Biopolymeric Nanomaterials

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials

Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition - September 24, 2021

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  • Editors: Shamsher Kanwar, Ashok Kumar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Swati Sharma, Yassine Slimani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853286
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243640

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Biopolymeric Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications outlines the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials. The book also provides information on emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials, including in biomedicine, manufacturing and water purification, as well as assessing their physical, chemical and biological properties. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who are seeking to increase their understanding of how polymeric nanomaterials are being used for a range of biomedical and industrial applications. Biopolymeric nanomaterials refer to biocompatible nanomaterials, consisting of biopolymers, such as protein (silk, collagen, gelatin, β-casein, zein, and albumin), protein-mimicked polypeptides and polysaccharides (chitosan, alginate, pullulan, starch, and heparin). Biopolymeric nanomaterials may be used as i) delivery systems for bioactive compounds in food application, (ii) for delivery of therapeutic molecules (drugs and genes), or for (iii) tissue engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides information on the design concepts and synthesis of biopolymeric nanomaterials in biomedical and industrial applications
  • Highlights the major properties and processing methods for biopolymeric nanomaterials
  • Assesses the major challenges of producing biopolymeric nanomaterials on an industrial scale


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

    1. Nanobiopolymers: An introduction
    2. Methods for synthesis of nanobiopolymers
    3. Nanoscale characterizations of nanobiopolymers
    4. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanobiopolymers
    5. Degradation of nanobiopolymers
    6. Environmental impacts

    7. Cellulose-based nanomaterials
    8. Gelatin-based nanomaterials
    9. Chiltin-based nanomaterials
    10. Lignin-based nanomaterials
    11. Hyaluronic acid nanoparticles
    12. Heparin-based nanomaterials
    13.  Pectin-based nanomaterials
    14. Silk protein and its nanocomposites
    15. Zein nanoparticles
    16. Keratin nanoparticles
    17. Nucleic acids-based nanomaterials
    18. Alginate-based nanomaterials
    19. Biopolymer- nanoparticles hybrids
    20. Bionanopolymer-based hybrids

    Chapter 21: Tissue engineering applications
    Chapter 22: Drug delivery
    Chapter 23: Anti-microbial and anti-viral agents
    Chapter 24: Applications in food products
    Chapter 25: Packaging materials
    Chapter 26: Applications in cosmetics
    Chapter 27: Water purification
    Chapter 28: Flame retardancy
    Chapter 29: Future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853286
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243640

About the Editors

Shamsher Kanwar

Shamsher S Kanwar is Professor of Biotechnology and Director of IPRCC at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India. His research is in the fields of microbiology, immunology/ cell culture and fermentation, with an emphasis on developing bio-products and bio-processes, for a variety of extracellular microbial enzymes as an alternative to traditional antibiotics & antilipolytic drugs. Currently Dr. Kanwar has been developing anticancer therapeutics by exploring the use of microbial ribonuclease, cholesterol oxidase and L-methionase.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Biotechnology and Director of IPRCC, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, at Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India. His research areas are in enzymology, biocatalysis, biopolymers, enzyme immobilization, and bioenergy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, India

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Swati Sharma

Swati Sharma
Dr. Swati Sharma is working as Assistant professor at University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University Mohali, India. She has completed her PhD. from University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She also worked as a visiting researcher in the college of life and environmental sciences at Konkuk University, Seoul South Korea. Dr. Sharma has completed her masters (M.Sc.) from Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni Solan H.P. India. She has also worked as a program co-coordinator at the Himalayan action research center Dehradun and Senior research fellow at India agricultural research institute in 2013-2014. Dr. Sharma has published her research papers in reputed international journals. Presently, Dr. Sharma's research is in the field of bioplastics, hydrogels, keratin nano-fibers and nano-particles, biodegradable polymers and polymers with antioxidant and anticancer activities and sponges. Dr. Swati has published 25 research papers in various internationally reputed journals, 9 books, and a couple of book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India

Yassine Slimani

Yassine Slimani is a Professor in the Department of Biophysics, at the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. His areas of research include materials science, chemical engineering, environmental science, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biophysics, Institute for Research and Medical Consultations, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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