Special Issue "Functionalized Polymers from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Fractionation, Conversion and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 3022
Interests: paper science; coating and converting
Since the realization that global sustainability depends on renewable sources of materials and energy, there has been an ever-increasing need to develop bio-based polymers that are able to replace petroleum-based polymers. Chemicals, energies, and materials derived from lignocellulosic biomass are renewable and sustainable and have the potential to replace fossil feedstocks. Research in this field has shown strong potential in generating high-performance functionalized polymers from plant biomass. With the anticipated large-scale production of lignocellulosic biomass, lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulosic polysaccharides will be abundantly available renewable feedstocks for biopolymers and biocomposites with physicochemical properties that match or exceed those of petroleum-based compounds.
The aim of this Special Issue titled “Functionalized Polymers from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Fractionation, Conversion and Applications” is to gather a collection of original research and review contributions from world-leading scientists working with lignocellulosic biomass. Thus, research that is representative of the current developments dealing with the advances and challenges in synthesis and applications of specialty polymers and composites derived from cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, ending with a brief assessment of genetic modification as a route to tailor crop plants for specific applications, are very welcome to the Special Issue.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the journal’s website.
Prof. Dr. HakLae Lee
Dr. Ming He
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.
- structural characterization
- value-added utilization
- lignin and its derivatives
- cellulose nanofibril
- cellulose nanocrystal