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Biopolymer Grafting: Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128104620, 9780128104637

Biopolymer Grafting: Applications

1st Edition

Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
Paperback ISBN: 9780128104620
eBook ISBN: 9780128104637
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st September 2017
Page Count: 540
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Table of Contents

Bio-Based Graft Copolymers For Toxic Ion Removal
Chemically Modified Biopoplymers  For Antimicrobial Applications
Starch Based Graft Copolymer For Toxic Ion
Bio-Based Graft Copolymers For Controlling Bleeding During Neurosurgical Procedures
Bio-Based Polymers For Application As Novel Polymeric Material As Flocculant
Chitosan Based Graft Copolymer For Organic Persistent Pollutants Removal
Use Of Bio-Polymers  Derivatives  In Recovery Processes
Biopolymers For Biomedical Applications
Graft Co-Cpolymers In Antimicrobial Applications
Biopolymers For Application As Adsorbent
Recent Application Of Amphiphilic Starch-Based Graft Copolymers
Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure, And Application
Intelligent Responsive Copolymers Based On Renewable Materials: Structure And Applications
Surface Grafting Of Bio-Based Nanowhiskers
Bio-Based  Nanograft Copolymers: Applications
Sulfonyl-Terminated Bio-Polymer-Grafted- Magnetic Nanoparticles For The Controlled Delivery Of Medicines
Grafting Of Biopolymer Derivatives By Cuaac Click Chemistry
Bipyridine End-Functionalized Biopolymer: Advances And Applications


Biopolymer Grafting: Applications presents the latest research and developments in the practical application of these methods in industry, both to enable polymer scientists and engineers to keep up with the latest research trends, as well as to propose ideas for further research and application. Research into bio-based polymers has become increasingly prevalent. However, due to challenges related to the properties of these materials compared to synthetic polymers—such as their resistance to chemicals or weather—uptake has not dramatically increased yet.

As a result, improvements in surface modification of bio-polymers through graft copolymerization are enormously important, because they will widen the scope of their applications. Relevant industries for application of these methods include automotive, construction, food, packaging, agriculture, textiles and paper. This book provides an overview of the developments made in the area of biopolymer-based graft polymers. Advantages, disadvantages and suggestions for future works are discussed, assisting materials scientists and researchers in mapping out the future of these new "green" materials through value addition to enhance their use.

Key Features

  • Helps researchers and product developers understand the applications and limitations of biopolymer copolymers or copolymers of natural polymers
  • Offers a roadmap to future applications development in a range of different industries, including automotive, biomedical and packaging
  • Increases familiarity with a range of biopolymer grafting processes, enabling materials scientists and engineers to improve material properties and widen the range of potential biopolymer applications


Academic researchers in polymer science, chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and engineering – particularly those involved in surface modification. Materials scientists in industrial R&D in the plastics industry


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About the Author

Vijay Kumar Thakur

Vijay Kumar Thakur is Permanent Faculty in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Engineering, Cranfield University, UK. Previously he was a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, USA, Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU Taiwan. He spent his postdoctoral study in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University, USA. He has extensive expertise in the synthesis of polymers, nano materials, nanocomposites, biocomposites, graft copolymers, high performance capacitors and electrochromic materials. He sits on the editorial board of several SCI journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cranfield University UK