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Special Issue "Polymers for Aqueous Media"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2016).
2 Department of Chemistry, Universität Potsdam, Karl-Liebknechtstr.24–25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Interests: design, synthesis and investigation of new functional monomers and polymers; polymers in aqueous media; self-organization of polymers and functionalization of the assemblies formed; biomimicking by polymer and surfactant systems; correlation of molecular architecture, supramolecular structure and macroscopic properties of polymers
This Special Issue of Polymers is dedicated to the synthesis and functionalization of polymers for aqueous media. Such polymers, i.e., polymers produced or applied in water and related environments, play key roles in addressing current problems within science and technology. Water is the solvent chosen by nature; it is non-toxic, non-inflammable, and ubiquitous. A priori, polymers for aqueous media thus offer a unique combination of ecological friendliness, biocompatibility, and sustainability, as well as an unmatched potential for self-assembly and the implementation of “smart” behavior. Yet, from the chemist's view, water is an aggressive compound that reacts readily with many organic and inorganic substances. Also, the molecular structure of most aqueous polymers is marked by highly polar or even ionic groups, which add to the chemical and physical difficulties. All these aspects render the chemistry and the physics of polymers for aqueous media rather complicated. On the one hand, special analytical methods and tools are required. On the other hand, the synthesis of such polymers, in particular in aqueous and related solvents, continues to be challenging and asks for specialized solutions. Consequently, this Special Issue aims to reflect the current efforts and progress made in the field.
Prof. Dr. André Laschewsky
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- polymer synthesis
- green polymers
- polymer colloids
- bio-inspired materials