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  • Polymer chemistry and synthetic polymers by Puoci F et al
  • Biodegradable Natural polymers by Domb A et al
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Polymers for Biomedical Use by Ambrosio L et al
  • Overview on cell-biomaterial interactions by Rodrigues Um L et al
  • Polymers in Orthopedic Surgery by Ambrose C et al
  • Polymers in Ophthalmology by Calles JA. et al
  • Polymers in Tissue Engineering by Heise RL et al
  • Polymers for Surgery by Suzuki S and Ikada Y
  • Polymers in dentistry by Thom ̌T et al
  • Polymers in Oncology by Curcio M et al
  • Polymers in Drug Delivery: Fundamentals by Da̕z-Gm̤ez L et al
  • Drug Delivery Systems: Smart Polymeric Materials by Cassano R, Trombino S
  • Polymers in Nephrology by Vienken J and Gottschalk O
  • Polymers in wound repair by Francesko A et al
  • Polymers in cardiology by Sternberg K et al
  • Recent Advances in Hemocompatible Polymers for Biomedical Applications by Brisbois EJ et al
  • Polymer based biosensors for medical applications by Soln̈e Cherr1̌ S and Rozlosnik N.
The book provides an up-to-date overview of the diverse medical applications of advanced polymers. The book opens by presenting important background information on polymer chemistry and physicochemical characterization of polymers. This serves as essential scientific support for the subsequent chapters, each of which is devoted to the applications of polymers in a particular medical specialty. The coverage is broad, encompassing orthopedics, ophthalmology, tissue engineering, surgery, dentistry, oncology, drug delivery, nephrology, wound dressing and healing, and cardiology. The development of polymers that enhance the biocompatibility of blood-contacting medical devices and the incorporation of polymers within biosensors are also addressed. This book is an excellent guide to the recent advances in polymeric biomaterials and bridges the gap between the research literature and standard textbooks on the applications of polymers in medicine.
  • Polymer chemistry and synthetic polymers by Puoci F et al
  • Biodegradable Natural polymers by Domb A et al
  • Chemical and Physical Properties of Polymers for Biomedical Use by Ambrosio L et al
  • Overview on cell-biomaterial interactions by Rodrigues Um L et al
  • Polymers in Orthopedic Surgery by Ambrose C et al
  • Polymers in Ophthalmology by Calles JA. et al
  • Polymers in Tissue Engineering by Heise RL et al
  • Polymers for Surgery by Suzuki S and Ikada Y
  • Polymers in dentistry by Thom ̌T et al
  • Polymers in Oncology by Curcio M et al
  • Polymers in Drug Delivery: Fundamentals by Da̕z-Gm̤ez L et al
  • Drug Delivery Systems: Smart Polymeric Materials by Cassano R, Trombino S
  • Polymers in Nephrology by Vienken J and Gottschalk O
  • Polymers in wound repair by Francesko A et al
  • Polymers in cardiology by Sternberg K et al
  • Recent Advances in Hemocompatible Polymers for Biomedical Applications by Brisbois EJ et al
  • Polymer based biosensors for medical applications by Soln̈e Cherr1̌ S and Rozlosnik N.
The book provides an up-to-date overview of the diverse medical applications of advanced polymers. The book opens by presenting important background information on polymer chemistry and physicochemical characterization of polymers. This serves as essential scientific support for the subsequent chapters, each of which is devoted to the applications of polymers in a particular medical specialty. The coverage is broad, encompassing orthopedics, ophthalmology, tissue engineering, surgery, dentistry, oncology, drug delivery, nephrology, wound dressing and healing, and cardiology. The development of polymers that enhance the biocompatibility of blood-contacting medical devices and the incorporation of polymers within biosensors are also addressed. This book is an excellent guide to the recent advances in polymeric biomaterials and bridges the gap between the research literature and standard textbooks on the applications of polymers in medicine.
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  • Introduction Literature Review Polymers Compression of Data Natural Language Compression Formal Language Compression Types of Compression Programs Algorithmic Compression Chemical Formulas Fischer Projection Compression of Polymers Line Notation Systems and Compression Current Trends in Research Big Data Modeling Complexity in Molecular Systems Feedback Systems for Nontraditional Medicines: A Case for the Signal Flow Diagram Chromatic Aspects of the Signal Flow Diagram Junction Graphs Embedded Symbol Notation Diagrams and Embedded Symbol Notation Matrix Diagrams Feedback Theory: Properties of Signal Flow Graphs (From Appendix L) An Overview of Signal Flow A Theory on Neurological Systems: Part I and Part II A Theoretical Model of Feedback in Pharmacology Using Signal Flow Diagrams Appendixes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This new book-the first of its kind-examines the use of algorithmic techniques to compress random and non-random sequential strings found in chains of polymers. The book is an introduction to algorithmic complexity. Examples taken from current research in the polymer sciences are used for compression of like-natured properties as found on a chain of polymers. Both theory and applied aspects of algorithmic compression are reviewed. A description of the types of polymers and their uses is followed by a chapter on various types of compression systems that can be used to compress polymer chains into manageable units. The work is intended for graduate and postgraduate university students in the physical sciences and engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction Literature Review Polymers Compression of Data Natural Language Compression Formal Language Compression Types of Compression Programs Algorithmic Compression Chemical Formulas Fischer Projection Compression of Polymers Line Notation Systems and Compression Current Trends in Research Big Data Modeling Complexity in Molecular Systems Feedback Systems for Nontraditional Medicines: A Case for the Signal Flow Diagram Chromatic Aspects of the Signal Flow Diagram Junction Graphs Embedded Symbol Notation Diagrams and Embedded Symbol Notation Matrix Diagrams Feedback Theory: Properties of Signal Flow Graphs (From Appendix L) An Overview of Signal Flow A Theory on Neurological Systems: Part I and Part II A Theoretical Model of Feedback in Pharmacology Using Signal Flow Diagrams Appendixes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This new book-the first of its kind-examines the use of algorithmic techniques to compress random and non-random sequential strings found in chains of polymers. The book is an introduction to algorithmic complexity. Examples taken from current research in the polymer sciences are used for compression of like-natured properties as found on a chain of polymers. Both theory and applied aspects of algorithmic compression are reviewed. A description of the types of polymers and their uses is followed by a chapter on various types of compression systems that can be used to compress polymer chains into manageable units. The work is intended for graduate and postgraduate university students in the physical sciences and engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Preface Electrospinning Process: A Comprehensive Review and Update-- S. Rafiei Aluminium Coated Polymer Films as Infrared Light Shields for Food Packing-- Esen Arkis and Devrim Balkose Generalization of Fuels Swelling Data by Means of Linear Free Energies Principle-- Roman Makitra, Halyna Midyana, Liliya Bazylyak, and Olena Palchykova Trends on New Biodegradable Blends on the Basis of Copolymers 3-Hydroxybutyrate With Hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) and Segmented Polyetherurethane (SPEU)-- Svetlana G. Karpova, Sergei M. Lomakin, Anatolii A. Popov, and Aleksei A. Iordanskii New Biologically Active Composite Materials on the Basis of Dialdehyde Cellulose-- Azamat A. Khashirov, Azamat A. Zhansitov, Genadiy E. Zaikov, and Svetlana Yu. Khashirova Microheterogeneous Titanium Ziegler-Natta Catalysts: the Influence of Particle Size on the Isoprene Polymerization-- Elena M. Zakharova, Vadim Z. Mingaleev, and Vadim P. Zakharov The Role and Mechanism of Bonding Agents in Composite Solid Propellants-- S. A. Vaziri, S. M. Mousavi Motlagh, and M. Hasanzadeh A Study on Adsorption of Methane on Zeolites 13X at Various Pressures and Temperatures-- Farshid Basiri, Alireza Eslami, Maziyar Sharifzadeh, and Mahdi Hasanzadeh Importance of the Phase Behavior in Biopolymer Mixtures-- Y. A. Antonov and Paula Moldenaers Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book covers a broad range of polymeric materials and provides industry professionals and researchers in polymer science and technology with a single, comprehensive book summarizing all aspects involved in the functional materials production chain. This volume presents the latest developments and trends in advanced polymer materials and structures. It discusses the developments of advanced polymers and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. This book has an important role in advancing polymer materials in macro and nanoscale. Its aim is to provide original, theoretical, and important experimental results that use non-routine methodologies. It also includes chapters on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems that indicate the need for new experimental approaches. This new book: * Provides a collection of articles that highlight some important areas of current interest in key polymeric materials and technology * Gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of key polymeric materials and technology * Describes the types of techniques now available to the engineers and technicians and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications * Provides a balance between materials science and chemical aspects, basic and applied research * Focuses on topics with more advanced methods * Emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details * Explains modification methods for changing of different materials properties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface Electrospinning Process: A Comprehensive Review and Update-- S. Rafiei Aluminium Coated Polymer Films as Infrared Light Shields for Food Packing-- Esen Arkis and Devrim Balkose Generalization of Fuels Swelling Data by Means of Linear Free Energies Principle-- Roman Makitra, Halyna Midyana, Liliya Bazylyak, and Olena Palchykova Trends on New Biodegradable Blends on the