Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019) | Viewed by 62658
Interests: polymer synthesis; polymerization catalysis; bionanotechnology; hyperbranched polymers; polypeptides; thermoplastic elastomers
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The rapidly-growing field of polymer science has come up with many advances in stimuli-responsive nanomaterials by the design and development of multi-functional polymers, novel architectures, and new synthetic approaches for various targeted applications. The nano-assemblies of polymers with a broad range of stimuli, such as pH, temperature, enzyme, light, redox, electric field, magnetic field, etc., have proven to be promising as adaptive shape memory materials, responsive coatings, controlled release materials, self-healing materials and catalysts. The response is evident by the change in conformation or change in solubility of the polymer, resulting in a change in the properties that translated into macroscopic behaviors. Contemporary synthetic protocols coupled with facile characterization and rigorous theoretical advances have conspired to continuously generate stimuli-responsive polymeric nanomaterials that target applications spanning drug delivery, tissue engineering, bio separation, medical diagnostics and biosensors. This Special Issue, entitled “Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials” will cover synthesis of stimuli responsive copolymers with different polymeric architectures like block copolymers, star, graft, dendritic copolymers, etc., their self-assembly, physio-chemical properties in solution, gels and solid state and various applications. Reviews articles by experts in the field will also be welcome.
Prof. Dr. Il Kim
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- stimulus-responsive (co)polymer
- smart/intelligent materials
- shape memory materials
- self-healing materials
- sensors and biosensors
- controlled drug delivery
- artificial muscles and actuators
- polymer synthesis
- computer modelling
- testing methods