Smart biopolymers and their applications

Abu, Tariq and Showkat, Ahmad Bhawani and Khalid M., Alotaibic and Abdul, Moheman (2021) Smart biopolymers and their applications. In: Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications. A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, 1 (1). Woodhead Publishing, pp. 145-167. ISBN 978-0-12-819961-9

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Abstract

Polymers have a sacred space in science. It is a well-known fact that due to some unique and specific properties polymers are used in a wide range of applications. Among them smart biopolymers have gained attention of researchers worldwide due to their unique properties such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, inexpensiveness, and renewability. Furthermore, these smart biopolymers show a characteristic property of responsiveness to stimuli such as temperature, pH, magnetic and electrical field, chemical, mechanical stress, and light. Consequently, succeeding chapter will briefly shed light about such smart biopolymers, their classification, and applications. Special attention is laid on the potential applicability of such smart biopolymers in the field of drug delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, bioseparation, biotechnology, other medicinal fields, etc. The versatility and unique potential of these smart polymers make them one of the important parts of science, specifically medicine and drug delivery.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart biopolymerDrug deliveryBiodegradabilityBiocompatibilityTissue engineering, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Bhawani
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2021 06:49
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2021 06:49
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/35546

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