Micro-/Nanotechnology - Polymer Science

Board’s Choice: Branched Acrylate, Reaction Mechanisms, Hydrogels

The advisory board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics provides you with a selection of the best papers published in the journal in 2015.

Sebastian Seiffert_FUB HZBThe advisory board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics provides you with a selection of the best papers published in the journal in 2015.

Find here Sebastian Seiffert’s choice for the three best journal papers:

No Apparent Correlation of kp with Steric Hindrance for Branched Acrylate

by Katrin B. Kockler , Alexander P. Haehnel , Friederike Fleischhaker, Maria Schneider-Baumann , Andrea M. Misske, and Christopher Barner-Kowollik

Can the Reaction Mechanism of Radical Solution Polymerization Explain the Microgel Final Particle Volume in Precipitation Polymerization of N-Isopropylacrylamide?

by Otto L. J. Virtanen, Helmi M. Ala-Mutka, and Walter Richtering

Cation Effects on the Phase Transition of N-isopropylacrylamide Hydrogels

by Kevin J. Pastoor and Charles V. Rice

Sebastian said “What I particularly like about these three papers is that they perfectly resemble what Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics means to me: a prestigious, long-tradition journal that arcs from chemistry over physics to properties and applications of polymers, with a focused view on interrelating these aspects.

On top of that, what I particularly like about Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics and the work published therein is that in addition to application-oriented research, it has an extra focus on fundamental polymer science.

This is what I believe is perfectly reflected by the three papers I have chosen.

Whereas Barner-Kowollik’s study is focused on a pure-chemistry aspect of polymer science, Richtering’s work spans an arc from chemistry to properties, which is then expanded by Rice’s work to the supramolecular regime.

It is this arc that I have in mind when thinking about Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics publications.”

Sebastian Seiffert is Professor for Supramolecular Polymer Materials at Freie Universität Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. His research focuses on physical chemistry of polymer networks and gels. He is member of the International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.

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