Special Issue "The Frontier of Self-Assembled Polymers and Dendronized Polymers-Based Smart Materials"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 August 2022) | Viewed by 9298
Interests: hydrogel; drug delivery system; hyperbranched amphiphilic polymers; supramolecular interactions; reversible covalent bonds; dynamic networks
Interests: protein adsorption; mechanisms of protein adsorption; stability of biocolloidal suspensions; adsorption of biocolloidal particles; streaming potential; biosensors
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The self-assembling process of polymers based on reversible interactions, i.e., both supramolecular and reversible covalent bonds, leads to the formation of stimuli-responsive materials. The character of interactions strictly determines the properties of generated materials and their destined application. Depending on the structural characteristics of used macromolecules, i.e., the architecture, the character of binding sites and their number, etc., such materials as micelles, vesicles, fibers, and gel systems can be obtained. The construction of materials based on reversible linkages gives us a useful tool to govern the properties of the materials, thus finding a wide variety of applications for them in the area of biosensors, drug delivery systems, etc.
This Special Issue is devoted to the most recent research focused on the routes of stimuli-responsive materials formation for biomedical and biosensing applications based on self-assembled polymers of different topology, i.e., linear, block, dendronized, and hyperbranched. All the structural aspects of stimuli-responsive polymer-based materials, the determination of the relationship between the structural characteristics of applied macromolecules and the properties of obtained material, as well as recent advances in the synthetic routes of materials based on self-assembled polymers are of interest. Both original contributions and comprehensive reviews are welcome.
Dr. Monika Gosecka
Dr. Monika Wasilewska
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- supramolecular interactions
- reversible covalent bonds
- self-assembled constructs
- stimuli-responsive polymer materials
- linear polymers
- block polymers
- hyperbranched polymers
- drug delivery systems
- rheological properties
- injectable systems