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Special Issue "Dynamic Chemistry in Polymer Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Dynamic chemistry plays an essential role in polymer science and engineering. The introduction of dynamic covalent and non-covalent bonds in polymer networks has yielded to the development of new materials with unique properties ascribed to the nature of the dynamic bond, such as reprocessing, recycling, controllable degradation, self-healing, and responsive capacity, to cite some. Research efforts carried out in this area will provide, in the near future, materials with smart functionalities that may enable the addressing of some 21st century challenges, such as energy and sustainability.
This Special Issue aims to provide an update on recent progress in developing materials using covalent and non-covalent reversible chemistries, including computational and experimental research works. Both original and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Fernando Ruipérez
Dr. Jon M. Matxain
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 monthly 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 1500 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.
- Reversible chemistry
- Covalent and non-covalent dynamic bonds
- Responsive materials
- Self-healing materials
- Computational chemistry
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Self-healing Polyurethane Cross-linked by Alkyl Diselenide with Enhanced Mechanical Properties
Authors: Jian Zhu, et al. (Soochow University, Suzhou, China)