Chitosan-Based Hydrogels: Functions and Applications, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Chitosan-Based Hydrogels

Functions and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Kangde Yao, Junjie Li, Fanglian Yao, Yuji Yin

CRC Press

521 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138076846
pub: 2017-03-29
Hardback: 9781439821145
pub: 2011-07-28
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429104480
pub: 2016-04-19
from $52.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


Due to their unique properties, chitosan-based materials have emerged as useful resources in a variety of medicines, drug controlled-release carriers, tissue engineering scaffolds, and immobilized enzymes. But many of these materials have yet to reach the commercial market. Therefore, more work must be completed to fill the gap between research and

Table of Contents

From Chitin to Chitosan. Chitosan Derivatives. Bioactivities of Chitosan and Its Derivatives. Formation of Chitoan-Based Hydrogels Network. Environment-Stimuli Response of Chitosan-Based Hydrogels. Chitosan-Based Gels for Drug Delivery System. Application of Chitosan-Based Gels in Pharmaceuticals. Enzyme Immobilization on Chitosan-Based Supports. Application of Chitosan-Based Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering. Future. Index.

About the Editors

Kangde Yao is the research director of the Research Institute of Polymeric Materials at Tianjin University.

Junjie Li is an assistant professor in the Tissue Engineering Research Center at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, and in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University.

Fanglian Yao is a professor of polymer science and engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University.

Yuji Yin is an associate professor of materials science in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tianjin University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology