Special Issue "Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Polymeric Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Massimiliano Perduca
Guest Editor
Biocrystallography and Nanostructure Lab., Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, 37134, Verona, Italy
Interests: polymer nanotechnology; nanobiotechnology; biodegradable nanocompounds; biocompatible polymer nanoparticles; nanomedicine; nanopharmacology; nanoparticle-cell interaction; green nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymeric nanomaterials is a common term used for all polymer-based nanomaterials but it is mainly applied to nanospheres and nanocapsules. Generally defined as colloidal systems, polymeric nanoparticles have attracted considerable interest all over the world due to their unique properties and their extensive applications in various fields such as drug delivery systems, biosensors, catalysts, nanocomposites, agriculture, environment, etc. They are obtained both from synthetic polymers or natural polymers and based on their in vivo behavior, they can be classified as biodegradable or non-biodegradable. They are used to encapsulate a wide variety of compounds, ranging from hydrophobic drugs, water-insoluble chemicals, metals, nutraceutics, bioactive compounds, proteins, and nucleic acids to change their physicochemical properties and their mechanism of interaction with living cells.

The Special Issue, focused on polymeric nanomaterials, will report the latest advancements on synthesis, properties, and applications of this useful and versatile class of nanocomposites.

Dr. Massimiliano Perduca
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanotechnology
  • polymeric nanoparticles
  • biopolymers
  • drug delivery
  • targeted delivery
  • biosensors
  • synthesis methods
  • characterization methods
  • nanoparticle functionalization
  • green nanotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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