Special Issue "Fabrication and Application of Biopolymer-Based Advanced Functional Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 10448
Interests: biopolymer-based composites; drug carriers; smart biopolymers
In recent years, biopolymers, such as polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids, have been employed for the fabrication of functional materials due to their excellent biodegradability, biocompatibility, and modification feasibility. Biopolymer-based advanced functional materials with biodegradability, drug/molecule encapsulation, bioactivity, responsiveness, sterilization, air/moisture isolation, and fluorescence, show a wide range of applications, including for use as bioplastics; drug delivery systems; biomaterials for tissue engineering, biosensors, or motors; and packaging.
Recently, there has been growing interest in fabrication methods, such as green and facile chemistry methods to modify the biopolymers; self-assembly or spray drying to make microbeads; additive manufacturing to endow controllable 3D structures; foaming to produce pores; hydrothermal/solvothermal reactions to fabricate carbon nanomaterials, etc. The different strategies can result in biopolymer-based composites having various chemical, structural, and functional qualities
This Special Issue aims to collect both original research and review articles that focus on the progress made in the fabrication of advanced functional materials and in applications of biopolymers and related composites.
Dr. Xiaoyun Li
Dr. Jiahai Cai
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- hydrothermal synthesis
- drug carriers