Special Issue "Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Since the development of reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP), many robust tools have been provided via various mechanisms, such as catalytic reversible by atom transfer (including atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)), degenerative transfer polymerization (including reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization and reversible iodine transfer polymerization (RITP)), and stable free radical polymerization (including nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) and organometallic radical polymerization (OMRP)), as well as latterly developed organo-stibine/-tellurium/-bismuthine radical polymerizations (SBRP/TERP/BIRP).
This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive collection of the latest developments of RDRPs, covering synthesis, mechanism investigation, theoretical modelling, characterization, and applications toward various functional materials. The topic may also extend to other newly-developed living polymerization techniques, stimuli-responsive polymers, shape memory materials, sensors, (tough) hydrogels, self-healing materials/vitrimers, bio-based polymers, biomacromolecules, and nanocomposites. Regular original papers and reviews are both welcome.
Prof. Chih-Feng Huang
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- Reversible-deactivation radical polymerizations
- Stimuli-responsive polymers
- Shape-memory polymers
- Self-healing materials