About this Research Topic
However, some bio-based polymers have some crucial drawbacks such as poor crystallizability, poor heat resistance and insufficient mechanical properties, compared to commercial petroleum-derived polymers. It is inevitably used some petroleum-derived additives or polymers to improve their properties. Therefore, many research studies have been devoted to use additives or polymers derived from natural sources. Besides, the use of bio-based raw materials as the synthesis of starting monomers is also a strong limit for the development of bio-based polymers. Therefore, new bio-based monomers and synthetic routes of bio-based polymers from such bio-based monomers should be investigated.
In this Research Topic, we will highlight the progress on synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of bio-based polymers and their blends/composites, with potential topics including (but not limited to) the following:
Design of biobased polymers;
Synthesis of biobased polymers;
Physics of bio-based polymers;
Biomimicry using biobased polymers;
Biodegradability of polymers;
Life cycle assessment;
Bio-based additives for polymers;
Processing and performances of bio-based polymers;
Application of bio-based polymers.
Keywords: Bio-based Polymers, Biodegradable Behaviors, Bio-based composites, Eco-friendly Polymers, Bio-based Additives, Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment, Polymer Blending, Biodegradability
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