Advanced Natural 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: closed (15 December 2023) | Viewed by 4444
Interests: environmental bioremediation; ion exchange equilibrium; experimental model; modified maize stalk; biomass; biopolymers; biodegradation; green adsorbents; biopolymers for water remediation; biorecovery; biotechnology; bioproducts; sustainable technologies; cellulose; hemicelulose; lignin
Interests: alginate; cellulose; collagen; keratin; biopolymers; gamma irradiation; functionalisation; natural polymers; biosorbent; advanced materials
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With digital transformation and energy transition in progress, the goals of sustainability, circular economy and net zero became more stringent than ever for the post-modern, knowledge-based society. Thus, the search for renewable, biodegradable, biocompatible, cheap and at the same time advanced polymers is still a hot topic. Natural polymers are promising candidates for obtaining advanced materials through functionalization for agriculture, electronics, automotive, medical, building, clothing and environmental applications. One of the most interesting application is the conversion of agricultural waste to bioproducts and advanced materials of use in various field and especially for metallic ion retention in wastewater treatment. Natural polymer research made important progress in recent years grace to the advancement of modern structural investigation tools and development of green synthetic methods as well as of nanotechnologies. The structure-properties-activity relationship allows an accurate identification of polysaccharide and/or polypeptide source polymer to obtain a target material with superior properties: antimicrobial, mechanical, conductive, adsorptive, etc. Modified natural polymers such as cellulose, keratin, collagen, lignin, alginate, etc, treated with chemicals, nanocomposites and/or physical methods, electrodeposition, plasma, irradiation, etc are key subjects of this special issue.
Dr. Nicoleta Mirela Marin
Dr. Ioana Stanculescu
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- cellolose materials
- collagen materials
- biosorbents for wastewater treatment
- natural polymer functionalisation
- polymer technology