Properties and Applications of Alginate


Michael Y. Wilkerson (Editor)

Series: Life Sciences Research and Development
BISAC: SCI039000

This book includes seven chapters, each focusing on modern research into properties and applications of alginate. The first chapter elucidates the reader to the structural properties and applications of alginate, and additionally discusses future development targets in various fields. The second chapter gives an overview into fabrication of ALG- and S-ALG-based submicron- and nano-sized gel particles with a focus on protein encapsulation. The third chapter returns to analyzing the unique physical properties of alginate and its current and potential uses. The fourth chapter reviews the development of alginate hydrogel beads by the process of microencapsulation, enabling the preservation of the entrapped material. The fifth chapter reviews new uses of alginate in the probiotic food industry as a carrier for probiotic immobilization, and summarizes the extrusion and spray dry techniques used to implement them. The sixth chapter gives a brief knowledge of the structure-property relationships, film formation, biocompatibility, and toxicity study of alginate and its different biomedical applications. The seventh and final chapter, after reviewing how alginate is discovered, describes the main properties of alginate, discusses the sources and chemical structure of alginate, and its various applications, especially in drug release and tissue engineering.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Properties and Applications of Alginate
Wei Liu, PhD, Hui-Jing Li, PhD, and Yan-Chao Wu, PhD
Weihai Marine Organism and Medical Technology Research Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, P. R. China

Chapter 2. Submicron and Nano-Sized Gel Particles Based on Alginate and Sulfated Alginate for Protein Encapsulation
A. Anitha, PhD, Jiankun Yang, Yingjun Gao, PhD, Auriane Gueguen, Broden Diggle and Lisbeth Grøndahl, PhD
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Chapter 3. An Insight into Properties and Applications of Alginate
Abhishek Saxena and Archana Tiwari
Diatom Research Laboratory, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Chapter 4. Alginate Hydrogel Beads as Building Blocks for Delivering Polyphenols
Ina Ćorković¹, Drago Šubarić¹, Jurislav Babić¹, Anita Pichler¹, Josip Šimunović² and Mirela Kopjar¹
¹University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Osijek, Croatia
²Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Chapter 5. Alginate as a Carrier for Probiotic Immobilization: Extrusion and Spray Dry Technique
Tanja Krunic
Innovation centre Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 6. Structure-Property Relationship of Alginate Polymers and Its Biomedical Applications
Bishnu Dev Patra, Sweta Behera, Smrutirekha Mishra, Sankha Chakrabortty and Shirsendu Banerjee
School of Chemical Technology, KIIT University Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Chapter 7. Properties and Medical Applications of Alginate
Seyed Rasoul Tahami, PhD, and Nahid Hassanzadeh Nemati, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


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