Polymer Materials with Smart Properties

Maria Bercea (Editor)
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaşi, Romania

Series: Polymer Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: SCI097000

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The design of smart materials based on different natural and synthetic polymers represents one of the most attractive research areas over the last several years. Many efforts have been carried out to find new solutions for developing stimuli-responsive polymers sensitive to different triggers, which have a fast and reversible nonlinear response to small changes of external stimuli or environmental conditions.

In combination with other organic/innorganic/macromolecular compounds, new composite materials owning multifunctional properties can be designed. Thus, the inorganic nanoparticles incorporated into a polymer matrix provide novel functionalities to hydrogels and tunable properties.

This book reviews recent advances and developments of various classes of stimuli responsive polymer materials, different type of hydrogels for biomedical and pharmaceutical devices, scaffolds for tissue regeneration, and stimuli-responsive sensors or separation processes.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Recent Trends in Smart Polymer Materials
(Maria Bercea, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaºi, Romania)

Chapter 2. Thermoreversible Injectable Polyurethane Hydrogels: Future Challenges for Biomedical Applications
(Luiza Madalina Gradinaru, Constantin Ciobanu, Federico Quaini, Caterina Frati, Denise Madeddu, Stelian Vlad and Oana Petreus, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, and others)

Chapter 3. Hybrid Sensitive Hydrogels for Medical Applications
(Manuela Tatiana Nistor, Cornelia Vasile, Aurica P. Chiriac, Alina Rusu, Cristina Zgardan, Loredana Elena Nita and Iordana Neamtu, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaºi, Romania)

Chapter 4. Nanocomposite Hydrogels Based on Clays
(Simona Morariu, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaºi, Romania)

Chapter 5. Composites Based on Polymers – Layered Double Hydroxides Anionic Clays
(Livia-Elena Bibire and Gabriela Carja, ”Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaºi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, Iasi, Romania)

Chapter 6. Smart Materials in Decision-Making Systems
(Monica Diana Bercea and Andreea Nicoleta Donici, Department of Marketing, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza University", Iaºi, Romania, and others)

Chapter 7. Xanthan: Physicochemical Properties And Applications In Separation Processes
(Cristina-Eliza Brunchi and Luminita Ghimici, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania)

Chapter 8. Sol-Gel Technique Implemented for Biomedical Applications
(Loredana Elena Nita, Aurica P. Chiriac and Iordana Neamtu, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iaºi, Romania)

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