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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: Biopolymers

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
515 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119117353
Printed ISBN
9781119117339

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