Polymers: Nanotechnologies and Nutraceuticals: The New Horizon

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021) | Viewed by 612

Special Issue Editor

Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: food chemistry; safety; food safety; nutraceuticals; nanonutraceuticals; recovery from byproducts of the food industry; food contaminants; food supplements; contaminants; risk assessment; mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; chemistry and food education
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials are widely used in a wide range of applications, offering several opportunities, but also posing inherent risks. Nanopolymers are polymeric molecules arranged on a nanoscale to offer favorable properties such as high biodegradability and biocompatibility, easy design and preparation, and the possibility to scale up in a variety of structures with interesting bio-mimetic behaviour.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the physicochemical behaviour and properties of polymeric nanoparticles, methodologies, principles, and procedures for the applications of nanopolymers in different areas of interest, such as materials, engineered materials, biopolymers, food matrices, nutraceuticals, nanonutraceuticals, and environmental applications, but not limited to these.

The functionalization of polymers with targeting moieties for site-specific delivery or other useful properties is within the scope of this Special Issue, as are the possible uses and applications of nanopolymers in different fields, with particular regard to medicinal foods, supplements, and nutraceuticals. The advantages of nanopolymers as drug carriers are also within the scope and aims of the Issue, and nanoformulated-polymers-based therapies and safety issues are also of interest, impacting with the medical field.

Both original contributions and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanoparticles
  • nutraceuticals
  • safety
  • nanotechnologies
  • nanopolymers
  • physicochemical characteristic
  • preparation methods
  • uses and applications
  • drug targeting
  • micronutrients carriers
  • nanoformulation-based therapies
  • nanosafety
  • nanometrology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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