Renewable Polymers: Synthesis, Processing, and Technology

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Presents the synthesis, technology and processing details of a large range of polymers derived from renewable resources

It has been a long-term desire to replace polymers from fossil fuels with the more environmentally friendly polymers generated from renewable resources. Now, with the recent advancements in synthesis technologies and the finding of new functional monomers, research in this field has shown strong potential in generating better property polymers from renewable resources. A text describing these advances in synthesis, processing, and technology of such polymers not only provides the state-of-the-art information to researchers, but also acts to stimulate research in this direction. The contents are based on a wide range of functional monomers and the contributions are written by eminent researchers.

Specifically Renewable Polymers:

  • Demonstrates the design, synthesis, properties and applications of plant oil-based polymers

  • Presents an elaborate review of acid mediated polymerization techniques for the generation of green polymers

  • Details the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from olive oil based wastewater

  • Describes the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) techniques

  • Reviews the renewable polymers derived from transgenic crop plants

  • Provides an overview of a range of biomass-based polymers

  • Concludes with the recent efforts and approaches exploiting the natural materials in developing drug delivery systems.

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About the author

Vikas Mittal is an Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. He obtained his PhD in 2006 in Polymer and Materials Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He then worked as a materials scientist in Active and Intelligent Coatings section of SunChemical in London, UK and as a polymer engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel filler surface modifications, thermal stability enhancements, and polymer latexes with functionalized surfaces.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Nov 16, 2011
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Pages
502
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ISBN
9781118217672
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Chemistry / Organic
Technology & Engineering / Chemical & Biochemical
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Featuring contributions by eminent international experts, the book:

Reviews polymer blend systems Details miscibility enhancements in polymer blends through multiple hydrogen binding interactions Presents the component dynamics in polymer blend systems Discusses concepts of shape memory polymer blends Considers ethylene methyl acrylate (EMA) copolymer toughened polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) blends Provides theoretical insights through molecular dynamics simulation studies for binary blend miscibility Reports on the conformation and topology of cyclic linear polymer blends (CLBs) Addresses strain hardening in polymer blends with fibril morphology Explores the modification of polymer blends by irradiation techniques Examines the directed assembly of polymer blends using nanopatterned chemical surfaces

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Materials scientists working with energy materials, polymer engineers, chemists, and other scientists and engineers working with photovoltaics and batteries as well as in the solar and renewable energy sectors.

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