Special Issue "Functional Polymers and Nanostructures: Coating Meets Biological Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020) | Viewed by 2084
Interests: cancer; infectious diseases; neurological diseases; nanoparticles; hydrogels; vesicles; hybrid materials; blood–brain barrier; transdermal delivery; nasal delivery
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Nanotechnology greatly impacts modern society by introducting different kinds of nanomaterials for applications in different technological fields, including chemistry, engineering, materials science, and nanomedicine. Different nanostructures have been proposed in the literature, including silica, carbon, and metal nanoparticles. Such nanostructures are often functionalized to improve their performances in taioloired applications. This Special Issue aims to be a platform for scientists working on polymer coating of nanostructures, sharing new insights in the employment of functional polymers for conferring specific biological activities to the resulting hybrid nanoscrtuctures.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Covalent and non-covalent functionalization routes with macromolecules;
• Development of instrumental and functional characterization techniques;
• Innovative application opportunities;
• Key advantages and limitation in long-term use.
Dr. Giuseppe Cirillo
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