Polymeric Hydrogels as Smart Biomaterials [electronic resource] / edited by Susheel Kalia
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016.
- 1st ed. 2016.
- Physical Description:
- IX, 234 p. 105 illus., 67 illus. in color. online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Kalia, Susheel and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Polymeric Hydrogels: A Review of Recent Developments -- Conducting Polymer Hydrogels.-Polysaccharide-Based Natural Hydrogels -- Protein-Based Hydrogels -- Sterculia Gum-Based Hydrogels for Drug Delivery Applications.-Antimicrobial Polymeric Hydrogels -- Bio-Polymer Based Hydrogel for the Decontamination of Organic Waste.-Chitosan and Starch-Based Hydrogels via Graft Copolymerization.
- This book is concerned with polymeric hydrogels, which are considered as one of the most promising types of new polymer-based materials. Each chapter in this book describes a selected class of polymeric hydrogels, such as superabsorbent hybrid nanohydrogels, conducting polymer hydrogels, polysaccharide-based or protein-based hydrogels, or gels based on synthetic polymers. In this way, the book also addresses some of the fascinating properties and applications of polymeric hydrogels: they are three-dimensional, hydrophilic, polymeric networks that can absorb, swell and retain large quantities of water or aqueous fluids. In combination with metal nanoparticles, nanofibrils or nanowhiskers, which may be embedded in the gels, they find widespread applications, ranging from agriculture, and waste water treatment, over electronics, to pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. Applications mentioned in this book include electro sensors, capacitors, electromechanical actuators, and even artificial muscles.
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- text file PDF
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