Polymer Gels

Science and Fundamentals

  • 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. Piotr Kuśtrowski, Piotr Natkański, Anna Rokicińska, Ewa Witek
    Pages 1-62
  3. Gustavo Pagotto Borin, Ricardo Rodrigues de Melo, Elaine Crespim, Helia Harumi Sato, Fabiano Jares Contesini
    Pages 63-86
  4. Weiqing Kong, Qingqing Dai, Cundian Gao, Junli Ren, Chuanfu Liu, Runcang Sun
    Pages 87-127
  5. Ibrahim M. El-Sherbiny, Islam A. Khalil, Isra H. Ali
    Pages 129-146
  6. Tamás Fekete, Judit Borsa
    Pages 147-229
  7. Catalina Natalia Cheaburu-Yilmaz, Sakine Tuncay Tanriverdi, Ozgen Ozer, Cornelia Vasile
    Pages 231-278
  8. G. Rimondino, C. Biglione, M. Martinelli, C. Alvarez Igarzábal, M. Strumia
    Pages 279-307
  9. Deena Titus, E. James Jebaseelan Samuel, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
    Pages 309-341
  10. Rachna Prasad, Veena Koul
    Pages 343-375
  11. Abbas Dadkhah Tehrani, Mohsen Adeli, Sh. Sattari, Kh. Soleimani
    Pages 377-412
  12. Masayuki Tokita
    Pages 413-443
  13. Ida Idayu Muhamad, Eraricar Salleh, Shahrulzaman Shaharuddin, Norhayatie Pa’e, Suguna Selvakumaran, Mohd. Harfiz Salehudin
    Pages 445-492

About this book


This book exclusively focuses on the science and fundamentals 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 core science and fundamentals of both synthetic and natural polymer-based gels, and pays particular attention to applications in the various research fields of biomedicine and engineering. Key topics addressed include: polysaccharide-based gels and their fundamentals; stimuli-responsive polymer gels; polymer gels applied to enzyme and cell immobilization; chitosan-based gels for cancer therapy; natural polymeric and gelling agents; radiation dosimetry; polymeric gels as vehicles for enhanced drug delivery across the skin; transport in and through gel; and polymer gel nanocomposites and functional gels. The book’s extensive and highly topical coverage will appeal to researchers working in a broad range of fields in industry and academia alike.


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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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