Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers

A section of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

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This section of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360; CODEN: POLYCK) aims to rapidly publish contributions on all aspects of biomacromolecules, biobased and biodegradable polymers. We encourage the submission of manuscripts that provide novel and mechanistic insights that report significant advances in the field. Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers is a very important class of polymers of biological origin produced by living organisms and can be classified mainly into polysaccharides, proteins, peptides, polyesters, polyamides, etc. Biobased and biodegradable polymers have attracted great interest in recent decades as alternatives to conventional fossil-based polymers from non-renewable resources. Biomacromolecules, biobased and biodegradable polymers have various applications in medicine, tissue engineering, the food and petroleum industry, paper and pulp industry, printing and textile industry, etc. Topics include but are not limited to:

• Synthesis of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Characterization of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Properties of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Derivatization of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Bio-based polymers
• Thermal properties
• Mechanical properties
• Stability of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Nanocomposites of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Blends
• Biomolecular interactions
• Biodegradability
• Environmental sustainability
• Biocompatibility
• Micro and nanoencapsulation
• Natural fibers
• Biopolymers processing and performance
• Applications of biobased and biodegradable polymers
• Biopolymers theory and simulation
• Biobased and biodegradable polymers rheology
• Hydrogels
• Wood composites
• Bio-based economy
• Cellulose, nanocellulose, and hemicelluloses
• Lignin, melanin, and suberin
• Starch (corn, potatoes, wheat, tapioca. etc.)
• Chitin-chitosan
• Xanthan, dextran, pullulan, glucans
• Alginate
• Rubber
• Proteins like collagen, casein, soy protein, zein, silk, etc.
• Polynucleotides such as nucleic acids, DNA, and RNA
• Polyesters produced by bacteria like polyhydroxyalkanoates
• Polymamides synthesized by bacteria like poly(glutamic acid)
• Polyphosphates


biopolymers; natural polymers; biodegradable; non-toxic polymers; biocompatibility; bacteria; fungi; algae-produced biopolymers; polysaccharides; cellulose; hemicelluloses; lignin; melanin; suberin; starch; chitin; chitosan; xanthan; dextran; pullulan; glucans; rubber; nucleic acids; proteins; peptides; collagen; casein; soy protein; zein; polynucleotides; nucleic acids; DNA and RNA; polyhydroxyalkanoates; polyhydroxybutyrate; polyhydroxyvalerate; poly(glutamic acid); collagen; fibrin; elastin; alginate; drug delivery; tissue engineering; composites; nanocomposites; blends; hydrogels

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