Special Issue "Advances in Functional Hybrid Polymeric Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2024 | Viewed by 3680
Interests: hybrid polymeric membranes for water treatment; hybrid copolymers; catalytic polymers
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The development of composite polymeric materials is a frontier research field with several applications—among others, in materials science, medicine, decontamination, energy conversion and storage. An endless series of composite polymeric materials can, indeed, be prepared by mixing or binding polymers and organic/inorganic components, including different polymers, nanostructures, catalysts, MOFs, etc.
In this Special Issue, we wish to collect the most recent advances in this topic, with the aim of boosting inspiration among scientists on the design of new and reliable composite polymeric materials. Indeed, many applications still suffer from insufficient technological performances and claim further development, going beyond the mixing of two or more components.
We encourage the submission of manuscripts dealing with new composites, showing one or more enhanced properties resulting from the synergy of their components, that can help to overcome the limit of existing materials (for example, mechanical strength, biocompatibility, overall biodegradability, energy conversion efficiency, stability of embedded molecules). In the perspective of a growing sustainability and within the scenario of a circular economy, we wish to include some papers on the actual valorization of end-of-life materials through the integration into polymers as well as to technologies for the recovery of existing composite polymeric materials.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Polymer–inorganic compounds (clays, nanoparticles, polyoxometalates, catalysts) composite materials;
- Polymer–organic molecules (dyes, drugs, organocatalysts, covalent organic frameworks) composite materials;
- Polymer–hybrid molecules (coordination complexes, oxoclusters, metal organic frameworks) composite materials;
- Polymer–polymer composite materials;
- Polymer-driven upcycling of recovered polymers, fibers, and other materials;
- Applications of functional polymeric composite materials;
- Properties of polymeric composite materials.
Prof. Dr. Mauro Carraro
Prof. Dr. Souad Djellali
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- enhanced performance