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Polymer Capsules

edited by Ye Liu and Xian Jun Loh

This time-honored monograph offers a still powerful, if traditional, literary vehicle for dishing up new knowledge in scientific and engineering fields, providing a state-of-the-art overview to guide eyewitness aficionados of R&D. These Singapore-based editors achieve just that as they introduce the theory and practice of polymer capsules. Indispensable especially in pharmaceutical and food industries to ensure delivery and guarantee efficacy, encapsulation is the essence of environmental sustainability and biodiversity, protecting essential molecules from harmful, unwanted, and untimely effects by providing product and process control. To the point, Chapters 1 and 2 describe redox and functionalized polymer carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Chapter 3 explores formulation, while Chapters 4 through 7 are about complexation, to control phase compatibility and protect drugs in local environments. Chapters 8 and 9 explore the roles polymer capsules play with respect to functional ingredients for food processing and essential oils. Chapter 10 explains biomedical applications of encapsulated living cells and Chapter 11 discusses bacteriophagic polymer capsules. Kudos to all contributing authors for an interesting and important work, which includes references current through 2016 and a useful index. The global reach of the accomplishments reported here will be evident to professional readers. The book is highly recommended for undergraduates and students in two-year technical programs.

Prof. Emer. L. W. Fine, CHOICE
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774604
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: May 2019
  • Pages: 402