Special Issue "Biodegradable Materials"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Carl Joseph Schaschke
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1XJ
Website: http://www.strath.ac.uk/chemeng/research/groupdetails/profcarlschaschke-professorandheadofdepartment/
E-Mail: carl.schaschke@strath.ac.uk
Phone: +44 141 548 2371
Interests: chemical processes; high pressure processing

Guest Editor
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
Website: http://www.ensc-rennes.fr/themes/recherche-valorisation/cip/
E-Mail: jean-luc.audic@univ-rennes1.fr
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...)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors


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  • bio-based plastics and polymers
  • biodegradability
  • product uses
  • applications
  • materials testing

Published Papers (1 paper)

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2608-2621; doi:10.3390/ijms15022608
Received: 14 November 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014
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Last update: 22 January 2014

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