Materials Science » Polymers

Biopolymers

Edited by Magdy Elnashar, ISBN 978-953-307-109-1, 612 pages, Publisher: Sciyo, Chapters published September 28, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
Edited Volume

Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms. Cellulose, starch, chitin, proteins, peptides, DNA and RNA are all examples of biopolymers. This book comprehensively reviews and compiles information on biopolymers in 30 chapters. The book covers occurrence, synthesis, isolation and production, properties and applications, modification, and the relevant analysis methods to reveal the structures and properties of some biopolymers. This book will hopefully be of help to many scientists, physicians, pharmacists, engineers and other experts in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial. It may not only support research and development, but be suitable for teaching as well.

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