Polymers, Volume 11, Issue 6 (June 2019) – 155 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Lignocellulosic biomass offers an efficient substrate for bio-based organic acid production through microbial fermentation. This cover image represents, schematically, the main steps in itaconic acid (IA) production as a promising platform chemical with versatile and value-added applications. IA can be used in the synthesis of a wide range of innovative polymers with applications in special hydrogels for water decontamination, targeted drug delivery (e.g., cancer treatment), and smart nanohydrogels for food applications, coatings, and elastomers. This review summarizes the latest research data regarding major IA production pathways, metabolic engineering procedures, and the synthesis and applications of novel biodegradable polymeric materials. View this paper.
- Issues are regarded as officially published after their release is announced to the table of contents alert mailing list.
- You may sign up for e-mail alerts to receive table of contents of newly released issues.
- PDF is the official format for papers published in both, html and pdf forms. To view the papers in pdf format, click on the "PDF Full-text" link, and use the free Adobe Reader to open them.