Avérous, Luc

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications

Avérous, Luc - Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications, ebook


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This volume incorporates 13 contributions from renowned experts from the relevant research fields that are related biodegradable and biobased polymers and their environmental and biomedical applications.

Specifically, the book highlights:

  • Developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates applications in agriculture, biodegradable packaging material and biomedical field like drug delivery systems, implants, tissue engineering and scaffolds
  • The synthesis and elaboration of cellulose microfibrils from sisal fibres for high performance engineering applications in various sectors such as the automotive and aerospace industries, or for building and construction
  • The different classes and chemical modifications of tannins
  • Electro-activity and applications of Jatropha latex and seed
  • The synthesis, properties and applications of poly(lactic acid)
  • The synthesis, processing and properties of poly(butylene succinate), its copolymers, composites and nanocomposites
  • The different routes for preparation polymers from vegetable oil and the effects of reinforcement and nano-reinforcement on the physical properties of such biobased polymers
  • The different types of modified drug delivery systems together with the concept of the drug delivery matrix for controlled release of drugs and for antitumor drugs
  • The use of nanocellulose as sustainable adsorbents for the removal of water pollutants mainly heavy metal ions, organic molecules, dyes, oil and CO2
  • The main extraction techniques, structure, properties and different chemical modifications of lignins
  • Proteins and nucleic acids based biopolymers
  • The role of tamarind seed polysaccharide-based multiple-unit systems in sustained drug release

Keywords: starch antonio; biomedical; felix; thermoplastic; applications; starch; polymer; material; source; industry; plastic; uses; pharmaceutical; excipient; starch granule; application; starchbased, Biomaterials, Biomaterials

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