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Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179703, 9780128179710

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

1st Edition

Volume 1: Preparation and Properties

Editors: Sabu Thomas Anitha Pius Sreerag Gopi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179703
eBook ISBN: 9780128179710
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th June 2020
Page Count: 506
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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


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


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, in the School of Chemical Sciences in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His areas of research are in polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, polymer nanocomposites for electronic applications, water purification, and energy storage

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, 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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