Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biopolymers

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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BiopolymersEdited by Magdy Elnashar

Published: September 28th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/286

ISBN: 978-953-307-109-1

Copyright year: 2010

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157156 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

113 Web of Science Citations

143 Dimensions Citations

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1. Low-Cost Foods and Drugs Using Immobilized Enzymes on Biopolymers

By Magdy Elnashar

6326

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2. Biomedical-Grade Chitosan in Wound Management and Its Biocompatibility In Vitro

By Ahmad Sukari Halim and Chin Keong Lim

5614

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3. Biopolymer-based Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Systems for Functional Finishing of Textiles

By Dragan Jocic, Audrey Tourrette and Pavla Krizman Lavric

3897

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4. Production of Biopolymer Composites by Particle Bonding

By Sanghoon Kim

3156

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5. Life Span of Biopolymer Sequestering Agents for Contaminant Removal and Erosion Resistance

By A.S. Knox, I.G. Petrisor, C.E. Turick, J. Roberts, M.H. Paller, D.D. Reible and C.R. Forrest

2359

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6. Microfoams of Biopolymers by Laser-Induced Stretching: Mechanisms and Applications

By Sylvain Lazare

2084

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7. Production of Fungal Chitosan by Enzymatic Method and Applications in Plant Tissue Culture and Tissue Engineering: 11 Years of Our Progress, Present Situation and Future Prospects

By Nitar Nwe, Tetsuya Furuike and Hiroshi Tamura

9356

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8. Chitin Based Biocomposites for Removal of Contaminants from Water: a Case Study of Fluoride Adsorption

By Jose Rene Rangel-Mendez, Vladimir Alonso Escobar Barrios and Jose Luis Davila-Rodriguez

5301

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9. Cellulose Fibres Funcionalised by Chitosan: Characterization and Application

By Simona Strnad, Olivera Sauperl and Lidija Fras-Zemljic

7562

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10. Chitosan Based Membranes for Separation, Pervaporation and Fuel Cell Applications: Recent Developments

By Tina Chakrabarty, Mahendra Kumar and Vinod K. Shahi

8157

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11. Fabrication of HA/PLLA Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering Using Additive Manufacturing Technologies

By Fernando Cruz

4965

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12. PEGylation and BioPEGylation of Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications

By Leslie John Ray Foster

3283

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13. Lubrication and Adhesion by Charged Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications

By Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, Rebecca Schur and Delphine Gourdon

3511

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14. The Role of Biofilm Exopolysaccharides on Biocontrol of Plant Diseases

By Wafaa Haggag

3828

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15. Bacterial Type II PMIs: Exploitable Bifunctional Enzymes for Biotechnological Applications and the Rational Design of Antimicrobials

By Sílvia Sousa, Christian Ramos, Joana Feliciano and Jorge Leitão

1939

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16. Thermal Degradation of Lignocellulosic Fuels: Biopolymers Contribution

By Valérie Leroy, Eric Leoni and Dominique Cancellieri

3386

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17. Functional Properties of Some Non-Conventional Treated Starches

By Monica Nemtanu and Mirela Brasoveanu

3746

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18. Bacterial Cellulose-based Biomimetic Composites

By Thi Thi Nge, Junji Sugiyama and Vincent Bulone

5629

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19. Precise Depolymerization of Poly(3-hydoxybutyrate) by Pyrolysis

By Haruo Nishida, Hidayah Ariffin, Yoshihito Shirai and Mohd Hassan

3267

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20. Biotechnological Production and Application of Hyaluronan

By Chiara Schiraldi, Annalisa La Gatta and Mario De Rosa

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21. Biopolymers by Azotobacter Vinelandii

By Adriana Navarro da Silva and Crispin Humberto Garcia-Cruz

6457

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22. Biopolymer Surfactant Interactions

By Lisa Sreejith, S.M. Nair and Jinu George

3798

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23. Properties and Function of Pyomelanin

By C.E. Turick, A.S. Knox, J.M. Becnel, A.A. Ekechukwu and C.E. Milliken

4983

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24. Microbial Biopolimerization Production from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)

By Zaini Ujang, Salmiati Salmiati and Mohd Razman Salim

7857

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25. Calculation of Relaxation Spectra from Stress Relaxation Measurements

By Vassilis Kontogiorgos

5065

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26. Fluctuations of Stiff Polymers and Cell Mechanics

By Jens Glaser and Klaus Kroy

2371

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27. Detect Structure Features of Asymmetric and Symmetric CH2 and CH3 Functional Groups and Their Ratio of Biopolymers within Intact Tissue in Complex Plant System Using Synchrotron FTIRM and DRIFT Molecular Spectroscopy

By Peiqiang Yu

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28. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (PIMs) in Biomedical Applications

By Francesco Puoci, Giuseppe Cirillo, Manuela Curcio, Francesca Iemma, Ortensia Ilaria Parisi, Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri and Nevio Picci

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29. Hydrogels as Potential Nano-Scale Drug Delivery Systems

By Mohammad Reza Saboktakin

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30. Biopolymers for Military Use: Opportunities and Environment Implications - a Review

By Teodora Zecheru

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