Special Issue "NMR in Polymer Science"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2018)
Prof. Dr. Roberto Simonutti
Since their early days, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Polymer Science have had a strong and enduring liaison. Many times, the discovery of a new class of polymers required the development of new NMR techniques or the set-up of new interpretative paradigms, as in the case of the precise determination of the polymer tacticity. On the other hand, the possibility of using both Cross Polarization (CP) and Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) for recording 13C NMR spectra was demonstrated for the first time on polymer samples. Nowadays, NMR is widely used in all different areas of polymer science, from chemical analysis in solution and in the solid state, including but not limited to composition, tacticity, branching and end group determination, to morphology of semicrystalline polymers, blends, micro- and nanoparticles. NMR is also extremely sensitive to molecular mobility thus polymer dynamics and chain conformation in solution or in bulk can be accurately described. Additionally, relevant processes, closer to the final application of the polymer materials, like diffusion of a penetrant or self-diffusion, can be monitored.
This Special Issue intends to collect original papers and reviews at the forefront of research in NMR of polymers and to provide a comprehensive view of the multifaceted opportunities that NMR offers to the polymer science community in academia and industry. The topical subjects to be addressed include: high resolution solution and solid state NMR techniques, in particular for polymer identification and reaction monitoring; MAS NMR based techniques for the determination of crystalline structures, phase morphology in polymer blends, block copolymers and nanocomposites; Time Domain (TD) NMR for the characterization of chain dynamics and diffusion in polymer melts, elastomers and gels. Finally, papers focused on exotic methodology development (hyphenated techniques, hyperpolarization, 129Xe NMR, Rheo-NMR) are strongly invited.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Simonutti
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- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
- high resolution
- solid state
- magic angle spinning
- time domain
- relaxation times
- hyphenated techniques
- 129Xe NMR
- end groups
- crystalline phase
- block copolymers