Polysaccharide Building Blocks: A Sustainable Approach to the Development of Renewable Biomaterials

Polysaccharide Building Blocks: A Sustainable Approach to the Development of Renewable Biomaterials

Editor(s): Youssef Habibi, Lucian A. Lucia

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012 04:57AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470874196

Online ISBN: 9781118229484

DOI: 10.1002/9781118229484

About this Book

This book is an archival reference for the evolving field of biomaterials and their applications in society, focusing on their composition, properties, characterization, chemistry and applications in bioenergy, chemicals, and novel materials and biomaterials.  It has broad appeal due to the recent heightened awareness around bioenergy and biomass as potential replacements for petroleum feedstocks.  The book is divided into three parts: cellulose-based biomaterials, chitin and chitosan biomaterials, and hemicelluloses and other polysaccharides.  Each chapter addresses a separate biomaterial, discussing its chemical, physical, and biological attributes, and hones in on each compound's intrinsic tunability for numerous chemical transformations.  In the current quest for a "green" economy and resources, this book will help inspire scientists towards novel sources for chemicals, materials, and energy in the years to come.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      Cellulosic Aerogels (pages 51–103)

      Falk Liebner, Emmerich Haimer, Antje Potthast and Thomas Rosenau

    3. Chapter 14

      Micro- and Nanoparticles from Hemicelluloses (pages 367–386)

      Emmerich Haimer, Falk Liebner, Antje Potthast and Thomas Rosenau

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