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Editors: Wing-Fu Lai (Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)
Book Description:
Since the turn of the last century, significant advances have been documented in the literature on the design and engineering of microgels. Specialized reviews, each covering only a specific aspect of microgel development, are available; however, works that provide a comprehensive overview of the recent status of microgel research can hardly been found. The latter is important to the field as it can offer a broad view of the current situation and the possibilities for future microgel research. The objective of this book is to fill this gap by presenting a snapshot of the latest advances in the synthesis, characterization and applications of microgels. This book consists of three sections. The first section aims at providing an overview of the latest status of microgel research. Concepts in the current understandings of microgel fabrication and characterization will be discussed. The second section is devoted to exploiting microgel properties and engineering techniques. The development of a diversity of gel systems, ranging from stimuli-responsive microgels and noncovalent crosslinking microgels to phenol formaldehyde-based aerogels, will be reviewed. The potential use of electrospray technologies to manipulate the microstructure of microgels will also be exploited. The last section intends to highlight the application potential of microgels, with a special focus on wastewater treatment, drug delivery, tissue engineering, gene delivery, bioimaging, and antifouling. It is hoped that this book will not only lay a foundation of knowledge and terminology to those interested in a future research career in the subject, but can also serve as a reference guide to researchers working in the field in terms of the concepts and techniques relating to microgel development. (Nova)

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Table of Contents:

About the Editor

Section I: An Overview of Microgel Research (pp. 1-2)

Chapter 1. Microgels: What Are They? (pp. 3-18)
(Hemant K. S. Yadav, Ghattas Saad Abu Dawoud and Rayisa Beevi)

Chapter 2. Types and Properties of Microgels: An Overview (pp. 19-32)
(Guoan Wang, Guoxing Deng and Wing-Fu Lai)

Chapter 3. Technologies for Polymer Characterization and Microgel Development (pp. 33-46)
(Xiaoxin Cai, Liyin Liang, and Wing-Fu Lai)

Chapter 4. Applications of Microgels: An Overview (pp. 47-60)
(Hemant K. S. Yadav, Ghattas Saad Abu Dawoud and Rayisa Beevi)

Section II: Properties and Engineering of Microgels (pp. 61-62)

Chapter 5. Stimuli-Responsive Microgels: Recent Advances and Future Prospects (pp. 63-96)
(Manu Sharma, Ankita Gautam, Namita Gupta and Ranju Soni)

Chapter 6. Noncovalent Cross-linking Microgels and Manipulation of Microgel Properties (pp. 97-122)
(Tingting Zheng, Yu Shi, Huanhuan Feng, Yuhuan Liu, Jiao Peng, Haitao Xiao, Ran Zhang, Xing Ma, Hanqing Liu, Bingxuan Xu, Haiqin Xie, Guanghui Cui, Zhenghua Gong, Azhen Hu, Ziqian Zhou, Xiaohe Bai, Li Liu and Yun Chen)

Chapter 7. Phenol Formaldehyde-Based Aerogels (pp. 123-160)
(P. K. Sandhya, M. S. Sreekala and Sabu Thomas)

Chapter 8. Fabrication of Microgel Particles with a Microfluidic Approach (pp. 161-170)
(Chang Nong Lim and Jit Kai Chin)

Chapter 9. Engineering the Microstructure of Microgels Using Electrospray (pp. 171-190)
(Xuanqin Peng and Wing-Fu Lai)

Section III: Practical Applications of Microgels (pp. 191-192)

Chapter 10. Hydrogels and Metallo-Hydrogels: Characterization, and Their Environmental and Pharmaceutical Applications (pp. 193-228)
(Viviana Campo Dall’Orto, Yamila Garro-Linck, Ayelén Florencia Crespi, Guillermo Copello, Juan Manuel Lázaro-Martínez)

Chapter 11. Emerging Applications of Stimuli-Responsive Microgels in the Water Treatment Process (pp. 229-256)
(Yusak Hartanto, Bo Jin, Xiaolin Cui and Sheng Dai)

Chapter 12. Chemical Synthesis and Biomedical Applications of Micro/nanogels (pp. 257-278)
(Ran Zhang, Tingting Zheng, Xifeng Lu, Huiliang Wang, Junwei Wu, Hongjun Ji, Jiaheng Zhang, Weiwei Zhao, Mingyu Li, Xing Ma and Huanhuan Feng)

Chapter 13. Application-Driven Microgel Engineering for Drug Delivery (pp. 279-304)
(Chengshen Hu and Changshun Ruan)

Index (pp. 305)

Total Pages: 313

      Materials Science and Technologies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - June
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-522-0
   Status: AV
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