Smart and Functional Biopolymers in Biomedical, Environmental and Food Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2022) | Viewed by 351

Special Issue Editor

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, China
Interests: bioresources and biopolymers; environmental remediation; renewable materials; biomaterials; gels; polymer coating; food chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a well-known fact that biopolymers have gained importance in day-to-day life, due to their specific properties (biodegradability, biocompatibility, renewability and inexpensiveness). Specifically, smart biopolymers are responsive to stimuli, such as temperature, pH, magnetic and electrical fields, chemicals, mechanical stress, and light, which is a characteristic property that enables them to be used for a wide range of applications. This Special Issue focuses on the recent advances in the fabrication and characterization of novel smart and functional biopolymer materials, as well as their biomedical, environmental and food applications. We would like to invite you to submit your latest research, in the form of original full articles, communications, or reviews, on this topic.

Dr. Shuai Peng
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polysaccharide
  • protein
  • biomaterials
  • electrospinning
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • catalyst
  • adsorption
  • food science

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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