Special Issue "Preparation, Characterization: The Prospect of Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 112

Special Issue Editor

College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Forestry University, Kunming 650224, China
Interests: tannin; carbohydrates; lignin; cellulose; biobased adhesives; biodegradable foams; biobased film
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of polymer materials has expanded to almost all human activities, helping to provide convenient conditions for human life. This is due to their varied advantages, such as light weight, excellent mechanical properties, ease of formation, good thermal properties and water resistance. However, at present, most polymer materials produced by the petrochemical industry have difficulty degrading after use. It is estimated that most synthetic plastics need 400–500 years to completely decompose. Due to concerns about environmental pollution and the depletion of chemical oil, the development of renewable and biodegradable polymers from renewable natural resources has become the direction for the polymer materials industry going forward. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present and collate research on the synthesis, performance and application of bio-based and biodegradable polymers, copolymers, blends, composites and nanocomposites.

Prof. Dr. Xiaojian Zhou
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.

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  • tannin
  • carbohydrates
  • lignin
  • cellulose
  • biobased adhesives
  • biodegradable foams
  • biobased film

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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