6 June 2023
Polymers | Issue Cover Articles in 2022

The articles below have been selected as 2022 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. "RAFT Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Using a Poly((N,N-dimethyl acrylamide)-co-(N-isopropyl acrylamide)) mCTA: Synthesis and Thermosensitivity"
by Katharina Nieswandt, Prokopios Georgopanos, Martin Held, Evgeni Sperling and Volker Abetz
Polymers 2022, 14(1), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14010062
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/1/62

2. "Experimental Investigation of Polypropylene Composite Drawn Fibers with Talc, Wollastonite, Attapulgite and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes"
by Costas Tsioptsias, Konstantinos Leontiadis, Stavros Messaritakis, Aikaterini Terzaki, Panagiotis Xidas, Kyriakos Mystikos, Evangelos Tzimpilis and Ioannis Tsivintzelis
Polymers 2022, 14(2), 260; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14020260
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/2/260

3. "Reactive Magnetron Plasma Modification of Electrospun PLLA Scaffolds with Incorporated Chloramphenicol for Controlled Drug Release"
by Apollinariya A. Volokhova, Dmitry A. Fedorishin, Arina O. Khvastunova, Tatiana I. Spiridonova, Anna I. Kozelskaya, Julia Kzhyshkowska, Sergei I. Tverdokhlebov and Irina Kurzina
Polymers 2022, 14(3), 373; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14030373
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/3/373

4. "Investigation of Polyester Tire Cord Glycolysis Accompanied by Rubber Crumb Devulcanization"
by Kirill Kirshanov, Roman Toms, Pavel Melnikov and Alexander Gervald
Polymers 2022, 14(4), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14040684
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/4/684

5. "3D Printed Scaffold Based on Type I Collagen/PLGA_TGF-β1 Nanoparticles Mimicking the Growth Factor Footprint of Human Bone Tissue"
by Federica Banche-Niclot, Caterina Licini, Giorgia Montalbano, Sonia Fiorilli, Monica Mattioli-Belmonte and Chiara Vitale-Brovarone
Polymers 2022, 14(5), 857; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14050857
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/5/857

6. "Chemical Cleaning Process of Polymeric Nanofibrous Membranes"
by Aysegul Gul, Jakub Hruza, Lukas Dvorak and Fatma Yalcinkaya
Polymers 2022, 14(6), 1102; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14061102
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/6/1102

7. "Gelatin Blends Enhance Performance of Electrospun Polymeric Scaffolds in Comparison to Coating Protocols"
by Maria Bikuna-Izagirre, Javier Aldazabal and Jacobo Paredes
Polymers 2022, 14(7), 1311; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14071311
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/7/1311

8. "Modified Release of the Pineal Hormone Melatonin from Matrix Tablets Containing Poly(L-lactic Acid) and Its PLA-co-PEAd and PLA-co-PBAd Copolymers"
by Marilena Vlachou, Angeliki Siamidi, Dionysia Anagnostopoulou, Evi Christodoulou and Nikolaos D. Bikiaris
Polymers 2022, 14(8), 1504; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14081504
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/8/1504

9. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Essential Oil Ingredients Associated with Hyperbranched Polymer Drug Carriers"
by Vasilios Raptis and Kostas Karatasos
Polymers 2022, 14(9), 1762; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091762
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/9/1762

10. "Microplastics Determination in Gastrointestinal Tracts of European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and Gilt-Head Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) from Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)"
by Raquel Sánchez-Almeida, Cintia Hernández-Sánchez, Cristina Villanova-Solano, Francisco Javier Díaz-Peña, Sabrina Clemente, Javier González-Sálamo, Miguel González-Pleiter and Javier Hernández-Borges
Polymers 2022, 14(10), 1931; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14101931
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/10/1931

11. "Hybrid Films Prepared from a Combination of Electrospinning and Casting for Offering a Dual-Phase Drug Release"
by Haoran Liu, Wenlai Jiang, Zili Yang, Xiren Chen, Deng-Guang Yu and Jun Shao
Polymers 2022, 14(11), 2132; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14112132
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/11/2132

12. "Modulation of Molecular Structure and Mechanical Properties of κ-Carrageenan-Gelatin Hydrogel with Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes"
by Aidar T. Gubaidullin, Anastasiya O. Makarova, Svetlana R. Derkach, Nicolai G. Voron’ko, Aidar I. Kadyirov, Sufia A. Ziganshina, Vadim V. Salnikov, Olga S. Zueva and Yuri F. Zuev
Polymers 2022, 14(12), 2346; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14122346
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/12/2346

