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Conducting Polymers Chemistries, Properties and Biomedical Applications

Edited By Ram K. Gupta Copyright 2022
    358 Pages 69 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    358 Pages 69 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    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 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 such as drug/gene delivery, tissue engineering, antimicrobial activities, biosensors, etc.


    • 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 the fundamentals of biodegradation mechanisms and the role of conduction in biomedical devices
    • Offers details of novel methods and advanced technologies used in biomedical applications using conducting polymers
    • Highlights new directions for 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 technology.

    1. Conducting Polymers: An Introduction

    Luis A. Camacho-Cruz, Marlene A. Velazco-Medel, José C. Lugo-González, and Emilio Bucio

    2. Conducting Polymers: Fundamentals to Biomedical Applications

    Felipe de Souza, Anuj Kumar, and Ram K. Gupta

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

    Suba Lakshmi Madaswamy, N. Veni Keertheeswari, and Ragupathy Dhanusuraman

    4. Chemistries and Biodegradability of Conducting Polymers

    Shuo Chen and Zhengwei You

    5. Strategies to Synthesize Biodegradable Conducting Polymers

    Shagun Kainth, Piyush Sharma, and Pawan Kumar Diwan

    6. Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis to Advanced Biomedical Applications

    Eman Abdallah Ismail, Mbuso Faya, Edith Amuhaya, Calvin A. Omolo, and Thirumala Govender

    7. Hybrid Conductive Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Multifunctionality

    Daeik Jang, Hammad R. Khalid, S.Z. Farooq, H.N. Yoon, and H.K. Lee

    8. Electrically Conductive Polymers and Composites for Biomedical Applications

    Paloma Patra, Aswathi Thomas, and Aravind Kumar Rengan

    9. Conducting Polymers for Gene Delivery

    Aykut Arif Topcu, Erdoğan Özgür, and Adil Denizli

    10. Conducting Polymers for Regenerative Medicine

    Merve Çalışır, Nilay Bereli, İbrahim Vargel, and Adil Denizli

    11. Conducting Polymers as Efficient Materials for Tissue Engineering

    Srijita Sen, Trishna Bal, Aditya Dev Rajora, Shreya Sharma, Shubha Rani Sharma, and Neelima Sharma

    12. Conducting Polymer-Based Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering

    Murugan Prasathkumar, Chenthamara Dhrisya, Salim Anisha, Robert Becky, and Subramaniam Sadhasivam

    13. Conducting Polymers for Neural Tissue Engineering

    Zahra Allahyari, Shayan Gholizadeh, Hossein Derakhshankhah, Katayoun Derakhshandeh, Seyed Mohammad Amini, and Hadi Samadian

    14. Conducting Polymers for Ophthalmic Applications

    Ismail Bal and Israfil Kucuk

    15. Conducting Polymers for Biomedical Imaging

    Gaurav Kulkarni, Krishna Dixit, Jhansi Lakshmi Parimi, Hema Bora, Baisakhee Saha, Soumen Das, and Santanu Dhara

    16. Conducting Polymer-Based Micro-Containers for Biomedical Applications

    Selcan Karakuş, Cemal Özeroğlu, and Mizan İbrahim Kahyaoğlu

    17. Antimicrobial Activities of Conducting Polymers and Their Derivatives

    Palanichamy Nandhini and Mariappan Rajan

    18. Biodegradable Electronic Devices

    Bavatharani Chokkiah, Muthusankar Eswaran, and Ragupathy Dhanusuraman

    19. Microfluidic Devices with Integrated Conductive Polymeric Electrodes for Biosensing Applications

    Khairunnisa Amreen and Sanket Goel

    20. Advantages and Challenges of Biodegradable Electronic Devices

    Maimoona Ilyas, Muntaha Ilyas, Farooq Sher, Umer Liaqat, Eder C. Lima, Ayesha Zafar, Jasmina Sulejmanović, and Mika Sillanpää

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

    N. Raghavendra Naveen, Girirajasekhar Dornadula, Pamayyagari Kalpana, and Lakshmi Narasimha Gunturu

    22. Antifouling Properties and Biomedical Applications of Conducting Polymers

    Trinath Biswal, Dharmendra K. Jena, and Prafulla K. Sahoo


    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.