Materials Science

Advances in Materials Science

Natural Polymers, Biopolymers, Biomaterials, and Their Composites, Blends, and IPNs
Editors: Sabu Thomas, PhD
Neethu Ninan
Sneha Mohan
Elizabeth Francis

Natural Polymers, Biopolymers, Biomaterials, and Their Composites, Blends, and IPNs

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Pub Date: July 2012
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895161
Pages: 444pp
Binding Type: hardcover
Series: Advances in Materials Science
Volume: 2

This book focuses on the recent advances in natural polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, and their composites, blends, and IPNs. Biobased polymer blends and composites occupy a unique position in the dynamic world of new biomaterials. The growing need for lubricious coatings and surfaces in medical devices—an outcome of the move from invasive to noninvasive medicines/procedures—is playing a major role in the advancement of biomaterials technology. Natural polymers have attained their cutting-edge technology through various platforms, yet there is a lot of novel information about them that is discussed in the book.

This important work covers topics such as chitosan composites for biomedical applications and wastewater treatment, coal biotechnology, biomedical and related applications of second generation polyamidoamines, silk fibers, PEG hydrogels, bamboo fiber reinforced PE composites, jute/polyester composites, magnetic biofoams, and many other interesting aspects of importance to polymer research today.

Chapter 1: Chitosan and Chitosan Derivatives as Chelating Agents
Hiba M. Zalloum and Mohammad S. Mubarak

Chapter 2: Chitosan Composites for Biomedical Applications: An Overview

R. Ramya, Z. Ansar Ali, and P.N. Sudha

Chapter 3: Chitosan-based Materials in Waste Water Treatment––Recent Developments

Hemlatha R., Shanmugapriya A., and Sudha P. N.

Chapter 4: Maize–Natural Fiber as Reinforcement with Polymers for Structural Applications

Saravana D. Bavan and Mohan G. C. Kumar

Chapter 5: Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB): A Biodegradable Polymer of Microbial Origin

N. S. Gangurde and R. Z. Sayyed

Chapter 6: Barrier Properties of Biodegradable Bacterial Polyester Films

Nadège Follain, Frédéric Chivrac, Florent Girard, and Stéphane Marais

Chapter 7: Silk Fibers and their Unidirectional Polymer Composites

Mansur Ahmed, Md Saiful Islam, Qumrul Ahsan, and Md Mainul Islam

Chapter 8: Bionanocomposites for Multidimensional Brain Cell Signaling

Mark A. DeCoster, J. McNamara, K. Cotton, Dustin Green, C. Jeyasankar, R. Idowu, K. Evans, Q. Xing, and Y. Lvov

Chapter 9: Salix Viminalis as a Source of Nanomaterials and Bioactive Natural Substances

A. Cyganiuk, A. Olejniczak, A. Kucinska, R. Klimkiewicz, J. P. Lukaszewicz

Chapter 10: Properties of Differently Compatibilized Bamboo Fiber Reinforced PE Composites

Sandeep Kumar

Chapter 11: Jute/Polyester Composites

S. K. Malhotra

Chapter 12: Control of the Hyaluronidase Activity Towards Hyaluronan by Formation of Electrostatic Complexes: Fundamental and Application Relevance

Brigitte Deschrevel

Chapter 13: Spider Silk-production and Biomedical Applications

Anna Rising, Mona Widhe, and My Hedhammar

Chapter 14: New Nanocomposite Materials Based on Cellulose Fibers and Other Biopolymers

Carmen S. R. Freire, Susana C. M. Fernandes, Armando J. D. Silvestre, Alessandro Gandini, and Carlos Pascoal Neto

Chapter 15: Cross-linking Chemistry of Type I and Type III Collagen with Anionic Polysaccharides

A. Gnanamani, Tapas Mitra, G. Sailakshmi, and A. B. Mandal

Chapter 16: Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) Composites

Nina Graupner and Jörg Müssig

Chapter 17: Isolation of Cellulose Nanowhiskers from Kenaf Fiber

Hanieh Kargarzadeh, SitiYasmine, Z. Z., Ishak Ahmad, and Ibrahim Abdullah

Chapter 18: Bio-hybrid Nanocomposite Roll-to-roll Coatings for Fiber-based Materials and Plastics

Jari Vartiainen, Vesa Kunnari, and Annaleena Kokko

Chapter 19: Advances in Collagen-based Tissue Engineering

Krystyna Pietrucha

Chapter 20: Pectic Polysaccharides of Fruits: Characterization, Fractional Changes and Industrial Application

Kausik Majumder

Chapter 21: Synthesis and Characterization of Alkyd Resin Microcapsules

Hariharan Raja, Swarupini Ganesan, Gokulnath Dillibabu, and Ravisankar Subburayalu

Chapter 22: Environmental Recovery by Magnetic Nanocomposites Based on Castor Oil

Souza, Jr. Fernando Gomes, Oliveira, Geiza Esperandio, and Lopes Magnovaldo Carvalho

Chapter 23: Magnetic Biofoams Based on Polyurethane Applied in Oil Spill Cleanup Processes..

Oliveira, Geiza Esperandio, Souza Jr., Fernando Gomes, and Lopes, Magnolvaldo Carvalho

Chapter 24: Self-assembly of Lipid A-phosphates: Supramolecular Liquid Crystals

Henrich H. Paradies, Chester A. Faunce, Hendrik Reichelt, and Kurt Zimmermann

Chapter 25: Bone Mechanical Stimulation with Piezoelectric Materials

J. Reis, C. Frias, F. Silva, J. Potes, J. A. Simões, M. L. Botelho, C. C. Castro, and A. T. Marques

Chapter 26: Role of Water in Dielectric Properties of Starch Membranes

Perumal Ramasamy

Chapter 27: Tribo Performance of T-bfrp Composite Subjected to Dry/Wet Contact Conditions

Umar Nirmal, Jamil Hashim, Dirk Rilling, P.V. Brevern, and B. F. Yousif

Chapter 28: Properties and Nano-observation of Natural Rubber with Nanomatrix Structure

Yoshimasa Yamamoto and Seiichi Kawahara


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

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

Neethu Ninan
Joint Doctoral Research in Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering, University of South Brittany, Lorient, France, and Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Neethu Ninan is doing joint doctoral research in nanomedicine and tissue engineering at both the University of South Brittany (Lorient, France) and the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Sneha Mohan
Doctoral Research in Nanomaterial Synthesis and Nanotechnology, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University

Sneha Mohan is doing doctoral research in nanomaterial synthesis and nanotechnology at the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Elizabeth Francis
Doctoral Research in Polymer Nanocomposites, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University

Elizabeth Francis is doing doctoral research in polymer nanocomposites at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

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