Special Issue "Nanoconstructs Based on Cyclodextrins"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 19649
Interests: cyclodextrins; self-assembly; nanodelivery; phototherapeutics; hybrids nanobiomaterials; carbon nanomaterials; nanomedicine; regenerative medicine
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Cyclodextrin nanoconstructs (CDnc) have recently aroused the interest of scientific community thanks to a plethora of potential applications. This issue will be focused on nanoconstructs based on native or modified CDs leading to novel polymeric, amphiphilic, metal, and hybrid backbones in material science. These nanoplatforms can have the ability to covalently conjugate active moieties and complex guests through supramolecular interactions or physical entrapment. In this scenario, four research themes are here envisaged:
i) CDnc for drug delivery and nanomedicine (including nanomaterials for pharmaceutics, theranostic, and scaffolds displaying nanodomains for regenerative medicine);
ii) CDnc in food manufacturing;
iii) CDnc in green chemistry and environmental sustainability (together with novel systems built in a nanoscale range for catalysis and conservation of cultural heritage);
iv) Toxicological studies and CDnc/cell interactions;
v) CDnc in renewable energy processes.
Articles will include synthesis of novel functionalized CDs and the formation of nanoassemblies with potential applications in i-v themes or novel and significant applications in i-v of known CDnc. Mini-reviews on the abovementioned research subjects and not recently documented (at least in the last five years) are also fully welcome.
Prof. Antonino Mazzaglia
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- drug delivery
- regenerative medicine
- stimuli-responsive materials
- green chemistry
- cyclodextrin nanoconstructs/cell interactions