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Synthesis and Applications of Natural and Synthetic High-Molecular and Polymer Compounds: A Molecular Perspective

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 449

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Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture, ul. Balicka 122, 30-149 Kraków, Poland
Interests: composites; polysaccharide; biopolymers; nanomaterials; nanoparticles; organic synthesis; synthesis; materials chemistry; material characterization; nanomaterials synthesis; nanoparticle synthesis; nanoparticle preparation; quantum dots; carbohydrate chemistry; starch; carbon nanotubes; metal nanoparticles; nanosilver; nanogold
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural and synthetic high-molecular compounds are commonly used in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetology as carriers for bioactive substances, such as antioxidants, polyphenols, and vitamins. For instance, fruit-derived pectin (polysaccharides) can regulate the release of bioactive compounds in the digestive tract. Additionally, polymers like microcrystalline cellulose, sodium alginate, and hyaluronic acid play crucial roles. Polysilanols are also important compounds for storage and controlled release.

This Special Issue aims to promote new materials based on high-molecular-weight and biologically active compounds, both synthetic and isolated from natural products, covering their synthesis, characterisation, and potential applications. The optimal use of bioactive compounds can contribute to improving our diet, health, and beauty.

Prof. Dr. Karen Khachatryan
Guest Editor

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  • high-molecular compounds
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • sodium alginate
  • and hyaluronic acid

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