Natural Polymers: Derivatives, Blends and Composites. Volume I


Saiqa Ikram and Shakeel Ahmed, PhD (Editors)
Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

This book is a compiled contribution from experts in the field of natural polymers, and it is organized into two volumes. The purpose of this book is to provide an entire catalogue of natural polymers, beginning with their introduction, mass production, qualitative and quantitative characterization and leading to their advanced applications in every aspect of life (i.e. from food packaging to biomedical studies such as cancer treatments). Overall, it compiles all abundant natural polymers originating from both plant and animal resources such as cellulose, carrageenan, xanthum gum, chitin, chitosan, etc. The derivatives of these natural polymers in the form of hydrogels, blends and composites are also compiled with their recent societal benefits and applications. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Editors


Chapter 1. Natural Polymers: An Overview
Akbar Ali and Shakeel Ahmed (Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India)

Chapter 2. Cellulose: A Multifaceted Biopolymer
Aasim Majeed, Rauf Ahmad Najar, Wahid Ul Rehman, Shruti Choudhary, Sapna Thakur, Amandeep Singh, Gagan Sharma and Pankaj Bhardwaj (Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India)

Chapter 3. Carrageenan Based Hydrogels and Composites: A Systematic Investigation Reporting Their Multidimentional Essence
Wahid Ul Rehman, Aasim Majeed, Pooja Rani, Khem Chand Saini, Raoof Ahmad Najar, Richa Mehra, Amandeep Singh, and Felix Bast (Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India)

Chapter 4. Xanthan Gum: A Bacterial Polysaccharide Based Natural Polymer and its Role in Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Aruna Jyothi Kora (National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), ECIL PO, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 5. Hydrogels of Natural Polymers
Patricia Gullón, Izaskun Dávila, Itziar Egüés, Asier Martínez-Salaberria and Jalel Labidi (Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Basque Country, Plaza Europa, San Sebastián, Spain)

Chapter 6. Nanopackaging from Natural Fillers and Biopolymers for the Development of Active and Intelligent Films
Melina Bracone, Danila Merino, Jimena S. Gonzalez, Vera A. Alvarez, and Tomy J. Gutiérrez (Composite Materials Group, Institute of Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA) (CONICET-UNMdP), Faculty of Engineering, National University of Mar del Plata and National Research Council (CONICET), Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Chapter 7. Natural Polymers: Scope in Textile Functionalization
Mohd Shabbir and Faqeer Mohammad (Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 8. Natural Polymer Based Composite Materials: Recent Advances, Perspectives, Modifications and Approaches
Saima Sultana, Nafees Ahmad, Suhail Sabir and Mohammad Zain Khan (Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 9. Effects of Chitosan Coatings on the Lipid Oxidation of Mackerel Fillets during its Refrigerated Storage
Mario A. García, Alicia Casariego, Raúl Díaz, and Mirna Fernández (Pharmacy and Food Institute, University of Havana, ZC, Havana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 10. Gelatin: A Comprehensive Report Covering Its Indispensable Aspects
Wahid Ul Rehman, Aasim Majeed, Richa Mehra, Satej Bhushan, Pooja Rani, Khem Chand Saini, and Felix Bast (Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India)

Chapter 11. Biocatalytic-Chitosan Nanoparticles: A Targeted Drug Delivery for Enhanced Cytotoxicity against Human Ovarian Cancer Cell Line (PA-1)
A. Sujima Anbu, A. Bharathi and P.Venkatachalam (Department of Biotechnology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 12. Structure and Properties of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Filled with Inorganic Particles on Base Of Bentonite
Olga Alekseeva, Anna Rodionova, Nadezhda Bagrovskaya, Alexandr Agafonov, and Andrew Noskov (G.A. Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science, Ivanovo, Russia)

Chapter 13. Chemistry and Structural Aspects of Chitosan Towards Biomedical Applications
Tanvir Arfin and Faruq Mohammad (Environmental Materials Division, CSIR-NEERI, Nehru Marg, Nagpur, India, and others)


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