Special Issue "Electrospun Biomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: biopolymers; electrospinning; magnetism; spintronics; optics; dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs); smart textiles
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Biopolymers often have highly interesting intrinsic properties, such as support of wound healing and collagen crosslinking by aloe vera, drying wet wounds by alginate, drug delivery by carboxymethylcellulose for wound dressing or pH-responsive swelling behavior, hyaluronic acid for deep burns, etc. To provide an optimized contact with the environment, such biopolymers should be formed as nanofibers, e.g., by electrospinning.
This, however, is challenging. Most biopolymers need a spinning agent, e.g., poly(ethylene glycol), to be electrospinnable. Next, many biopolymers are water-soluble and thus need to be crosslinked after electrospinning.
This Special Issue searches for the latest developments in electrospinning biopolymers, with or without a spinning agent, with or without crosslinking, concentrating on non-toxic and low-toxic solvents, spinning, and crosslinking agents. It covers the full range from basic research to novel applications of electrospun biomaterials.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Ehrmann
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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- physical and chemical investigation
- inherent properties