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Natural Materials and Products from Insects: Chemistry and Applications

Editors: Kumar, Dhiraj, Shahid, Mohammad (Eds.)

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  • Covers manifold applications of natural insect products in biomedicine, nutrition and agriculture
  • Presents the most important, economically relevant insects 
  • Encourages readers to conduct further research on insect based natural products beneficial for mankind
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This book reviews the latest research on bioproducts from various economically important insects, such as silkworms, honey bees, lac and drosophila, and termites, and discusses their general, biomedical and industrial applications in detail. It includes chapters focusing on insects as a food source, probiotics, silk-based biomaterials, insect pheromones, insects as biomedicine source, pupa oil chemistry, non-protein compounds from Lepidopteran insects, insect chitin and chitosan, polyphenols and flavonoids.

Model insects like Bombyx mori or bees were domesticated in Asian countries thousands of years ago. Over time, natural products from these animals became industrialized and today they attracting increasing attention thanks to their sustainability and their manifold applications in agriculture and biomedicine. 

The book is intended for entomologists, material scientists, natural product researchers and biotechnologists. 



About the authors

Dr. Dhiraj Kumar holds a doctorate in Animal Science from B.B. Ambedkar University, India and a post-doctorate from Soochow University, China. Currently, he is working as a Dr. D.S. Kothari fellow at Jiwaji University, India. He also served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Zoology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, India. Dr. Kumar has published 29 research papers in leading international journals, two books (10000+ downloads), five book chapters, three international proceedings and one patent (2 filed). He is also a reviewer for numerous SCI journals. Dr. Kumar has received several national & international awards for his contributions in biological science. Dr. Kumar’s current research focus is metagenomics, natural products, novel wound healing patches and biomedicines.

Dr. Mohammad Shahid received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India).  He has contributed to 34 publications, including two books and three book chapters. His publications have attracted more than 1500 citations to date. He also coordinated the publication of a special issue of the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. Dr. Shahid has been the recipient of several prestigious fellowships for his doctoral and postdoctoral research, such as the UGC Central University Ph.D. fellowship, China postdoctoral fellowship (Soochow University, China), Marie Curie individual fellowship (University of Glasgow, UK) and Dr. D S Kothari postdoctoral fellowship. He is currently involved in a project focusing on superhydrophobic finishing of nanocolored textiles at the Department of Fibers and Textile Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai. His research interests include natural dyes and dyeing, the chemistry of textile dyeing and functional finishing, functional coatings, and analytical methods for historical dye analysis.         


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Polyphenols and Flavonoids from Honey: A Special Focus on Diabetes

    Pages 1-20

    Pasupuleti, Visweswara Rao (et al.)

  • Chemistry and Applications of Lac and Its By-Product

    Pages 21-37

    Sharma, K. K. (et al.)

  • Silk: An Amazing Biomaterial for Future Medication

    Pages 39-49

    Kumar, Dhiraj (et al.)

  • Insect Chitin and Chitosan: Structure, Properties, Production, and Implementation Prospective

    Pages 51-66

    Kumar, Manish (et al.)

  • Recent Advances in the Insect Natural Product Chemistry: Structural Diversity and Their Applications

    Pages 67-94

    Rather, Luqman Jameel (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Materials and Products from Insects: Chemistry and Applications
Editors
  • Dhiraj Kumar
  • Mohammad Shahid
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36610-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36610-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36609-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 156
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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