Basis of Copolymers 3-Hydroxybutyrate With Hydroxyvalerate (PHBV) and Segmented Polyetherurethane (SPEU)-- Svetlana G. Karpova, Sergei M. Lomakin, Anatolii A. Popov, and Aleksei A. Iordanskii New Biologically Active Composite Materials on the Basis of Dialdehyde Cellulose-- Azamat A. Khashirov, Azamat A. Zhansitov, Genadiy E. Zaikov, and Svetlana Yu. Khashirova Microheterogeneous Titanium Ziegler-Natta Catalysts: the Influence of Particle Size on the Isoprene Polymerization-- Elena M. Zakharova, Vadim Z. Mingaleev, and Vadim P. Zakharov The Role and Mechanism of Bonding Agents in Composite Solid Propellants-- S. A. Vaziri, S. M. Mousavi Motlagh, and M. Hasanzadeh A Study on Adsorption of Methane on Zeolites 13X at Various Pressures and Temperatures-- Farshid Basiri, Alireza Eslami, Maziyar Sharifzadeh, and Mahdi Hasanzadeh Importance of the Phase Behavior in Biopolymer Mixtures-- Y. A. Antonov and Paula Moldenaers Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book covers a broad range of polymeric materials and provides industry professionals and researchers in polymer science and technology with a single, comprehensive book summarizing all aspects involved in the functional materials production chain. This volume presents the latest developments and trends in advanced polymer materials and structures. It discusses the developments of advanced polymers and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. This book has an important role in advancing polymer materials in macro and nanoscale. Its aim is to provide original, theoretical, and important experimental results that use non-routine methodologies. It also includes chapters on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems that indicate the need for new experimental approaches. This new book: * Provides a collection of articles that highlight some important areas of current interest in key polymeric materials and technology * Gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of key polymeric materials and technology * Describes the types of techniques now available to the engineers and technicians and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications * Provides a balance between materials science and chemical aspects, basic and applied research * Focuses on topics with more advanced methods * Emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details * Explains modification methods for changing of different materials properties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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1 online resource.
  • Transfection Optimization and Cellular Response of Hyperbranched poly 2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (pDMAEMA) based Polymers In Vitro-- Functionalization of Cationic Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications-- Cationic Polymers as Novel Therapeutics in Thrombosis and Inflammation-- Cationic Triazine Dendrimers: Synthesis, Charecterization and Biological Applications-- Cationic Dendrimers and their use in Transfection and Antimicrobial Applications-- Cationic Polymers in Drug and Gene Delivery-- Poly(alkylene amine) Based Constructs: Synthesis and Biomedical Applications-- Cationic Polysaccharides for Gene Delivery-- Well-Defined Cationic Polymers for Nucleic Acid Delivery-- The Design of Novel Synthetic or Natural Cationic Polymers for Pathogen Detection and Disease Diagnosis-- Poly(L-lysine)-based Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies and Biomedical Applications-- Cationic Star Polymers as Non-viral Vectors for Gene Therapy-- Cationic Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery-- Stimuli-responsive Cationic Hydrogel Based on Poly(N, N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)-- Cationic Polymers based Gene Activated Matrices for Biomedical Applications-- Dendrimer and their Biomembrane Transporting Abilities-- Cationic Polymer-Based Non-viral Gene Delivery System and Its Application in Gene Recombination of Stem Cells-- Cationic Polymers for Gene Delivery into Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering as a Novel Approach to Regenerative Medicine-- Cationic Dextran for Gene Therapy-- Cationic Polysaccharide Surfaces in Regenerative Medicine - Challenges and Perspectives-- Cationic Polymers for Intracellular Delivery of Proteins-- Effects of Chargeable Polymers on Cell Functions-- Cationic Polymers-coated Micro- and Nanoparticles: Evaluation of Interactions with Cells-- Natural Cationic Polymers for Advanced Gene/Drug Delivery-- Cationic Polymers Carrier for Blood-Brain Barrier Applications-- Cationic Cellulose and Chitin Nanocrystals for Novel Therapeutic Applications-- Self-assembling, "Natural" Cationic Polymers for Biomedical Applications-- Polymeric Micro- and Nanoparticles Covered by a Cationic Polysaccharide--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The unique physico-chemical properties of cationic polymers and their ability to be easily modified make them attractive for many biological applications. As a result there is a vast amount of research focussed on designing novel natural or synthetic cationic polymers with specific biological functionality. Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine brings together the expertise of leading experts in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in cationic polymer synthesis, modification and the design of biomaterials with different structures for therapeutic applications. Chapters cover recent developments in novel cationic polymer based systems including poly(L-lysine), Poly(N, N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and cationic triazine dendrimers as well as cationic polymer-coated micro- and nanoparticles and cationic cellulose and chitin nanocrystals. Applications discussed in the book include drug and gene delivery, therapeutics in thrombosis and inflammation as well as gene therapy. Suitable both for an educational perspective for those new to the field and those already active in the field, the book appeals to postgraduates and researchers. The broad aspects of the topics covered are suitable for polymer chemists interested in the fundamentals of the materials systems as well as pharmaceutical chemists, bioengineering and medical professionals interested in their applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Transfection Optimization and Cellular Response of Hyperbranched poly 2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (pDMAEMA) based Polymers In Vitro-- Functionalization of Cationic Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications-- Cationic Polymers as Novel Therapeutics in Thrombosis and Inflammation-- Cationic Triazine Dendrimers: Synthesis, Charecterization and Biological Applications-- Cationic Dendrimers and their use in Transfection and Antimicrobial Applications-- Cationic Polymers in Drug and Gene Delivery-- Poly(alkylene amine) Based Constructs: Synthesis and Biomedical Applications-- Cationic Polysaccharides for Gene Delivery-- Well-Defined Cationic Polymers for Nucleic Acid Delivery-- The Design of Novel Synthetic or Natural Cationic Polymers for Pathogen Detection and Disease Diagnosis-- Poly(L-lysine)-based Copolymers: Synthetic Strategies and Biomedical Applications-- Cationic Star Polymers as Non-viral Vectors for Gene Therapy-- Cationic Polymer Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery-- Stimuli-responsive Cationic Hydrogel Based on Poly(N, N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)-- Cationic Polymers based Gene Activated Matrices for Biomedical Applications-- Dendrimer and their Biomembrane Transporting Abilities-- Cationic Polymer-Based Non-viral Gene Delivery System and Its Application in Gene Recombination of Stem Cells-- Cationic Polymers for Gene Delivery into Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering as a Novel Approach to Regenerative Medicine-- Cationic Dextran for Gene Therapy-- Cationic Polysaccharide Surfaces in Regenerative Medicine - Challenges and Perspectives-- Cationic Polymers for Intracellular Delivery of Proteins-- Effects of Chargeable Polymers on Cell Functions-- Cationic Polymers-coated Micro- and Nanoparticles: Evaluation of Interactions with Cells-- Natural Cationic Polymers for Advanced Gene/Drug Delivery-- Cationic Polymers Carrier for Blood-Brain Barrier Applications-- Cationic Cellulose and Chitin Nanocrystals for Novel Therapeutic Applications-- Self-assembling, "Natural" Cationic Polymers for Biomedical Applications-- Polymeric Micro- and Nanoparticles Covered by a Cationic Polysaccharide--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The unique physico-chemical properties of cationic polymers and their ability to be easily modified make them attractive for many biological applications. As a result there is a vast amount of research focussed on designing novel natural or synthetic cationic polymers with specific biological functionality. Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine brings together the expertise of leading experts in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in cationic polymer synthesis, modification and the design of biomaterials with different structures for therapeutic applications. Chapters cover recent developments in novel cationic polymer based systems including poly(L-lysine), Poly(N, N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and cationic triazine dendrimers as well as cationic polymer-coated micro- and nanoparticles and cationic cellulose and chitin nanocrystals. Applications discussed in the book include drug and gene delivery, therapeutics in thrombosis and inflammation as well as gene therapy. Suitable both for an educational perspective for those new to the field and those already active in the field, the book appeals to postgraduates and researchers. The broad aspects of the topics covered are suitable for polymer chemists interested in the fundamentals of the materials systems as well as pharmaceutical chemists, bioengineering and medical professionals interested in their applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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1 online resource (xxvi, 942 pages) : illustrations (some colour)
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1 online resource (xiv, 115 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Introduction
  • Side Chain Effects and Design of Isoindigo-Based Polymers
  • Ambipolar Polymer Field-Effect Transistors Based on Functionalized Isoindigo
  • BDOPV-A Strong Electron-Deficient Building Block for Polymer Field-Effect Transistors
  • Summary and Outlook.
