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Electroactive Polymeric Materials

    360 Pages 62 Color & 115 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    360 Pages 62 Color & 115 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Electroactive polymers are smart materials that can undergo size or shape structural deformations in the presence of an electrical field. These lightweight polymeric materials possess properties such as flexibility, cost-effectiveness, rapid response time, easy controllability (especially physical to electrical), and low power consumption.

    Electroactive Polymeric Materials examines the history, progress, synthesis, and characterization of electroactive polymers and then details their application and potential in fields including biomedical science, environmental remediation, renewable energy, robotics, sensors and textiles.

    Highlighting the flexibility, lightweight, cost-effective, rapid response time, easy controllability, and low power consumption characteristics of electroactive polymers, respected authors in the field explore their use in sensors, actuators, MEMS, biomedical apparatus, energy storage, packaging, textiles, and corrosion protection to provide readers with a powerhouse of a reference to use for their own endeavors.


    • Explores the most recent advances in all categories of ionic/electroactive polymer composite materials
    • Includes basic science, addresses novel topics, and covers multifunctional applications in one resource
    • Suitable for newcomers, academicians, scientists and R&D industrial experts working in polymer technologies


    Chapter 01

    State-of-the-art and perspectives of electroactive polymers

    Chapter 02

    Overview on electroactive polymers: Types and their applications

    Chapter 03

    Properties of Electroactive Polymers

    Chapter 04

    Intelligent electroactive polymers

    Chapter 05

    History and Progress of Electroactive polymers

    Chapter 06

    Electroactive polymers for smart windows technology

    Chapter 07

    Systematic investigation of the revolutionary role of electroactive polymers in modifying microelectromechanical systems

    Chapter 08

    Electroactive polymers for sensors

    Chapter 09

    Conductive electroactive polymers in electrocatalysis and sensing applications

    Chapter 10

    Electroactive polymers for artificial muscles

    Chapter 11

    Electroactive polymers for electrochromic applications

    Chapter 12

    Electroactive polymers for batteries

    Chapter 13

    Electroactive Polymeric Membranes

    Chapter 14

    Electroactive polymer for environmental remediation

    Chapter 15

    Electroactive polymers for space applications

    Chapter 16

    Electroactive polymers in industry sector

    Chapter 17

    Electroactive polymers in biomedicine

    Chapter 18

    Electroactive polymers for packaging technology

    Chapter 19

    Electroactive polymers for drug delivery


    Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 190 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 145 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.) He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

    Dr. Mohd Imran Ahamed received his Ph.D degree on the topic "Synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic composite heavy metals selective cation-exchangers and their analytical applications", from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2019. He has published several research and review articles in the journals of international recognition. Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. He has co-edited more than 20 books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A) and Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.). His research work includes ion-exchange chromatography, wastewater treatment, and analysis, bending actuator and electrospinning.

    Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working with Chinese Academy of Sciences-President’s International Fellowship Initiative (CAS-PIFI) at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, Beijing). He obtained Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, in 2008. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with the highest honours in 2014 for the work entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyanilines for Supercapacitor and Catalytic Applications" at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and Kakatiya University (India). Before joining National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) as CAS-PIFI research fellow, China, worked as senior research associate and Postdoc at National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU, Taiwan) respectively in the fields of bio-fuel and CO2 reduction applications. His academic honors include University Grants Commission National Fellowship and many merit scholarships, study-abroad fellowships from Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, and CAS-PIFI. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored around twenty book chapters, and he is also serving as an editorial board member and a referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. He has published edited books with Springer (UK), Elsevier, Materials Science Forum LLC (USA), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and CRC Press Taylor & Francis group. His specialized areas of research are energy conversion and storage, which include sustainable nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis for organic transformations, environmental remediation technologies, photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices, biofuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors.

    Adil A. Gobouri (born 6 May 1975) is a Professor of Organic Chemistry, at Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science. He completed his B.Sc. at Umm Al-Qura University in 1997. He gained his Masters in Organic Chemistry from King Abdulaziz University in 2005. In 2011 he obtained his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Manchester, UK, working with Dr. John M. Gardiner on synthesis of new stereoisomeric dendrimers. His research interests include synthetic chemistry encompassing methodology, target synthesis, heterocyclic chemistry, nanomaterials synthesis, and their applications.