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Macromolecular Chemistry in Europe

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Macromolecular Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 125

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Department of Physics, Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales SY23 3BZ, UK
Interests: photonics; soft matter; polymers; macromolecular semiconductors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of synthetic macromolecules is a cornerstone of modern materials science and engineering, particularly in the field of polymers and plastics. Sharing many properties and characteristics with the large molecular arrays occurring in nature and in living organisms, these materials are seen in a vast and diverse range of functional applications, spanning from optical materials and optoelectronics to tissue engineering and durable thermoplastics.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to this Special Issue of Molecules, ‘Macromolecular Chemistry in Europe’. We are particularly interested in original research and timely reviews showcasing important concepts and innovative approaches related to the synthetic chemistry and materials science of macromolecular materials.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Macromolecular Synthesis: Including controlled polymerizations and catalysis, post-polymerization modification, new polymer architectures, polymerization mechanisms and kinetics;
  • Thermodynamics and phase behavior: Including dynamic phenomena, ordering-disordering (e.g., self-assembly, gelation, crystallization, phase separation and wetting), nanoassembly;
  • Properties and structure: Including mechanical and rheological properties, viscoelastic media, interfacial/surface characteristics, thin-films, electronic transport properties;
  • Characterization of macromolecular materials: Including novel spectroscopies, crystallography and scattering, microscopy, and rheology;
  • Simulation and theory: Including Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics (MD), and multi-scale/granular modeling;
  • Polymeric materials: Including sustainable polymers, polymer networks, “smart” responsive polymers, electro-, magneto- and opto-active polymers, semiconducting and conducting polymers, micro- and nano-structured polymers, polymer composites, rubbers and elastomers, bio-mimetics and synthetic analogues.

Dr. Chris E. Finlayson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • macromolecules
  • synthesis and polymerisation
  • polymer architectures
  • properties and structure
  • functional materials

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