Special Issue "New Advances in Polymer-Based Aqueous Two-Phase Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 144

Special Issue Editor

Laboratory of Process Engineering, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil
Interests: modeling and separation processes; biomolecules; process engineering; thermophysical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of new and biocompatible methods of extraction, separation and purification of biomolecules has been gaining increasing importance. Among the existing processes, an effective and economically viable technique, which is a branch of liquid–liquid extraction called extraction by aqueous biphasic systems (ABS), has been standing out for the separation and purification of these compounds. This process has as its principle the use of two immiscible aqueous phases that can, for example, be obtained by adding two aqueous solutions of two natural or synthetic hydrophilic polymers or a polymer solution and a salt solution. In view of this fact, the growing studies of new phase-forming compounds are gaining more and more importance. Therefore, the development and/or modification of polymers capable of being used as phase formers providing characteristics such as lower viscosity and higher affinity of the phases has been paramount for the consolidation of this technique in the area of obtaining purified biomolecules.

Prof. Dr. Renata Cristina Ferreira Bonomo
Guest Editor

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  • biomolecules
  • affinity extraction
  • sensitive polymers
  • aqueous two-phase extractive systems
  • modified polymers

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