Special Issue "Lignocellulosic Polymers 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: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 238

Special Issue Editor

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: cellulose; chitoson; composite materials; dissolution mechanism; chemicals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lignocellulosic polymers composites (LPC) are one of the most promising ways to overcome the low mechanical properties and to maintain several advantages over traditional polymers, including biodegradability, environmental friendliness, low cost, and biocompatibility. Lignocellulosic polymers mainly consist of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. The production of lignocellulosic polymer composites refers to the use of lignocellulosic polymers and other matrix materials. Keeping in mind the advantages of lignocellulosic polymers, this Special Issue focuses on the physical and chemical structure, processing, characterization, and properties of lignocellulosic polymer composites. 

The intention of this Special Issue is to collect original research papers and reviews that cover cutting-edge research in this field, on aspects such as:

  • Novel synthesis method of LPC in homogeneous solvent systems;
  • Synthesis of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites;
  • Cellulose nanocrystal-based polymer composites;
  • Chemical modification of lignocellulosic polymers;
  • Process technology, interphase interaction, and theoretical arithmetic of the LPC;
  • Preparation of LPC-based biomaterials;
  • Lignin-based polymer composites for anti-ultraviolet and inhibition of free radicals;
  • Synthesis and application of chitin/chitosan polymer composites.

Dr. Zhiwei Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • lignin/cellulose-based polymer
  • chitin/chitosan polymer composites
  • fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Published Papers

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