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Special Issue "Metal-Containing Polymers and Dendrimers"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ali Nazemi

Département de Chimie, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, QC, H3C 3P8, Canada
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Interests: polymers; dendrimers; functional nanomaterials; self-assembly; inorganic nanoparticles; linear-dendritic block copolymers; metal-containing polymers and dendrimers; fluorinated materials; drug delivery; theranostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal centres play an essential role in determining the functions of many biological macromolecules. However, their integration in to the backbone of analogous synthetic macromolecules has only started to be realized in the past few decades. In this regard, recent advances in polymerization as well as polymer characterization techniques have made it possible to access metallo-macromolecules of various chemical compositions and architectures. Metal-containing polymers and dendrimers combine properties of both organic and inorganic components in one macromolecular scaffold. This includes processability and rheological properties of their organic component as well as optoelectronic, magnetic, and catalytic characteristics that are imparted by their metal centres. In light of such unique collective properties, metallo-macromolecules have found widespread applications in photovoltaics and optical emitters, information storage, nanopatterning, sensing, catalysis, and biomedical research. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers in this fast-evolving field to share their results with their peers as communications, articles, and reviews. This Issue will broadly include topics in recent advances in the synthesis of covalent- and coordination metallo-polymers and dendrimers, computational and experimental characterization techniques for their structural elucidation, soft- and hard nanomaterials fabricated from metallo-macromolecules, and their applications in various areas of science and technology. 

Dr. Ali Nazemi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Macromolecules
  • Metal-containing polymers
  • Metal-containing dendrimers
  • Coordination polymers
  • Polymerization
  • Self-assembly
  • Optoelectronics
  • Catalysis and sensing
  • Biomedical research
  • Nanotechnology

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