International Journal of Polymer Science

Biobased Polymers and Composites


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Published

Lead Editor

1South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China

2Georgia Southern University, Georgia, USA

3Biofuels Institute of Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, China


Biobased Polymers and Composites

Description

With the depletion of the world crude oil stock and increasing environmental concerns, efforts on a global scale are dedicated to developing viable alternatives to conventional petroleum-based polymeric materials for a sustainable and green society in the future. Renewable resources, such as cellulose, natural oils, and lignin, are mass produced by nature through photosynthesis, using carbon dioxide and water. Innovative technologies to transform these natural resources into useful materials with tunable structures and functionalities are a key part of sustainable development. Strategies involving the direct chemical or physical modification of natural polymers, the extraction of useful small molecules followed by controlled polymerization, and the pyrolysis of large molecular weight natural carbohydrates to produce reactive small molecular weight monomers followed by controlled polymerization are already on the way.

Despite the progress made in renewable polymers, such as PLA, in the last decades, most of the proposed biobased materials are far from commercial application and from replacing petroleum-based products. In order to improve physical and thermomechanical properties, nanofillers and fibers have been incorporated into biobased polymer matrices. The development of novel composite materials facilitates the application of these materials in new areas, for example, sensors, structural parts, and biomedical devices.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances on biobased polymers and composites in terms of new processing technology, new properties, and new characterization methods. Original, high-quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Polymers synthesized from biobased feedstock
  • Polymer blends from natural resources
  • Bionanocomposites; natural rubber; biobased additives for polymers
  • Fiber-reinforced, biobased polymers, including natural fibers, glass fibers, and carbon fibers
  • Multifunctional or smart biobased polymers and composites

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7693489
  • - Editorial

Biobased Polymers and Composites

Chaoqun Zhang | Rafael L. Quirino | Jianzhong Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2764749
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Keratin-Glycine Metal Complexes and Their Scavenging Activity for Superoxide Anion Radicals

Jianfeng Wang | Xiaoxiao Li | ... | Rong-Min Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6068589
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Media Treatments on Color Changes, Dimensional Stability, and Cracking Behavior of Bamboo Scrimber

Jingpeng Li | Yuhe Chen | ... | Zaixing Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5101937
  • - Research Article

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of R-High Density Polyethylene Composites Reinforced with Wheat Straw Particleboard Dust and Basalt Fiber

Min Yu | Haiyan Mao | ... | Kai Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9746174
  • - Research Article

Effects of Polysaccharide-Based Edible Coatings on Quality and Antioxidant Enzyme System of Strawberry during Cold Storage

Li Li | Jian Sun | ... | Yayuan Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1231464
  • - Review Article

Advances in Hybrid Polymer-Based Materials for Sustained Drug Release

Lígia N. M. Ribeiro | Ana C. S. Alcântara | ... | Eneida de Paula
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7145698
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of the Wettability and Lubrication of Shale Rock via Nanoemulsions

Quan Xu | Qingqiao Li | ... | Wei Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3074915
  • - Research Article

Purification and Structural Characterization of a Novel Water-Soluble Neutral Polysaccharide from Cantharellus cibarius and Its Immunostimulating Activity in RAW264.7 Cells

Long Chen | Xichun Peng | ... | Yingbin Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4207367
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Biobased Polyurethane Foams Employing Lignin Fractionated from Microwave Liquefied Switchgrass

Xingyan Huang | Cornelis F. De Hoop | ... | Tingxing Hu
International Journal of Polymer Science
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