International Journal of Polymer Science

Formation and Photoluminescence of Fluorescent Polymers


Publishing date
15 May 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2009

Lead Editor

1Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

3Oy Keskuslaboratorio- Centrallaboratorium Ab (KCL), Tekniikantie, P.O. Box 70, 02151 Espoo, Finland

4Department of Applied Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

5Department of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

6Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China


Formation and Photoluminescence of Fluorescent Polymers

Description

During the past two decades, there is an enormous demand for fluorescent materials, and research on fluorescent polymers has attracted increasing attention because of their engrossing properties and important application in the fields of materials and life science. The latest research progress in fluorescent polymers is focused on the formation and photoluminescence of fluorescent polymers with new architecture. There are different methods to classify fluorescent polymers. For example, according to its solubility, fluorescent polymers can be divided into three types which are hydrophobic, hydrophilic, and amphiphilic, individually. Various methods of design and synthesis of fluorescent polymers have also been developed. Fluorescent polymers can be synthesized by using fluorescent compounds as initiator, fluorescent compounds as chain transfer agents, polymerization of fluorescent functional monomers, chemical bonding between fluorescent compounds and polymers, and polymerization of nonfluorescent functional monomer.

Fluorescent polymers are functional macromolecules with important application prospect. Their applications involve the fields of fluorescent chemosensor, fluorescent molecular thermometers, fluorescent imaging, drug delivery carriers, fluorescent probe, smart polymer machines, and so on. Polymers are convenient due to the fact that they are easily processable to small particles and thin films that can be deposited onto optical fibers and waveguides for sensor fabrication. Advanced strategies such as electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly, and self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers containing chromophores, have also been used for the formation of fluorescent systems.

The aim of this special issue is to bring forth the synergy between architecture and photoluminescence through new and significant contributions from active researchers in the field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and formation of new fluorescent polymers
  • Characterization of new fluorescent polymers
  • Photoluminescence of fluorescent polymers
  • Applications of fluorescent polymers

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijps/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscripts through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 526348
  • - Editorial

Formation and Photoluminescence of Fluorescent Polymers

Jinying Yuan | Shanfeng Wang | ... | Xurong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 379286
  • - Research Article

Polymersomes and Wormlike Micelles Made Fluorescent by Direct Modifications of Block Copolymer Amphiphiles

Karthikan Rajagopal | David A. Christian | ... | Dennis E. Discher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 264781
  • - Research Article

Prevention of H-Aggregates Formation in Cy5 Labeled Macromolecules

Jing Kang | Oliver Kaczmarek | ... | Lars Dähne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 581056
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of New Photoluminescent Oxadiazole/Carbazole-Containing Polymers

Simona Concilio | Valeria Bugatti | ... | Stefano Piotto Piotto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 908128
  • - Research Article

New Type of Donor-Acceptor Through-Space Conjugated Polymer

Lin Lin | Yasuhiro Morisaki | Yoshiki Chujo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 340926
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Well-Defined Soluble - and -Functionalized Polymers via RAFT Copolymerization

Chengchao Wang | Wei Zhang | ... | Xiulin Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 612180
  • - Research Article

Photoluminescent Patterned Papers Resulting from Printings of Polymeric Nanoparticles Suspension

Pierre Sarrazin | Davide Beneventi | ... | Didier Chaussy
International Journal of Polymer Science
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