13. "X-ray Ptychographic Imaging and Spectroscopic Studies of Plasma-Treated Plastic Films"
by Mehdi Ravandeh, Masoud Mehrjoo, Konstantin Kharitonov, Jan Schäfer, Antje Quade, Bruno Honnorat, Mabel Ruiz-Lopez, Barbara Keitel, Svea Kreis, Rui Pan et al.
Polymers 2022, 14(13), 2528; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14132528
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/13/2528

14. "Effects of Neutral, Anionic and Cationic Polymer Brushes Grafted from Poly(para-phenylene vinylene) and Poly(para-phenylene ethynylene) on the Polymer’s Photoluminescent Properties"
by Thomas Kerr-Phillips, Mona Damavandi, Lisa I. Pilkington, Kathryn A. Whitehead, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and David Barker
Polymers 2022, 14(14), 2767; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14142767
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/14/2767

15. "Pilot-Scale Electrospinning of PLA Using Biobased Dyes as Multifunctional Additives"
by Naveen Kumar Balakrishnan, Maike-Elisa Ostheller, Niccolo Aldeghi, Christian Schmitz, Robert Groten and Gunnar Seide
Polymers 2022, 14(15), 2989; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14152989
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/15/2989

16. "AI-Based Soft Module for Safe Human–Robot Interaction towards 4D Printing"
by Ali Zolfagharian, Mohammad Reza Khosravani, Hoang Duong Vu, Minh Khoi Nguyen, Abbas Z. Kouzani and Mahdi Bodaghi
Polymers 2022, 14(16), 3302; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14163302
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/16/3302

17. "Synthesis and Evaluation of Thermoresponsive Renewable Lipid-Based Block Copolymers for Drug Delivery"
by Huiqi Wang and Aman Ullah
Polymers 2022, 14(17), 3436; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14173436
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/17/3436

18. "Chitosan–Gelatin Films: Plasticizers/Nanofillers Affect Chain Interactions and Material Properties in Different Ways"
by Qingfei Duan, Ying Chen, Long Yu and Fengwei Xie
Polymers 2022, 14(18), 3797; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14183797
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/18/3797

19. "Facile Fabrication of Dual Functional Graphene Oxide Microcapsules Carrying Corrosion Inhibitor and Encapsulating Self-Healing Agent"
by Jing Li, Zhenglin Tao, Jincan Cui, Shuling Shen and Hanxun Qiu
Polymers 2022, 14(19), 4067; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14194067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/19/4067

20. "Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Licorice Root, Willow, Holm Oak, and Palm Leaf Waste Incorporated into Maleated Polypropylene (MAPP)"
by Serena Gabrielli, Miriam Caviglia, Genny Pastore, Enrico Marcantoni, Francesco Nobili, Luca Bottoni, Andrea Catorci, Irene Bavasso, Fabrizio Sarasini, Jacopo Tirillò et al.
Polymers 2022, 14(20), 4348; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14204348
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/20/4348

21. "Pilot Scale Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Coatings on a Polyolefin Separator to Enhance Dimensional Stability for Thermally Stable Long-Life Rechargeable Batteries"
by Hyoungwoo Choi and Byoung-Sun Lee
Polymers 2022, 14(21), 4474; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14214474
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/21/4474

22. "Amphiphilic Copolymer-Lipid Chimeric Nanosystems as DNA Vectors"
by Varvara Chrysostomou, Aleksander Foryś, Barbara Trzebicka, Costas Demetzos and Stergios Pispas
Polymers 2022, 14(22), 4901; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14224901
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/22/4901

23. "Comparison of the Degradation Performance of Seven Different Choline Chloride-Based DES Systems on Alkaline Lignin"
by Penghui Li, Yuan Lu, Xiaoyu Li, Jianpeng Ren, Zhengwei Jiang, Bo Jiang and Wenjuan Wu
Polymers 2022, 14(23), 5100; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14235100
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/23/5100

24. "Adjustable Sound Absorber of Multiple Parallel-Connection Helmholtz Resonators with Tunable Apertures Prepared by Low-Force Stereolithography of Photopolymer Resin"
by Fei Yang, Shaohua Bi, Xinmin Shen, Zhizhong Li, Xiangpo Zhang, Enshuai Wang, Xiaocui Yang, Wenqiang Peng, Changchuang Huang, Peng Liang et al.
Polymers 2022, 14(24), 5434; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14245434
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/24/5434

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