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Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels

  • Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal


  • Highlights selected research projects on cellulose-based superabsorbent hydrogels

  • Presents applications of superabsorbent and stimuli-responsive hydrogels from bio-based materials

  • Discusses swelling-mechanisms of cellulose-based hydrogels

  • Focuses on bio-related topics like biocompatibility, biodegradability and drug delivery

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Fundamentals of Cellulose, Superabsorbents, and Hydrogels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal, Md. Obaidul Haque
      Pages 3-35
    3. Jiajun Mao, Shuhui Li, Jianying Huang, Kai Meng, Guoqiang Chen, Yuekun Lai
      Pages 37-64
    4. You Wei Chen, Siti Hajjar Binti Hassan, Mazlita Yahya, Hwei Voon Lee
      Pages 155-195
    5. Abul K. Mallik, Md. Shahruzzaman, Md. Nurus Sakib, Asaduz Zaman, Md. Shirajur Rahman, Md. Minhajul Islam et al.
      Pages 197-243
    6. Abdulraheim M. A. Hasan, Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf
      Pages 245-267
    7. Lei Miao, Min Zhang, Yuanyuan Tu, Shudong Lin, Jiwen Hu
      Pages 269-308
    8. Shah M. Reduwan Billah, Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal, Sazzad H. Somoal, M. Nahid Pervez, Md. Obaidul Haque
      Pages 309-330
    9. Yang Hu, Rohan S. Dassanayake, Sanjit Acharya, Noureddine Abidi
      Pages 331-356
    10. Min Xu, Hailong Huang
      Pages 375-403
  3. Synthesis of Cellulose-Based Hydrogels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Sajjad Keshipour, Ali Maleki
      Pages 435-486
    3. Nalini Ranganathan, R. Joseph Bensingh, M. Abdul Kader, Sanjay K. Nayak
      Pages 487-511
    4. Catarina P. Gomes, Rolando C. S. Dias, Mário Rui P. F. N. Costa
      Pages 513-574

About this book


With the prospect of revolutionizing specific technologies, this book highlights the most exciting and impactful current research in the fields of cellulose-based superabsorbent hydrogels with their smart applications. The book assembles the newest synthetic routes, characterization methods, and applications in the emergent area. Leading experts in the field have contributed chapters representative of their most recent research results, shedding light on the enormous potential of this field and thoroughly presenting cellulose-based hydrogel functioning materials. 

The book is intended for the polymer chemists, academic and industrial scientists and engineers, pharmaceutical and biomedical scientists and agricultural engineers engaged in research and development on absorbency, absorbent products and superabsorbent hydrogels. It can also be supportive for undergraduate and graduate students.


Cellulose Natural Polymers Renewable Materials Biocompatibility Smart Swelling Biodegradable Polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh

About the editors

Dr. Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal is a Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan in 1997. Dr. Mondal was a Commonwealth Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the UK during 2003-2004, Visiting Professor at the Hokkaido University in Japan during 2006-2007, and a Visiting Scientist at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia during 2009-2010. His research area includes natural polymers, cellulose and cellulose derivatives, textiles, and textile wet-processing. He is an author, co-author, or editor of more than 140 research articles, book chapters and seven books.

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