Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Volume 3: Chitin- and Chitosan-based Polymer Materials for Various Applications

1st Edition - July 20, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Anitha Pius, Sreerag Gopi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179673
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179666

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The Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan: Chitin and Chitosan Based Polymer Materials for Various Applications, Volume Three, is a must-read for polymer chemists, physicists and engineers interested in the development of ecofriendly micro and nanostructured functional materials based on chitin and their various applications. The book addresses their isolation, preparation and properties and their composites, nanomaterials, manufacturing and characterizations. This is the third of three volumes in a series that contains the latest on the major applications of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, blends, gels, composites and nanocomposites, including environmental remediation, biomedical applications and smart material applications.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of Chitin and Chitosan materials, from their synthesis and nanomaterials, to their manufacture and applications
  • Volume Three focuses on the applications of Chitin and Chitosan
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers across the globe and from industry, academia, government and private research institutions
  • Highlights current status and future opportunities


Polymer chemists, engineers and technologists. Researchers, graduates and postgraduates in the fields of materials science, biomaterials and medicines. Biomedical scientists, bioengineers and chemical engineers with an interest in polysaccharides

Table of Contents

  • 1. Polymer blends, IPN’s, gels, composites and nanocomposite from chitin and chitosan; manufacturing, and applications

    2. Chemically modified chitin and chitosan as biomaterials

    3. Chitin and chitosan-based hybrid nanocomposites for supercapacitors

    4. Investigation into the functional properties of cotton, wool and denim textile materials finished with chitosan and the use of chitosan in textile-reinforced composites and medical textiles

    5. Chitin blends, IPN’s, gels, composites and nanocomposites for adsorption systems: environmental remediation and protein purification

    6. Chitin and chitosan based blends, composites and nanocomposite for packaging applications

    7. Fundamentals of chitosan for biomedical applications

    8. Electrospun chitosan materials and their potential use as scaffolds for bone and cartilage tissue engineering

    9. Injectable polymeric gels based on chitosan and chitin for biomedical applications

    10. Preparation and application of Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes based on chitosan

    11. Chitin, chitosan microgels and nanogels for drug delivery applications

    12. Chitin- and chitosan-based Oleogels: Rheological and thermal behavior modifications.

    13. Chitosan as biomaterial in drug delivery and tissue engineering

    14. Biomedical applications of carboxymethyl chitosan

    15. Biomedical exploitation of chitin and chitosan-based matrices via ionic liquid processing

    16. Chitin and Chitosan Composites for Bone Tissue Regeneration

    17. Drug delivery and tissue engineering applications of chitosan based biomaterial systems

    18. Future aspects of biomedical applications of chitin and chitosan in diseases associated with oxidative stress

    19. Immunomodulatory activities of chitin and chitosan microparticles

    20. Chitosan and chitin-based composites for food packaging applications

    21. Modified release properties of gluthathione-based chitosan films: physical and functional characterization

    22. Chitosan materials as templates for essential oils

    23. Chitosan: A potential biopolymer for wound management

    24. Chitin and Chitosan as Promising Immunostimulant for Aquaculture

    25. Chitosan based materials for wastewater treatment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 858
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: July 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179673
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179666

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Anitha Pius

Professor Pius achieved her BSc. in Chemistry in 1985 from Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Madurai Kamaraj University, India following this with and MSc and PhD in Chemistry. Her research interests are environmental chemistry and pollution control, polymer composites, nanocomposites, food chemistry, bioavailability – in vitro studies, photodegradation of pollutants, waste water treatments and anion sensors. Professor Pius is a reviewer for a number of well-known journals including Ecological Engineering, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Chemistry & Applied Biochemistry, Journal of Water Process Engineering, National Academy Science Letters and Separation Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Dindigul

Sreerag Gopi

Dr. Sreerag Gopi is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of ADSO Naturals Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He works in the area of natural products, nano materials, nutraceuticals and polymer nano composites. Dr. Sreerag has been published many peer reviewed articles in International journals and written number of book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of ADSO Naturals Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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