International Journal of Polymer Science

Polymers from Biomass: Characterization, Modification, Degradation, and Applications


Publishing date
15 Jan 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Aug 2015

Lead Editor

1DBT-IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research, Faridabad, India

2The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

3University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, USA

4Mokpo National University, Jeonnam, Republic of Korea


Polymers from Biomass: Characterization, Modification, Degradation, and Applications

Description

Biopolymers or renewable polymers such as cellulose, lignin, starch, pectin, chitin, and xylan are the abundantly available polymers in nature in the form of plant biomass or other biological sources. Their importance for various applications (biofuels, nanobiocomposites, biomedicine, etc.) has been analyzed for many years and still continues. There are different ways to convert these biopolymers into various chemicals, fuels, and materials for the benefit of our society. Still there are challenges to develop new methodologies or improved processes for efficient and economic utilization as well as conversion of these biopolymers.

We thus invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will increase the basic subject knowledge and may lead to the development of new technologies and innovations. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new or modified processes of characterization/degradations of these polymers for the production of fuels, chemicals, or other value added products. We are also interested in the articles which describe the preparations of new bio- or nanobiocomposites from these materials, new or improved catalysts (bio or chemical) for degradation of biopolymers, new or improved processes of preparations of nanobiopolymers/nanoparticles, and so forth. Review articles on recent applications of these materials are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Polysaccharides such as cellulose, xylan, and chitin (biological/chemical degradation, applications)
  • Lignin (degradation and production of chemicals and fuels)
  • Enzymes involved in biopolymer degradation
  • Catalytic (e.g., solid acid) degradation of biopolymers
  • Advanced applications of starch, chitin, and pectin
  • Microbial fermentation of biopolymers or their sugars
  • Chemical conversion of biopolymers to fuels and chemicals
  • Biocomposites/nanobiocomposites materials and films
  • Nanoparticles or nanobiopolymers preparations and applications
  • Biochemical/biophysical characterization of biopolymers
  • Carbon fibers from biopolymers
  • Medical applications of biopolymers (e.g., drug delivery, tissue engineering)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1857297
  • - Editorial

Polymers from Biomass: Characterization, Modification, Degradation, and Applications

Mukund Adsul | Deepak K. Tuli | ... | Shiv Shankar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2062360
  • - Review Article

Alginate Biosynthesis in Azotobacter vinelandii: Overview of Molecular Mechanisms in Connection with the Oxygen Availability

Ivette Pacheco-Leyva | Felipe Guevara Pezoa | Alvaro Díaz-Barrera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3230109
  • - Research Article

Thermal, Morphological, and Biodegradability Properties of Bioplastic Fertilizer Composites Made of Oil Palm Biomass, Fertilizer, and Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate)

A. S. Harmaen | A. Khalina | ... | I. Nor Azowa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 582901
  • - Research Article

Controlling the Melt Resistance to Flow as a Possibility of Improving the Miscibility and the Time Behavior of Some Blends Based on Starch

Doina Dimonie | Miruna Musat | ... | Maria Râpă
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 173193
  • - Research Article

Conditions to Prolonged Release of Microencapsulated Carvacrol on Alginate Films as Affected by Emulsifier Type and PH

Silvia Matiacevich | Natalia Riquelme | María Lidia Herrera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 326745
  • - Research Article

Application of Microbial Biopolymers as an Alternative Construction Binder for Earth Buildings in Underdeveloped Countries

Ilhan Chang | Minkyung Jeon | Gye-Chun Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 615284
  • - Research Article

Thermal Degradation and Damping Characteristic of UV Irradiated Biopolymer

Anika Zafiah M. Rus | Nik Normunira Mat Hassan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 627268
  • - Research Article

Obtaining a Flexible Film Elaborated from Cassava Thermoplastic Starch and Polylactic Acid

Germán A. Arboleda | Camilo E. Montilla | ... | Giovanni A. Varona
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 732858
  • - Research Article

Influence of Chitosan Coating on Mechanical Stability of Biopolymer Carriers with Probiotic Starter Culture in Fermented Whey Beverages

Nataša S. Obradović | Tanja Ž. Krunić | ... | Branko M. Bugarski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 829795
  • - Research Article

Recycling of Cooking Oil Waste into Reactive Polyurethane for Blending with Thermoplastic Polyethylene

Anika Zafiah M. Rus | N. Syamimi M. Salim | N. Haiza Sapiee
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