Polymeric Hydrogels as Smart Biomaterials

  • Susheel Kalia

Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra, Ajay Kumar Mishra
    Pages 1-17
  3. Damia Mawad, Antonio Lauto, Gordon G. Wallace
    Pages 19-44
  4. Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, Anand S. Deshmukh
    Pages 45-71
  5. Alexandra L. Rutz, Ramille N. Shah
    Pages 73-104
  6. Amit Kumar Nayak, Dilipkumar Pal
    Pages 105-151
  7. Jaydee D. Cabral
    Pages 153-170
  8. Ajay Kumar Mishra, Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra
    Pages 171-188
  9. Annamaria Celli, Magdy W. Sabaa, Alummoottil N. Jyothi, Susheel Kalia
    Pages 189-234

About this book


This book is concerned with polymeric hydrogels, which are considered as one of the most promising types of new polymer-based materials. Each chapter in this book describes a selected class of polymeric hydrogels, such as superabsorbent hybrid nanohydrogels, conducting polymer hydrogels, polysaccharide-based or protein-based hydrogels, or gels based on synthetic polymers. In this way, the book also addresses some of the fascinating properties and applications of polymeric hydrogels: they are three-dimensional, hydrophilic, polymeric networks that can absorb, swell and retain large quantities of water or aqueous fluids. In combination with metal nanoparticles, nanofibrils or nanowhiskers, which may be embedded in the gels, they find widespread applications, ranging from agriculture, and waste water treatment, over electronics, to pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. Applications mentioned in this book include electro sensors, capacitors, electromechanical actuators, and even artificial muscles.


Conducting polymer hydrogels Intelligent hydrogels Polymeric hydrogels Polysaccharide-based hydrogels Protein-based hydrogels Smart biomaterials Stimulus-sensitive materials Superabsorbent hybrid hydrogels Synthesis of hydrogels

Editors and affiliations

  • Susheel Kalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, ACC WingIndian Military AcademyDehradunIndia

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