International Journal of Polymer Science

The Frontier of Biobased Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Application, and Sustainability Assessment


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Lead Editor

1George Washington University, Washington, USA

2Salerno University, Via Giovanni Paolo II, Fisciano, Italy

3R&D of Apollo Tyres Ltd., Chennai, India

4Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland


The Frontier of Biobased Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Application, and Sustainability Assessment

Description

In consideration of environmental concerns and unsustainable fossil resource, biobased polymer is being paid great attention. Comparing with fossil polymers, all biobased polymers are renewable, and most of them are biodegradable and have less greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, recent years witnessed the extensive applications of biobased polymers for value-added advanced functional materials, such as shape memory and biomedical and conductive materials. This special issue aims to create a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on the most recent advances in synthesis, characterization, application, and sustainability assessment of biobased polymers, providing a profound and instructional outlook for future studies.

We are pleased to launch this special issue and invite researchers worldwide to contribute their high quality research papers, which are original and reviews. The contribution may include both theoretical and experimental results that cover aspects of synthesis, characterization, application, and sustainability assessment of biobased polymers. The research topics, which are beyond the mentioned aspects but regard biobased polymers, are more than welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis, modification, and characterization of biobased polymers
  • New processes for the preparation of biobased monomers from natural feedstock
  • The application of biobased polymers in biomedicine and tissue engineering
  • The application of biobased polymers in multiresponsive materials
  • The application of biobased polymers in nanotechnology and in advanced 3D printing
  • The durability of biobased polymers
  • The degradation of biobased polymers
  • The life-cycle assessment analysis (LCA) on biobased polymers

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5638598
  • - Editorial

The Frontier of Biobased Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, Application, and Sustainability Assessment

Daniela Saviello | Daniele Cespi | ... | Raffaele Cucciniello
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5147482
  • - Research Article

UV Dose Governs UV-Polymerized Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Modulus

Saahil Sheth | Era Jain | ... | Silviya P. Zustiak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8632072
  • - Research Article

(Bio)degradable Ionomeric Polyurethanes Based on Xanthan: Synthesis, Properties, and Structure

T. V. Travinskaya | A. N. Brykova | ... | V. I. Shtompel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4308687
  • - Research Article

Structural Foams of Biobased Isosorbide-Containing Copolycarbonate

Stefan Zepnik | Daniel Sander | ... | Christian Hopmann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6192924
  • - Research Article

Genome Structure of Bacillus cereus tsu1 and Genes Involved in Cellulose Degradation and Poly-3-Hydroxybutyrate Synthesis

Hui Li | Suping Zhou | ... | Theodore W. Thannhauser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6942950
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Poly-(R-hydroxyalkanoates) by Cupriavidus necator ATCC 17699 Using Mexican Avocado (Persea americana) Oil as a Carbon Source

Araceli Flores-Sánchez | Ma. del Rocío López-Cuellar | ... | Berenice Vergara-Porras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1846031
  • - Research Article

UV Radiation Induced Cross-Linking of Whey Protein Isolate-Based Films

Markus Schmid | Tobias Konrad Prinz | ... | Andreas Haas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1249134
  • - Research Article

(1→3)-α-d-Glucan from Fruiting Body and Mycelium of Cerrena unicolor (Bull.) Murrill: Structural Characterization and Use as a Novel Inducer of Mutanase

Monika Osińska-Jaroszuk | Adrian Wiater | ... | Janusz Szczodrak
International Journal of Polymer Science
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