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Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers

Structure and Chemistry, 1st Edition

Edited by Vijay Kumar Thakur

CRC Press

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Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry discusses the synthesis, characterization, and properties of multifunctional cellulose-based graft copolymers. Presenting the contributions of accomplished experts in the field of natural cellulosic polymers, this authoritative text:

  • Offers an overview of cutting-edge technical accomplishments in natural cellulose-based graft polymers
  • Addresses a separate biomaterial in each chapter, exploring composition as well as graft copolymerization chemistry
  • Covers fundamentals and applications including toxic ion removal, biomedical engineering, biofuels, micro/nano composites, papermaking, building materials, and defense

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry tackles several critical issues and provides suggestions for future work, supplying deeper insight into the state of the art of advanced cellulose-based graft copolymers.


"… a good overview of the past and current pathways for cellulose-based graft copolymers."

—Dr. Minh Tan Ton-That, National Research Council Canada, Boucherville, Québec

"… a very important and comprehensive piece of work. … a worthwhile read."

—Dr. Dilip Depan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

"With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, this book will be an invaluable reference for academics, scientists, and researchers pertaining to the polymer field."

—Professor Tarun K. Maji, Tezpur University, India

"… provides valuable information on the latest developments of cellulose-based graft copolymers. … Every polymer scientist must read this book."

—Professor Mohd Sapuan Salit, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang

"Each chapter is written with teaching skills and contains recent scientific information which will be useful … in different domains, such as polymer chemistry, biopolymers, plastic technology, material science, chemical engineering, forestry, agriculture, cellulose, green composites, and biotechnology."

—Dr. Silvia Ioan, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

"An interesting book for natural polymers that will be a good read for postgraduate researchers and material engineers and scientists alike searching for in-depth understanding of grafted cellulose. The book is detailed in grafting process and provides detailed examples of potential applications in environmental, medical and a selection of engineering sectors. A must have if you are into medical and health biomaterials."

—James Njuguna, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Table of Contents

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: An Overview

Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur, Ashvinder Kumar Rana, and Amar Singh Singha

Grafting on Cellulosics: Progress toward Purpose

R. Meena and A. Bhattacharya

Preparation of Functional Polymer-Grafted Cellulose through Azide Alkyne Cycloaddition or C-C Cross-Coupling

Jusha Ma, Qinyuan Niu, and Wenhui Wu

Graft Copolymerization of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives

Chunmei Jian, Qiquan Ye, Meng Huo, and Jinying Yuan

Cellulose Graft Copolymerization by Gamma and Electron Beam Irradiation

Dilip Kumar Kakati, Montu Moni Bora, and Chayanika Deka

Advances in Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers Prepared via Controlled Radical Polymerization Methods: A Comprehensive Review

Umesh Kumar Parida, Birendra Kumar Bindhani, Susanta Kumar Biswal, and Padmalochan Nayak

UV-Grafting: A Powerful Tool for Cellulose Surface Modification

R. Bongiovanni, A. Chiappone, and E. Zeno

Graft Copolymerization of Vinyl Monomers onto Cellulosic Cannabis indica Fibers

Ashvinder Kumar Rana, Amar Singh Singha, Manju Kumari Thakur, and Vijay Kumar Thakur

Advances, Development, and Characterization of Cellulose Graft Copolymers

Vicente de Oliveira Sousa Neto, Diego de Quadros Melo, Paulo de Tarso C. Freire, Marcos Antônio Araujo-Silva, and Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento

Modification of Cellulose-Based Fibers by the Graft Copolymerization Method

Mehlika Pulat

Modification of Jute Fibers by Radiation-Induced Graft Copolymerization and Their Applications

Mubarak A. Khan, Saifur Rahaman, Abdullah-Al-Jubayer, and Jahid M.M. Islam

Chemically Modified Cotton Fibers for Antimicrobial Applications

Surinder Pal Singh, Bhawna Soni, and S.K. Bajpai

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymer for Toxic Ion and Organic Persistent Pollutants Removal

Iñaki Urruzola, Eduardo Robles, Luis Serrano, and Jalel Labidi

Use of Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose in Controlling Bleeding during Neurosurgical Procedures

Roberto Gazzeri, Marcelo Galarza, Marika Morabito, and Alex Alfieri

Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Grafted with Poly(Acrylamide): Application as Novel Polymeric Material as Flocculant as well as Adsorbent

Sagar Pal, Raghunath Das, and Soumitra Ghorai

Preparation of Graft Copolymers of Cellulose Derivatives and Their Use in Recovery Processes

Nursel Pekel Bayramgil

Grafting of Cellulose-Based Materials: Techniques, Factors, and Applications of the Grafted Products

Biranchinarayan Tosh

Preparation, Self-Assembly, and Application of Amphiphilic Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers

Xiaohui Wang, Yanzhu Guo, Haoquan Zhong, Meiwan Chen, and Runcang Sun

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure, Properties, and Application

Massoumeh Bagheri

Intelligent Responsive Copolymers Based on Cellulose: Structure, Properties, and Applications

Xiuli Chen, Yajia Huang, Haixiang Zhang, Mario Gauthier, and Guang Yang

Synthesis and Applications of Grafted Carboxymethyl Cellulose: A Review

Sumit Mishra, Gautam Sen, Kartick Prasad Dey, and G. Usha Rani

Surface Grafting of Cellulose Nanowhisker

Hou-Yong Yu, Jin Huang, and Peter R. Chang

Nanocellulose Preparation, Surface Chemical Modification, and Its Application

Abbas Dadkhah Tehrani and Mohammad Hossein Babaabbasi

Synthesis and Characterization of Sulfonyl-Terminated Polymer-Grafted Magnetic Nanocellulose and Its Application as a pH-Responsive Antibiotic Drug Carrier for the Controlled Delivery of Ciprofloxacin

T.S. Anirudhan, J. Nima, and P.L. Divya

Grafting of Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives by CuAAC Click Chemistry

Faten Hassan Hassan Abdellatif, Jérôme Babin, Carole Arnal-Herault, and Anne Jonquieres

About the Editor

Vijay Kumar Thakur is currently a staff scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, USA. His former appointments include a research scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a visiting research fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He completed his postdoctorate in materials science at Iowa State University, Ames, USA, and his Ph.D in polymer science at the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India. In addition to being widely published, Dr. Thakur is an editorial board member of numerous international journals, guest editor of the International Journal of Polymer Science and Journal of Chemistry, and member of several scientific bodies around the world.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers