Polysaccharide Based Graft Copolymers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642365663
  • ISBN-13: 9783642365669
  • DDC: 547.78
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 353 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Renowned experts give all essential aspects of the techniques and applications of graft copolymers based on polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are the most abundant natural organic materials and polysaccharide based graft copolymers are of great importance and widely used in various fields. Natural polysaccharides have recently received more attention due to their advantages over synthetic polymers by being non-toxic, biodegradable and available at low cost. Modification of polysaccharides through graft copolymerization improves the properties of polysaccharides. Grafting is known to improve the characteristic properties of the backbones. Such properties include water repellency, thermal stability, flame resistance, dye-ability and resistance towards acid-base attack and abrasion. Polysaccharides and their graft copolymers find extensive applications in diversified fields. Applications of modified polysaccharides include drug delivery devices, controlled release of fungicides, selective water absorption from oil-water emulsions, purification of water etc.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
1: Polymer Grafting: A Versatile Means to Modify the Polysaccharides.
2: Cellulose Graft Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
3: Starch-g-Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications.
4: Chitosan-g-Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
5: Gum-g-Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
6: Dextran Graft Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications.
7: Polysaccharide Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications.
8: Hyaluronic Acid-g-Copolymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
9: Polysaccharide-Based Graft Copolymers for Biomedical Applications.