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Polysaccharide Based Graft Copolymers

  • Susheel Kalia
  • M.W. Sabaa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Susheel Kalia, Magdy W. Sabaa, Sarita Kango
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gülten Gürdağ, Shokat Sarmad
    Pages 15-57
  4. A. N. Jyothi, Antonio J. F. Carvalho
    Pages 59-109
  5. Aiqin Wang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 149-203
  6. Yasuhiko Onishi, Yuki Eshita, Masaaki Mizuno
    Pages 205-269
  7. Jaspreet Kaur Bhatia, Balbir Singh Kaith, Susheel Kalia
    Pages 271-290
  8. Fabio Salvatore Palumbo, Giovanna Pitarresi, Calogero Fiorica, Gaetano Giammona
    Pages 291-323
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book

Introduction

Renowned experts give all essential aspects of the techniques and applications of graft copolymers based on polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are the most abundant natural organic materials and polysaccharide based graft copolymers are of great importance and widely used in various fields. Natural polysaccharides have recently received more attention due to their advantages over synthetic polymers by being non-toxic, biodegradable and available at low cost. Modification of polysaccharides through graft copolymerization improves the properties of polysaccharides. Grafting is known to improve the characteristic properties of the backbones. Such properties include water repellency, thermal stability, flame resistance, dye-ability and resistance towards acid-base attack and abrasion.
Polysaccharides and their graft copolymers find extensive applications in diversified fields. Applications of modified polysaccharides include drug delivery devices, controlled release of fungicides, selective water absorption from oil-water emulsions, purification of water etc.

Keywords

Biomedical applications of biomaterials Cellulose Chitosan Dextran Graft copolymers Gum Hyaluronic acid Hydrogels Polysaccharides Starch

Editors and affiliations

  • Susheel Kalia
    • 1
  • M.W. Sabaa
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryBahra UniversityHimachal PradeshIndia
  2. 2., Chemistry Dept. Faculty of ScienceCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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