Special Issue "Host-Guest Polymer Complexes II"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 December 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alan Edward Tonelli
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Fiber & Polymer Science Program College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8301, 2401 Research Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8301, United States
Interests: characterization of polymer microstructures; conformations; properties; NMR; kerr-effects; nanostructuring polymers through host–guest complex formation
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Dr. Ganesh Narayanan
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Fiber & Polymer Science Program College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8301, 2401 Research Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8301, United States
Interests: cyclodextrin inclusion complexes; advanced material processing; musculoskeletal tissue regeneration; stem cell therapies; analytical techniques
Dr. Alper Gurarslan
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Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, Istanbul Technical University, Inonu Cad. No 65 Gumussuyu, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
Interests: polymer structure and properties; composites; flexible and stretchable electronics; 2-dimensional materials; cylodextrin; urea; biomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Following the conclusion and successful reception of the Special Issue "Host–Guest Polymer Complexes", we are delighted to announce and reopen the second volume entitled "Host–Guest Polymer Complexes II".

The discovery of host–guest complexation has resulted in significant advancements in various facets of materials science, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, etc. The second volume will continue to include papers describing the syntheses, characterization, and use of host–guest polymer complexes, as well as factors that are important to their formation.

We cordially invite you to consider submitting your next appropriate research paper or review article to this thematic issue.

Prof. Dr. Alan Edward Tonelli
Dr. Ganesh Narayanan
Dr. Alper Gurarslan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • host polymers
  • guest molecules
  • host–guest polymer complexes
  • polymer inclusion complexes
  • non-included polymer complexes
  • formation of polymer complexes
  • characterization of polymer complexes
  • application of polymer complexes

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Enhanced Solubility, Stability, and Herbicidal Activity of the Herbicide Diuron by Complex Formation with β-Cyclodextrin
Polymers 2019, 11(9), 1396; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11091396 - 25 Aug 2019
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The herbicide diuron is hardly soluble in water and most organic solvents and is usually made into a wettable powder or mixed with soil when used, which causes environmental risk and a reduction in herbicidal efficacy. In this study, the physicochemical properties were [...] Read more.
The herbicide diuron is hardly soluble in water and most organic solvents and is usually made into a wettable powder or mixed with soil when used, which causes environmental risk and a reduction in herbicidal efficacy. In this study, the physicochemical properties were changed by using β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) to encapsulate diuron to form an inclusion complex. Some key technologies, including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR), were used to characterize the inclusion complex. The stoichiometry of the inclusion complex was determined by recording the 1H NMR spectrum or by using a diagram of inclusion ratios. A phase solubility study proved that the formed inclusion complex exhibited higher water solubility. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) demonstrated that the formed inclusion complex exhibited better thermal stability. Biological activity studies indicated that the herbicidal activity, in terms of herbicide removal, of the formed inclusion complex was higher than that of the original diuron. In general, the formation of the inclusion complex could reduce the environmental damage caused by diuron and enhance its herbicidal activity, providing an environmentally friendly method for using diuron. Full article
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