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Special Issue "Functional Coatings Based on Natural Materials in Various Consumer Products"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Risto Korpinen
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Guest Editor
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Interests: biomass fractionation, extraction techniques, chemical characterization, separation techniques, functional surfaces
Dr. Tuula Jyske
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Guest Editor
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Interests: biomass formation processes, characterization and properties, and comprehensive utilization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forestry, agro- and food production, and aquaculture production systems yield significant volumes of side- and by-products that are potential sources of functional molecules and bioproducts for various applications. To explore the potential of such sources for the development of biobased coatings and other functional materials with biological activities, it is necessary to develop new feedstock processing concepts and technological solutions that meet the requirements of effective, safe, easy-to-use, sustainable, and acceptable consumer products.

Despite the range of natural compounds already on the market, there is a need to identify bioactive molecules (e.g., polysaccharides, proteins and peptides, polyunsaturated fatty acids, waxes, and polyphenols) from different natural sources with functional properties including hydrophobic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidative effects. This Special Issue aims to identify and gather the latest information on the various sources of bioproducts, and the methods used for extraction, purification, and characterization of the functional properties. Additionally, the application mechanisms in different products such as coatings or films within matrices of packaging and/or other hybrid materials, or as paints or sprays, are of great interest. Additionally, the aspects of regulation and acceptance are included in this Special Issue.

Dr. Risto Korpinen
Dr. Tuula Jyske
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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