Special Issue "Functional Chitosan-Based Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Chitosan; hydrogels; films; fibers; imines; supramolecular chemistry; liquid crystals
Interests: Chitosan; hybrid materials; photonic crystals; sensors; thin organic films; Langmuir-Blodgett technique
Technological development has been one of the defining factors of our contemporary world. Unfortunately, sometimes new technologies seem to be accompanied by dramatic side effects on both the environment and human health. Limiting such hazards is an active area of research, and the use of renewable resources for a variety of materials applications is now a major consideration in terms of hazard mitigation.
Chitosan is a sustainable biopolymer prepared from the renewable resource chitin. Among the various biopolymers known, it stands out because of its wide array of beneficial properties which prompt its use in many different applications. For example, it is non-toxic, biocompatible, biodegradable, consumer-safe and often displays superior material and functional properties as compared to other biopolymers. It can be used for the preparation of a large variety of materials types, such as hydrogels, fibres, nanostructures and films and coatings, which can then be further applied in diverse fields such as medicine, food packaging, environmental protection, cosmetics, agriculture, textiles, paper industry and so on.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in the field of chitosan biomaterials and their current or potential applications in, but not limited to, the areas mentioned above.
Prof. Luminita Marin
Prof. Maria Bardosova
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