Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mahbuba Rahman, Mohammad Rubayet Hasan
    Pages 1-43
  3. Heather Goldsborough, Victoria V. Volkis
    Pages 45-71
  4. Iliyas Khan, Avinash Gothwal, Gaurav Mishra, Umesh Gupta
    Pages 73-101
  5. Emily T. Baldwin, Laura A. Wells
    Pages 103-126
  6. Muhammad Ajaz Hussain, Gulzar Muhammad, Muhammad Tahir Haseeb, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir
    Pages 127-148
  7. Sara Alibeik, Kyla N. Sask
    Pages 149-189
  8. Matthew Parrott, Stuart Dunn
    Pages 191-237
  9. Michael J. Majcher, Todd Hoare
    Pages 239-278
  10. Michael J. Majcher, Todd Hoare
    Pages 279-305
  11. Srinivas Abbina, Nima Khadem Mohtaram, Jayachandran N. Kizhakkedathu
    Pages 307-346
  12. Fiona Serack, Nathaniel Holwell, Brian G. Amsden
    Pages 347-376
  13. Abdul Waheed, Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder, Amir Al-Ahmed, Partha Roy, Nisar Ullah
    Pages 377-427
  14. Michael J. Majcher, Todd Hoare
    Pages 429-452
  15. Michael J. Majcher, Todd Hoare
    Pages 453-490
  16. Raghavendra S. Hebbar, Arun M. Isloor, Abdul Wahab Mohammad
    Pages 509-556
  17. Muhammad Ajaz Hussain, Muhammad Tahir Haseeb, Gulzar Muhammad, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir
    Pages 557-577

About this book


This reference work offers a comprehensive overview of the synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of functional biopolymers. Chapters from expert contributors cover topics such as synthetic biopolymers, blood-compatible polymers, ophthalmic polymers and stimuli responsive polymers. An up-to-date review of cell encapsulation strategies and cell surface and tissue engineering is also included in this work, and readers will discover more about hydrogels and polymers from renewable resources.

Edited by an international team of experts in the field, this reference work will appeal to researchers, scientists, and practitioners working in this field, or entering this vibrant research area.


Biological Polymers Biomaterials Functional Polymers Stimuli Responsive Polymers and Membranes Hydrogels Cell Encapsulation Polymer Characterization Smart Polymers Tissue Engineering Bioplastics Biobased functional materials biopolymer-based composites

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Abu Jafar Mazumder
    • 1
  • Heather Sheardown
    • 2
  • Amir Al-Ahmed
    • 3
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Center of Research Excellence in Renewable EnergyKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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