Special Issue "Nanotechnology for Green Chemical Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: nanoparticles; biopolymers; metals; ionic liquids; supercritical fluids; green chemical engineering
Interests: biopolymers; silk fibroin; starch; nanoparticles; biodegradable films; ionic liquids
Recent years have witnessed a worldwide increase in concern for our footprint in the natural environment. The reduction of generated waste during chemical processes and the reasonable use of natural resources are both important issues to consider. Nanotechnology, which is among the most significant scientific and industrial research breakthroughs of the 21st century, can greatly contribute to these purposes because there are several application areas of nanomaterials with great promise for green chemical engineering. Particular attention should be paid on the use of biopolymers as substitutes to conventional polymers in the nanotechnology field. At the same time, the choice of a green solvent such as ionic liquids and supercritical fluids is also important due to the great amounts of solvents involved in the preparation of nanomaterials.
Recently, significant advances have been achieved in the synthesis of biodegradable nanoparticles or nanocomposites in the field of nanomedicine as drug nanocarriers, which can lead to a sustained and targeted release. Another example of the research activity concerning biopolymers in nanotechnology is their use during the synthesis of metal nanoparticles as reducing and stabilizing agents avoiding the use of toxic chemical agents.
Therefore, this Special Issue aims at collecting a compilation of original research papers that cover these aspects but also many others which strongly demonstrate the continuous efforts in developing nanomaterials following the principles of green chemical engineering.
Prof. Dr. Gloria Víllora
Dr. Mercedes G. Montalbán
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- Green solvents
- Ionic liquids
- Supercritical fluids
- Drug nanocarriers
- Drug delivery
- Targeted therapy
- Antimicrobial nanomaterials
- Green chemical engineering