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Editorial: Biodegradable Materials

School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG, UK
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, CNRS, UMR 6226, 11 Allée de Beaulieu, CS 50837, 35708 Rennes Cedex 7, France
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(11), 21468-21475;
Received: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 18 November 2014 / Published: 21 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biodegradable Materials)
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This Special Issue “Biodegradable Materials” features research and review papers concerning recent advances on the development, synthesis, testing and characterisation of biomaterials. These biomaterials, derived from natural and renewable sources, offer a potential alternative to existing non-biodegradable materials with application to the food and biomedical industries amongst many others. In this Special Issue, the work is expanded to include the combined use of fillers that can enhance the properties of biomaterials prepared as films. The future application of these biomaterials could have an impact not only at the economic level, but also for the improvement of the environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: biodegradable; polymer; renewable; nanocomposite; filler; synthesis biodegradable; polymer; renewable; nanocomposite; filler; synthesis
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

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Schaschke, C.; Audic, J.-L. Editorial: Biodegradable Materials. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 21468-21475.

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