The book summarizes Ting Lei?s PhD study on a series of novel conjugated polymers for field-effect transistors (FETs). Studies contain many aspects of polymer FETs, including backbone design, side-chain engineering, property study, conformation effects and device fabrication. The research results have previously scattered in many important journals and conferences worldwide. The book is likely to be of interest to university researchers, engineers and graduate students in materials sciences and chemistry who wish to learn some principles, strategy, and applications of polymer FETs.
  • Introduction
  • Side Chain Effects and Design of Isoindigo-Based Polymers
  • Ambipolar Polymer Field-Effect Transistors Based on Functionalized Isoindigo
  • BDOPV-A Strong Electron-Deficient Building Block for Polymer Field-Effect Transistors
  • Summary and Outlook.
The book summarizes Ting Lei?s PhD study on a series of novel conjugated polymers for field-effect transistors (FETs). Studies contain many aspects of polymer FETs, including backbone design, side-chain engineering, property study, conformation effects and device fabrication. The research results have previously scattered in many important journals and conferences worldwide. The book is likely to be of interest to university researchers, engineers and graduate students in materials sciences and chemistry who wish to learn some principles, strategy, and applications of polymer FETs.
Book
1 online resource : illustrations.
  • Overview
  • History of Geopolymers
  • Portland Cement (OPC) and Concrete
  • Geopolymer Applications
  • Precursors and Additives for Geopolymer Synthesis
  • Geopolymer Chemistry
  • Fibres: Technical Benefits
  • Thermal Properties of Geopolymers
  • Fire Resistance of OPC and geopolymer
  • Conclusion.
The book covers the topic of geopolymers, in particular it highlights the relationship between structural differences as a result of variations during the geopolymer synthesis and its physical and chemical properties. In particular, the book describes the optimization of the thermal properties of geopolymers by adding micro-structural modifiers such as fibres and/or fillers into the geopolymer matrix. The range of fibres and fillers used in geopolymers, their impact on the microstructure and thermal properties is described in great detail. The book content will appeal to researchers, scientists, or engineers who are interested in geopolymer science and technology and its industrial applications.
  • Overview
  • History of Geopolymers
  • Portland Cement (OPC) and Concrete
  • Geopolymer Applications
  • Precursors and Additives for Geopolymer Synthesis
  • Geopolymer Chemistry
  • Fibres: Technical Benefits
  • Thermal Properties of Geopolymers
  • Fire Resistance of OPC and geopolymer
  • Conclusion.
The book covers the topic of geopolymers, in particular it highlights the relationship between structural differences as a result of variations during the geopolymer synthesis and its physical and chemical properties. In particular, the book describes the optimization of the thermal properties of geopolymers by adding micro-structural modifiers such as fibres and/or fillers into the geopolymer matrix. The range of fibres and fillers used in geopolymers, their impact on the microstructure and thermal properties is described in great detail. The book content will appeal to researchers, scientists, or engineers who are interested in geopolymer science and technology and its industrial applications.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Preface The Intercommunication of Fractal Analysis and Polymeric Cluster Medium Model Molecular Mobility Elastic Properties Yielding Process Local Plasticity Cold Flow (Forced High-Elasticity) Fracture Fractal Cracks Crazing Impact Toughness Creep Microhardness The Polymers Structure and Mechanical Properties Prediction Fractal Mechanics of Oriented Polymers Polymers as Natural Composites: Structure and Properties Appendix. The Fractal Model of Rubbers Deformation Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This new book explores the consideration of relationships that connect the structural and basic mechanical properties of polymeric mediums within the frameworks of fractal analysis with cluster model representations attraction. Incidentally, the choice of any structural model of medium or their combinations is defined by expediency and further usage convenience only. This book presents leading-edge research in this rapidly changing and evolving field. The book presents descriptions of the main reactions of high-molecular substances within the frameworks of fractal analysis and irreversible aggregation models. Synergetics and percolation theory were also used. In spite of the enormous number of papers dealing with the influence of the medium on the rate of chemical reactions (including synthesis of polymers), no strict quantitative theory capable of "universal" application has been put forward up until now. It is now possible to describe the relationship between the reaction rate constants and the equilibrium constants with the nature of the medium in which the reactions take place by means of a single equation. This important book for the first time gives structural and physical grounds of polymers synthesis and curing, and the fractal analysis is used for this purpose. This new book: * Highlights some important areas of current interest in polymer products and chemical processes * Focuses on topics with more advanced methods * Emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details * Analyzes theories to formulate and prove the physicochemical principles * Provides an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of complex polymeric materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface The Intercommunication of Fractal Analysis and Polymeric Cluster Medium Model Molecular Mobility Elastic Properties Yielding Process Local Plasticity Cold Flow (Forced High-Elasticity) Fracture Fractal Cracks Crazing Impact Toughness Creep Microhardness The Polymers Structure and Mechanical Properties Prediction Fractal Mechanics of Oriented Polymers Polymers as Natural Composites: Structure and Properties Appendix. The Fractal Model of Rubbers Deformation Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This new book explores the consideration of relationships that connect the structural and basic mechanical properties of polymeric mediums within the frameworks of fractal analysis with cluster model representations attraction. Incidentally, the choice of any structural model of medium or their combinations is defined by expediency and further usage convenience only. This book presents leading-edge research in this rapidly changing and evolving field. The book presents descriptions of the main reactions of high-molecular substances within the frameworks of fractal analysis and irreversible aggregation models. Synergetics and percolation theory were also used. In spite of the enormous number of papers dealing with the influence of the medium on the rate of chemical reactions (including synthesis of polymers), no strict quantitative theory capable of "universal" application has been put forward up until now. It is now possible to describe the relationship between the reaction rate constants and the equilibrium constants with the nature of the medium in which the reactions take place by means of a single equation. This important book for the first time gives structural and physical grounds of polymers synthesis and curing, and the fractal analysis is used for this purpose. This new book: * Highlights some important areas of current interest in polymer products and chemical processes * Focuses on topics with more advanced methods * Emphasizes precise mathematical development and actual experimental details * Analyzes theories to formulate and prove the physicochemical principles * Provides an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of complex polymeric materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Introduction: Graphene Nanocomposites: Role in Electronics
  • Electrical Properties of Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites with High Dielectric Performance: Interface Engineering
  • Multi Functional and Smart Graphene filled Polymers as Piezoelectrics and Actuators
  • Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites for Fuel Cells
  • Graphene Nanocomposites in Optoelectronics
  • Graphene Filled Polymers in Photovoltaic
  • Graphene Composites based Photodetectors
  • Polymer/ Nanographite Composites for Mechanical Impact Sensing
  • Graphene filled Polymers for Vapor / Gas Sensor Applications
  • Development of Biosensors from Polymer Graphene Composites
  • Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites as Microwave Absorbers
  • Graphene Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Induction Shielding.
This book covers graphene reinforced polymers, which are useful in electronic applications, including electrically conductive thermoplastics composites, thermosets and elastomers. It systematically introduces the reader to fundamental aspects and leads over to actual applications, such as sensor fabrication, electromagnetic interference shielding, optoelectronics, superconductivity, or memory chips. The book also describes dielectric and thermal behaviour of graphene polymer composites - properties which are essential to consider for the fabrication and production of these new electronic materials. The contributions in this book critically discuss the actual questions in the development and applications of graphene polymer composites. It will thus appeal to chemists, physicists, materials scientists as well as nano technologists, who are interested in the properties of graphene polymer composites.
