A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944; IF5Y 3.325).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Special Issue Editor
Prof. Dr. Paweł Chmielarz
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszow, Poland
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Interests: Polymer synthesis and analysis; electrochemistry; atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP); electrochemically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization (eATRP)
Special Issue Information
In the last decade, there have been increasing research activities in the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) to prepare well-defined polymers. ATRP is one of the most rapidly developing areas of polymer science that allows easy control over molecular weight, preparation of polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions, incorporation of precisely placed functionalities, and fabrication of various architectures. Significant efforts have been dedicated to the green chemistry class of this approach, including low ppm ATRP techniques, which are based on improving regeneration processes of copper in the lower oxidation state using appropriate reducing agent or external stimuli.
This Special Issue is intended to cover the latest advances and developments in the synthesis of precisely defined polymers with different architecture with an emphasize on ATRP methods with diminished catalyst concentration, which offers a more environmentally benign and industrially relevant alternative for synthesizing polymers compared to normal ATRP. Topics include, but are not limited to, optimization of reaction setup, kinetics investigation of synthesis processes, characterization of ATRP macroinitiators, and received macromolecules including naturally-derived polymers.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Original, high-quality research articles and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Paweł Chmielarz
Manuscript Submission Information
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There are still 200% discounts for this special issue (for 2 feature papers with 100% discount).
- Controlled polymerization
- Well-defined polymers
- Polymers with different architecture
- Functional polymers
- Bio-hybrid polymers
- Naturally-derived macromolecules
- Smart materials