Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition - June 14, 2019

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  • Editors: Masoud Mozafari, Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128163498

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Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications presents novel techniques for the preparation and characterization of functionalized polymers, enabling researchers, scientists and engineers to understand and utilize their enhanced functionality in a range of cutting-edge biomedical applications.

Key Features

  • Provides systematic coverage of the major types of functional polymers, discussing their properties, preparation techniques and potential applications
  • Presents new synthetic approaches alongside the very latest polymer processing and characterization methods
  • Unlocks the potential of functional polymers to support ground-breaking techniques for drug and gene delivery, diagnostics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine


Academic: Researchers, scientists and (post)graduate students working on functional polymers and polymer synthesis and characterization, as well as across polymer science, polymer chemistry, plastics engineering, biomedicine and biomaterials. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals, technicians and engineers developing functional polymers for biomedical or other applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Advanced functional polymers: An introduction in the context of biomedical engineering
    2. Grafted biopolymers I: Methodology and factors affecting Grafting
    3. Grafted biopolymers II: Synthesis and characterisation
    4. Conjugated polymers having semiconducting properties
    5. Supramolecular metallopolymers
    6. Amphiphilic hyperbranched polymers
    7. Heterotelechelic multiblock polymers using click chemistry
    8. Phenolic and epoxy based copolymers and terpolymers
    9. Maleimide and acrylates based functional polymers
    10. Functional protein to polymer surfaces: An attachment
    11. Functionalized photo-responsive polymers
    12. Functionalized coordinating polymers
    13. Functionalized bioconductive polymers
    14. Functionalized polymers for drug/gene delivery applications
    15. Functionalized polymers for diagnostic engineering
    16. Functionalized polymers for tissue engineering and regenerative medicines
    17. Characterization methodologies of functional polymers
    18. State-of-the-art and future perspectives of functional polymers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: June 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128163498

About the Editors

Masoud Mozafari

Masoud Mozafari
Dr. Masoud Mozafari is a Fellow at Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Health Hospital, University of Toronto. He was previously Assistant Professor and Director of the Bioengineering Lab, at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Department, Materials and Energy Research Center, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, and Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of the Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Tehran, Iran. Dr. Mozafari’s research interests range across biomaterials, nanotechnology, and tissue engineering, and he is known for the development of strategies for the treatment of damaged tissues and organs, and controlling biological substances for targeted delivery into the human body. Dr. Mozafari has received several awards, including the Khwarizmi Award and the Julia Polak European Doctorate Award for outstanding translational research contributions to the field of biomaterials. He has also received the WIPO Medal for Inventors from The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in recognition of his contributions to economic and technological development. Dr. Mozafari is currently working on the editorial board of several journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada

Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan

Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
Dr. Narendra P.S. Chauhan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur, India. Dr. Chauhan’s research interests include conducting polymers, polymerization, polymeric materials, polymer synthesis, material characterization, nanocomposites, and biopolymers. Dr. Chauhan has worked as editor or author on 3 published books, in the areas of biocidal polymers, polyaniline, and inorganic and organometallic polymers, as well as contributing to numerous journal articles and book chapters on functionalized polymers and related topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur, India

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