Polymers for Advanced Technologies

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr Abraham Domb

Impact Factor: 1.823

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 36/85 (Polymer Science)

Online ISSN: 1099-1581


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  1. Research articles

    1. Pyrene–benzothiadiazole-based copolymers for application in photovoltaic devices

      Bakhet A. Alqurashy, Luke Cartwright, Ahmed Iraqi, Yiwei Zhang and David G. Lidzey

      Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3874

    2. Understanding and tuning of polymer surfaces for dialysis applications

      Anirban Roy, Prabhash Dadhich, Santanu Dhara and Sirshendu De

      Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3872

    3. Influence of hydrostatic pressure on water absorption of polyoxymethylene: experiment and molecular dynamics simulation

      Song Chen, Haiping Xu, Haitao Duan, Meng Hua, Lei Wei, Hongfei Shang and Jian Li

      Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3858

    4. Effect of non-rubber components on the mechanical properties of natural rubber

      Yuanbing Zhou, Kenichiro Kosugi, Yoshimasa Yamamoto and Seiichi Kawahara

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3870

    5. Poly(dopamine) assisted epoxy functionalization of hexagonal boron nitride for enhancement of epoxy resin anticorrosion performance

      Chunli Zhang, Yi He, Yingqing Zhan, Lei Zhang, Heng Shi and Zhonghao Xu

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3877

  2. Special issue: Research articles

  3. Research articles

    1. Engineering of crosslinked poly(isothiouronium methylstyrene) microparticles of narrow size distribution for antibacterial applications

      Sarit Cohen, Inna Laitman, Tammy Lublin Tennenbaum, Michal Natan, Ehud Banin and Shlomo Margel

      Version of Record online: 13 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3873

    2. High actuation performance offered by simple diene rubbers

      Minna Poikelispää, Alexandra Shakun, Amit Das and Jyrki Vuorinen

      Version of Record online: 13 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3867

  4. Special issue: Research articles

    1. Two-dimensionally ordered AuNP array formation via microcontact printing on lamellar diblock copolymer films

      Tom Wagner, Meirav Oded, Roy Shenhar and Alexander Böker

      Version of Record online: 13 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3853

  5. Research articles

    1. PEBA/PVDF blend pervaporation membranes: preparation and performance

      Samaneh Soloukipour, Ehsan Saljoughi, Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi and Mahdi Pourafshari Chenar

      Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3865

    2. Spectral, morphological, and antibacterial studies of conducting copolymers, Ppy-MA, and their nanocomposites, Ag@Ppy-MA

      Shahab A. A. Nami, Mohd. Shoeb Khan, Mohammad Arshad, Mo Aqib Raza Khan and Imran Khan

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3846

    3. Qualitative degradation of the pesticide coumaphos in solution, controlled aerosol, and solid phases on quaternary ammonium fluoride polymer brushes

      Kristopher V. Waynant, Hyung-Jun Koo, Chunjie Zhang and Paul V. Braun

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3861

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      Quaternary ammonium fluoride polymer brush thin-film surfaces synthesized from surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization and post-polymerization modification proved capable of degrading the known pesticide coumaphos. Coumaphos degradation was visualized through detection of known fluorescent by-product chlorferon. Brush surfaces allow for various pesticide delivery methods and could prove useful for detection and degradation of pesticides and chemical threats.

    4. Preparation and properties of polyimide/chopped carbon fiber composite foams

      Jianwei Li, Guangcheng Zhang, Jiantong Li, Lisheng Zhou, Zhanxin Jing and Zhonglei Ma

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3851

    5. Preparation of epoxidized Eucommia ulmoides gum and its application in styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)/silica composites

      Lin Xia, Yan Wang, Zhenguo Ma, Aihua Du, Guixue Qiu and Zhenxiang Xin

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3863

    6. Optimization of fibrin gelation for enhanced cell seeding and proliferation in regenerative medicine applications

      Won Il Choi, Basit Yameen, Cristian Vilos, Abhishek Sahu, Seong-Min Jo, Daekyung Sung and Giyoong Tae

