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Biopolymer Based Micro- and Nano-Materials

Book Description

This concise monograph series focuses on the implementation of various engineering principles in the conception, design, development, analysis and operation of biomedical, biotechnological and nanotechnology systems and applications. Authors are encouraged to submit their work in the following core topics, but authors should contact the commissioning editor before submitting a proposal.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Series Editors’ Preface
  4. Abstract
  5. 1 Introduction
  6. 2 Production of biopolymers
    1. 2-A Production of agar
    2. 2-B Production of agarose
    3. 2-C Production of alginate
    4. 2-D Production of carrageenan
    5. 2-E Production of cellulose: Plant and bacterial source
    6. 2-F Production of chitin and chitosan
    7. 2-G Production of starch
    8. 2-H Production of DNA
    9. 2-I Production of protein
  7. 3 Characteristics of biopolymers
    1. 3-A Molecular compositions of biopolymers
    2. 3-B solubility properties of biopolymers
  8. 4 Preparation of macro-, micro- and nano-materials using biopolymers
    1. 4-A Preparation of macro-, micro- and nano-sized particles using biopolymers
    2. 4-B Preparation of micro- and nano-sized fibers using biopolymers
    3. 4-C Preparation of micro- and nano-sized pores in membranes using biopolymers
    4. 4-D Preparation of micro- and nano-sized pores in scaffolds using biopolymers
  9. 5 Characterization of macro-, micro- and nano-biomaterials
    1. 5-A morphology, pore size and porosity of micro- and nano-biomaterials
    2. 5-B Water absorption property of macro-, micro- and nano-biomaterials
    3. 5-C mechanical properties of micro- and nano-biomaterials
    4. 5-D In vitro biodegradation of micro- and nano-biomaterials
    5. 5-E determination of metal content in micro- and nano-biomaterials
    6. 5-F Attachment, morphology, viability and proliferation of life cells on micro- and nano-biomaterials
  10. 6 Applications of macro-, micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using biopolymers
    1. 6-A Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using agar
    2. 6-B Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using agarose
    3. 6-C Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using alginate
    4. 6-D Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using carrageenan
    5. 6-E Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using plant and bacterial cellulose
    6. 6-F Application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using chitin and chitosan
    7. 6-G application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using starch
    8. 6-H applications of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using DNA
    9. 6-I application of micro- and nano-biomaterials prepared using proteins
  11. 7 Conclusion
  12. References
  13. About the Author
  14. Backcover