Special Issue "Bio-inspired and Bio-based Polymers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schlaad
University of Potsdam, Institute of Chemistry, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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Interests: living/controlled polymerization; bio-based monomers and polymers; polymer modification, "thio-click" chemistry; polymer colloids and films; composite materials; bioinspired structure formation; hierarchical structures; polymer complexes; stimuli-responsive
Nature has developed many sophisticated systems, materials and concepts/mechanisms, the transfer of which, to technical applications, would be highly desirable. However, for feasibility and economic reasons, biological systems cannot often be applied directly, but serve as an inspiration for a technological solution.
This Special Issue is intended to highlight the production of bio-inspired or bio-based (“green”) polymers and any kind of bioinspired use or application, for instance as structural and functional materials, stimuli-responsive/“smart” materials, colloids or particles, hierarchical structures, composite materials, and so on.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schlaad
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• supramolecular structures
• functional materials
• composite materials