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Marine-Derived Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics: An Overview

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E2S UPPA, CNRS, IPREM, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, 64600 Anglet, France
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Department of Chemistry—Angstrom Laboratory, Polymer Chemistry, Uppsala University, Lagerhyddsvagen 1, 75120 Uppsala, Sweden
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Polymers 2020, 12(5), 1002; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051002
Received: 30 March 2020 / Revised: 21 April 2020 / Accepted: 22 April 2020 / Published: 26 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics)
The review covers recent literature on the ocean as both a source of biotechnological tools and as a source of bio-inspired materials. The emphasis is on marine biomacromolecules namely hyaluronic acid, chitin and chitosan, peptides, collagen, enzymes, polysaccharides from algae, and secondary metabolites like mycosporines. Their specific biological, physicochemical and structural properties together with relevant applications in biocomposite materials have been included. Additionally, it refers to the marine organisms as source of inspiration for the design and development of sustainable and functional (bio)materials. Marine biological functions that mimic reef fish mucus, marine adhesives and structural colouration are explained. View Full-Text
Keywords: Blue biotechnology; by-products valorization; marine polysaccharides; marine proteins; marine secondary metabolites; application sectors; bio-inspiration Blue biotechnology; by-products valorization; marine polysaccharides; marine proteins; marine secondary metabolites; application sectors; bio-inspiration
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Claverie, M.; McReynolds, C.; Petitpas, A.; Thomas, M.; Fernandes, S.C.M. Marine-Derived Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics: An Overview. Polymers 2020, 12, 1002. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051002

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Claverie M, McReynolds C, Petitpas A, Thomas M, Fernandes SCM. Marine-Derived Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics: An Overview. Polymers. 2020; 12(5):1002. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051002

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Claverie, Marion, Colin McReynolds, Arnaud Petitpas, Martin Thomas, and Susana C.M. Fernandes 2020. "Marine-Derived Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics: An Overview" Polymers 12, no. 5: 1002. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051002

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