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Eco-Friendly Waterborne Polyurethanes
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

ISBN 9781032002866
Published January 25, 2022 by CRC Press
456 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The polyurethane industry is among the fastest growing, with polyurethanes used in consumer as well as industrial sectors. Waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) exhibit many advantages over conventional volatile organic compounds (VOCs) based polyurethanes and have emerged as an environmentally friendly alternative. WPUs offer an opportunity to use sustainable raw materials to produce environmentally sustainable polymers, particularly, polyols derived from vegetable oils. Eco-Friendly Waterborne Polyurethanes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications provides state-of-the-art knowledge of the synthesis, application, and property enhancement of WPUs.

  • Covers various types of eco-friendly materials and technologies used to synthesize WPUs
  • Presents an overview and applications of WPUs in several advanced research areas
  • Provides fundamentals of synthetic processes and their chemistries for specific applications
  • Elaborates on advanced approaches used to convert renewable resources into polymers
  • Offers new direction to scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the chemistry, technologies, and applications

Written for polymer chemists, materials scientists, and other researchers and industry, this book serves as a comprehensive reference for readers interested in the development and application of sustainable polymers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Waterborne Polyurethanes

Felipe M. de Souza, Prashant Kote, and Ram K. Gupta

Chapter 2 Chemistry and Technology of Waterborne Polyurethanes

Naresh A. Rajpurohit, Kaushalya Bhakar, Dinesh Kumar, and Meena Nemiwal

Chapter 3 Green Materials for Waterborne Polyurethanes

Felipe M. de Souza, Prashant Kote, and Ram K. Gupta

Chapter 4 Eco-Friendly Synthesis for Waterborne Polyurethanes

Pavan M. Paraskar, Vinod M. Hatkar, and Ravindra D. Kulkarni

Chapter 5 Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes

Sanam Amiri, Hossein Nazokdast, Gity Mir Mohamad Sadeghi, Shervin Ahmadi, and Sahar Amiri

Chapter 6 Nanocomposites of Waterborne Polyurethanes

Samiran Morang and Niranjan Karak

Chapter 7 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Flexible and Rigid Foams

Hilal Olcay and E. Dilara Kocak

Chapter 8 Flame-Retardant Waterborne Polyurethanes

Giulio Malucelli

Chapter 9 Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Smart Waterborne Polyurethanes

Ronglan Wu and Wei Wang

Chapter 10 Shape Memory Waterborne Polyurethanes

Arunima Reghunadhan, Sabu Thomas, and Jiji Abraham

Chapter 11 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Self-Healing Applications

Masoumeh Kianfar, Shiva Mohajer, and Mir Saeed Seyed Dorraji

Chapter 12 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Biomedical Applications

Abbas Mohammadi, Mahtab Eslamieh, Negar Salehi, and Saman Abrishamkar

Chapter 13 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Tissue Engineering

D.E. Mouzakis and Styliani Papatzani

Chapter 14 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Biodegradable Coatings

Sukanya Pradhan, Smita Mohanty, and Sanjay Kumar Nayak

Chapter 15 Recent Developments in Waterborne Polyurethanes for Coating Applications

Verónica L. Mucci, Mirta I. Aranguren, Javier I. Amalvy, and María E. V. Hormaiztegui

Chapter 16 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Weather Protective Coatings

Sonalee Das

Chapter 17 Recent Developments in Waterborne Polyurethanes for Corrosion Protection

Felipe M. de Souza, Muhammad Rizwan Sulaiman, and Ram K. Gupta

Chapter 18 Waterborne Polyurethane for Electrically Conductive Coating

Sheraz Iqbal, Tauqir A. Sherazi, Tahir Rasheed, and Muhammad Bilal

Chapter 19 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Electrical Applications

V. Dhinakaran, P.M. Bupathi Ram, S. Narain Kumar,M. Tharun Kumar, K.P. Manoj Kumar, and M. Varsha Shree

Chapter 20 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Sensors

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Abel Inobeme, Kshitij RB Singh, Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, John Tsado Mathew, Jay Singh, Vanya Nayak, and Ravindra Pratap Singh

Chapter 21 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Sealants

Mehrdad Fallah, Amir Ershad Langroudi, and Aida Alavi

Chapter 22 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Packing Industries

Saima Zulfiqar, Rida Badar, and Muhammad Yar

Chapter 23 Waterborne Polyurethanes for Automobile Industries

Ayesha Kausar

Chapter 24 Non-Isocyanate-Based Waterborne Polyurethanes

Marcin Włoch and Iga Carayon

Chapter 25 Waterborne Polyurethanes: Challenges and Future Outlook

Felipe M. de Souza and Ram K. Gupta


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Ram K. Gupta is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, and bio-degradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, given over 275 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters, and received over two million dollars for research and educational activities from external agencies. He serves as Associate Editor, Guest Editor, and editorial board member for various journals.

Ajay Kumar Mishra (MSc, MPhil, Ph.D., FRSC) is Professor of Chemistry at the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the College of Science, Engineering & Technology at the University of South Africa. He also holds an adjunct professorship at Jiangsu University, China. His research interests include the synthesis of multifunctional nanomaterials, including polymers, carbon nanomaterials, composite materials, and wastewater research. Prof. Mishra has authored and edited numerous peer-reviewed scientific international journal articles and books in this subject area.