Special Issue "Polymer Materials Based on Chitosan, Cellulose and Their Derivates"

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 (5 August 2023) | Viewed by 1790

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Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences, Szienkiewicza 112, 90-363 Lodz, Poland
Interests: polysaccharides, nanocellulose materials, bionanocomposites; modification and characterization of nanopolysaccharides; functional biomaterials
Dr. Cintil Jose
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Department of Chemistry, Newman College Thodupuzha, Kerala 685585, India
Interests: modification of polysaccharides; polymer nanocomposites; separation technologies; bio-based polymers
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1. International and Interuniversity Centre for Nano Science and Nano Technology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 686560, India
2. Basic Department of Biotechnology, School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology, Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodnyi Av., 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Interests: nanomaterials; polymer blends; fiber-filled polymer composites; polymer nanocomposites; aging and degradation; pervaporation phenomena; sorption and diffusion; interpenetrating polymer systems; recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers; elastomer crosslinking; dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering; polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications; water purification; energy storage
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Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Interests: nanocellulose; hydrogel; biopolymers and polymer composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials has raised the interest of researchers and the polymer industries in the last century. Among these, cellulose, chitosan, and their derivatives deserve special mention due to their outstanding mechanical, chemical, physical, as well as biological properties. This Special Issue is dedicated to recent advances in the field of polymer materials based on cellulose and chitosan, and their derivatives, from the micro to the nanoscale.

We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript(s) for this issue. The original research articles, communications, and reviews are all welcome. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New methods of cellulose and chitosan separation and preparation from natural resources and their characterization
  • Surface functionalization and modification
  • Composites and nanocomposites
  • Hybrid polymeric materials
  • Porous materials including aerogels, foams, and membranes, preparation, characterization, and properties.
  • Applications of cellulose/chitosan-based materials for food packaging
  • Applications of cellulose/chitosan-based materials for air and water treatment
  • Applications of cellulose/chitosan-based materials for biomedical

Dr. Hanieh Kargarzadeh
Dr. Cintil Jose
Prof. Dr. Sabu Thomas
Prof. Dr. Ishak Ahmad
Guest Editors

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  • cellulose and nanocellulose
  • chitosan and nanochitosan
  • isolation, preparation, properties, and application
  • cellulose and chitosan functionalization and modification
  • hybrid materials
  • porous material
  • nanomaterials and nanocomposites
  • air and water purification
  • food packaging
  • biomedical

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Deposition of Chitosan on Plasma-Treated Polymers—A Review
Polymers 2023, 15(5), 1109; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15051109 - 23 Feb 2023
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Materials for biomedical applications often need to be coated to enhance their performance, such as their biocompatibility, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, or to assist the regeneration process and influence cell adhesion. Among naturally available substances, chitosan meets the above criteria. Most synthetic [...] Read more.
Materials for biomedical applications often need to be coated to enhance their performance, such as their biocompatibility, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, or to assist the regeneration process and influence cell adhesion. Among naturally available substances, chitosan meets the above criteria. Most synthetic polymer materials do not enable the immobilization of the chitosan film. Therefore, their surface should be altered to ensure the interaction between the surface functional groups and the amino or hydroxyl groups in the chitosan chain. Plasma treatment can provide an effective solution to this problem. This work aims to review plasma methods for surface modification of polymers for improved chitosan immobilization. The obtained surface finish is explained in view of the different mechanisms involved in treating polymers with reactive plasma species. The reviewed literature showed that researchers usually use two different approaches: direct immobilization of chitosan on the plasma-treated surface or indirect immobilization by additional chemistry and coupling agents, which are also reviewed. Although plasma treatment leads to remarkably improved surface wettability, this was not the case for chitosan-coated samples, where a wide range of wettability was reported ranging from almost superhydrophilic to hydrophobic, which may have a negative effect on the formation of chitosan-based hydrogels. Full article
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