Special Issue "Advances in Natural Cellulose"

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 October 2023 | Viewed by 238

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Mechanochemistry, Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry SB RAS, Kutateladze 18, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: cellulose; ultrastructure; amorphization; mechanochemistry; hydrolysis
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Laboratory of Mechanochemistry, Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry SB RAS, Kutateladze 18, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: cellulose; lignocellulosic waste; crystal structure; amorphization; recrystallization; mechanochemistry; enzymatic hydrolysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue intends to provide a platform for discussion about the latest trends and advances in the field of the production and modification of cellulosic materials. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit articles and reviews covering (but not limited to) topics related to research on natural cellulose fibers, the production and modification of natural cellulose, composites of natural cellulose and other polymers (natural and synthetic),and the characterization of cellulose and cellulose-based composites (physical, chemical, mechanical, structural properties):

  1. Innovations in the production of cellulose from natural sources (especially from non-traditional plant materials);
  2. The influence of the production method on the properties of cellulose;
  3. The influence of cellulose structure on the properties of cellulose materials;
  4. Physical and chemical methods of controlling the properties of cellulose;
  5. The amorphization and recrystallization of cellulose;
  6. Polymorphic modifications of cellulose;
  7. Composites of cellulose with other polymers (natural and synthetic);
  8. The comparison of the properties of cellulose with other natural polysaccharides.

Dr. Aleksey Bychkov
Dr. Ekaterina Podgorbunskikh
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • cellulose
  • ultrastructure
  • modification
  • composites
  • amorphization
  • recrystallisation
  • polymorphism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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