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3866

  6. Special issue: Research articles

    1. Normal and shear forces between surfaces bearing phosphocholinated polystyrene nanoparticles

      Weifeng Lin, Sven Nietzel, Markus Klapper, Klaus Müllen and Jacob Klein

      Version of Record online: 30 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3859

  7. Research articles

    1. Injectable poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels for sustained doxorubicin release

      Lilong Gao, Qiang Sun, Ying Wang, Weipu Zhu, Xiaojun Li, Qiaojie Luo, Xiaodong Li and Zhiquan Shen

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3852

    2. The effect of solvent composition on vancomycin hydrochloride and free base vancomycin release from in situ forming implants

      M. Darestani-Farahani, E. Vasheghani-Farahani, H. Mobedi and F. Ganji

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3845

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  9. Research articles

    1. Adhesion characteristics of aromatic thermosetting copolyester and glass fiber laminates with copper foils for improved circuit boards

      Wenqing Wang, Jacob Meyer, Qingxuan Zeng, Mingyu Li, Bita Vaezian and James Economy

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3833

    2. Synthesis, characterization and memory properties of novel organosoluble polyimides

      Decai Ren, Hongling Li, Yu Zhu and Xuduo Bai

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3844

    3. Synthesis of poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand from polymer grafted corn-cob cellulose for transition metals extraction

      Md Lutfor Rahman, Bablu Hira Mandal, Shaheen M Sarkar, Mashitah M Yusoff, Sazmal Arshad and Baba Musta

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3840

    4. Antibacterial poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) fibrous membranes containing quaternary ammonium salts

      Xiaoyan Fan, Maoli Yin, Zhiming Jiang, Nengyu Pan, Xuehong Ren and Tung-Shi Huang

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3839

    5. Electrokinetic properties of bare and particles containing textile

      Nadiah Zafar, Jean Pierre Valour, Geraldine Agusti, Hatem Fessi and Abdelhamid Elaissari

      Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3843

  10. Reviews

    1. The review of versatile application of collagen

      Alina Sionkowska, Sławomir Skrzyński, Krzysztof Śmiechowski and Agata Kołodziejczak

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3842

  11. Research articles

    1. Hemocompatibility and ultrafiltration performance of PAN membranes surface-modified by hyperbranched polyesters

      Xiuzhen Wei, Yaowei Fei, Yingying Shi, Jinyuan Chen, Bosheng Lv, Yongsheng Chen and Hai Xiang

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3832

    2. New polymeric based materials: terpoly(aniline, diphenyl amine, and o-anthranilic acid) / kaolinite composites

      Ayman S. Al-Hussaini

      Version of Record online: 2 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3837

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      PANIDPAA EB terpolymer, and PANIDPAA EB / kaolinite composite were successfully prepared by modified conventional chemical oxidation process of aniline, diphenyl amine and o-anthranilic acid in a molar ratio of 1:1:1 in absence and presence of hydrophilic kaolinite composite using potassium dichromate. The PANIDPAA EB and PANIDPAA EB / kaolinite composite were characterized by FT-IR, UV, TGA and XRD. Moreover, the SEM shows that the synthesized PANIDPAA EB / kaolinite composites have granular agglomerated texture.

  12. Special issue: research articles

    1. LLDPE films containing monoester of oleic acid grafted to silica particles as durable antifog additives

      Jasmine Rosen-Kligvasser, Ran Y. Suckeveriene, Roza Tchoudakov and Moshe Narkis

      Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3827

  13. Research articles

    1. Novel nanocomposite membranes from cellulose acetate and clay-silica nanowires

      Mihai Cosmin Corobea, Oana Muhulet, Florin Miculescu, Iulian Vaile Antoniac, Zina Vuluga, Dorel Florea, Dumitru Mircea Vuluga, Maria Butnaru, Daniela Ivanov, Stefan Ioan Voicu and Vijay Kumar Thakur

      Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3835

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      In this study, a new class of heterogeneous membranes based on cellulose acetate (CA) polymer and a complex filler clay-silica nanowires (SiO2NWs) was investigated for potential biomedical applications. The presence of the SiO2NWs in the CA membrane was found to significantly enhance the protein retention, water wettability, and thermal as well as mechanical properties in comparison with the pristine CA membrane, membranes showing a non-cytotoxic behavior being suitable for various biomedical applications.

    2. Multiphase thermoplastic hybrid for controlled release of antimicrobial essential oils in active packaging film

      Itan Moshe, Orli Weizman, Michal Natan, Gila Jacobi, Ehud Banin, Ana Dotan and Amos Ophir

      Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3817

    3. A novel composite microsphere as a highly efficient absorbent for oils and organic solvents

      Yajing Duan, Fengling Bian and Hongjun Huang

      Version of Record online: 17 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3819

  14. Reviews

    1. Natural rheological modifiers for personal care

      Yujie Jason Zheng and Xian Jun Loh

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3822

  15. Short communications

  16. Research articles

    1. Fabrication of biomimetic superhydrophobic surfaces by a simple flame treatment method

      Guangji Li, Deliu He, Yinlei Lin, Zhifeng Chen, Yunhong Liu and Xinyan Peng

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3812

  17. Special issue: research articles

    1. Effect of trifluoromethyl substituents on birefringence of polystyrene

      Akihiro Tagaya, Kotaro Koike, Yasuhiro Koike and Yoshiyuki Okamoto

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3825

  18. Research articles

    1. Electrospun poly(3-hexylthiophene)/poly(ethylene oxide)/graphene oxide composite nanofibers: effects of graphene oxide reduction

      Filippo Pierini, Massimiliano Lanzi, Paweł Nakielski, Sylwia Pawłowska, Krzysztof Zembrzycki and Tomasz Aleksander Kowalewski

      Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3816

    2. Investigation of polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene/multiwall carbon nanotube nanocomposites under impact loading

      Somayeh Taheri, Javad Moftakharian Esfahani, Ehsan Nakhlband, Hossein Nazockdast, Ali Reza Sabet and Momtahan Rahmat

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3804

    3. Synthesis and characterization of a biphenyl perfluorocyclobutyl (BP-PFCB) polyethylene glycol (PEG) blend compatibilizer

      Dakarai K. Brown, Scott T. Iacono, Jean-Marc Cracowski, Kenneth Christensen and Dennis W. Smith Jr

      Version of Record online: 28 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3808

    4. The rheological behavior of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer/rectorite nanocomposites during the melt extrusion process

      Z. Chen, C. Yin, S. Wang, Q. M. Fu, Q. R. Deng, Z. D. Lin, P. Fu, Y. Zhang, J. Y. Wu and P. F. Fang

      Version of Record online: 25 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3813

    5. Improving surface structure of photocatalytic self-cleaning membrane by WO3/PANI nanoparticles

      Nader Shafaei, Majid Peyravi and Mohsen Jahanshahi

      Version of Record online: 14 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3800

  19. Short communications

    1. Development of environmental friendly castor oil-based waterborne polyurethane dispersions with polyaniline

      T. Gurunathan, Ravi Arukula, Jin Suk Chung and Chepuri R.K. Rao

      Version of Record online: 14 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3797

  20. Research articles

    1. Influence of modified mesoporous silica SBA-15 on the flammability of intumescent high-density polyethylene

      M. Matar, B. Azambre, M. Cochez, H. Vahabi and F. Fradet

      Version of Record online: 7 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3805

    2. Preparation of polyethylene/lignin nanocomposites from hollow spherical lignin-supported vanadium-based Ziegler–Natta catalyst

      Shuwei Wang, Na Feng, Jiulai Zheng, Keun-Byoung Yoon, Dongho Lee, Minjie Qu, Xuequan Zhang and Hexin Zhang

      Version of Record online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3803

