Special Issue "Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization"


A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky
Department of Chemistry and Center for Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery in Dedman College, Southern Methodist University, 3215 Daniel Avenue, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
Website: http://smu.edu/chemistry/tsarevsky.asp
E-Mail: nvt@smu.edu
Phone: +1 214 768 3259
Fax: +1 214 768 4089
Interests: polymer chemistry; materials science; catalysis; reaction mechanisms; hypervalent compounds; science education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the past two decades, controlled/living radical polymerization has revolutionized and revitalized the field of synthetic polymer chemistry by enabling the preparation of a plethora of previously inaccessible polymeric materials using relatively easy synthetic protocols. The special issue of Polymers dedicated to controlled/living radical polymerization aims to describe the state of the art of this rapidly developing field and will include reviews, research articles, and communications that discuss the most recent finding and advances. Studies of reaction mechanisms, rational selection of reaction components and conditions, development of new synthetic and experimental methodologies, and various materials aspects, including methods to control molecular architecture and placement of functionalities, characterization, and applications will be welcome. The targeted audience of the issue includes chemists and polymer scientists from academic, industrial, or government labs as well as instructors and advanced level students interested in the field.

Prof. Dr. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky
Guest Editor


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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 refereed through a 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.

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  • controlled/living radical polymerization
  • polymer synthesis
  • macromolecular engineering
  • polymerization mechanisms
  • polymerization kinetics
  • polymerization catalysis
  • reversible deactivation
  • degenerative transfer
  • well-defined materials
  • functional polymers

Published Papers (5 papers)

Polymers 2014, 6(4), 1074-1095; doi:10.3390/polym6041074
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Polymers 2014, 6(4), 995-1007; doi:10.3390/polym6040995
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 14 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 1 April 2014
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Polymers 2014, 6(3), 860-872; doi:10.3390/polym6030860
Received: 18 February 2014; in revised form: 8 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 17 March 2014
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Polymers 2014, 6(3), 846-859; doi:10.3390/polym6030846
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 11 March 2014 / Published: 17 March 2014
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Polymers 2014, 6(2), 565-582; doi:10.3390/polym6020565
Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 10 February 2014 / Accepted: 17 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Last update: 7 March 2014

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