Editors: Martin Masuelli, Denis Renard

Advances in Physicochemical Properties of Biopolymers: Part 2

eBook: US $29 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $169
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Library License: US $116
ISBN: 978-1-68108-545-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-544-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810854491170101


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.


- Pp. i-iv (4)
Denis Renard
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- Pp. v
Denis Renard, 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, Entsar I. Rabea
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Biopolymers of Microbial Origin

- Pp. 109-193 (85)
Natalia A. Castillo, Alejandra L. Valdez, 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, 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, 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, Bruno Sarmento
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Biopolymers as Microencapsulation Materials in the Food Industry

- Pp. 296-322 (27)
Tomy J. Gutiérrez, 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, 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, Martin Federico Desimone
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Protein Plastic Foams

- Pp. 371-409 (39)
Chanelle Gavin, Mark C. Lay, Casparus J.R. Verbeek, 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, María Guadalupe García
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- Pp. 467-468 (2)
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Subject Index

- Pp. 469-474 (6)
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