Special Issue "Silicone Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 375
Interests: functional silanes; silicone polymers; organosilicon-based polymer materials; processing, manufacturing; polymer biomaterials; high-perfomance polymers and applications of silicone polymers
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Silicone polymer, a man-made polymer containing the element silicon, its backbone combines silicone and oxygen. Due to their excellent thermal stability and low temperature resistance, consistency of properties over a wide temperature range, good electrical insulation, chemical stability, weatherability, and ozone resistance characteristics, silicone polymers have been applied in fields as different as aerospace, electronics, health care, and building industries, etc. The chemical structure of silicones allows a wide variety of materials to be manufactured, such as fluids, greases, rubbers, coating, foams, and hybrids. Changing the organic groups of silicone polymers on silicon can open up a new area of their applications. Silicone polymers exhibit the most fascinating developments in recent years. New techniques and various functional silicone polymers were, and will continued to be, developed. They are of interest from both an academic and industrial perspectives as functional or high-performance materials.
This Special Issue of Polymers aims to highlight the most recent developments in the design, synthesis, characterization, theoretical study, processing, and application of silicone polymers. Besides original research papers and communications, review or perspective articles are also warmly welcomed and will be considered for publication. I sincerely invite you to contribute your research work to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Qingzeng Zhu
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