Editors: Martin Masuelli, Denis Renard

Advances in Physicochemical Properties of Biopolymers: Part 2

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-545-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-544-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810854491170101

Introduction

There is considerable diversity in polymers extracted from natural sources and much work has been done to classify them according to their physical and chemical properties.

In the second part of this book set, readers will find general information about the physicochemical properties of several naturally occurring polysaccharides followed by a section dedicated to their application in different fields of research and medicine. Key topics in this part include:

  • - chitosan (properties modifications and applications)
  • - microbial biopolymers
  • - biopolymers present in Brazilian seeds
  • - protein-plastic foams
  • - biopolymer microencapsulation in the food industry
  • - biomedical gels
  • - collagen biomaterials
  • - biopolymer electrospinning

This reference is intended for students of applied chemistry and biochemistry who require information about the properties and applications of polysaccharides (such as chitosan) and other protein-based biopolymers.

Preface

- Pp. i-iv (4)
Denis Renard
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Acknowledgement

- Pp. v
Denis Renard and Martin Masuelli
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List of Contributors

- Pp. vi-viii (3)
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Chitosan and its Modifications as Biologically Active Compounds in Different Applications

- Pp. 1-108 (108)
Mohamed E. I. Badawy and Entsar I. Rabea

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Biopolymers of Microbial Origin

- Pp. 109-193 (85)
Natalia A. Castillo, Alejandra L. Valdez and Julia I. Fariña

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Analysis of Biopolymers from Brazilian Seeds

- Pp. 194-223 (30)
Joana Léa Meira Silveira, Neoli Lucyszyn, Clayton Fernandes de Souza and Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz

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Chitosan, From Residue to Industry

- Pp. 224-256 (33)
María B. Bonecco, María G. Martínez Sáenz and Lautaro M. Buffa

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Amphiphilic Chitosan-Polymer Derivatives and Albumin-Based Formulations for Drug Delivery Applications

- Pp. 257-295 (39)
João Pedro Martins, Andreia Almeida and Bruno Sarmento

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Biopolymers as Microencapsulation Materials in the Food Industry

- Pp. 296-322 (27)
Tomy J. Gutiérrez and Kelvia Álvarez

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Gels in Biomedical Applications: An Overview on Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering

- Pp. 323-353 (31)
M. Fernanda Horst and Mariela Agotegaray

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Approaches for Improving the Mechanical Properties of Collagen Biomaterials

- Pp. 354-370 (17)
María Victoria Tuttolomondo, Maria Lucia Foglia, Juan Manuel Galdopórpora and Martin Federico Desimone

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Protein Plastic Foams

- Pp. 371-409 (39)
Chanelle Gavin, Mark C. Lay, Casparus J.R. Verbeek and Anuradha Walallavita

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Biopolymer Electrospinning

- Pp. 410-440 (31)
Athira K. Sunil

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Biopackaging: Tara Gum Films

- Pp. 441-466 (26)
Martin A. Masuelli and María Guadalupe García

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Conclusions

- Pp. 467-468 (2)
Denis Renard
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Subject Index

- Pp. 469-474 (6)
Martin Masuelli
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