Special Issue "Functionalizing of Cellulose or Chitosan Surfaces with Metallic Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2019).
Interests: hybrid chitosan-TiO2/ZnS preparation; functionalization of cotton with nanostructured silver/titania
Cellulose and chitin (or its derivative chitosan) are abundant materials, which are both biodegradable and sustainable materials. In particular, they can be functionalized with metallic (or respective salts) nanoparticles, aiming at several applications, such as biocide wound textiles or smart fabrics to degrade chemical weapon agents. Moreover, some of these nanoparticles can be grown on both materials following the principles of green chemistry since they can be used simultaneously as reducing and/or stabilizer agents.
The deadline for submitting your contributions will be 31 August 2019.
If you have new contributions in this area, it will be a great opportunity to publish them in this journal, which is having increasing visibility and quality, attested by the evolution of its impact factor.
Prof. Ana Maria P. L. R. Botelho do Rego
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