Special Issue "Advances in Bio-Based and Biodegradable Polymeric Composites"
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2. Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Universitetsky pr. 26, 198504 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: amphiphilic polymers; self-assembling; nanoparticles; biodegradation; drug delivery systems; proteins; peptides; DNA/RNA
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In recent years, the emergence of new environmental standards and the need for modern effective biodegradable medical materials have led to the development of new green and biodegradable polymer composites. Bio-based and biodegradable polymers have great potential and a number of advantages for the production of eco-friendly and biomedical materials. However, further development and application of such materials require their improvement. Modification of polymers with functional fillers and reinforcing agents can significantly alter the mechanical and physico-chemical characteristics, as well as the biological properties of the polymer material. The combination of bio-based and biodegradable polymers with fillers/reinforcements of various chemistry, dimension, and geometry can lead to a higher level of diversity provided by composite materials as compared to just polymeric ones.
The aim of this Special Issue is to overview and discuss current progress in terms of science and technology of bio-based and biodegradable polymeric composites. Topics of interest include all aspects of the manufacturing, characterization and application of such composites, as well as theoretical studies in the field.
Dr. Evgenia Korzhikova-Vlakh
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- bio-based polymers
- biodegradable polymers
- composite blends
- composite membranes
- nanocomposite fibers
- nanocomposite foams
- organic polymer composites
- polymer-inorganic composites
- multifunctional composites
- design and manufacturing
- mechanical properties
- physico-chemical characterization
- biological properties