Special Issue "Advances in Chitosan and Chitosan Derivatives in Biomedical 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: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editor

“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Gr. Ghica Voda Alley, 41A, 700487 Iasi, Romania
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; drug delivery systems; antimicrobial materials based on chitosan

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few years, polymers have been widely used for biomedical applications in different ways, as excipients for the development of new drug delivery systems, as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as nonviral vectors for gene therapy and so on. Among them, chitosan stands out for its remarkable properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, antimicrobial properties, hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic effect and last but not least, hemostatic properties, which encourage its use in wound dressing applications. Moreover, chitosan is an FDA-approved polymer. From a structural point of view, chitosan is the deacetylated form of chitin, composed of N-acetyl-2-amino-2-deoxy-d-glucopyranose and 2-amino-2-deoxyd-glucopyranose, which are linked by β-(1→4)-glycosidic bonds. Due to its chemical structure and primary amino and hydroxyl groups that serve as reactive sites, chitosan represents a versatile polymer, leading to chitosan derivatives, which may be obtained and processed in different forms such as films, hydrogels, nanoparticles, nanofibers and many others. 

The aim of the present Special Issue on “Chitosan and Chitosan Derivatives in Biomedical Applications” is to present the latest findings in the field of chitosan-based biomaterials and their potential bioapplications.

Dr. Daniela Ailincai
Guest Editor

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  • chitosan
  • hydrogels
  • nanofibers
  • drug delivery systems
  • antimicrobial materials
  • wound healing
  • scaffolds

Published Papers

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