International Journal of Polymeric Materials (Int J Polym Mater)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The recent and projected growth of the polymer industry throughout the world emphasizes the need for the presentation and understanding of reliable polymer property information which can help the designer, fabricator and consumer in optimizing the choice and use of polymers, particularly as engineering materials. The International Journal of Polymeric Materials meets this need. It also is a journal of record and provides a forum on new and old materials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of mechanisms and the interaction of engineering properties with chemical structure, morphology, processing papers relating to fibres, composites and elastomers included. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature and contributions are made by chemists, physicists, engineers and designers.

Current impact factor: 3.57

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.568
2013 Impact Factor 2.784
2012 Impact Factor 1.865
2011 Impact Factor 1.204
2010 Impact Factor 0.458

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.38
Cited half-life 2.70
Immediacy index 0.63
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.17
Website International Journal of Polymeric Materials website
Other titles International journal of polymeric materials (Online), International journal of polymeric materials
ISSN 1563-535X
OCLC 50720053
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The application of chondrocyte-seeded hydrogels, such as tyramine-substituted hyaluronan, is a highly promising strategy for damaged cartilage treatments. The rheological characteristics of hyaluronan-tyramine derivative scaffold were determined together with the hydrogel swelling, the water uptake, and the morphological characterization. The chondrocytes seeded in hyaluronan-tyramine hydrogel were viable and expressed markers typical for differentiated chondrocytes with no signs of hypertrophy or extensive expression of matrix metalloproteinases. The lyophilized unseeded hyaluronan-tyramine scaffolds were also implantated into trochlea osteochondral defects in rabbits. In conclusion, the hyaluronan-tyramine derivative was proven to be advisable material as a scaffold for cartilage reconstitution.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 11/2015; 64(13):661-674. DOI:10.1080/00914037.2014.996715
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    ABSTRACT: Novel injectable thermoreversible hydrogel compositions with semi-interpenetrating network structure were prepared through the addition of sodium alginate (SA) to poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) aqueous solutions. The addition of the hydrophilic alginate strongly improved the stability against syneresis of the 15 wt.% PNIPAM hydrogels formed at 37°C from less than 15 min in the absence of alginate to more than 7 days in the presence of 4 wt.% SA. Besides the SA concentration, the hydrogel stability depended on the molecular weight and polydispersity of PNIPAM, being lower when a high molecular weight fraction was present. The phase transition temperature of the PNIPAM aqueous solutions decreased with alginate concentration, while the dynamic viscosity and elastic modulus of the hydrogels increased. By decreasing the PNIPAM molecular weight and polydispersity, the dynamic viscosity and elastic modulus of the PNIPAM – alginate hydrogels formed above Tph diminished, while their viscoelastic behavior changed from predominantly elastic to predominantly viscous.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 05/2015; 64(15):763-771.
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    ABSTRACT: Anion conducting polymer electrolyte membrane (PVA/KOH/CHDMG) was prepared by cross-linking of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) with 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol diglycidyl ether (CHDMG) in the presence of KOH. FTIR, FESEM, and DSC-TGA techniques were used for the structural, morphological and thermal characterization of the membrane. The effect of cross-linking on the water uptake, thermomechanical characteristics, ionic conductivity, and chemical stability of the membranes was studied with respect to CHDMG contents. The membrane ionic conductivity at room temperature was 2.2-4.7 × 10−3−1. Further, the membrane exhibited good mechanical attributes and chemical stability. Thus, these low cost membranes exhibited good prospect for application in alkaline fuel cell.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/00914037.2014.977894
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    ABSTRACT: Combination of microbial fuel cell (MFC) and forward osmosis (FO) is called an osmotic microbial fuel cell (OMFC). Because of the high cost of FO membranes, for the first time laboratory made FO membrane has been used in OMFC. This study investigates the performance of FO membrane in OMFC treating glucose as substrate and 2M NaCl as draw solution. The FO membrane was able to achieve 18.43 lm � 2 h �1 (LMH) and for fouled FO membrane it was 15.26 lm �2 h �1. The OMFC constantly produced bioelectricity and achieved maximum current density 139.52 A =m3 and power density 27.38 W =m3. The energy production of OMFC was 0.438 kWh =m3.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 05/2014; 63:595.
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    ABSTRACT: Polymeric materials can erode when exposed to the radiation environment that includes atomic oxygen (AO), ultraviolet (UV) and ionizing radiation, and ultrahigh vacuum (UHV). Many studies have been devoted to develop polymeric materials that can withstand decades of exposure on radiation. In this connection an attempt has been made to develop polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) reinforced capron PK (CPL) modified polybenzoxazine nanocomposites in the present work and to assess their ability to resist radiation for a prolonged period. Varying weight percentages of (0, 1, 3, and 5 wt%) POSS were reinforced in to 1:1 (w=w) PBZ=CPL copolymerization through chemical ring opening polymerization. The POSS reinforced PBZ=CPL nanocomposites have been studied their tensile strength and morphological behavior before and after exposure of UV irradiation. Data resulted from the studies indicated that the neat PBZ-CPL has significantly eroded after UV exposure, whereas POSS reinforced PBZ=CPL composites have eroded only an insignificant extent and the value of tensile properties are reduced to a small extent. The POSS reinforced nanocomposites during exposure under UV radiation undergo changes on the surface and lead to the formation of silica (Si-O-Si) passivation layer. The formation of silica layer protects (act as inert layer) from further erosion of the composites and was ascertained from SEM images. Data obtained from thermal and dielectric studies indicate that thermal stability and dielectric behaviorof composites were appreciably improved when compared with those of neat PBZ=CPL matrix.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 08/2013; 63(13). DOI:10.1080/00914037.2013.854239
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    ABSTRACT: In this work two phenol biosensors, one based on polyaniline nanofibers (PNFs) and the other based on the newly created and introduced linear-dendritic matrix of poly(citric acid)-block-poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers (PCA-PEG-PCA), were chemically modified with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) enzyme. These phenol biosensors showed an oxidation peak at 0.55 V. The amperometric response for biosensors based on PNFs showed a linear response range from 2.5 × 10−6 to 2.5 × 10−5 mol/L, with a detection limit of 2.5 µM phenol. Also, the amperometric response for a biosensor based on PCA-PEG-PCA showed a linear response range from 2.5 × 10−6 to 4 × 10−5 mol/L, with a detection limit of 1.5 µM phenol.
    International Journal of Polymeric Materials 03/2013; 62(7):377-383(7). DOI:10.1080/00914037.2012.710861