  • Introduction: Graphene Nanocomposites: Role in Electronics
  • Electrical Properties of Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites with High Dielectric Performance: Interface Engineering
  • Multi Functional and Smart Graphene filled Polymers as Piezoelectrics and Actuators
  • Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites for Fuel Cells
  • Graphene Nanocomposites in Optoelectronics
  • Graphene Filled Polymers in Photovoltaic
  • Graphene Composites based Photodetectors
  • Polymer/ Nanographite Composites for Mechanical Impact Sensing
  • Graphene filled Polymers for Vapor / Gas Sensor Applications
  • Development of Biosensors from Polymer Graphene Composites
  • Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites as Microwave Absorbers
  • Graphene Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Induction Shielding.
This book covers graphene reinforced polymers, which are useful in electronic applications, including electrically conductive thermoplastics composites, thermosets and elastomers. It systematically introduces the reader to fundamental aspects and leads over to actual applications, such as sensor fabrication, electromagnetic interference shielding, optoelectronics, superconductivity, or memory chips. The book also describes dielectric and thermal behaviour of graphene polymer composites - properties which are essential to consider for the fabrication and production of these new electronic materials. The contributions in this book critically discuss the actual questions in the development and applications of graphene polymer composites. It will thus appeal to chemists, physicists, materials scientists as well as nano technologists, who are interested in the properties of graphene polymer composites.
Book
1 online resource : illustrations.
  • 1 Introduction to in-situ forming hydrogels for biomedical applications.- 2 Biodegradable Thermogelling Poly(organophosphazenes) and Their Potential.- 3 Designing Hydrogels by ATRP.- 4 Supramolecular Soft Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications.- 5 Peptidic Hydrogels.- 6 Polymeric Supramolecular Hydrogels as Materials for Medicine.- 7 Hydrogels for Stem Cell Fate Control and Delivery in Regenerative Medicine.- 8 From bench to bedside - An example of an in-situ hydrogel in vivo applications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book presents the research involving in situ gelling polymers and can be used as a guidebook for academics, industrialists and postgraduates interested in this area. This work summaries the academic contributions from the top authorities in the field and explore the fundamental principles of in situ gelling polymeric networks, along with examples of their major applications. This book aims to provide an up-to-date resource of in situ gelling polymer research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • 1 Introduction to in-situ forming hydrogels for biomedical applications.- 2 Biodegradable Thermogelling Poly(organophosphazenes) and Their Potential.- 3 Designing Hydrogels by ATRP.- 4 Supramolecular Soft Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications.- 5 Peptidic Hydrogels.- 6 Polymeric Supramolecular Hydrogels as Materials for Medicine.- 7 Hydrogels for Stem Cell Fate Control and Delivery in Regenerative Medicine.- 8 From bench to bedside - An example of an in-situ hydrogel in vivo applications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book presents the research involving in situ gelling polymers and can be used as a guidebook for academics, industrialists and postgraduates interested in this area. This work summaries the academic contributions from the top authorities in the field and explore the fundamental principles of in situ gelling polymeric networks, along with examples of their major applications. This book aims to provide an up-to-date resource of in situ gelling polymer research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Ion Beam Treatment of Polymers, Second Edition presents the results of polymer investigations and technique development in the field of polymer modification by high-energy ion beams. It shows how to use ion beam equipment in the polymer industry, as well as how to use it to produce new polymer materials. The authors, scientists and researchers active in the field, provide analysis and data from their work, and give an overview of related work by others. The authors focus on wetting, adhesion, hardness, chemical activity, environmental stability, biocompatibility, new synthesis methods, and space flight construction. The technologies of material modification by a beam of high energy ions have wide applications in different fields, from microelectronics to medicine. Historically, ion beam treatment of polymers had fewer applications due to high costs of ion beam equipment and low costs of polymer materials. The modern development of new pulse sources with a high current density and wide ion beams increase the effectiveness of ion beam technology for polymers. * Collates data from many scientists working in polymer chemistry, physics of ion beam implantation, and in development and production of ion beam equipment * Covers industrial and scientific applications of ion beam implanted polymers* Integrates physical and chemical aspects of the processes in polymers treated by ion beams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Ion Beam Treatment of Polymers, Second Edition presents the results of polymer investigations and technique development in the field of polymer modification by high-energy ion beams. It shows how to use ion beam equipment in the polymer industry, as well as how to use it to produce new polymer materials. The authors, scientists and researchers active in the field, provide analysis and data from their work, and give an overview of related work by others. The authors focus on wetting, adhesion, hardness, chemical activity, environmental stability, biocompatibility, new synthesis methods, and space flight construction. The technologies of material modification by a beam of high energy ions have wide applications in different fields, from microelectronics to medicine. Historically, ion beam treatment of polymers had fewer applications due to high costs of ion beam equipment and low costs of polymer materials. The modern development of new pulse sources with a high current density and wide ion beams increase the effectiveness of ion beam technology for polymers. * Collates data from many scientists working in polymer chemistry, physics of ion beam implantation, and in development and production of ion beam equipment * Covers industrial and scientific applications of ion beam implanted polymers* Integrates physical and chemical aspects of the processes in polymers treated by ion beams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Dispersion of inorganic nanoparticles in organic solvents and polymer matrices: challenges and solutions
  • Fabrication of metal oxide-polymer hybrid nanocomposites
  • Clay-based polymer and biopolymer nanocomposites
  • In-situ fabrication of nano-hybrid materials
  • Polymer-ceramics based nano-hybrid materials
  • Shape-memory polymer-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites
  • Nano-hybrid materials by electrospinning
  • Organic-inorganic nanocomposite hydrogels
  • Nano-hybrid materials for biomedical, photocatalytic and electronic applications.
Advances in Polymer Science enjoys a longstanding tradition and good reputation in its community. Each volume is dedicated to a current topic, and each review critically surveys one aspect of that topic, to place it within the context of the volume. The volumes typically summarize the significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years and discuss them critically, presenting selected examples, explaining and illustrating the important principles, and bringing together many important references of primary literature. On that basis, future research directions in the area can be discussed. Advances in Polymer Science volumes thus are important references for every polymer scientist, as well as for other scientists interested in polymer science - as an introduction to a neighboring field, or as a compilation of detailed information for the specialist.
  • Dispersion of inorganic nanoparticles in organic solvents and polymer matrices: challenges and solutions
  • Fabrication of metal oxide-polymer hybrid nanocomposites
  • Clay-based polymer and biopolymer nanocomposites
  • In-situ fabrication of nano-hybrid materials
  • Polymer-ceramics based nano-hybrid materials
  • Shape-memory polymer-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites
  • Nano-hybrid materials by electrospinning
  • Organic-inorganic nanocomposite hydrogels
  • Nano-hybrid materials for biomedical, photocatalytic and electronic applications.
Advances in Polymer Science enjoys a longstanding tradition and good reputation in its community. Each volume is dedicated to a current topic, and each review critically surveys one aspect of that topic, to place it within the context of the volume. The volumes typically summarize the significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years and discuss them critically, presenting selected examples, explaining and illustrating the important principles, and bringing together many important references of primary literature. On that basis, future research directions in the area can be discussed. Advances in Polymer Science volumes thus are important references for every polymer scientist, as well as for other scientists interested in polymer science - as an introduction to a neighboring field, or as a compilation of detailed information for the specialist.
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 353 pages) : illustrations.
