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Molecular Advances in Anti-bacterial Polymers

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Macromolecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 240

Special Issue Editor

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Interests: sustainability; food waste; food safety; climate change; nanotechnology; polymers; microplastics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to our Special Issue focused on molecular advances in antibacterial polymers. Antimicrobial polymers are important macromolecular structures that could kill pathogenic microorganisms and inhibit their growth activity. They are widely studied in several research areas such as food technology, food packaging, textiles, agriculture and biomedicine. The use of antibacterial polymers will help reduce the amount and frequency of antibiotic use.

Antimicrobial polymers are generally categorized into two types based on how they impart antimicrobial activity. The first are polymers with inherent antimicrobial properties that do not require modification to induce antimicrobial activity. The other type requires modification to achieve antimicrobial activity and can be differentiated by the type of modification. Polymers can be chemically modified to induce antimicrobial activity or used as scaffolds for the addition of organic or inorganic compounds.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to supply a platform for research on the development of antimicrobial polymer exploration and evaluation, starting from their synthesis to their biological evaluation, mechanistic studies and modifications.

Dr. Yagmur Yegin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • anti-bacterial polymers
  • polymer synthesis
  • biological evaluation
  • mechanistic studies
  • application of biocide polymers
  • food packaging
  • biocide polymers coatings and surfaces
  • antibiofilm
  • foodborne pathogens
  • smart delivery systems

Published Papers

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