Biodegradable and biobased polymers for environmental and by Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous

By Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous

This quantity contains thirteen contributions from well known specialists from the proper examine fields which are comparable biodegradable and biobased polymers and their environmental and biomedical applications. 


Specifically, the e-book highlights:

  •  Developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates functions in agriculture, biodegradable packaging fabric and biomedical box like drug supply platforms, implants, tissue engineering and scaffolds
  • The synthesis and elaboration of cellulose microfibrils from sisal fibres for top functionality engineering purposes in quite a few sectors similar to the automobile and aerospace industries, or for development and construction
  • The varied sessions and chemical variations of tannins
  • Electro-activity and purposes of Jatropha latex and seed
  • The synthesis, homes and functions of poly(lactic acid)
  • The synthesis, processing and houses of poly(butylene succinate), its copolymers, composites and nanocomposites
  • The diverse routes for coaching polymers from vegetable oil and the results of reinforcement and nano-reinforcement at the actual homes of such biobased polymers
  • The types of converted drug supply platforms including the idea that of the drug supply matrix for managed unencumber of gear and for antitumor drugs
  • The use of nanocellulose as sustainable adsorbents for the elimination of water pollution ordinarily heavy steel ions, natural molecules, dyes, oil and CO2
  • The major extraction suggestions, constitution, homes and diverse chemical ameliorations of lignins
  • Proteins and nucleic acids established biopolymers 
  • The function of tamarind seed polysaccharide-based multiple-unit platforms in sustained drug release 

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Abraham, Enzymatic modification of cassava starch by fungal lipase. Industrial Crops and Products, 27, p. 50, 2008. 45. J. Singh, L. J. McCarthy, Factors influencing the physico-chemical, morphological, thermal and rheological properties of some chemically modified starches for food applications - A review. Food Hydrocolloids, 21, p. 1, 2007. 46. K. Prochaska, E. Konowal, J. Sulej-Chojnacka, and G. Lewandowicz, Physicochemical properties of cross-linked and acetylated starches and products of their hydrolysis in continuous recycle membrane reactor.

A remarkable feature of the treatment with hydrogels for wound healing is their capability to protect the nerve endings against exposure to the environment, a painful process for injured epidermis [63]. Polysaccharides blends have been used with success for wound healing, however, these blends are commonly soluble in water avoiding the formation of stable hydrogels. Starch blends represents an alternative material to overcome this drawback, especially when using crosslinked starches which are more stable, as described for blends of crosslinked starch with vinyl monomers [73].

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