Special Issue "Polymer-Inorganic Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Adsorption and Drug Delivery"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Raluca Ianchis
Guest Editor
National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry ICECHIM, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: polymer; inorganic particles; nanocomposites; biomaterials; drug delivery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

When thinking of targeted and effective drug delivery systems, we should consider, more or less, the polymer-inorganic nanocomposites.

In recent years, due to the poor adsorption and the lack of controlled release of therapeutic agents from conventional vehicles, there has been an explosion of studies related to the development of various drug delivery systems based on polymer matrices with incorporated inorganic nanofillers. Their small size and large surface area make inorganic nanofillers proper candidates for delivering a particular drug to its specific target-tissue, improving characteristics and favourably affecting the quality of the designed nanocomposites.

Consequently, multidisciplinary research efforts coming from the polymer science, inorganic chemistry, colloids, materials engineering, biology, biotehnology, pharmaceutics, and medicine fields have been undertaken to develop suitable complex nanocomposite systems able to respond to the current medical needs dealing with controlled drug delivery, enhanced pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.

The present Special Issue welcomes contributions in form of full articles, short communications, or review articles related to: (i) novel nanocomposites for improved adsorption and drug delivery and (ii) use of drug modified inorganic nanoparticles for further polymer–inorganic nanocomposites development.

Therefore, this Special issue will focus on studies related to the design and testing of polymer inorganic nanocomposites based on either natural ocurring polymers, synthetic polymers or semi-synthetic polymers with incorporated zero-dimensional to three-dimensional nanoparticles for drug delivery purposes.

Dr. Raluca Ianchis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polymer
  • inorganic particles
  • nanocomposites
  • drug delivery
  • chemical and morphological characterization of nanocomposites

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