Polymer Gels

Perspectives and Applications

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
  • Stefan Ioan Voicu

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Dhanabal Kumarasamy, Miltu Kumar Ghosh, Tapan Kumar Giri
    Pages 1-25
  3. Shantanu V. Lale, Veena Koul
    Pages 27-54
  4. Daniela Pamfil, Cornelia Vasile
    Pages 71-110
  5. Luminita Ioana Buruiana, Silvia Ioan
    Pages 111-123
  6. Amanda Murawski, Rafael Lopes Quirino
    Pages 125-152
  7. Monika Sobiech, Piotr Luliński
    Pages 153-183
  8. Sumit Mishra, Nandkishore Thombare, Mohd Ali, Saurabh Swami
    Pages 185-228
  9. Geeta Aggarwal, Manju Nagpal
    Pages 249-284
  10. Selvaraj Mohana Roopan, Duraipandi Devipriya
    Pages 285-310
  11. Pradeep Kumar, Yahya E. Choonara, Viness Pillay
    Pages 341-359
  12. Amit Kumar Nayak, M. Saquib Hasnain, Dilipkumar Pal
    Pages 361-414

About this book


This book summarizes the recent advances in the science and engineering of polymer-gel-based materials in different fields. It also discusses the extensive research developments for the next generation of smart materials. It takes an in-depth look at the current perspectives and market opportunities while pointing to new possibilities and applications. The book addresses important topics such as stimuli responsive polymeric nanoparticles for cancer therapy; polymer gel containing metallic materials; chemotherapeutic applications in oncology; conducting polymer-based gels and their applications in biological sensors; imprinted polymeric gels for pharmaceutical and biomedical purposes; applications of biopolymeric gels in the agricultural sector; application of polymer gels and their nanocomposites in electrochemistry; smart polyelectrolyte gels as a platform for biomedical applications; agro-based polymer gels and their application in purification of industrial water wastes; polymer gel composites for bio-applications. It will be of interest to researchers working in both industry and academia.


Polymer Gels Crosslinking in Polymer Gels Injectable Polymer Gels Surface/Interface Characteristics in Gels Mechanical Strength of Polymer Gels Toughness of Polymer Gels Biomedical Applications of Polymer Gels Controlled Drug-Delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
    • 1
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
    • 2
  • Stefan Ioan Voicu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty in Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre, School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingCranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Division of ChemistryGovernment Degree College Bhoranj, Himachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, and Advance Polymer Materials Group, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials SciencePolitehnica University of BucharestBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6079-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6080-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0061
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-007X
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