  • Introduction to PLA Science and Technologies-- PLA Synthesis and Polymerization-- Processing, Characterization and Physical Properties of PLA-- PLA-Based Nano-Biocomposites-- PLA Main Applications-- Degradation and Biodegradation of PLA-- Industrial and Legislative Issues--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biodegradable polymers from renewable resources are sought after for many purposes, from packaging materials in food to biomedical applications. Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) is a well-known biopolymer derived from corn starch or sugar cane used in different food packaging and artificial bones and scaffolds. Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology first introduces the basic concepts of PLA and then covers PLA synthesis and polymerization, processing, characterization and physical properties of PLA, PLA-based nano-biocomposites, the main applications in active packaging and as biomaterials for tissue engineering, degradation and biodegradation of PLA and finally industrial and legislative issues. This interdisciplinary approach provides readers with a general overview of all relevant aspects related to PLA including fundamental issues, innovative applications, new types of processing and emerging applications, modification of PLA, life cycle assessment, bio-additives, bio/degradation and sustainability and international regulations. Experts provide a complete resource and whole perspective on PLA covering scientific, ecological, social and economic issues. The book will appeal to chemists, food technologists and materials engineers as well as researchers interested in bio-based and biodegradable polymers and composites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Introduction to PLA Science and Technologies-- PLA Synthesis and Polymerization-- Processing, Characterization and Physical Properties of PLA-- PLA-Based Nano-Biocomposites-- PLA Main Applications-- Degradation and Biodegradation of PLA-- Industrial and Legislative Issues--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biodegradable polymers from renewable resources are sought after for many purposes, from packaging materials in food to biomedical applications. Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) is a well-known biopolymer derived from corn starch or sugar cane used in different food packaging and artificial bones and scaffolds. Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology first introduces the basic concepts of PLA and then covers PLA synthesis and polymerization, processing, characterization and physical properties of PLA, PLA-based nano-biocomposites, the main applications in active packaging and as biomaterials for tissue engineering, degradation and biodegradation of PLA and finally industrial and legislative issues. This interdisciplinary approach provides readers with a general overview of all relevant aspects related to PLA including fundamental issues, innovative applications, new types of processing and emerging applications, modification of PLA, life cycle assessment, bio-additives, bio/degradation and sustainability and international regulations. Experts provide a complete resource and whole perspective on PLA covering scientific, ecological, social and economic issues. The book will appeal to chemists, food technologists and materials engineers as well as researchers interested in bio-based and biodegradable polymers and composites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 482 pages) : illustrations.
  • Introduction
  • Stress and Strain Analysis and Measurement
  • Characteristics, Applications and Properties of Polymers
  • Polymerization and Classification
  • Differential Constitutive Equations
  • Hereditary Integral Representations of Stress and Strain
  • Time and Temperature Behavior of Polymers
  • Elementary Viscoelastic Stress Analysis for Bars and Beams
  • Viscoelastic Stress Analysis in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Nonlinear Viscoelasticity
  • Rate and Time-Dependent Failure: Mechanics and Predictive Models.
This book provides a unified mechanics and materials perspective on polymers: both the mathematics of viscoelasticity theory as well as the physical mechanisms behind polymer deformation processes. Introductory material on fundamental mechanics is included to provide a continuous baseline for readers from all disciplines. Introductory material on the chemical and molecular basis of polymers is also included, which is essential to the understanding of the thermomechanical response. This self-contained text covers the viscoelastic characterization of polymers including constitutive modeling, experimental methods, thermal response, and stress and failure analysis. Example problems are provided within the text as well as at the end of each chapter. New to this edition: · One new chapter on the use of nano-material inclusions for structural polymer applications and applications such as fiber-reinforced polymers and adhesively bonded structures · Brings up-to-date polymer production and sales data and equipment and procedures for evaluating polymer characterization and classification · The work serves as a comprehensive reference for advanced seniors seeking graduate level courses, first and second year graduate students, and practicing engineers
  • Introduction
  • Stress and Strain Analysis and Measurement
  • Characteristics, Applications and Properties of Polymers
  • Polymerization and Classification
  • Differential Constitutive Equations
  • Hereditary Integral Representations of Stress and Strain
  • Time and Temperature Behavior of Polymers
  • Elementary Viscoelastic Stress Analysis for Bars and Beams
  • Viscoelastic Stress Analysis in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Nonlinear Viscoelasticity
  • Rate and Time-Dependent Failure: Mechanics and Predictive Models.
This book provides a unified mechanics and materials perspective on polymers: both the mathematics of viscoelasticity theory as well as the physical mechanisms behind polymer deformation processes. Introductory material on fundamental mechanics is included to provide a continuous baseline for readers from all disciplines. Introductory material on the chemical and molecular basis of polymers is also included, which is essential to the understanding of the thermomechanical response. This self-contained text covers the viscoelastic characterization of polymers including constitutive modeling, experimental methods, thermal response, and stress and failure analysis. Example problems are provided within the text as well as at the end of each chapter. New to this edition: · One new chapter on the use of nano-material inclusions for structural polymer applications and applications such as fiber-reinforced polymers and adhesively bonded structures · Brings up-to-date polymer production and sales data and equipment and procedures for evaluating polymer characterization and classification · The work serves as a comprehensive reference for advanced seniors seeking graduate level courses, first and second year graduate students, and practicing engineers
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF.
  • Preface A Study on Absorption and Reflection of Infrared Light by the Uncoated and Al-Coated Surfaces of Polymer Films Techniques-- Esen Arkis and Devrim Balkose Specific Features of Novel Blends on the Basis of Copolymers-- Svetlana G. Karpova, Aleksei A. Iordanskii, Sergei M. Lomakin, and Anatolii A. Popov Interrelation Between the Particle Size of a Titanium Catalyst and Its Kinetic Heterogeneity in the Polymerization of Isoprene-- Elena M. Zakharova, Vadim Z. Mingaleev, and Vadim P. Zakharov Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part I-- A. L. Iordanskii, S. V. Fomin, A. A. Burkov, Yu. N. Pankova, and G. E. Zaikov Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part II-- A. P. Bonartsev, A. P. Boskhomodgiev, A. L. Iordanskii, G. A. Bonartseva, A. V. Rebrov, T. K. Makhina, V. L. Myshkina, S. A. Yakovlev, E. A. Filatova, E. A. Ivanov, D. V. Bagrov, G. E. Zaikov, and M. I. Artsis Polymeric Nanocomposites Reinforcement-- G. V. Kozlov, Yu. G. Yanovskii, and G. E. Zaikov Aromatic Polyesters-- Zinaida S. Khasbulatova and Gennady E. Zaikov On Thermo-Elastoplastic Properties: A Case Study-- Maria Rajkiewicz, Marcin Slaczka, and Jakub Czakaj Modeling, Simulation, Performance and Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites-- A. K. Haghi and G. E. Zaikov Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume highlights the latest developments and trends in advanced polyblends and their structures. It presents the developments of advanced polyblends and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. The book provides important original and theoretical experimental results that use non-routine methodologies often unfamiliar to many readers. Furthermore chapters on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems are included, which indicate the need for the new experimental approaches that are presented. Technical and technological development demands the creation of new materials that are stronger, more reliable, and more durable-materials with new properties. Up-to-date