Special Issue "Supercritical Processing in Polymers and Aerogels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Supercritical fluid (SCF)-based techniques are attracting growing interest as a green alternative to traditional processes, thanks to the properties of SCFs, such as liquid-like densities and gas-like transport properties that can be tuned to varying process operative conditions (i.e., pressure and temperature). In particular, carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most frequently used supercritical fluid due to its mild critical temperature (31.1 °C), low critical pressure (73.8 bar), and inertness. Depending on the role played by supercritical CO2, different processes have been successfully used for the production of polymeric aerogels and membranes, to coprecipitate drugs with biopolymers, and to produce micro- and nanoparticles.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present research and review papers on different supercritical CO2 applications in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, and energy fields. Contributions dealing with the supercritical processing of polymers and the attainment of polymer/nanoparticles or polymer/drug composites in the form of aerogels, foams, and membranes, or polymeric micro- and nanoparticles are welcome.
Dr. Lucia Baldino
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- supercritical CO2
- membranes and foams
- micro- and nanoparticle processing
- drug delivery