6 June 2023
Polymers | Issue Cover Articles in 2021

The articles below have been selected as 2021 Issue Cover Articles by the Editorial Office of Polymers (ISSN: 2073-4360). These articles came from multiple fields all within the scope of Polymers, and we sincerely hope they can provide insights and references for scholars in related fields.

1. “Synergistic and Regulatable Bioremediation Capsules Fabrication Based on Vapor-Phased Encapsulation of Bacillus Bacteria and its Regulator by Poly-p-Xylylene”
by Yen-Ching Yang, Wei-Shen Huang, Shu-Man Hu, Chao-Wei Huang, Chih-Hao Chiu and Hsien-Yeh Chen
Polymers 2021, 13(1), 41; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13010041
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/1/41

2. “Hydrothermal Carbon as Reactive Fillers to Produce Sustainable Biocomposites with Aromatic Bio-Based Epoxy Resins”
by Iuliana Bejenari Roxana Dinu, Sarah Montes, Irina Volf and Alice Mija
Polymers 2021, 13(2), 240; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13020240
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/2/240

3. “Iron (II) Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers Based on Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene for Electrochromic Applications”
by Andrei Chernyshev, Udit Acharya, Jiří Pfleger, Olga Trhlíková, Jiří Zedník and Jiří Vohlídal
Polymers 2021, 13(3), 362; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13030362
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/3/362

4. “Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity of Cationic Amino Acid-Conjugated Dendrimers Loaded with a Mixture of Two Triterpenoid Acids”
by Anna Maria Schito, Gian Carlo Schito and Silvana Alfei
Polymers 2021, 13(4), 521; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13040521
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/4/521

5. “Understanding the Barrier and Mechanical Behavior of Different Nanofillers in Chitosan Films for Food Packaging”
by João Pires, Camila Damásio de Paula, Victor Gomes Lauriano Souza, Ana Luísa Fernando and Isabel Coelhoso
Polymers 2021, 13(5), 721; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13050721
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/5/721

6. “Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms for the Interaction of Water with Polyethylene Glycol-Based Hydrogels: Influence of Ionic Strength and Gel Network Structure”
by Xin Yang, Bronwin L. Dargaville and Dietmar W. Hutmacher
Polymers 2021, 13(6), 845; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13060845
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/6/845

7. “3D Bioprinted Bacteriostatic Hyperelastic Bone Scaffold for Damage-Specific Bone Regeneration”
by Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr, Andrea S. Theus, Archana Kamalakar, Liqun Ning, Cong Cao, Martin L. Tomov, Jarred M. Kaiser, Steven Goudy, Nick J. Willett, Ho Won Jang et al.
Polymers 2021, 13(7), 1099; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13071099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/7/1099

8. “Effects of Groove Sealing of the Posterior Occlusal Surface and Offset of the Internal Surface on the Internal Fit and Accuracy of Implant Placements Using 3D-Printed Surgical Guides: An In Vitro Study”
by Jung-Hwa Lim, Enkhjargal Bayarsaikhan, Seung-Ho Shin, Na-Eun Nam, June-Sung Shim and Jong-Eun Kim
Polymers 2021, 13(8), 1236; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13081236
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/8/1236

9. “The Study of pH Effects on Phase Transition of Multi-Stimuli Responsive P(NiPAAm-co-AAc) Hydrogel Using 2D-COS”
by Yeonju Park, Minkyoung Kim, Hae-jin Chung, Ah-hyun Woo, Isao Noda and Young-mee Jung
Polymers 2021, 13(9), 1447; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/9/1447

10. “Poly(ethylene-imine)-Functionalized Magnetite Nanoparticles Derivatized with Folic Acid: Heating and Targeting Properties”
by Mariano Ortega-Muñoz, Simona Plesselova, Angel V. Delgado, Francisco Santoyo-Gonzalez, Rafael Salto-Gonzalez, Maria Dolores Giron-Gonzalez, Guillermo R. Iglesias and Francisco Javier López-Jaramillo
Polymers 2021, 13(10), 1599; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13101599
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/10/1599

11. “Injectable Thermosensitive Chitosan Solution with β-Glycerophosphate as an Optimal Submucosal Fluid Cushion for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection”
by Seung Jeong, Han Jo Jeon, Kyoung-Je Jang, Sangbae Park, Hyuk Soon Choi and Jong Hoon Chung
Polymers 2021, 13(11), 1696; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13111696
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/11/1696

