Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Design, Synthesis, Functionalization, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition - October 14, 2022

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  • Editors: Nisar Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Adnan Khan, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Ram Gupta
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916110

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Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Design, Synthesis, Functionalization, Properties, and Applications brings together the latest research on synthetic methods and surface functionalization of polymers and polymer composites for advanced applications. Sections cover the basic principles of advanced polymer nanocomposites, including morphology, materials, characterization, and copolymerization, provide in-depth coverage of synthetic methods, facilitating the preparation of polymeric nanoparticles with the required properties, examine the morphologies of polymer nanocomposites and stimuli-responsive surfaces, and focus on cutting-edge approaches to tailoring polymeric nanocomposites according to the requirements. The book's final chapters focus on smart polymer nanocomposites for specific advanced applications, including high-temperature environments, bone tissue regeneration, biomedicine, wastewater treatment, dielectric and energy storage, chiral separation, food packaging, sensing, and drug delivery. This is a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students in polymer science, composite science, nanotechnology, and materials science, as well as those approaching the area from a range of other disciplines, including industry R&D.

Key Features

  • Covers morphology, architectures, polymer materials, characterization, and polymerization methodologies for polymer nanocomposites
  • Provides novel techniques for the design, synthesis and surface tailoring of polymer nanoparticles to achieve required properties
  • Explores state-of-the-art applications in high temperature environments, biomedicine, environment, sensing, energy storage and food packaging


Academia: Researchers and advanced students in polymer science, composites, nanotechnology, and materials science, and those approaching from other disciplines (engineering, biomedicine, environmental science, energy storage, electronics, etc.). Industry: Engineers and R&D professionals with an interest in advanced nanocomposites for a range of applications (biomedical, environmental, energy storage, etc.)

Table of Contents

  • Part I. Basic Principles
    1. Introduction to Polymeric Nanomaterials.
    2. Morphology of Polymer Nanoparticles
    3. Natural Polymers. An Introduction
    4. Inorganic Polymeric Nanoparticles
    5. Characterization of Polymeric Nanoparticles

    Part II. Synthetic Method of Polymeric Nanoparticles
    6. Emulsion and Mini-emulsion Polymerization
    7. Co-polymerization
    8. Step Growth Polymerization
    9. Control/living Polymerization
    10. Precipitation Polymerization
    11. Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization
    12. Radical Addition Fragmentation Transfer Polymerization
    13. Complex Coordination Polymerization
    14. Emulsifier-free Polymerization
    15. Polymer Initiator and Surface Active

    Part III. Tailoring of Various Polymeric Nanocomposites
    16. Polymer Nanocomposites. An Overview
    17. Silica-based Polymer Nanocomposites
    18. Clay-based Polymer Nancomposites
    19. Iron Oxide/Polymer Magnetic Composite Nanoparticles
    20. Graphene based polymer nanocomposites
    21. pH-responsive Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticles
    22. Thermo-responsive Functionalized Polymeric Nanocomposites
    23. Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane-based Polymer Nanocomposites

    Part IV. Applications of Polymer and Polymer-composite Nanoparticles
    24. High-temperature Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
    25. Polymer Nanocomposites in Bone Tissue Regeneration
    26. Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Application
    27. Polymer Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment
    28. Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectric and Energy Storage Applications
    29. Optically Active Polymer Nanocomposites for Supercapaitor Applications.
    30. Polymer Nanocomposites for Food-packaging Applications
    31. Polymer Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications
    32. Polymer Nanocomposites for Drug Delivery Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 14, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916110

About the Editors

Nisar Ali

Dr. Nisar Ali has a PhD in Applied Chemistry and is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, China. He is also a researcher at the Laboratory of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He actively participates in research projects related to the synthesis of polymers and magnetic polymer composites that have special wettability properties and smart surfaces.

Affiliations and Expertise

Key Laboratory for Palygorskite Science and Applied Technology of Jiangsu Province National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Deep Utilization Technology of Rock-salt Resource Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China

Muhammad Bilal

Prof. Muhammad Bilal is an associate professor in the School of Life Science and Food Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223003, China and and Adjunct Researcher at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has published more than 350 research papers in the leading international journals and also serve as Associate editor in several journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Life Science and Food Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China

Adnan Khan

Adnan Khan is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Chemical Sciences, at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. His areas of research are physical and chemical modification of polymers and biopolymers, preparation of composite material using polymers and biopolymers, synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposites, nanotechnology applications for environmental remediation, and nanotechnology applications for efficient photocatalytic degradation of dyes, pharmaceuticals and pesticides.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a Principal Research Scientist, at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He completed his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and the University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate & Research Scientist at Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed Head of the Microanalysis Department at the Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). Dr. Nguyen is Editor-In-Chief of the Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity and Prevention. He has edited 32 books in the area of nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Ram Gupta

Dr Ram K. Gupta is Associate Professor, in the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University, USA. His research interests include green energy production and storage using conducting polymers, 2D materials, nanostructured materials, and composites, polymers from renewable resources for industrial applications, polymer recycling for sustainable future, bio-compatible nanofibers and thin films for tissue regeneration, scaffold, bio-degradable metallic implants, and antibacterial applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas Polymer Research Center, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, USA

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