Special Issue "Ring Opening Polymerization: A Synthetic Toolbox for New Monomers and Polymers with Tailor-Made Properties and Functions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jolanta Ejfler
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Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, Poland
Interests: synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds; metal complexes of main groups and their use in catalysis; synthesis and characterization of biodegradable polymers and biomaterials used in medicine and pharmacy; synthesis and characterization of initiators/catalysts of the stereoselective ring opening polymerization reaction of cyclic esters; design of new monomers and macromonomers for controlled polymerization and copolymerization reactions
Dr. Łukasz John
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Faculty of Chemistry, University of Wrocław, Poland
Interests: chemistry of hybrid materials and functional polymers; synthesis of functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes; hybrid biomaterials based on organosilicon interpenetrating polymer networks
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Dr. Andrzej Plichta
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Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Poland
Interests: synthesis and structural characterization of block copolymers and branched polymers via ring opening polymerization and atom transfer radical polymerization; biodegradable synthetic polymers; condensation copolyesters; polylactides; drug delivery systems of controlled release characteristics; polyurethane based adhesives; reactive polymer processing (destructive and constructing); testing of mechanical properties of polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aliphatic polyesters obtained by ROP constitute technologically important green polymers which have multiple biomedical and environmental applications. The academic and industrial interest in these polyesters stems from two traits: the possibility to synthesize them with “by design” properties and their renewable, biodegradable nature. In ROP research, the vast majority of attention has been focused on polymer synthesis, while one potential dimension of this reaction is in generating a mine of new monomers. Functionalized by ring opening reactions, linear esters or short chain polymers enable multidimensional polymerization. In this context, among others essential for specific application is the precise microstructure of the polymer chain.

Therefore, new strategic concepts for functionalized polyester synthesis based on precisely designed catalytic systems which can guarantee the formation of polymers and especially copolymers that possess ideal, errorless chain architecture are still garnering much attention.

This Special Issue comprises comprehensive reviews, full papers, and short communications highlighting various aspect of current trends in the area of ROP.

Prof. Jolanta Ejfler
Dr. Łukasz John
Dr. Andrzej Plichta
Guest Editors

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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Keywords

  • novel synthetic approaches for functionalized monomers and polyesters
  • green ROP processes
  • theoretical studies of catalytic mechanism of ROP reactions
  • catalysts, initiators for ROP of cyclic esters
  • polyesters materials for advances applications and technologies
  • design of hybrid polymers with a linear or star-shaped topology with a POSS core

Published Papers

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