1st Edition

Polysaccharides Advanced Polymeric Materials

Edited By Bhasha Sharma, M. Enamul Hoque Copyright 2024
    336 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Polysaccharides offer unique and valuable functional properties, persisting in technological importance and poised to grow more critical due to sustainability demands and emerging applications in medical and life sciences. This book presents comprehensive information about carbohydrate polymers, providing readers with an enhanced appreciation of carbohydrate structure and function, a new enzyme library, and extraction strategies that will help to advance a number of exciting domains of research, including genomics, proteomics, chemical synthesis, materials science, and engineering.

    Key Features

    • Details the source, production, structures, properties, and current and potential applications of polysaccharides
    • Discusses general strategies of isolation, separation, and characterization of polysaccharides
    • Describes botanical, algal, animal, and microbial sources of polysaccharides
    • Demonstrates the importance of carbohydrates in new lead generation
    • Highlights the range of possibilities for polysaccharides to make real-world impact

    Chapter 1: Polysaccharide-Based Polymeric Gels: Structure, Properties, and Applications. Chapter 2: Environmental Aspects, Recycling, and Sustainability of Polysaccharides. Chapter 3: Health Issues and Toxicity Related to Polysaccharides. Chapter 4: Design and Structure of Polysaccharide-Based Nanoparticles: State of the Art. Chapter 5: Polysaccharides as Adhesive: Sweet Solutions to Sticky Situations. Chapter 6: Carbohydrate-Based Therapeutics: Evolution from Wellness Pursuit to Medical Treatment. Chapter 7: Starch-Based Advanced Materials and Their Applications. Chapter 8: Chitin and Chitosan Derivatives to Proffer New Functional Materials. Chapter 9: Glucans: Safe-by-Design and Applications. Chapter 10: Polysaccharides in Sensors and Actuators. Chapter 11: Polysaccharide Applications in Functional Textiles and Textile Wastewater Treatment. Chapter 12: Alginate-Based Nanocomposites for Smart Technology of Food Packaging. Chapter 13: Polysaccharide-Based Adsorbents for Water Treatment. Chapter 14: Polysaccharides in Energy Storage. Chapter 15: Polysaccharides for Agricultural Applications: A Growing Presence on the Farms. Chapter 16: Polysaccharide-Based Fluorescent Materials for Sensing and Security Applications.


    Bhasha Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji College, University of Delhi, India.

    Enamul Hoque, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh.