Special Issue "Synthesis and Application of Microcapsules II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
Interests: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry; textile engineering; microencapsulation; technical textiles; surface functionalization; smart coating; smart textile
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Microencapsulated systems based on polymers or inorganic shell and active substances have emerged as 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 when it comes to protecting different types of active agents in widely varied application fields, such as medicine, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, food, and printing. The recent progress in controlled microencapsulation techniques has greatly facilitated the synthesis of well-defined microcapsules with a tailored functionality. 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 contribution 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 offer a global vision of researchers from universities, research centers, and industry worldwide working on microencapsulation and share the latest results in synthesis and characterization, as well as applications in basic and industrial processes. My goal is to collect comprehensive reviews from leading experts and up-to-date research from notable groups in the community, which will hopefully serve as a useful source of information for researchers.Prof. Dr. Fabien Salaün
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- Microencapsulation process and characterization
- Nanoencapsulation process and characterization
- Coating process of encapsulated materials
- Colloid and formulations
- Encapsulation in layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte films
- Sol–gel chemistry
- Emulsion-based processes (phase coacervation, interfacial polymerization, in situ polymerization, liposomes, solvent evaporation, etc.)
- Encapsulation in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, cosmetics, food, and 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