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Conducting Polymers
Chemistries, Properties and Biomedical Applications

Edited By

Ram K. Gupta

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ISBN 9781032071091
April 19, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
360 Pages 69 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Conducting polymers are versatile materials that possess both the unique properties of polymeric materials (elastic behavior, reversible deformation, flexibility, etc.) and the ability to conduct electricity with bulk conductivities comparable to those of metals and semiconductors. Conducting Polymers: Chemistries, Properties and Biomedical Applications provides current, state-of-the-art knowledge of the conducting polymers and their composites for biomedical applications.


This book covers the fundamentals of conducting polymers, strategies to modify the structure of conducting polymers to make them biocompatible, and their applications in various biomedical areas like drug/gene delivery, tissue engineering, antimicrobial activities, biosensors, etc.


Key Features:

  • Covers the state-of-the-art progress on biodegradable conducting polymers for biomedical applications
  • Presents synthesis, characterization, and applications of conducting polymers for various biomedical research
  • Provides fundamentals of biodegradation mechanism and role of conduction in biomedical devices
  • Provides detail of novel methods and advanced technologies used in biomedicals using conducting polymers
  • Provides new direction to scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the chemistry, technologies, and applications of conducting polymers


This book is essential reading for all academic and industrial researchers working in the fields of materials science, polymers, nanotechnology, and biomedical.

Table of Contents

1 Conducting Polymers: An Introduction

2 Conducting polymers: Fundamentals to Biomedical Applications

3 Conducting Polymers: Fundamentals, Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

4 Chemistries and Biodegradability of Conducting Polymers

5 Strategies to Synthesize Biodegradable Conducting Polymers

6 Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis to Advanced Biomedical Applications

7 Hybrid Conductive Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Multifunctionality

8 Electrically Conductive Polymers and Composites for Biomedical Applications

9 Conducting Polymers for Gene Delivery

10 Conducting Polymers for Regenerative Medicine

11 Conducting Polymers as Efficient Materials for Tissue Engineering

12 Conducting Polymer based Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering

13 Conducting Polymers for Neural Tissue Engineering

14 Conducting Polymers for Ophthalmic Applications

15 Conducting Polymers for Biomedical Imaging

16 Conducting Polymer-based Microcontainers for Biomedical Applications

17 Antimicrobial Activities of Conducting Polymers and their Derivatives

18 Biodegradable Electronic Devices

19 Microfluidic Devices with Integrated Conductive Polymeric Electrodes for Biosensing Applications

20 Advantages and Challenges of Biodegradable Electronic Devices

21 Conducting Polymers: An Efficient Way to Deal with Medical and Industrial Fouling

22 Antifouling Properties and Biomedical Applications of Conducting Polymers

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Dr. Ram Gupta is an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on conducting polymers and composites, green energy production and storage using biowastes and nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, bio-based polymers, flame-retardant polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, corrosion inhibiting coatings, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 230 peer-reviewed articles, made over 280 national, international, and regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, edited many books, and written several book chapters. He has received over two and a half million dollars for research and educational activities from many funding agencies. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of numerous journals.