    3. Effects of alicyclic moiety incorporation on the properties of polyimide/silica hybrid films

      Keuk-Min Jeong, Yu-Heng Li, Hyeok-Gi Lee and Chang-Sik Ha

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3802

    4. Flexural, impact, rheological and physical characterizations of POM reinforced by carbon nanotubes and paraffin oil

      Samy Yousef, Annamaria Visco, Giovanna Galtieri and James Njuguna

      Version of Record online: 30 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3801

  21. Errata

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      Surface activity – thermodynamic properties and light scattering studies for some novel aliphatic polyester surfactants

      R. A. El-Ghazawy, R. Abdel-Rahem and A. M. Al-Sabagh

      Version of Record online: 28 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3796

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  22. Research articles

    1. Mechanical property evaluation of glass–jute fiber reinforced polymer composites

      Md. Rafiquzzaman, Md. Maksudul Islam, Md. Habibur Rahman, Md. Saniat Talukdar and Md. Nahid Hasan

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3798

    2. Cooperative effects of nucleation agent and plasticizer on crystallization properties of stereocomplex-type poly(lactide acid)

      Li Cui, Yahui Wang, Yi Guo, Yun Liu, Jinchao Zhao, Chuanjie Zhang and Ping Zhu

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3795

  23. Special issue: research articles

    1. Polymeric microtubes for water filtration by co-axial electrospinning technique

      Rafi Halaui, Eyal Zussman, Rafail Khalfin, Raphael Semiat and Yachin Cohen

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3794

  24. Research articles

    1. Aminothiozolyl maleamic acid based multi chelating hydrogels for the separation of uranium (VI) ions from aqueous environment

      N. Sivagangi Reddy, K.S.V. Krishna Rao, K. Madhusudana Rao, Surendran Parambadath and Chang Sik Ha

      Version of Record online: 16 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3799

    2. A unified modeling approach for amorphous shape memory polymers and shape memory polymer based syntactic foam

      Jianping Gu, Huiyu Sun, Jianshi Fang, Changqing Fang and Zhenqin Xu

      Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3789

    3. EMI shielding and microwave absorption behavior of Au-MWCNT/polyaniline nanocomposites

      E. Johny Jelmy, S. Ramakrishnan and Nikhil K. Kothurkar

      Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3790

  25. Special issue: Research articles

    1. Cationic antimicrobial copolymer poly (methylmethacrylate-co-PHMG) decontaminates water

      Oren Aviv, Stanislav Ratner, Nir Amir, Natalia Laout, Arijit Basu, Hodaya Shadmon, Nurit Beyth and Abraham J. Domb

      Version of Record online: 10 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3770

  26. Research articles

    1. Synthesis of gold–polyaniline nanocomposites by complexation

      T. M. Kabomo and M. S. Scurrell

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3784

    2. Full polysaccharide chitosan-CMC membrane and silver nanocomposite: synthesis, characterization, and antibacterial behaviors

      Hossein Ghasemzadeh, Arash Mahboubi, Katayoun Karimi and Samaneh Hassani

      Version of Record online: 29 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3785

    3. Fabrication and properties of a novel superabsorbent composite based on coco peat and poly (acrylic acid) cross-linked trimethylolpropane trimaleate under ultraviolet irradiation

      Xiaoyu Su, Bo Bai, Xiaohui Xu, Chenxu Ding, Honglun Wang and Yourui Suo

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3781


      • Coco peat (CP) is applied to prepare PAA/CP superabsorbent composite for reusing waster and reducing pollution.
      • Trimethylolpropane trimaleate, as a cross-linker, is a multifunctional molecular with three ethylene groups and three carboxyl groups.
      • The application of ultraviolet irradiation technique not only short reaction time-consuming but also need not some especial equipments.
      • CP-g-PAA superabsorbent composite can make the utilization of urea reach near 85 %.

