Special Issue "Recent Developments in Antimicrobial Polymers"
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 October 2023 | Viewed by 4148
Interests: crustacean; genome editing; antimicrobial peptide; functional genomics
This Special Issue on Recent Developments in Antimicrobial Polymers is devoted to disseminating contributions concerning the synthesis and function of antimicrobial polymers.
Microbes are a ubiquitous threat around the world and pose a serious danger to people's life. However, small molecules soluble in water and traditional antimicrobial agents often suffer from residual toxicity. In recent years, antimicrobial polymers have received considerable attention from researchers for their high biocompatibility, stronger and longer antimicrobial activity, and non-toxic properties. The large class of antimicrobial macromolecular systems, polymers, and copolymers have been rigorously developed, and many antimicrobial polymers have been applied in medical treatment, food, and textile industries. With our further understanding of the antibacterial mechanism and the development of polymer materials, it is possible to design and synthesize specific macromolecules with enhanced selectivity and antibacterial activity. The application of antimicrobial polymers will be expanded to more fields.
Thus, any original contributions and comprehensive reviews referring to antimicrobial polymer’s construction, antimicrobial peptides or antibiotics, biocidal polymers, antimicrobial mechanisms and applications are welcome
Dr. Jiquan Zhang
Dr. Yuying Sun
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- antibacterial peptide
- metabolic engineering of antibiotics
- biocidal polymers
- antimicrobial material
- synthetic mimic