Special Issue "Cyclodextrin-Containing Polymers"
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 (31 March 2019).
Interests: cyclodextrins; cyclodextrin nanosponges; drug delivery; molecularly-imprinted polymers; membranes
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Interests: inclusion complexes; molecular recognition; NMR; cyclodextrin nanosponges; drug delivery; transport properties; spectroscopic methods
Despite the fact that cyclodextrins have been known about for a long time, being discovered by Villiers in 1891, they still present innovative applications and widespread uses. More recently, cyclodextrin-containing polymers have received a great deal of attention from researchers, as they are able to improve encapsulation properties, increase loading capacity, enhance the solubility and stability of hosted active molecules, etc. Soluble linear, branched and grafted cyclodextrin polymers are reported and insoluble cross linked one have also been reported. The aim of this Special Issue of Polymers focuses on the current state-of-the-art of cyclodextrin-containing polymers, covering several aspects, such as synthetic routes, structural and dynamic characterization using spectroscopic methods, transport properties of encapsulated substrates, molecular structure and morphology, rheology, and studies of cyclodextrin polymers in the dry and swollen states. Additionally, applications in different fields, such as drug delivery, cosmetics, food, advanced materials, agriculture, decontamination processes, catalysis, packaging, etc., will be considered.Prof. Francesco Trotta
Prof. Andrea Mele
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- Cyclodextrin polymers
- Drug delivery
- Molecular recognition
- Molecular encapsulation
- Structural assessment
- Dynamic properties
- Supramolecular chemistry