Special Issue "Novel Polysaccharide Materials"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: polysaccharides; biomaterials; biomedical application
Polysaccharide-based networks have received substantial attention over recent years as material candidates in different fields of application, spanning from medicine to food. Modeling shape, dimension, and, in general, the physical properties of such constructs are routinely achieved via more or less sophisticated methods often entailing multi-step approaches. However, there is a growing consensus that next-generation materials must satisfy stricter rules, for instance, they should respond to different surrounding stimuli or specific triggers. Hence, the challenge in the close future is to tackle the synthesis of novel or modification of existing biopolymers for addressing such demanding requests.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together researchers involved at the edge of innovative polysaccharide-based materials and their potential applications. Different themes of large interest are herewith welcome, for instance, polysaccharide chemistry; macromolecular self-assembly; polysaccharide-based platforms at the nano- or macro-scale for potential uses in medicine, environment, and food to mention a few; structure–function relationship in relation to material final fate as examples.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Donati
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- Novel polysaccharide materials
- Polymer chemistry
- Macromolecular self-assembly
- Structure-function relationship
- advanced applications