Special Issue "Biodegradable Polymers II"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
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Guest Editor
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
Interests: biomaterial; bio-based polymer; bioplastics; biodegradable polymer; biopolymer; composite material comprising a polymer matrix
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Synthetic polymers have developed considerably in the 20th century, and they are covering many applications as essential materials. Most of them are non-biodegradable and sometimes cause problems in the environment and living bodies. For a solution of these problems, research on biodegradable polymers has been active since the 1990's. Nowadays, we are facing urgent problems due to plastic marine debris and microparticles that dispersing all over the world. One of the proposed solutions is wider use of biodegradable polymers. Though many kinds of biodegradable polymers are reported in the literature, there are few successful examples of their practical use. Many challenges remain  for the successful production and marketing of biodegradable polymers. Therefore research and development on biodegradable polymers should be continuous, and valuable information can be obtained from biodegradable polymers for medical use such as those for drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Given the success and readership of the first edition (https://mdpi.com/si/polymers/biodegradable_polym), a second edition for continuously updating information and knowledge on biodegradable polymers has been organized.

This Special Issue aims to gather studies on the preparation, characterization, application, property evaluation, and degradation of synthetic biodegradable polymers and natural polymers as well as their hybrids or composites. It is dedicated is to provide recent knowledge and broaden the perspective on biodegradable polymers in environmental and medical applications.

Dr. Naozumi Teramoto
Guest Editor

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  • biodegradable polymers
  • natural polymers
  • aliphatic polyester
  • bioabsorbable polymers
  • environmentally-benign polymers

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