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Synthesis and Antifouling Applications of Polymer Films and Coatings

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2022) | Viewed by 475

Special Issue Editors

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Laboratoire MAPIEM EA 4323, SeaTech - Ecole d'Ingénieurs, Bât X, Ecole partenaire de Grenoble INP, Groupe INP, France
Interests: hydrolyzable polymers; amphiphilic surfaces; antifouling coatings; controlled radical polymerization; macromolecular synthesis
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Laboratoire MAPIEM EA 4323, SeaTech - Ecole d'Ingénieurs, Bât X, Ecole partenaire de Grenoble INP, Groupe INP, France
Interests: macromolecular architectures; polymer chemistry; controlled radical polymerization; antifouling coatings; ion imprinted polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will highlight research efforts in developing coatings or polymer films to protect structures immersed in the marine environment against biofouling. The ambition of this Special Issue is to bring experts from around the world providing the latest basic and applied research advances in chemistry, physical chemistry, coatings, and materials for this purpose. Over the recent past, research into novel antifouling or fouling release polymers and coatings has gained significant attention. This Special Issue will focus on key challenges in inhibiting biofouling colonization by designing materials with tailored surface chemistry, topography, and bioactivity. Themes on biodegradable or hydrolyzable polymers, bioinspired synthetic antifouling coatings, biomimetic approaches imitating topographical patterns of a marine organism’s surface, smart coatings or engineered surfaces will be included.

Dr. Christine Bressy
Prof. André Margaillan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • antifouling coatings
  • fouling release coatings
  • amphiphilic copolymers
  • textured surfaces
  • hydrolyzable polymers
  • biodegradable polymers
  • bioinspired polymers

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