Special Issue "Advanced Biopolymer Materials"
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 January 2024 | Viewed by 3328
Interests: organic chemistry; conjugated polymer; soft matter nanotechnology; polymer (nano)composites; bio-electronic interface; sustainable polymers; biomaterials
Interests: polymer chemistry; thermoelectronic; conjugated polymers; organic optoelectronic materials
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Polymer-based materials have key relevance in a vast range of applications and technologies, enabling our high economic status in many ways. Compared to today’s synthetic polymers, biopolymers can potentially offer better recyclability and lower process energy requirements, with a smaller environmental footprint overall. These attributes make biopolymers ideal candidates to replace 90 billion pounds of petroleum-based polymers in various applications, such as coatings, packaging, textiles, and automotive items. In this regard, the present Special Issue entitled “Advanced Biopolymers Materials” aims at gathering significant contributions from scientists working in advanced polymer research with sustainability, biodegradability, biocompatibility, and recyclability.
This Special Issue aims to cover recent progress and trends in the design, synthesis, preparation, characterization, properties, and applications of advanced biopolymer materials. Submissions are welcome on, but are not limited to, the topics listed below. Types of contributions to this Special Issue can be full research articles, short communications, and reviews.
Dr. Jinjia Xu
Dr. Chengjun Pan
Dr. Qian Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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.
- conjugated polymer
- sustainable and biodegradable polymer
- bio-based polymer
- polymer nano-,micro-, and macrocomposites
- controlled polymerization
- structure-property relationship
- block copolymer
- supramolecular polymer
- stimuli-responsive polymer
- macromolecular additive