Special Issue "Novel Materials and Applications by Controlled Radical Polymerization"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Prof. Benoit Lessard
Reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP), also known as controlled radical polymerization (CRP), is emerging as a robust and versatile choice for functional material development. Since the mid-1980s, CRP has been utilized to engineer controlled polymers architectures with tunable material properties both in academia and industry. CRP facilitates the incorporation of functional monomers, controls polymer microstructure and in some cases does not require excessive purification steps prior to use in a variety of delicate electronic and biological applications.
This Special Issue will focus on the development of new materials and applications that benefit from the use of CRP. Advancement of novel material applications, such as nanoporous membranes, drug delivery, biological imaging, tissue engineering, nanofeatured templates, proton exchange membranes, and electron donor–acceptor polymers for organic photovoltaics, organic light emitting diodes and electrical memory applications, to name but a few. Current applications which benefit from the use of CRP or novel applications as a result of the use of CRP will both be explored.
As the fields of functional materials by CRP is rapidly advancing, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, and communications are welcome. The main theme can either be the polymer chemistry or the application of the polymers where CRP was employed, or (ideally) the manuscript can cover both aspects simultaneously.
Prof. Benoit Lessard
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- controlled radical polymerization (CRP)
- reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP)
- functional materials
- controlled Polymer
- tuneable properties
- next generation applications
- block copolymers
- polymer thin film
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.
Planned paper 1
Author: Prof. Benoit Lessard (University of Ottawa)