Special Issue "Biobased and Natural Polymers II"
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 January 2024 | Viewed by 3070
Interests: biotechnology; biomaterials; proteins
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Although we have been developing synthetic polymers for more than a century, we must not forget that nature is the ultimate source of polymeric materials such as polysaccharides, proteins, and polyesters. Through natural selection over time, the structure of natural polymers has been refined to the point of achieving properties which are difficult to replicate in synthetic polymers. Natural polymers have conserved characteristics, in terms of composition and molecular weight; moreover, they allow for chemical modifications or engineering to produce thousands of applications. The materials made of biopolymers have impressive properties, such as silk or pollen grains, whose composition and structure make them hard to emulate using current technology. From bulk materials to nanotechnology, biobased polymers are widely employed due to their improved biocompatibility and biodegradability, making them of great interest in biomedicine and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as aiding in the production of ecofriendly packages or plastics.
Based on the success of "Biobased and Natural Polymers", a Special Issue in Polymers, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/special_issues/Bio_Nat_Polym, and to provide continuity in this topic, we are pleased to open the second volume of this Special Issue “Biobased and Natural Polymers II” to continue collecting articles and reviews addressing the synthesis, purification, characterization, and applications of polymers of natural origin, biobased materials, and tailor-made biopolymers. Innovative approaches in biomedical, pharmaceutical, material sciences, as well as the description or application of new and classical biopolymers are welcome for submission to this Special Issue.
Dr. Jose Manuel Ageitos
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- biomedical polymer