Special Issue "Synthesis and Application of Microcapsules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Fabien Salaün
Microencapsulated systems, based on polymer or inorganic shell and active substances, appear to be good candidates for a broad range of applications.
The design of microparticles as a “smart” polymeric system has drawn increasing interest over the last few years due to their considerable potential to protect different types of active agents for widely-varied application fields, such as medicine, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, food, and printing. The recent progress in controlled microencapsulation techniques have greatly facilitated the synthesis of well-defined microcapsules with tailored functionalities. Microcapsule shells and their functionality may finally be used to modulate surface functions. All these benefits are currently fully exploited for new tailored microparticles for applications in drug delivery, self-healing, thermal energy storage, flame retardancy, cosmetics, functional coating, and material science, where they are used for the design of functional, responsive, or high added-value materials.
This Special Issue is motivated by the observed increasing interest shown by various research groups in this field. Thus, considering your prominent contributions to this interesting research topic, I would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue. This Special Issue will publish full research papers, communications, and review articles. It will give a global vision of researchers from universities, research centers, and industry working on microencapsulation around the world and share the latest results on the synthesis and characterization, giving rise to a special interest in their applications in basic and industrial processes. I would like to bring together a collection of comprehensive reviews from leading experts and up-to-date research from notable groups in the community, and it will be hopefully a useful source of information for researchers.
Manuscripts should be submitted online before 15 October 2018. I would very much appreciate if you would consider being one of our authors.
Dr. Fabien Salaün
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- Nano/Microencapsulation process and characterization
- Coating process of encapsulated materials
- Colloid and formulations
- Encapsulation in layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte films
- Sol-gel chemistry
- Emulsion-based processes
- Encapsulation in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, cosmetics, food, textile fields among others
- Hydrogels, polymers, sol-gel glasses, inorganic-organic hydrid materials, porous materials, multifunctional particles, micro and nanocapsules, and other host matrices and materials supports of interest
- Functional coating