Special Issue "Latest Research on Polysaccharides: Extraction, Structural Analysis and 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 (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 108

Special Issue Editors

Department of Engineering and Technology of Chemical Processes, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: biomaterial applications; applied organic chemistry; processes optimization; chemical technology; process development; process engineering; chemical processes
Department of Engineering and Technology of Chemical Processes, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: colloid chemistry; micellar systems; drug delivery systems; nanocapsules; surfactants; nanoparticles; aggregation; encapsulation; adsorption; soft matter; colloid dispersion; biomaterial applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the natural world, polysaccharides and their derivatives are extremely numerous and varied. They have important functions in a vast array of scientific fields, including uses in fine chemicals, the medical sciences, biopharmacology, food technology, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, biochemicals, and bioplastics. The roles of polysaccharides are quite diverse, and can serve a variety of functions, from active components of medications, delivery methods, and food additives to wound dressing, packaging, and innovative materials. In some cases, they constitute ecologically friendly and renewable sources of materials and energy.

To this end, organic, polymer, and biological chemists are actively exploring the new physical, chemical, enzymatic, and chemoenzymatic strategies to generate naturally sourced polysaccharide derivatives with unique features and uses. Recent years have seen a growth in the number of studies investigating the structure–function connection of bioactive polysaccharides. This has stimulated investigations into their synthesis, characterization, and potential practical applications.

Taking into consideration the major contributions you have made to this intriguing area of research, I would like to invite article contributions to this Special Issue. Full-length research papers, communications, and review articles will all be included in this publication. This Issue will be devoted to the most recent research on the themes outlined, encompassing all the elements of the extraction, structural modification, characterization, and activity of polysaccharides, as well as their widest possible applications.

Dr. Sebastian Balicki
Prof. Dr. Kazimiera A. Wilk
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • extraction of polysaccharides
  • physiochemical characterization and activity of polysaccharides
  • functional polysaccharides
  • polysaccharide-based biomaterials and applications
  • characterization and analysis of polysaccharides from natural sources
  • structural modification of polysaccharides
  • structural characteristics of polysaccharides
  • polyelectrolytes functionality of polysaccharides

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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