Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and by Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous

By Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous

This quantity contains thirteen contributions from well known specialists from the correct examine fields which are comparable biodegradable and biobased polymers and their environmental and biomedical applications. 


Specifically, the publication highlights:

  •  Developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates functions in agriculture, biodegradable packaging fabric and biomedical box like drug supply structures, implants, tissue engineering and scaffolds
  • The synthesis and elaboration of cellulose microfibrils from sisal fibres for prime functionality engineering purposes in a number of sectors resembling the car and aerospace industries, or for development and construction
  • The diverse periods and chemical alterations of tannins
  • Electro-activity and purposes of Jatropha latex and seed
  • The synthesis, homes and functions of poly(lactic acid)
  • The synthesis, processing and houses of poly(butylene succinate), its copolymers, composites and nanocomposites
  • The various routes for training polymers from vegetable oil and the results of reinforcement and nano-reinforcement at the actual homes of such biobased polymers
  • The sorts of converted drug supply structures including the idea that of the drug supply matrix for managed unlock of substances and for antitumor drugs
  • The use of nanocellulose as sustainable adsorbents for the elimination of water toxins more often than not heavy steel ions, natural molecules, dyes, oil and CO2
  • The major extraction strategies, constitution, houses and various chemical differences of lignins
  • Proteins and nucleic acids dependent biopolymers 
  • The function of tamarind seed polysaccharide-based multiple-unit platforms in sustained drug release 

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