Special Issue "Polymer Nanogels and Microgels"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrij Pich
DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Functional and Interactive Polymers, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 8, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Website: http://www.dwi.rwth-aachen.de
E-Mail: pich@dwi.rwth-aachen.de
Interests: synthesis of multifunctional polymers; synthesis of polymer colloids; stimuli-responsive particles; composite and hybrid colloids; self-assembly of colloids at interfaces; particle-based functional materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water-born polymer colloids have been for a long time in focus of academic and industrial research. In our days polymer colloids form an important division of industrially relevant polymers in coatings and paper industries. Polymer colloids are still intensively explored for new challenging applications in microelectronic, biotechnology and medicine.

This special issue will be dedicated to aqueous nanogels and microgels which are 3D colloidal polymer networks with tuneable properties and enormous application potential. The term microgels has been mentioned in the literature already in the 1930 by Hermann Staudinger and mainly discussed for rubber gel particles. The recent developments indicate that the majority of the currently investigated microgel systems are synthesised and operating in aqueous phase.

The major purpose of this special issue is to give an overview over recent advances made in the fields of synthesis, characterisation and application of aqueous nano- and microgels. This special issue will give examples of chemical design of microgel particles from molecular building blocks, their modification and functionalization and finally application in different systems as catalyst supports, delivery vehicles, adhesives, flocculants, sequesterants and sensors.

Prof. Dr. Andrij Pich
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Advances in Synthesis of Aqueous Colloidal Gels
    • Precipitation Polymerisation
    • Polymerisation / Polyaddidion in Emulsions
    • Crosslinking of Polymers
  • New Particle Architectures
    • Core-Shell Systems
    • Asymmetrical Colloids
    • Hybrid/Composite Colloids
  • Self-Assembly of Colloidal Gels into Functional Materials
    • Colloidosomes
    • Hydrogels
    • Arrays and Thin Films
  • Applications of Colloidal Gels
    • Catalysis
    • Sensors
    • Actuators
    • Uptake/Release

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p. 2156-2171
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 2156-2171; doi:10.3390/polym3042156
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 13 December 2011 / Accepted: 14 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
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p. 1805-1832
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1805-1832; doi:10.3390/polym3041805
Received: 11 August 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 13 October 2011 / Published: 17 October 2011
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p. 1575-1590
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1575-1590; doi:10.3390/polym3041575
Received: 15 August 2011; in revised form: 23 August 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011
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p. 1600-1606
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1600-1606; doi:10.3390/polym3041600
Received: 3 August 2011; in revised form: 29 August 2011 / Accepted: 21 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011
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p. 1423-1432
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1423-1432; doi:10.3390/polym3031423
Received: 25 July 2011; in revised form: 15 August 2011 / Accepted: 24 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
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p. 1363-1376
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1363-1376; doi:10.3390/polym3031363
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 22 August 2011 / Published: 25 August 2011
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p. 1181-1198
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1181-1198; doi:10.3390/polym3031181
Received: 8 June 2011; in revised form: 11 July 2011 / Accepted: 27 July 2011 / Published: 28 July 2011
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p. 1107-1125
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1107-1125; doi:10.3390/polym3031107
Received: 11 June 2011; Accepted: 15 July 2011 / Published: 18 July 2011
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p. 1065-1075
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1065-1075; doi:10.3390/polym3031065
Received: 20 April 2011; in revised form: 20 June 2011 / Accepted: 1 July 2011 / Published: 4 July 2011
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p. 1036-1050
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1036-1050; doi:10.3390/polym3031036
Received: 16 May 2011; in revised form: 24 June 2011 / Accepted: 29 June 2011 / Published: 1 July 2011
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p. 846-860
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 846-860; doi:10.3390/polym3020846
Received: 21 March 2011; in revised form: 26 April 2011 / Accepted: 11 May 2011 / Published: 13 May 2011
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