Polymer Science

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Chemical Engineering of Polymers: Production of Functional and Flexible Materials

Omari V. Mukbaniani, Marc J. M. Abadie, Tamara Tatrishvili
October 30, 2017

In this important volume, the structures and functions of these advanced polymer and composite systems are evaluated with respect to improved or novel performance, and the potential implications of those developments for the future of polymer-based composites and multifunctional materials are...


Martin Alberto Masuelli
October 23, 2017

This book examines the whole range of modern packaging options. It covers edible packaging based on carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidative and antimicrobial packaging, and the chemistry of food and food packaging, such as plasticization and polymer morphology. Issues related to shelf life and...

Functionalized Polysulfones: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Silvia Ioan
October 23, 2017

Functionalized Polysulfones: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications focuses on polysulfones and their derivatives, which are widely used as functional materials in the biochemical, industrial, and medical fields due to their structural and physical characteristics, such as good optical...

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry

Vijay Kumar Thakur
October 18, 2017

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry discusses the synthesis, characterization, and properties of multifunctional cellulose-based graft copolymers. Presenting the contributions of accomplished experts in the field of natural cellulosic polymers, this authoritative text:...

Conjugated Objects: Developments, Synthesis, and Applications

Atsushi Nagai, Koji Takagi
October 18, 2017

Conjugated Objects: Development, Synthesis, and Application contains 17 chapters written by young researchers and contains current trends in pi-conjugated systems for application in broad research areas such as design of unique pi-conjugation, catalysts, self-assembly, charge transfer...

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition

Charles E. Carraher Jr.
October 09, 2017

Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition integrates the core areas of polymer science. Along with updating of each chapter, newly added content reflects the growing applications in Biochemistry, Biomaterials, and Sustainable Industries. Providing a user-friendly approach to the world of...

Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers

Arkadii Arinstein
October 06, 2017

Discussing the electrospinning process, the book covers in great depth the current research interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially electrospinning of polymer nanofibers. The main distinction of the proposed book from others devoted to the electrospinning process is in the...

Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites

P.K. Mallick
October 04, 2017

Polymer matrix composites are finding increasing number of applications due to their high weight-saving potential as well as unique characteristics, such as high strength-to-density ratio, fatigue resistance, high damping factor, and freedom from corrosion. While many textbooks are available on the...

Intelligent Polymers for Nanomedicine and Biotechnologies

Magdalena Aflori
August 30, 2017

Almost all synthetic materials over time induce some level of inflammation and fibrosis. Therefore, even though the successes of biomaterials science in producing acceptable solutions to the problem of biocompatibility have been remarkable, there remains enormous opportunity for improvement. The...

Composite Structures: Design, Mechanics, Analysis, Manufacturing, and Testing

Manoj Kumar Buragohain
August 22, 2017

The primary objective of this book is to bridge this gap by presenting the concepts in composites in an integrated and balanced manner and expose the reader to the total gamut of activities involved in composite product development. It includes the complete know-how for development of a composite...

Functional Hydrogels in Drug Delivery: Key Features and Future Perspectives

Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri, Giuseppe Cirillo
August 16, 2017

The book deals with the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels specifically used as drug delivery systems. Each chapter includes the most recent updates about the different starting materials employed and the improvement of their physicochemical and biological properties to synthetize high...

Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization: Fundamentals to Applications

Samir Chikkali, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Bas de Bruin, Michael Shaver
August 15, 2017

The proposed book focusses on metal mediated/catalyzed “controlled/living radical polymerization” (CRP/LRP) methods. It surveys a wide variety of catalyzed polymerization reactions, making it essentially a “one stop” review in the field. A significant contribution to polymer science is “metathesis...