Journal of Chemistry

Polymeric Surfactants Composed of Natural Molecules


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
20 Dec 2019

Lead Editor

1Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2Université d’Artois, Béthune, France

3North Minzu University, Yinchuan, China

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Polymeric Surfactants Composed of Natural Molecules

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Polymeric surfactants, which are amphiphilic polymers containing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic segments, have been widely investigated and applied in several fields, such as coatings, cosmetics, nanotechnology, and medicine. Amphiphilic polymers containing polyacrylic, polyvinylpyridines, or aromatic sulfonate blocks are comprised of nondegradable carbon-carbon backbones, which may be harmful for environment and this could limit their possible applications in some fields, especially biomedicine. Although several biodegradable natural polymers are polymeric surfactants, they are usually difficult to isolate from natural sources. In addition, the structures, compositions, and properties of isolated polymeric surfactants often vary according to the source.

Natural molecules, such as amino acids, vegetable oils, sugars, and polyols, are widely present in various plants. The polymeric surfactants that are derived from these natural molecules are environmentally friendly and biodegradable, and their degradation products are usually nontoxic. Therefore, well-designed biodegradable polymeric surfactants prepared from natural molecules have become a hot research topic.

This special issue aims to focus on recent advances and developments of novel polymeric surfactants derived from natural molecules. Articles that highlight polymeric surfactants derived from amino acids, vegetable oils, sugars, and polyols are of particular interest. It welcomes high-quality original research papers on the preparations, properties, and applications of these polymeric surfactants. Review articles which describe the current state of research into these polymeric surfactants are also welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New strategies for preparing polymeric surfactants derived from natural molecules
  • Surface activity of novel polymeric surfactants
  • The relationship between structure and surface activity
  • Toxicity and degradability of polymeric surfactants derived from natural molecules
  • Self-assembly behaviors of polymeric surfactants
  • Stimuliresponsive polymeric surfactants from natural molecules
  • Application of polymeric surfactants derived from natural molecules in biomedical or other fields
  • Studies into the relationship between the source of the polymeric surfactant and the resulting structure
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