Topical Collection "Polysaccharides"


Collection Editor
Prof. Marguerite Rinaudo

University of Grenoble Alpes, 38000 Grenoble, France
Interests: investigation on properties and applications of polysaccharides and water-soluble polymers; specific chemical modifications of polysaccharides and production of adaptative materials; electrostatic properties and polyelectrolytes properties; hydration of polysaccharides in relation with their chemical structure and their environment; polyelectrolyte complexes; rheology in solution and gel states; polysaccharides-surfactant interactions; decoration and stabilization of liposomes with polyelectrolytes; biomaterials from polysaccharides; applications of polysaccharides in cosmetics, foods, biomedical (drug release)
Collection Editor
Dr. Waldo M. Argüelles-Monal

Biopolymers Group, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Hermosillo, Sonora 83304, Mexico
Interests: polysaccharides and their derivatization, polyelectrolyte complexes, smart polymers, functional polymeric materials and nanomaterials for biomedical and biotechnological applications

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polysaccharides, or carbohydrate polymers, are a kind of versatile natural macromolecules that are ubiquitous in the biosphere. Their function in living organisms is usually either structure-, protective- or storage-related.

Research on polysaccharides addresses many aspects related to their isolation methods, structural characterization, as well as innovative methods of chemical and enzymatic modification, with the aim of preparing polymers with a well-defined structure for specific applications. An important point that should be considered is the understanding of the interdependence between the chemical structure and properties. This interdisciplinary knowledge allows the design of functional materials for advanced applications. They can be used as films, fibers, beads, sponge, nanomaterials, composite materials, hydro- and aerogels, scaffolds, etc. Polysaccharides are of great interest in many applications such as biomedicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, food industry, nanotechnology, and green industry, among others.

This Special Issue aims to be an interdisciplinary platform that covers all aspects related to polysaccharides. The Special Issue on polysaccharides is being launched in 2019 including original articles and review papers published in our journal since 2010, but we will be updating it in the future. We hope it will serve as a quick reference on the important advances in the investigation of the structure and properties of polysaccharides and of their endless applications.

Prof. Marguerite Rinaudo
Dr. Waldo M. Argüelles-Monal
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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