Special Issue "Polysaccharide-Based Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 289

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jie Zhu
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Guest Editor
School of Chemical Engineering and Energy Technology, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, China
Interests: carbohydrate digestion; carbohydrate-based material

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As an important bioinformation macromolecule, bio-synthesized polysaccharides are widely distributed in animals, plants, microorganisms, and algae, which present high biodegradability, good biocompatibility, and unique physiological activity. They have been applied in many industrial fields, such as biomedicine, food, and materials in the form of food additives, functional carriers, active materials, etc. The structural differences of polysaccharides, such as monosaccharide composition, glycosioside bond connection mode and configuration, chain structures and molecular weight, determine their functional properties (such as solubility, gel, emulsification, etc.), physiological activities (such as antioxidant, immunoregulation, antitumor, etc.) and modifiable properties (enzymatic, chemical, physical modification, etc.). Therefore, it is of great practical significance and application value to clearly analyze the chemical structure of polysaccharides and accurately reveal the structure–activity relationship for the design and development of more functional foods and drugs with potential health effects and polysaccharide-based functional materials that can be used in various application scenarios.

Dr. Jie Zhu
Guest Editor

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  • polysaccharide
  • chain conformation
  • chemical structure
  • functional properties
  • physiological activity
  • structural modification
  • functional food
  • functional material

Published Papers

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