Special Issue "Function of Polymers in Encapsulation Process"
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2. Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Paseo Manuel Lardizábal 4, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: polymer synthesis and characterization; supramolecular assemblies; rheology; DNA nanotechnology; encapsulation via emulsion-based systems; polymer hybrid materials
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Interests: polymer reaction engineering; modelling and simulation of kinetics, topology, microstructure and morphology of the complex polymerization systems; emulsion polymerization; polymer synthesis and characterization
Encapsulation technology consists of surrounding active agents within a homogeneous/heterogeneous matrix at the micro/nano scale. Using this technology, a physical barrier is developed between the inner substance and the environment which prevents its degradation and facilitates its handling and transportation. Polymers may be used to trap the material of interest inside the micro/nano-capsules. Such encapsulated systems have many applications in the fields of food industry, drug delivery, agriculture, cosmetics, coatings, adhesives and so forth. There are a number of chemical, physical or mechanical processes available for encapsulation such as emulsion-solvent evaporation/extraction methods, coacervation-phase separation, spray drying, interfacial and in situ polymerization. The choice of a particular technique depends on the attributes of the polymer and the active agent. There are still many aspects to be developed in this field, which offer new challenges and breakthrough opportunities. The main objective of this interdisciplinary Special Issue is to bring together, at an international level, a high-quality collection of reviews, original articles and short communications dealing with the importance of natural or synthetic polymers in encapsulation processes and their applications.
We review all the articles in our Special Issue, and we believe this editorial will interest the broadest possible section of readership among materials scientists and engineers.
Dr. M. Ali Aboudzadeh
Dr. Shaghayegh Hamzehlou
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- encapsulation technology
- drug delivery
- biodegradable polymers
- emulsion polymerization
- biomedical applications