Special Issue "Recent Development of Chitosan-Based Composites"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 182

Special Issue Editors

1. Metagenomics and Food Biotechnologies Laboratory, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Voronezh 394036, Russia
2. Biophysics and Biotechnology Department, Voronezh State University, Voronezh 394018, Russia
3. Bioresource Potential of the Seaside Territory Laboratory, Sevastopol State University, Sevastopol 299053, Russia
Interests: polysaccharide modification; graft copolymerization; composite superabsorbent; drug delivery system; smart polymers; carboxymethyl cellulose; chitosan; controlled release
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City 251, Taiwan
Interests: chemical modification and applications of chitosan and chitosan-derived materials Studies on biodegradable nanocomposites; chemical modification of epoxies and epoxyacrylates
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chitosan is a unique natural material. Coupling cationic nature, biological activity, abundance and availability, biocompatibility, photoresistance properties, low toxicity, together with the ability to form nanoparticles, gels, films, or sponges, it is one of the most promising biomaterials for various applications in biomedicine, pharmacy, and industry.

However, chitosan has some drawbacks, such as limited water solubility, high microbial contamination, fast biodegradation, and low sorption capacity; all these factors may decrease its application in protentional fields. Chitosan-based composites, the perfect way to improve chitosan properties, are already frequently used as agriculture superabsorbents in the formulations of numerous drug delivery dosage forms, in water treatment processes, and in tissue and bone engineering. This Special Issue is launched to collect the latest advances and trends in creating chitosan composites, their application, and methods for researching the properties of the composites obtained. Contributions can address numerous topics including research and development of chitosan–inorganic composites, chitosan nanocomposites or composites with nanoparticles, and hybrid organic materials, such as chitosan–protein or chitosan–enzyme composites, etc. Any original works on topics related to chitosan modification or production is welcome.

Dr. Maria Lavlinskaya
Prof. Dr. Trong-Ming Don
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • chitosan
  • chitosan-based composites
  • chitosan–inorganic composite
  • chitosan–organic composites
  • chitosan nanocomposites
  • chitosan–protein composites
  • chitosan modification
  • chitosan production

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