Special Issue "Interpolymer Complexes"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Interests: water-soluble polymers; hydrogels; polymer complexes; drug delivery; mucoadhesion; nanomaterials
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Interpolymer complexes are products of interactions between complementary macromolecules in solutions. These may include hydrogen-bonded complexes, complexes between oppositely-charged polyelectrolytes (polyelectrolyte complexes) and complexes between stereo-isomers (stereo-complexes). Additionally, interpolymer complexation is possible at interfaces, e.g., between linear polymers and hydrogels, at solid surfaces (e.g., layer-by-layer deposition), and liquid–liquid interfaces. These complexes could be formed not only by synthetic polymers but also may involve biomacromolecules (e.g., protein–polymer complexes). Complexes between complementary polymers are finding numerous applications, including design of drug delivery systems, coating technologies, microencapsulation, etc.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for scientists to share their newest progress in this topic. This Special Issue will publish full research papers, communications, and review articles.Prof. Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy
Dr. Rouslan Moustafine
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- interpolymer complexes
- polyelectrolyte complexes
- hydrogen bonding
- interpolyelectrolyte complexes
- electrostatic attraction
- ionic bonds