12. “In Situ Generation of Green Hybrid Nanofibrillar Polymer-Polymer Composites—A Novel Approach to the Triple Shape Memory Polymer Formation”
by Ramin Hosseinnezhad, Iurii Vozniak and Fahmi Zaïri
Polymers 2021, 13(12), 1900; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13121900
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/12/1900

13. “Research on the Anticorrosion Properties of CeO2-GO/EP Nanocomposite Coating in Simulated Sea Water”
by Xiaoyan Liu, Ruidan Liu, Tianyu Li, Yanqi Liu, Li Liu, Kai Lyu and Surendra P. Shah
Polymers 2021, 13(13), 2072; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13132072
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/13/2072

14. “3D Modelling of Mass Transfer into Bio-Composite”
by Marouane Kabbej, Valérie Guillard, Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Caroline Wolf, Nathalie Gontard and Sébastien Gaucel
Polymers 2021, 13(14), 2257; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13142257
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/14/2257

15. "Hybrid Silica-Based Fillers in Nanocomposites: Influence of Isotropic/Isotropic and Isotropic/Anisotropic Fillers on Mechanical Properties of Styrene-Butadiene (SBR)-Based Rubber”
by Mariapaola Staropoli, Vincent Rogé, Enzo Moretto, Joffrey Didierjean, Marc Michel, Benoit Duez, Pascal Steiner, Georges Thielen, Damien Lenoble and Jean-Sébastien Thomann
Polymers 2021, 13(15), 2413; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13152413
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/15/2413

16. “Bacteriophage Delivery Systems Based on Composite PolyHIPE/Nanocellulose Hydrogel Particles”
by Tilen Kopač, Ana Lisac, Rok Mravljak, Aleš Ručigaj, Matjaž Krajnc and Aleš Podgornik
Polymers 2021, 13(16), 2648; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13162648
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/16/2648

17. “Immobilization of Phospholipase A1 Using a Protein-Inorganic Hybrid System”
by Shi Cheng, Zitao Guo, Chaojuan Liang, Yi Shi, Peng Geng, Yu Xin, Zhenghua Gu and Liang Zhang
Polymers 2021, 13(17), 2865; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13172865
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/17/2865

18. “Antioxidant Potential of the Bio-Based Fucose-Rich Polysaccharide FucoPol Supports Its Use in Oxidative Stress-Inducing Systems”
by Bruno M. Guerreiro, Jorge Carvalho Silva, João Carlos Lima, Maria A. M. Reis and Filomena Freitas
Polymers 2021, 13(18), 3020; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13183020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/18/3020

19. “Fabrication of Diaminodiphenylmethane Modified Ammonium Polyphosphate to Remarkably Reduce the Fire Hazard of Epoxy Resins”
by Feiyue Wang, Jiahao Liao, Long Yan and Hui Liu
Polymers 2021, 13(19), 3221; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13193221
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/19/3221

20. “Biobased Waterborne Polyurethane-Ureas Modified with POSS-OH for Fluorine-Free Hydrophobic Textile Coatings”
by Amado Lacruz, Mireia Salvador, Miren Blanco, Karmele Vidal, Amaia M. Goitandia, Lenka Martinková, Martin Kyselka and Antxon Martínez de Ilarduya
Polymers 2021, 13(20), 3526; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13203526
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/20/3526

21. “Systematic Evaluation of a Novel Self-Healing Poly(acrylamide-co-vinyl acetate)/Alginate Polymer Gel for Fluid Flow Control in High Temperature and High Salinity Reservoirs”
by Jingyang Pu, Baojun Bai and Thomas P. Schuman
Polymers 2021, 13(21), 3616; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13213616
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/21/3616

22. “Bio-Based Epoxy Adhesives with Lignin-Based Aromatic Monophenols Replacing Bisphenol A”
by Nigel Van de Velde, Saška Javornik, Tilen Sever, Danaja Štular, Matic Šobak, Žiga Štirn, Blaž Likozar and Ivan Jerman
Polymers 2021, 13(22), 3879; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13223879
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/22/3879

23. “Prolonged Thermal Relaxation of the Thermosetting Polymers”
by Alexander Korolev, Maxim Mishnev, Nikolai Ivanovich Vatin and Anastasia Ignatova
Polymers 2021, 13(23), 4104; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234104
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/23/4104

24. “Polymerization and Structure of Opposing Polymer Brushes Studied by Computer Simulations”
by Krzysztof Halagan, Michal Banaszak, Jaroslaw Jung, Piotr Polanowski and Andrzej Sikorski
Polymers 2021, 13(24), 4294; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13244294
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/24/4294

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