Editors: "Martin Masuelli", "Denis Renard"

Advances in Physicochemical Properties of Biopolymers: Part 2

Personal Book: US $129 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $219
Printed Copy: US $155
Library Book: US $516
ISBN: 978-1-68108-545-6
eISBN: 978-1-68108-544-9 (Online)
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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Martin Masuelli


Denis Renard




Contributor(s):
Alejandra L. Valdez
Laboratorio de Micodiversidad y Micoprospección, PROIMI-CONICET, Tucumán
Argentina
/
Cátedra de Microbiología, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia (UNT), Tucumán
Argentina


Andreia Almeida
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Porto
Portugal
/
INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica
Porto
Portugal
/
IIFACTS – Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde
Gandra
Portugal


Anuradha Walallavita
School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton
New Zealand


Athira K. Sunil
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012
India


Bruno Sarmento
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Porto
Portugal
/
INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica
Porto
Portugal
/
IIFACTS – Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde
Gandra
Portugal


Carmen L.O. Petkowicz
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba-Paraná
Brazil


Casparus J.R. Verbeek
School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton
New Zealand


Chanelle Gavin
School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton
New Zealand


Clayton Fernandes de Souza
Chemistry Undergraduate Program, School of Education and Humanities, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba-PR
Brazil


Entsar I. Rabea
Department of Plant Protection
Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, 22516-Damanhour
Egypt


Jesica Gassmann
Instituto de Física Aplicada-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Chacabuco 917, CP 5700
San Luis
Argentina
/
Policlínico Regional San Luis
San Luis
Argentina


Joana Léa Meira Silveira
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba-Paraná
Brazil


Julia I. Fariña
Laboratorio de Micodiversidad y Micoprospección, PROIMI-CONICET, Tucumán
Argentina
/
Cátedra de Química Biológica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (UNCa), Catamarca
Argentina


Juan Manuel Galdopórpora
IQUIMEFA-CONICET. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Química Analítica Instrumental. (1113) Junin 956 Piso 3. Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


João Pedro Martins
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Porto
Portugal
/
INEB – Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica
Porto
Portugal
/
IIFACTS – Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde
Gandra
Portugal


Kelvia Álvarez
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy, Central University of Venezuela (UCV), PO Box 40109, Caracas 1040-A
Venezuela
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Institute of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Central University of Venezuela (UCV), PO Box 47097, Caracas 1041-A
Venezuela


Lautaro M. Buffa
National Institute of Industrial Technology, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Argentina


M. Fernanda Horst
South Institute of Chemistry (INQUISUR), National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), National University of South (UNS), Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires
Argentina


Mark C. Lay
School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato, Hamilton
New Zealand


Martin Alberto Masuelli
Instituto de Física Aplicada-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Chacabuco 917, CP 5700
San Luis
Argentina


María Victoria Tuttolomondo
IQUIMEFA-CONICET. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Química Analítica Instrumental. (1113) Junin 956 Piso 3. Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Maria Lucia Foglia
IQUIMEFA-CONICET. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Química Analítica Instrumental. (1113) Junin 956 Piso 3. Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Martin Federico Desimone
IQUIMEFA-CONICET. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Cátedra de Química Analítica Instrumental. (1113) Junin 956 Piso 3. Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Mariela Agotegaray
South Institute of Chemistry (INQUISUR), National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), National University of South (UNS), Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires
Argentina


María B. Bonecco
National Institute of Industrial Technology, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Argentina


María Guadalupe García
Instituto de Física Aplicada-CONICET, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Chacabuco 917, CP 5700
San Luis
Argentina


María G. Martínez Sáenz
National Institute of Industrial Technology, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Argentina


Mohamed E. I. Badawy
Department of Pesticide Chemistry and Technology
Faculty of Agriculture, 21545-El-Shatby, Alexandria University, Alexandria
Egypt


Natalia A. Castillo
Laboratorio de Micodiversidad y Micoprospección, PROIMI-CONICET, Tucumán
Argentina
/
Cátedra de Micología, Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia (UNT), Tucumán
Argentina


Neoli Lucyszyn
Chemistry Undergraduate Program, School of Education and Humanities, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba-PR
Brazil


Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy, Central University of Venezuela (UCV), PO Box 40109, Caracas 1040-A
Venezuela
/
Institute of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Central University of Venezuela (UCV), PO Box 47097, Caracas 1041-A
Venezuela
/
Composite Materials Group (CoMP), Research Institute of Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA), Faculty of Engineering, University of Mar del Plata and National (UNdMP) and National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Colón 10850, Mar del Plata 7600, Buenos Aires
Argentina