Biopolymer Grafting: Synthesis and Properties

Vijay Kumar Thakur* (Editor)

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Abstract

Biopolymer Grafting: Synthesis and Properties presents the latest research and developments in fundamental of synthesis and properties of biopolymer-based graft copolymers. The book presents a broad overview of the biopolymer grafting process, along with trends in the field. It also introduces a range of grafting methods which lead to materials with enhanced properties for a range of practical applications, along with the positives and limitations of these techniques. The book bridges the knowledge gap between the scientific principles and industrial applications of polymer grafting. This book covers synthesis and characterization of graft-copolymers of plant polysaccharides, functional separation membranes from grafted biopolymers, and polysaccharides in alternative methods for insulin delivery. Recent trends and advances in this area are discussed, assisting materials scientists and researchers in mapping out the future of these new "green" materials through value addition to enhance their use. Introduces polymer researchers to a promising, rapidly developing method for modifying naturally derived biopolymers. Provides a one-stop shop covering synthesis, properties, characterization and graft copolymerization of bio-based polymeric materials. Increases familiarity with a range of biopolymer grafting processes, enabling materials scientists and engineers to improve material properties and widen the range of potential biopolymer applications.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages571
ISBN (Electronic)9780128104613
ISBN (Print)9780323481045
Publication statusPrint publication - 29 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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