Special Issue "Biomolecule–Polymer Conjugates for Advanced 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: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 273

Special Issue Editors

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering (ISIS), University of Strasbourg, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Interests: precision polymer synthesis; sequence-defined polymers; DNA–polymer bioconjugates

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With both bioconjugation chemistry and precision polymer synthesis rapidly advancing as fields, the overlap between the two has led to many advancements and new applications in recent years. Vast improvements have been made in the fabrication of well-defined biomolecule-polymer conjugates on larger scales, thanks in part to improved coupling techniques, i.e., PEGylation and “click” chemistry, and to the recent developments in controlled polymerization techniques. These innovations have enabled the formation of functional and sequence-controlled polymers. As a matter of fact, the range of biomolecules which have been conjugated to polymers has expanded rapidly over the last decade from polypeptides and proteins to nucleic acids, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, triglycerides and lipids.

This Special Issue intends to present some of the emerging research trends and advances in the synthesis and characterization of biomolecule–polymer conjugates as well as their additional advanced applications in different fields, from drug delivery, biosensors and bioimaging, to separation science, stem cell research, enzymatic catalysis, photonics, and so on.

Dr. Maria C. Nerantzaki
Prof. Dr. George Z. Kyzas
Guest Editors

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  • bioconjugtates
  • biohybrid polymers
  • synthesis and characterization
  • polypeptides/proteins
  • polysaccharides
  • carbohydrates
  • triglycerides/lipids
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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