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Products and Applications of Biopolymers

Edited by Casparus Verbeek

University of Auckland

It is interesting to consider that biopolymers are by no means new to this world. It is only because of our fascination with petrochemical products that these wonderful materials have been neglected for so long. Today we face a different challenge. Environmental pressure is pushing away from synthetic or petro-chemically derived products, while economic factors are pulling back from often more expensive "green" options. This book presents two aspects of biopolymers; potential products and some applications of biopolymers covering the current relevance of biopolymers.

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Products and Applications of BiopolymersEdited by Casparus Verbeek

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1802

ISBN: 978-953-51-0226-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6137-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

47852 Total Chapter Downloads

25 Crossref Citations

113 Web of Science Citations

113 Dimensions Citations


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1. Gum Arabic: More Than an Edible Emulsifier

By Mariana A. Montenegro, María L. Boiero, Lorena Valle and Claudio D. Borsarelli


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2. Poly(Lactic Acid) as a Biopolymer-Based Nano-Composite

By Emad A. Jaffar Al-Mulla and Nor Azowa Bt Ibrahim


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3. Fermentation of Sweet Sorghum into Added Value Biopolymer of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)

By Pakawadee Kaewkannetra


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4. Xylan, a Promising Hemicellulose for Pharmaceutical Use

By Acarília Eduardo da Silva, Henrique Rodrigues Marcelino, Monique Christine Salgado Gomes, Elquio Eleamen Oliveira, Toshiyuki Nagashima Jr and Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa Egito


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5. Hydrodynamic Properties of Gelatin - Studies from Intrinsic Viscosity Measurements

By Martin Alberto Masuelli and Maria Gabriela Sansone


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6. Role of Biopolymers in Green Nanotechnology

By Sonal I. Thakore


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7. Stable Isotope Applications in Bone Collagen with Emphasis on Deuterium/Hydrogen Ratios

By Katarina Topalov, Arndt Schimmelmann, P. David Polly and Peter E. Sauer


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8. A Facile One-Pot Synthesis of MSe (M = Cd or Zn) Nanoparticles Using Biopolymer as Passivating Agent

By Oluwatobi S. Oluwafemi and Sandile P. Songca


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9. Alkylresorcinols Protect the DNA from UV-Damage In Vitro and In Vivo Models

By Dmitry Deryabin, Olga Davydova and Irina Gryazeva


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10. Polysaccharide-Specific Isoperoxidases as an Important Component of the Plant Defence System

By Igor V. Maksimov, Ekaterina A. Cherepanova and Antonina V. Sorokan’


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