Editorial: biodegradable materials

Carl Schaschke, Jean Luc Audic

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This Special Issue "Biodegradable Materials" features research and review papers concerning recent advances on the development, synthesis, testing and characterisation of biomaterials. These biomaterials, derived from natural and renewable sources, offer a potential alternative to existing non-biodegradable materials with application to the food and biomedical industries amongst many others. In this Special Issue, the work is expanded to include the combined use of fillers that can enhance the properties of biomaterials prepared as films. The future application of these biomaterials could have an impact not only at the economic level, but also for the improvement of the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21468-21475
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2014


  • biodegradable; polymer; renewable; nanocomposite; filler; synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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