Special Issue "Biodegradable and Sustainable Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
2. Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: sustainable polymers, biocompatible polymer systems; biodegradable polymers; bioactive oligomers; controlled drug delivery systems; ring-opening polymerization; polymers for biomedical applications
Petrochemical plastics have gradually become an integral part of our daily lives due to their increased use in a wide range of daily activities. Polymers are everywhere, even in the human body. However, commonly used petroleum-based polymer materials, in addition to many advantages, have many disadvantages, such as the ever-increasing adverse environmental impacts. Sustainable polymer materials, produced from renewable feedstocks, meet the needs of consumers without damaging our environment, health, and economy. Biodegradable polymers seem to be the solution to many of these problems. Interest in these sustainable polymers has been growing immensely over the past decades. The biocompatibility of biodegradable polymeric material-host system broadens the possibilities of their applications, e.g., in regenerative medicine and pharmacy.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the recent advances in the field of sustainable polymers including biodegradable (co)polymers synthesis, modification, and application. It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute an article to this Special Issue. Reviews, full papers, and communications concerning current trends in biodegradable (co)polymers synthesis, characterization, and application are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Piotr Kurcok
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- biodegradable polymers
- biocompatible polymer systems
- medical applications
- sustainable materials
- delivery systems