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Advances in Sustainable Polymers

Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization

  • Vimal Katiyar
  • Amit Kumar
  • Neha Mulchandani

Part of the Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials book series (MHFNN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Neha Mulchandani, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 1-20
  3. Neha Mulchandani, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 35-49
  4. Sushobhan Pradhan, Pritam Kumar Dikshit, Vijayanand S. Moholkar
    Pages 51-94
  5. Ishita Mukherjee, Krishna Gopal Goswami, Priyadarsi De
    Pages 95-119
  6. Deepshikha Das, Neha Mulchandani, Amit Kumar, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 121-144
  7. Varnakumar Gayathri, Nagaraju Pentela, Debasis Samanta
    Pages 145-181
  8. T. T. Aiswarya, Sampa Saha
    Pages 217-236
  9. Kona Mondal, Neha Mulchandani, Somashree Mondal, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 237-269
  10. Shasanka Sekhar Borkotoky, Tabli Ghosh, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 271-288
  11. Amit Kumar Pandey, Pham Thi Ngoc Diep, Rahul Patwa, Vimal Katiyar, Sono Sasaki, Shinichi Sakurai
    Pages 321-339
  12. Tabli Ghosh, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 363-387
  13. Naba Kumar Kalita, Ajay Kalamdhad, Vimal Katiyar
    Pages 389-404

About this book


This book discusses synthesis and characterization of sustainable polymers. The book covers opportunities and challenges of using sustainable polymers to replace existing petroleum based feedstock. This volume provides insights into the chemistry of polymerization, and discusses tailoring the properties of the polymers at the source in order fit requirements of specific applications. The book also covers processing of these polymers and their critical assessment. The book will be of use to chemists and engineers in the industry and academia working on sustainable polymers and their commercialization to replace dependence on petroleum-based polymers.


Polymer Synthesis Strategies polymer Life Cycle Assessment Sustainable Polymers Petrochemical Based Polymers Sustainable Packaging Biodegradable Polymer Composites Polyhydroxyalkanoates Thermo-Responsive Polymers Biocompatible Polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Vimal Katiyar
    • 1
  • Amit Kumar
    • 2
  • Neha Mulchandani
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

About the editors

Vimal Katiyar is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. He has done his M. Tech and PhD in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay respectively, and postdoctoral work in Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU, Denmark. His current research interests include the synthetic and biodegradable polymers, polymer processing, biothermosets, nanobiocomposites and fuel cells. Dr Katiyar has more than 100 research publications in reputed journals, and has authored numerous book chapters and conference papers, and holds 22 published patents.

Amit Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. He has done his B.Tech and PhD from IIT Kharagpur and the University of Delaware respectively. His research interests include molecular modeling and simulation, polymers and polymer nanocomposites, gas adsorption, transport and separation. He has authored 3 book chapters and more than 30 research papers in reputed journals and conferences.

Neha Mulchandani is a research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. Her work focuses on developing carbon dioxide derived lactone based copolymers and composites for potential applications.

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