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Starch, Chitin and Chitosan Based Composites and Nanocomposites

  • Merin Sara Thomas
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
  • Siji K. Mary
  • Sabu Thomas
  • Laly A. Pothan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Biobased Polymers book sub series (BRIEFSBP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Merin Sara Thomas, Rekha Rose Koshy, Siji K. Mary, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Merin Sara Thomas, Rekha Rose Koshy, Siji K. Mary, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
    Pages 9-17
  4. Merin Sara Thomas, Rekha Rose Koshy, Siji K. Mary, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
    Pages 19-42
  5. Merin Sara Thomas, Rekha Rose Koshy, Siji K. Mary, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
    Pages 43-55
  6. Merin Sara Thomas, Rekha Rose Koshy, Siji K. Mary, Sabu Thomas, Laly A. Pothan
    Pages 57-57

About this book

Introduction

This brief explores recent progress in the area of polysaccharides and their composites and nanocomposites. It is a complete resource for the evolving field of polysaccharide based biomaterials and their applications in different fields. The volume focuses on their composition, properties, characterization, chemistry and applications and also highlights recent developments in polysaccharide based composites and nanocomposites spurred by advances in polymer technology and biotechnology. 

Divided into different sections featuring alginates, carrageenans, cellulose, starch, chitin, chitosan, gums, etc, each chapter presents chemical, physical, and biological attributes, and reviews the recent research performed such as drug carriers, selective water absorption materials from oil-water emulsions, purification of water, biomedical applications, etc. The authors hope that this brief will help to inspire scientists towards novel sources for chemicals, materials, and energy in the years to come.

Keywords

Polysaccharides applications Alginate applications Carrageenan applications Xanthan gum Pullulan polysaccharides

Authors and affiliations

  • Merin Sara Thomas
    • 1
  • Rekha Rose Koshy
    • 2
  • Siji K. Mary
    • 3
  • Sabu Thomas
    • 4
  • Laly A. Pothan
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia
  4. 4.International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayamIndia
  5. 5.Department of ChemistryC.M.S. CollegeKottayamIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03158-9
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03157-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03158-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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