Special Issue "Water-Soluble Polymers"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe
Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Website: http://www.camd.unsw.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=296%3Aandrew-lowe&catid=37%3Astaff&Itemid=1
E-Mail: a.lowe@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 293 856 031
Fax: +61 293 855 966
Interests: RAFT; ROMP; thiol-ene; click chemistry; water-soluble polymers; stimulus responsive polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Co)Polymers bearing sufficient hydrophilic functionality allowing for molecular dissolution in aqueous media may be broadly defined as water-soluble polymers. The hydrophilic functional groups may be neutral, anionic, cationic, zwitterionic, or a combination of such groups, and the materials may be homopolymers, block copolymers, statistical copolymers etc with  well-defined, or non-well-defined molecular characteristics such as Mn and composition. Such materials may exhibit an impressive range of aqueous solution behaviours including, for example, upper and lower critical solution temperatures, the ability to serve as viscosifying agents above a critical concentration, biocompatibility, the ability to undergo self-directed assembly, and stimuli responsive characteristics that may be manifested in a variety of manners.

Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • water-soluble polymers
  • stimuli-responsive polymers
  • drug delivery,
  • green chemistry
  • micelles
  • vesicles
  • encapsulation

Published Papers (9 papers)

Polymers 2012, 4(1), 32-45; doi:10.3390/polym4010032
Received: 28 November 2011; in revised form: 21 December 2011 / Accepted: 5 January 2012 / Published: 5 January 2012
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 2107-2132; doi:10.3390/polym3042107
Received: 3 November 2011; in revised form: 18 November 2011 / Accepted: 2 December 2011 / Published: 7 December 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1972-2009; doi:10.3390/polym3041972
Received: 22 September 2011; Accepted: 10 November 2011 / Published: 11 November 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1911-1933; doi:10.3390/polym3041911
Received: 8 October 2011; in revised form: 18 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1875-1901; doi:10.3390/polym3041875
Received: 31 August 2011; in revised form: 14 October 2011 / Accepted: 2 November 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1398-1422; doi:10.3390/polym3031398
Received: 20 July 2011; in revised form: 15 August 2011 / Accepted: 25 August 2011 / Published: 26 August 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1255-1267; doi:10.3390/polym3031255
Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 19 July 2011 / Accepted: 4 August 2011 / Published: 8 August 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1076-1090; doi:10.3390/polym3031076
Received: 13 May 2011; in revised form: 30 June 2011 / Accepted: 12 July 2011 / Published: 13 July 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 928-941; doi:10.3390/polym3020928
Received: 15 March 2011; in revised form: 29 April 2011 / Accepted: 30 May 2011 / Published: 1 June 2011
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