafted cotton fabric has good thermostability. The whiteness, air permeability, breaking strength and elongation at break of the grafted cotton fabric decreased slightly compared with the ungrafted cotton fabric. Cotton fabric with good water repellence property could be obtained, which had little effect on the intrinsic properties of cotton fabric.
Last update: 25 September 2013