Surface Modification of Biopolymers

Surface Modification of Biopolymers

By: Amar Singh Singha (editor), Vijay Thakur (editor)Hardback

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This book addresses surface modification techniques, which are critical for tailoring and broadening the applications of naturally occurring biopolymers. Biopolymers represent a sustainable solution to the need for new materials in the auto, waste removal, biomedical device, building material, defense, and paper industries. Features: * First comprehensive summary of biopolymer modification methods to enhance compatibility, flexibility, enhanced physicochemical properties, thermal stability, impact response, and rigidity, among others * Address of a green, eco-friendly materials that is increasing in use, underscoring the roles of material scientists in the future of new "green" bioolymer material use * Coverage applications in automotive development, hazardous waste removal, biomedical engineering, pulp and paper industries, development of new building materials, and defense-related technologies * Facilitation of technology transfer

About Author

Vijay Kumar Thakur, PhD, is Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. His former appointments include being a research scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a visiting research fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU-Taiwan. In his academic career, he has published more than 78 SCI journal research articles in the field of polymers/materials science and holds one United States patent. He has also published 10 books and 25 five book chapters on the advanced state-of-the-art of polymers/materials science with numerous publishers. In addition to being on the editorial board of journals, he also serves as the Guest Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials , International Journal of Polymer Science , Journal of Chemistry" and American Journal of Applied Chemistry . Amar Singh Singha, PhD, is Professor of Polymer Chemistry of the Chemistry Department at the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur (H.P.) India. He received his M.Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Himachal Pradesh University Shimla (India), in 1983. Dr. Singha serves on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization (Taylor & Francis), BioResources and ISST Journal of Applied Chemistry. He is the author of more than 200 international research publications, 6 books and has a number of book chapters to his credits.


List of Contributors vii Preface xi 1 Surface Modification of Biopolymers: An Overview 1 Manju Kumari Thakur, Ashvinder Kumar Rana, Yang Liping, Amar Singh Singha, and Vijay Kumar Thakur 2 Surface Modification of Chitosan and its Implications in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery 20 Dilip Depan and Raj Pal Singh 3 Microwave Irradiated Synthesis of Agar Based Graft Copolymers: Analytical Evidences, Biomedical and Environmental Applications 45 Sumit Mishra, Gautam Sen, and G. Usha Rani 4 Adaptation of Biopolymers to Specific Applications 84 Cecilia I. Alvarez Igarzabal, Marisa Martinelli,Veronica Brunetti, and Miriam C. Strumia 5 Modifications of Lignocellulose Fibers and its Application in Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solution 113 Vicente de Oliveira Sousa Neto, Francisco Claudio de Freitas Barros, Diego de Quadros Melo, Paulo de Tarso C. Freire, Marcos Antonio Araujo Silva, and Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento 6 Tailoring Surface Properties of Degradable Poly(3 Hydroxyalkanoates) for Biological Applications 150 Estelle Renard, Davy Louis Versace, Julien Babinot, and Valerie Langlois 7 Physically and Chemically Modified Starches in Food and Non Food Industries 173 Ma gorzata Kapelko Z eberska, Tomasz Zie ba, and Akhilesh Vikram Singh 8 Polymer Modifications and Recent Technological Advances toward Live Cell Encapsulation and Delivery 194 Paulomi Ghosh, Kausik Kapat, and Santanu Dhara 9 Surface Modification of Natural Fibers for Reinforcement in Polymeric Composites 224 Na Lu, Shubhashini Oza, and Morteza Ghaempanah Tajabadi 10 Surface Electroconductive Modification of Biopolymers 238 Hamidreza Barghi and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh 11 Surface Modification of Cellulose Nanocrystals for Nanocomposites 258 Jin Huang,, Youli Chen, and Peter R. Chang, 12 Biopolymer Based Stimuli Sensitive Functionalized Graft Copolymers as Controlled Drug Delivery Systems 291 T.S. Anirudhan and S.R. Rejeena 13 Nucleophile Induced Shift of Surface Plasmon Resonance and its Implication in Chemistry 335 Anindita Roy and Tarasankar Pal 14 Surface Modification of Natural Fiber Composites and their Potential Applications 370 Moshibudi C. Khoathane, Emmanuel R. Sadiku, Chinenyeze S. Agwuncha 15 Effect of Surface Modification of Natural Cellulosic Fibers on the Dielectric and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites 401 Ashvinder Kumar Rana, Amar Singh Singha, Manju Kumari Thakur, and Vijay Kumar Thakur Index 419

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118669556
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781118669556
  • weight: 780
  • ISBN10: 111866955X

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