Macromolecular Symposia Volume 385, June 2019
This volume of Macromolecular Symposia is based on papers presented at the Polymer Networks 2018 Conference, 17-21 June, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. The conference was organized together with the 82nd Prague Meeting on Macromolecules by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences. The symposium provided an international forum to discuss recent advances and future prospects in the field of polymer networks and gels.
The present collection of papers provides an overview of research advances in several areas of polymer networks and gels as well as their applications. The topics range from new theoretical and experimental concepts to groundbreaking research in the laboratory, such as development of novel and efficient biopolymer materials for medical applications (drug delivery, wound healing, etc.). The design and fabrication of novel polymer compositions and architectures aimed at enhanced functional properties are emphasized in several contributions.
Extract reproduced from the Preface by Ferenc Horkay and Miroslava Dusková-Smrcková.
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