Special Issue "Preparation and Applications of Biodegradable Polymer Materials"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 2380
Interests: polysaccharide; hydrogels; biomaterials; functional finishing; textiles
Interests: hydrogel; drug delivery; biomaterials; pytomedicine
As a kind of environmentally friendly polymer material, biodegradable polymer materials have the advantages of tunable biodegradability, being harmless to the environment after degradation, outstanding physical and chemical properties, vast application potential, etc. Therefore, biodegradable polymer materials have been widely investigated for applications in textiles, environmental protection, biomedical engineering, and product packaging. This Special Issue of Polymers, ‘Preparation and Applications of Biodegradable Polymer Materials’, invites contributions in relation to several aspects of biodegradable polymer materials: (1) new principles and methods for green processing and the high-value utilization of natural degradable polymer materials (collagen, fibrin, starch, alginate, chitin/chitosan, hyaluronic acid derivatives, etc.); (2) structure design, synthesis, and properties of synthetic biodegradable polymer materials (polylactic acid, polyhydroxyl fatty acid ester, polycaprolactone, etc.); (3) studies on the degradation process and its mechanism of biodegradable polymer materials; (4) modified biodegradable polymer materials with improved performance, reduced cost, and so on; (5) applications of biodegradable polymer materials in textiles, environmental protection (disposable daily necessities, agriculture, garden, etc.), biomedical engineering (surgical sutures, tissue scaffolds, artificial skin, controlled drug release), packaging (plastic film, packaging bags, etc.), and other fields. The above list is indicative and by no means exhaustive, and any original theoretical or simulation work or review articles on biodegradable polymer materials are welcome.
Dr. Maoli Yin
Prof. Dr. Jing Chen
Prof. Dr. Wanjun Liu
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- natural biodegradable polymers
- synthetic biodegradable polymers
- mechanism of degradation process
- biomedical applications
- packaging materials