Encyclopedia of Polymer Research (2 Volume Set)


Caroline E. Jones (Editor)

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

This book presents important research advances in the study of polymer research. Topics discussed herein include small molecule stabilization; amphiphilic block copolymers; effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in living organisms; PAHs pollution; cyclodextrin polymers; polymer-polymer incompatability; carbohydrate polymers in controlled release technologies; and macrocyclic polymers for metal ions separation. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Research and Review and Studies Induced Self-Assembly of Didblock Copolymers
(Eri Yoshida, Department of Materials Science, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)

A Novel Thermosensitive Composite Hydrogel Based on Poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (PECE) Copolymer and Pluronic F127
(Chang Yang Gong, Shuai Shi, Peng Wei Dong, and et al, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Medical School, Sichunan University, Chengdu, China)

Nitrogen-containing ligands anchored onto polymers as catalyst stabilizer for catalytic enantioselective reactions
(Saluzzo Christine, Guillarme Stéphane, Université du Maine, France)

Small Molecule Stabilization: A Novel Concept for the Stabilization of Small Inorganic Nanoparticles
(Georg Garnweitner, TU Braunschweig, Institute for Particle Technology, Braunschweig, Germany)

Molecular Implications in the Solubilization of the Antibacterial Agent Triclocarban by Means of Branched Poly(ethylene oxide)- poly(propylene oxide) Polymeric Micelles
(Diego A. Chiappetta, José Degrossi, Ruth A. Lizarazo and Alejandro Sosnik, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and others)

Siloxane-containing compounds as polymer stabilizers
(Carmen Racles, Thierry Hamaide, Etienne Fleury, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania, and others)

Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Potent Efflux Pump Inhibitors for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy (Martin Werle and Hirofumi Takeuchi, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Gifu, Japan)

The absence of physical aging effects in the surface region of glassy polymers
(Z. Yang, Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Current developments in double hydrophilic block copolymers
(G. Mountrichas, S. Pispas, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece)

Thermo-oxidation stability of poly (butylene terephthalate) and catalyst composition
(Antonio Massa, Valeria Bugatti, Arrigo Scettri, Socrate Contessa, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy, and others)

Hindered amine stabilizers as sources of markers of the heterogeneous photooxidation / photostabilization of carbon chain polymers
(J. Pilař, J. Pospíšil, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)

A Review of the Hazardous Effects Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons On Living Organisms
(Maria Aparecida Marin-Morales, Daniela Morais Leme, Dânia Elisa Christofoletti Mazzeo, Department of Biology, Institute of Biosciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil, and others)

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons toxicity in animals and humans.
(Pierina Visciano, Monia Perugini, Department of Food Science, University of Teramo, Italy)

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Carcinogenic Risk Assessment in Developing Countries
(Mahmoud A. Hassanien, Air Pollution Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt)

Adipose tissue as a key contributor to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-induced carcinogenesis.
(Irigaray P and Belpomme D, A Cancer Research Center, Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer (ARTAC), France, and others)

Chlorinate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: A new class of environmental toxin
(Takeshi Ohura and Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan)

New tendencies in liquid chromatography for controlling PAHs pollution
(R. Herráez-Hernández, P. Campíns-Falcó, J. Verdú-Andrés, A. Sevillano-Cabeza and L. Ferrando-Climent, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Valencia, Spain, and others)

PAHs in sediments associated with coal and coal-derived particles — occurrence, mobility and risk assessment
(Yi Yang and Thilo Hofmann, School of Resources and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, and others)

Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons adsorbed on soot surface by laser desorption, laser ionization and mass spectrometry
(Michael Ziskind, A. Faccinetto, Pascale Desgroux, Eric Therssen, Cristian Focsa, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, and others)

Toxicity and Toxicology of Benzo[a]pyrene
(Yang M.S. and To W.S., Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Chromatographic Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by π-Electron Containing Polymeric Organic Phase-Grafted on Silica
(M. Mizanur Rahman, Makoto Takafuji, Ashequl A. Rana, Abul K. Mallik, Usha G. Gautam, Hirotaka Ihara, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kumamoto University, Japan)

Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in solid-matrix foods using a non-destructive method.
(Diana Martin and Jorge Ruiz, Tecnología de los Alimentos, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de Extremadura. Caceres, Spain, and others)

PAH removal by two native tropical plants cultured on model contaminated soil
(E. Escalante-Espinosa, L. Rodríguez-García and M. Gutiérrez-Rojas, División Académica de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, México, and others)

In vitro phytoremediation mechanisms of PAH removal by two plant species
(Reynoso-Cuevas, L., Cruz-Sosa, F. and Gutiérrez-Rojas, M., Departamento de Biotecnología. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, México)

Fibers Spun from Polysaccharides
(Lingyan Kong, Gregory R. Ziegler, Rajesh Bhosale, Department of Food Science, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA)

Development and Characterization of Starch Based Nano-Composites
(Xiaozhi Tang and Sajid Alavi, Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS U.S.A)

Characterization and Mechanism of Chitosan Hydrolysis by Non-Specific Enzymes
(Wenshui Xia, Ping Liu, State Key Laboratory of Food Science, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, PR China)

Use of Cyclodextrin Polymers in Separation of Organic Species
(Cezary A. Kozlowski, Wanda Sliwa, Institute of Chemistry and Environment Protection, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Czestochowa, Poland)

Properties, Applications and Current Development of Edible Polysaccharide Films and Coatings
(Pau Talens, María José Fabra, Amparo Chiralt, Grupo de Investigación e Innovación Alimentaria, Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Carbohydrate Binding Modules: Functions and Applications
(Susana Moreira, Miguel Gama, IBB, Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal)

