Special Issue "Water-Soluble and Insoluble Polymers and Biopolymers for Biomedical, Environmental, and Biological Applications"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Polymer Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Florian J. Stadler
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Guest Editor
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Interests: functional polymers; polyolefins; supramolecular bonding; rheology and advanced mechanics; electrospinning; ion- and thermoresponsive polymers; gas sensing; photocatalysis
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Dr. Alberto García-Peñas
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Hydrogels; Smart Polymers; LCST; polyolefins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of polymers in biological applications is defined by the interactions promoted between living organisms and polymeric chains, which are, in general, associated with the polymers’ hydrophilic and hydrophobic behaviors. However, these water-friendly structures are also very useful for other applications, such as the adsorption of pollutants from sewage water. The modulation of the final properties of water-soluble and insoluble polymers tends to define the spectra of features associated with their final applications.

This issue is seeking research papers and reviews focusing on:

- Polymeric structures or derivatives related to biological applications.

- Polymers associated with water treatment.

- The hydrophobic or/and hydrophilic behaviors of materials based on polymers.

- The properties of water-soluble and insoluble polymers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you think that your manuscript suits this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Florian J. Stadler
Dr. Alberto García-Peñas
Guest Editors

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.


  • lower and upper critical solution temperature
  • pollutant adsorption
  • biomedical application
  • water treatment
  • soft matter
  • polymer physics
  • polymer chemistry
  • supramolecular materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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