Special Issue "Biopolymers: Structure-Function Relationship and Application II"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 5923
Interests: food engineering; extrusion processing; plant proteins
Interests: biopolymer; food hydrocolloid; dietary fiber; rheology; agricultural byproduct utilization; structure–function correlation; biological hydrolysis; anaerobic digestion; biochemical methane potential; membrane bioreactor; membrane aerated biofilm reactor
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Biopolymers have been widely applied in food, pharmaceutical and environmental industries, showing great potential with regard to their health benefits, effectiveness, and sustainability.
Structural characterization helps us to better understand biopolymers or their hydrolysates/derivatives at the molecular level. An in-depth understanding of the structure–function relationship of biopolymers could be the key to help transfer theoretical studies to industrial applications.
This Special Issue covers the structural characterization (e.g., chemical composition, linkage type, substitution, or conformation), physicochemical properties (e.g., rheology, or emulsifying/biofilm-forming/binding capacities), and bioactivity (e.g., immunomodulation, diabetes and blood sugar control, anticancer, or antibacterial/antivirus activities) of biopolymers from various sources.
The establishment of the correlations between the strucutral features and functionalities of biopolymers is highly encouraged. Biopolymers used as carriers or encapsulation matrices to deliver biologically active components are also included in the scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Zhaojun Wang
Dr. Huihuang Ding
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- carbohydrate polymers
- food hydrocolloids
- dietary fibers
- physicochemical properties