Special Issue "Chitin and Chitosans"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)
Prof. Dr. Kjell M. Vårum
Norwegian Biopolymer Laboratory (NOBIPOL), Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 73593324
Fax: +47 73591283
Interests: marine biopolymers; chitin and chitosans: structure-function relationship
Interest in biopolymers is increasing. Interest in chitin and chitosans is certainly no exception. This is particularly true with respect to their applications in pharmacy and medicine (e.g., new gelling systems, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery etc.). However, for these applications to be successful, detailed knowledge of polymeric properties is required.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to such knowledge and to demonstrate successful applications that will take advantage of said knowledge. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the relationship between the chemical structure and the property/functionality of chitin and chitosans and novel advanced applications of chitin and chitosans, where variations in structure have been designed to fit specific applications.
Prof. Dr. Kjell M. Vårum
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