Special Issue "Biopolymers and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Institut Charles Gerhardt-Montpellier, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la Santé, UMR5253 CNRS-ENSCM-UM2-UM1, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France
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Interests: polysaccharides; aerogel; textural properties; self-assembly; chemical modification; catalysis; medical devices
Dr. Eric Guibal
Institut Mines Telecom - Mines Ales, C2MA - Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès, Pôle MPA - Matériaux Polymères Avancés, 6, avenue de Clavières, F30319 Alès cedex, France
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Interests: biopolymer; physical conditioning; chemical functionalization; metal sorption; encapsulation properties; biopolymer supported catalysis; antimicrobial metal-loaded biopolymers; wastewater treatment
The demand for green products and environmentally friendly processes has focused the increasing attention of the research community on the use and valorization of renewable resources. Biopolymers are obvious actors of this revolution, since they substitute limited or fossil resources with materials of biological origin. Cellulose, lignin, alginate, and chitin (or their derivatives) are emblematic examples of biopolymer that are progressively gaining more importance in industrial processes; academic research trends based on these materials are following the same “blowing” growth.
The chemical and physical versatilities of these materials, which can be readily modified and shaped under different forms, are opening more and more research areas for applications in health, biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, environmental, agriculture, chemistry, textile, and energy applications.
The development of these themes requires the complementary contributions of fundamental knowledge (material sciences) and expertise in processing (chemical engineering). The vocation of this Special Issue “Biopolymer and their Applications” is to contribute to reinforcing this cross-sectional approach.
Bringing a better understanding of the effect of the variability of the primary resource on the characteristics of the biopolymer-based materials would help in expanding their application to industry. Harnessing the attention of readers of original and advanced new materials would fertilize this research area. Understanding the impact of structural parameters on their applied performances is also an attractive challenge for boosting their development.
We would like to invite you to contribute to this project by submitting reviews, articles, or letters. Please help make this project a success by contributing to the development of biopolymer applied research.
Dr. Francoise Quignard
Dr. Eric Guibal
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- advanced materials
- composite materials
- functionalized surfaces
- structure/properties relationship
- environmental engineering
- cosmetic and health applications
- fine chemistry
- textile and agriculture aplications