Special Issue "Inorganic and Hybrid Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
The ease of fabrication and wide range of useful and tailorable properties make synthetic polymers irreplaceable in the modern world, and with the obvious exception of polysiloxanes (silicones), the vast majority of these consist of carbon-based organic macromolecules. However, incorporating inorganic moieties, either into the polymer main-chains to give inorganic polymers, or as hybrids incorporating inorganic moieties, opens up a rich chemistry and fascinating possibilities. While even nature makes use of inorganic polymers, for example, DNA phosphorus backbone, the possibilities of inorganic polymers remain to be exploited in the world of synthetic polymers. Nevertheless, there is a blossoming research field involving inorganic and hybrid polymers, including elements from across the periodic table and with applications ranging from biomedicine to flexible electronics.
This Special Issue is dedicated to recent developments in the field of inorganic and hybrid polymers, from investigations of fundamental principles of inorganic polymers, includinging, for example, metallopolymers and heretoatom polymers containing silicon, phosphorus, boron, etc., through to the synthesis and development of multifunctional advanced materials and their applications. I cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue and welcome full papers, communications, and reviews.
Prof. Ian Teasdale
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- inorganic polymers
- hybrid polymers
- supramolecular polymers