Functional Biopolymers

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Manju Kumari Thakur

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. S. Attia, Ahmed E. M. Mekky, Ziya Ahmed Khan, M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb
    Pages 1-23
  3. Amit Kumar Nayak, Dilipkumar Pal
    Pages 25-56
  4. Kelvia Álvarez, Vera A. Alvarez, Tomy J. Gutiérrez
    Pages 57-96
  5. L. Pighinelli, D. Wawro, M. F. Guimarães, R. L. Paz, G. Zanin, M. Kmiec et al.
    Pages 97-130
  6. Tomy J. Gutiérrez, Romina Ollier, Vera A. Alvarez
    Pages 131-158
  7. Sarat K. Swain, Adrushya J. Pattanayak, Amrita P. Sahoo
    Pages 159-182
  8. Carmen-Alice Teacă, Dan Roşu, Fulga Tanasă, Mădălina Zănoagă, Fănică Mustaţă
    Pages 217-238
  9. Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail, Hom Nath Dhakal
    Pages 239-280
  10. Amit Verma, Ankit Jain, Ankita Tiwari, Sanjay K. Jain
    Pages 343-371

About this book


This book presents the synthesis, processing and application of selected functional biopolymers as new advanced materials. It reviews theoretical advances as well as experimental results, opening new avenues for researchers in the field of polymers and sustainable materials. The book covers various aspects, including the structural analysis of functional biopolymers based materials; functional biopolymer blends; films, fibers, foams, composites and different advanced applications. A special emphasis is on cellulose-based functional polymers, but other types of functional biopolymers (e.g. from chitosan, starch, or plant oils) are also described.


Bio based functional materials Thermoplastic processing Biopolymeric composites Protein based functional materials Electroconductive modification Soybean oil Cellulose-based functional polymers Nanocellulose Chitosan based functional nanocomposites Polyhydroxyalkanoates Plant oil based functional materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
    • 1
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty in Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre, School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingCranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Division of ChemistryHimachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaIndia

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