Special Issue "Biopolymer-Based Materials Towards the Sustainable Development Goals"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Denise Petri
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Guest Editor
Department of Fundamental Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: polysaccharides; hydrogels; cryogels; surfactants; biotechnological applications; environmental applications
Dr. Lei Nie
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Co-Guest Editor
College of Life Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
Interests: hydrogels; biomaterials; drug delivery; 3D bioprinting
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biopolymers can be engineered to offer a wide spectrum of technological applications. Many of them can contribute to the successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations. Biopolymer-based materials can be applied to (i) promote sustained drug delivery or create artificial tissues (SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing), (ii) remove pollutants from water (SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation and SDG14: Life below water), (iii) partially replace synthetic polymers in packaging (SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG13: Climate action, and SDG 15: Life on land). This Special Issue aims to showcase the versatility and potential of biopolymers to create sustainable solutions to tackle health and environmental issues addressed by the SDGs.

We welcome submission including, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Drug loading and controlled release using biopolymers;
  • Biopolymer-based scaffold for tissue engineering;
  • Biopolymer-based hydrogels for wound healing dressings;
  • Biopolymer-based materials for heavy metal adsorption;
  • Biopolymer-based materials for water treatment;
  • Biopolymer packing materials.

Prof. Dr. Denise Petri
Dr. Amin Shavandi
Dr. Lei Nie
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polysaccharides
  • biopolymers
  • proteins
  • biomedical applications
  • environmental applications
  • packing
  • Sustainable Development Goals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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