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Smart Polymers and their Applications

Smart polymers are polymers that respond to different stimuli or changes in the environment. Smart Polymers and their Applications reviews the types, synthesis, properties, and applications of smart polymers.

Chapters in part one focus on types of polymers, including temperature-, pH-, photo-, and enzyme-responsive polymers. Shape memory polymers, smart polymer hydrogels, and self-healing polymer systems are also explored. Part two highlights applications of smart polymers, including smart instructive polymer substrates for tissue engineering; smart polymer nanocarriers for drug delivery; the use of smart polymers in medical devices for minimally invasive surgery, diagnosis, and other applications; and smart polymers for bioseparation and other biotechnology applications. Further chapters discuss the use of smart polymers for textile and packaging applications, and for optical data storage.

Smart Polymers and their Applications is a technical resource for chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and other professionals in the polymer industry; manufacturers in such sectors as medical, automotive, and aerospace engineering; and academic researchers in polymer science.

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A technical resource for chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers and other professionals in the polymer industry, manufacturers in such sectors as medical, automotive and aerospace engineering, and academic researchers in polymer science.

Hardbound, 584 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-695-1

Contents

  • Introduction to smart polymers and their applications
    M. R. Aguilar and J. San Román, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP - CSIC), Spain, and Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Spain
    Part 1 Types of smart polymer
    Temperature-responsive polymers: properties, synthesis and applications

    R. Hoogenboom, Ghent University, Belgium
    pH-responsive polymers: properties, synthesis and applications
    Felisa Reyes-Ortega, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP - CSIC), Spain and Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Spain
    Photo-responsive polymers: properties, synthesis and applications
    J. Cui and A. del Campo, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
    Magnetically-responsive polymer gels and elastomers: properties, synthesis and applications
    M. Zrinyi, Semmelweis University, Hungary
    Enzyme-responsive polymers: properties, synthesis and applications
    M. Zelzer, University of Nottingham, UK and R. V. Ulijn, University of Strathclyde, UK
    Shape memory polymers: properties, synthesis and applications
    L. Peponi, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP - CSIC), Spain, and I. Navarro-Baena and J. M. Kenny, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP - CSIC), Spain and University of Perugia, Terni, Italy
    Smart polymer hydrogels: properties, synthesis and applications
    S. K. Samal, M. Dash, P. Dubruel and S. Van Vlierberghe, Ghent University, Belgium
    Self-healing polymer systems: properties, synthesis and applications
    S. J. Garcia, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and H. R. Fischer, TNO Technical Sciences, The Netherlands
    Part 2 Applications of smart polymers
    Smart instructive polymer substrates for tissue engineering

    C. A. Custódio, R. L. Reis and J. F. Mano, University of Minho, Portugal and PT Government Associated Laboratory, Portugal, and A. del Campo, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
    Smart polymer nanocarriers for drug delivery
    M. Talelli, A. Duro-Castaño, G. Rodríguez-Escalona and M.J. Vicent, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, Spain
    The use of smart polymers in medical devices for minimally invasive surgery, diagnosis and other applications
    L. Gómez, R. Palao and B. Vázquez, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP - CSIC), Spain, and Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Spain
    Smart polymers (SPs) for bioseparation and other biotechnology applications
    I. N. Savina, University of Brighton, UK, I.Y. Galaev, DSM, The Netherlands and S. V. Mikhalovsky, University of Brighton, UK and Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
    Smart polymers for textile applications
    J. Hu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Biopolymers for food packaging applications
    M. J. Fabra, A. López-Rubio and J.M. Lagaron, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC), Spain
    Smart polymers for optical data storage
    E. Blasco, M. Piñol, C.Berges, C. Sánchez-Somolinos and L. Oriol, ICMA, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

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