Special Issue "Carbohydrate Polymers"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)

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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Joel D. Bumgardner
Biomedical Engineering, Herff College of Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Dear Colleagues,

Carbohydrate polymers are long chains of saccharides linked via glycosidic bonds and are also known as polysaccharides. They are the most abundant natural polymer on the planet serving as major structural elements in plants [ i.e. cellulose] and animals [i.e. chitin in arthropods and hyaluronan in mammals], or as a food storage mechanism [ i.e. starch and glycogen]. Because of their wide distribution and availability from animal and plant sources, and versatility for chemical modification, carbohydrate polymers have received much attention as a renewable resource.  As processing, manufacturing, and chemical and physical modification advances, carbohydrate polymeric materials will emerge with many exciting applications and unprecedented functionalities from directing tissue regeneration and targeting drugs/therapeutics for treating disease/infection, to improving food safety, and acting as biosensors and environmentally sensitive membranes.

In this special issue we aim at covering recent progress and novel applications of carbohydrate polymers in the food, agricultural/environmental, medical, and sensor fields.  We invite reviews, new concept ideas, basic research and developmental papers on biotechnology, processing/manufacturing, characterization, chemical and physical modification and engineering of carbohydrate polymers with special emphasis on structure-property-application relationships.

Prof. Dr. Joel D. Bumgardner
Guest Editor

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p. 2119-2135
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Materials 2011, 4(12), 2119-2135; doi:10.3390/ma4122119
Received: 4 October 2011; Accepted: 2 December 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011
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p. 1985-2002
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Materials 2011, 4(11), 1985-2002; doi:10.3390/ma4111985
Received: 26 September 2011; Accepted: 17 October 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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p. 1861-1905
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Materials 2011, 4(10), 1861-1905; doi:10.3390/ma4101861
Received: 20 September 2011; in revised form: 6 October 2011 / Accepted: 13 October 2011 / Published: 24 October 2011
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p. 1805-1817
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Materials 2011, 4(10), 1805-1817; doi:10.3390/ma4101805
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 26 September 2011 / Accepted: 28 September 2011 / Published: 11 October 2011
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p. 1763-1775
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Materials 2011, 4(10), 1763-1775; doi:10.3390/ma4101763
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 24 September 2011 / Accepted: 27 September 2011 / Published: 10 October 2011
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p. 1728-1746
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Materials 2011, 4(10), 1728-1746; doi:10.3390/ma4101728
Received: 11 August 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 27 September 2011 / Published: 6 October 2011
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Materials 2011, 4(9), 1543-1547; doi:10.3390/ma4091543
Received: 28 June 2011; in revised form: 25 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 7 September 2011
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p. 1528-1542
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Materials 2011, 4(9), 1528-1542; doi:10.3390/ma4091528
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 5 August 2011 / Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
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p. 1399-1416
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Materials 2011, 4(8), 1399-1416; doi:10.3390/ma4081399
Received: 21 July 2011; Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 12 August 2011
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p. 1417-1425
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Materials 2011, 4(8), 1417-1425; doi:10.3390/ma4081417
Received: 24 June 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 3 August 2011 / Published: 12 August 2011
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p. 1360-1374
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Materials 2011, 4(8), 1360-1374; doi:10.3390/ma4081360
Received: 30 June 2011; in revised form: 16 July 2011 / Accepted: 27 July 2011 / Published: 2 August 2011
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