Special Issue "Chitosan-Based Nanocomposite Materials and Their 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: closed (5 July 2023) | Viewed by 13452
Chitosan is a marvellous biopolymer resulting from chitin deacetylation. Chitosan could be extracted from diverse sources including crustacean waste, fungal biomass, and insect exoskeletons. The transformation of chitosan to nanoparticles gives it additional astonishing bioactive and reactive characteristics. Chitosan-based nanocomposites depend on the high ability of chitosan nanoparticles to cap, interact, synergise, and augment other active molecules/agents (such as drugs, anticancer compounds, phytochemicals, nanometals, polysaccharides; antimicrobial agents, therapeutic compounds, biopolymers, and their nano-formulations). The chitosan-based nanocomposite can be applied in numerous important fields (e.g., pharmaceutical, nutritional, environmental, agricultural, biomedical, drug delivery, antimicrobial, anticancer, tissue engineering, food industries, growth promotion, etc.).
The exploration/application into/of the chitosan biopolymer and its nanoparticles as functional compositing materials are highly attractive for their employments in food processing and preservation, environmental remediation, infection and immunological disease treatment, drug and therapeutic agent delivery, agricultural production, veterinary disciplines, and the healthcare of humans and animals.
We are inviting your submissions to this Special Issue of the journal Polymers on “Chitosan-Based Nanocomposite Materials and Their Applications” to emphasize the latest advances in these interesting topics; submissions of research papers, review articles, and perspectives for this Special Issue are greatly welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Ahmed A. Tayel
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- chitosan extraction sources
- environmental remediation
- drug carrying and delivery
- food safety and preservation
- diseases treatment
- agricultural applications
- veterinary medicines