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Special Issue "Polymer Structures in Solution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
Interests: colloid characterization science, (hybrid) materials science, hydrodynamic analysis, analytical ultracentrifugation, field-flow fractionation, synthetic macromolecules, pharmapolymers, separation science
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Polymer Physics, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: synthetic and biomacromolecules, nanoparticles, solution characterization, conformational analysis, analytical ultracentrifugation
This Special Issue focuses on the current state-of-the-art of polymeric materials in solution both from the synthetic aspects of their preparation and in particular on their characterization with suitable analytical strategies. Since polymeric materials are often formed from solutions of suitable precursors, their specific design criteria to tailor composition/structure, topology, and functionality need to be quantitatively tracked to evidence synthetic success. This concerns particularly modern analytical implementations of eminent techniques such as light scattering and hydrodynamic studies.
Papers are sought that discuss the latest research in the areas that make use of polymers in solution, particularly papers that provide in-depth insight into the characterization of polymer structures. The scope of the Special Issue therefore encompasses the synthesis and characterization of polymers used for life science and technical applications, including, e.g. polymer chains, (hyper-)branched and any other topology, complex architectures, (nano-)gels, polymer nanoparticles, polymer-based nanocomposites, and (hybrid) (non-)covalent assemblies.
Of particular interest are new concepts to study structures and functions in solutions resulting from the synthesis and processing of polymer materials, particularly also via a combination of methods leading to enhanced insight into the materials.
Dr. Ivo Nischang
Dr. Igor Perevyazko
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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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- Synthetic design of polymer structures in solution
- Molar mass and hydrodynamic properties
- Conformational analysis
- Analytical ultracentrifugation
- Field-flow fractionation
- Size exclusion chromatography and liquid chromatography
- Light scattering
- Colloid stability
- Shape and size analysis
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. the solution characterization of polymers and assembled structures by hydrodynamic techniques
2. synthesis and characterization of hyperbranched polymers used for life science
3. An review paper focuing on polymer structures in solution by the guest editor, title pending preparation