Biopolymer nanocomposites : processing, properties, and applications / edited by Alain Dufresne, Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), the International School of Paper Print Media, and Biomaterials (Pagora), Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France, Sabu Thomas, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, Laly A. Pothan, Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India.

Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xii, 684 pages ; 24 cm.


Wiley series on polymer engineering and technology [More in this series]
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"The book is an attempt to introduce various biopolymers and bionanocomposites to a student of material sciences. Going beyond mere introduction, the book delves deep into the characteristics of various biopolymers and bionanocomposites and discuses, the nuances of their preparation with a view to help researchers to find out newer and novel applications. Chapter 2 of the book, for instance, describes the preparation of Chitin Nanofibers and their Composites and goes even to the basics like isolation of CNFs from different sources. Chapter 3 is on Chemical Modification of Chitosan and its Biomedical Application. While, Biometric lessons for processing chitin based composites are provided in Chapter 4, the next chapter deals with Morphological and Thermal Investigations of Chitin-based Nanocomposites. Mechanical properties of chitin-based nanocomposites are discussed in Chapter 6 and Preparation and Applications of Chitin Nanofibers/Nanowhiskers is the topic of Chapter 7. Thus, Chapters 2 to 7 are allotted to Chitin and related topics"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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