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Special Issue "Advances in Cellulose-Based Polymers and 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: 15 September 2023 | Viewed by 7122
Special Issue Editors
Interests: cellulosic materials; bioactive materials; surface modification of natural polymers; polymer blends and composites; physico-chemical characterization
Interests: thermal and chemical modification of wood; degradation processes affecting historic wood, the effect of different degradative factors and the degradation/ageing mechanisms involved in wood degradation; formulations with superhydrophobic and antibacterial properties for wood, wood-based products and other organic substrate protection; cellulose nanocrystals, lignin nanoparticles and silica based nano-composites; pickering emulsion polymerization
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Special Issue Information
Green chemistry and renewable natural resources have received considerable interest due to environmental requirements as well as their possible applications.
Cellulose has demonstrated its utility in many fields; however, it does not possess the special characteristics needed for certain applications without further treatments. The pre-treatment of cellulosic materials can be based on various techniques such as enzymes, physical or chemical methods, dissolution, fractionation, etc. Native cellulose is scarcely used due to its strong hydrophilic nature, pure solubility, and high crystallinity. Hence, cellulose-based polymers (i.e., cellulose fibers, cellulose membranes, cellulose nanomaterials or bacterial cellulose) have found a large spectrum of applications. They are used as synthetized or chemically modified in different composite materials in order to improve or modify the properties of the final product towards the desired application.
In recent years the research community has demonstrated a great deal of interest in finding and using unconventional sources as well as more ecofriendly methods for the extraction and modification of cellulose and cellulose nanomaterials.
This Special Issue on “Advances in Cellulose-Based Polymers and Composites” is dedicated to the most recent research regarding the preparation, properties, and applications of cellulose-based polymers, and their use in different composite formulations.
Both original contributions and comprehensive reviews are welcome.
Dr. Anamaria Irimia
Dr. Carmen-Mihaela Popescu
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 2400 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.
- cellulose fibers
- cellulose nanomaterials
- bacterial cellulose
- cellulose membranes
- extraction methods
- structural modification
- cellulose based (nano)composites
- functional materials