      Firstly, the initiator KPS was disintegrated and consequently generated sulfate radicals under ultraviolet irradiation technique. Then, the addition reaction between sulfate anion-radical and acrylic acid monomer took place to produce the monomer radical. In the meanwhile, the obtained sulfate anion-radicals despoiled hydrogen from the hydroxyl group of CP backbone, resulting in the formation of much more active alkoxy radicals. These generated radicals could serve as the active centers during the chain propagation. Subsequently, the monomer radical molecules, adjacent to active sites, became acceptors and could be feasible to combine with alkoxy radicals of CP cellulose to form CP-AA macro-radicals, letting to propagating new polymeric chains and thereafter themselves became free radicals donor to neighboring molecules. In this way, new macro-radicals chain brunch evolved. During the chain propagation, macro-radicals chains might synchronously react with the double bonds of cross-linker trimethylolpropane trimaleate. Taken together, a complex cross-linked structure of PAA/CP superabsorbent hydrogel composite could be successfully formed.

  27. Reviews

    1. Modern solid state NMR techniques and concepts in structural studies of synthetic polymers

      S. Kaźmierski, T. Pawlak, A. Jeziorna and M. J. Potrzebowski

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3780

  28. Research articles

    1. Preparation and investigation of tribological properties of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)/graphene oxide

      Hiva Bahrami, Ahmad Ramazani S. A., Mojtaba Shafiee and Amanj Kheradmand

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3779

  29. Special issue: research articles

  30. Research articles

    1. Enhanced properties of poly(lactic acid) with silica nanoparticles

      Hanxiao Lv, Shixin Song, Shulin Sun, Liang Ren and Huixuan Zhang

      Version of Record online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3777

  31. Short communications

    1. Immersion film-forming compositions based on high-molecular polyvinylpyrrolidone

      Sergey K. Evstropiev, Konstantin V. Dukelskii, Ivan M. Kislyakov, Kirill S. Evstropyev and Yury A. Gatchin

      Version of Record online: 2 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3760

  32. Reviews

    1. Biomacromolecule template-based molecularly imprinted polymers with an emphasis on their synthesis strategies: a review

      Payam Zahedi, Morteza Ziaee, Majid Abdouss, Alireza Farazin and Boris Mizaikoff

      Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3754

  33. Special issue: research articles

    1. Mechanical, thermal and barrier properties of pectin/cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposite films and their effect on the storability of strawberries (Fragaria ananassa)

      Ingrid Souza Vieira da Silva, Wilson Pires Flauzino Neto, Hudson Alves Silvério, Daniel Pasquini, Mara Zeni Andrade and Harumi Otaguro

      Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3734

    2. Structure, morphology, and properties of LDPE/sepiolite nanofiber nanocomposite

      Quan-tong Zhang, Shao-xian Li, Xiao-ping Hu, Peng-ji Wang, Jian-bing Zeng, Xiu-li Wang and Yu-zhong Wang

      Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3703

    3. Effect of ammonium polyphosphate and fillers on flame retardant and mechanical properties of recycled PET injection molded

      Supaphorn Thumsorn, Takanori Negoro, Wiranphat Thodsaratpreeyakul, Hiroyuki Inoya, Masayuki Okoshi and Hiroyuki Hamada

      Version of Record online: 1 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3730

    4. Effect of Fe3O4-doped sepiolite on the flammability and thermal degradation properties of epoxy composites

      Yun Liu, Qing-Hong Kong, Xiao-Min Zhao, Ping Zhu, Jianqing Zhao, Antonio Esteban-Cubillo, Julio Santarén and De-Yi Wang

      Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3715

  34. Special issue: Research articles

    1. Controlling the electrical characteristics of Au/n-Si structure with and without (biphenyl-CoPc) and (OHSubs-ZnPc) interfacial layers at room temperature

      Nalan Baraz, İbrahim Yücedağ, Ahmet Demir, Gülçin Ersöz, Şemsettin Altındal and Mehmet Kandaz

      Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3717

    2. Effect on thermal and combustion behaviors of montmorillonite intercalation nickel compounds in polypropylene/IFR system

      Qinghong Kong, Hongkai Zhang, Lu Zheng, De-Yi Wang and Junhao Zhang

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/pat.3713


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