Materials Science » Polymers

Recent Advances in Plasticizers

Edited by Mohammad Luqman, ISBN 978-953-51-0363-9, 224 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 21, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2228
Edited Volume

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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