Modified Biopolymers: Challenges and Opportunities


Deepak Pathania (Editor)
Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu, Bagla (Rahya-Suchani), Distt Samba, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Professor & Head, School of Chemistry, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Gaurav Sharma (Editor)
School of Chemistry, Shoolini University, Solan -173212, Himachal Pradesh, India

Amit Kumar (Editor)
School of Chemistry, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradseh, India

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI007000

Biopolymers such as cellulose, lignin, starch, pectin, chitin, xylan, etc. are copiously available in nature in the form of plant biomass. They have been used for various applications such as biofuels, nanobiocomposites, biomedicine, etc. Biopolymers have unique antimicrobial properties, and are thus used for food packaging. The field of biomaterials is interdisciplinary and includes chemistry, biology and medicine. There are different ways to apply biopolymers for the benefit of our society. Although natural polymers are cheap and available in large quantities, it is still difficult to utilize their potentials. Still, there are challenges to develop new methodologies for the efficient and economic utilization of these biopolymers. Consequently, the modification of these materials is the focus of recent scientific research. These modifications improve the various properties of biopolymers required for specific applications. Modifications improve heat, moisture resistance, solubility in water, sustainability, flexibility, compatibility, biodegradability, etc. Biopolymers modified by blending shows considerable improvement in the impact resistance of brittle polymers. Biopolymer systems containing particles with one or more dimensions in the nanometer scale are called bionanocomposites, a special class of materials possessing unique thermal stability, fire resistance, mechanical and optical properties. Bionanocomposites have been effectively used in controlled drug delivery, food packaging, etc. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Biopolymers in Devices for Environmental Monitoring and Protection
M. Panayotova and V. Panayotov (Department of Chemistry, University of Mining and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria, and others)

Chapter 2. Biopolymers for In Vivo and In Vitro Controlled Drug Delivery
Sangeeta Kumari and Raj Pal Singh (Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre, Department of Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 3. Removal of Heavy Metal Ions by Adsorption through Biopolymers
Saruchi, Vaneet Kumar and P.S. Bedi (Department of Biotechnology, DAV University, Jalandhar, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Biopolymer Drived Hydrogels and Their Diverse Applications: A Review
Z. M. Siddiqi and D. Gupta (Jubail University College (JUC), Jubail Industrial City, KSA, and others)

Chapter 5. Waste Derived Biochar Based Bio Nanocomposties: Recent Progress in Utilization and Innovations
Preeti Oswal, Anamika Rana, Renato Cataluna Veses, Ajay Kumar and Amit Kumar (School of Chemistry, Shoolini University, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Naturally Occurring Biodegradable Polymers
Sujata Bhattacharya, Sunil Puri, Sumit Bansal and Ashok Kumar (School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Shoolini University, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Progress from Composite Materials to Biocomposite Materials and Their Applications
Mu. Naushad, Sulaiman M. Alfadul, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Senthil Kumar Ponnusamy, Zeid A. ALOthman and Rani Bushra (Advanced Materials Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 8. Biological Traits of Nanocomposites: Nanofertilizers, Nanopesticides, Anticancer and Antimicrobials
Adesh K. Saini, Himika Gupta, Ashu M. Poswal, Reena Kumari, Rakesh Kumar and Reena V. Saini (Faculty of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, Shoolini University, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Biobased-Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications
Shweta Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Inamuddin and Abeer Nasser Al-Romaizan (School of Chemistry, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Natural Fibre Reinforced Biodegradable Composite Materials
V.K. Gupta and Bhanu Priya (Distinguished Professor, Sarchi Chair, Applied Chemistry Department, University of Johannesburg, Doornfontein, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 11. Bio-Inspired Polymer Composites: Robust Biomedical Application Podium
Enza Torinob, Deepika Jamwal, Kritika Sood, Virender Pratap Singh, Pardeep Singh and Pankaj Thakura (School of Chemistry, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Shoolini University, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 12. Biopolymer Modifications Using Ionic Liquids for Industrial and Environmental Applications
Sunil Kumar, Neha Rana, Manish Kumar, Archana Sharma, Pragya Katoch, Ashvinder Rana and Samjeet Singh Thakur (Department of Chemistry, Sri Sai University, Palampur, India, and others)

Editor Contact Information (pp. 309)

Index (pp. 311)

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