Special Issue "Polymer Nanogels and Microgels"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2011)
Prof. Dr. Andrij Pich
DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V., Functional and Interactive Polymers, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr. 8, 52056 Aachen, Germany
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
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
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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.
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- 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
- Arrays and Thin Films
Applications of Colloidal Gels
Article: Rotational Diffusion of Macromolecules and Nanoparticles Modeled as Non-Overlapping Bead Arrays in an Effective Medium
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| Download PDF Full-text (397 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Stimulus-Responsive Heteroaggregation of Colloidal Dispersions: Reversible Systems and Composite Materials
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| Download PDF Full-text (374 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Thermal Cloud Point Fractionation of Poly(vinyl alcohol-co-vinyl acetate): Partition of Nanogels in the Fractions
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| Download PDF Full-text (252 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of a Folate-Targeted Copolymeric Submicrohydrogel Based on N-Isopropylacrylamide as 5-Fluorouracil Delivery System
Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1107-1125; doi:10.3390/polym3031107
Received: 11 June 2011 / Accepted: 15 July 2011 / Published: 18 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (387 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Microspheres Containing Cibacron Blue F3G-A and Incorporated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Biomarker Harvesting Platforms
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| Download PDF Full-text (555 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Influence of the Hydrophobicity of Polyelectrolytes on Polyelectrolyte Complex Formation and Complex Particle Structure and Shape
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| Download PDF Full-text (634 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (612 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Effect of Co-Monomer Content on the Swelling/Shrinking and Mechanical Behaviour of Individually Adsorbed PNIPAM Microgel Particles
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| Download PDF Full-text (1321 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Preparation and Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Hydrogel Electrolyte Using Alkaline Solution
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| Download PDF Full-text (230 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Polymer and Water Dynamics in Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Poly(methacrylate) Networks. A Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Incoherent Neutron Scattering Investigation
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| Download PDF Full-text (1294 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (501 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 10 November 2011