Special Issue "Advances in Porous Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: polymers with bimodal and hierarchical porosity; templating methods for macroporosity creation; polymers for adsorption and absorption; polymers for tissue engineering; solid phase synthesis and catalysis
Interests: preparation and properties of highly porous polymers; investigation of polymer biodegradation; development of resins for 3D printing (VAT photopolymerization); thermal characterization of polymers
Controlling the porosity of polymers at all levels, from micro to macro pores, is becoming increasingly important. Applications of porous polymers, which are now found in numerous fields, e.g., separation, catalysis, gas and liquid storage, biomedical science, etc., are driving the research of this section of polymer science. Not only polymers with porosity, on one level, but polymer materials with bimodal or hierarchical pore size distribution are emerging and are now playing vital roles in specialized applications. Furthermore, polymers with tailored morphology and topology can contribute to optimized properties where apparently contradictory characteristics can be obtained. Another example of advanced porous polymers is adaptive porosity as a response to environmental change. Methods for the preparation of porous polymers include phase separation, block self-assembly, templating, various processing and a number of chemical methods, either during or post-polymerization.
This Special Issue of Polymers aims to present full research papers, communications, and review articles based on the latest advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of porous polymers. Fields that will be covered include, but are not limited to:
- Porous polymer synthesis (macroporous, microporous, hierarchical porosity, bimodal porosity)
- Advances in porosity characterization
- Porous structure–property relationships
- Porous polymeric monoliths and membranes
- Porous polymer applications
Prof. Dr. Peter Krajnc
Prof. Dr. Irena Pulko
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. Polymers 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 2200 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.
- microporous polymers
- macroporous polymers
- hierarchical porosity
- polymer monoliths
- polymer membranes