Application of Functional Polymer Materials

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 6281

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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510000, China
Interests: polymer coating; superhydrophilicity; superhydrophobicity; anti-adhesion
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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: hydrogels; flexible sensors; biomaterials; polysaccharides; self-healing; smart materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, functional polymer materials have attracted great attention for various applications, such as anti-fouling, oil/water separation, anti-freezing, and so on. The development of such materials is so fast that we need a Special Issue to collect important information for readers.

This Special Issue is concerned with functional polymer materials for various applications. We hope that we can make some contribution for the readers of Polymers to easily keep up with the development of these materials.

Dr. Xu Wu
Dr. Xiubin Xu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • functional materials
  • polymer materials
  • polymer coating
  • self-healing
  • anti-fouling
  • flexible devices

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A Narrative Review on Rice Proteins: Current Scenario and Food Industrial Application
by Gopika Jayaprakash, Aarti Bains, Prince Chawla, Melinda Fogarasi and Szabolcs Fogarasi
Polymers 2022, 14(15), 3003; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14153003 - 25 Jul 2022
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Abstract
Rice, Oryza sativa, is the major staple food that provides a larger share of dietary energy for more of the population than other cereal crops. Moreover, rice has a significant amount of protein including four different fractions such as prolamin, glutelin, globulin, [...] Read more.
Rice, Oryza sativa, is the major staple food that provides a larger share of dietary energy for more of the population than other cereal crops. Moreover, rice has a significant amount of protein including four different fractions such as prolamin, glutelin, globulin, and albumin with different solubility characteristics. However, these proteins exhibit a higher amino acid profile, so they are nutritionally important and possess several functional properties. Compared with many other cereal grains, rice protein is hypoallergic due to the absence of gluten, and therefore it is used to formulate food for infants and gluten-allergic people. Furthermore, the availability makes rice an easily accessible protein source and it exhibits several activities in the human body which discernibly affect total health. Because of these advantages, food industries are currently focusing on the effective application of rice protein as an alternative to animal-based and gluten-containing protein by overcoming limiting factors, such as poor solubility. Hence, it is important to gain an in-depth understanding of the rice protein to expand its application so, the underlined concept of this review is to give a current summary of rice protein, a detailed discussion of the chemistry of rice protein, and extraction techniques, and its functional properties. Furthermore, the impact of rice protein on human health and the current application of rice protein is also mentioned. Full article
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