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Special Issue "Synthesis and Application of Conjugated Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 December 2018).
The function of polymer materials can be controlled by their molecular structures. Since commercially-available polymers are usually based on a single bond main chain, i.e., an aliphatic backbone, such as polyethylene and nylon, their backbones are relatively flexible and irregular and they are not electrically conductive. On the other hand, since conjugated polymers, such as poly(substituted acetylene)s and poly(aryleneethynylene)s, contain a double-bond and aromatic main chain, they are rigid, regular and tend to form stacking structures, and they can be electrically active. Many kinds of new conjugated polymers have been synthesized and unique properties of conjugated polymers have been reported. However, discussion about the relationships between their molecular structures and properties and functions were not enough. Therefore, this Special Issue invites original research about precise synthesis, characterization, and/or unique application of conjugated polymers including supramolecular conjugation structures based on staking structures and inorganic conjugate polymers like polysilanes. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.Prof. Toshiki AOKI
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Conjugated polymers
- Acetylene polymer
- Ethynylene polymer
- Conjugated supramolecular polymers
- Membrane separation
- Silicon-containing polymers
- Stacking polymers
- Helical structures
- Chiral structures