Special Issue "Degradable Polymeric Films and Coatings: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 2452
Interests: development and construction of nanostructured biomaterials (e.g., nanofibers, hydrogels, films, colloidal micro- and nanoparticles, emulsions) obtained by physical, chemical or enzymatic methods and; applications of nanostructured biomaterials in cosmetics, foods, tissue engineering, biomedical; colloidal nanoparticles and formulations for drug and gene delivery (drug release), and for antitumor targeting drug delivery
We have been asked by the editor of Polymers (MDPI) to coordinate a Special Issue entitled “Degradable Polymeric Films and Coatings: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application”.
This Special Issue is motivated by the observed continuous cross-sector awareness of environmental pollution caused by synthetic polymeric films and coatings. As a result, the need for a safe, eco-friendly atmosphere has led to a paradigm shift in the use of biodegradable polymers; biopolymers can be directly extracted from biomass, synthesized from bioderived monomers, and produced directly by microorganisms, which are all abundant and renewable. The raw materials used to produce biopolymers are low-cost and biodegradable, with some even coming from renewable agriculture feedstock and marine food processing industry waste.
This Special Issue is oriented to various naturally occurring biopolymeric materials used in the formation of composite films and coating formulations, including polysaccharides (cellulose, lignin, lignocellulosic complex, starch, and pectin/gums), proteins (silk, zein, soy, whey, wheat, and gluten), materials from agricultural feedstock, chitin and chitosan (aminopolysaccharides), and other widely abundant sources of biomass in the biosphere, including collagen/gelatin and microbial sources (pullulan, polylactic acid, and polyhydroxyalkanoates), etc. The wide variety of applications encompasses food packaging, filtration applications, water treatment, optical/photosensitive materials, sensors, energy production, catalyst/enzyme supports, superhydrophobic surfaces, smart materials, and wound dressings, among others.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight progress in the synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of degradable polymeric films and coatings.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are refereed through the peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts are available on the journal’s website.
Dr. Wenbo Ye
Dr. Shanqiu Liu
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.
- degradable polymers
- biobased polymers