projects in creation of new materials go along the way of nanotechnology. With contributions from experts from both the industry and academia, this book presents the latest developments in the identified areas. This book incorporates appropriate case studies, explanatory notes, and schematics for more clarity and better understanding. The book is designed as a textbook for postgraduate students, as a teaching support for the faculty, as a reference book for early research career beginners, and as a reference book for the scientific community at large for understanding the significance of modern materials and chemical engineering. This book will be useful for chemists, chemical engineers, technologists, and students interested in advanced nano-polymers with complex behavior and their applications This new book: * Gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of polyblends and composites * Familiarizes the reader with new aspects of the techniques used in the examination of polymers, including chemical, physicochemical, and purely physical methods of examination * Describes the types of techniques now available to the polymer chemist and technician and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications * Provides a balance between materials science and mechanics aspects, basic and applied research, and high-technology and high-volume (low-cost) composite development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Preface A Study on Absorption and Reflection of Infrared Light by the Uncoated and Al-Coated Surfaces of Polymer Films Techniques-- Esen Arkis and Devrim Balkose Specific Features of Novel Blends on the Basis of Copolymers-- Svetlana G. Karpova, Aleksei A. Iordanskii, Sergei M. Lomakin, and Anatolii A. Popov Interrelation Between the Particle Size of a Titanium Catalyst and Its Kinetic Heterogeneity in the Polymerization of Isoprene-- Elena M. Zakharova, Vadim Z. Mingaleev, and Vadim P. Zakharov Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part I-- A. L. Iordanskii, S. V. Fomin, A. A. Burkov, Yu. N. Pankova, and G. E. Zaikov Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part II-- A. P. Bonartsev, A. P. Boskhomodgiev, A. L. Iordanskii, G. A. Bonartseva, A. V. Rebrov, T. K. Makhina, V. L. Myshkina, S. A. Yakovlev, E. A. Filatova, E. A. Ivanov, D. V. Bagrov, G. E. Zaikov, and M. I. Artsis Polymeric Nanocomposites Reinforcement-- G. V. Kozlov, Yu. G. Yanovskii, and G. E. Zaikov Aromatic Polyesters-- Zinaida S. Khasbulatova and Gennady E. Zaikov On Thermo-Elastoplastic Properties: A Case Study-- Maria Rajkiewicz, Marcin Slaczka, and Jakub Czakaj Modeling, Simulation, Performance and Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites-- A. K. Haghi and G. E. Zaikov Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume highlights the latest developments and trends in advanced polyblends and their structures. It presents the developments of advanced polyblends and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. The book provides important original and theoretical experimental results that use non-routine methodologies often unfamiliar to many readers. Furthermore chapters on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems are included, which indicate the need for the new experimental approaches that are presented. Technical and technological development demands the creation of new materials that are stronger, more reliable, and more durable-materials with new properties. Up-to-date projects in creation of new materials go along the way of nanotechnology. With contributions from experts from both the industry and academia, this book presents the latest developments in the identified areas. This book incorporates appropriate case studies, explanatory notes, and schematics for more clarity and better understanding. The book is designed as a textbook for postgraduate students, as a teaching support for the faculty, as a reference book for early research career beginners, and as a reference book for the scientific community at large for understanding the significance of modern materials and chemical engineering. This book will be useful for chemists, chemical engineers, technologists, and students interested in advanced nano-polymers with complex behavior and their applications This new book: * Gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of polyblends and composites * Familiarizes the reader with new aspects of the techniques used in the examination of polymers, including chemical, physicochemical, and purely physical methods of examination * Describes the types of techniques now available to the polymer chemist and technician and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications * Provides a balance between materials science and mechanics aspects, basic and applied research, and high-technology and high-volume (low-cost) composite development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Biopolymers: Potential Biodegradable Packaging Material for the Food Industry, Tripathi, S. K. Srivastava, and Ajay Yadav Bionanocomposites and Their Potential Applications in Food Packaging, C. Anandharamakrishnan and Usha Kiran Kolli Bio Based Nanocomposites: Prospects in Green Packaging Applications, .Prodyut Dhar, Umesh Bhardwaj, and Vimal Katiyar Edible Films and Coatings for Packaging Applications, Rungsinee Sothornvit Barrier Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: An Overview, Jini Varghese A View on Eco-Friendly Natural Fibers for Packaging, Saravana Bavan D and Mohan Kumar G C Environment Friendly Packaging Plastics, Vimal Katiyar, Neelima Tripathi, Rahul Patwa, Prakash Kotecha Environmental Friendly Microbial Polymers, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (Phas) for Packaging and Biomedical Applications, P. P. Kanekar, S. O. Kulkarni, S. S. Nilegaonkar, S. S. Sarnaik, P. R. Kshirsagar, M. Ponraj, and S. P. Kanekar An Outlook on Water Absorption Properties of Chitosan Based Polymer Films, Christy Philip Rubber Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications, Jini Varghese Properties of Plastics for Packaging Applications, Vimal Katiyar, Surendra S. Gaur, Akhilesh K. Pal, and Amit Kumar Interaction Phenomena Between Packaging and Product, Boussad Abbes, Fazilay Abbes, and Ying-Qiao Guo Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Food, Sanjaya K Dash Application of Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Extension of Shelf-Life of Food Commodities, S. D. Deshpande Conductive Polymers for Packaging Applications, S. B. Kondawar Active and Intelligent Packaging, Panuwat Suppakul Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book focuses on food, non-food, and industrial packaging applications of polymers, blends, nanostructured materials, macro, micro and nanocomposites, and renewable and biodegradable materials. It details physical, thermal, and barrier properties as well as sustainability, recycling, and regulatory issues. The book emphasizes interdisciplinary research on processing, morphology, structure, and properties as well as applications in packaging of food and industrial products. It is useful for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, food technologists, and engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Biopolymers: Potential Biodegradable Packaging Material for the Food Industry, Tripathi, S. K. Srivastava, and Ajay Yadav Bionanocomposites and Their Potential Applications in Food Packaging, C. Anandharamakrishnan and Usha Kiran Kolli Bio Based Nanocomposites: Prospects in Green Packaging Applications, .Prodyut Dhar, Umesh Bhardwaj, and Vimal Katiyar Edible Films and Coatings for Packaging Applications, Rungsinee Sothornvit Barrier Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: An Overview, Jini Varghese A View on Eco-Friendly Natural Fibers for Packaging, Saravana Bavan D and Mohan Kumar G C Environment Friendly Packaging Plastics, Vimal Katiyar, Neelima Tripathi, Rahul Patwa, Prakash Kotecha Environmental Friendly Microbial Polymers, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (Phas) for Packaging and Biomedical Applications, P. P. Kanekar, S. O. Kulkarni, S. S. Nilegaonkar, S. S. Sarnaik, P. R. Kshirsagar, M. Ponraj, and S. P. Kanekar An Outlook on Water Absorption Properties of Chitosan Based Polymer Films, Christy Philip Rubber Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications, Jini Varghese Properties of Plastics for Packaging Applications, Vimal Katiyar, Surendra S. Gaur, Akhilesh K. Pal, and Amit Kumar Interaction Phenomena Between Packaging and Product, Boussad Abbes, Fazilay Abbes, and Ying-Qiao Guo Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Food, Sanjaya K Dash Application of Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Extension of Shelf-Life of Food Commodities, S. D. Deshpande Conductive Polymers for Packaging Applications, S. B. Kondawar Active and Intelligent Packaging, Panuwat Suppakul Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book focuses on food, non-food, and industrial packaging applications of polymers, blends, nanostructured materials, macro, micro and nanocomposites, and renewable and biodegradable materials. It details physical, thermal, and barrier properties as