Special Issue "Chitin and Chitosans"


A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kjell M. Vårum
Norwegian Biopolymer Laboratory (NOBIPOL), Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
E-Mail: kjell.m.varum@ntnu.no
Phone: +47 73593324
Fax: +47 73591283
Interests: marine biopolymers; chitin and chitosans: structure-function relationship

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Interest in biopolymers is increasing. Interest in chitin and chitosans is certainly no exception. This is particularly true with respect to their applications in pharmacy and medicine (e.g., new gelling systems, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery etc.). However, for these applications to be successful, detailed knowledge of polymeric properties is required.

This Special Issue aims to contribute to such knowledge and to demonstrate successful applications that will take advantage of said knowledge. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the relationship between the chemical structure and the property/functionality of chitin and chitosans and novel advanced applications of chitin and chitosans, where variations in structure have been designed to fit specific applications.

Prof. Dr. Kjell M. Vårum
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (1 paper)

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Polymers 2014, 6(7), 1929-1947; doi:10.3390/polym6071929
Received: 30 May 2014; in revised form: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 28 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Review
Title: Chitosan as a Platform Material for interfacing Biology to Electronics
Authors: Gregory F. Payne *, et al.
Affiliation: Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; E-Mail: gpayne@umd.edu

Type of Paper: Review
Title: Chitosan for Gene Delivery
Author: Michael Buschmann *
Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, QC, Canada; E-Mail: michael.buschmann@polymtl.ca

Type of Paper: Review
Chitosans: Gels and interfacial properties
Kurt I. Draget et al.
Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian Univ. Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; E-mail: kurt.i.draget@ntnu.no


Type of Paper: Review
Distribution of Acetyl Groups in Chitosans
Kjell M. Varum et al.
Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian Univ. Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; E-mail: kjell.m.varum@ntnu.no

Last update: 30 May 2014

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