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Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials

Polymer Gels

Science and Fundamentals

Editors: Thakur, Vijay Kumar, Thakur, Manju Kumari (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive book on the evolving field of polymer gels
  • Focuses on the science and fundamentals of polymer gels, including their structure, classification, chemistry, composition etc
  • Provides basic information on and a clear understanding of the status quo and the growing utility of polymer gels
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This book exclusively focuses on the science and fundamentals of polymer gels, as well as the numerous advantages that polymer gel-based materials offer. It presents a comprehensive collection of chapters on the recent advances and developments in the core science and fundamentals of both synthetic and natural polymer-based gels, and pays particular attention to applications in the various research fields of biomedicine and engineering. Key topics addressed include: polysaccharide-based gels and their fundamentals; stimuli-responsive polymer gels; polymer gels applied to enzyme and cell immobilization; chitosan-based gels for cancer therapy; natural polymeric and gelling agents; radiation dosimetry; polymeric gels as vehicles for enhanced drug delivery across the skin; transport in and through gel; and polymer gel nanocomposites and functional gels. The book’s extensive and highly topical coverage will appeal to researchers working in a broad range of fields in industry and academia alike.

About the authors

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur is currently a Permanent Faculty in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing , Cranfield University, UK. Some of his other prior significant appointments include being a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009-2012) and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU–Taiwan. He spent his postdoctoral study in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University, USA and received Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry (2009). In the course of his academic career, he has published more than 100 SCI journal research articles in the field of chemical sciences/materials science and holds one US patent. Among these, ten of his research papers have been highlighted as “Highly Cited Papers” in Web of Science (less than 1% of published papers receive this ranking), while three others have been highlighted as “Hot Papers” (Hot papers are selected by virtue of being cited among the top one-tenth of one percent-0.1%) in a current bimonthly period in Web of Science). He has also published 33 books and 35 book chapters on the advanced state-of-the-art of polymer science/materials science/nanotechnology with numerous publishers. His research interests include the synthesis and processing of bio-based polymers, composites, nanostructured materials, hydrogels, polymer micro/nanocomposites, nanoelectronic materials, novel high dielectric constant materials, engineering nanomaterials, electrochromic materials, green synthesis of nanomaterials, and surface functionalization of polymers/nanomaterials. He sits on the editorial board of several SCI journals as well as Scientific Bodies around the globe.

Dr. Manju Kumari Thakur has been an assistant professor of Chemistry at the Division of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India since June 2010. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology; M.Sc., M. Phil in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Chemistry Department at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India. She has extensive experience in the field of organic chemistry, biopolymers, composites/nanocomposites, hydrogels, and applications of hydrogels in the removal of toxic heavy metal ions, drug delivery. She has published more than 30 research papers in several international journals, has co-authored three books, and has also published 25 book chapters in the field of polymeric materials.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Polymer Hydrogel-Clay (Nano)Composites

    Pages 1-62

    Kuśtrowski, Piotr (et al.)

  • An Overview on Polymer Gels Applied to Enzyme and Cell Immobilization

    Pages 63-86

    Borin, Gustavo Pagotto (et al.)

  • Hemicellulose-Based Hydrogels and Their Potential Application

    Pages 87-127

    Kong, Weiqing (et al.)

  • Updates on Stimuli-Responsive Polymers: Synthesis Approaches and Features

    Pages 129-146

    El-Sherbiny, Ibrahim M. (et al.)

  • Polysaccharide-Based Polymer Gels

    Pages 147-229

    Fekete, Tamás (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6086-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6085-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polymer Gels
Book Subtitle
Science and Fundamentals
Editors
  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
Series Title
Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6086-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6086-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6085-4
Series ISSN
2367-0061
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 492
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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