Biodegradation of Cellulose Fibers and its Inhibition by Chemical Modification
(Barbara Simončič, Brigita Tomšič, Boris Orel, Ivan Jerman, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Pathways to Bioactive Oligosaccharides: Biological Functions and Potential Applications
(Ellen C. Giese, Aneli M. Barbosa, Robert F. H. Dekker, Departamento de Química Analítica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, España, and others)

Amidation of Cellulose Materials
(Nadege Follain, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France)

D/L-hybrid galactans from red seaweeds: Do they really exist? ^
(Marina Ciancia and Alberto S. Cerezo,Cátedra de Química de Biomoléculas, Departamento de Biología Aplicada y Alimentos, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. San Martín 4453, 1417 Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Development of Polysaccharide Networks for L-(+)-Ascorbic Acid Stabilization into Antioxidant/Nutritional Supplier-Edible Films
(Ana M. Rojas, Paula G. León, Silvia K. Flores, Carolina D. Pérez, María D. De’Nobili, Industry Department, School of Exact and Natural Sciences (FCEN), University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Employing Polymer-Polymer Incompatability for Oil Microencapsulation by Coacervation
(Jaroslav M. Katona, Verica J. Sovilj, Lidija B. Petrović, Jadranka L. Milanović
Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Main Characteristics of Some Gelling and Thickening Polysaccharides: Relation between the Molecular Structure, the Physical Properties and the Applications
(Marguerite Rinaudo, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France)

Development and Applications of Nutraceuticals from Marine Carbohydrates
(Y. Dominic Ravichandran, Se-Kwon Kim, Marine Bioprocess Research Center, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea, and others)

Carbohydrate Polymers as Versatile Materials in Controlled Release Technologies
(Anamika Roy, J. Bajpai, A.K. Bajpai, Bose Memorial Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Government Autonomous Science College, Jabalpur, India)

Structural Organization and Biological Activity of Chitin Nanofibrils
(Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Ratana Rujiravanit, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)

Development of Carbohydrate Polymer Based New Hydrogel Materials Derived from Seaweed Polysaccharides
(A. K. Siddhanta, Ramavatar Meena, Gayatri Prasad, Mahesh U. Chhatbar, Gaurav K. Mehta, Mihir D. Oza, Sanjay Kumar, Kamalesh Prasad, Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Gujarat, India)

Chitosans: New Vectors for Gene Therapy
(Riccardo A.A. Muzzarelli, Muzzarelli Consulting, Ancona, Italy)

Extremophiles as Sources of Exopolysaccharides
(Hande Kazak, Ebru Toksoy Öner, Robert F. H. Dekker, Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, and others)

Alginate: A Promising Polysaccharide for Delivery of Essential Oils
(Pranee Lertsutthiwong, Ian S. Haworth, Pornchai Rojsitthisak, Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)

Obtention of Products Enriched in Carbohydrate Polymers from the Food Industry Leftovers
(Lía N.Gerschenson, Ana M. Rojas, Marina de Escalada Pla, Eliana Fissore, María E. Latorre, Industry Department, School of Natural and Exact Sciences (FCEN), Buenos Aires University (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Recent Developments in the Preparation and Applications of Chitosan-Based Microspheres
(Dongfeng Wang, Haiyan Li, Binjie Liu, Xingyu Wang, College of Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China)

Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Amylose-Grafted Polymers
(Yoshiro Kaneko, Jun-ichi Kadokawa, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan)

Polysaccharides and Their Derivatives for Biomedical Applications
(Liqun Yang, Li-Ming Zhang, Institute of Polymer Science, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China, and others)

Feruloylated Arabinoxylans Recovered from Low-Value Maize By-Products
(Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, Agustín Rascón-Chu, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, Sonora, Mexico)

Effect of Visible Light on Physical and Enzymatic Transformations of Polysaccharides
(Maciej Fiedorowicz, Piotr Tomasik, Departament of Chemistry, Agricultural University, Krakow, Poland)

The Topology Morphology Comparison of Nano-Structural Units between Heating and High-Pressure Gelatinization of Starch Granules
(Liu Zhongdong, Guo Yanyan, Gao li, Liu Peng, Gao Xinlou, Chen Zhaotan, Dong Caiwen, Liu Boxiang, Henan University of Technology, Henan, P.R. China, and others)

Partial Characterization of a New Acidic Heteropolysaccharide Produced by a Native Isolate of Lactobacillus sp. CFR-2180
(R. Mohan, S.V.N. Vijayendra, Department of Food Microbiology, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India)

Polysaccharide-Based Intelligent Delivery Calls Cancer to Stop
(Hong Wu, School of Pharmacy, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China)

Study on the Physical Properties of Waxy Wheat Starch
(Chen Jianhui, Liu Zhongdong, Liu Peng, Zhang Zesheng, Lv Xiaoling, Sun Ping, Liu Boxiang, Henan University of Technology, Henan, P.R.China, and others)

Studies on the Morphology of Waxy Maize Zein Film
(Liu Zhongdong, An Hongjie, Sun Youning, Guo Yunchang, Liu Peng, Li Junchao, Grain and Food College, Henan University of Technology, P. R. China, and others)

Carbohydrate Polymers from Mushrooms: Recent Development and Applications as Functional Foods
(Peter C.K. Cheung, Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Application of Macrocyclic Polymers for Metal Ions Separation
(Cezary Kozlowski, Wladyslaw Walkowiak, Joanna Konczyk, Anna Nowik-Zajac, Institute of Chemistry and Environment Protection, Jan Dlugosz University of Czestochowa, Czestochowa, Armii Krajowej, Poland, and others)


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