Special Issue "Polysaccharide-based Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2017
Prof. Dr. Jun-ichi Kadokawa
Polysaccharides are widely distributed and exhibit specific functions in nature. They are composed of a wide variety of monosaccharide residues through glycosidic linkages with highly stereo- and regio-controlled arrangements. Such diverse structures of natural polysaccharides contribute to showing a wide range of properties and natures, which provide to be employed as components in functional materials. Although natural polysaccharides often show poor solubilities in common solvents, leading to difficulty in proccessability, dissolution media, such as ionic liquids, have been found to efficiently dissolve polysaccharides. Synthesis of non-natural polysaccharides has also attracted a great deal of attention to obtain new polysaccharide-based functional materials. Owing to complicated structures, chemical synthesis of polysaccharides is one of challenging research topics in glycoscience. Efficient synthetic methods with highly stereo- and regio-construction of glycosidic linkages, such as enzymatic approach, recently, have been developed to produce well-defined polysaccharides.
This Special Issue aims at covering all fields concerning polysaccharide-based materials, including synthetic method, new functions, supramolecular and hierarchically controlled structures, environmentally benign and biomedical applications, and so on. Researchers in these fields are, therefore, warmly invited to propose relevant reviews, perspectives, and research papers to be published in this Special Issue of Molecules.
Prof. Dr. Jun-ichi Kadokawa
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- New synthetic methods
- Derivatization and modification, functional materials
- Hierarchically controlled structures
- Environmentally benign materials
- Biomedical applications