Polymer Gels

Synthesis and Characterization

  • 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. Vicente de Oliveira Sousa Neto, Raimundo Nonato Pereira Teixeira, Gilberto Dantas Saraiva, Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento
    Pages 29-51
  3. Roberto Gazzeri, Marcelo Galarza, Marika Morabito, Alex Alfieri
    Pages 53-96
  4. Nabil A. Ibrahim, Ahmed A. Nada, Basma M. Eid
    Pages 97-126
  5. Konstantinos E. Papathanasiou, Maria Vassaki, Argyro Spinthaki, Argyri Moschona, Konstantinos D. Demadis
    Pages 127-140
  6. Surbhi Dubey, Rajeev Sharma, Nishi Mody, S. P. Vyas
    Pages 141-184
  7. Rafael A. Baraúna, Diego A. Graças, Joriane T. C. Alves, Ana Lídia Q. Cavalcante, Artur Silva
    Pages 185-195
  8. María-Dolores Veiga, Roberto Ruiz-Caro, Araceli Martín-Illana, Fernando Notario-Pérez, Raúl Cazorla-Luna
    Pages 197-246
  9. Waham Ashaier Laftah
    Pages 355-377
  10. Silvia Curteanu, Elena-Niculina Dragoi
    Pages 379-405

About this book


This book addresses a range of synthesis and characterization techniques that are critical for tailoring and broadening the various aspects of polymer gels, as well as the numerous advantages that polymer gel-based materials offer. It presents a comprehensive collection of chapters on the recent advances and developments in the science and fundamentals of both synthetic and natural polymer-based gels. Topics covered include: synthesis and structure of physically/chemically cross-linked polymer-gels/polymeric nanogels; gel formation through non-covalent cross-linking; molecular design and characterization; polysaccharide-based polymer gels: synthesis, characterization, and properties; modified polysaccharide gels: silica-based polymeric gels as platforms for the delivery of pharmaceuticals; gel-based approaches in genomic and proteomic sciences; emulgels in drug delivery; and organogels. The book provides a cutting-edge resource for researchers and scientists working in various fields involving polymers, biomaterials, bio-nanotechnology and functional materials.


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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 UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Division of ChemistryGovernment Degree College Bhoranj, Himachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaIndia

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