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Special Issue "Biopolymer Modifications and Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Interests: synthesis and full characterization of biodegradable and bio-based polymers used as packaging materials; life cycle assessment study (LCA) of polymers and packaging
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Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Polymeric Materials and Nanocomposites for Green Plastics and Biodegradable Packaging
Special Issue in Polymers: Eco-Friendly Polymeric Materials: A New Chance for Our Future
According to the data in the literature, the consumption of plastic-like polymers is exceeding an annual quantity of about 300 tons. Plastic-like polymers are employed in all fields and as special materials in biomedicine, membrane separation and the packaging industry, thanks to their low market cost and appropriate chemical–physical, mechanical and gas selectivity characteristics. In spite of these advantages, their industrial manufacturing is based on non-renewable fossil resources that are progressively depleting and, after their lifetime, they are accumulated as non-biodegradable wastes. Considering the environmental concerns, a switch towards renewable material resources should be taken into consideration to promote sustainable development. One possible solution is a stronger implementation of the use of eco-friendly polymer formulations, based on biopolymers. Biopolymers can offer attractive alternatives as long as their synthesis and characterization can be easily tailored for technological applications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the results concerning the synthesis and characterization of biopolymers in order to reach the perfect optimization of their properties for their potential application in every field of interest.
Prof. Valentina Siracusa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Biodegradable polymers
- Structure–property relations
- Gas barrier behavior
- Synthesis of biopolymers
- Characterization of biopolymers
- Morphology of biopolymers
- Functional properties of biopolymers
- Eco-friendly materials
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Dr. Hengfei Qin
Tentative title: To be determined
Dr. Qingbao Guan
Tentative title: Preparation,characterization and application of Fe3O4/anthocyanin magnetic biocomposite
Dr. Albena Daskalova
Tentative title: Femtosecond laser assisted engineering of cell-instructive biomaterial surfaces
Dr. Li Fan
Tentative title: To be determined
Dr. Valentina Siracusa
Tentative title: Microbial Degradation of Synthetic Biopolymers Waste