Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Volume 1: Preparation and Properties

1st Edition - June 19, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Anitha Pius, Sreerag Gopi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179703
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179710

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Description

The Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan: Preparation and Properties, Volume One, 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 the entirety of working with these materials, from their isolation, preparation and properties, through composites, nanomaterials, manufacturing and characterizations. This is the first 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 One focuses on the synthesis and properties of Chitosan and/or Chitin
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers across the globe and from industry, academia, government and private research institutions
  • Highlights current status and future opportunities

Readership

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. Chitin and chitosan: Origin, Properties and applications

    2. Chitin and chitosan : Chemistry, solubility, fiber formation and their potential applications

    3. PEGylated chitin and chitosan derivatives

    4. Solubility, chain characterisation and derivatives of chitin

    5. Solubility, degree of acetylation and distribution of acetyl groups in chitosan

    6. Chitin nanomaterials: Preparation and surface modifications

    7. Fabrication of chitosan-based nano-scale material by electrospinning technique

    8. Alternative methods for chitin and chitosan preparation, characterisations and application

    9. Current research on the blends of Chitosan as new biomaterials

    10. Chitin and chitosan based aerogels

    11. Chitin, chitosan: Marine to market

    12. Miscibility, properties, and biodegradability of Chitin and chitosan

    13. Chitin and Chitosan: Current status and future opportunities

    14. Fungal Chitosan: Prospects and challenges

    15. Preparation, properties and application of low molecular weight chitosan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: June 19, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128179703
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179710

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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