Special Issue "Natural Polymers"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennie B. Leach
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
E-Mail: jleach@umbc.edu

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, BMSB JG-42, P.O. Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
E-Mail: schmidt@bme.ufl.edu
Phone: +1 352-273-9222
Fax: +1 352-273-9221
Interests: biomaterials; scaffolds; natural polymers; electrically conducting polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Contributions are invited that specifically involve polymers of a natural or biological origin, namely proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Of particular interest are research studies or review articles related to the following areas: (1) connections between polymer science fundamentals with the understanding and applications of natural polymers, including the structure, behavior and uses of natural polymers in solutions, complexes and at interfaces with other materials; (2) bioengineering applications of natural polymers, including tissue engineering, clinical medicine, as well as pharmaceutical and food technologies; and we particularly encourage (3) novel applications of natural polymers, including their use in bioMEMs devices and nanotechnology as well as novel modifications of natural polymers to enhance their properties by functionalization, cross-linking, or forming composite or co-polymer structures with other materials.

Prof. Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
Dr. Jennie B. Leach
Guest Editors

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p. 766-785
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 766-785; doi:10.3390/polym2040766
Received: 11 October 2010; in revised form: 22 November 2010 / Accepted: 29 November 2010 / Published: 15 December 2010
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p. 719-727
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 719-727; doi:10.3390/polym2040719
Received: 25 October 2010; in revised form: 26 November 2010 / Accepted: 2 December 2010 / Published: 13 December 2010
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p. 728-765
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 728-765; doi:10.3390/polym2040728
Received: 9 October 2010; in revised form: 29 October 2010 / Accepted: 8 December 2010 / Published: 13 December 2010
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p. 664-680
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 664-680; doi:10.3390/polym2040664
Received: 8 October 2010; in revised form: 27 October 2010 / Accepted: 2 December 2010 / Published: 6 December 2010
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p. 554-574
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 554-574; doi:10.3390/polym2040554
Received: 14 October 2010; in revised form: 2 November 2010 / Accepted: 10 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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p. 575-595
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 575-595; doi:10.3390/polym2040575
Received: 23 August 2010; in revised form: 8 October 2010 / Accepted: 5 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010
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p. 522-553
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 522-553; doi:10.3390/polym2040522
Received: 1 September 2010; in revised form: 29 September 2010 / Accepted: 4 November 2010 / Published: 9 November 2010
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 505-521; doi:10.3390/polym2040505
Received: 23 August 2010; in revised form: 19 October 2010 / Accepted: 28 October 2010 / Published: 29 October 2010
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p. 440-453
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Polymers 2010, 2(4), 440-453; doi:10.3390/polym2040440
Received: 3 September 2010; in revised form: 11 October 2010 / Accepted: 12 October 2010 / Published: 14 October 2010
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p. 252-264
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Polymers 2010, 2(3), 252-264; doi:10.3390/polym2030252
Received: 13 July 2010; in revised form: 16 August 2010 / Accepted: 25 August 2010 / Published: 26 August 2010
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p. 211-228
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Polymers 2010, 2(3), 211-228; doi:10.3390/polym2030211
Received: 21 May 2010; in revised form: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 12 August 2010 / Published: 16 August 2010
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