well as sustainability, recycling, and regulatory issues. The book emphasizes interdisciplinary research on processing, morphology, structure, and properties as well as applications in packaging of food and industrial products. It is useful for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, food technologists, and engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Preface xi Contributors xvii Part A Methods for Synthetic Extracellular Matrices and Scaffolds 1 1 Polymers as Materials for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 3 Ana Valles Lluch Dunia Mercedes Garcia Cruz Jorge Luis Escobar Ivirico Cristina Martinez Ramos and Manuel Monleon Pradas 1.1 The Requirements Imposed by Application on Material Structures Intended as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 3 1.2 Composition and Function 5 1.2.1 General Considerations 5 1.2.2 Some Families of Polymers for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 8 1.2.3 Composite Scaffold Matrices 12 1.3 Structure and Function 14 1.3.1 General Considerations 14 1.3.2 Structuring Polymer Matrices 15 1.4 Properties of Scaffolds Relevant for Tissue Engineering Applications 24 1.4.1 Porous Architecture 24 1.4.2 Solid State Properties: Glass Transition Crystallinity 25 1.4.3 Mechanical and Structural Properties 26 1.4.4 Swelling Properties 28 1.4.5 Degradation Properties 29 1.4.6 Diffusion and Permeation 30 1.4.7 Surface Tension and Contact Angle 31 1.4.8 Biological Properties 31 1.5 Compound Multicomponent Constructs 32 1.5.1 Scaffold-Cum-Gel Constructs 32 1.5.2 Scaffolds and Membranes Containing Microparticles 34 1.5.3 Other Multicomponent Scaffold Constructs 34 1.6 Questions Arising from Manipulation and Final Use 35 1.6.1 Sterilization 35 1.6.2 Cell Seeding Cell Culture Analysis 36 1.6.3 In the Surgeon s Hands 37 References 37 2 Natural-Based and Stimuli-Responsive Polymers for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 49 Mariana B. Oliveira and Joao F. Mano 2.1 Introduction 49 2.2 Natural Polymers and Their Application in TE & RM 52 2.2.1 Polysaccharides 52 2.2.2 Protein-Based Polymers 60 2.2.3 Polyesters 65 2.3 Natural Polymers in Stimuli-Responsive Systems 65 2.3.1 pH-Sensitive Natural Polymers 67 2.3.2 Temperature Sensitive Natural Polymers 67 2.3.3 Natural Polymers Modified to Show Thermoresponsive Behavior Modifying Responsive Polymers and Agents 71 2.3.4 Light-Sensitive Polymers Potential Use of Azobenzene/ -Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes 72 2.4 Conclusions 73 References 74 3 Matrix Proteins Interactions with Synthetic Surfaces 91 Patricia Rico Marco Cantini George Altankov and Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez 3.1 Introduction 91 3.2 Protein Adsorption 92 3.2.1 Cell Adhesion Proteins 93 3.2.2 Experimental Techniques to Follow Protein Adsorption 94 3.2.3 Effect of Surface Properties on Protein Adsorption 97 3.3 Cell Adhesion 109 3.3.1 Experimental Techniques to Characterize Cell Adhesion 112 3.3.2 Cell Adhesion at Cell Material Interface 115 3.4 Remodeling of the Adsorbed Proteins 122 3.4.1 Protein Reorganization and Secretion at the Cell Material Interface 122 3.4.2 Proteolytic Remodeling at Cell Materials Interface 126 References 128 4 Focal Adhesion Kinase in Cell Material Interactions 147 Cristina Gonzalez-Garcia Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez and Andres J. Garcia 4.1 Introduction 147 4.2 Role of FAK in Cell Proliferation 149 4.3 Role of FAK in Migratory and Mechanosensing Responses 150 4.4 Role of FAK in the Generation of Adhesives Forces 152 4.5 Influence of Material Surface Properties on FAK Signaling 156 4.5.1 Effect of Mechanical Properties on FAK Signaling 156 4.5.2 Effect of Surface Topography on FAK Signaling 160 4.5.3 Effect of Surface Chemistry on FAK Signaling 163 4.5.4 Effect of Surface Functionalization in FAK Expression 165 References 168 5 Complex Cell Materials Microenvironments in Bioreactors 177 Stergios C. Dermenoudis and Yannis F. Missirlis 5.1 Introduction 177 5.2 Cell ECM Interactions 178 5.2.1 ECM Chemistry 179 5.2.2 ECM Topography 181 5.2.3 ECM Mechanical Properties 183 5.2.4 ECM 3D Structure 184 5.2.5 ECM-Induced Mechanical Stimuli 186 5.3 Cell Nutrient Medium 187 5.3.1 Composition and Volume-Related Phenomena 188 5.3.2 Mechanical Stresses Induced by Nutrient Medium 191 5.4 Other Aspects of Interaction 194 5.4.1 Co-Culture Systems 195 5.4.2 Material Interactions 196 5.5 Conclusions 197 References 197 Part B N anostructures for Tissue Engineering 207 6 Self-Curing Systems for Regenerative Medicine 209 Julio San Roman Blanca Vazquez and Maria Rosa Aguilar 6.1 Introduction 209 6.2 Self-Curing Systems for Hard Tissue Regeneration 210 6.2.1 Antimicrobial Self-Curing Formulations 211 6.2.2 Self-Curing Formulations for Osteoporotic Bone 214 6.2.3 Antineoplastic Drug-Loaded Self-Curing Formulations 216 6.2.4 Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Loaded Formulations 217 6.2.5 Self-Curing Formulations with Biodegradable Components 218 6.3 Self-Curing Hydrogels for Soft Tissue Regeneration 219 6.3.1 Chemically Cross-Linked Hydrogels 220 6.3.2 Chemically and Physically Cross-Linked Hydrogels 225 6.4 Expectative and Future Directions 226 References 226 7 Self-Assembling Peptides as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices 235 M.T. Fernandez Muinos and C.E. Semino 7.1 Introduction 235 7.2 In Vitro Applications 238 7.3 In Vivo Applications 242 References 245 8 Polymer Therapeutics as Nano-Sized Medicines for Tissue Regeneration and Repair 249 Ana Arminan Pilar Sepulveda and Maria J. Vicent 8.1 Polymer Therapeutics as Nano-Sized Medicines 249 8.1.1 The Concept and Biological Rationale behind Polymer Therapeutics 249 8.1.2 Current Status and Future Trends 252 8.2 Polymer Therapeutics for Tissue Regeneration and Repair 254 8.2.1 Ischemia/Reperfusion Injuries 255 8.2.2 Wound Healing/Repair 260 8.2.3 Musculoskeletal Disorders 263 8.2.4 Diseases of the Central Nervous System 267 8.3 Conclusions and Future Perspectives 272 References 273 9 How Regenerative Medicine Can Benefit from Nucleic Acids Delivery Nanocarriers? 285 Erea Borrajo Anxo Vidal Maria J. Alonso and Marcos Garcia-Fuentes 9.1 Introduction 285 9.1.1 Learning from Viruses: How to Overcome Cellular Barriers 286 9.2 Nanotechnology in Gene Delivery 292 9.2.1 Lipid Nanocarriers 292 9.2.2 Polymeric Nanocarriers 294 9.2.3 Inorganic Nanoparticles 300 9.3 Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine 302 9.3.1 Bone Regeneration 303 9.3.2 Cartilage Regeneration 305 9.3.3 Tendon Regeneration 308 9.3.4 Myocardium Regeneration 309 9.3.5 Neurological Tissue 311 9.4 Conclusions 313 References 313 10 Functionalized Mesoporous Materials with Gate-Like Scaffoldings for Controlled Delivery 337 Elena Aznar Estela Climent Laura Mondragon Felix Sancenon and Ramon Martinez-Manez 10.1 Introduction 337 10.2 Mesoporous Silica Materials with Gate-Like Scaffoldings 339 10.2.1 Controlled Delivery by pH Changes 339 10.2.2 Controlled Delivery Using Redox Reactions 345 10.2.3 Controlled Delivery Using Photochemical Reactions 349 10.2.4 Controlled Delivery via Temperature Changes 352 10.2.5 Controlled Delivery Using Small Molecules 355 10.2.6 Controlled Delivery Using Biomolecules 356 10.3 Concluding Remarks 360 References 361 11 Where Are We Going? Future Trends and Challenges 367 Sang Jin Lee and Anthony Atala 11.1 Introduction 367 11.2 Classification of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 368 11.2.1 N aturally Derived Materials 368 11.2.2 Biodegradable Synthetic Polymers 370 11.2.3 Tissue Matrices 372 11.3 Basic Principles of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering 373 11.4 Development of Smart Biomaterials 374 11.5 Scaffold Fabrication Technologies 376 11.5.1 Injectable Hydrogels 376 11.5.2 Electrospinning 377 11.5.3 Computer-Aided Scaffold Fabrication 378 11.5.4 Functionalization of Tissue-Engineered Biomaterial Scaffolds 379 11.6 Summary and Future Directions 381 References 384 Index 391.
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Biomedical applications of Polymers from Scaffolds to Nanostructures The ability of polymers to span wide ranges of mechanical properties and morph into desired shapes makes them useful for a variety of applications, including scaffolds, self-assembling materials, and nanomedicines. With an interdisciplinary list of subjects and contributors, this book overviews the biomedical applications of polymers and focuses on the aspect of regenerative medicine. Chapters also cover fundamentals, theories, and tools for scientists to apply polymers in the following ways: * Matrix protein interactions with synthetic surfaces * Methods and materials for cell scaffolds * Complex cell-materials microenvironments in bioreactors * Polymer therapeutics as nano-sized medicines for tissue repair * Functionalized mesoporous materials for controlled delivery * Nucleic acid delivery nanocarriers Concepts include macro and nano requirements for polymers as well as future perspectives, trends, and challenges in the field. From self-assembling peptides to self-curing systems, this book presents the full therapeutic potential of novel polymeric systems and topics that are in the leading edge of technology.
