Special Issue "Thermoresponsive Polymers"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Andrzej Dworak
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Guest Editor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Poland
Interests: living polymerizations; precise synthesis of polymers; amphiphilic polymers; self-organization of polymers in solution; stimuli-responsive polymers; polymers for biomedical applications
Prof. Barbara Trzebicka
Guest Editor
Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials, Poland
Interests: physicochemical studies of stimuli sensitive polymers; amphiphilic polymers and their self-organization; polymers for biomedical applications; polymeric bioconjugates and carbon materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Any sensible study of properties of thermoresponsive polymer ask for well-defined materials. In the last two decades or so, the development of controlled polymerizations (radical or living) and their widespread acceptance in polymer research institutions have made well defined polymers easily (or easier, in any case) available.

Stimuli-responsive polymers and thermoresponsive polymers are not merely the subject of fundamental research. Even though a lot of problems remain to be explained, the studies of the fundamentals remain very up-to date. Research groups investigate, vigorously and with great success, any possible or envisaged applications of such polymers, in biomedical fields as carriers of medically active species, injectable gels, sensors, actuators, and many more. This indicates that the area is living and actual. It also indicates that the field is enjoying a growing interest from researchers.

Of course, the fate of each Special Issue depends upon how well it will be received by the scientific community and how many people will respond by submitting reviews, research reports, short communications, and other communications.

The list of keywords below is not exhaustive, but it may help in preparing your submission. Please do not hesitate to go beyond it or to submit a paper whose topic is not explicitly mentioned in this list.

Best regards

Prof. Andrzej Dworak
Prof. Barbara Trzebicka
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Thermoresponsive polymers
  • Transition mechanism
  • Thermodynamics of transition
  • Controlled synthesis
  • Molecular design
  • Structure–property relationship
  • LCST
  • UCST
  • Water-soluble polymers
  • Mesoglobules
  • Self-assembly
  • Thermoresponsive surfaces
  • Smart materials
  • Polymer nanoparticles
  • Thermoresponsive nanogels
  • Microcarrier
  • Drug delivery
  • Molecular brushes
  • Self-healing materials
  • Sensors
  • Stimuli responding hydrogels
  • Microfluidics and actuators

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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