Special Issue "Copolymers: Preparation and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: organometallic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry; sustainable chemistry; redox catalysis; photocatalysis; reactive oxygen species; sulfur; organic/organometallic polymers; inorganic materials
Polymers have propelled revolutionary advances in human civilization by providing access to a wide variety of materials whose properties can be rationally tuned at the molecular level in a controlled manner. If more than one type of monomer is polymerized, the resulting copolymer can exhibit properties that are a blend of the two original polymers or may be totally unlike either. Copolymers provide a convenient architecture for the orthogonal control of material structures, properties, and functions. This Special Issue of Molecules is dedicated to all aspects of the syntheses of copolymers and their applications, and researchers working in these areas are welcome to submit their original works and reviews for publication in this Special Issue. Submissions may cover any facet of the preparation and application of copolymers; cross-disciplinary studies and those emphasizing controllable copolymer microstructures and tunable copolymer properties/functions are particularly welcome.
Prof. Andrew G. Tennyson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Structure–function relationships
- Structure–property relationships
- Copolymer regiocontrol
- Copolymer stereocontrol
- Switchable polymerization catalyst
- Orthogonal polymerization
- Conjugated polymer
- Organic photovoltaics
- Organic electronics
- Structural materials