Synthesis and Application of Degradable Polymers

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 July 2024 | Viewed by 191

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Materials and Technology, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: biomedical applications polymers; alloys

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Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: plasma polymers; biopolymers

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Department of Materials and Technology, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: degradable polymers; biodegradation; biomaterials; biopolymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to a Special Issue focused on the "Synthesis and Application of Degradable Polymers." This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge research papers, communications, and review articles that highlight recent advancements in the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of degradable polymers. The scope of this Special Issue encompasses a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, the synthesis of polymers with intrinsic degradability and biodegradability, novel approaches for polymer degradation, characterization techniques for degradable polymers, modeling of degradation processes, and diverse applications such as drug delivery systems, tissue engineering scaffolds, environmental remediation, and more.

We encourage you to share your innovative research findings and contribute to the collective understanding of degradable polymers. Should you have any queries or require additional information, please feel free to contact us.

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Rosifini Alves Claro
Prof. Dr. Rogério Pinto Mota
Dr. André L.R. Rangel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


  • degradable polymers
  • biodegradation
  • degradation mechanisms
  • degradation kinetics
  • environmental degradation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: A comprehensive review of biological remediation of plastic and organic pollutants
Authors: Cheng Zhang; Sumaia Sumi; Abdul Issifu
Affiliation: South Dakota State University, USA

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