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Special Issue "Polymer Mass Spectrometry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2019).
2. School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
Interests: biocompatible and biodegradable polymers; polymer mass spectrometry; bioactive oligomers; controlled drug delivery systems; ring-opening polymerization; forensic engineering of advanced polymeric materials
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Interests: polymers from renewable resources; synthesis of functional polymers; structure–property relationships; novel polymeric materials of controlled biodegradability; application of mass spectrometry techniques to the structural study of synthetic polymers at the molecular level
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Mass spectrometry (MS) represents a powerful toolset for the structural characterization of polymers. Progress in this area has been tremendous ever since covers the novel mass spectrometry characterization methods as well as the polymers that have been analysed. MS can be successfully applied for the characterization of natural polymers, as well as their derivatives, and may also be helpful in the synthesis of (co)polymers from natural and non-renewable sources. Moreover, mass spectrometry is currently needed for the evaluation and understanding of the relationships among structure, properties, and behavior (before, during and after practical applications) of advanced polymeric materials important for civilization and social function.
The development of soft ionization techniques in MS have helped to solve the difficult question regarding the molecular structure of (co)polymers. Application of “such” ionization techniques, generating predominantly quasi-molecular or adduct ions, enables sequence analysis of natural and synthetic macromolecules. It permits the production of gas-phase ions from a wide variety of polymers, with little or no fragmentation during ionization.
Polymer scientists have been unfamiliar with the advances made in the field of modern mass spectrometry for a long time. However, MS sequence analysis of synthetic macromolecules can be helpful for the specific area of applied research on polymeric materials. Multistage mass spectrometry (MSn) enables the structural analysis of mass selected macromolecular ions of (co)polymers at the molecular level. Therefore, it may be expected that MSn will become a routine and accurate analytical technique of (co)polymers for years to come.
In this Special Issue, we aim to present a contemporary overview of recent developments in the field of polymer mass spectrometry. Reviews, full papers, and short communications of the current trends in this area of knowledge are all welcome.
Prof. Marek M. Kowalczuk
Prof. Grazyna Adamus
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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 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.
- New ionization techniques in polymer mass spectrometry
- Ion mobility mass spectrometry for polymers
- MS for polymerization reaction mechanisms
- DESI-MS in polymer analysis
- Sequence analysis of synthetic macromolecules
- Decoding of polymeric materials molecular labeling