International Journal of Polymer Science

Stimuli-Responsive Polymers: Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications


Publishing date
09 Sep 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Apr 2016

Lead Editor

1Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

2Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

3National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

4Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand


Stimuli-Responsive Polymers: Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Description

Stimuli-responsive polymers, or so-called “Smart Polymers,” are macromolecules that are sensitive to certain stimuli from external environment, including temperature, light, electrical or magnetic field, and chemicals, and respond with observable or detectable changes in its morphology or specified properties. They are usually synthesized by incorporating unique reactive functional group to the backbone chains during polymerization and/or after polymerization. Due to the versatile selection of backbone and functional groups, stimuli-responsive polymers can be tailored to have a variety of specified mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical, biological, or other properties and can be engineered into different forms, including bulk, thin film, nanoparticle, and composite. Over the years, a great deal of multidisciplinary efforts has been conducted and reported in optimizing their functionalities and exploring their wide applications in sensors, actuators, charge and energy transport/storage, functional coating, and drug delivery to name a few. However, the great potential of stimuli-responsive polymers inherited from their versatile macromolecular structure and incorporative compatibility is still very attractive to the polymer related research communities and deserves further exploration.

Therefore, we are pleased to launch this special issue to present and discuss the most recent development in their design, novel synthesis and characterization, and cutting edge applications. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles related to stimuli-responsive polymers that will enrich our basic understandings and/or stimulate further development of these advanced smart materials.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of novel polymers that demonstrate stimuli-responsive behavior
  • Characterization of properties, such as mechanical, chemical, optical, thermal, and electrical
  • Incorporation technique, including coating, encapsulating, and compositing
  • Specified stimuli-responsive polymers, such as electroactive, thermoactive, conductive, self-healing, and electrochromic polymers
  • Application of stimuli-responsive polymers, including sensors, actuators, functional coatings, drug delivery, OLEDs, and OFETs

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6480259
  • - Editorial

Stimuli-Responsive Polymers: Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Dong Wang | Matthew D. Green | ... | Yohei Kotsuchibashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8471903
  • - Research Article

Azobenzene-Based Gel Coated Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor for Moisture Measurement

Mohammed Moniruzzaman | John Rock
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7514974
  • - Research Article

Modeling Based Characterization of Thermorheological Properties of Polyurethane ESTANE

Ehsan Ghobadi | Rakulan Sivanesapillai | ... | Holger Steeb
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3539609
  • - Research Article

Protein Adsorption on Hybrids of Thermoresponsive Polymers and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Kazuo Umemura | Katsuki Izumi | ... | Teruo Okano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2090985
  • - Research Article

Combinational Effect of Cell Adhesion Biomolecules and Their Immobilized Polymer Property to Enhance Cell-Selective Adhesion

Rio Kurimoto | Kei Kanie | ... | Ryuji Kato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1219469
  • - Research Article

Magnetically Triggered Monodispersed Nanocomposite Fabricated by Microfluidic Approach for Drug Delivery

O. Yassine | E. Q. Li | ... | J. Kosel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5879428
  • - Research Article

Incorporation of Amphipathic Diblock Copolymer in Lipid Bilayer for Improving pH Responsiveness

Tian Xia | Weiju Hao | ... | Honglai Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3021353
  • - Research Article

Electrospun PEDOT:PSS/PVP Nanofibers for CO Gas Sensing with Quartz Crystal Microbalance Technique

Hong-Di Zhang | Xu Yan | ... | Yun-Ze Long
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6723716
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of Hyaluronan-Poly(vinylphosphonic acid)-Chitosan Hydrogel for Wound Healing Application

Dang Hoang Phuc | Nguyen Thi Hiep | ... | Bui Chi Bao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8283245
  • - Research Article

Phase Characterization of Cucumber Growth: A Chemical Gel Model

Bo Li | Xuejing Liu | Junshi Zhang
International Journal of Polymer Science
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