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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 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
Year

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 0091-4037
OCLC 50720053
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
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  • Classification
    green

Publications in this journal


  • No preview · Article · May 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Chitosan nanoparticles (CH-NPs) and chitosan-montmorillonite nanocomposites (CH-MMT-NCPs) were developed and characterized. The in vitro drug release data revealed that the CH-MMT-NCPs successfully retarded the drug release until it entered into the simulated colonic fluid. Experimental colitis was induced by trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) into albino rats and clinical activity score and histological evaluation revealed that the CH-MMT-NCPs markedly improved the healing efficacy as compare to CH-NPs and drug solution. The CH-MMT-NCPs showed remarkable reduction in the ulcer index (3.80 ± 0.54) as compared to the CH-NPs (7.03 ± 0.78) and the group received MSZ solution (9.85 ± 0.58), respectively.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Biomaterials are playing a significant role in understanding and promoting the plasticity and repair of the nervous system. Biomimetic nanofibrous scaffolds mimicking important features of the native extracellular matrix provide a promising strategy to restore functions or achieve favorable responses for tissue regeneration and autograft nerve conduit is one of the most promising nerve regeneration strategies. The present study is based on novel fabrication method by using a special collector for 3D multichannel nerve conduit, longitudinally oriented with aligned electrospun nanofibers. The conduit contained a high number of channels (varying from 7 to 19) and each channel showed a separate morphology. Nerve channels were fabricated with the varying length ranging from 4 to 9 cm and total diameter ranging from 2200 ± 40 µm to 3951 ± 196 µm, while the channel diameter ranging from 350 ± 86 µm to 780 ± 20 µm. It has been clearly shown that the average porosity of nerve conduits has reached almost 89%. In this study, we optimized the parameters to control the structural stability, including the size and the number of channels in the nerve conduit. We also checked in vitro cell biocompatibility of multichannel nerve conduit and demonstrated that Schwann cells have the tendency to grow along the direction of nanofibers and high cell growth was observed in high number of channels compared to low number of channels. These results elaborated the potential use of this biocompatible multichannel nerve conduit for further in vivo testing.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Anisotropic proton exchange membranes composed of five layers with different contents of ionic groups across the membrane were prepared by simultaneous electrospinning of sulfonated and nonsulfonated poly(ether ketone) (PEK)s. To prepare nonporous and defect- free membranes from electrospun mats, nonsulfonated fibers as hydrophobic part of the membrane were melted by hot-pressing so that covered sulfonated fibers (hydrophilic part). Prepared membranes showed better thermal and dimensional stability compared to Nafion 115. Proton conductivity of membranes was comparable with Nafion especially at higher temperatures. Water uptake of prepared membranes and mechanical strength of them were in an acceptable range. The results showed that the difference between sulfonated PEK fibers in surface and center of the membranes affect proton conductivity and mechanical properties of the membranes.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Cellular orientation control is important for tissue regeneration. Design of oriented structures for cells with suitable features can be used in tissue engineering. One of the methods of cellular orientation with the aim of regenerating which damaged tissues is utilizing oriented biocompatible substrates. This paper reports a one-step method with different solvents to fabricate porous micropatterned polyhydroxybutyrate scaffold sheets. The results indicated that the porosity and pore morphology of the scaffolds are viable with respect to proliferation rate, and a micropattern for cell alignment. Stem cells culturing proved that the scaffold sheets are suitable for cell culturing. Preliminary experiments indicate that the 2-D scaffold sheets are very promising as basis for building 3-D scaffolds.
    No preview · Article · May 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Polyethersulfone was sulfonated by changing the reaction time with sulfuric acid. The degree of sulfonation and ion exchange capacity were determined. Sulfonation of polyethersulfone was confirmed by FT-IR analysis and a new peak at 1025 cm−1. Inorganic materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and kaolinite nanoparticles were synthesized. The effects of three nanoparticles on thermal stability and water uptake of sulfonated polyethersulfone were investigated. The morphology of membranes were also altered due to the addition of inorganic materials. The proton conductivity of the modified membranes increased with respect to increase in relative humidity.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Graphene oxide was modified with third-generation poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) to obtain dendrimer-grafted GO (DGO) with high content of functional groups. DGO's amine groups were conjugated with S-(thiobenzoyl)thioglycolic acid as proved by XPS and poly(acrylic acid) was grafted onto surface via RAFT polymerization (DGO@PAA). FT-IR results approved the synthesis of samples whereas TGA revealed 40.3% grafting of PAA. XRD patterns showed that with further modification, d-spacing increased. According to Raman spectra, modification resulted in more disordered structure whereas DGO@PAA showed a high value of ID/IG. Morphological studies were performed by SEM and TEM that showed a polymeric layer covered the surface of nanosheets.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Two-dimensional crosslinked polymer (2-DCP) was synthesized for evaluation of drug adsorption and kinetics thereof. Further, polymer properties were evaluated and parameters such as contact time and adsorption isotherm were also studied. Herein, contact time demonstrated 83% and 85% of drug loading in an acidic medium for two-dimensional crosslinked polymer embedded copper and silver (2-DCP-Cu/Ag), respectively in 24 h. Initial 4 h is the exponential drug loading period whereas drug loading was increased gradually after 4 h. Salbutamol loading was well-fitted to Langmuir adsorption isotherm, which indicated a monolayer drug adsorption with respect to 2-DCP-Cu/Ag. Pseudo first- and pseudo second-order kinetics was evaluated to perceive the drug adsorption mechanism and equilibrium adsorption capacity. Monolayer drug adsorption with chemisorption mechanism was observed for 2-DCP-Cu/Ag. In addition to this, decomposition temperature of polymer was 440 and 325°C while glass transition temperature of polymer was 280 and 200°C before and after metal modification, respectively. (A = aqueous phase; B = organic phase; C = drug solution; D = drug loaded polymer; E = enlarged drug loaded polymer.)
