Handbook of Biomolecules

Handbook of Biomolecules

Fundamentals, Properties and Applications

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Chandrabhan Verma, Dakeshwar Verma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916844

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Handbook of Biomolecules: Fundamentals, Properties and Applications is a comprehensive resource covering new developments in biomolecules and biomaterials and their industrial applications in the fields of bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, and their detection methods using biosensors. This book covers the fundamentals of biomolecules, their roll in living organism, structure, sources, important characteristics, and the industrial applications of these biomaterials. Sections explore amino acids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, metabolites and natural products, then go on to discuss purification techniques and detection methods. Applications in biomolecular engineering, biochemistry and biomedical engineering, among others, are discussed before concluding with coverage of biomolecules as anticorrosion materials.

Key Features

  • Provides the chronological advancement of biomolecules, their biochemical reaction, and many modern industrial applications in engineering and science
  • Serves as a valuable source for researchers interested in the fundamentals, basics and modern applications of biomolecules
  • Covers both synthetic and natural biomolecule synthesis and purification processes and their modern applications
  • Bridges the gap between the fundamental science of biomolecular chemistry and the relevant technology and industrial applications


Chemists, specifically organic chemists and biochemist working in research, industry or academia; Bioengineers, environmental engineers and biomedical engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Fundamental and Basics of Biomolecules
    Amino Acids; Classification, Synthesis methods, Reactions and Determination
    Carbohydrates; Classification, Structure Elucidation, Reactions, Transformation, Conformation and Mutarotation
    Nucleic Acids; Components, Nomenclature, Types and Protection Methods
    Proteins; Structure, Properties and Importance
    Lipids and Fatty Acids
    Vitamins and Metabolites
    Enzymes, coenzymes and pigments
    Animal and plant hormones
    Natural Products (Alkaloids, Cholesterol and Terpenoids): Classification, Isolation and Purification and Synthesis methods

    Chapter 2. Isolation, Purification and Separation
    Liquid-Liquid Extraction
    Microfluidic Devices

    Chapter 3. Detection Methods of Biomolecules
    Electrochemical Biosensors
    Nanomechanical sensors
    Colorimetric and Fluorescence
    Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
    Mass spectrometry

    Chapter 4. Current Applications of Biomolecules
    Biomolecules as anti coronavirus drugs
    Bio-molecular engineering
    Biomedical Engineering
    Biopharmaceuticals and drug discovery
    Bioelectrical engineering
    Environmental and Agricultural Aspects
    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    Industrial and Commercial Scale Applications
    Carbohydrates as green corrosion inhibitors
    Amino acids and nucleic acids as green corrosion inhibitors
    Fatty acids, lignin and lipids as green corrosion inhibitors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916844

About the Editors

Chandrabhan Verma

Dr. Chandrabhan Verma is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Advanced Materials, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. His research is mainly focused on the synthesis and designing of environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors used for several industrial applications. Dr. Verma is the author of numerous research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and has edited or co-edited numerous books. He has received national and international awards for his academic achievements.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Dakeshwar Verma

Dakeshwar Kumar Verma works in the Department of Chemistry at Govt. Digvijay Autonomous Post in Chhattisgarh, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Govt. Digvijay Autonomous Post, Chhattisgarh, India

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