Natural Polymers: Derivatives, Blends and Composites. Volume II

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

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI097000

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The book Natural Polymers: Derivatives, Blends and Composites Volume II is an edited volume comprised of fifteen chapters from different experts working in the area of natural polymers. Natural polymers are finding applications in fields of packaging, medicine, pharmaceutics, biomedicine, textiles and many others. This book gives detailed insight into all aspects of natural polymers to the latest trends in the development of new products. This book will hopefully be supportive to scientists, researchers, academicians and students in different disciplines.

Key features:
1. Describes various derivatives of natural polymers (i.e. composites, nanoparticles, hydrogels, etc.).
2. Self-contained chapters on starch, chitosan, alginate, bovine serum albumin, among others.
3. Covers a broad range of natural polymer applications, from packaging to biomedicine. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

About the Editors

List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Natural Polymers Based Hydrogels: Preparation, Classification, Properties and Applications
Nafees Ahmad, Saima Sultana, Suhail Sabir and Mohammad Zain Khan (Environmental Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chapter 2. Chitosan: A Promising Biosensing and Adsorbent Material for Heavy Metals
Suvardhan Kanchi, Myalowenkosi I Sabela, Venkatasubba Naidu Nuthalapati and Krishna Bisetty (Department of Chemistry, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 3. Starch: A Precise Account Covering its Multidimensional Aspects
Aasim Majeed, Wahid Ul Rehman, Raoof Ahmad Najar, Shruti Choudhary, Sapna Thakur, Amandeep Singh, Gagan Sharma, and Pankaj Bhardwaj (Molecular Genetics Laboratory, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Centre for Plant Science, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India)

Chapter 4. Bovine Serum Albumin: An Efficient Adsorbent and Drug Delivery Transporter
B. Natesh Kumar, N.V.V. Jyothi, N. Venkatasubba Naidu and G.G. Redhi (Department of Chemistry, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 5. Chemical and Structural Importance of Starch Based Derivative and its Applications
Pooja R. Mogarkar and Tanvir Arfin (Department of Food Technology, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Bharat Nagar, Nagpur, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Natural Textile Fibers: Polymeric Base Materials for Textile Industry
Mohd Shabbir and Faqeer Mohammad (Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 7. Effect of Molecular Weight Reduction by 60Co Irradiation and Polymer Concentration in Chitosan Coating Surface Properties in Relation to the Surface Properties of Red Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.)
Mario A. García, Alicia Casariego, Cristina Castro, Nilia de la Paz, Manuel Rapado, Robin Zuluaga, Piedad Gañán, and Mirna Fernández (Pharmacy and Food Institute, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 8. Composites Based on Natural Polymers
Blessy Baby Mathew, Vinutha Moses, Vinai George Biju, Chetan N, Archna and Ananda S. (Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Chikkasandra, Bangalore, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Perspectives of Chitosan and Alginate Membranes for Biomedical Applications
Annu, Shakeel Ahmed and Saiqa Ikram (Bio/Polymers Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India)

Chapter 10. Degradation Study and Thermal Stabilization of Natural Polymer by using Bio-Molecules
S. Basak and S.Wazed Ali (Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 11. Commercial and Prospective Applications of Gelatin
Shoeb Athar and Tanvir Arfin (Environmental Materials Division, CSIR-NEERI, Nehru Marg, Nagpur, India)

Chapter 12. Futuristic and Sustainable use of Chitosan Nanoparticles as Antimicrobial Agents in Textiles
S. Wazed Ali Mangala Joshi and S. Rajendran (Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Use of Hydrogels Based on Natural Polymers as Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications
Arantzazu Valdés and María Carmen Garrigós (Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Sciences Department, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 14. Mix-Mode Polar Solvents: A Unique Approach for Preparation of Chitosan/Gelatin Blend Films
Shakeel Ahmed, Saif Ali Choudhary, Megha Jayachandran, Zareena Khatoon, Zainab Hussain, and Saiqa Ikram (Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 15. Recent Progress of Magnetic Nanoparticles as Nanoadsorbent for Water Treatment to Remove Heavy Metals
Lavanya Madhura and Shalini Singh (Department of Operations and Quality Management, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa)

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