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Azide-terminated xanthate RAFT agent (S)-2-(4-azidobutyl propionate)-(O-ethyl xanthate) has been synthesized and used for the controlled radical polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP). Kinetics study showed the pesudo first-order kinetics along with gradual increase in molecular weight (Mn) of the resulted polymer up to 69% conversion. Chain-end analysis of the resulted polymer by 1H NMR showed the presence of the fragments of xanthate mediator at both chain ends. Successful chain extension has also been performed via the click reaction of alkyne-terminated PNVP with azide-terminated PNVP. Moreover, fluorescence pyrene-tagged PNVP has successfully been made via the click reaction of alkyne-functionalized pyrene with azide-terminated PNVP.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Nanostructured PANI has been successfully prepared via pressure-assisted synthesis by using a U-type device consist of two liquid cells linked by nanopore arrays. Our results indicate that changing the pressure difference (ΔP) between two liquid cells will not influence the crystal structure and composition obviously but adjust their morphology. The sample obtained under bigger ΔP possesses a rod-like nanostructure with smaller size and narrower size distribution, while the sample obtained under smaller ΔP possesses a coral-like nanostructure with bigger size and wider size distribution. In addition, the sample obtained under higher ΔP possesses better thermal stability.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, poly (epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) has gained a lot of attention, and shown great potential in biomedical applications. Among synthetic polymers, PCL is one of the easiest to process and manipulate into a large range of shapes and sizes due to its low melting temperature and its superior viscoelastic properties. In this review article the authors focus mainly on the properties of PCL-based biomaterials relevant to drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. The authors provide an insight into the recent developments and challenges of PCL-based biomaterials as a critical component of new therapeutic strategies for many diseases.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: The efficient delivery of daunorubicin loaded poly (lactic acid) (PLA)/multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT)/Fe3O4 composite nanofibers was investigated. The synthesized nanofibers were characterized using SEM, TEM, and XRD analysis. The proliferation inhibition effect of PLA/MWCNT/Fe3O4 nanofibrous scaffolds on leukemia K562 cell lines was investigated. The effect of nanofiber concentration on the daunorubicin delivery in the absence and presence of external magnetic field was also evaluated. The results indicated that the incorporation of daunorubicin into the prepared nanofibrous scaffold under applied magnetic field could have synergistic cytotoxic effect on leukemia cancer cells. The drug release mechanism followed the non-Fickian transport.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Interfacial tension of drugs with hydrophilic polymer (A) embedded gold resulting into selective drug adsorption, which also affected the drug adsorption kinetics. Two-dimensional crosslinked polymer embedded gold was synthesized for drug loading application in an acidic buffer. Lower interfacial tension of pantoprazole sodium (B) revealed the exponential loading inversely loading was gradual for chloroquine (C) having more interfacial tension with adsorbent. Initial 2 h was the exponential adsorption period for a pantoprazole sodium whereas exponential adsorption begins after 12 h for a chloroquine. Monolayer drug adsorption was obtained because Langmuir adsorption isotherm was obeyed by both drugs. Moreover, pseudo first- and pseudo second-order kinetics was also evaluated which demonstrated that reactive sites of the adsorbent are homogeneous and drug adsorption mechanism is chemisorption and not the physisorption. Thermal analysis was evaluated to confirm the polymer thermostability and glass transition temperature during catalytic applications in thermal reactions.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: Five types of multiwalled carbon nanotubes noncovalently functionalized with poly (propylene imine) dendrimer (PPI (G2))-silver nanoparticle hybrids were prepared by varying the [Ag+] load from 2 to 6 mM. These nanohybrids were characterized with FTIR, UV-Vis, FESEM, EDS, HRTEM and Raman analyses. The catalytic potential was studied through the reduction of 4-nitrophenol as a model reaction under pseudo first-order reaction conditions. The calculated kobs value (16.94 × 10-2 min-1) reveals that the 4 mM [Ag+] loaded catalyst showed higher efficiency than with rest of the catalysts. Further, the in vitro antimicrobial activities of all nanohybrids were inspected against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials
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    ABSTRACT: An ABA-type triblock copolymer was synthesized through group-transfer polymerization by using poly[2-(diethylamino) ethyl methacrylate] (PDEA) as A block and poly[2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate] (PDMA) as B block. By utilizing the 1,3-propane sultone to obtain polyzwitterionic triblock copolymer under moderate conditions, PDMA block of the triblock copolymer has been selectively betainized. The selectively betainized block copolymer and its precursor were molecularly dissolved in acidic aqueous media without any use of cosolvent at room temperature. In both cases, an increase in solution pH caused near monodisperse cationic or neutral flower-like micellization with hydrophobic PDEA-core at basic aqueous solution. However, at higher polymer concentrations where precursor triblock copolymer does not exhibit any gelling behavior (10% and higher), polyzwitterionic copolymer derivative can be gelated as a result of inter-chain integration of polyzwitterionic groups. Furthermore, the load of risperidone (RISP) into gel matrix and release studies have been successively realized. The results indicated that the betainized novel gel is appropriate for using as a pH-and salt-controlled risperidone-releasing system.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · International Journal of Polymeric Materials