Polymer Science

Advanced Polymeric Materials
From Macro- to Nano-Length Scales

Editors: Sabu Thomas, PhD
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Josmine P. Jose

Advanced Polymeric Materials

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: September 2015
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880961
Pages: 262 pp with index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: Number of Illustrations: 22 B/W and 31 Color illustrations

This new compendium provides a solid understanding of the recent developments in advanced polymeric materials from macro- to nano-length scales. Composites are becoming more and more important as they can help to improve our quality of life, such as being put into service in flight vehicles, automobiles, boats, pipelines, buildings, roads, bridges, and dozens of other products, including medical products. The chapters cover a multitude of important advances, including explanations of the significance of the new fillers such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, etc., in different matrix systems. Coverage of the application of these materials in biological and others fields also makes this book unique.

Topics include advances on the processing, properties, recyclability, reparability, etc., and applications for:

  • polymer matrix composites
  • ceramic matrix composites
  • carbon matrix composites
  • wood-based composites
  • biocomposites
  • ecocomposites
  • nanocomposites
  • and more

Chapter 1. Polymer Hydrogel Dressing in Wound Management
Ajith James Jose, Vinu Varghese, and Sam John

Chapter 2. AC Impedance and FTIR Studies on Proton Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Based on PVP and Methanesulfonic Acid
C. Ambika, G. Hirankumar, S. Karthickprabhu, and R. S. Daries Bella

Chapter 3. Dendritic Organic Semiconductors Based on Pyrene and Triazine Derivatives
Renji R. Reghu and Juozas V. Grazulevicius

Chapter 4. Rheological Characteristics of Linear Low Density Polyethylene–Fumed Silica Nanocomposites
Girish Chandran V. and Sachin Waigaonkar

Chapter 5. Rational Design of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: A Density Functional Theory Approach
Shashwati Wankar, Aakanksha Jha, and Reddithota J. Krupadam

Chapter 6. Preparation of Polymer + Ferrite Nanocomposites for EMI Applications
P. Raju and S. R. Murthy

Chapter 7. Macro Level Investigation on Thickness Variation of Rot Moulded LLDPE Product
PL. Ramkumar, Dhananjay M. Kulkarni, and Sachin D. Waigaonkar

Chapter 8. Molecular Structure and Property Relationship of Commercial Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) by DSC, GPC and NMR Spectroscopy Techniques
Ravindra Kumar, Veena Bansal, S. Mondal, Nitu Singh, A. Yadav, G. S. Kapur, and M. B. Patel, Shashikant

Chapter 9. Lead and Cadmium Ion Removal by Novel Interpenetrating Polymer-Ceramic Nanocomposite
K. Sangeetha and E. K. Girija

Chapter 10. Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Polyacrylamide Grafted Casein (CAS-g-PAM)) as an Effective Flocculant for Wastewater Treatment
Sweta Sinha, Gautam Sen, and Sumit Mishra

Chapter 11. Polymer Assisted Synthesis of CdS Nanostructure for Photoelectrochemical Solar Cell Applications
S. A. Vanalakar, J. H. Kim, and P. S. Patil

Chapter 12. Synthesis and Characterization Chitosan-Starchcrosslinked Beads
Virpal Singh

Chapter 13. Dendrimer Polymer Brushes
Wei Cui, Holger Merlitz, and Chen-Xu Wu

Chapter 14. Photo-Bactericidal Polyacrylonitrile Matrix for Protective Apparels
Premika G., Balasubramanian K., and Kisan M. Kodam


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of School of Chemical Sciences and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Since 1989 he has been associated with several universities in Europe, China, Malaysia, and South Africa. His research focuses include polymer blends, recyclability, reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, fiber-filled polymer blends, nanocomposites, elastomers, pervaporation phenomena, and sorption and diffusion. Professor Thomas is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry of London, UK; a member of the New York Academy of Science, USA; and the recipient of awards from the Chemical Research Society of India and the Materials Research Society of India (2013). Prof. Thomas has supervised 65 PhD theses, and he has 17,500 citations to his credit. His h-index is 68.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Joint Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India; Visiting Faculty Member, Alemaya University and Mekkele University, Ethiopia

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is the Honorary Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Dr. Kalarikkal is also a visiting faculty member at Alemaya University and Mekkele University in Ethiopia, as well as a visiting fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore, India. His research interests include nanostructured materials, non-linear optics, laser plasma and phase transitions.

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Assistant Professor and Head, High Voltage Laboratory, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Head of the High Voltage Laboratory at Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland. He received his MS and PhD degrees in high voltage engineering from the same university in 1993 and 1999 respectively. Dr. Jaroszewski was a contractor/prime contractor of several grants and a head of grant project on “Degradation processes and diagnosis methods for high voltage ZnO arresters for distribution systems” and is currently a contractor of a key project co-financed by the foundations of the European Regional Development Foundation within the framework of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. His current research interests include high-voltage techniques, HV equipment diagnostics, HV test techniques, degradation of ZnO varistors, and dielectric spectroscopy.

Josmine P. Jose
Research Scholar, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Josmin P. Jose is a research scholar at the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, India. She is currently concentrating in organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites for her doctoral degree. She has completed her masters in chemistry from Loyola College, Chennai, and joined for research. Ms. Jose has published several research articles in high impact journals and a book chapter and has presented on “Hybrid Nanoparticle Based XLPE/SiO2/TiO2 and XLPE/SiO2 Nanocomposites: Nanoscale Hybrid Assembling, Mechanics and Thermal Properties” at an international conference held in Kuching, Malaysia, in September 2013. She is a co-editor of a book on polymer composites with Apple Academic Press, Inc. 2013. She is currently pursuing research experience with a very active polymer research group in INSA, Lyon, France.

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