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Special Issue "Porous Polymer Micro- and Nano-Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: Polymer synthesis; Polymerization catalysis; Bionanotechnology; Hyperbranched polymers; Polypeptides; Thermoplastic elastomers
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One of the key challenges in nanoscience and nanotechnology is the precise control of the morphology, dimensions, and functionality of nanostructures to fit distinctive application requirements. Thus far, much effort has been expended to achieve morphological control of porous organic frameworks with tunable structures and the desired distribution. For example, solution-phase-synthesized porous polymer spheres (PPSs) have attracted much research interest due to their potential utility as catalysts and in drug delivery, gas adsorption, and membrane applications. The major advantage of PPSs is the potential synthetic diversity that can be integrated into these organic polymer structures. Furthermore, the carbonization of PPSs produces carbonaceous spheres that can also be applied in electrical-related fields, such as sensors, super-capacitors, and batteries. Contributions to this Special Issue should preferably report the development of polymer-based porous polymer micro-/nano-structures and their potential applications to emerging technologies. Research articles, reviews, and communications are welcome.
Prof. Il Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- block copolymers;
- cross-linked polymers;
- hollow polymers;
- polymer microparticles;
- polymer nanoparticles;
- porous carbon;
- porous polymer particles;
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.
Wang, D.; et al.
2. A two-dimensional conjugate porous polymer for energy conversion and storage
Yuan, K.; et al.
3. Preparation and application of lightweight microspheres based on polymers
Wei, X.; et al.