1st Edition

Foundation and Growth of Macromolecular Science Advances in Research for Sustainable Development

Edited By Meegle S. Mathew, Józef T. Haponiuk, Sabu Thomas Copyright 2023
    398 Pages 17 Color & 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    398 Pages 17 Color & 90 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume explores the foundation of macromolecular science along with the field’s current challenges and solutions to challenges. The book discusses many new applications that have emerged recently based on different polymers and their composites, inlcuding some on the application of polymer composite in electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, sensing, and wound healing. This book discusses innovations in the synthesis and characterization of many different classes of polymers and provides in-depth explanations of the behavior of polymers in solutions and in bulk. It considers the synthesis, characterization properties, and applications of many polymer composites and nanomaterials.

    The diverse topics cover zein-based composites, nanocellulose extracted as a potential filler for polymers, polymers to strengthen concrete, polymer/metal nanocomposite magnetic materials, synthetic polymers in aquatic environments, pharmaceutical 3D-printing, alginate-based wound healing dressings, and more.

    Many chapters in the volume place emphasis on sustainable development and green eco-friendly approaches.

    This volume will help researchers to understand the significance of macromolecular science and research advances for sustainable development for the benefit of humanity. It emphasizes the many roles of macromolecular science in the important fields of science, such as chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, pharmaceutical science, and more.

    1. Introduction - Foundation and Growth of Macromolecular Science: Advances in Research for Sustainable Development

    Haritha R. Das, Meegle S. Mathew, Saritha Appukuttan, and Sabu Thomas

    2. Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan-Starch and Glutaric Acid Films

    Virpal Singh

    3. Bio-Based Polymer Science: From Past to Future in a Biodegradability and Eco-Friendly Context

    Tomy Muringayil Joseph, Mereena Luke Pallikkunnel, Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, Józef T. Haponiuk, and Sabu Thomas

    4. Zein-Based Composites: Synthesis, Characterization Properties, and Applications

    Jyothy G. Vijayan

    5. Nanocellulose Extracted from Nutshells as a Potential Filler for Polymers: A Green Approach

    Jija Thomas and Ranimol Stephen

    6. Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer/Metal Nanocomposite Magnetic Materials

    M. Banerjee, Preeti Sachdev, Aruna Joshi, Aakanksha Choudhary, Swati Nagar, and G. S. Mukherjee

    7. Polymeric Materials to Improve Durability and Sustainability of Cement Concrete: A Brief Overview

    Mainak Ghosal

    8. Protein-Polyelectrolyte Complexes: Structure and Properties

    Hrishikesh Talukdar and Sarathi Kundu

    9. Introduction to DNA Nanomechanics: Theory and Simulations

    Ashok Garai

    10. The Ultrasonic-Assisted Synthesis of Locust Gum/PEG- Silver Nanoparticles and Its Mathematical Modeling of Rheological Parameters

    Selcan Karakus, Mert Akin Insel, Inci Albayrak, and Nevin Tasaltin

    11. Macromolecular-Enzymes-Triggered Electrochemical Biosensing

    S. K. Suja and G. Jayanthi Kalaivani

    12. Supramolecular Gel-Based Materials for Sensing Environmentally Sensitive Molecules

    S. K. Suja and S. Mathiya

    13. Dielectric and AC Conductivity Studies of Ag: CdZnTe–PVA Films

    Kiran John U. and Siby Mathew

    14. Electric Circuit Modeling of Impedance Spectroscopic Characteristics of GFRP Nanocomposites with Hybrid Carbon Nanofillers

    Madhu B. M., Rashmi, Sailaja R. R. N., and Sundara Rajan J.

    15. The Role of Synthetic Polymers in the Aquatic Environment and Their Implications in Danio rerio as a Model Organism

    Richa Shree, Natrajan Chandrasekaran, Amitava Mukherjee, and John Thomas

    16. Alginate-Based Wound-Healing Dressings

    Mereena Luke Pallikkunnel, Tomy Muringayil Joseph, Jozef T. Haponiuk, and Sabu Thomas

    17. Pharmaceutical 3D-Printing: Insights into Polymeric Armamentarium and the Saga of Product Fabrication

    Prachi Khamkar and Debarshi Kar Mahapatra


    Meegle S. Mathew, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Postgraduate and Research Department of Chemistry at Mar Anthanasius College, Kothamangalam, India. Dr. Mathew worked as a postdoctoral fellow for three years at the School of Energy Materials, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. She has published research articles, been granted an Indian patent, edited two books, and published several book chapters. She works in a multidisciplinary area that combines nanoscience with biomedicine and energy conversion systems. Her research interest areas are nano-biophotonics, optical imaging, the development of biosensors and biomedical devices using fluorescent nanoparticles, polymer nanocomposites for biomedical applications, photocatalysis, and photoreduction.

    Józef T. Haponiuk, PhD, has been the Head of the Polymers Technology Department at the Faculty of Chemistry of Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, since 2006. He is the author or co-author of over 300 original scientific papers, includingg 90 published in periodicals. He is also editor and coauthor of publications from Apple Academic Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and creator of 11 granted patents and 25 patent applications. A valued academic teacher in the field of polymer chemistry and engineering, he has been a supervisor for over 12 PdD theses.

    Sabu Thomas, PhD, is the Chairman of Trivandrum Engineering Science and Technology Resesarch Park, Kerala, India. He is also the former Vice Chancellor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, as well as Director of the School of Energy Materials; and Founder, Director and Professor at the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Kottayam. A prolific author and editor, Prof. Thomas has received international acclaim for his work, including having been conferred with an Honoris Causa DSc from the University of South Brittany, France, and the University of Lorraine, France; and being named a Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc).