Recent Advances

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Manju Kumari Thakur

Part of the Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials book series (GHFSSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Katarina Novakovic, Simon Matcham, Amy Scott
    Pages 1-28
  3. Sourbh Thakur, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Omotayo Ademola Arotiba
    Pages 29-50
  4. Maria Valentina Dinu, Ecaterina Stela Dragan
    Pages 51-85
  5. Shuaiqiang Zhang, Yan Nie, Hongyan Tao, Zongjin Li
    Pages 87-112
  6. Sumit Mishra, Priti Rani, Gautam Sen, Kartick Prasad Dey
    Pages 145-173
  7. G. Madhumitha, J. Fowsiya, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
    Pages 197-218
  8. Gabriel Goetten de Lima, Sean Lyons, Declan M. Devine, Michael J. D. Nugent
    Pages 219-258
  9. Cenk Celik, Vishal T. Mogal, James Hoi Po Hui, Xian Jun Loh, Wei Seong Toh
    Pages 315-337
  10. Diana Costa, Artur J. M. Valente, João Queiroz
    Pages 339-356
  11. Akon Higuchi, Hsing-Fen Li, S. Suresh Kumar, Abdullah A. Alarfaj, Murugan A. Munusamy
    Pages 357-408

About this book


This book discusses recent advances in hydrogels, including their generation and applications and presents a compendium of fundamental concepts. It highlights the most important hydrogel materials, including physical hydrogels, chemical hydrogels, and nanohydrogels and explores the development of hydrogel-based novel materials that respond to external stimuli, such as temperature, pressure, pH, light, biochemicals or magnetism, which represent a new class of intelligent materials. With their multiple cooperative functions, hydrogel-based materials exhibit different potential applications ranging from biomedical engineering to water purification systems. This book covers key topics including superabsorbent polymer hydrogel; intelligent hydrogels for drug delivery; hydrogels from catechol-conjugated materials; nanomaterials loaded hydrogel; electrospinning of hydrogels; biopolymers-based hydrogels; injectable hydrogels; interpenetrating-polymer-network hydrogels: radiation- and sonochemical synthesis of micro/nano/macroscopic hydrogels; DNA-based hydrogels; and multifunctional applications of hydrogels. It will prove a valuable resource for researchers working in industry and academia alike.


Hydrogels superabsorbent hydrogels biodegradable hydrogels interpenetrating hydrogels nanocomposites hydrogels

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
    • 1
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty in Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre, School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingCranfield UniversityCranfieldUK
  2. 2.Division of Chemistry, Government Degree College BhoranjHimachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6076-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6077-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0061
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-007X
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