Special Issue "Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015)
Prof. Dr. Michael K.C. Tam (Website)
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Fax: +1 519 888 4347
Interests: stimuli-responsive polymers; self assembly; polymer-surfactant interactions; drug delivery; renewable nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom (Website)
Supramolecular Chemistry group, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: polymer chemistry; controlled polymerization; living cationic ring-opening polymerization; responsive polymers; hydrophilic polymers; poly(2-oxazoline)s; supramolecular materials; self-assembly
Interest in the field of stimuli-responsive systems has intensified over the last ten years due to the considerable potential of such systems in many applications. Many different external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, salt, co-solvent, electric fields, etc. have been explored. With the development of many controlled polymerization techniques, it is now possible to prepare a wide range of amphiphilic polymers and colloidal systems that possess many types of stimuli-responsive characteristics. Many of these systems possess interesting self-assembling and swelling characteristics when subjected to external stimuli.
This special issue of Polymers entitled “Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Colloids” will cover a range of recent research activities such as synthesis, physical properties, and applications. It will bring together an interesting collection of recent findings from experts, and will be a useful source of information for researchers working in this field. Your contribution to the special issue will be greatly appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Michael K.C. Tam
Prof. Dr. Richard Hoogenboom
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.