Special Issue "Biodegradable Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014
Prof. Carl Joseph Schaschke
Head of School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, Scotland
Phone: +44 138 230 8488
Interests: chemical processes; high pressure processing
Dr. Jean-Luc Audic
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, CNRS, UMR 6226, 11 Allée de Beaulieu, CS 50837, 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France
Interests: biobased polymers; biodegradable polymers; polymer characterisation; formulation; plasticisation; size exclusion chromatography; protein based materials; by-products; non-food uses of agricultural products; protein based packaging materials; polyesters; polyhydroxyalkanoates; PHB; PHBV; oils and epoxidized oils; exsudation and extraction; permeability (O2, CO2, water vapour...)
During the last 30 years, the development of natural biodegradable polymers has attached significant and increasing scientific and industrial attention particularly in terms of meeting the growing demand for sustainable development. Environmentally friendly polymer materials obtained from natural polymers such as proteins, polysaccharides, lipids or through synthesis from renewable resources have received considerable attention in an effort to replace petroleum-derived polymers with macromolecules whose ecological footprints is relatively low. The special issue of International Journal of Material Science will focus on such new biomaterials, and we are seeking contributions underlying the recent findings in the field of biodegradable/bio-based materials and their applications.
Professor Carl Schaschke
Dr. Jean-Luc Audic
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- bio-based plastics and polymers
- product uses
- materials testing