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Recent Advances in Plasticizers

Edited by Mohammad Luqman

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Plasticizers are used to increase the process-ability, flexibility, and durability of the material, and of course to reduce the cost in many cases. This edition covers introduction and applications of various types of plasticizers including those based on non-toxic and highly effective pyrrolidones, and a new source of Collagen based bio-plasticizers that can be obtained from discarded materials from a natural source; Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas). It covers the application of plasticizers in plastic, ion-selective electrode/electrochemical sensor, transdermal drug delivery system, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. This book can be used as an important reference by graduate students, and researchers, scientists, engineers and industrialists in polymer, electrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental industries.

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Recent Advances in PlasticizersEdited by Mohammad Luqman

Published: March 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2228

ISBN: 978-953-51-0363-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4321-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

76994 Total Chapter Downloads

45 Crossref Citations

128 Web of Science Citations

119 Dimensions Citations


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1. Flexidone(tm) - A New Class of Innovative PVC Plasticizers

By Martin Bonnet and Hasan Kaytan


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2. By-Products From Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas): A New Source of Collagen Bio-Plasticizer?

By Josafat Marina Ezquerra-Brauer, Mario Hiram Uriarte-Montoya, Joe Luis Arias-Moscoso and Maribel Plascencia-Jatomea


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3. Pharmaceutically Used Plasticizers

By Eva Snejdrova and Milan Dittrich


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4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Plasticized Polymers

By Eva Snejdrova and Milan Dittrich


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5. Plasticizers in Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems

By Sevgi Güngör, M. Sedef Erdal and Yıldız Özsoy


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6. Plasticizers and Their Role in Membrane Selective Electrodes

By Mohsen M. Zareh


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7. Use of Plasticizers for Electrochemical Sensors

By Cristina Mihali and Nora Vaum


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8. The Effect of Concentration and Type of Plasticizer on the Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Organic-Inorganic Hybrids

By Patrycja Wojciechowska


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9. Characterization of High Molecular Weight Poly(vinyl chloride) - Lithium Tetraborate Electrolyte Plasticized by Propylene Carbonate

By Ramesh T. Subramaniam, Liew Chiam-Wen, Lau Pui Yee and Ezra Morris


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10. Health Risk Assessment of Plasticizer in Wastewater Effluents and Receiving Freshwater Systems

By Olalekan Fatoki, Olanrewaju Olujimi, James Odendaal and Bettina Genthe


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