Special Issue "Polysaccharide-Based Nanosorbent Materials: Fundamental Science and Beyond"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Lee D. Wilson
Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Interests: water; solution chemistry; macromolecules; polymers; biomaterials; membranes; porous materials; sorption phenomena; hydrophobic effect; carbohydrates; self-assembly; colloid and surface chemistry; molecular recognition; materials and environmental science; physical chemistry
There is ongoing interest in the scientific and technological development of polysaccharide adsorbent materials (e.g., linear/branched/cyclic amylose, cellulose, chitosan, chitin, etc.) with improved physicochemical properties to address a range of fundamental and applied scientific problems.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will examine various topics related to the structure and functional properties of polysaccharide nanomaterials. The topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Synthesis, fabrication, and structural characterization of polysaccharide nanostructures
- Characterization of the physicochemical properties of polysaccharide nanostructures
- Kinetic and thermodynamic sorption-based phenomena of heterogeneous systems
- Hydrogel and soft-matter nanostructured polysaccharide materials, molecular aggregates, etc.
- Applications of polysaccharide-based adsorbent materials in catalysis, chemical separations, energy storage, environmental remediation, controlled-release, etc.
- Future prospects and applications of polysaccharide sorbent materials
Dr. Lee D. Wilson
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- nanosorbent materials
- physicochemical properties
- structure and functional properties
- sorption phenomena