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Special Issue "Stimuli Responsive Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2018).
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), Division of Bio and Soft Matter (BSMA), Université catholique de Louvain, Place L. Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.01, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: macro- and supramolecular chemistry; stimuli responsive polymers; self-assembly; polymer gels and networks, interlocked architectures; molecular machines
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Special Issue in Polymers: Stimuli Responsive Polymers II
Stimuli-responsive, or “smart”, polymeric systems have drawn increasing interest over the last years due to their considerable potential for widely varied applications. (Co)polymers have been developed that respond to a very broad range of external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, redox, salt, CO2, electric or magnetic fields, mechanical stimulation, etc. The recent progress in controlled polymerization techniques have greatly facilitated the synthesis of well-defined polymers with tailored functionality. Among those, polymers bearing different types of responsive groups, the so-called multi-responsive polymers, have been developed. These systems exhibit complex responsive behaviors and are particularly promising.This Special Issue of Polymers entitled “Stimuli-Responsive Polymers” will cover a broad range of research activities, such as synthesis, physico-chemical properties, and applications, as well as a broad range of polymeric systems such as solutions, films, brushes, self-assembling systems, gels, supramolecular polymers, etc. In addition, review papers featuring progresses in a particular area are welcomed. This Special Issue aims at collecting recent findings and comprehensive reviews from experts in this very active field of research, and will be hopefully a useful source of information for researchers.
Prof. Charles-André Fustin
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- Physical properties
- Gel and network
- Supramolecular polymers