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  • Preface xi Contributors xvii Part A Methods for Synthetic Extracellular Matrices and Scaffolds 1 1 Polymers as Materials for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 3 Ana Valles Lluch Dunia Mercedes Garcia Cruz Jorge Luis Escobar Ivirico Cristina Martinez Ramos and Manuel Monleon Pradas 1.1 The Requirements Imposed by Application on Material Structures Intended as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 3 1.2 Composition and Function 5 1.2.1 General Considerations 5 1.2.2 Some Families of Polymers for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds 8 1.2.3 Composite Scaffold Matrices 12 1.3 Structure and Function 14 1.3.1 General Considerations 14 1.3.2 Structuring Polymer Matrices 15 1.4 Properties of Scaffolds Relevant for Tissue Engineering Applications 24 1.4.1 Porous Architecture 24 1.4.2 Solid State Properties: Glass Transition Crystallinity 25 1.4.3 Mechanical and Structural Properties 26 1.4.4 Swelling Properties 28 1.4.5 Degradation Properties 29 1.4.6 Diffusion and Permeation 30 1.4.7 Surface Tension and Contact Angle 31 1.4.8 Biological Properties 31 1.5 Compound Multicomponent Constructs 32 1.5.1 Scaffold-Cum-Gel Constructs 32 1.5.2 Scaffolds and Membranes Containing Microparticles 34 1.5.3 Other Multicomponent Scaffold Constructs 34 1.6 Questions Arising from Manipulation and Final Use 35 1.6.1 Sterilization 35 1.6.2 Cell Seeding Cell Culture Analysis 36 1.6.3 In the Surgeon s Hands 37 References 37 2 Natural-Based and Stimuli-Responsive Polymers for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 49 Mariana B. Oliveira and Joao F. Mano 2.1 Introduction 49 2.2 Natural Polymers and Their Application in TE & RM 52 2.2.1 Polysaccharides 52 2.2.2 Protein-Based Polymers 60 2.2.3 Polyesters 65 2.3 Natural Polymers in Stimuli-Responsive Systems 65 2.3.1 pH-Sensitive Natural Polymers 67 2.3.2 Temperature Sensitive Natural Polymers 67 2.3.3 Natural Polymers Modified to Show Thermoresponsive Behavior Modifying Responsive Polymers and Agents 71 2.3.4 Light-Sensitive Polymers Potential Use of Azobenzene/ -Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes 72 2.4 Conclusions 73 References 74 3 Matrix Proteins Interactions with Synthetic Surfaces 91 Patricia Rico Marco Cantini George Altankov and Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez 3.1 Introduction 91 3.2 Protein Adsorption 92 3.2.1 Cell Adhesion Proteins 93 3.2.2 Experimental Techniques to Follow Protein Adsorption 94 3.2.3 Effect of Surface Properties on Protein Adsorption 97 3.3 Cell Adhesion 109 3.3.1 Experimental Techniques to Characterize Cell Adhesion 112 3.3.2 Cell Adhesion at Cell Material Interface 115 3.4 Remodeling of the Adsorbed Proteins 122 3.4.1 Protein Reorganization and Secretion at the Cell Material Interface 122 3.4.2 Proteolytic Remodeling at Cell Materials Interface 126 References 128 4 Focal Adhesion Kinase in Cell Material Interactions 147 Cristina Gonzalez-Garcia Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez and Andres J. Garcia 4.1 Introduction 147 4.2 Role of FAK in Cell Proliferation 149 4.3 Role of FAK in Migratory and Mechanosensing Responses 150 4.4 Role of FAK in the Generation of Adhesives Forces 152 4.5 Influence of Material Surface Properties on FAK Signaling 156 4.5.1 Effect of Mechanical Properties on FAK Signaling 156 4.5.2 Effect of Surface Topography on FAK Signaling 160 4.5.3 Effect of Surface Chemistry on FAK Signaling 163 4.5.4 Effect of Surface Functionalization in FAK Expression 165 References 168 5 Complex Cell Materials Microenvironments in Bioreactors 177 Stergios C. Dermenoudis and Yannis F. Missirlis 5.1 Introduction 177 5.2 Cell ECM Interactions 178 5.2.1 ECM Chemistry 179 5.2.2 ECM Topography 181 5.2.3 ECM Mechanical Properties 183 5.2.4 ECM 3D Structure 184 5.2.5 ECM-Induced Mechanical Stimuli 186 5.3 Cell Nutrient Medium 187 5.3.1 Composition and Volume-Related Phenomena 188 5.3.2 Mechanical Stresses Induced by Nutrient Medium 191 5.4 Other Aspects of Interaction 194 5.4.1 Co-Culture Systems 195 5.4.2 Material Interactions 196 5.5 Conclusions 197 References 197 Part B N anostructures for Tissue Engineering 207 6 Self-Curing Systems for Regenerative Medicine 209 Julio San Roman Blanca Vazquez and Maria Rosa Aguilar 6.1 Introduction 209 6.2 Self-Curing Systems for Hard Tissue Regeneration 210 6.2.1 Antimicrobial Self-Curing Formulations 211 6.2.2 Self-Curing Formulations for Osteoporotic Bone 214 6.2.3 Antineoplastic Drug-Loaded Self-Curing Formulations 216 6.2.4 Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Loaded Formulations 217 6.2.5 Self-Curing Formulations with Biodegradable Components 218 6.3 Self-Curing Hydrogels for Soft Tissue Regeneration 219 6.3.1 Chemically Cross-Linked Hydrogels 220 6.3.2 Chemically and Physically Cross-Linked Hydrogels 225 6.4 Expectative and Future Directions 226 References 226 7 Self-Assembling Peptides as Synthetic Extracellular Matrices 235 M.T. Fernandez Muinos and C.E. Semino 7.1 Introduction 235 7.2 In Vitro Applications 238 7.3 In Vivo Applications 242 References 245 8 Polymer Therapeutics as Nano-Sized Medicines for Tissue Regeneration and Repair 249 Ana Arminan Pilar Sepulveda and Maria J. Vicent 8.1 Polymer Therapeutics as Nano-Sized Medicines 249 8.1.1 The Concept and Biological Rationale behind Polymer Therapeutics 249 8.1.2 Current Status and Future Trends 252 8.2 Polymer Therapeutics for Tissue Regeneration and Repair 254 8.2.1 Ischemia/Reperfusion Injuries 255 8.2.2 Wound Healing/Repair 260 8.2.3 Musculoskeletal Disorders 263 8.2.4 Diseases of the Central Nervous System 267 8.3 Conclusions and Future Perspectives 272 References 273 9 How Regenerative Medicine Can Benefit from Nucleic Acids Delivery Nanocarriers? 285 Erea Borrajo Anxo Vidal Maria J. Alonso and Marcos Garcia-Fuentes 9.1 Introduction 285 9.1.1 Learning from Viruses: How to Overcome Cellular Barriers 286 9.2 Nanotechnology in Gene Delivery 292 9.2.1 Lipid Nanocarriers 292 9.2.2 Polymeric Nanocarriers 294 9.2.3 Inorganic Nanoparticles 300 9.3 Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine 302 9.3.1 Bone Regeneration 303 9.3.2 Cartilage Regeneration 305 9.3.3 Tendon Regeneration 308 9.3.4 Myocardium Regeneration 309 9.3.5 Neurological Tissue 311 9.4 Conclusions 313 References 313 10 Functionalized Mesoporous Materials with Gate-Like Scaffoldings for Controlled Delivery 337 Elena Aznar Estela Climent Laura Mondragon Felix Sancenon and Ramon Martinez-Manez 10.1 Introduction 337 10.2 Mesoporous Silica Materials with Gate-Like Scaffoldings 339 10.2.1 Controlled Delivery by pH Changes 339 10.2.2 Controlled Delivery Using Redox Reactions 345 10.2.3 Controlled Delivery Using Photochemical Reactions 349 10.2.4 Controlled Delivery via Temperature Changes 352 10.2.5 Controlled Delivery Using Small Molecules 355 10.2.6 Controlled Delivery Using Biomolecules 356 10.3 Concluding Remarks 360 References 361 11 Where Are We Going? Future Trends and Challenges 367 Sang Jin Lee and Anthony Atala 11.1 Introduction 367 11.2 Classification of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 368 11.2.1 N aturally Derived Materials 368 11.2.2 Biodegradable Synthetic Polymers 370 11.2.3 Tissue Matrices 372 11.3 Basic Principles of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering 373 11.4 Development of Smart Biomaterials 374 11.5 Scaffold Fabrication Technologies 376 11.5.1 Injectable Hydrogels 376 11.5.2 Electrospinning 377 11.5.3 Computer-Aided Scaffold Fabrication 378 11.5.4 Functionalization of Tissue-Engineered Biomaterial Scaffolds 379 11.6 Summary and Future Directions 381 References 384 Index 391.
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Biomedical applications of Polymers from Scaffolds to Nanostructures The ability of polymers to span wide ranges of mechanical properties and morph into desired shapes makes them useful for a variety of applications, including scaffolds, self-assembling materials, and nanomedicines. With an interdisciplinary list of subjects and contributors, this book overviews the biomedical applications of polymers and focuses on the aspect of regenerative medicine. Chapters also cover fundamentals, theories, and tools for scientists to apply polymers in the following ways: * Matrix protein interactions with synthetic surfaces * Methods and materials for cell scaffolds * Complex cell-materials microenvironments in bioreactors * Polymer therapeutics as nano-sized medicines for tissue repair * Functionalized mesoporous materials for controlled delivery * Nucleic acid delivery nanocarriers Concepts include macro and nano requirements for polymers as well as future perspectives, trends, and challenges in the field. From self-assembling peptides to self-curing systems, this book presents the full therapeutic potential of novel polymeric systems and topics that are in the leading edge of technology.
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